Sushi Saito, ranked as the top 25th restaurant in Asia, is a three Michelin stars sushi restaurant located in Minato, Tokyo, primarily known for serving sushi. In Sushi Saito, you can have a sushi experience like no other.
Sushi Saito is owned by chef Takashi Saito. The restaurant moved to its current location in February 2014. The restaurant seats eight people. Because of the limited seating and popularity of the restaurant, reservations have been described as essential.
Kelly Wetherille for CNN Travel, described Sushi Saito as a “hidden gem”. She said that “tender, flavorful seafood and perfectly seasoned rice are worth every penny”. Fodor’s travel guide described the food there as being “the freshest sushi available in the world”. Chef Joël Robuchon, who holds the most Michelin stars in the world of any chef, once described Sushi Saito as “the best sushi restaurant in the world”.
Sushi Saito gained a third Michelin star on the 2009 list. In the Asia-only version of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants by Restaurant magazine, Sushi Saito was ranked 39th in 2013, and 25th in 2021.
Style: Japanese Sushi and Akasaka Restaurant
Address: 1-4-5 1F Ark Hills South Tower, Roppongi, Minato 107-0052 Tokyo
Number of Seats: 8
Average Budget: ¥ 15,000
Nearest station: Roppongi Itchome
Everyday 12:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 23:00
Recommended Lunch Sets
10 pieces of sushi – 5,000 yen
15 pieces of sushi – 10,000 yen
18 pieces of sushi – 15,000 yen
Oftentimes, the beverage lists at top sushiya can feel like an afterthought, proffering limited options. Recently though, Saito-san upgraded his wine collection. New to the menu is an abundance of Champagnes from coveted producer Jacques Selosse – but note, these bottles are anything but cheap