Sushi Tokiwa

11,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
11,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • English Menu

In a setting which blends tradition and innovation, customers can enjoy sushi and sake unique to Niigata.

Shibata City is a bustling tourist area where many leading ryokans can be found. It was here that the restaurant Sushi Tokiwa was opened in 1954 (Showa 29) and has been loved by local customers ever since. It is currently in the hands of the third generation owner Kosuke Kobayashi. The interior was renovated in May 2017. Unlike other sushi restaurants in the local area which have tatami seating, there are city-style counters, and by improving the sushi and side dishes, he has created a unique restaurant with added urban elements inside a traditional setting.

From his early childhood, Mr. Kobayashi grew up surrounded by sushi and have been helping the preparation. After graduating high school, he moved to Tokyo with no plans to pursue a career in cooking. However, he later rediscovered the allure of sushi, and gained experience at Sushi Uoshin in Shimo-Kitazawa. In 2010, he returned to Sushi Tokiwa, and after renovating the interior, set forth to improve the business even further.

What is becoming a well-known type of Sushi is the popular Tokiwa Inari, which hasn’t changed since the restaurant's opening. Tokiwa Inari is a dish of rolled sushi which has been used in Niigata prefecture since ancient times, and is still popular today. It involves boiled chestnuts and walnuts wrapped in vinegared rice and deep-fried tofu. We also recommend the Shiromi and Nodoguro, which is served all year round. Crab is also popular, and there are various kinds for different season, such as Japanese blue crab, queen crab and hairy crab. The restaurant also uses Yamayuki tuna from Tsukiji market.

The vinegared rice uses Sugaya rice from Shibata, and Koshihikari rice produced from Uonuma and Iwafuna. The quality and moisture of the rice made each day is different. In order to enhance the sweetness of the Koshihikari rice, rice vinegar is blended with 2 kinds of red vinegar which has aged for different periods, before adding salt and a little sugar. All sake which goes well with Sushi is from Niigata. The restaurant has prepared around 30 varieties of sake, including rare brands that cannot be found in the city, such as Ayumasamune, Kanemasu, Taiyouzakari etc.

Although the outside has the appearance of a traditional restaurant, the renovated interior features an L-shaped counter, made from 300 year-old Japanese cypress and seats 11 people. There is also a private room with a 5 seat counter and 1 semi private room which can hold up to 4 people. Why not come and enjoy sushi and sake which is unique to Niigata in a setting which blends tradition with innovation.

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* 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.

【Access】
■15-minute walk from Shibata Station on the JR Uetsu Main Line
■15-minute walk from Shibata Station on the JR Hakushinsei Line

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Recommendation(5)

  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 7/2019
    味、雰囲気、料金全てにおいて満足でした。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 9/2019
    お寿司のクオリティが非常に高く、かつお酒も大変貴重なものを頂戴出来ました。また価格も良心的で、とても満足です。 大将の対応も良く、楽しい時間を過ごす事が出来ました。 また寄らせて頂きます。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 8/2019
    初回に伺った時のを覚えておられ、料理だけでなく酒のオススメにもお気遣いいただきありがたかったです。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family

Courses

Dinner
Chef’s Choice and Nigiri Sushi, 2 High-quality Niigata Sake Course
14,300 JPY / Guest
Dinner
Omakase Nigiri Sushi Course with Side Dishes
11,000 JPY / Guest
Dinner
Omakase Nigiri Sushi Course
11,000 JPY / Guest

Information

Name

Sushi Tokiwa [鮨 登喜和]

Cuisine Type

Sushi

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~13:30 (L.O.) Dinner: 18:00~22:00 (L.O. 21:30)

Holidays

Monday,

Access

3-7-8, Tyuuoutyou, Shibata, Niigata

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Sushi Tokiwa [鮨 登喜和]
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