Best Affordable Sushi in Tokyo: Standing Sushi Bar

Food Chronicles

Eat and Go at Uogashi Nihon-Ichi, aka Standing Sushi Bar

Sushi in Japan has a wide range of pricing and quality. There are the splurge meals that will set you back over $200 USD. Then there are the cheap, everyday meals that can average about $10 USD. If you love sushi and can have it every day, head to Standing Sushi Bar in Tokyo to experience fast, fresh, affordable, and quality sushi.

Fast, Fresh, Affordable, and Quality

With its headquarters located inside Tsukiji Market, Uogashi Nihon-Ichi prides themselves as the leader among the standing sushi bars in Tokyo.

Uogashi Nihon-Ichi, also known as Standing Sushi Bar, offers fresh, quality, and affordable sushi. You can have a piece of sushi for as little as 75 yen ($0.70 cents) or even 600 yen ($5.50 USD) for a premium cut of otoro or uni.

There are 20 Standing Sushi Bar locations which are inside or next to most major rail stations in the greater Tokyo area. Each location has pictures of the sushi menu in front of the restaurant so you can already know what to order by the time you get to the counter.

The chef then comes to you at the counter and you tell him what you want – don’t worry, they are friendly to non-Japanese speakers. There are also English menus available. The chef makes your orders as you order – so it’s like a tasting menu with your own private chef with such affordable prices.

 

Photos from the Standing Sushi Bar

Your counter space at the Standing Sushi Bar. In front or behind, there is a bin to put your bags and jackets. Then, get a teacup, put tea powder, and fill your cup with the hot water sprout in front of you. You can also fill your soy sauce container and wipe your hands with the wet towelette
Order 2 or 3 pieces at a time, enjoy those few bites and then order your next round. You will notice other customers spend about 5 to 15 minutes to eat and then head on their way to catch their train or subway
Even if this is an affordable sushi bar targeting on-the-go eaters, you can still take an enjoyable pause from the day to feast on some quality premium fish cuts like this otoro, which is the fattiest part of the tuna belly
Some branches of Standing Sushi Bar around Tokyo have stainless steel countertops on which the chef lays out a leaf in place of your serving platter. In other branches, there will be a wooden platter

 

Addresses and Hours

Tokyo Station Ichibangai Store
B1F Tokyo Station Ichibangai
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 11pm
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, 10:30am to 9:30pm

For more branches, check out their website

 


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