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Without a doubt, Japan’s most famous culinary export is sushi, with eateries serving sushi in almost every corner of the globe. For most visitors to Japan, they are keen to sample this iconic food in its homeland and discover the diverse array of sushi that is available.
All-you-can-eat sushi restaurants are the perfect opportunity to try a variety of sushi (and go away with an incredibly full belly)! Most have a designated time period in which you can dine and separate prices for men and women (men cost more). In most cases, you select the sushi you would like from a menu and it is made fresh to order, while in others it is served as a buffet with a range of other Japanese dishes. While some of these establishments offer a slightly inferior quality of sushi that is served in a la carte sushi restaurants, here are a few all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in Tokyo that don’t compromise quality for quantity.
Tsukiji Tama Sushi, Ginza and Odaiba
With more than 30 different kinds of Edo-style sushi to select from, award-winning Tsukiji Tama Sushi is one of the best places to indulge in all-you-can-eat. All sushi is made on request using produce bought fresh daily from the Tsukiji Fish Market and features ingredients such as abalone, anago eel, and salmon roe. Their sushi chefs are highly skilled and on a show, so you can watch them work their magic behind the counter while you dine! There’s a generous time limit of 120 minutes, so you can really enjoy each and every bite, and there are branches in both Ginza and Odaiba.
Price: 7,560 JPY for two women, 9,720 JPY for two men, or 8,640 JPY for one man and one woman
Kizuna Sushi, Shinjuku
Just a short walk from Shinjuku Station is the popular sushi house of Kizuna Sushi, which is one of the country’s most well-known all-you-can-eat establishments and renowned for its high-quality ingredients. Their menu items are detailed in English (so you know what you’ll be eating) and there’s a huge range of other items to offer besides sushi, making it ideal if you’re dining with children who have fussier tastes. There’s a time limit of 120 minutes, which is more than enough for a leisurely lunch or dinner.
Price: 3,980 JPY for men and 3,480 JPY for women
Kagurazaka Sushi Academy, Kagurazaka
With students of the Tokyo Sushi Academy in the kitchen under the direction of top chefs, you know you’re going to be eating quality sushi when you come to Kagurazaka. They offer a leisurely time limit of 90 minutes, which is enough to sample a little of everything and let your stomach digest. Although their menu is not available in English, most of their staff can speak the language and explain the dishes to you.
Price: 3,218 JPY
Sushi No Midori, Umegaoka
While there are Sushi No Midori restaurants all over Tokyo, it’s only the branch at Umegaoka Station along the Odakyu line that does an all-you-can-eat plan and it’s only on Mondays! They dish up really high-quality and tasty sushi featuring fatty tuna, octopus and flounder fin, with more than 100 different dishes available on the menu. The downside is that the queues here can be huge and after taking a ticket you may have to wait an hour (or three) before being seated!
Price: 3,888 JPY for men and 3,240 JPY for women
Ginza Maguroya, Tsukji-ichiba
Just a short walk from Tsukiji-ichiba Station there is this small restaurant which offers an all-you-can-eat sushi menu on weekends and national holidays only. It’s reasonably priced and they allow 90 minutes for you to indulge, although long queues out the door are common and they don’t take bookings. But it’s worth the wait as they serve highly revered otoro sushi made from tuna belly.
Price: 3,500 JPY