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Sushi Iwao

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Sushi Iwao Description

Located in the serene surroundings of Akasaka, Tokyo, Sushi Iwao is a hidden gem that offers a unique and innovative take on traditional Edomae sushi. Led by Chef Iwao Okabe, who has an impressive culinary background working in renowned five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, this restaurant is a must-visit for sushi enthusiasts.

What sets Sushi Iwao apart is Chef Okabe's creative interpretation of sushi, combining traditional techniques with his own unique flair. Each piece of sushi is meticulously crafted, showcasing the chef's dedication to his craft. The menu features a variety of courses, including the popular 'Chirashi-no-zu,' a limited edition lunch course that is limited to only 16 servings. For dinner, guests can indulge in the exquisite 'Iwao Omakase' course, which offers a delightful selection of 12 pieces of sushi and rolls.

The restaurant itself is housed in a charming traditional Japanese house within the grounds of Jodoji Temple, creating a serene and intimate atmosphere. The minimalist decor and tranquil ambiance provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you are a sushi connoisseur or simply looking to explore the world of Japanese cuisine, Sushi Iwao promises to take you on a culinary journey like no other.

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Sushi Iwao Overview


4-chōme-3-5 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052


+81 (0) 3-5544-9862


5 minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station
10 minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: Closed

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted



Sushi Iwao Reviews

Sushi Iwao Google Average Rating



Tucked away on a peaceful street. The lunch set Omakase was amazing! We enjoyed every piece served including the soup to begin, and pudding to end. Some really nice touches and the staff were so friendly! We were the only tourists there, which I’d like to think is a good sign! The chef came outside to say thank you and good bye which was so lovely to end the visit. Highly recommend and great value! Arigatou gozaimasu 💙


The sushi chef has excellent skill and idea to create both Japanese authentic style and new style unique sushi. Also, his character and hospitality are impressive. I really love him and this restaurant.


The course consists of a few picks and then a nigiri.
A total of 8 pieces of authentic Edomae sushi using two types of sushi are served.
What left a lasting impression on me was the swordfish nigiri, which had the flavor and aroma of a Japanese swordfish, but it was a wonderful nigiri that didn't have any unpleasant odor.

The lineup includes highly original picks that are not tied to stereotypes and incorporate Western cooking techniques.
I especially remember the abalone, and I was impressed by the idea of ​​pairing the rich liver sauce with the sushi and sea urchin.

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