Hope your appetite is ready for this month’s All You Can Tokyo. We’re looking at Japan’s number one dish this month. Sushi is highly available nationwide due to the freshness and availability of fish and other sea creatures. It ranges from inexpensive (but still delicious) to exorbitant, the likes of which only Jiro dreams of.
All-you-can-eat sushi lands somewhere in-between, but who cares when there’s unlimited sushi on the line!
Get those chopsticks ready, here’s three all-you-can-eat sushi places around Tokyo.
Kagurazaka Sushi Academy
Kagurazaka already has a lot to offer food wise, including regular sushi restaurants. However the Academy is purely all-you-can-eat. As the name suggests, the sushi chefs are students, but that doesn’t mean the sushi isn’t quality. The fish is all purchased fresh from the Tsukiji Fish Market.
The Academy has 50 types of sushi, some of which differs depending on the season. The pricing is relatively affordable, around 3000 yen (though it is slightly different depending on gender) and there is a time limit of 90 minutes. There are also alcoholic drinks, not included in the all you can price, and desserts, which are included.
Fortunately, if you need something to pad out all that seafood and rice, there are also appetizers such as edamame and potato salad. You can make reservations online on their website.
Hina Sushi Ginza
Speaking of Tsukiji…it’s the world famous fish market located in the Ginza district. As such, the immediate area is rife with sushi places. Browsing Tsukiji with all its wonderful fishy smells and sights might give you a hankering, but when you’re in the mood to stuff as much sushi into your mouth as possible, it’s worth the short trek to Hina.
Hina has about 60 different kinds of sushi to offer. Their time limit is 120 minutes. Last order is 30 minutes before the end of your time, and there is a limit to how much you can order at one time. You must also finish everything you ordered before ordering again.
Naturally, because of its proximity to aforementioned fish market the place is often hustling and bustling, filled to the brim with customers. However, with over 100 seats you shouldn’t have trouble getting one, especially if you go in during their off hours.
Located in the heart of Shinjuku, Kizuna is a great option if you you’re craving late-night sushi since they are open 24 hours. They have a regular menu and an all-you-can-eat menu. All-you-can-eat is only available in the afternoon till 10:00 PM. Whether you opt for the buffet, or not, there are over 100 different sushi to choose from. While not all 100 are available for the buffet, Kizuna prides itself on their quality.
The counter is in plain sight, allowing patrons to view the sushi chefs work their craft. Don’t worry about communicating with the staff; they should speak English, but if not there are touchscreen pads at the table that have English language options.
Keep in mind, you will be charged if you don’t finish everything you order. Kizuna has a time limit of 120 minutes, however your last order must be placed 30 minutes before checking out.
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