The Best Places for Cheap Sushi in Tokyo

Sushi Zanmai | © Christian Kadluba/Flickr
Sushi Zanmai | © Christian Kadluba/Flickr
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Tokyo Writer29 August 2017

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.

Ganso Zushi

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Ganso Sushi storefront in Kagurazaka
Ganso Sushi storefront in Kagurazaka | © JapanExpertne.se/WikiCommons

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.

Genki Sushi

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A Genki Sushi in Yokohama
A Genki Sushi in Yokohama | © Wpcpey/WikiCommons

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.

Sushi Midori

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Making sushi at Midori Sushi
Making sushi at Midori Sushi | © Andy Yeo/Flickr

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.

Mikore Sushi (Shinjuku Sushi Kappo)

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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.

Sushi-Ro

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Sushi-ro
Sushi-ro | © PYONKO OMEYAMA/Flickr

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.