Good sushi restaurants usually require waiting in line, or even a reservation. But sometimes, you just want to grab a bite and get going.
That’s when a stand-up sushi bar comes in handy.
“Magurobito” is located at just a minute walk from Asakusa station. The location is very convenient.
Most stand-up restaurants are a bit overwhelming for female customers entering on their own, but that will not be a problem at Magurobito.
The menu is divided by the prices, making it clear at first glance.
Right as you enter the restaurant, you will find yourself in front of the “L-shaped” counter. Behind the counter, there are two itamae-san (chefs).
The counter can contain about eight people maximum, I would say. As I was at the very end, it didn’t feel too crowded at all.
At first, I was slightly intimidated by the itamae-san, who looked a bit scary. But when I made my first order, I found out that they were actually very gentle.
I like how you can order from one piece of each. It allows you to try a variety of different fish!
I have plenty of personal space.
Now, Maguro (tuna) and slightly broiled salmon to begin with.
To be honest, my prejudice towards stand-up sushi bars was, that the fish wasn’t very fresh. Well, I am happy to say that this was a total misjudgment!
The maguro smelled very fresh, and I could appreciate its natural flavor.
The broiled salmon was very nice, too. The ponzu (citrus and soy) sauce gave it a refreshing flavor.
Next up is, anago eel.
The fluffy texture of the anago together with the not-overly-sweet sauce is perfect!
Moving on to medium-fatty tuna and squid.
The tuna is a knockout, with its delicate flavor and texture.
The squid is nice and soft, and again, I can distinctly taste its natural flavor.
The small amaebi shrimps were so juicy, they almost melted in my mouth!
Magurobito has a very fast customer rotation and is always packed.
As it is not a very big restaurant, it’s not the kind of place you can stay and relax for a long time. But considering its location and reasonable pricing, I thought it was very satisfying!
Stop by Magurobito, a casual sushi restaurant, right by the world famous Asakusa!
|2-18-12 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|1 min walk from Asakusa station|
|Mon-Sat 11:00~22:00 Sun/holidays 11:00~21:00|