Tokyo: Uoriki Kaisen Sushi [2016.01.26]

Uoriki was the restaurant we were trying to get to when we ended up eating at Sangyodo. I had some time after Meiji Jingū and before I had to catch my bus to Mt. Fuji so I thought I’d try to find it a second time. Or maybe a third time, I definitely starred Uoriki on my Google Maps but I think that’s a different restaurant all together.

Even before Z. mentioned Uoriki, I had also read about it and put it on my to-eat list. It’s supposed to be really good quality sushi and sashimi for affordable prices (unlike Sushi Dai…the affordable part that is). Uoriki’s core business is seafood retailing, supplying supermarkets and department stores with seafood from Tsukiji. Uoriki Kaisen is located in a Depachika (underground department food store); in the basement of most department stores are these amazing food labyrinths filled with different stands for takeaway food. Whatever your little hearts desire.

I had to go ask information where the restaurant was once I got to the basement of Tokyu but the info lady was real nice and give me a map with directions.

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When I finally got there (busy getting distracted by all the food goodies), there was two older Japanese gentlemen waiting in line. I think it’s always a good sign when it’s all just locals eating and that was definitely the case!

I got the Chirashi-don. The one on the plastic menu they give you is ¥1,750 but if you get the one showing on the wall behind the chef for ¥1,800 – you get uni with it! Which is such a steal. ¥50 for uni? That’s under a dollar!

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I got a huge bowl of rice topped with all sorta nummy seafood – a huge-ass-head-on sweet shrimp, scallop, uni, tuna, salmon, squid, baby shrimps.

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Much satisfied.

UORIKI KAISEN SUSHI
Address: B1 Tokyu Department Store,2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Telephone: 03(5428)3813
Hours: 10:00a – 9:00p (Though I think it closes earlier…maybe 8:00p)

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