Restaurants & Cafés


Thanks to 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' and a visit from President Obama, Sukiyabashi Jiro has become one of those places that's near impossible to get a reservation for. Chef Rei Masuda worked as an apprentice at Jiro for nine years before opening his own restaurant, Masuda, in January 2014. Even though his restaurant is called an alternative to Jiro, there are several key aspects that set it apart. One being the use of sillago and kasugo. Another being the wide selection of appetisers along with stewed and flame-broiled dishes, wine and champagne. Customers can enjoy their two-hour dinner slot in a more relaxed atmosphere, or book a private room that can accommodate six. One thing that Masuda does share with Jiro is a distinctive, vinegary-tasting sushi rice. For the time being, business is going well with Masuda's reputation as 'Jiro's personal pupil', but Jiro's older apprentices like Mizutani and Harutaka have also started gaining popularity. It will be interesting to see what originality Masuda brings to the table in future.


B1F BC Minami-Aoyama Property, 5-8-11 Minami-Aoyama, Shibuya-ku

Transport Omotesando Station (Hanzomon, Chiyoda and Ginza lines)

Telephone 03 6418 1334

Open Lunch 11.30am-2pm, dinner 5pm-11pm / closed Sun & pub hol


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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