3 most expensive sushi restaurants in Tokyo

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 13:05

Sushi once was reasonable food for common people, and somehow it is super expensive

Sushi is one of the most famous symbol of Japan and its culture. I am pretty sure that most of the major cities all over the world have sushi restaurants.

The history of sushi is so old. We can see the kanji character "鮨 (sushi)" on the books written at the end of 10th centuries. Sushi has millennium of its history.
But the sushi at that time was totally different from what we imagine now as sushi. They were called Narezushi (なれずし: ripened fish with rice).
Narezushi
Narezushi
We have to wait until the end of Edo era or beginning of Meiji era to see the sushi what we imagine right now.
Modern sushi requires high level of transportation technology to keep fish sashimi fresh.

At Edo era, Sushi was not as expensive as we think now. At that time, sushi restaurants were mainly stand‐up meal for common people. And price was not that expensive.

However, after Meiji era, some sushi restaurants started to rebrand sushi as expensive meals. And at Showa era, sushi restaurants were pretty expensive restaurants for rich people.

However, after the first conveyor belt sushi restaurant (廻る元禄ずし) was invented on 1958 , sushi once became a cheap meal for normal people.
Currently, there are clearly 2 types of sushi restaurants that are
・Cheap sushi bar or conveyer belt sushi bar for normal people
・Expensive sushi bar for rich people or some special occasion.

In this article, I would like to introduce, 3 most expensive sushi bar in Tokyo!



No.3 すきやばし次郎 : Sukiyabashi Jirō

Sukiyabashi Jiro is located at Ginza like other expensive sushi places that is the most gorgeous city in Tokyo.
Sukiyabashi Jiro offers only one menu, "20 sets of sushi at 30,000 JPY".
If you go to conveyer Sushi place, you eat a lot and around 2,000JPY.

Sukiyabashi Jiro was used for meeting of Japanese prime minister Abe and ex-president of United States, Barack Obama.
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No.2 さわ田 : Sawada

Sawada is a new sushi place compared with other super expensive sushi places. However this place is already well-known prestigious restaurant in Ginza area.
No.1 in Ginza means No.1 in Japan.

You have to make a reservation (which usually you cannot make because Sawada is too popular), and you cannot take photos of Sushi due to the policy of the Itacho's (板長: Master of Japanese restaurant) policy.

If you eat 20 sets of sushi, your payment will be around 30,000-40,000 JPY.
Undoubtedly one of the most famous and expensive sushi place in Japan.
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No.1 銀座 久兵衛 本店 : Ginza Kyubey

Ginza Kyubey is located at Ginza as the name shows.
This place is surely the best and most expensive sushi place in Japan.
If you take your girl friend and you eat until you feel so full, your payment can be around 100,000JPY...

I heard a review about the taste of Kyubey from my friend who visited here.
He said, "I knew this place is expensive, so my brain says it SHOULD BE tasty...
So, I don't know the real taste".

However, this place got reputation from rich people, politicians, and those who knows what the real sushi tastes like.
Therefore, this place SHOULD BE nice.

If you got a lot of money, maybe you can visit once in the whole life.
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