*** updated 2016 November
As Tsukiji Market is closed on Sundays many sushi restaurants also take the opportunity to give the staff a day off. That doesn’t mean that sushi isn’t eaten on Sundays in Tokyo.
There are several places to look to for sushi on Sunday and national holidays. Check out hotels, department stores, and large train stations. Here is a shortlist of where to go on Sunday for sushi in Tokyo.
すきやばし次郎 Sukiyabashi Jiro at Nihonbashi Takashimaya is a branch of the famous Michelin 3-star Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza. Nigiri or chirashi sets start at 3,150 JPY – a bargain compared to what you will pay in Ginza.
Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 2-4-1, Nihonbashi Takashimaya Honkan (Main Bldg.) 4F
11:00 – 19:00 (last order at 18:30)
Sukiyabashi Jiro is also at Roppongi Hills.
築地青空三代目 Tsukiji Aozora Sandaime at Ginza Mitsukoshi is a branch of a third generation restaurant from Tsukiji’s outer market.
Chuo-ku, Ginza 4-6-16, Ginza Mitsukoshi 11F
11:00 – 23:00 (last order 22:30)
魯山 Rozan at Shinjuku Isetan
Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-14-1, Shinjuku Isetan 7F
11:00 – 16:00; 17:00 – 22:00 (last order 21:15)
Call ahead to make sure these restaurants are open. This was posted in 2012.
Updates (2016 Nov 3)
Seamon is a sushiya with branches in Ginza and in Nihonbashi that is also open on Sunday. I haven’t been, but several clients have and say they like the sushi here. Details in English here:
On national holidays and Sundays, we sometimes go to the cheap chains. They are often popular with families, so best to allow time to wait in line if you go at peak meal times – 12 noon for lunch and 6 p.m. for dinner.
Sushi Zanmai with branches throughout the city.
Midori Sushi with branches throughout the city.