Sushi Dokoro Sei (Tsukiji Fish Market): Tokyo 2017

If you’re like us… and not willing to wait 3 hours to eat at one of the super popular sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Fish Market, you’re not alone. You’re also not without options. There are plenty of less popular sushi restaurants that are just as enjoyable.

During our first visit to Tsukiji in 2016, we wound up at Iwasa Sushi and had a great omakase meal. This year, we visited Sushi Dokoro Sei which is right next to Iwasa. As with many restaurants in Japan, tourists would probably have a tough time trying to find this place because the only English signage is the word “Sei”


The menu here is pretty basic as they encourage the set menus. We wound up ordering the Omakase (3800円) which is a set of 10 pieces of chef selected nigiri sushi pieces, sushi roll, and miso soup. Our selection came out to be conger eel, seasonal white fish, otoro (extra fatty tuna), spot shrimp, ark shell (crunchy clam), uni (sea urchin), bonito, horse mackerel, splendid alfonsino, and golden cuttlefish. In addition, there were a couple of pieces of tamago.

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As expected, the best of the bunch was the otoro which was super buttery as well as the tender conger eel. I wasn’t a big fan of the crunchy texture of the ark shell or of the aftertaste in the golden cuttlefish. I think the uni that we had at Iwasa the previous year was also better than the one we had here.

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We also ordered the Tokusen Sushi (2800円) which comes with 8 pieces of nigiri sushi, sushi roll, and miso soup. The Tokusen set was very similar to the omakase and consisted of conger eel, seasonal white fish, chutoro (medium fatty tuna), sweet shrimp, uni (sea urchin), shellfish (a type of clam I think), yellowtail, and horse mackerel.

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Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Tsukiji, 5 Chome-2-1
Tsukiji Fish Market

Posted on February 4, 2018, in Japanese, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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