Roppongi is ever changing and never cease to amaze people. It is a well-known entertainment and nightlife district and caters to a wide range of people. You won’t miss out on the latest fashion trends and of course, delicious food. Sushi is one of the luxury foods in Japan, and some people go out of their way to Roppongi just to visit the popular sushi restaurants in the area.
You can even say that Roppongi’s luxury is one of its strong points. Although the prices here are a bit high compared to other places in Tokyo, the quality, especially on the sushi they serve, can be considered first rate. Indulge yourself in your sushi cravings and visit these highly recommended sushi restaurants in Roppongi.
Here are some of the best sushi restaurants that you’ll find in Roppongi.
1. Sushi Tsu (江戸前鮓 すし通)
If you’re strolling around Roppongi, you might bump into a hidden gem called Sushi Tsu. This sushi restaurant is one of the best places to enjoy delicious sushi in the city. The interior is clean and transmits a comfortable atmosphere. Good place, good sushi, what more can you ask for?
Address: 3-1-15 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo
2. Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills (すきやばし 次郎 六本木ヒルズ店)
Some people say that if you just want to eat sushi without any fuss just go to Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills. This is a branch that is run by the son of Jiro-san, who became famous from the film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. The way they serve the sushi is quite fast, and at times the meal would be finished without you even knowing it. The quality of the sushi is great. There are times when the atmosphere can be serious, but if you just want to eat sushi and nothing else, this place might suit you well.
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
3. Sushi Nakamura (鮨 なかむら)
Found on the opposite side of Roppongi Hills is Sushi Nakamura. This sushi restaurant excludes a serene and clean ambiance that is quite hard to resist. Just one look and you know that you’re going to have an enjoyable dining experience. The chefs are skillful, and you can see their passion in creating a sushi that would satisfy their guests. Truly a great place to enjoy sushi at its finest.
Address: 7-17-16 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
4.Sushi Murase (鮓 村瀬)
Sushi Murase is an ideal place if you are looking for great tasting sushi. Take your time and calmly watch the chefs as they prepare the sushi for you. The anticipation to eat delicious sushi is very normal, especially when it’s hand made. Great sushi for a reasonable price is always a good thing.
Address: 1-2-3 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo
5. Taira (鯛良 六本木店)
Taira can be a bit hard to find, but once you found it, you are going to love it. The interior design of the restaurant is quite good, and the chef is quite intimate with his guests. Even though he can only speak a bit of English, his skill in creating sushi is the real deal. A great experience for those who love to eat sushi.
Address: 6-2-35 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
Website: http://sushitaira.jp (Japanese Only)
6. Uoshin Nogizaka (魚真 乃木坂店)
Uoshin Nogizaka is all about seafood cuisine. They serve not only sushi but other seafood delicacies like crabs and oysters (seasonal). There’s no question that the atmosphere was great and the food they serve is just as great. An amazing place to bring a group of friends to share a delicious dining experience.
Address: 9-6-32 Akasaka Minato Tokyo
Website: http://www.uoshins.com (Japanese Only)
7. Sushi Saito (鮨 さいとう)
Sushi Saito is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Tokyo. Because of its popularity, it can be very hard to get a reservation. If you are lucky enough to get one, you can rest assured that you will certainly have a great time. You will be amazed on how sushi can taste so great when prepared by a first class chef. This is also the reason why Sushi Saito is a Michelin three-starred sushi restaurant. If you want to experience this kind of taste, be sure to put some effort in making that reservation!
Address: 1-4-5 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
8. Abe Sushi (阿部寿司 六本木店)
Found in a small alley in Roppongi is Abe Sushi. This hidden gem is where you’ll find delicious sushi at a very affordable price. They also serve sake which is a plus for those who want to have sake while they eat their sushi. The freshness of their sushi can be tasted with each bite. A good place to enjoy quality sushi for a reasonable price.
Address: 3-16-26 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
Website: http://www.geocities.jp/hiroosushidokoroabe/roppongiten.html (Japanese Only)
9. Magurodake Buono Shirakawa (まぐろだけボーノ 白川)
As the name suggests, Magurodake Buono Shirakawa specializes in tuna sushi and other dishes using tuna. This sushi restaurant is a bit hard to find because there are no signboards which will help you find it. If you happen to know some locals or speak a bit of Japanese, you may be able to find it much faster. Their tuna sushi is highly recommended because it is their specialty. For tuna lovers, this is the place to be.
Address: 2-3-3 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
10. Kokitsune (呼きつね)
Kokitsune like most hidden gems is hard to find. They have a unique way of making their Inari sushi that is hard to resist. Their walnut, sesame and some seasonal flavors of sushi are often taken as souvenirs by tourists who happen to pass by Kokitsune. They are also popular presents to give people, especially if you’re visiting someone’s house. If you want to bring a few back home, be sure to make some reservations first!
Address: 7-12-12 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo
All information in this article is as of August 2017
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