[2018-2019 Edition] 10 Restaurants in Tokyo with All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
There are many sushi restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi! Among them, here are 10 recommended spots that you have to try.
1. Kagurazaka Sushi Academy
This is the most popular all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Because it is run as a training facility for students of the Tokyo Sushi Academy, they can transfer what they save on labor costs to the consumer in the form of lower prices for high-quality sushi. The 90-minute all-you-can-eat sushi course is 3,218 JPY (incl. tax), and you can add unlimited drinks for an additional 1,782 JPY (incl. tax). The fish for the sushi is hand-picked by an expert chef every morning from the fish market. Starting with the popular chutoro (medium fatty tuna), there are over 50 types of sushi available on the all-you-can-eat menu, along with 20 other dishes and even desserts. This is a place you will definitely want to try out! Note, however, that it is so popular that it may be difficult to get a reservation here. Also, there is an extra fee that is charged if you leave any food, so make sure not to order too much.
2. Sushi no Midori Umegaoka Main Branch
This is a chain sushi restaurant with locations all over Tokyo, but the Umegaoka Main Branch is special for offering all-you-can-eat sushi every Monday (except on national holidays). This well-respected spot is recommend for those who want to eat their fill of delicious sushi made with seasonal seafood delivered directly from Toyosu Market (new Tsukiji Fish Market) as well as luxury toppings. You can order from over 100 items, including the popular anago (conger eel), along with high-grade sushi such as otoro (fatty tuna), chutoro, uni (sea urchin), and awabi (abalone), as well as other Japanese dishes. The 90-minute course costs 3,600 JPY (excl. tax) for men and 3,000 JPY (excl. tax) for women, and you can add unlimited drinks to the course for an additional 1,200 JPY (excl. tax). They do not take reservations, and there is usually a 2-3 hour wait before getting seated, but this is still a place well worth trying!
3. Kizuna Sushi Shinjuku Kabukicho Branch
Unbelievably, this sushi restaurant is open 24 hours a day (all-you-can-eat course available from 11:00 am - 9:30 pm)! All in all, there are over 100 items to choose from on the all-you-can-eat menu, including sushi made from high-quality, fresh seafood delivered directly from Tateyama Port, as well as non-sushi dishes like edamame and fried tuna collar. Among the sushi offerings, the uni and chutoro are particularly well-received by customers. With a time limit of two hours and minimum requirement of two guests, this all-you-can-eat course costs 3,980 JPY (excl. tax) for men and 3,480 (excl. tax) for women. Unlimited drinks can be added to the course for 1,500 JPY (excl. tax), and soft drinks are free for groups of only women and children. There are menus written in English, Simplified Chinese, and Korean, so this restaurant is recommend for absolutely anyone who wants to leisurely enjoy high-quality sushi.
4. Kotama Lumine EST Branch
This is a shop where you can enjoy authentic Edo-style sushi in a cozy atmosphere. All seats are counter seats, so you can watch the skills of the sushi chef up-close no matter where you sit. The all-you-can-eat sushi course is for 90 minutes and costs 4,500 JPY (excl. tax) for men, and 3,500 JPY (excl. tax) for women. In addition to a selection of around 100 types of sushi, such as uni and ikura (salmon roe), you also receive 2 pieces of super high-quality sushi such as seared otoro, as well as salad and small dishes. It is in a prime location directly connected to Shinjuku Station, so it's the perfect place to stop by after doing some sightseeing.
5. Sushiya-no Daidokoro Dogenzaka Branch
Here, you can enjoy unlimited soft drinks and alcohol along with your sushi! There are three all-you-can-eat sushi courses to choose from: the Otegaru Course (3,500 JPY (incl. tax)), in which you can choose from 30 varieties such as maguro (tuna); the Tokusen Course (4,980 JPY (incl. tax)), in which you can have ingredients such as hon-maguro (Pacific bluefin tuna); and the Gokujo Course (5,980 JPY (incl. tax)), which adds even more options, such as uni and Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). All of the courses include unlimited soft drinks, and unlimited alcohol can be added for just 500 yen! The all-you-can-eat courses also include items other than sushi, such as ebi-gyoza (shrimp dumplings) and hiyashi ramen (cold ramen), so this place is recommended for those who want to eat more than just sushi.
