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Best Sushi in Shinjuku! 5 Recommended Sushi Shops Listed by Budget

Best Sushi in Shinjuku! 5 Recommended Sushi Shops Listed by Budget

Date published: 31 January 2020
Last updated: 16 February 2021

Tokyo's Shinjuku is one of the city's most popular neighborhoods, along with Shibuya and Ikebukuro. It’s easy to access, and it’s convenient for shopping and dining, and of course there are many shops serving sushi in Shinjuku!

As there may be too many shops to choose from, here are our 5 picks for the best sushi in Shinjuku, selected by price.

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  1. 1. Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Shinjuku is right there for you to eat as soon as you arrive in town! (1000 yen)
  2. 2. Sushizanmai: Authentic sushi in Shinjuku at any hour of day! (2000 yen)
  3. 3. Shimizu: Where the quality of a long-established Shinjuku sushi restaurant shines (3000 yen)
  4. 4. Kizunasushi: All-you-can-eat sushi with over 100 dishes to choose from! (4,000 yen)
  5. 5. Sushi Miyako: Premium Shinjuku sushi experience in a luxury hotel (5,000 yen)

1. Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Shinjuku is right there for you to eat as soon as you arrive in town! (1000 yen)

1. Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Shinjuku is right there for you to eat as soon as you arrive in town! (1000 yen)

At Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Shinjuku, you can enjoy sushi prepared by chefs standing right before your eyes. You can have nigiri sushi at a reasonable price, starting at 75 yen (tax not included) for two pieces. Located near the major electronics store, Yodobashi Camera, by Shinjuku Station's West Exit, this restaurant is easily accessible after you're done with your shopping.

In the glass case in front of you, there is a lot of fresh fish purchased directly from Toyosu Market. You can order from the menu (available also in English, Korean, and Chinese), or by choosing something that you like from the display.

The wait is made more impressive by the fact that the chefs prepare your dish right in front of you. This place is also perfect for those who don’t have much time since the staff can prepare four pieces of such within 2 minutes after receiving the order.

Set meal “Tsubaki” 1100 yen (tax not included)

The fish slices are moderately thick, and the homemade rice is served at human-body temperature, so it’s not hard to eat. The number of items in the menu is also a good selling point having choices such as the “Minuki King set,” or the broiled sushi.

  • Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Shinjuku
    寿司 魚がし日本一 新宿西口店
    • Address 160-0023 1-12-12, Nishi Shinjuku. Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Kasai Building 1F
    • Nearest Station Access: 1 minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit. 4-minute walk from Marunoichi Line Shinjuku Station. 4-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Station.
    • Phone Number 03-3349-1739
    • Open: Monday to Friday 11:00am to 11:00pm; Saturday, Sunday, Public holidays 11:00am to 10:00 pm
      Closed: always open

2. Sushizanmai: Authentic sushi in Shinjuku at any hour of day! (2000 yen)

2. Sushizanmai: Authentic sushi in Shinjuku at any hour of day! (2000 yen)

At Sushizanmai, you can have high-quality sushi at reasonable prices, 24 hours/day. Especially the tuna is particularly fresh. The President of Sushizanmai often appears in Japan's media and was even given the name of “Sushi Daio.”

In the store, you can sit at the counter or one of the tables for groups of up to 84 people. Free Wi-Fi is available, and menus are available in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, and Russian.

All sushi is prepared by experts. When you sit by the counter, you can see the meticulous work from up close.

The popular lunch menu available only on weekends for 2200 yen (tax not included)

The portions are generous, and the quality is excellent. Enjoy the popular tuna with a steaming bowl of rice and tea (for only 98 yen extra).

Upon request, you can even have your food grilled for free. Weekday lunch starts at 550yen (Kazuki pickled rice bowl and tax not included). There is also a set with all-you-can-drink self-service coffee and other great deals.

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  • Sushizanmai Shinjuku East Exit Shop
    すしざんまい 新宿東口店
    • Address Seno bldg. 3F 18-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 169-0022
    • Nearest Station Access: 1-minute walk from exit B10 at Shinjuku Station, or Marunouchi Line; 3 minutes walking from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit Gate
    • Phone Number 03-5357-7737
    • Open: 24 hours (lunch menu from 11:00am to 03:00pm on weekdays)
      Closed: always open

3. Shimizu: Where the quality of a long-established Shinjuku sushi restaurant shines (3000 yen)

3. Shimizu: Where the quality of a long-established Shinjuku sushi restaurant shines (3000 yen)

Shimizu is a specialty sushi counter located in the hotel Nadaman, founded in 1830.

Directly connected to the JR Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station, you can enjoy excellent sushi without having to step out. It’s a higher-end store with an average budget per person of 5,000 yen, but you can still have a reasonable meal for 3,000 yen.

At the counter, where you can have the experience of a high-class restaurant, the chef will provide you with the finest dishes.

