Sushi Zanmai (すしざんまい)
Sushi Zanmai is a famous sushi restaurant chain in Japan that is based in Tsukiji, the biggest fish market in Tokyo. They have 42 branches in Tokyo, and some in other areas like Osaka and Hokkaido. Most of them are open 24 hours, so you can eat sushi whenever you want.
Sushi Zanmai is owned by a very famous person, Kiyoshi Kimura, or "Tuna King". He spends a lot of money on winning big and high-quality tuna at the fish auction in Tsukiji, and holds carving shows in front of the audience. He has paid about 155 million yen for bluefin tuna before.
Sushi bar style or conveyor belt sushi
There are two types of restaurants. Most of the branches, including the first shop in Tsukiji are sushi bar style where you either go to counter seats or table seats, and order to the staff. If you go to the counter seat, you can enjoy watching the chefs making sushi in front of your eyes.
Many of them offer nice large rooms for a big group of people.
A few shops are kaiten sushi or also know as conveyor belt sushi. You can pick up plates of your favorite sushi from the conveyor belt run throughout the restaurants.
You can order your favorite sushi one by one (98 yen~) or get a set meal (980 yen~). All the ingredients are very fresh and carefully selected by chefs.
Must stop by Sushi Zanmai on your trip!
If you don't know where to eat sushi, Sushi Zanmai would be a good place. It is very famous and popular in Japan, and you can try a variety of the freshest sushi while enjoying the atmosphere.