Sushi Sakamoto

12,100 JPY 〜
/ Guest
25,300 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Realizing his childhood dream, a sushi chef puts his skill and passion to work in Ginza

Ginza where many famous restaurants stand side by side within easy reach of the station. In the basement of a mixed-use building in a back street, you will find ""Sushi Sakamoto"". The owner-chef Isamu Sakamoto, the proprietor was deeply impressed by his first sight of a sushi chef at the age of 10. Then at 18, on re-reading an essay he had written about wanting to become a sushi chef, he decided to pursue sushi as a career. Subsequently, he trained for a total of 25 years at famous sushi restaurants across Tokyo, such as in Ginza, Ebisu, and Roppongi. Finally, he took over a restaurant from a senior colleague who had left to set up abroad, opening ""Sushi Sakamoto"" in 2017.

He takes pride in his sushi, recommending the nigiri in particular. From buying the ingredients to preparing them, he is thorough and uncompromising at every step. The vinegared rice is made using no sugar, just red vinegar, and salt. Sakamoto uses a blend of 2 types of red vinegar from Yokoi Vinegar; red vinegar for sushi that is the choice of many world gourmet guide awarded sushi restaurants. Full-bodied but clean tasting, it draws out the flavor of the seafood toppings. The rice used is ""Koshihikari"" from Sado Island. Specifically, this is old-crop rice that has been naturally sun-dried for a year to concentrate its flavor, perfect for sushi. The Maguro(tuna) comes from the Tsujiki tuna specialist, Nakaoroshi Hicho, while other seafood is hand-picked seasonally from all around the country. The carefully prepared toppings are worked into nigiri, using delicate judgment and a craftsman's skill to deliver them to guests in their very best condition. This includes fine-tuning the vinegared rice according to the temperature at which they will taste the best. In terms of drinks, Japanese sake is recommended, with 15 varieties from all over the country available year-round. In addition, sake is regularly added to the selection according to the season, providing a lineup that one will never get tired of.

The interior, featuring 8 seats at the counter, is a warm, bright space with a sense of cleanliness, using plenty of wood. Perfect for dates or gatherings of friends and family, but also for visiting alone. According to Mr. Sakamoto, he emphasizes an atmosphere that is comfortable for everyone without being too formal. As such, he works to accommodate the preferences of each guest, whether that be plenty of side dishes or a more nigiri-focused meal. Come and relax in this stylish Ginza hideaway as you enjoy the very finest sushi.
* 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 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit B7(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
■A 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit B7(Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
■A 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit B7(Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 1/2023
    Excellent omakase for lunch
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 12/2022
    Great sushi experience in ginza.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 9/2022
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With Colleagues


Omakase Lunch Course
12,100 JPY / Guest
25,300 JPY / Guest



Sushi Sakamoto [鮨さかもと]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours



Sunday, National Holidays


B1F, Kunimatsu Building, 5-4-14, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

You might also like


Sushi Sakamoto [鮨さかもと]