In a district contested by some of Japan’s finest sushi restaurants, Sushi Murayama stands out. Located on the fifth floor of a building a five-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, upon exiting the elevator, diners are greeted by a clear wooden door and an elegant flower display — an invitation to another world.
Chef-owner Daisaku Murayama started his culinary career at the age of 19, honing his craft at apprenticeships in Japanese establishments and sushi restaurants, before opening Sushi Murayama in 2019.
The menu consists of a single omakase course. Taking advantage of Murayama’s experience in Japanese cuisine, guests can enjoy both sushi and seasonal side dishes, the latter served in a dashi (soup stock) base, with both warm and cold dishes. The sushi that follows makes spectacular use of seasonal ingredients and red vinegared rice.
The chef purchases the best sushi toppings for each season, such as red sea urchins sourced from Karatsu, and those purchased directly from a trusted broker at Toyosu Market. In particular, Murayama emphasizes Kasugo sea bream and horse mackerel, synonymous in Japan with the spring and early summer.
Sushi Murayama’s drinks menu focuses mainly on Japanese sake and wine, with Hitakami sake from Miyagi and Jinkon from Mie served throughout the year. Guests can choose from over 10 varieties, including seasonal ones. Champagne and white wine are also available by the full bottle and half bottle.
There are 8 counter seats in the dining room, each with a view of the open kitchen and a front row view to the restaurant’s charcoal burner and fish cutting station. While located in buzzing Ginza, the restaurant ensconces diners in a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for gatherings with close friends, family, and colleagues.
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A 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station