Akasaka has plenty of things to offer when it comes to shopping and entertainment. However, food will always be one of the highlights of this district, and you’ll find countless restaurants and cafes that have their own specialty dishes.
Sushi will always be a part of Japanese culture and is a ‘must-eat’ when you go to Japan for vacation. Akasaka is a good place to start, and you’ll find many restaurants with affordable and delicious sushi if you know where to look.
If you can’t still make up your mind on where to go, feel free to try these 10 sushi places in Akasaka for great sushi.
1. Kioicho Mitani (紀尾井町 三谷)
Kioicho Mitani is a branch sushi-ya by the famous sushi chef Yasuhiko Mitsuya. The flagship store, which was Mitani Yotsuya needed to be reserved a year in advance (sometimes two years) before you are able to get a seat. However, Kioicho Mitani has just recently opened, and people had a higher chance of making a reservation here compared to other places. It is one of the places that sushi aficionados should visit at least once.
Address: Kioi Terrace 3F, 1-2 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2. Akasaka Sushi Matsui (赤坂鮨 まつい)
Akasaka Sushi Matsui is a great place to enjoy delicious sushi at a price that is acceptable. Appetizers are best enjoyed with a cup of sake or a glass of beer. The main course will make you feel that you’ve made the right decision to visit this sushi restaurant. Delicious sushi and good company make the experience more enjoyable.
Address: Tomoeya Bldg. B1F, 2-13-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3. Aoi (鮨葵 赤坂)
Aoi is a 1-minute walk from Exit 7 of Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. The interior design is elegant and very suitable for special events and business meetings. The sushi is good, and you can tell that they put a lot of effort into their food preparation. Overall, a nice place to visit especially if you are with a group of people hungry for sushi.
Address: Berthenpo Akasaka 2F, 5-4-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
4. Sushi Kamiyama (鮨 かみやま)
Sushi Kamiyama is found in a narrow alley in Akasaka. The place is bright and has a unique charm of its own. The atmosphere of the restaurant is good, and you can enjoy your sushi without worry. Prices are very reasonable, and the service is excellent. A nice hidden gem in the back alleys of Akasaka.
Address: Pier Akasaka Bldg. 1F, 3-18-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
5. Matsumoto (鮨 まつもと)
Matsumoto is a sushi restaurant that serves Edo-style sushi courses with appetizers. The chef’s playful original creations gives a lasting impression to his guests which makes the experience more intimate. They also have Japanese sake, shochu, and wine for those who love to drink alcohol with their sushi.
Address: 8th Arai Building 3F, 3-12-18 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
6. Suzu (寿し処 寿々)
Suzu offers great craftsmanship and excellent sushi to those who are able to enter its doors. The master chef will delight you with his craft and his care for the guest to make them feel comfortable. All you need to do is enjoy the show; sushi prepared right in front of your eyes. Another great alternative for those who are looking for a sushi restaurant in Akasaka.
Address: 2-9-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
7. Ishii (鮨 石井)
Ishii is a small restaurant on the basement floor of the Akasaka MT Building. It gets crowded during peak hours, so make sure to be there as early as possible. The sushi here is very affordable, and you can enjoy as much as your budget allows. A nice place to visit if you enjoy eating sushi.
Address: Akasaka MT Building B1, 3-6-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
8. Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Akasaka (梅丘すしの美登利 赤坂店)
Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Akasaka offers a mixed plate of sushi for a very affordable price. This sushi restaurant is located on the second floor of the Akasaka Biz Tower. Make sure to come here early because this place gets very crowded. The long wait for your order to arrive is a thing, but overall a fun experience to have in Akasaka.
Address: Akasaka Biz Tower 2F, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
9. Itamae Sushi Edo (板前寿司 江戸)
Itamae Sushi Edo is bound to give you a lasting impression. The design of the restaurant itself will gain your nod of approval, and you can tell at first glance that it is very appealing to tourists. Sushi is great, and the ingredients are very fresh (freshly scooped up from the fish tank!).
Address: No. R Akasaka Mitsuke 1F, 3-9-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
10. ITAMAE SUSHI (板前寿司 赤坂店)
Itamae Sushi is definitely worth visiting. They have an excellent variety of sushi, and they are all reasonably priced. The taste is delicious, and the ingredients are fresh and high-quality. The atmosphere is good, and the service is impeccable. They also offer tuna-cutting live performances to entertain their guests! Eating sushi here would be an amazing experience if you get the chance to sample what they have to offer.
Address: Pan Japan Bldg., 1F 2F, 3-8-17 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of October 2019
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