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Japanese, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

We came for late lunch and there was no line. One of the best sushi that we had in Japan. Order a Chef selection and you will be treated to excellent sushi. there was also a lot of locals.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

Though Tripadvisor lists two restaurants with the name of Sushi Dai (one in Toyosu where the relocated fish market is and this one in Tsukiji section four), my review is of a third Sushi Dai located in Tsukiji section 7, near St. Luke's International Hospital....I think this is the best of the three because of the food, the service, the friendly atmosphere and you usually don't have to wait in line like the other two more famous places. I love sushi but don't see a reason to sit outside on the street for thirty minutes when this place exists. They also take reservations and you can have terrific omakase sushi for $30-$50. We've eaten there a dozen times and are always delighted by what we get.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

We made a trip over from Shinjuku to have breakfast at the outer fish market. It was an easy trip on the underground and easy to find. Because there were so many stalls and little sushi bars to try, we asked the helpful tourist information...in the market building to recommend a counter sushi bar to try, as there are so many to choose from and it was a bit overwhelming. We wanted to sit inside at a counter and watch the chef prepare the fish - for me this is one of the joys of eating sushi. They suggested 'Tsukiji Sushisay' which has been there since 1889. They were friendly and welcoming to us and found us seats at the counter. Perhaps it did help that we spoke a little Japanese but I'm sure they would try to help as much as they could. The chefs were passionate about they were doing and were genuinely interested in watching you eat what they had prepared to see if you enjoyed it. They had incredible knife skills (almost couldn't watch one of them peeling and curling a cucumber perfectly in the palm of his hand using a huge knife). Rather than choosing the set selection, we ordered individual nigiri to try some new things. The mackerel was sensational (most delicious I've ever tasted) but every nigiri tasted great and everything was beautifully and carefully prepared, as you would expect at a specialist place like this. It wasn't the cheapest option but we thought the price was a reasonable exchange for the quality and the experience. Not surprisingly, this place was packed mostly with Japanese customers. We mixed this experience with checking out some of the stalls too - so try not to overeat in once place, otherwise you don't get to try other things too. Time it right as things open early in the morning and are already shutting up by 1pm - we were nearly caught out with these timings as expected things to be open until later. Breakfast time/mid morning is best :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Place looks great, clean and authentic but really pricey. They don’t welcome foreigners and really don’t take the time to explain what you’ve ordered unless your a local. Same strip had few other choices

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

At “Tsukij sushisay” in Kyoto we had a typical, excellent sushi/sashimi lunch, sitting in front of our chef. He did not speak more than a few words English; anyhow we understood each other’s perfectly. We choose from a wide selection of seafood, among others abalone...and we enjoyed seeing how fast the chef prepared our dishes, teaching how to eat some of the stranger ones. Not cheap but in accordance with the food (abalone!).More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

A little wait is worth it. We went on 2 different days. There are 2 Restaurants in the same group, one near the other. Apparently many of the Customers are not Tourists. So the environment is quite hectic but familiar. Service impeccable, despite the mess...outside. Tight but cozy. DELICIOUS DISH OF TiRASHI.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

Change comes fast in the big city. The historic Tsukiji fish wholesaler has been torn down, and the historic outer market survives as a district of shops and restaurants. When the new market opened, many restaurants followed, but for now Tsukiji has held onto plenty...of spectacular sushi purveyors. This one is superb! I found myself here by joining a crowd I saw queued up before opening time. A Tokyo resident herself told me she ate there every week and that it was a good choice. That was enough to persuade me. After being seated at the bar with a hospitable welcome, I ordered “Sushi Deluxe,” a series of about a dozen pieces. I also got some a la carte items and sake. The language barrier was profound, but pointing to pictures worked just fine. It was incredibly intimate to see the sushi chef meticulously prepare each piece in front of me at the counter. I’m sure there were aspects of the technique that were lost on me, but I imagine this is as authentic as it gets. Every variety was something to savor. (Well, except for the sea urchin, which I still don’t love, but I had to try that too.) The pace was quick, which may be a cultural difference, and I was sad to see it come to an end. A delicious, special, and unforgettable experience.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

great stroll through the market we stopped with our guide at this sushi bar. Pricey for western standards but delicious.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

This place was busy, we waited to be seated. It is situated in the fish market where most of vendors don't have a seating place, you eat on the go. The food was average, nothing special. It was mostly sushi and sashimi. Price is expensive...for what you getMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2019

Sushisay is a very tiny place but delivers excellent sushi for fair prices. The counter was full so we had to sit at a table, but we were only a few feet from the counter. The sushi chefs were young, loud, and havin lots of...fun with the customers, so it made the whole environment very fun and engaging! My daughter and I both ordered set plates: she ordered sushi and I ordered sashimi. The fish was very fresh and the pieces were large. They had a good selection of sake also. It can be hard to know where to dine when visiting the outer Tsukiji market, what with all the food stalls, standing bars, etc. But I suggest you’ll do well at sushisay!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Excelent shashimi, in the old fish market. Very clean, small no more that than 10 people; all of them at the bar. 3 to 4 sushiman. All very well trained. I loved this place for is excelency in the presentation and the freshness of the...shashimi. I highly recomend this place. Is a trick walking trough the old fish Market where is located.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Thankfully Sushisay, being in the outer market, survived Tsukiji's recent relocation. The market is still a great place to visit as long as you are not intent on getting up at 3am to attend the tuna auction. I arrived shortly before the restaurant's opening time...of 8.30am and was thus able to be in the day's first sitting, though this is definitely a restaurant worth queueing for. It seats 14 at its long counter, and the three chefs are flat out keeping those lucky 14 primed with immaculate sushi, while we watch their meticulous work on supremely fresh ingredients, which they reach over the counter to place in front of you at a steady pace. The few waitstaff are very efficient, and the atmosphere is warmly hospitable. I had the 10 pieces for Y2700, which was a satisfying amount and good value. If I went back again I would get one of the more extensive menus, as sushi this good is hard to overdo. The only better sushi I had in 38 days in Japan was at Iwashigumi in Kanazawa, where I believe the chef has his own fishing fleet, and it was one of the best 3 restaurants I have eaten in ever. Sushisay was still an experience I would be happy to repeat any day, and well worth going out of your way to try.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Was taken to this restaurant by our tour guide. The main restaurant was very busy so went to the sister branch nearby as the queue was shorter. We sat at the counter and watched the chefs preparing the sushi. The salmon was delicious. So fresh...that I won’t want to eat shop bought back in London again. Good value too.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We discovered Tsukiji sushisay honten after visiting tsukiji fish market and we decided to repeat two days later. The first day we ate The chef choice menu: 12 pieces of fresh sushi. The second time we decided that The chef would surprise us and he...did!!15 pieces absolutely delicious. Sushi is accompanied by miso soup.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

All the sea food you find here is so fresh and the variety of different sushi is great. You order and follow by your eyes how it will be done. Always we are happy coming back and enjoy the food and special atmosphere. Very clean...a japan is . Best recommendation!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5