In 2018, a part of Tsukiji Fish Market as known as Tsukiji Inner Market (it’s where the famous early morning tuna auction used to be held) moved to Toyosu Market. It means that the two most popular sushi restaurants, Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi have also been relocated to Toyosu Market.
Here’s the complete guide to Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi, and other sushi restaurant recommendations at Toyosu Market in Tokyo!
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- Where are Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi?
- Sushi Dai vs Daiwa Sushi
- Other Recommended Sushi Restaurants in Toyosu Market
- Best Tours in Toyosu and Tsukiji Market
- What hotel is closest to Toyosu market
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Where are Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi?
Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi are both located in Toyosu Market in Tokyo.
Sushi Dai is on the 3rd floor of Block 5 (it’s the same floor as the ticket gate of Shijo-mae Station), and Daiwa Sushi is on the 1st floor of Block 5.
Toyosu Market is a huge wholesale market that is 70% bigger than the former Tsukiji Market. To make the most of your time at Toyosu Market, we suggest checking the locations of the specific places you wish to visit ahead of time. This will help ensure that you don’t waste any time during your visit.
Sushi Dai vs Daiwa Sushi
Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi both offer the freshest seafood that comes right out of Tokyo’s fish market. Both are very famous and popular, but there are some notable differences between the two.
At Sushi Dai, skilled sushi chefs make sushi in front of you. The Omakase set consists of 12 sushi that the chef decides on depending on the day’s best ingredients. They also offer a special menu for those who can’t eat seafood or raw fish. The remarkable difference between Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi is that you can talk with friendly chefs at Sushi Dai. If you prefer eating sushi in a lively atmosphere, Sushi Dai is the best choice for you!
Daiwa Sushi (大和寿司)
The Omakase set at Daiwa Sushi comes with 7 Nigiri sushi, rolled sushi, tamagoyaki, and miso soup. Daiwa Sushi is twice bigger as Sushi Dai and has more seats. Plus, they serve customers more quickly. The average time that customers spend at Daiwa Sushi is 15-30 minutes whereas the average time at Sushi Dai is an hour. Because of that, the waiting time at Daiwa Sushi is much shorter than at Sushi Dai,
(The waiting time for Sushi Dai is for 4-5 hours, and Daiwa Sushi is for 1-2 hours).
Other Recommended Sushi Restaurants in Toyosu Market
Would you like to eat sushi at Toyosu Market, but don’t want to wait for such long hours? Don’t worry! Toyosu Market boasts many other great sushi restaurants as well.
While Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi may be the most renowned, the distinctions between these two and other establishments are not overly significant. On the contrary, some locals prefer the other sushi restaurants.
There are three areas in the market where several sushi restaurants can be found. We will introduce two of our favorite sushi restaurants at Toyosu Market!
Iso Sushi (Block6 3rd floor)
Iso Sushi offers tuna at a relatively affordable price. Every day, you can eat sushi crafted from the best and freshest ingredients of the day from the market. Some of their signature meals are tuna bowls, a special assorted sushi set, and omakase 15. Iso Sushi has an English and Chinese menu that makes it easier for international tourists to order smoothly.
Open hours 7am – 3pm
*Only cash accepted
Iwasa Sushi (Block6 3rd floor)
At Iwasa Sushi, you can enjoy a variety of sushi at an affordable price. Not to mention popular tuna, but also the fresh and unique ingredients such as shellfish, sea urchin, and salmon roe. Their signature meals are an omakase set, a shellfish nigiri set, an Oma tuna set, a sea urchin sushi bowl, and a salmon roe sushi bowl.
Open hours 6am – 3pm
*Only cash accepted
*You need to order at least one set per person
Best Tours in Toyosu and Tsukiji Market
We recommend you take a guided tour at both Toyosu Market and Tsukiji “Outer” Market if you wish to explore the markets efficiently and learn about the deep history of Tokyo’s food culture! Tokyo Food and Drink Tours by Japan Wonder Travel are the top travelers’ choice, offering fun and quality guided food tours at several locations in Tokyo including Toyosu Market and Tsukiji Outer Market! Check the link below for more details about the tour!
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