Kyubey: The sushi experience

Kyubey: The sushi experience

Front row seats at one of the most famous sushi restaurants in Japan
Address:
8-7-6, Ginza 8-chome, Chuo-ku 03-3571-6523
Website:
www.kyubey.jp
Hours/Times:
ランチ 11:30am-2pm、 ディナー 5pm-10pm、日曜定休日
Price:
$$$
Payment Methods:
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Kyubey
Kyubey is said to be the first to offer gunkan sushi, wrapping seaweed around rice and placing seafood on top. (Photo by the author)

Kyubey is considered by many to be the sushi restaurant in Japan, and yes, the fish is amazing. But that is not the main reason for its fame.  

Perhaps the tamagoyaki sweet egg omelet is more telling. The multi-layered egg patty requires great skill, ample preparation and lots of cooking time, and Kyubey's version melts in your mouth like custard.

The unusual dishes like the slices of daikon (radish), shiso (perilla) leaf and plum sauce should not be ignored.

We recommend sitting at the counter at Kyubey, so you can watch the master chef in action and throw him questions once in a while about his craft.