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Yajima Sushi in Shibuya | Information and Reviews

Recommended restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo this time is Sushi: Yajima.

If you are in search of the best sushi restaurant while traveling here in Japan, then Yajima Sushi is one of the highly recommended places to go (most loved by foreign travelers)!

This place has been running for more or less 37 years and it’s managed by the sweet old couple who love to make their customers feel at home every single day!

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TripAdvisorYajima(score:4.5)
Nameやじま
HoursMondays – Saturdays
11:30 AM – 2 PM
7 PM – 9 PM
BudgetLunch: ¥3,000〜
Dinner: ¥15,000〜
TEL+81-3-3499-6019
Address1-26-31 Higashi | Oshima Bldg. B1F, Shibuya 150-0011, Tokyo Prefecture
HolidayIrregular Holiday
AccessShibuya Station
Seats10
SmokingNon-smoking
CardCredit Cards Accepted

Access from the Station

The location is a bit secluded and a little far from the main access area but it is not something you should be worried about.

It is about 580 meters away from Shibuya Station so you need to walk for seven minutes or less to get there.

It is about 580 meters away from JR Shibuya Station. Once you get off, take the nearest East Exit and walk for approximately 7 minutes to get there. 

How to Book

The reservation should be made in advance in no less than a month but in some cases, they can also accommodate a week before if there are still reserved seats available.

Mr. Yajima’s wife will take care of the phone reservation and she can speak good English so even foreigners can book by themselves.

Appearance

It is located in the basement level of Oshima building but you can see the restaurant’s name in signage in Japanese characters displayed outside “やじま” so it is not so difficult to find.

The building’s outer concept is made of reddish bricks formed together like a perfect puzzle to make the entire place more appealing than the others. A bit secluded as it appears to be, but the location is neatly preserved for the longest time.

This restaurant is basically on a booking system so forget about expecting long queues every single day as that won’t ever happen!

Ambiance

The customers who succeeded to reserve their seats may have the options to sit at the counter area or for larger groups, can opt to choose the table eats for better accommodation.

The dining area has a relaxing vibe and undeniable sophistication in every corner. This kind of setting can surely boost the mood of the customers to enjoy eating and savoring the delicious food that the restaurant chef has prepared.

The number of the customers are already estimated and welcomed based on the total accommodation that the restaurant has so it is not crowded and definitely, no annoying background noise.

Recommended Menu

〜 Omakase Style Menu 〜

Just sit back and relax as Yajima-san will bring you the most entertaining Omakase menu in Tokyo! The sushi course is undoubtedly delicious and high-quality plus you get a bonus laughing moments and tons of jokes from the owner/chef himself.

There are some rules about eating sushi that the owner had shared to a lot of people. First, eat sushi in just 1 bite. Second, sushi is best for lunchtime because of the amount of rice that you will consume late in the evening. And lastly, sushi should be eaten in no more than 20 minutes.

You can also order additional menu, side dish and other beverages you like after savoring the different types of sushi prepared by the sushi master of the house.

Additional Information

Recommended when eating alone, with a friend, with a co-worker, and for dating.

Private room is unavailable in this restaurant.

It is highly advised to call in advance to check for the schedule first as the owner decides to take a day off sometimes.

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