Tsukiji Sushi Sen sits comfortably somewhere between Tsukiji’s street stalls and Tokyo’s sleeker, fanicer sushi haunts. Seats wind around the L-shaped counter, giving the restaurant an izakaya vibe, while the mirrored wall makes the place feel permanently packed.
Sushi is served on bamboo stands called geta and you are presented with the usual choices of sushi sets (¥1,880-4,980), kaisendon (¥2,000 to ¥2,500) and omakase (chef’s choice). If you're ordering from the menu, we recommend the aburi-engawa (¥198), the grilled fatty trim of a flatfish, which is melt-in-your-mouth soft. Or go for one of the house specials: squid with yuzu seasoning (¥198) and octopus with shiso and ume plum seasoning (¥198).
If you’re not in the mood to splash out, there’s plenty of options in the ¥148-¥398 range, including vegetarian sushi featuring everything from eggplant and daikon sprouts to egg, yuba (tofu skin) and more. The shiso umeboshi cucumber temaki is a must (¥148).
The drinks menu here is comprehensive, with craft beer from Kyoto, Japanese wines and 150 varieties of sake and shochu on offer. Grab a glass, order a few rolls, relax and settle in.