Asakusa Sushiken

Restaurants, Sushi Asakusa
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When we found this sushi restaurant, our tasting team was initially somewhat surprised to see it stamped with a halal certification: the reaction by one of our own was basically 'Why are we going to a sushi place? I can go there anytime, it's fine!.' However, if you're very strict in your beliefs regarding vinegar use, then this is the place for you. Certified vinegar is used in the sushi rice, while mirin, often used for sushi such as unagi or to flavour the rice, is outlawed. The sushi is good enough flavour-wise, but if you ascribe to the view that '(uncertified) vinegar will kill you before it makes you drunk, therefore it's permissible', then you'll be able to expand your taste sensations (and have tastier rice) by checking out our top sushi restaurant picks.

Note that the opening hours are somewhat flexible – our visit saw the shop stay open until 4pm at lunchtime.


Venue name: Asakusa Sushiken
Address: 1-2F, 2-11-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12noon-2pm, 5pm-12midnight; Sun & hols 11.30am-3pm (last orders 2pm), 5pm-10pm
Transport: Asakusa Station (Asakusa, Ginza, Tsukuba Express lines); Tawaramachi Station (Ginza line)

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