Sashimi Tokyo Travel Guide / November 26, 2016
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Sashimi, in its very essence, seems like a simple dish to prepare. It is, after all, a mere slice of raw seafood or meat. However, there is much complexity involved in its preparation.
The perfect sashimi starts with the freshest ingredient and followed closely by the delicate manner it is sliced. Simple as it sounds, only the highly trained sashimi chefs – or itamae – can serve the most excellent sashimi.
A good piece of sashimi can be eaten on its own but you can choose to smear it with a bit of wasabi and dip it in soy sauce. To enjoy the freshness of your sashimi, inhale its aroma before you take it all in.
Here are the best places to have sashimi in Tokyo.
- ISARI JUHACHIBAN | Shibuya
For the perfect pairing of Japanese beer and sashimi
What to order: Osashimi Teishoku, Maguro Don, Zeitaku Gozen
Price range: 500 to 1,000 Yen ($4.57 to $9.14)
When: 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 0:00 Weekdays; 17:00 – 24:00 Weekends
Where: 2F 2-6-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
- TAKAMARU SENGYOTEN | Shinjuku
For possibly the thickest slices of sashimi you’ll ever have
What to order: Otoro, Uni, Salmon Roe
Price range: 3,000 to 4,000 Yen ($27.43 to $36.57)
When: 12:00 – 13:30; 16:00 – 23:30 Daily
Where: 7-15-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
- UOSHO GINPEI | Ginza
For stunningly beautiful sashimi preparations
What to order: Sea Bream Rice, Tempura, Salmon
Price range: 10,000 to 14,000 Yen ($91.14 to $128)
When: 11:30 – 14:00; 17:00 – 23:00 Daily except Sundays
Where: 5F 7-6-10 Ginza Chuo, Tokyo