If you ever pop by at Tokyo, wanting to have affordable sushi albeit one which is super fresh that make you go “OMG” while you devour every single bite thinking you’ll never eat any other sushi in KL again because it will not feel the same ever, well… you might want to consider Sushi Daiwo 寿司大和or Sushi Dai大司寿 (father and son team in two different shop footsteps away from one another) at Tsukiji market.

A full sushi meal of about 8-10 items may seem wrong (and sinful) at 5am in the morning, but it is only that time that you can avoid the queue which was already lengthening by 5.30am. Tsukiji market row of sushi places is a must must MUST go whenever you visit Tokyo. Of course there is plenty of other really good sushi place in town- Take sushiso masa for example, top sushi restaurant in TOKYO which charge you approx RM800-1000 per head- you need to book one or two weeks in advance by the way because they only have 7 seats in there, or you may opt for something that will still make you go gaga and won’t empty out your wallet too fast, a full meal in sushi daiwo would only cost a nip in your wallet by RM100-RM150

The good thing about Sushi DaiWo is, you don’t really have to say anything. Given the lack of ability to converse in each other languages anyhow, we ordered omakase set and let the chef serve us whatever that was fresh from the market. Throughout the whole dining experience (mind you it wasn’t very long, half an hour tops in there due to being serve faster than a fast food restaurant) we politely and repeatingly saying words like “HAI” (yes yes…), Oiishi (delicious), Si mi masen (Excuse me), Biru Ichi(One Beer)- yep we had beer at 5am in the morning, there’s no rule saying otherwise right? Just for your info, it tasted awesome with the sushis.

Here are the pictures, I’ll spare you the details but I wish you can just see my expression when I put it in my mouth. It’s priceless as I was almost speechless! The sashimis were melt in your mouth wonders.The Chef has advised us not to dip into soya sauce and should eat it on its own. Most pieces of sushi already have wasabi in them. I normally would not touch wasabi, but there were no complains with this as it was filled with just the right amount and fully complements the freshness of the seafood. I’m in love!

5am in the morning already bustling with life

Caught a glimpse on the tuna auction.

Whats the fresh catch of the day?

Uni anyone?



No picture of myself, because.. well, it was 5am, and i didnt want to scare you off. =P

It was truly a wonderful experience with Sushi Daiwo, i'm missing it so much i might just go back to Tokyo again next year to have this.


ulric said...

Wow...can really c the freshness there in ur photos!

R u sure u r tat scary at 5am?...haha :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ARGH i want some for breakfast!! lunch and dinner too!!

Michelle Chin said...

I want sushi at 5am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm. Then i'll go to bed and do it all over again.

Cos it's tsujiki.

AugustDiners said...

Uric: lol not that scary laaaa. I hope.

Joe: tell me abt it! Was worth to wake up for!

Mich: hahaha we share de same thoughts!

Sean said...

ooo, that's some of the most luscious raw fish i've ever seen! this makes me wish i could hop on a plane tonite and get there tomorrow morning! :D

Baby Sumo said...

The sushi looks so awesome. I think I would so wake up early and queue at 5am for this too!

AugustDiners said...

Sean: yes indeed! :D wishing the same thing

Baby Sumo: Yes, it was perfect something to wake up to every morning, if i can

Man Fai said...

My friend told me- IF Midvalley Garden - Zanmai Sushi is good, then this Daiwa will be 10 times better than Zanmai.

And if you can afford, then go for this

30,000 yen per head count. (Around RM1,200).
This is a Michelin 3 star restaurant and the chef is considered based the best in the world.

AugustDiners said...

Man Fai: Thank you for sharing. I think michelin rated restaurants in japan cost easily RM1000 and above and if you wanna eat in heaven and bliss, you have to pay the price and its worth every cent of it. :D

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