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Sanaka Description

Sanaka, located in Aoyama, Tokyo, is a hidden gem specializing in Edomae sushi. This traditional Japanese cuisine focuses on using the freshest ingredients to create exquisite sushi pieces. The restaurant's intimate setting and minimalist decor provide the perfect backdrop for a truly authentic dining experience.

What sets Sanaka apart is its dedication to preserving the art of Edomae sushi. The skilled chefs meticulously craft each piece of sushi with precision and care, ensuring that every bite is a burst of flavor. From melt-in-your-mouth toro to perfectly seasoned rice, every detail is thoughtfully executed. The omakase menu is a must-try, allowing guests to savor a variety of seasonal delicacies handpicked by the chef. For a taste of true Japanese culinary mastery, Sanaka is the place to be.

Sanaka Overview


6-chōme−14−1 Jingūmae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001


+81 (0) 3-3498-3750

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:45PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-2:45PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:45PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:45PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:45PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:45PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Wine List

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Sanaka Reviews

Sanaka Google Average Rating



Very yummy sushi for an affordable price! We happened to be in the area and dropped in for lunch, was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food ^^ The chef serves the sushi as he makes them so it was a fun dining experience!

accessibility alert: It’s a very small restaurant on 3rd floor up a narrow set of stairs outside the building, so it fills up very quickly. A long queue had formed by the time we were leaving, and it was difficult to squeeze past other customers on our way down.


Went there as a solo traveller and ordered their premium lunch set. Very fresh produce and excellent value for money. Customer service was good for the brief amount of time spent.

For would be visitors, do take note:
1) Bring cash along for the lunch sets. No credit cards accepted
2) With a smartphone and GPS, the building is easy to locate. Somewhere along Cat Street. However the exit is hidden at the end of a staircase at the 3rd level. There is no signage, except that it is next to the grocery store
3) Very limited seating, so no good for big groups. The local customers seem to know the importance of eating quickly and moving on. There are reminders to consume the sushi quickly (and not the smartphone screen)
4) For such an unassuming establishment, it has a lot of customers. Arrive early

A no frills omakase restaurant, highly recommended!


Had the Omakase. Enjoyed it A LOT. Easily the best sushi we ever had. Fresh, varied... We had also an extra piece of sushi, o-toro. And it was amazing, for real.

A bit pricey, but for Omakase and that close to a commercial area, not bad at all.

Oh! The entrance looks like you are about to find an illegal poker game, but the sushi place is there. Just up the stairs. There is a small paper sign in the wall.


The best omakase I’ve ever had. The chef is enthusiastic and able to speak English. The price is not high for omakase dishes in Japan. Walk-in is possible but bookings are recommended. We were just so lucky that day to find this corner restaurant by pure chance.

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