18,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest

A sushi restaurant in Yoyogi-Uehara with regional specialities from the owner’s hometown

Located on the first floor, Kai is a two-minute walk from Yoyogi-Uehara Station.

Named for a kind of rowing oar, Kai means “to go out onto the ocean" — and this maritime association hints at the quality of the nigiri diners can expect. Since opening in July 2013, the restaurant has drawn sushi connoisseurs from across the country, as well as a local clientele.

Seafood is sourced from Toyosu market, with tuna procured from renowned wholesaler Yamayuki, a figure trusted by some of Japan’s best restaurants. Owner Naruhiko Yamamoto says, "when I became independent, I wanted to use local ingredients from Fukui." To that end, aged Koshihikari rice from Fukui Prefecture forms the base of his sushi, which is then paired to a blend of fragrant red vinegar and rice vinegar.

A single omakase menu is offered, consisting of 20 dishes. In addition to 13-14 kinds of sushi, diners can expect popular side dishes such as delicate chawanmushi (a savory steamed egg custard) made with fresh clams and sea urchin, and crisp croquettes filled with seasonal seafood such as scallops, oysters, shrimp, and crab.

As for Japanese sake, Hanagaki from Nambu Brewery in the owner's hometown is available throughout the year, as well as a seasonally changing selection of around 10 varieties.

Crossing a series of stepping stones, guests enter a tastefully decorated dining room, with an 8-seat gingko counter taking pride of place. A small private room seating up for four diners is ideal for dinner parties, dates, and occasions with family, friends, and colleagues.

* The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

A 2-minute walk from Yoyogi-Uehara Station (Odakyu Odawara Line)



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 4/2022
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 9/2021
    初めて来店させて頂きましたが、味・見た目が素晴らしく、出てくるメニューも豊富でした。 連れにもお土産頂き、満足な時間を過ごさせて頂きました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 5/2021
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date



Seasonal Omakase Course
18,000 JPY / Guest



Kai [艪(かい)]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

[Tuesday ー Saturday] 5:00pm - 11:00pm (L.O.10:30pm) [Sunday・Public Holidays] 3:00pm - 10:00pm




1-17-14, Kamihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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Kai [艪(かい)]