Lunch at Sushi Sho (すし匠) in Yotsuya Sanchome

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Because I had nothing to do on last Wednesday’s lunchtime, I went to Sushi Sho that is fancy sushi restaurant in Yotsuya Sanchome area. A few years have passed since I visited there last time.

There’s notice “本日は終了しました” (=already closed today), but don’t worry. They welcome people who have reservation.



It is located at the back of Shinjuku street. Yotsuya station (JR and subway) is the closest station, but it takes only 7 minutes walk from Yotsuya Sanchome station.

Its location is easy to find. But this restaurant is hard to find because the restaurant tucked away on the street.

About bara-chirashi lunch

Their dinner time is expensive. Their dinner course cost about 20,000 yen. But we can enjoy their great seafood at lunchtime at inexpensive price.
They are open at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.
They serve bara-chirashi (seafood bowl, 2000 yen) only. (extra 500 yen for ice cream)

Lunchtime is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., But guests have to exit every 40 minutes.
Starting time is, 11:30, 12:10 and 12:50.
They accept reservation one week before the reservation date.

You should reserve in advance. Or you won’t have lunch at there.
I recommend you telephone the restaurant even just before the date.

Their lunchtime were more popular than now, because its price got higher now.
When I telephoned the restaurant the previous night, I could secure my seat (1 seat).

I thought 40 minutes lunchtime is too short, but actually my bara-chirashi was served in 5 minutes as soon as I was seated, so, I could eat slowly.
If you worry about your slow eating, I recommend you have reservation at 12:50 because there’s no guest after you.
I think the restaurant’s staffs won’t hurry you even if you take much time to eat if you visit there in time for the reservation time. They have many guests who are older.

There’re counter seats mainly and another one semi-private room.

When you reserve, they confirm you that they have bara-chirashi only at lunchtime. So, you have only to go to there, and sit down on the chair on the day. Staff serve tea and bara-chirashi to you automatically.

Credit card is available at dinner time, but they accept cash only at lunchtime.

Gorgeous bara-chirashi

This is the whole set of bara-chirashi.
Bara-chirashi is served with pickles and miso soup.
And cold tea is served in Summer, and another is hot tea.

Tuna, red sea bream, splendid alfosino, mackerel, boiled conger eel, abalone, squid, shrimp, salmon roe, sea urchin, octopus, herring spawn on kelp, shiitake mushrooms and so forth was dished up on the rice. It’s like jewelry. Gorgeous. I didn’t count, they said it have about 30 species of ingredients on the rice.

Most of seafood was 1 slices. Or 2 pieces. Variety of seafood is studded. We can enjoy various “delicious”.

The rice was vinegared lightly.

They use edge of seafood that is served at dinner time. So, the quality of seafood is as same as at dinner time. We can eat it at inexpensive price at lunchtime. Great thing.

To Taiyaki Wakaba after lunch

Because our lunchtime is only 40 minutes, I don’t want to have dessert within the time, so, I always get out of the restaurant after eating bara-chirashi and then go to Taiyaki Wakaba that is said to be one of the 3 great taiyaki restaurant in Tokyo. It takes only 2-3 minutes from Sushi Sho.

Taiyaki Wakaba (たいやきわかば) in Yotsuya Sanchome
When I have lunch in Yotsuya-Sanchome area on weekdays (Mostly at Sushi Sho), I mostly go to Taiyaki Wakaba for dessert ...

This bara-chirashi is not large portion, so taiyaki after bara-chirashi is good in its amount and sweetness.

There’re tables and chairs, so you can eat taiyaki in the shop. Also they offer free tea and water. One piece cost 150 yen. Inexpensive.

About Sushi Sho (すし匠)

Address / 1-11 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-3351-6387

Lunch hour / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Reservation / Available
Credit card / Unavailable for lunchtime
Smoking / Not permitted


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