Shinjuku Sushi Iwase

21,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Experience authentic Edo sushi which draws inspiration from a famous sushi restaurant, Sushisho.

In a quiet area near the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building just out of West exit of Shinjuku Station, Edo sushi restaurant Shinjuku Sushi Iwase is located. Drawing inspiration from the famous Sushisho, Chef Kenji Iwase speaks of his enthusiasm for going after the sushi culture of Shinjuku.

Unlike many who aspire to be a sushi chef from a young age, Chef Iwase discovered “sushi” and began his training after the age of 20. He became independent in 2012 after polishing his skills in various well-known restaurants which are part of the Sushisho group, beginning with Sushi Hide in Yotsuya, to Sushisho Masa in Nishi Azabu, and Aoyama’s Sushi-ko. “I want this restaurant to be a fun place. I want guests to enjoy chatting while eating sushi”, says Iwase; his omakase menu style consists of nigiri sushi and a side dish brought out alternately. Many visits to enjoy the Kasugo fish (young seabream) and Anago (salt-water eel) nigiri, which is a staple in the omakase menu.

Rice vinegar or red/plum vinegar is used depending on the seafood used on the sushi, the staple Japanese sake is Koriyama, Fukushima’s Odayaka, as well as 10 other types of sake, to suit the season. The restaurant has a counter made of plain and unfinished wood, with 9 seats, where you can watch Chef Iwase’s skills from all angles. Sushi shared with friends, colleagues and that special someone is exceptional. You can easily spend a blissful time here, and even forget that you are in Shinjuku.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■10-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line Shinjuku Station South Exit
■9-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Station E1 Exit



  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 8/2019
    good atmosphere good food
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 3/2019
    Amazing food, and a very relaxed atmosphere. Cannot recommend more highly.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 1/2019
    前回10/25の初来店以来、2ヶ月半ぶり2度目の来店。大将正面より少し右側奥席で。2019年仕事初め日かつ満席につき、大将がかなりお忙しい状態で、前回よりは一品一品の説明はゆっくりお聞きすることは出来ませんでしたが、また素敵な時間を過ごすことができました。こだわりの産地からの質の高いネタの数々、オリジナルティ溢れる仕事、品数と価格のバランスの良いCPの高さに、都内鮨店をよくご一緒している友人ご夫妻も、とても満足していました。 つまみと握りを交互に織り交ぜて供する「すし匠」スタイルは、やはり日本酒が進みます。岩瀬大将がお勧めする店定番日本酒の入荷がちょうど翌日ということで、前回いただいて気に入っていたいくつかの日本酒がこの日飲めなかったことだけが残念でした。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend


Omakase Course
21,000 JPY / Guest



Shinjuku Sushi Iwase [新宿すし岩瀬]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

15:00~23:30 (L.O. 21:30)


Monday, First Sunday


3-4-1, Nisishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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