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“Great food and great service!”
Review of ITAMAE SUSHI EDO

ITAMAE SUSHI EDO
Ranked #610 of 12,457 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$72
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Neighbourhood: Akasaka, Roppongi
Description: On October 27, 2016 (Thursday), will open an Itamae Sushi restaurant, “Itamae Sushi Edo,” in Akasaka-mitsuke (Minato-ku, Tokyo). The restaurant, which is modeled after the sajiki-seki box seating in a Kabuki theatre, features an interior design that conveys the feeling of Japanese tradition through elements such as Japanese panel screens and ukiyo-e paintings. Take one step inside and you enter an expansive space that makes you feel like you have traveled back in time to the Edo period. Also, at “Edo Food Stand” areas featuring ingredients carefully selected from all around the country, you can enjoy watching a live performance where Itamae chefs prepare your meal before your very eyes, using the food and cooking style of your choice. This is a unique restaurant where not only Japanese customers, but also foreign guests visiting Japan(*), who are projected to exceed 40 million in 2020 and 50 million in 2025, can enjoy experiencing sushi culture to their heart’s content. By providing a photogenic interior design, an unforgettable experience and a colorful menu that will inspire guests to take pictures and share them via SNS, we are helping to spread Japanese culture around the world. The Itamae Sushi Edo Concept •A restaurant that reproduces the Edo period – the origin of sushi Through Japanese panel screens, ukiyo-e paintings, Nishijin brocade ceilings, lanterns and sake box containers that are spread out in front of shop curtains and tatami mats, a space is created that makes you feel as though you had traveled in time back to the Edo period. The theater-style seats that are modeled after the sajiki-seki box seats in the traditional Japanese art form of Kabuki, and the energetic sushi chefs produce a restaurant that will have guests wanting to take pictures before they know it. •Just like a Little Tsukiji! – Choose the fish and preparation method of your preference from the fresh fish available at the Edo Food Stands In the Edo period, sushi was lined up in wooden boxes called neta-bako. Inspired by this tradition, we have prepared Edo Food Stands that line up neta-bako in neat rows, almost as if they were part of a picture, featuring foods carefully selected from all over Japan. This collection of neta-bako makes for an atmosphere like a “Little Tsukiji” where seasonal foods from all over Japan gather. At the “Edo Food Stand,” guests can choose the food of their preference and also order from a wide range of preparation styles, including sushi, sashimi, sauteed, steamed or boiled. The Japanese word iki (meaning “refined”) is a keyword that represents the Edo period. Iki may also be interpreted as meaning either “fresh” or “dynamic,” and at Itamae Edo Sushi, we take great pride both in the freshness of our foods and the live performances that Itamae puts on. We invite our guests to enjoy, with all five senses, the joint performance between Japan’s freshness preservation technology, now recognized as being the best in the world, and the sushi and other dishes that our chefs create through the traditional techniques they have inherited from the past. We also have a wide selection of Japanese sake carefully selected from all around the country. You can experience the Edo culture of enjoying sake with a side dish. •At the “Sushi Stand,” guests can take a picture wearing a kimono – it’s a photogenic opportunity that gives you a chance to experience Japanese culture. At our “Sushi Stand,” which recreates an Edo period sushi establishment, you can take a picture of yourself wearing a kimono or a happi coat. We are fully equipped with the fastest Wi-Fi, which we make available as a complimentary service, so that you can share your photograph on SNS platforms right then and there.
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I am a regular here once I touch down in Tokyo. Food is great and they always have good service here. Try the tuna here as it's always outstanding. The prices as a little higher than other local places but not by much. They have an English menu and the service staff all speak varying degrees of English. Enjoy.

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Makk0807, お客様担当マネージャー at ITAMAE SUSHI EDO, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for coming to Itamaesushi Edo.
I’m glad to hear that you are a regular!!!!!
As you mentioned, tuna is one of our specialties!
Please take care in there cold days.
We look forward to your next visit.
Thank you.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Even though our options were limited as vegans, we still enjoyed the experience at this quaint restaurant. The athmosphere is lovely, staff super friendly. We got a nice little table with view of the sushi making stage. There were about 4 vegetarian options for us (one of which had dried bonito on top), and the sushi was okay but not special, we still enjoyed it immensely. It was a reasonably priced dinner and felt like a genuine Japanese experience.

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Makk0807, お客様担当マネージャー at ITAMAE SUSHI EDO, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you for coming to Itamaesushi Edo.
I'm glad you like it.
However I apologize from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve reported to the manager about dried bonito.
Your opinion have shared among all our staff.
I’m so sorry for everything we did and we did not do.
And I feel most flattered by your compliment.
We’ll do our best to provide quality service and food when your next visit.
I can’t apologize enough but I hope meet you again.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A good place for a meal. The guys are welcoming you loudly as you enter and say good bye as you leave. The menue is good, the cooks a good and the only thing that shows that basically this place is kind of a theater for foreigners is that they also have things like California rolls, it made me laugh a lot.
The dishes they cook are good and the place is not expensive. So a nice choice for a sushi if you dont have local friend that can get you to the places you will never find yourself

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Makk0807, お客様担当マネージャー at ITAMAE SUSHI EDO, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for coming to Itamaesushi Edo!
I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner.
We reproduce life in Edo era.
It is an old name of Tokyo hundreds years ago.
Edo was one of the biggest city in the world at that time and it wa very vibrant.
I’m glad if you like it.
Serving quality food and service is our motto.
I look forward to you next visit.
Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Hosted by our cousin who now lives and works in Tokyo, we were taken to this fab restaurant for lunch, where every decorating detail was just terrific! It was a total Japanese experience as soon as you step inside, (and I suppose a throw back to the old Japan when it was called Edo), with sushi chefs busy at their "craft" of making the most delicious sushi I've ever tasted, take-off-your-footwear and "sink into" your dining area and get-ready-for-a-great-meal adventure. Although tight inside the restaurant, I reckon that was deliberate, in order to create a snug feel. In any case, it was a truly warm ambience, a truly delicious lunch, a thoroughly delightful experience!

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Makk0807, マネージャー at ITAMAE SUSHI EDO, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

We sincerely thank you for using our restaurant .
We are happy if you rejoice.
We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. The sushi was very good and reasonably priced for Tokyo.

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Makk0807, マネージャー at ITAMAE SUSHI EDO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

We sincerely thank you for using our restaurant today.
We are happy if you rejoice.
We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
Please enjoy rest of your days in Japan!

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