Daiwa Sushi

Tokyo is known for it’s fresh sushi and what better place to have the freshest sushi than at Daiwa Sushi.

For those of you that don’t know, this is one of the popular sushi restaurants situated at the famous Tsukuji Fish market. To be able to get into this restaurant without having to wait hours, is to come very early in the morning. When we showed up, we weren’t sure which one to choose, Daiwa Sushi or Sushi Dai.

We arrived in the area around 4am and there was a massive line outside Sushi Dai already. There were at least 20+ people in line! Daiwa Sushi however, had only 2 people in line. I thought this was strange but seriously, how different can they both be? As we couldn’t be bothered waiting over 2 hours in the Sushi Dai line, we figured we might as well try Daiwa Sushi. At least we would be one of the first ones in!

The restaurant opened at 5:30, half an hr after Sushi Dai. The place seated about 10-12 people at a time. We were seated and straight away given miso soup and the sushi started to be served.


Overall, we were given about 10 pieces of nigiri. All different types of fish.  I think my favourite of them all was the fatty tuna (I think that was the name). It was nice and creamy and so fresh!

I found the raw prawn one to be a bit strange. It was a bit too creamy for my liking and the texture was a bit weird.


Overall, I think this place was well worth it! The service was quick and efficient! The amount of sushi you were given was more than enough for breakfast! Next time I wouldn’t mind trying Sushi Dai but that all depends on if I can be bothered waiting. If you’re like me and just want to eat good, fresh sushi, give Daiwa Sushi a go! It won’t disappoint!