Dine on Delicious Hokkaido Sushi and Tempura Without Leaving Tokyo at Sushiyama in Shinjuku!

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Hokkaido is considered one of Japan’s major treasure troves of food. It offers a bounty of delicious meats, vegetables, and fish.

Located in Shinjuku, “Hokkai-sushi to Tempura Sushiyama Shinjuku” (hereinafter referred to as “Sushiyama”) is a restaurant that primarily uses those delicious ingredients from Hokkaido.

The restaurant’s theme is what they call a “Day Trip Hokkaido Experience,” allowing customers to experience a travel-like atmosphere through their meals.

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A bounty of fresh ingredients and sushi made right on the spot!

In the center of the restaurant, there’s a raw kitchen where chefs prepare one of the signature dishes at “Sushiyama,” the “Hokkai Sushi Assortment (Premium).”

This assortment platter features sushi made with fresh seasonal fish from Hakodate, Hokkaido.

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Hakodate is a region in Hokkaido blessed with abundant seafood throughout the year, with various marine delicacies being brought to its ports.

The ingredients in the platter vary according to the season. During our visit, it included eight kinds, such as raw octopus, flounder, and salmon roe.

The exceptional freshness gives each ingredient great taste and a delightful texture.

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“北海寿司 盛り合わせ【上】,” Hokkai Sushi Assortment (Premium) 2,480 JPY (tax included)

Particularly, the salmon roe boasts a level of richness and bounciness that is extraordinary.

The initial surprise comes from the elasticity of the surface of the roe and the satisfying popping sensation as you bite into it. Then, the profound umami and subtle sweetness that spread across your tastebuds provide a second wave of delightful surprise.

It’s a delicacy where the deliciousness gradually permeates with each bite!

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While these specific sushi items weren’t featured during our visit, there are days when hokke (Okhotsk atka mackerel) and samegarei (roughscale sole) are used, which is a rare treat for sushi in the Tokyo area.

Because of Sushiyama’s dedication to authentic Hokkaido ingredients, eating here can be considered a lucky chance!

The “Crab Dashi and Salmon Roe Japanese Rolled Omelet” overflows with deliciousness

As we mentioned earlier, the salmon roe at Sushiyama is truly tasty.

Aside from enjoying it as a sushi topping, there’s another dish where you can savor its flavor called the “Crab Dashi and Salmon Roe Japanese Rolled Omelet.”

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“カニとイクラのだし巻き玉子,” “Crab Dashi and Salmon Roe Japanese Rolled Omelet” 990 JPY (tax included)

As you can see from the photo above, the defining feature of the Crab and Salmon Roe Japanese Rolled Omelet is the abundant topping of salmon roe that seems like it could overflow from the dish.

After the staff brings the dish to your table, they pour the salmon roe onto the omelet right in front of you.

The omelet uses an original broth blend of kombu (kelp), mackerel flakes, bonito flakes, and tuna flakes. The overlapping flavors of each ingredient adds layers to the overall taste.

What sets apart the flavor of Sushiyama’s omelet is that they use dashi extracted from crab meat. The result is a mellow saltiness that elevates the richness, and the balance with the flavor of salmon roe is outstanding.

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The “5-Kinds of Tempura Platter” is a huge hit with international diners

Sushiyama’s “5-Kinds of Tempura Platter,” a tempura platter of tempura and seafood, is a highly popular order among customers visiting Japan.

Like the sushi platter mentioned above, the contents of the tempura platter also vary depending on the season and the availability of ingredients.

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“天婦羅5種,” 5-Kinds of Tempura Platter 1,280 JPY (tax included)

The texture of the freshly fried tempura is really something else. The restaurant adjusts the frying time for each ingredient, which results in a succulent and crispy texture throughout.

The vegetables are delightfully tender, and the seafood has a springy texture. The chef’s skill shines through in the way they fry, bringing out the deliciousness of each and every ingredient.

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Because of the top-level quality of the ingredients used in the tempura, their inherent sweetness and umami are allowed to really stand out, especially when enjoyed with just a simple sprinkle of salt, as recommended..

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An interior that surrounds you with the atmosphere of Hokkaido

Sushiyama’s interior is spacious, and the wide and comfortable spacing between seats makes it perfect for group outings.

If you’re dining alone, sitting at the counter allows you to enjoy your meal while being able to watch the chef’s cooking skills on display.

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Sushiyama’s interior

The menu supports mobile ordering in both Japanese and English, making it convenient for customers visiting from overseas.

It’s not just the food, either. The drinks on the menu also reflect the essence of Hokkaido!

Even if you’re in Tokyo, you can experience the feeling of visiting Hokkaido right here!


Store name 北海寿司と天ぷら すし山 新宿
Hokkai-sushi to Tempura Sushiyama Shinjuku
Address Seresa Youei Shinjuku Bldg. 6F, 1-16-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Seibu-Shinjuku Station 1-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station Main Exit
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line(SS01)

Shinjuku Station(SJK) 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)

Shinjuku-Sanchōme Station 5-minute walk from Shinjuku-Sanchōme Station Exit E8
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F13)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M09)
Phone number 03-5292-5516
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Teblog, GURUNAVI, Hot Pepper Gourmet, Ozmall
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・PayPay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge 10% charge
when you only order à la carte
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:30-15:00(last order food 14:00, drinks 14:30), 17:00-23:00(last order food 22:00, drinks 22:30)
Sat-Sun. 11:30-16:00(last order food 15:00, drinks 15:30), 17:00-23:00(last order food 22:00, drinks 22:30)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 66 seats
14 counter seats, 52 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://suhiyama-shinjyuku.com/store/
Other information
  • A mobile app for ordering with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian menus: no halal menu available
  • Wheelchair-accessible (there are steps within the restaurant)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are not 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 not allowed

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