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Sushi Yukata Party!

November 24, 2016

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Hi everyone!

I gotta say, I was a bit concerned before we came to Itaemae Sushi Edo. At first we were completely sold just on the name alone, and had to HAD TO HAD TO shoot a video here no matter what. Eatyoursushi goes to Eatmysushi. That’s perfect! There’s no question about it. But when we heard that it was a themed restaurant we thought it was just going to be a tourist trap, or somewhere that business men take foreign clients to impress them. And some small part of the food snob in the made me skeptical. Is it all show and no substance? I was worried, not only about the food, but also about wasting a filming day. Because, after all, we’re not going to share any videos of places that we don’t like. Unless it’s spectacularly bad on a comical level, like the Korean Pizza video.

But, you know, we actually really liked out time here. If I was brought here on a business dinner, I’d be very pleased. At first it was playful, and the snob in me melted away a bit. OOH I got to put on a Yukata. OOOH they clacked the sticks and announced my entrance. I LOVE BEING ANNOUNCED. Remember when we did that Viking Bar in Sweden? They blew their horn and announced us and I was thrilled beyond words. This place here really gave me a similar feeling.

After all of the introductory fun, we found that it wasn’t just playful with no substance: the food was exciting as well. It was different food than what we’re used to. We go to a lot of sushi places and just have regular nigiri or sashimi. Rice and fish is all I need to be happy. Hell, sometimes I don’t even need rice; just give me good fish. But this place had more to it than that. Deep fried Uni was really exciting to try. Those fish and chips were just amazing. If I could just get a bucked of that fried fish I’d be super happy and would get a lot fatter but I’d be happy in doing so. And that rainbow road of fish on top of maki rolls was great. Making our own hand rolls afterwards was also SUPER SATISFYING to my Polish Catholic upbringing. It was all quite new and exciting to me, and I felt really into the experience the whole time.

I was super distracted whenever a new person was announced and they banged the clappers together. It felt special, you know, to announce a new guest has arrived. I’d look over at them and clap. I want them to feel welcome. That’s a good feeling. Unless you’ve just transferred to a new school and the teacher makes you stand up in front of everyone and tell the class where you’re from and the class looks at you like “KILL THE OUTSIDER.” That didn’t happen here, thankfully. Or, at least, I couldn’t read it on people’s faces.

Getting served food on paddles is great. What’s that line from the Simpsons? As for some sushi? That’s a paddlin. Fish and chips? That’s a paddlin. We said that joke to ourselves over and over. It never gets old for us. We don’t know when to draw the line.

If you want to check out Itamae Sushi Edo, it’s a 3 minute walk away from Akasaka Mitsuke Station (exit 10, head up towards the giant BIC Camera) and as you walk from the station it’ll be on your left side. It is very obvious and all well lit up with lovely lanterns!

Akasaka Minato Tokyo
東京都 港区 赤坂 3-9-2 No.R赤坂見附 1F

Check out their website, Facebook, and tabelog for more info. Just be aware they have other restaurants called Itamae Sushi. If you want the full awesome experience we had, make sure you go to the Itamae Sushi Edo restaurant which is a special location.

Also, the Itamae Sushi chef told us that he runs a sushi school in the restaurant on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-2PM, so we thought we’d share that with you here as well. We haven’t been ourselves, but let us know if you attend and become a sushi master. You can make reservations for the school at the restaurant itself or call 03-6222-5805. It’s 5,400JPY (around $54) per person.

And now that we’re done overloading you with information, here’s some more silliness: bloopers and extra scenes!

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  1. hello, I am planning to go to japan, and just saw this amazing video. I loveee sushi with all my heart! So just wondering how are the prices on this restaurant? Can I have a good meal here, just with 25-30 euros including one drink at least??

    6 months ago
  2. Ah this looks like my kind of restaurant. I need to win the lottery if I am going to visit Japan and find a way to eat at all of these wonderful places!

    8 months ago
  3. Thank you so much for your videos. We just arrived in Tokyo Monday night and we went here to Itamae Sushi Edo and it was AWESOME! We also had Coco Curry in Ueno today for lunch and it too, was awesome. Thank you guys.

    8 months ago
  4. The food in this video is SO beautiful: the food porn is the best so far! I’m sorry about the melted dreams…. & Simon! You didn’t even offer to share the tuna lol!!! You both look great ^_^!

    9 months ago
  5. Hi Simon and Martina, my husband and I are visiting Japan in January and are interested in going here. Do we have to make a reservation in advance? Thanks!

    9 months ago
    • Btw, we went on a Tuesday night at 7:30 without reservations and there were a number of tables left. However the place is not very big. You can see pretty much the entire restaurant in the video.

      8 months ago
  6. Awesome video! I’m thinking of visiting this place when I’m in Japan! How much did you guys roughly spend there?

    9 months ago
  7. The food looked so good

    9 months ago
  8. Such an awesome video! I want to visit so bad!!

    9 months ago
  9. Hey guys, great video as usual! I am going to go to Tokyo with my brother next year so this video – and many others that you have done – give us great ideas of where to go or what to do when we go there. :)

    9 months ago
  10. Love the video! It looks like such a fun place to eat. I’ve never been to a place where they announce you when you come in. I wonder if that would make me totally awkward. The being able to dress up is also kind of fun, especially if you’re a tourist that maybe would like to dress up a little but don’t have a reason or a place to go if you do. The food looked absolutely gorgeous too. That is definitely a place that I would be taking pictures of the food. Also, speaking of food, on this day of Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) I would just like to say that I am thankful for you guys :) Happy Eating!!!

    9 months ago
  11. Hey Simon and Martina,
    First of all, thanks for the video, it really brightened my day, the death of the cotton candy was hilarious ^^ (sorry not sorry)
    Second, I was wondering how the Japanese think about overfishing? I know I’m biased being a ecologist and all, but in the Netherlands in general I think there is a pretty decent level of awareness about overfishing. For instance, we are thaught not to eat fish more than once a week.
    When I was in Korea for a while I asked around there, and my korean colleages were very clear on the subject (after I explained the concept to them). Their joined opinion was that yes, overfishing is a thing, but that was the fault of the Chinese.
    So I was wondering if the Japanese, who are notorious fish eaters, ever worry about eating all the fish? And if so, if that awareness is community driven or from the government (like in china where in some provinces they are now trying to teach the community not to eat meat all day every day).
    So curious :)

    9 months ago