One thing we had to do while in Japan was a sushi omakase in Tokyo! We are big sushi fans (hence the posts for Austin sushi spots – Uroko, Otoko, Uchi, and Uchiko), and Japan is the source of excellent sushi. Read on to see our dinner at Sushi Punch in Tokyo.
This restaurant went viral on Instagram and that is probably how I found it! Chef Yuichiro Sasaki opened his restaurant during the pandemic, serving local clientele, but as Japan opened up tourism again, a few foreign visitors shared their meals on social media. Now, 80% of Sushi Punch’s clientele are foreign travelers, and Chef Sasaki is considering opening a Los Angeles location!
With his chef skills and reserved charm, Chef Sasaki provides an entertaining omakase experience. As many have said, he may be the fittest and most photogenic sushi chef in the world!
The lunch omakase is about 9-11 courses while dinner is about 14-18 courses. Each meal ends with miso soup, as Japanese meals commonly do. You’ll be able to taste specialty dishes as well as nigiri. Throughout the meal, Chef Sasaki was excited to share the preparation for the nigiri, especially if there were certain processes like aging and marinating.
Keep reading to see our meal.
We enjoyed 19 courses of cooked dishes and nigiri. The first four dishes were specialty, cooked dishes, except for one dish of sashimi.
Here are the dishes we had. Note: there is one piece of nigiri I didn’t get the name of and I missed getting a photo of the Hokkaido Prawn.
Grilled Fish – I didn’t catch the name of this one but it was a flakey white fish and one of my favorites of the dinner!
Fried Spring Roll
Saury – This is a very common fish in Japan, but was unique to us
Slow Cooked Oyster
Crab with scallop, rice, onion jelly
Chūtoro (Fatty Tuna)
Anago (sea eel) – One of my favorites!
Sweet egg and chestnut
The meal was so delightful! Every piece was perfect and delicious. We each had our favorite pieces, but we were pleased we ended our trip with this meal.
How to Make a Reservation
You can make a reservation online on the TableCheck website. You must enter your credit card information but you are not charged until after your meal is completed.
Lunch is 12,000 yen (about $80) per person and dinner is 18,000 yen (about $118) per person. The pricing includes a 10% service charge.
If you cancel seven days before your reservation, you will have to pay 50% of the price. If you cancel three days or less before your reservation, you will have to pay 100% of the price.
How to Get There
Sushi Punch is located in the Azabujuban neighborhood of Tokyo. Following Google Maps will get you to the correct location. (It is called Sushi Panchi on Google.) When you get to the address, you’ll see a lit sign with eight squares. Go past the sign on the left to the elevator on the right. The restaurant is on the 7th floor. On the left is a photo of the outside from Google:
Details for Your Visit
Here’s a quick list of what to know prior to your visit.
- Cuisine: Sushi
- Meal offered: Lunch at 12 pm, dinner at 6 and 8:30 pm
- Ambiance: Formal, bright
- Attire: Business casual
- Noise Level: Quiet
- Dietary restrictions: Information requested on the reservation
- Reservation: Available online 2 months in advance
- Groups: Contact the restaurant for groups of more than 6 people
〒106-0045 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabujuban, 3 Chome−3−9 Vort麻布十番II 7F