Tel: 03 3545 0199
Concierge.com's insider take:
If the three-star Michelin rating doesn't convince you of Araki's place among the top tier of sushi spots, the hordes of devoted fans who followed the restaurant from Setagaya to Ginza when it moved in 2010 will. The new location is much more convenient, but it also means that Araki is no longer a neighborhood joint where you can saunter up to the counter sans reservation. Those willing to make repeated calls will be rewarded with some of the freshest, most exquisitely cut sashimi in Tokyo. Don't, however, be fooled by its new digs and recent accolades: Clean-but-flavorful presentations of uni and ikura sashimi or tuna sushi are served up by the jovial master chef, who puts customers at ease with his friendly service.—Rebecca Willa Davis
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Sundays noon to 2 pm and 6 to 8:30 pm.