コンセプト:In April 2015, Itamae Sushi opened its biggest branch in Shinjuku's famous Kabukicho district in the Toho building, which is topped with a life-size Godzilla statue. Boasting seating for 100, including counter seating for 18, the restaurant is laid out around a semi-stage cooking area, allowing diners to observe the techniques of the sushi chefs, up to 24 hours a day. With 11 branches in Japan and more than 60 overseas, Itamae chefs know their fish, carefully selecting their ingredients directly from the Tsukiji Fish Market and ports across Japan. Blue fin tuna is a specialty and Itamae’s is as good as that found at the highest-end restaurants. Sushi starts from just 58/piece and nigiri sushi sets start at 1,380. Course menus featuring seven items are 3,500, while eight-item courses are 5,000. All-you-can-drink options start at 1,500. Itamae Sushi offers high-quality sushi in a foreigner-friendly atmosphere and their chefs are happy to recommend wine, champagne, sake or shochu to best complement the sushi.
Access: 5 minutes from JR Shinjuku station. 2 minutes from Seibu Shinjuku station.
Telephone: 03-6273-9985 (please mention JAPAN RESTAURANT.net for making reservations)
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun: 10am-9am, Fri & Sat: 24 hours