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Sushizen Description

Sushizen, located in Kyoto, is a hidden gem for sushi lovers. This restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, particularly sushi. As you step into Sushizen, you'll be greeted by a serene and elegant atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and a calming ambiance.

What sets Sushizen apart from other sushi restaurants is their commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The skilled sushi chefs at Sushizen take great pride in their craft, meticulously preparing each piece of sushi with precision and care. From the delicate slices of sashimi to the perfectly seasoned rice, every bite at Sushizen is a true delight.

One of the standout menu items at Sushizen is their omakase, a chef's tasting menu that allows you to experience a variety of flavors and textures. Each course is thoughtfully curated to showcase the best of what the restaurant has to offer. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or new to Japanese cuisine, the omakase at Sushizen is a must-try.

In addition to their exceptional sushi, Sushizen also offers a range of other traditional Japanese dishes, such as tempura and miso soup. The menu is carefully crafted to provide a well-rounded dining experience, with options to suit every palate.

If you're looking for an authentic and memorable sushi experience in Kyoto, look no further than Sushizen. With its dedication to quality, attention to detail, and exquisite flavors, Sushizen is a true haven for sushi enthusiasts.

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Sushizen Overview


41-2 Koromonotanachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8203


+81 (0) 75-221-3848


5 minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway)
10 minute walk from Karasuma Station (Hankyu Railway)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: Closed

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Sushizen Reviews

Sushizen Google Average Rating



The food, the vibes and the family were all super dope. The food alone makes this place a must stop. Best sushi I’ve ever had.

Oh you best believe I’m coming here again. 10/5.


Today I enjoyed a late lunch at Sushizen (10/10) in Kyoto, found it mentioned on the Michelin guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant. I must say, it was a remarkable dining experience. I tried to go yesterday but it was full so decided to go early to make sure we get a seat so I was there around 17:30. It is a small family business type of restaurant and the moment I stepped in I felt the hospitality. The menu is unfortunately in Japanese but Google Translate did the trick. The restaurant is run by only two people. The restaurant offered me a lovely hot matcha tea as a welcome drink it was super delicious.

As I took my seat at the bar, I enjoyed watching the fascinating Chef’s preparing my dishes.
I was so hungry so I ordered two dishes. The Chirashi-zushi (10/10) priced at 1700 Yen and the assorted Sushi platter, also priced at 1700 Yen. The chirashi-zushi was a work of art, beautifully arranged with fresh seafood on a bed of seasoned sushi rice that has a kind of sauce all covered with a shredded omelette. Each bite was a symphony of flavors. It was the first time I ever try such a dish and highly highly recommend it.
The assorted Sushi platter was equally impressive (10/10).

A trip of culinary happiness is the least I can say about Sushizen. I highly recommend Sushizen to anyone looking for an amazing sushi eating experience in Kyoto. The Chirashi-zushi is more than enough for one person, no need to order anything else next to it, but if you do you won’t regret.


Came here as it was recommended as some of the best affordable sushi in Kyoto, and it did not disappoint!
We had the eel chirashi and a mixed sushi plate, both were very good. Sitting at the counter you can also watch the food being made while you wait.
Would definitely recommend for good sushi at a lower price.

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