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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
0.3 miles from Ginza
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Reviewed July 24, 2020

We enjoyed the most fabulous dinner tonight at Sushi Iwa. All our food was absolutely delicious and ever so fresh. The staff is very friendly and amazing - wonderful, energetic young group of owners and staff. We will be back again and again. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Our concierge helped us secure a lunch booking. (side note, choosing a great hotel concierge is key as they try their best to secure your restaurant wishlist). Everything was fresh, melt in your mouth good. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

I had dinner there. 10+ small courses, nigiri sushi. All were delicious. I had one small beer and a small sake. Sake selection is ok, but not exciting. I paid over 30.000 Yen, which is three times of what it would cost somewhere else. It...is sushi, nothing else.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Sushi Iwa has delicious meals from Asian culture. From Sushi to Vietnamese. Their sushi is AWESOME and it is our go to place. We have tried other places in the area but nothing beats this place. Buy one get one free sushi roll!! Service is...great but can get very busy in the weekends. I highly recommend it whether its a date or a family dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

My Partner and I went to Sushi Iwa as recommended by our hotel concierge. I looked up the reviews online and found that there were some negative comments and was worried that it would not work out well. We went there for lunch and it...did not disappoint. For the price of 10,000 yen, we were given 12 sushi's and various side dishes to go with it, which was a huge discount (if you could say that) from the dinner menu (whopping 27,000 yen, but I'm sure there are more dishes). In the small room, the counter sit 8 guests and all foreigners, including us. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The chef was friendly and interacted with us throughout our lunch. Although with his limited English, he was responsive to all our questions about the ingredients, how things were made and joked with us along the way. All the fish were very fresh and probably one of the best sushi that I had. The aged Tuna cheek was one of the highlights!! Literally melted in our mouths. When we finished and leave the restaurant, the chef was in the middle of making a special order for the other customers, but he left the counter and stand near the door to say his farewell. Furthermore, he stood just outside of his restaurant and did not leave to see us go until we left the street block! My partner and I were genuinely impressed by the level of service and the friendliness, and the delicious, fresh sushi. We will bring our family there next time when we are in town for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

My wife and I went here for lunch yesterday and it was amazing. We had an early reservation at 12 and were the first people to arrive. Little did we know that we would basically have a private chef for the duration of our meal!!!...Chef Tsukasa was extremely friendly and speaks English well. Each piece was tastier than the last and the chef happily answered all of our questions. The standout pieces for me were the o-toro, the uni and the scallop. The lunch was reasonably priced for the quality at 10,800 yen per person considering dinner here and at comparable sushi-yas can cost upwards of 30,000 yen. When we left the chef ran outside to ensure proper and friendly goodbye. All in all, great experience and highly recommended for a great and friendly sushi meal in Tokyo.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The food was very good, but complicated for English tourists to understand. The food is overpriced, and with the Tsukiji market just a few minutes away, go to the market for sushi that is almost just as good for much less.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

I'm a sushi lover and I never miss the opportunity to go to great sushi places when in town for business. I've been to many of them, so I guess I have reasonable knowledge about what to expect in terms of quality and price. Mind...you, Iwa is not a bad place. Fish is high-quality (I have worked in the fish business, I can tell), and it's expertly prepared too. Rice is also very good, but the resulting preparations coming to your platter are somewhat dull and soulless. We sat downstairs, which is cramped even by Tokyo standards and scantily decorated, probably that also adds to the overall feeling of spending north of 400 USD on dinner for 2 and walking out without a smile on our face. I didn't have the impression that the place was popular with locals either. The crowd that night was only Chinese and American customers (I was with a Chinese party). I don't want to say this place has been made popular by hotel concierges catering to well-off foreign guests (which was probably our case), but it definitely doesn't have the mojo of better-known restaurants. We went to Iwa as a Plan B, as our favorite place couldn't host us during our stay, and I wouldn't come back. After 10+ years or great Tokyo dinners, it should cost 40% less or be 100% more exciting. Better places out there. A good Plan C.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018

This is a traditional sushi restaurant. The quality of the fish is absolutely the best. In fact the quality of all the food in the restaurant is only the best, so expect to pay for that quality. The Chef is very kind and will explain...everything to you as you go along. What to eat and how to eat it for the best flavor. The restaurant has 2 rooms and we ate in the upstairs room. They only accommodate about 8 people per room. If you go, please take your time eating the dishes as they are prepared, and savor the flavors, remember this isn't an all you can eat sushi bar.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent, and very fresh sushi. Great service. Reasonably priced. Altogether a great experience. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from lawrence g | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least two weeks. It’s only 8 seats for the entire restaurant.
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