2024 Michelin Tokyo Sushi Restaurant : Sushi Kanesaka Ginza (2 star)

updated: May 08th, 2024

Discover the renowned sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Chuo ward. Savor the finest nigiri in an unpretentious setting. Ginza district is a must-visit for sushi lovers.

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    Sushi Kanesaka is located in Tokyo's Chuo ward, Ginza.
     It is situated on the basement floor and operates from 12:00 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 22:00, with Sundays and Mondays being their regular days off.
     However, please note that the operating hours and days off may sometimes change, so it is recommended to confirm before visiting.
     The restaurant is accessible from Ginza Station [A4] on the Tokyo Metro, about a 5-minute walk, as well as from Shimbashi Station [Ginza Exit] on the JR, Metro, and Toei Shinjuku Line, also about a 5-minute walk.
    Sushi Kanesaka has only 8 counter seats and securing a reservation can be challenging.
     Nevertheless, it is renowned for offering a delicious nigiri course, with many customers expressing high satisfaction with the quality and taste of the sushi.
    The restaurant attracts a diverse range of customers, including foreigners, and the head chef himself is capable of conversing in English, making it popular among people of various nationalities.
     The atmosphere is unpretentious, focusing on simple and delicious cuisine.
    The introduction to the dishes includes specific types of fish and menu names.
     In particular, the kohada (gizzard shad), chutoro (medium fatty tuna), and shiraebi (glass shrimp) are highly praised for their taste.
     The balance of the nigiri and the melt-in-your-mouth sensation are also lauded, making it surprising that such quality can be enjoyed in Ginza for around 20,000 yen.
    Furthermore, the head chef exudes a gentle demeanor combined with a dignified impression.
     The drink selection is also extensive, offering champagne, sake, beer, and more.
    Photography is prohibited at Sushi Kanesaka, adding to its atmosphere as an "old-fashioned sushi restaurant.
    " While there may be differing opinions on this photo policy, it allows guests to experience a high-quality time reminiscent of the tea ceremony setting.
    Lastly, the translation mentions the prices of the lunch course (24,200 yen) and sake (1.5 go: approximately 2,400 yen).
     As even dining alone can exceed 60,000 yen, some may consider the cost performance to be high.
    Sushi Kanesaka is a sushi restaurant known for its delicious nigiri course and refined atmosphere.
     You can savor the nigiri crafted by Chef Kanesaka, who is also the owner.
     However, due to the difficulty in securing reservations and the relatively high prices, caution is advised.




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