Delicious Mid-Range Sushi in a Convenient Location
Sushi Tokyo Ten is a Tokyo sushi restaurant with 3 locations around the city (Shibuya, Roppongi, and Shinjuku). One of the restaurants is located right outside Shinjuku Station's New South Exit in the NeWoMan shopping center's restaurant section. The focus at Sushi Tokyo Ten is providing traditional Edomae-style sushi (Tokyo-style sushi, where each piece of sushi is made and served one-at-a-time, while optimally fresh) in an omakase course (the decisions are left up to the chef).
It's different than a traditional sushi restaurant where only the veteran chefs are allowed to make the sushi. At Sushi Tokyo Ten, even new chefs are allowed to experience all aspects of running the shop, and you'll probably see very young chefs making the sushi if you dine here. This doesn't mean that the quality of the sushi is low, because it's actually quite high and comparable with higher-end sushi restaurants. The prices, however, are lower than you would expect for sushi of this quality. This makes Sushi Tokyo Ten a good choice for the budget-conscious who are seeking a great sushi meal.
Eating sushi for breakfast may not have occurred to you before, but it's actually a delicious and healthy way to start the day. The best thing about breakfast at Sushi Tokyo Ten is the affordable price! A bara chirashi bowl (pieces of various sushi toppings on a bowl of rice) is available between 7:00 am and 10:00 am for ¥1,620, a decent price considering the quality of the ingredients that go into it. Give it a try the next time you're searching for an interesting breakfast in Shinjuku!
Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The only option on the menu is the omakase course, meaning that everything is left up to the chef, who will choose the best ingredients of the day. The lunch omakase course is quite affordable at ¥3,500 but still provides a proper edomae-style sushi dining experience. Anyone looking for a sushi lunch that is a step above average yet still affordable, Ten is a great choice. Note, however, that lunch is only provided at ¥3,500 for walk-in customers. Those who make a reservation for lunch have to pay the dinner omakase price of ¥7,000. However, there's no guarantee that a seat will be available for walk-ins, or you may have to wait for quite a while, so it's a decision you'll have to think about.
Dinner also features an omakase course that is a bit fancier than the lunch course. Sushi Tokyo Ten's high-quality omakase course is comparable with higher-end sushi restaurants but is offered for just ¥7,000 per person. It's a great option for those looking for an outstanding sushi meal who don't want to break the bank on a more expensive restaurant.
Sushi Tokyo Ten is located right outside the ticket gate at the New South Exit of Shinjuku Station, inside the NeWoMan Food Hall right next to the JR East Travel Service Center. It's quite popular, so it's a good idea to make a reservation before going if you can.