Isshinzushi Koyo

8,085 JPY 〜
/ Guest
23,100 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • English Menu

  • English Speaking Staff

The ultimate combination of "Miyazaki-mae" style sushi with wine and sake.

In a quiet residential quarter, 15-minutes walk from JR Miyazaki Station stands the sushi restaurant "Isshin-zushi Koyo". Since being founded in 1973 by the current owner’s ancestor Kazutaka Kimiya, the sushi-making techniques have been passed down through the generations, attracting many guests, and winning a popularity that has meant constant reservations coming in from across Japan and the world.

"Isshin-zushi Koyo" offers the unique charm of “Miyazaki-mae” style sushi, made of from fresh, seasonal catches from the region, paired with wine or sake. The main sushi chef is Ryosuke Kamimura, who returned to his hometown of Miyazaki after spending ten years studying under Haruyoshi Sorakubo, as his chief assistant in his Osaka sushi restaurant, immediately after finishing high school at the age of 18. The restaurant’s service is managed by Kazumitsu Kimiya, who inherited the sushi restaurant from his father, who has to lead the restaurant is spreading nationally. Kazumitsu studied service management while at the popular Yokohama Italian restaurant SALONE 2007.

The restaurant’s sushi rice is made with adding rare honey from Miyazaki Prefecture (mixed flower honey from Japanese bees) to the vinegar and combined with the natural flavor of the exactingly selected seafood, to create a delicious, natural flavor. Additionally, the wine and sake served at Isshin-zushi Koyo are paired with the food by a licensed sommelier sake taster, who considers carefully how each drink matches the flavors of the dishes. Meals can be purchased as individual sushi orders, sushi and relish orders, sushi and a-la-carte combinations or as full sushi courses, with wine and sake pairings fitting each.

The restaurant is located at the end of a stone path approach, which, upon entering, looks out through a large window onto a garden, creating an open feeling. Seats are either along the 7-meter cherry wood counter, sitting 12, or on private rooms of various sizes. Private rooms for 2 people, as well “hori-godatsu” rooms (rooms with sunken tables over a specially dug out hole) with their own bathroom are also available, making the restaurant perfect for dates, entertaining, and meals with friends, as well as important occasions such as betrothal presentations. We hope that you are inspired to visit Miyazaki to experience the unique sense of place this old restaurant exudes as an aura.

* 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.

■A 15-minute walk from JR Nippo Main Line (Saeki ~ Kagoshima Chuo) Miyazaki Station East Exit
■A 15-minute walk from JR Nichinan Line Miyazaki Station East Exit

Frequently Asked Questions
■ Do you have a private dining room?
Private dining room(s) are available.
■ How many people can the private room(s) accommodate?
We have 5 rooms and up to 30 people can be accommodated.
■ Are shoes allowed in the private dining room(s)?
We ask you to remove shoes in the private dining room(s).
■ Are children welcome? If so, is a separate menu for children available?
We welcome children of any age. We also have a special menu for children. A crib is also available to use.
■ Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?
Wheelchairs are welcome and an accessible bathroom is available.
■ Can the course be customized for vegetarian, vegan or low calories?
Please inquire in advance. A vegetarian option or ordering from our a la carte menu may be prepared.
■ Are menus available in other languages?
English menu is available.
■ Does anyone in the restaurant speak other languages?
We have staff that speaks English.
■ Can I make a reservation for 1 person?
We accept reservations starting from 1 person.
■ Is there a dress code?
We do not have a dress code.



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 3/2023
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 12/2022
    最高のクリスマスを過ごす事ができ、ありがとうございました。料理はもちろん、スタッフの皆様の対応も素晴らしかったです。 私達が食事を終えて席を立った時、最高の笑顔で「ありがとうございます」とおっしゃって頂き、最初から最後まで、とても素敵な空間を過ごせました。あの笑顔は忘れません。改めて、感謝申し上げます。 今度は夜伺わせて頂きます。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 12/2022
    今回も驚きに満ち溢れた逸品とお酒に巡り合えました。 また時間を作ってお邪魔したいと思いました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other



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Isshinzushi Koyo [一心鮨 光洋]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Weekday Lunch: 12:00~14:00 (L.O. 13:00)Saturday,Sunday,National holiday Lunch: 11:30~14:00 (L.O. 13:00)Dinner: 17:30~22:00 (L.O. 20:00)


Wednesday, (The restaurant is closed for lunch on Thursdays、First Tuesday)


21, Syouwatyou, Miyazaki, Miyazaki

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