Sushi can range from cheap to expensive in Japan, and it is said that around 5,000 sushi restaurants can be found in the capital city alone. Depending on the type of shop, people normally spend 1,000 yen to 3,000 yen when eating at sushi restaurants. There are fancy places offering expensive sushi, family-friendly sushi chains, and budget-friendly ones. One beloved affordable shop is Nameless Sushi Shop (Namae no Nai Sushi-ya) which used to be located in Tokyo’s Yoyogi neighborhood. On August 4, 2017, it moved to Shinjuku and is offering a variety of very reasonably priced sushi.
Tokyo is one of the ideal locations if you’d like to find great-tasting sushi. Prices depend on the skill of the chef and range from affordable to mid-range to high-end. It is said that most of the professional sushi chefs in Japan are highly skilled, thus it is easy to find a dining place where you can indulge in the rich flavor of sushi. Some people prefer conveyor belt sushi, while others opt to dine in Michelin-starred restaurants.
If you’re looking for mid-range sushi shops, you can mostly find them in places serving “omakase” set meals, which consists of chef-recommended sushi. An example of a mid-range shop is Manten Sushi Marunouchi, a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant. Although sushi prices here are not that expensive, the skills of the chefs are close enough to high-end restaurants.
People who prefer affordable sushi often go to conveyor belt sushi shops. An example of this is Hanamaru, a famous sushi shop in Japan. It is known for providing delicious yet affordable sushi in a graceful Japanese atmosphere.
Yoyogi is a peaceful and remarkable neighborhood in Tokyo known for its sushi restaurants. The Nameless Sushi Shop, popular for selling sushi at 10 yen apiece, used to be located in the area but moved to Shinjuku in order to attract more customers in a livelier place.
One of the sushi that they offer for 10 yen per piece is buri. Buri or yellowtail is a seasonal fish in Japan, and they are mostly caught in the southern part of Hokkaido. They are best eaten as sashimi but are tastier and leaner when made into sushi. A lot of people come to Nameless Sushi Shop to take advantage of cheap buri since it is normally expensive in other restaurants due to its market price. It means you can eat 10 pieces of sushi for only 100 yen! Though most of the shop’s prices have increased due to a higher rental fee, the price of the buri stayed the same.
Nameless Sushi Shop’s price for buri may be unbelievable but it is a great option for those who’d like to be satisfied eating sushi at a low price. This is also ideal for people who love eating sushi daily. The shop opens at 5 PM and its closing time varies from day to day, so you better check it out some time if you’re on your way to Shinjuku.