Ikebukuro has slowly developed itself to become one of the bustling entertainment, dining and shopping districts in Tokyo. At its heart, you’ll find a lively train and subway station that is only second to Shinjuku Station (second busiest railway station in Tokyo).
For those who love to eat, you’ll find countless restaurants and cafes that will suit your taste. Of course, if you prefer sushi then you might as well visit the 10 best sushi restaurants in Ikebukuro for appetizing sushi.
1. Sushi Momiji (すし処 椛)
Sushi Momiji is just 5-minutes away from the West Exit of the JR Ikebukuro Station. A good sushi restaurant with nice atmosphere. You can choose to sit on the counter or dine in a private room. The restaurant doesn’t allow smoking in the tatami room, so if you’re a non-smoker, then it’s definitely good news for you.
Address: 2-42-7 Ikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13156341/ (Japanese Only)
2. Sushi Isshin (鮨 一心)
Sushi Isshin is a unique sushi shop. Why? Because you won’t be able to see the prices. It might be a bit daunting for those who are not well versed when it comes to prices in a sushi restaurant. However, it wouldn’t change the fact that this particular restaurant has many regular customers. Their sushi is of high quality, and you can taste the freshness with every bite. Just make sure that you bring extra money just in case you indulge yourself for a bit.
Address: B1, 2-46-2 Ikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13070634/ (Japanese Only)
3. Kouchan Sushi (幸ちゃん寿司)
Kouchan has been around for over 60 years, and they are known as one of the best places to have sushi and seafood dishes in Ikebukuro. It is one of those places where you can bring a group of people, and all of you are bound to have a great time. Their tuna and prawn dishes are highly recommended so you might want to try that as well.
Address: 2F, 1-23-8 Higashiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13003929/ (Japanese Only)
4. Katsu Ikebukuro (回し寿司 活 西武池袋店)
Katsu is a very popular conveyor sushi restaurant in Ikebukuro. They even say that they are the “Number 1 conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Japan”. Such titles are enough to make you raise your brows and take a seat at their restaurant. Katsu is quite modern because you get to order your sushi through an iPad. Choose among a wide variety of sushi dishes and wait patiently for it to arrive. With this kind of service, their title is well deserved to say the least.
Address: Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store 8F, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: http://katumidori.co.jp (Japanese Only)
5. Tachigui Midori (立喰 美登利 エチカ池袋店)
Tachigui Midori is one of those “stand only” sushi restaurants in Japan. But, this is a place worth standing for. There are a lot of regulars who frequent this sushi joint because of how delicious and cheap their sushi is compared to the other sushi restaurants in the area. The sushi is fresh and the taste is good. It is almost impossible not to fall in love with Tachigui Midori after you experienced their flavor.
Address: Echika Ikebukuro, 3-28-14 Nishiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
6. Toriton Ikebukuro (回転寿し トリトン 池袋東武店)
Toriton is a conveyor sushi restaurant in Ikebukuro that has a charm of its own. You can see their sushi chefs prepare the sushi and send it along the conveyor for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to conveyor sushi restaurants, people usually grab the plate that catches their attention. So make sure to get those sushi that strikes your fancy.
Address: Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro shop 11F, 1-1-25 Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro
7. Kudanshita Sushimasa Shun Hakkai (九段下 寿司政 旬八海)
Kudanshita Sushimasa Shun Hakkai is found is found on the basement floor of the Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store. Feel free to order a beer to moisten your throat or taste their miso soup before you partake on your sushi. Their sushi tastes good, and the pricing fits it well. It’s a good place to visit after you finish your shopping at the Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store.
Address: Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store B1F, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13124444/ (Japanese Only)
8. Tachigui Sakura Sushi (立喰 さくら寿司)
Tachigui Sakura is another “standing style sushi bar” in Ikebukuro. The sushi they have is good and the price is quite affordable. A nice place where you can enjoy sushi if you are in a hurry. Make sure to try a few of their most recommended items before you leave.
Address: B1F, 1-15-9 Nishiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13039505/ (Japanese Only)
9. Sushi Mamire (すしまみれ)
Sushi Mamire is a 2-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Ikebukuro Station. This sushi restaurant is open 24 hours, so it is a good place to visit anytime of the day. Their sushi is quite affordable, and since it’s open for the whole day, you don’t have to wait in line before you get your fill. The only downside of this place is that they accept smoking.
Address: 1-21-13 Nishiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Website: http://www.shop-act.com (Japanese Only)
10. Sushi Horikawa
Sushi Horikawa is found on the basement floor of Hotel Metropolitan in Ikebukuro. Since it is located in a hotel, you can be sure that it will be a little bit pricey. Even so, the atmosphere is quite good, and you get to enjoy great sushi. This is also true for the guests of the hotel since they don’t need to go far to enjoy traditional Japanese sushi.
Address: B1F Hotel Metropolitan, 1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
Data is as of May 2018
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