Tsukiji Tama Sushi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Tsukiji Tama Sushi (築地玉寿司) is located on the 13th floor of the Shinjuku Takashimiya (新宿高島屋) department store building. We weren’t sure what to have for lunch at first, but I immediately voted for the restaurant when I saw the all-you-can-eat (食べ放題) menu on the front door.

Tama Sushi: Front Door Promo
Tama Sushi: tabehoudai (all-you-can-eat) price and rules on the front door

They charge different prices for male and female customers: male 4860 yen (~A$52) and female 3780 yen (~A$40), so even though there’s no time limit, it’s not exactly cheap. I bet they have also never seen a female customer like me: I routinely eat more than most, if not all, of my male peers.

We got there at about 1:30 pm. The restaurant looked about half-full when we visited, but we had to wait before we were seated. The sushi was made fresh to order, so each platter of 10-12 pieces of sushi took a while to get to the table. I briefly chatted with the couple from Gold Coast sitting at the next table.

Tama Sushi: Sushi Menu
Tama Sushi: the full sushi menu; not all was available that afternoon

Not every item was available (a lot of the expensive ones were conveniently off the menu), but the sushi we did get was all super delicious. Our favourite was the grilled salmon (炙りサーモン); I think we ordered some 20-30 pieces of those.

Tama Sushi: Sushi is Here
Tama Sushi: all the sushi! Yum!

It was a very satisfying meal. The two friends left early after they have had enough. The brother and I stayed for a few more rounds. We could have eaten more, but we had a group dinner coming up in a few hours so we decided against it. After all that sushi, though, we both became very thirsty. What was it? Did they use a lot of salt in their seasoning?

Still enjoyed it a whole lot. I definitely ate much more than what I paid for.


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