Updated： November 07, 2018
5 BEST Affordable Seafood Restaurants In Tokyo!
Looking for great seafood in Tokyo that won't break the bank? You should consider going to some of the following places! They offer an authentic Japanese seafood experience and are quite reasonably priced too.
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Isomaru Suisan 磯丸水産 [Various Locations]
Isomaru Suisan is a chain izakaya (Japanese style tavern) that has as many as 150 branches throughout Japan. Especially in Tokyo, many of the major stations, like Shinjuku and Shibuya, have one more or branches nearby. The cuisine here is mainly hamayaki (浜焼), which consists of fresh seafood served raw that you cook on a grill at your table. This is a very fun way to enjoy seafood! This izakaya is pretty cheap too, so it's a good introduction to this style of Japanese cuisine. They have a very lively atmosphere, especially at night. The old-fashioned decoration with giant flags that are often flown from fishing boats of Japan and the smoky smell will make you feel as if you are in a fishing port.
Here's just one of the location in Tokyo you might want to check out.
Uoki 魚金 [Various Location]
The Uoki franchise group has a collection of restaurants exclusively in the Tokyo region. It is not the most famous of the izakaya, but the name for those who know it is synonymous with amazing quality on a budget! The restaurants are so popular that you'd better make a reservation before going there or arrive a few minutes before their opening! You can order lots of plates and your total bill probably won't exceed 4,000 yen per person.
There are a few locations in Tokyo, here's one near the Akihabara station.
Sushi Dai 寿司大 [Tsukiji]
If you want good seafood, the Tsukiji fish market is an obvious prime destination. The fish auctions are held early in the morning but many small restos operate throughout the day. At a 10-minute walk from Tsukiji Station, you can tell how popular Sushi Dai is just by seeing a long queue outside the restaurant - people line up from 3 in the morning to try their sushi. There are only 13 seats available, so plan wisely when you go. This place is famous for its delicious yet reasonably priced sushi.
Sushi Dai is opened from the early morning to 1:30 PM.
Kaikaya by the Sea [Shibuya]
Kaikaya is located a 10-minute walk from the Shibuya Station or a 2-minute walk from the Shinsen Station. It has an interesting facade that you probably won't miss. The design is made to resemble beach restaurants. It has really become an iconic place to have good seafood in Shibuya in a laid-back atmosphere with beach vibes. The cuisine is essentially Japanese but also has some western accents. Every dish is extremely well presented! They have both cooked and sashimi dishes. Everything is super fresh because the chef and owner Mr. Tange has built a network of providers from Sagami Bay he relies on for a steady supply of the best seasonal seafood.
Located about an 8-minute walk from the Shibuya station or a 1-minute walk from the Shinsen Station.
Buffet Chiso Zammai [Tokyo Station]
This is a good place to go near Tokyo station. The buffet includes over 60 kinds of food. You'll find nigiri sushi, sashimi, tempura, miso soup, and crab, which is one of the most popular items. They also have Chinese food such as Mabo tofu, egg rolls, and dumplings. There is also a drink bar (non-alcoholic). The menu has some seasonal variations, so you may have different kinds of seafood and vegetables depending on when you go. Pizzas and other Western foods are also served. On weekdays, the price for the lunch buffet is 2,300 yen for adults (12 years old or older) and the evening buffet is 3,200 yen. On weekends, the lunch buffet is 2,600 yen and the evening buffet is 3,200 yen. There is a time limit of 90 minutes for lunch and 120 minutes for dinner.
Exit from the Yaesu North Exit of the JR Tokyo Shinjuku Station and the Daimaru Bldg, which is a large-scale shopping mall, will be right in front of you. On the 12th floor of this building is a food court. There, you will find the Tokyo Station Buffet Chiso Zammai.
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