Sushi-bun is a classic hole-in-the-wall operation, with barely room for a dozen to perch elbow-to-elbow on stools along the narrow counter. Isogai keeps everything spotlessly clean, though, and needless to say his fish is of the best quality -- it could hardly get much fresher.
Sushi-bun: An altar in the temple of fresh fish
Name (J) 鮨文
Lunch price range
¥3,000 or more
You'll never taste better fish at these prices.
It's a long walk to the nearest restroom.
Drinks Beer from ¥500; sake ¥500
Number of seats 12 crammed in at the counter
BGM Sometimes the TV, mostly just the murmur of conversation.
Smoking No smoking
Chuo Shijo Bldg. No.8, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; closed Sunday, holidays and market holidays (these often fall on Wednesday)
Transport From Tsukiji Station, cross Harumi-dori and walk past the stalls of the outer market. Turn left at the gas station and enter the market proper. After about 200 meters you will see several rows of small shops and eateries. Go down the fourth row (counting from the Harumi-dori end) and you will see Sushi-bun on the left almost immediately. From the Oedo Subway Station, leave by exit A2, cross the main road and enter the market through the main gate.