Where can I eat a good sushi, in a not touristique and not so expensive restaurant (less than 15.000 yen, in tsukuji area?

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Shin Kinoshita Shin Kinoshita, Living in Japan

Answered 8 months ago

Although you'll need to walk about 15mins from Tsukiji, (or take Oedo Line subway for 1 station and walk), "Hashida" in Kachidoki is my strong recommendation.
This place preserves old, traditional atmosphere, with excellent quality of sushi like no other. 
Dinner is expensive (from ¥30,000~), but lunch is very reasonable. The course with about 10 sushi is only ¥3,500.
You will taste the best sushi ever. Here is the picture I took when I had their lunch course. 



Unfortunately, Hashida is temporally closed due to reconstruction, and re-opening date is unscheduled. I hope this place is available when you visit Japan. 
Leia Obara

Commented 8 months ago

Thank you very much Shin! It looks so delicious these sushis! Is it a see urchin on the top of the nori?

Shin Kinoshita

Commented 8 months ago

Yes! That is sea urchin :) It was so fresh! Melted on my mouth. Thinking about sushi from Hashida makes my mouth watering...

Leia Obara

Commented 8 months ago

Oh my god! I can't wait to taste it! I love see urchin and in France it is so expensive to buy only some see urchins, I've never eaten it in so big quantities! Tokyo J’arrive !!

Leia Obara Leia Obara, Never been to Japan

Answered 8 months ago

Hi Sosuke, 
I'm staying in Tokyo only for three days and unfortunately because I don't want loose so much time staying in the queue, I have to give up about the  Sushi Dai and Daiwa. Also run away from these  touristiques spots. I would love to go to a normal, good Japanese restaurants. It doesn't have to be the one star Michelin like Sushi Jiro, Yoshitake, Mizutani, (although of course I would love), but a good one where I can be happy with the quality  of the fish and the rice:)
Thank you to give me all this nice addresses, I'm flying on the 12 June  to Tokyo,  I'm staying In Ginza near Shimbashi train station. Which restaurant should I take for reservation, the Kurami or Shintomi?
Kind regards
Leia
Sosuke Kimura

Commented 8 months ago

I am never went both restaurants, Shintomi looks formal. It is normal if the Japanese wish to places like go "Kurami" looks good better of.

Leia Obara

Commented 8 months ago

Hi Sosuke, I'm staying in Tokyo only for three days and unfortunately because I don't want loose so much time staying in the queue, I have to give up about the Sushi Dai and Daiwa. Also run away from these touristiques spots. I would love to go to a normal, good Japanese restaurants. It doesn't have to be the one star Michelin like Sushi Jiro, Yoshitake, Mizutani, (although of course I would love), but a good one where I can be happy with the quality of the fish and the rice:) Thank you to give me all this nice addresses, I'm flying on the 12 June to Tokyo, I'm staying In Ginza near Shimbashi train station. Which restaurant should I take for reservation, the Kurami or Shintomi? Kind regards Leia

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Answered 8 months ago

I am not so familiar to Tsukiji but here are what I know; 

Located in Tsukiji, the sushi place famous for a cheap but good is "Sushi Dai".
However, this place is so popular that you better be prepared to line up few hours.
This restaurant opens from 5:00 in the morning to 2:00PM but I have heard that there are some people start waiting from 1 A.M. 

Another popular place in Tsukiji is "Daiwa Sushi". 
I think you will have to wait for a while but not as bad as "Sushi Dai".

Those places are famous so you might know already.
My impression to Tsukiji is a touristic spot. 
It may be better to move a little away from Tsukiji to find what you are looking for.

Ginza is just 15-minutes walk away from Tsukiji, so going to Ginza may be a good idea.
Shintomi Zushi
This is the famous sushi restaurant in Ginza. The place is a bit expensive.

You have to go to the opposite direction to Ginza but there is a place called "Kurami" in Kachidoki.
I am not sure if you are able to enter the restaurant without a reservation, but this place is popular to Japanese. 

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