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“Best sushi ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kyubey Main Restaurant

Kyubey Main Restaurant
7-6, Ginza 8-chome, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture (Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi)
+81 3-3571-6523
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Ranked #11 of 5,444 Restaurants in Chuo
Price range: $0 - $2
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best sushi ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A great EXPERIENCE in a very friendly environment. The food is prepared in front of you and one of the chefs risks a little Portuguese. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Rivadávia N
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Number one for good reason!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If there was literally one place I'd recommend eating in tokyo it's here.

We ate here on the recommendation of a lovely couple from NYC we met in our hotel lift....and could not have been more blissed out by the experience.

There's no English sign out front but once you arrive the staff are super friendly and explain everything in English.

We were taken upstairs into a small room (the place is broken into small private dining rooms, each centred around the sushi chefs at work). The chef suggested we do the 12-course sushi meal (10,000 yen a head - WELL worth it) and went to great effort to find out if there was anything we didn't eat (in our case, eel).

Each course consisted of a piece of sushi prepared before our eyes - all utterly amazing. Some pieces (like the sea urchin or 'uni') were a bit out there but there was a lot of great, classic fish like salmon too. Even if you're not a super adventurous eater you'll be fine. They substituted crab for the eel course for us, and the prawns were displayed live and crawling before our eyes before being prepared. If you're into prawn welfare shut your eyes for that part :) but rest assured it can't get ANY fresher.

The chefs themselves were so fun and friendly (not to mention skillful) and the vibe in our room was great - four couples all of whom spoke different languages but somehow shared the experience together.

We had no booking and arrived about 8:20pm - is recommend booking (which you can do prior to 7pm) just to make sure you don't miss out. You can NOT miss out on this.

Thank Emma H
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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The real experience of Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I with a couple of friends from Switzerland visited this restaurant during our vacation last week. We have been many times to Japan the last 20 years but I have to admit, that this was one of the best restaurants I've ever visited. The freshness of the fish, the friendly staff and the outstanding presentation of the food is remarkable. if you really want to experience high class Sushi, you have to visit Kyubei. Worth every penny you spend

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
2 Thank Thomas K
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome sushi about 10 mins from Shinjuku station ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

As San Francisco Bay Area residents we normally get pretty good sushi already but wanted to try this Bento.com recommended place and it was totally worth it. We ordered 2 set menus (US$90 & US$120) and found every item (prepared in front of you of course) to be pretty much the best we ever had.

Since the restaurant is inside a big business hotel (on the 7th floor) the chef and the wait staff spoke enough English making our experience that much better! Our chef even offered to take our picture at the end of the meal (it was closing time and most of the other guests left already) which was unexpected but highly appreciated since we were on our honeymoon.

For much less expensive but still excellent sushi (in a less classy setting) try Midori in Ginza. A 6 piece maguro sashimi was just $10 and tasted very fresh!

5 Thank Pogaku
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Arlington, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Sushi Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Kyubei (or kyubey if searching in a map application) is an institution that has been around since the 30's. Unlike many high-end sushi restaurants in Tokyo, Kyubei is very tourist-friendly. The sushi chefs are well-versed in English and happy to help with the basics, like when to use chopsticks or fingers. It is also possible to get a reservation at Kyubey without planning a month in advance. This is not to say that the quality is any lower than that of more exclusive establishments. Every piece of sushi that came with the 16-course Kyubei tasting that my wife and I ordered was truly excellent and worth the $150 per person price.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
2 Thank KBorders01
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