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.
10-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line Shinjuku Station South Exit
9-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Station E1 Exit
Shinjuku Sushi Iwase (新宿すし岩瀬) ’s Information