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Sawada Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Sawada is a prestigious sushi restaurant that has been recognized with the Silver Award by Tabelog in 2024 and selected as one of the top 100 sushi restaurants in Tokyo in 2022. Situated near Ginza Station, this restaurant is a haven for sushi enthusiasts seeking an authentic and exquisite Japanese dining experience.

Sawada stands out for its meticulously crafted sushi dishes that showcase the freshest ingredients and the skillful artistry of the chefs. The menu features a range of delectable sushi options, each a masterpiece in its own right. From melt-in-your-mouth sashimi to perfectly seasoned rice, every bite at Sawada is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. The minimalist yet elegant decor of the restaurant creates a serene ambiance, allowing guests to focus on the culinary delights before them. For a truly exceptional dining experience that celebrates the essence of Japanese cuisine, Sawada is a must-visit destination for food connoisseurs and sushi aficionados alike.

Sawada Overview


5-chōme−9−19 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


+81 (0) 3-3571-4711

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Wed: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Sawada Reviews

Sawada Google Average Rating



To be honest, not the best sushi I've ever had, though it was the highest rated on Tabelog I've ever been to.

The style of sushi felt dated. Only the Tuna and the katsuo were impressive.

On the same trip I visited Inomata (though its way further away, but at roughly the same price point). To be honest I enjoyed that a lot more. Maybe I just didnt have the palate to enjoy this.

No photos to share because they didn't allow photography.


Seats can only be booked online, and often are released the same day or day before. This is by design so that the shop is easier to visit if you're local.

I've eaten a lot of sushi in Japan and Sawada is probably the most religious experience I've had. The flavors are rustic and punchy, and the course is quite large. You will likely walk away stuffed and needing to chug some water.

There's reason this remains one of the top ranked sushiya in Japan, even after 20 years.


Some of the most magical sushi moments happens here.
No photo policies so just the famous entrance.


Low key high end sushi place. It is not as pretentious as other shops but they have strict rules that you must follow as a foreigner.

1. Booking is via hotel concierge only
2. No picture allowed of any kind
3. No perfumes allowed
4. Dress codes, not as strict but business casual is a must.

Besides that, the owner is really friendly if he recognize you as a foodie, brings you best fish from all over the world. The atmosphere was quite relaxing as least to me.

Just ignore your phone and follow the chef's way to this sushi gourmet journey!


If you love sushi you soon realise you're part of something special when you enter the Sawada.
The sushi IS AMAZING, no question. The precision of the chef and the quality of the fish make for a truly unique experience.
For the moronic people leaving one star rating because they couldn't get a reservation, know this.
The restaurant seats 6 people and this place is extremely popular with the local Japanese people as well as tourists.
Unfortunately there is an element of luck involved.
I asked my hotel to make the reservation. I was flexible and made myself available according to their availability.

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