Breakfast at Umegaoka sushi no Midori

Umegaoka sushi no Midori

Let’s talk sushi. And more specifically the place where we head for breakfast when in Tokyo.

We love sushi and it is one of many, many reasons we are always itching to book another long weekend in Tokyo. THE place to go for sushi in Tokyo is Tsukiji Market but last year we found a more convenient place for us which doesn’t involve getting up at 4:30am in order to start queuing (Daiwa) . We are creatures of habit. We like to stay in the same hotel and get our coffee every morning from the same coffee shop. We stay in Shibuya. We like ‘our’ hotel, its location and surrounding area. During our first stay in Shibuya we passed a busy sushi restaurant on our way to and from the hotel. A queue of mostly local customers with only one or two tourists was forming before opening time which was expected – people want to eat the freshest fish, however, at 10pm there was still a queue. We noticed this pattern repeating itself every day until one morning we decided to give the place a go. First visit and we were hooked on the great quality and very affordable sushi. Now there is no visit to Tokyo without at least one breakfast at Midori Sushi.

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Umegaoka sushi no Midori-3Umegaoka Sushi-no Midori

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Umegaoka sushi no Midori-14My order.. I love Fatty Tuna.

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Umegaoka sushi no Midori-12Husband’s order always includes a slice of Anago (saltwater eel).

Umegaoka sushi no Midori-10Perfect place to sit: at the counter.

Umegaoka sushi no Midori-11Another order of Fatty Tuna.

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Umegaoka sushi no Midori-15Sushi chefs are busy. Very busy. However, they always find time for a quick conversation, posing for tourist photos and friendly smiles.

Umegaoka sushi no Midori-9Ultimate Sushi Assortment: 2800 ¥

Umegaoka sushi no Midori-16If you are alone or with just one other person, sit at the counter not at a table! The counter is where magic happens.

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Umegaoka sushi no Midori-5At 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
TEL: +81-3-5458-0002

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