Best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Japan is the home of sushi and Tokyo is its largest city, so it makes sense that Tokyo is home to the world's best sushi restaurants. When it comes to the consumption of raw fish in Tokyo, you’re spoiled for choice. There are plenty of cheap places where you can get your sushi fix. We’re guessing you’re after the “real” experience—sushi that comes rolling by on a conveyor belt, or rocks upon a cute little bullet train or some such thing. Over the years, we’ve compiled a list of favorite (read: best budget) sushi restaurants in Tokyo that check these boxes. Drumroll, please … 

When you ask five Tokyoites to name the best sushi restaurants in the city, and you’re likely to get five different answers -- the old "how long is a piece of string?" quandary.

That's because the sushi experience is a very personal one that can include not only raw seafood, but also things like unmatched service, chefs whose skills were honed by years of apprenticeship, an atmosphere that screams “traditional Japan” and, in many cases, a whopping bill.

Because of all this, anyone traveler’s favorite sushi experience is going to largely depend on budget, interests and previous experience with the cuisine.

But the great thing about Tokyo is its sheer breadth and depth of choice when it comes to eating out.

Sushi is no exception, and at least one of these five restaurants or chains is sure to please just about any hungry visitor.

Just don’t expect to be chowing down on California and spicy tuna rolls, OK? Here we pick the list of best sushi restaurants in Tokyo.