KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi: Tokyo Embraces an Overseas Favorite Famous For Fabulous Blow-Torched Sushi

“ABURICIOUS” is a play on words combining aburi (blow-torched) and delicious. It also happens to be the name of a signature menu item at “KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi” in Tokyo.

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“サーモンとアイオリソースの炙り押し寿司,” SALMON OSHIZUSHI

As many satisfied diners have already discovered, ABURICIOUS is blow-torched pressed sushi which originated in Canada. Not only delicious, it’s a hit on social media, captivating people of all nationalities and ages.


“アブリシャス12貫,” ABURICIOUS 12pc 2,790 JPY (tax included)

A lineup of popular sushi! “ABURICIOUS 12 pieces”

The “ABURICIOUS 12 pieces” at KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi is a set menu that lets you taste six varieties of ABURICIOUS. Enjoy two pieces each of salmon, shimesaba (cured mackerel), shrimp, anago (conger eel) and roast beef oshizushi (pressed sushi), as well as the “KINKA ROLL.”

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“サーモンとアイオリソースの炙り押し寿司,” SALMON OSHIZUSHI” (front 2 pieces); “シメ鯖と西京味噌の炙り押し寿司” SABA OSHIZUSHI (middle 2 pieces)

The salmon offering is a particularly popular choice within the set. The homemade aioli sauce, enriched with garlic, becomes aromatic when touched by the flame of the blow-torch. This melts the salmon’s rich fats, which then delicately coat your palate, providing an immediate burst of bliss. The coarse black pepper adds a punchy accent to the flavor! Combined with the zesty heat of green chili peppers, it creates a tantalizing taste that you’ll find addictive.

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The KINKA ROLL featuring sea urchin, crab, and salmon, delights with its unique texture. As the tobiko (flying fish roe) is gently scorched by the torch, it creates a series of enticing pops. These sounds will surely whet your appetite, beckoning you to indulge. Be sure to listen for this enticing crackle.

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“炙りキンカロール,” KINKA ROLL

The shrimp ABURICIOUS has a European twist with basil sauce. The conger eel, with its sweet sauce, is also exquisite.

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(From left to right) “牛とごま油の炙り押し寿司,” BEEF OSHIZUSHI; “穴子と甘味ダレの炙り押し寿司” ANAGO OSHIZUSHI

The cured mackerel ABURICIOUS uses a garlic-infused miso sauce. The fatty mackerel pairs exceptionally well with the miso. As for the roast beef ABURICIOUS, it’s delightful with the aroma of sesame oil.

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The ABURICIOUS 12pc impressed Bensky of the Umami bites editorial team, a seasoned sushi connoisseur.


It was my first time having such artistic and delicious sushi!
From the moment it was served, I was thrilled. This is something you must try at least once in your lifetime!

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The irresistible “AVOCADO OSHIZUSHI”

The “AVOCADO OSHIZUSHI” is rich in flavor with creamy avocado. Seasoned with egg-free aioli sauce, it’s also a vegan-friendly dish.

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“アボカド炙り押し寿司』(6貫),” AVOCADO OSHIZUSHI 6pc 1,100 JPY (tax included)

The flavoring includes aioli sauce and a sweet soy sauce. The sushi is topped with cherry tomatoes, which adds a fresh tanginess. Pairing it with sake is a preferred choice among regular patrons.

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At KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi, they use Koshihikari rice from Yamagata Prefecture for their sushi. Koshihikari maintains its plump texture even when cool, making it perfect for pressed sushi. It asserts its presence in your mouth, not overshadowed by the sushi toppings.

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The delectable, fluffy rice of “ABURI NIGIRI SUSHI 6 pieces”

“ABURI NIGIRI SUSHI 6 pieces” is a set menu of blow-torched nigiri sushi. It includes six types: sea bream, Spanish mackerel, bluefin tuna, striped jack, squid, and salmon. Depending on the season, the squid might be replaced with scallop, and there might be changes in the types of white fish used.

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“炙り寿司6貫,” ABURI NIGIRI SUSHI 6pc 1,990 JPY (tax included)

Every piece in this set is selected for its luscious, natural oils, which are enhanced and sweetened through torching. In contrast to the restaurant’s ABURICIOUS offerings, the rice here boasts a soft, fluffy texture. This set also includes toppings not found in the ABURICIOUS range, inviting you to explore new flavors and textures.

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Bluefin tuna

To finish off your sushi meal, try the “LOBSTER MISO SOUP.” Just one sip lets you savor the sweetness and umami of lobster. It’s a comforting dish for both the heart and body.


“ロブスターのあら汁,” LOBSTER MISO SOUP 590 JPY (tax included)

Designed with the concept of a “sophisticated retreat,” the restaurant’s interior is stylish and welcoming. In this comfortable setting, you’ll surely enjoy the exclusive sushi offerings only available at KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi!

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Store name KINKA sushi bar izakaya 六本木
KINKA sushi bar izakaya Roppongi
Address Hexart Roppongi 2F, 7-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 4-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 7
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-6721-1469
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Tabelog, Ikyu Restaurant, Reserve with Google
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(Apple Pay・iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(au PAY・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:30-14:30(last order 14:00), 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sat. 11:30-15:30(last order 15:00), 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sun. & nat’l holidays 11:30-15:30(last order 15:00), 17:00-22:00(last order 21:00)
Closed No regular holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 53 seats
20 counter seats, 28 table seats, 5 private dining room seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly, vegetarian, vegan and halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery services are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of January 2024.