Along the quaint streets of Daikanyama, you can find Sushi Katsurada. It’s a neighborhood sushi place that serves up a high-end experience at reasonable prices. It was a lucky find through a search of good things to eat in Daikanyama. And although there were many places to go to in Shibuya and even Ebisu, we wanted to keep it close by our station because we were shopping all day. I needed a closer place to walk to in this humid heat.
You may not be able to spot it, but if you just go into the building it’s on the right, the one with the frosted windows. And once inside, it’s actually a nice and cozy spot. Tables to one side and the sushi bar taking the other half. You can see where we chose to sit. It wasn’t too busy at all. So why not get up close and meet our chefs.
We got the omakase for just ¥6,000 a person. That included a set of appetizers, ten courses of sushi, soup, and dessert. Not a bad price point. The food was solid. And although I wished they had a better selection of fish, what they had was fresh and well prepared. The chefs did their best explaining each course and even slowed it down for me to take notes. Their English wasn’t too great but enough for us to get through the meal. I think I did a fair job labeling everything we had.
We also got a bottle of sake to go with our meal. That actually took us a long time to finish. And oh boy, was it more than we bargained for. But hey, this was milling grade of 39. If you want to know more about that, check out sake classifications.
Long story short, about an hour and a half later, after a couple more extra nigiri, we finally finished everything. That was all I needed for sushi here in Tokyo.
2 Chome−17−8, アイ ティー オー 代官山 1 階
Japan, 〒150-0021 Tokyo
Verdict: While it may not be in your top sushi places to try in Tokyo, this should be a place to try if you’re in the neighborhood.