“Akane” 3,388 yen (tax included), with miso soup and side dishes

The lunch-only item “Akane,” is prepared with the most exceptional catches purchased directly from Toyosu Market. The restaurant offers high-quality dishes with tuna selling at 10,000 yen/kg. The order also comes with miso and a small bowl of crab so that you can taste other treats besides sushi. The menus are also in English and Chinese.

One of the most attractive aspects of this place, is the atmosphere and beauty of the Nadaman Hotel. In addition to Shimuzu, the hotel also has specialty counters for teppanyaki and tempura, and it’s known as a high-level restaurant.

  • 新宿 なだ万賓館 清水
    新宿 なだ万賓館 清水
    • Address Shinjuku Odakyu Department Store 14F, 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023 Japan
    • Nearest Station Access: 1 minute walking from JR Shinjuku Station; 1 minute walking from Shinjuku station on the subway and Odakyu Line
    • Phone Number 03-5381-0700
    • Open: Lunch 11:00am to 04:00pm; Dinner: 04:00pm to 10:30 pm (Last order 09:00pm)
      Closed: always open

4. Kizunasushi: All-you-can-eat sushi with over 100 dishes to choose from! (4,000 yen)

4. Kizunasushi: All-you-can-eat sushi with over 100 dishes to choose from! (4,000 yen)

Kizuna Sushi Shinjuku Kabukicho is a sushi bar offering 87 different kinds of sushi for the all-you-can-eat menu at 3,980 yen (tax not included), and a total of 100 dishes. This is the perfect place for those who want to eat a lot of sushi, but also try a large variety of fish.

The all-you-can-eat menu is 3,480 yen (tax not included) for women and 2,000 yen (tax not included) for children under the age of 12. The store offers free Wi-Fi.

Touch menu available in also in English, Chinese (Traditional and simplified), and Korean.

Here you can order as many items as you want within a 2-hour time limit, like Naka Toro, a tuna dish particularly tasty and fresh. The sushi is prepared item by item upon order.

Other dishes like salads, grilled foods, and fried items are also available. All-you-can-drink alcohol is also available for and additional 1,500 yen (tax not included).

Eat as much as you want, without worrying about unexpected surprises in the bill. You can order up to 6 types of sushi and up to 30 pieces in one order, so make sure you don’t get more than you can eat in one shot.

There are also counter seats where you can see the preparation of the sushi right in front of you.
  • Kizuna Sushi Shinjuku Kabukicho
    きづなすし 新宿歌舞伎町店
    • Address 1 Chome-18-8 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
    • Nearest Station Access: about 2 minutes walking from Seibu Shinjuku Station
    • Phone Number 03-5287-1081
    • Open: 24 hours (all-you-can-eat until from 11:00am to 10:00pm)
      Closed: Always open

5. Sushi Miyako: Premium Shinjuku sushi experience in a luxury hotel (5,000 yen)

5. Sushi Miyako: Premium Shinjuku sushi experience in a luxury hotel (5,000 yen)

Miyako is a sushi restaurant located within the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, in Nishi Shinjuku. Miyako is a restaurant that combines the finest ingredients, sophistication, hospitality, and a relaxing environment.

Sushi masters, including Chef Igarashi, who has worked at Miyako for 41 years, offer the best creations to satisfy each customer’s taste and preference. The budget reflects that of high-end shops, starting at 14,000 yen for dinner, but you can have lunch for about 5,000 yen.

Lunch limited “Special Nigiri” 5,082 yen (tax included)

Each piece of sushi shines like a jewel. From amazing knives to the best ingredients, every detail receives careful attention for you to enjoy the flavor and texture of your meal fully.

The restaurant uses typical rice from Aizu, which carries the right balance of moisture and stickiness, with a delicate sweetness in every bite. In addition to gathering carefully selected ingredients from Toyosu Market all over Japan, the chefs are meticulous also about the temperature of each piece, so that every bite is a perfect one.

The soy sauce is a special boiled one called “Honzen,” and other seasonings are mirin, sake, and soup stock. The salt is blended sea salt. The fish is carefully examined and prepared carefully into the finest nigiri. The staff speaks English.

If you’re not used to eating nigiri sushi, here you can experience the best sushi in Shinjuku both for flavor and service, with extra perks like having your sushi cut in a smaller size, or prepared in different sizes.

A lineup of more than 10 types of salt. A testament to the commitment of the craftsmen.
  • Hyatt Regency Tokyo Sushi Miyako
    ハイアット リージェンシー 東京 鮨 「みやこ」
    • Address 2-7-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan 160-0023
    • Nearest Station Access: about 9 minutes walking from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit; 1 minute walking from Subway Oedo Line Tochomae Station Exit A7, Exit C4 walkway (06:00am - 11:00pm); 4 minutes walking from Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line
    • Phone Number 03-3348-1234
    • Open: Lunch 11:30am – 02:30 pm; Dinner 05:30pm - 09:30pm
      Closed: always open

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Sushi restaurants in Shinjuku from those where you can casually eat standing, to those with a luxurious vibe using the finest ingredients: every store offers a unique sushi experience packed with experienced craftsmanship. Find your favorite sushi in Shinjuku, depending on your budget and schedule.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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