#3991

Shimokitazawa Area Restaurants #1 Midorizushi ~ the best of Sushi Shops

Main Branch in Umegaoka near Shimokitazawa~ Midorizushi Staff Creating Sushi ~ Seafood Salad

There are a few great sushi masters who can transform sushi into food for the gods!
Midori-zushi. Among the modest 'sushiyasan' creating traditional sushi along with innovational original dishes, there are many master chefs. They say little, giving their sushi creations their full attention. However (along with the dedicated sushi lovers who on busy days such as national holidays who are prepared to queue for up to two hours (the sushi really is that good!) the atmosphere in all branches of Midori-zushi is relaxed and welcoming.

Presentation

Every individual order is given great consideration as to the type of ceramic dish they are served on. This attention to the presentation of the vast choice of menu gets your taste buds on the alert for the culinary delight you are about to experience. It is not uncommon to hear "oishisou' ("that looks delicious") Once tasted the 'incantation' and together will change into a simple "oishi" ("this really is good!" :)

Another wonderful aspect of Midori-zushi style is that many different varieties of sushi are on the menu. If you thought "maguro" (tuna) is just one type of tuna think again as you peruse the menu for a wide range of both varieties and variation in the preparation and serving. The menu itself is bursting with so many delicious (oishi!) sushi that it would be impossible to eat your way through it in just one sitting.

Although as mentioned above the "honten" (main branch is in Umegaoka but for the tourist the easiest way to enjoy this culinary treat is to go to Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. There are two branches there, addresses as follows:

寿司の美登利 渋谷店 4.0 (70)
寿司·道玄坂1-12-3 マークシティイースト4F
22:00 まで営業

活 西武渋谷店 4.1 (6)
回転寿司店·宇田川町 西武渋谷店 8F
22:00 まで営業

Both branches are only a short walk from the Station and quite near each other being close by the Bunkamura Culture Center.

Once there you'll never forget the authentic taste of "honmono" (the real thing) sushi!

Andrew Grimes image

Andrew Grimes

United Kingdom

Andrew Grimes's other advice

Shimokitazawa Area Restaurants #3 Pizzeria LaBefena images

Shimokitazawa Area Restaurants #3 Pizzeria LaBefena

From the outside of Pizzeria LaBefena it would be understandable if you saw it as no more than any other small one man operation selling Italian~Japanese style catering to the taste of the local mark…

How to become an APRICOT NPO Ambassador for the Children of Tohoku images

How to become an APRICOT NPO Ambassador for the Children of Tohoku

"At Apricot we often get emails asking about how people can get involved beyond donating. There are many ways, as this reply (below) I recently sent to a potential volunteer show..."Hi Laura*,…

APRICOT NPO Giving to the land that gives so much to guests from abroad. images

APRICOT NPO Giving to the land that gives so much to guests from abroad.

APRICOT is now officially APRICOT NPO!Let’s start the October newsletter with some good news. As of October 21st, the APRICOT is an officially registered NPO. We now have to pay a final visit to …

Helping the Children of Tohoku APRICOT News #2 images

Helping the Children of Tohoku APRICOT News #2

The rainy season it seems has done nothing to dampen the spirits of APRICOT’s supporters. Thanks to the growing number of Team APRICOT Children volunteers,we have been very productive and positive fo…

Fujiya Hotel: A Resort Hotel in Hakone, a Hot Spring Resort Outside Tokyo. images

Fujiya Hotel: A Resort Hotel in Hakone, a Hot Spring Resort Outside Tokyo.

Wherever you are in the Fujiya Hotel you are traveling through time, everyday time of course but eras of the passed times that this hotel has lived through since 1878.In Autumn it is mellow, warm…

Fujiya Hotel: A Resort Hotel in Hakone, a Hot Spring Resort Outside Tokyo. images

Fujiya Hotel: A Resort Hotel in Hakone, a Hot Spring Resort Outside Tokyo.

Have you ever seen that snowed in beautiful period piece hotel in the film "The Shining", where in the Winter months Jack Nicolson and his family are the lone caretakers of the hotel? Now can you ima…

You might also like

The Glory that is Onigiri images

The Glory that is Onigiri

Often translated as a Japanese rice ball, they tend to come in two distinct shapes: disc and triangle. Onigiri is packed rice with some kind of filling inside then usually (but not always) wrapped in…

Nate image

Nate

Food Delivery Systems of Japan images

Food Delivery Systems of Japan

With the engaged city life that many may find while living here in Japan, city problems are to arise. One of these problems that may occur may well be food; how to get it, pre-cooked and prepared, or…

Alex image

Alex

Explore a back street of Shibuya, and you’ll find secret restaurants. images

Explore a back street of Shibuya, and you’ll find secret restaurants.

If you want to visit Shibuya and find a secret place where few tourists are seen and only locals are around, I'd like to recommend the Hyakkendana area in Shibuya’s Dogenzaka town. Hyakkendana means …

Hagi image

Hagi

HoneyBaked Ham - Now a new store in Tokyo images

HoneyBaked Ham - Now a new store in Tokyo

Just an FYI that you can now get HoneyBaked Ham in Japan. We used to always have this growing up so happy to share it with Japanese friends. They are always amazed to try what we call 'real' ham.…

JiyugaokaPaul image

JiyugaokaPaul

Inspired by Starbucks - a Shimokitazawa cafe images

Inspired by Starbucks - a Shimokitazawa cafe

From the outside it looks like just another one of the ubiquitous standard designed Tokyo cafes with rows of heartlessly wrapped cellophane sandwiches, boring buns and plastic cheesecakes. The food i…

Andrew Grimes image

Andrew Grimes

SUKEROKU images

SUKEROKU

When I don't have a clear idea of what type of food (bento) to buy, I always choose SUKEROKU bento.It is simple bento, kind of Sushi without raw fish.As you see the picture, two kinds of sushi …

Moo Moo image

Moo Moo