The Best Places for Cheap Sushi in Tokyo

Sushi Zanmai
Sushi Zanmai | © Christian Kadluba/Flickr
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

Tokyo‘s seafood is some of the finest in Japan, but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. No matter how small your budget is, you’ll find room in it for these cheap local sushi joints.

1. Ganso Zushi

Restaurant, Sushi

Ganso Sushi storefront in Kagurazaka
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Ganso Zushi is a cheap kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi) chain found all around Tokyo. Prices start at just over 100 yen (US$0.90) per plate. English menu available.

2. Toriton

Restaurant, Sushi

Toriton is a kaiten-zushi restaurant from Hokkaido. The quality is excellent for the price, with plates starting at just 130 yen (US$1.20) each. Located inside the Tokyo Skytree Village. English menu available.

3. Genki Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi

A Genki Sushi in Yokohama
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Genki Sushi is a well-known inexpensive sushi joint, with most locations serving their dishes conveyor belt-style. It’s also very convenient, as customers can also choose to order their dishes from a tablet with multiple language options if they don’t see what they want.

4. Heiroku Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi

Heiroku Sushi has plates ranging from 108 up to 500 yen (US$0.99-4.60), depending on the contents (plates are color-coded for easy calculations). They’re known for serving up interesting and creative sushi combinations.

5. Sushi Midori

Restaurant, Sushi

Making sushi at Midori Sushi
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At Sushi Midori, you can order sushi sets ranging from a mere 1,050 up to 2,800 yen (US$9.65-25.70) for a mixed plate with the works, including soup and dessert. Single plates, hand rolls, and chirashi don – a rice bowl topped with assorted sashimi and vegetables – are also available.

6. Mikore Sushi (Shinjuku Sushi Kappo)

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese

Mikore is one of Shinjuku‘s best loved spots for affordable sushi. During lunchtime is the best deal, when you can pick up a seafood donburi (rice bowl) or a plate of mixed sushi for around 1,000 yen (US$9.20). It’s located close to Shinjuku Station, right on the border with Shibuya.

7. Sushi-Ro

Restaurant, Sushi

Sushi-ro
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Sushi-Ro is a trusted kaiten-zushi chain will locations all over Japan. With low prices and an easy, efficient setup, it’s become a go-to place for anyone on a budget. Plates start at 108 yen (US$0.99), and multi-language ordering options are available.

8. Zanmai Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi

Sushi Zanmai
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Zanmai Sushi serves sushi set meals starting at just 800 yen (US$7.35). Despite their low prices, it’s actually the quality that keeps customers coming back. Another bonus? Some locations are open 24 hours, like this one in Tsukiji.

9. Himawari Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi

Himawari Sushi is an inexpensive kaiten-zushi joint in Shinjuku. Prices start at 150 yen (US$1.38) per plate.

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