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Kyubey Main Restaurant

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7-6, Ginza 8-chome, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3571-6523
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 163
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  • 51
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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best sushi meals I have ever had

Let me begin by saying that I have eaten at many sushi restaurants, including some of the famous ones like Sukiyabashi Jiro and Sushi Kanesaka. However, in terms of experience and price performance, dining at Sushi Kyubey was my most enjoyable experience. The sushi served was top quality (maybe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
ZachTan
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Singapore City, null, Singapore
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Let me begin by saying that I have eaten at many sushi restaurants, including some of the famous ones like Sukiyabashi Jiro and Sushi Kanesaka. However, in terms of experience and price performance, dining at Sushi Kyubey was my most enjoyable experience. The sushi served was top quality (maybe slightly below Jiro), and everything served was very fresh. The combination... More 

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Union, Kentucky, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews and headed over by myself on my first night in Tokyo for a business trip. Did not fully realize this is a famous place (learned President Obama ate there on prior trip to Tokyo). First things first, the listing shows one $, that is an error. This will be one of your more expensive meals. I went... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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192 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I had sushi several times in Tokyo last week and have enjoyed sushi in the U.S. Is San Francisco and NYC. Those experiences did not prepare me for Kyubery's mastery of sushi. Now I can understand why people pay such high prices for what others call raw fish and vinegar and vinegared rice. The wide variety of fish, the subtle... More 

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Parma, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've been there after reading some reviews (i wish i've read more!) and decided to go for the one $ in the main page of tripadvisor about the Kyubey. I was so sorry when i discovered that that was really a trap! First I had some clue when we arrived at the entrance, where a girl asked if we had... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nothing special at all ...sushi of quality and taste that can be had for less than 1/3 of the price elsewhere. We have eaten at places that charge as much as $300+ but what Kyubei served aren't worth more than 40% of what they charge.

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Los Angeles
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was the best restaurant we visited in Japan on our trip. The chef was funny, explained every piece of sushi, answered questions, and had only 5 guests to serve and gave a lot of attention to everyone. For the counter of about 17 seats, there were 4 chefs, so the customer to chef ratio is low. The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for lunch on our second day in Tokyo and had our best meal on the trip so far. We ordered the omakase meal with 10 pieces of sushi. After the first bite we were in heaven. The tuna just melt in your mouth and was so fresh and delicious. The live shrimp stole the show. Definitely get this raw... More 

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dublin
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have eaten sushi all over the world in japan a lot of the high end restaurants are not English friendly not here no sugar in the rice or ginger perfect distribution of rice to fish perfect temperature of rice and of course the best fish in the world the prawns are served with the body still moving an unforgettable... More 

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West Plains, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were told to go here for lunch as the crowds are not as bad and the prices are much cheaper. This was an excellent recommendation. After showing the taxi driver the address and were dropped off, it still took us several minutes to find the right building. It definitely doesn't stand out or have many signs. We were excited... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Having done a number of the great sushi restaurants in Tokyo (Yoshitake, Sawada, Sushi Sho Masa, Sushi Sho, Jiro, among others), I was expected something along the same basic lines. I had heard some poor reviews on Chowhound, but also some good ones and they had said that Kyubey was more gaijin friendly than some of the other places, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7-6, Ginza 8-chome, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3571-6523

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 3
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi

Neighborhood Profile
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.