Let’s talk sushi. And more specifically the place where we head for breakfast when in Tokyo.
Umegaoka Sushi-no Midori
My order.. I love Fatty Tuna.
Husband’s order always includes a slice of Anago (saltwater eel).
Perfect place to sit: at the counter.
Another order of Fatty Tuna.
Sushi chefs are busy. Very busy. However, they always find time for a quick conversation, posing for tourist photos and friendly smiles.
Ultimate Sushi Assortment: 2800 ¥
If you are alone or with just one other person, sit at the counter not at a table! The counter is where magic happens.
At midday the queue is usually very long.
Do you see the queue? Throughout the day the waiting time is on average 60-90 minutes. There is a trick to skip it. What we always do is get to the restaurant at around 10:30am. This is when the electronic number issuing ticket machine is wheeled out. There are people already waiting at this time. We get our ticket (always numbered in the 20’s) and go for coffee at the french bakery a few doors down. At eleven am the doors open and we always manage to get in for the first sitting. And then our feast begins! The sushi is so good that now, back in HK, I am still day-dreaming about it.
We still head to Tsukiji Market every time we visit Tokyo to pick up our supply of green tea at Jugetsudo Tea Shop and an amazing bowl of Choku Soba Ramen, but our place for sushi breakfast is at Midroi Sushi.
1-12-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Mark city East 4F