Sushi is a luxury food in Japan, but this doesn't mean you should pay luxury prices. In fact, for many in Japan the sign of a good sushi chef is low prices and high quality, since the simplicity of the meals mean high prices almost guarantee a certain level of quality regardless of the chefs skill.
Uogashi Sushi is the best example of what a sushi shop should be. The standard sushi platter evolves daily based on what is in season, and the staff are always keen to recommend additional dishes that are particularly good that day. Everything is made to the highest quality, keeping to long-standing traditions. Expect your plates decorated with shiso leaves, beautifully shredded daikon radish and of course the thinly sliced ginger without which a sushi meal would feel naked. Don't, however, expect twists or anything westernised: there are no California rolls to be found here, and quite rightly so.
In countless trips to Tokyo on business and leisure, I have eaten sushi ranging from the hugely expensive offerings at hotel Okura to the cheap gastritis-inducing carvings in night bars and everything else in-between. At the end of this journey Uogashi Sushi wins hands down for taste, value and consistency. For those in Tokyo even for just a few nights, this is a must.
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