6. Hina Sushi Nishi Ginza Branch
This is the place to go to get all-you-can-eat sushi in Ginza! The course here is for 2 hours, and costs 3,990 JPY (excl. tax). With it, you can enjoy around 60 types of sushi, including standards like uni, fatty tuna, and ikura, as well as incredibly fresh, seasonal seafood directly delivered from the fish market - all hand-formed by a master chef. They use a smaller than normal amount of vinegared sushi rice, so you can try out a bunch of different types of sushi. There is an English menu available, as well as Chinese-speaking staff, so you can order smoothly. This is a great place to spend a luxurious time heartily enjoying high-quality sushi after a day of shopping in Ginza.
7. Tsukiji Tama Sushi GINZA CORE Branch
This restaurant is famous within Tokyo for offering high-grade all-you-can-eat sushi. Amazingly, there is no time limit for the all-you-can-eat sushi here! There is also a unique pair service, which costs 9,000 JPY for 2 men, 7,000 JPY for two women, or 8,000 JPY for a man and a woman. Additional guests will be charged 4,500 JPY for men and 3,500 JPY for women, so you are not limited to just parties of two (all prices exclude tax). Here, you can choose from more than 30 types of sushi made skillfully by the chef with ingredients directly procured from Toyosu Market. The most popular types are the otoro, awabi, and zuwaigani (snow crab). Sushi with seared toppings are also recommended. This is a restaurant where you can leisurely enjoy spectacular sushi without having to worry about a time limit.
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8. Maguroya Tsukiji Branch
This popular sushi restaurant has been covered in the media multiple times. The all-you-can-eat sushi course, available only on weekends and national holidays, is so popular that people line up outside of the restaurant from the early morning. This shop is most known for its fresh and fatty maguro, which melts away as soon as it hits your tongue. In addition to maguro, there are several other varieties to choose from, such as uni and ikura, during the 90-minute course, which costs 3,500 JPY (incl. tax). Note that they close when they run out of ingredients, so it's better to arrive early!
9. SUSHI DEDESUKE
This restaurant, where even adults will be fully satisfied by the all-you-can-eat sushi course, serves high-quality sushi made by a sushi artisan with over 20 years of experience. The sushi here, made from fresh seafood chosen personally by the master chef, is characterized for its shari (sushi rice) that delicately falls apart in your mouth once you take a bite. There is also plenty of sake (Japanese rice wine) and wine that bring out the flavors of the fish, and it is quite enjoyable to eat sushi while sipping on some alcohol. The all-you-can-eat sushi course has a 2-hour time limit, and costs 4,300 JPY (incl. tax), with the option of adding unlimited drinks for an additional 1,200 JPY (incl. tax). It is especially recommended to food connoisseurs who want to enjoy alcohol along with sushi that is made with the utmost devotion to quality. There are tables as well as private rooms in this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, so it is a great spot for dates as well.
10. Stamina-Taro NEXT Don Quijote Asakusa Branch
This is a chain restaurant with branches located around Japan where you can enjoy an amazing all-you-can-eat course that includes sushi, yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), and desserts. The lunchtime courses are 1,400 JPY (excl. tax) for 60 minutes or 1,600 JPY (excl. tax) for 90 minutes, and the dinner courses are 2,400 JPY (excl. tax) for 90 minutes or 2,600 JPY (excl. tax) for 120 minutes. Any of these courses allows you to eat from a buffet with over 100 items for a reasonable price! There's also a hands-on corner, where you can make cotton candy and crepes yourself, so this restaurant is recommended for those who want to have a fun time!
Please use list this as a reference if you are ever in Tokyo and want to get your fill of sushi! However, note that it is bad manners to leave food behind, so try to only order as much as you can eat.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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