We had our best meal in Tokyo at Sushi Matsue (松栄) . Both the food and service were impeccable. Plates flowed naturally one after another, perfectly paced to our eating speed. We were lucky enough to have the head chef, Kanda-San , serve us. He customized the Sushi pieces to individual customers but you can also make certain requests. Our bill came out to ~$250 total including drinks for two (very reasonable considering the exquisite quality). We both thought it was the best Sushi meal we had ever eaten in our life!
We initially came up with a list of 20+ highly-rated Sushi restaurants when we tried to research the best spots in Tokyo. Sushi Matsue wasn’t even among our top choices at first. We tried to get reservations at a few other places (about a month before our visit) but they were all booked out 2-3 months in advance. Among the available ones, Sushi Matsue (松栄) became our final pick because of its more local appeal and its proximity (~20-min walking) to our hotel. We were actually a bit nervous before our visit due to the limited number of reviews online (only a handful on Tripadvisor and Yelp ). We were pleasantly surprised by how good our experience turned out to be. Maybe we were lucky...or maybe Sushi making is just at another level in Tokyo that you can’t go wrong with any of the top 50 Sushi restaurants here. We will have to come back and try more Sushi restaurants to test that theory!
Make reservations a couple of months in advance for top Sushi restaurants in Tokyo (even earlier for the most popular ones to be safe). Leverage your hotel concierge to make such reservations as English is not widely spoken.