Downtown SushiDec. 22, 2015 UPDATE
Enjoy an extravagant chirashizushi experience with over 5 different kinds of seafood


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This sushi shop near Karasuma Oike Station has been around for over 70 years. Their chirashizushi is the most popular item on their menu. More than five kinds of seafood, including soy sauce-flavored tuna and sea bream, lie under a blanket of thinly sliced omelet. Nigirizushi and makizushi are also available to enjoy. The shop includes both tatami sitting room and a wooden counter. There are only seven seats at the counter, but if you can get one you will have the chance to see the staff prepari...moreng sushi. Discover an authentic traditional Japanese sushi shop experience.
Our Comments
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
I recommend the sitting room for people who want to have a wider space to eat. You'll have to sit cross-legged, though.
1Must Eat !
Chirashi / ¥1,150
Several kinds of thin-sliced, soy sauce flavored seafood, including tuna, sea bream, conger eel, squid, and octopus are provided in generous quantities underneath the shredded yellow omelet. The different kinds of seafood provide a variety of tastes and textures to enjoy. Eat as-is, without adding any soy sauce to your dish.
2Must Eat !
Nigiri / ¥1,350
An assortment of nigirizushi. Features eight kinds, including tuna, squid, yellowtail, egg, and conger eel. Some are garnished with plenty of wasabi. Customers who dislike spicy food should check the amount of wasabi before eating.
Clear broth soup
3Let's Try !
Clear broth soup / ¥200
A light soup with the taste of dashi stock. Combines well with the soy sauce and sushi vinegar used in the sushi dishes.
4Let's Try !
Gari "pickled ginger" / Free
A sweet-sour, pink pickled food to accompany sushi. Great for cleansing the palate. Additional gari may be ordered for free.
How to Order & Eat
Sushizen How to Order & Eat

Sushizen How to Order & Eat

Sushizen How to Order & EatSome parts of the menu are accompanied by pictures. You can eat the Nigiri and then order more of what you like individually.
- Order Tips -
The Chirashi is generously portioned, so it will satisfy both women and men.
The Nigiri will probably satisfy women, but men may find it's not quite enough by itself.
An additional 3-4 pieces of sushi will help to complete the meal.
Sushizen Appearance Photo
Categories Sushi
Phone +81 75-221-3848
Address 41-2, Koromonotanacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8203
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
Hours 10:00 ~ 21:00 (Sundays and holidays ~ 20:00)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Saturday
Notes Crowded during lunch time (12-13pm). However, you are almost sure to get a seat within 10 minutes.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No English menu.
Menu Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 20 seats
Private dining rooms Available
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Sushizen +81 75-221-3848 ¥1,000~¥2,000 3/3

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