New sushi restaurant is open in Tsukiji area in this September.
The restaurant’s name is Sushi Keita. It was still new.
Toward Akashicho area from Harumi street.
About Sushi Keita
Mr. Keita who is a chef of this Sushi Keita trained at Sushi Taichi in ginza and then he started his business at this Tsukiji.
They are open at dinner time mainly, but they are open at lunchtime on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
They offer inexpensive lunch course. So you can try their sushi with easily.
There’re two lunch course. 5000 yen course have 11 sushi. and 10000 yen course have 20 sushi.
If there’re vacant seats, they welcome you, but there’re not many seats. So you’d better reserve in advance. When I visited there with my friend, there were scarcely any vacant seats.
He has already got regular customers. And some visit there alone.
Only taking the photo of your foods and drinks is OK.
There’s L-shaped counter table surrounding the kitchen only. The lady who serve drinks is his wife.
10,000 yen course
Because we wanted to eat much sushi, we reserved 10000 yen course in advance.
I was anxious about the 20 pieces of sushi because I’m small eater, but I could eat them up easily because his sushi is not large.
At first I had green tea. Not Japanese sake. But I felt like drinking Japanese sake all the same.
They showed the photo of Japanese sake in line and I chose one.
Basically I have green tea when I eat sushi, but their sushi is suitable for Japanese sake. (it’s not excuse:p)
First of all, marinated akami (lean meat of tuna / 赤身の漬け) was served. Their sushi is rather small. It’s easy to eat for ladies.
And Toro (fatty part of tuna / トロ). It was marinated , too.
Kohada (Young gizzard shad / 小肌). It was vinegared strongly, but it was good.
I chose my Japanese sake Ishizuchi (石鎚).
We can choose one glass for Japanese sake from various glasses on the tray. I chose blue Kiriko !
Ni-Hamaguri (Boiled clam / 煮蛤)
Ikura (Salmon roe / いくら). Its springy texture was awesome.
Saba (Vinegared mackerel / 鯖). Large slice ! Rice couldn’t be seen.
Kuruma ebi (Kuruma prawn / 車海老). It didn’t have much brown meat. Because I love brown meat of shrimp, I missed.
Madai (Red sea bream / 真鯛). The flavor was good. I like it best in all sushi that I had that day.
Tako (Octopus / タコ).
Uni (Sea urchin / うに).
Kisu (Japanese whiting / 鱚)‘s sushi is precious.
Hotate (Scallop / 帆立).
Sayori (halfbeak / サヨリ). It had smooth texture. Though I don’t like halfbeak very much, it was good.
Hokkigai (Surf clam / 北寄貝). Sweet.
Kanpachi (greater amberjack / カンパチ). It was fatty and delicious.
Katsuo (Bonito / 鰹). It was fatty. It was grilled in the straw lightly. The skin had the flavor of straw grilled was good.
My delight. Sumi Ika (golden cuttlefish / スミイカ) was served.
Boiled anago (Conger eel / 煮穴子). So soft. The sauce was rather sweeter.
Tamagoyaki (卵焼き). End of the course. Some guests ordered rolled sushi, but we were full. So, that’s all.
I liked red seabream and greater amberjack best.
Only one thing I was disattisfied with was laver wasn’t tasty.
Here’s Tsukiji. I wish they use better laver all the same ! 😉
About the restaurant
Name in English / Sushi Keita
Name in Japanese / 鮨 桂太
Address / 6-6-4 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-6264-2234
Open / 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Closed / Mondays
Reservation / Available (Pocket Concierge)
Credit card / Available