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Cuisine
Sushi
Average cost
Lunch: ¥5,000 - ¥15,000
Dinner: ¥15,000 - ¥30,000
It’s love at first bite with Chef Takahoshi Hiroshi, thanks to the freshest seafood and Aizu Koshihikari rice from Fukushima Prefecture.

Restaurant Details

With many sushi restaurants placing special emphasis on the quality of their neta toppings, it’s easy to forget that sushi is actually equal parts neta and shari (rice). But Chef Takahoshi Hiroshi, head chef and general manager at Sushi Hajime in Shibuya, isn’t about to let people forget. Of course, his sushi toppings are extremely fresh: being sent directly from his personal suppliers in Toyosu Market to his Namikibashi counter. There, he expertly slices and serves them up into toppings for Edomae-style sushi. But it’s the rice where Sushi Hajime really sets itself apart. The shari is made from some of the finest rice in Japan, Aizu Koshihikari, renowned for its sweetness, stickiness and beautiful glow. It’s this same rice that goes into every single nigiri at Sushi Hajime, after being cooked traditionally in a hagama pot and lovingly treated with the restaurant’s original blend of red vinegar. The name “hajime”, written with the character for “one” but pronounced like the word for “beginning”, is truly appropriate for a restaurant such as Sushi Hajime. A single bite of nigiri is a fleeting moment, but Chef Takahoshi hopes that that one moment will be a beautiful catalyst: the first step into falling irresistibly in love with Japan, its culture and its food. And between the neta bursting with umami, the soft, sticky shari, and the easy banter with Chef Takahoshi and his staff, guests are hard-pressed to not fall in love with Japanese culture right there and then. Cupid’s arrow often takes the form of the abalone in liver sauce, Chef Takahoshi’s specialty. The abalone is stewed in pure water and sake for half a day until soft and tender, then dressed with a sauce that bursts with flavor.
Dining Courses
Friday Lunch Course
Morning, Afternoon
¥ 8,700
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A nigiri-centric exclusive lunch menu available only on Fridays. Chef Takahoshi invites guests to partake of the finest seasonal fish, as well as a series of appetizers, small plates and rolled omelet. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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A nigiri-centric exclusive lunch menu available only on Fridays. Chef Takahoshi invites guests to partake of the finest seasonal fish, as well as a series of appetizers, small plates and rolled omelet. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 8,700
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Weekend & National Holiday Lunch Course
Morning, Afternoon
¥ 10,850
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Celebrate your day off right with a nigiri-centric lunch menu available exclusively on the weekend, or on public holidays. Chef Takahoshi invites guests to partake of the finest seasonal fish, as well as a series of appetizers, small plates and rolled omelet. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability. As the name suggests, this course is available only on weekends and national holidays.
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Celebrate your day off right with a nigiri-centric lunch menu available exclusively on the weekend, or on public holidays. Chef Takahoshi invites guests to partake of the finest seasonal fish, as well as a series of appetizers, small plates and rolled omelet. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability. As the name suggests, this course is available only on weekends and national holidays.
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¥ 10,850
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Omakase Dinner Course
Evening
¥ 19,500
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The nigiri-centric Omakase Dinner Course is an invitation to guests to appreciate both the impeccable quality of the seasonal ingredients used at Sushi Hajime, but also the sheer artistry of Chef Takahoshi's technique. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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The nigiri-centric Omakase Dinner Course is an invitation to guests to appreciate both the impeccable quality of the seasonal ingredients used at Sushi Hajime, but also the sheer artistry of Chef Takahoshi's technique. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 19,500
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Omakase Dinner Course with Sake Pairing
Evening
¥ 26,000
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For the ultimate in luxury, the Omakase Dinner Course with Sake Pairing offers the perfect combination: premium seasonal ingredients, Chef Takahoshi's flawless sushi technique, and a selection of fine sake, each one personally selected by Chef Takahoshi to match each course. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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For the ultimate in luxury, the Omakase Dinner Course with Sake Pairing offers the perfect combination: premium seasonal ingredients, Chef Takahoshi's flawless sushi technique, and a selection of fine sake, each one personally selected by Chef Takahoshi to match each course. ※ Please note that the exact course content is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 26,000
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Sushi Hajime (shibuya) Access Info

Sushi Hajime is accessible via a 4-minute walk from the New South Exit of Shibuya Station, or a 1-minute walk from the Namikibashi Intersection between Shibuya and Ebisu Stations.

Sushi Hajime (shibuya) Phone Number

03-6419-7621

Sushi Hajime (shibuya) Business Days

Sunday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Monday
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Tuesday
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM

Sushi Hajime (shibuya) Address

Gleme Building B1F, 3-chome-15-5 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0002

Sushi Hajime (shibuya) Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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