I don't want to disturb anyone, but I have a special request to make. My father is a pilot, working at Air France Company, and we both used to go to Tokyo, where we used to eat sushi, in this marvelous restaurant. Whereas a few weeks ago, I heard that tsukiji honten was closed. I am quite desesperate, because one of the sushimakers (cooker) was a friend of mine, and I would like to find him, because I don't know where he works, now. Can someone help me ?
I go very often to this one.
Prices had increased and it's 120 yen for a plate now.
There's always people there, so be prepared to wait a bit !
You have to eat in 30 minutes but honestly, you don't have to rush.
Is it a best kaiten (conveyor belt) ? It does the job.
Fish is fresh and you have the choice so, if it's certainly not the best, it's a place that I highly recommend, especially for tourists who want to try this kind of restaurant.
it wasn't as crowed as i thought it would be from the descriptions. i went at around 4 PM on a saturday. got a seat right away, a few other people there, so we could actually take a little time. there are also instructions in english: 7 plates required for 20 minutes, 10 plates gives you 30 minutes. have to ask for water if you want any. they also have a menu in english, but it's not updated. i mean, it didn't have the steak sushi on there (and that, i feel is the most awesome one. if you go, definitely ask for "suteeki hitotsu) and at least 4 of the items on the belt weren't listed on the menu.
the price of the plates has actually gone up from 105 to 120 (these plates are red), and there are few plates that range higher (blue-300, but those are specially ordered). also on the conveyer belt are drink cans and a flan cup (pre-packaged stuff i suppose). my friend actually got lucky and the waiter just counted the number of her plates, not their color; maybe cross your fingers and hope it happens to you if you order a special item?
This kaiten sushi bar must be in all of the tourist guide books because I've been asked by foreigners of all types for directions to this popular location.
Sushi here is hit and miss in my honest opinion. I've had decent sushi, and I've had bargain basement freezer sushi. In my experience here, the basic rules are 7 dishes minimum in a 30 minute time frame. That makes it just about the best deal in town at 735yen inclusive of tax). A queue is norm, and the duration just depends on if your timing is good or not.
Don't expect any superior service here. It's basically a get in-shut up and eat-type of restaurant. Serve yourself green tea with the bags and cups provided directly in front of you. Special orders such as otoro (fatty tuna) and chutoro (medium fatty tuna) are posted on the wall (in Japanese) and served upon request on a supply available basis.
Tsukiji Honten delivers some of the best value for money among sushi restaurants in Tokyo. All the sushi is 100yen per plate and every plate comes with two pieces. The lineup to get in is long, but moves quickly thanks to their eating rules-you have a maximum of 30 minutes at the counter and must consume at least seven plates within that frame.
The sushi chefs are very hospitable and prone to joking. More than once we found them pushing more sushi down our throats or joking about the next weird concoction they were going to suggest for us. As with most kaitenzushi places, you can ask the chef directly for what you want or you can pick your fancy from the conveyor belt.
The sea urchin (uni) was particularly good, and at 100yen for two pieces it was a total steal. The toro (fatty tuna) wasn't as good and you need to ask for it as I never saw one circulating on the belt. A first for me was duck sushi (kamo), which was quite fatty and came with an extra helping of mayonnaise on top, but overall was a good change from the usual fish and shellfish sushi.
Tsukiji Honten is a place to eat and get out. There's no lingering around and big groups will find it difficult to sit together; even a party of four might have trouble finding seats next to each other. If you're looking to maximize bang for the buck and don't mind the time limit, this is as good as it gets.
Located a block away from Shibuya station, Tsukiji Honten is a great place to eat inexpensive sushi and have lots of fun doing it. The entire restaurant is filled with an enormous circular conveyor belt groaning with sushi plates. Chefs scurry around the inside, taking orders and piling on dishes; customers sit on the outer edge, spectating and chatting.
The scene (yes, this sushi restaurant has a scene) is very young. I sat next to two French businesswomen in their early twenties, and together we practiced our Japanese with our sushi chef, who knew enough English to counter with jokes.
The sushi isn't top quality, but, I think, acceptable for the price range - I was able to eat all I wanted for about 1,400 yen.
Kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi is lots of fun because you can choose from hundreds of sushi plates that pass by your table . In theory, then, you don't need to know a word of Japanese. However, if you're in to sushi you might want to order your favorite fish from the chef directly, who will slice it up for you on the spot. At Tsukiji Honten you are given unlimited amounts of tea to wash it down with as well. I was surprised, however, that the place only had canned beer - I guess no place is perfect.