Many thanks to those who recommended Sushi Zanmai; I really like it!
This being a 24/7-365-days-year-round sushi chain, there are many branches in Tokyo but I still prefer the original outlet at Tsukiji Fish Market since nothing beats going to the direct source of fresh fish! The two-level restaurant is very spacious so there’s no need to queue, and it’s apparently a very popular breakfast spot with both locals and domestic tour groups.
4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
Counter seats are the best position to watch the chef in action!
There was some sort of promotion going on and the “best of Sushi Zanmai” platter (self-translation, haha) looked very attractive! For a mere ¥2079 (approximately S$34), I was given 10 of Zanmai’s most popular sushi, score!
This being a sushi chain, I was surprised by the above-average quality (ya, the sushi chains in Singapore have turned me into a cynic). True, the rice or cut of the fish may not be the best but for the price tag, the quality is more than reasonable! Highlight for me was the various pieces of otoro and chutoro, they melted in the mouth!! Even the ”normal” toro was soft and not sinewy at all. Sea urchin uni was nice (of course!) and the rest (i.e. snow crab kani, hotate scallop, ebi prawn, ikura roe, tamago and too-thin anago) was plain delicious to a hungry girl that morning, heh.
Ok, it’s been decided. After Umai Sushikan, Sushi Zanmai gets my vote for the most bang-for-your-buck sushi joint in Tsukiji!