Akihabara is a place that became famous because of the many electronic stores in the area. Over the years, it also became the center where the “otaku culture” was born. You can even think of it as a hub where various cultures meet together and create something new.
With that said, various shops and restaurants have been built around the neighborhood to cater to the ever-increasing demand for good places to shop and dine. As you may already know, sushi in Japan is a thing, and many people (especially the tourists) go out of their way to find the best places to enjoy affordable and delicious sushi.
Feel free to check out these 10 sushi restaurants in Akihabara to enjoy sumptuous sushi!
1. Kiku Sushi
Kiku Sushi is conveniently located near Akihabara Station. Because of that, there are times when you need to fall in line to enter the restaurant. The place is usually crowded so going there a bit early is a must. For those who love to drink green tea, then you can enjoy their “unlimited” green tea to your heart’s content.
Address: 2-1 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1310/A131001/13039243/ (Japanese Only)
2. Kizuna Sushi
Kizuna Sushi is just 3-minutes away from Akihabara Station. Without a doubt, this sushi restaurant is very popular with the locals. Why? Because they have an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet! Feast yourself with 100 kinds of sushi. If that’s not enough, you can also order a la carte dishes like tempura, salad, and tuna karaage. Don’t think and head there if you are craving for delicious sushi!
Address: Okuyama Bldg. 1F, 2F, 1-15-18 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
3. Sushi Ginzo Akihabara
Sushi Ginzo Akihabara is a tourist-friendly sushi restaurant. They have an English menu with pictures, so you know what you are ordering. The prices are reasonable, and the quality is great. Travelers on a budget can order their combo plate that includes 9 nigiri sushi pieces. They also have a good selection of sake which makes Sushi Ginzo a great place to enjoy sushi in Akihabara.
Address: 1-8-6 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
Website: http://www.danke-bros.co.jp/store/ginzo/index.html (Japanese Only)
4. Nadeshiko Sushi
What makes Nadeshiko Sushi unique from other sushi restaurants is that the chefs are all females. I’m sure that some of you may know the popular term “Yamato Nadeshiko”, which means “The ideal Japanese woman”. The restaurant in itself is not that big, but it’s not that small either. The sushi is fresh and delicious and the service is top notch. Make sure to make a reservation in advance, if you’re planning to dine here for lunch or dinner.
Address: 3-12-15 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
5. Tsukiji Sushiko
Tsukiji Sushiko is another great alternative for those who want to eat fresh and delicious sushi and sashimi. Naturally, the ingredients that they use come from Tsukiji Fish Market, so you can be assured of its freshness and quality. The ambiance of the place is good. The bright wood interior design will get your nod of approval, and the sushi will make your visit worth it.
Address: Akiba Tolim 5F, 1-6-5 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
6. Tsukiji Sushisen
Tsukiji Sushisen is open 24 hours a day, so can go there at your own leisure. For most people, this is a blessing because they don’t have to wait in line to enjoy good sushi whenever they want to. The prices here are reasonable, which adds to the popularity of this place to locals and tourists alike.
Address: 2 Chome-22 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://sakanaya-group.com/ (Japanese Only)
Conveyor belt Sushi
Magurobito is one of those conveyor belt sushi restaurants where you have the freedom to control your wallet (if you know what I mean). You can order through an iPad and there is an English menu to make it easier. Surprisingly, the quality of sushi here is higher compared to the other conveyor belt sushi places in the area. If you happen to be a fan of the “train sushi service”, you might want to check this place out and judge it for yourself.
Address: Yodobashi Akiba 8F, 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Website: http://www.magurobito.com (Japanese Only)
8. Ganso Zushi
Ganso Zushi is a good place to go, if you insist on eating cheap sushi. The only downside is that they don’t have too many sushi varieties. With that said, if you happen to see something good on the sushi train, grab it before others do.
Address: 1-15-1 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
Website: http://www.gansozushi.com (Japanese Only)
9. Uzushio Akihabara (うず潮 秋葉原店)
Uzushio in Akihabara is a great place to enjoy delicious and affordable sushi. It is right next to the JR station. Although, it is only a small conveyor restaurant that sits 15 people, the sushi here is worth the wait. Perfect for those who want to grab a bite before heading to the station.
Address: 1-17-6 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1310/A131001/13109947/ (Japanese Only)
10. Uogashi Nihonichi
Uogashi Nihonichi is one of those popular standing bar sushi restaurants in Japan. Some people consider Uogashi Nihonichi as a hidden gem because it is cheap and delicious. The service is fast and the staff is polite. Although the staffs know very little English, the satisfaction of eating something more than your money’s worth is truly commendable.
Address: 1-21 Sakumacho Kanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Data is as of July 2018
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