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“As real as it gets - incredible sushi.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sushiryori Inose

Sushiryori Inose
2-20-2 Higashigotanda | 1F, Shinagawa, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3443-1719
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Ranked #1 of 1,601 Restaurants in Shinagawa
Price range: $8 - $68
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Milford, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“As real as it gets - incredible sushi.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the best restaurant experiences we've every had, and we've been to a lot of restaurants over the years. Truly authentic as it's where the locals will go. This is not a tourist trap and it's worth the effort to find your way to this place. The sushi is superb but what makes the experience really unique are the couple who own and welcome you into there establishment. The chef is fun and extremely interactive with the customers and his wife provide impeccable service throughout the meal. If you are anywhere near Shinagawa this is a place you do not want to miss. Enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Entertainment with superb sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Some purists may scoff at this place for being too commercialised and of course having such prominence in Tripadvisor means it is frequented by many "gaijin" (non-Japanese). Being a gaijin on holiday myself, I would never proclaim to be such a purist and we ended up having a great time and great food.

I truly love the bar counter style of service because you can get intimate with the chef and your fellow diners. You have to be adventurous and just go for the "omakase" which means leaving it to the whims of the chef. You can advise him 1 or 2 things that you don't eat.

Be prepared for a long drawn out evening of fun and dining. Chef will prepare each piece (sometimes 2 varieties at a time) and place it gently on your "plank" (I'm sure there's a more civil name for it). There is no need to dip it in soy sauce as it is already seasoned and feel free to use your fingers to down the whole piece in one bite. Outside Japan one typically sees more rice than fish on a piece of sushi but here you cant see the rice because it is entirely covered by the fish!

Inose is run by a couple. The husband is the chef and the wife (or "boss" as the chef refers to her) manages the place as maitre d', waitress, steward, bartender - all in one. They are such good fun, it's like a double act and the whole restaurant gets in on it as well which creates a circus atmosphere almost.

Be prepared to share your sake with them so dont be surprised if one or two pieces come out a little wonky but rest assured that it will be absolutely delicious no less.

Visited June 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great sushi night in a very friendly environment!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The couple who are the owners of this Restaurant are the nicest ones so far. We worried about having our 5 Year old with us, but she also loved the EXPERIENCE. Food is great and it's fresh made in front of you. It's very Good sushi for a fair price.

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Tralee, Ireland
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the kind of place you just can't reproduce - amazing food in a truely authentic environment. The owners are wonderful, friendly happy people who get you to enjoy every moment of your stay.

The food is simlply wonderful, prepared right in right in front of your eyes.

If you are staying in Shinagawa, or simply looking for the best sushi - this place is a must.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellenton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We arrived in Tokyo and wanted authentic, local sushi. Our hotel recommended Inose and we could not be more impressed. Everything was fresh and delicious. I even went outside my comfort zone and ate thing I would normally never try.
The owners made us feel like locals and even shared bottles of beer after we noticed that another patron had left his cellphone at the sushi bar. Inose ran after him, catching him at the train station. Amazing food, amazing owners! We definitely plan to return before we leave Tokyo.

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