[Tokyo] Umegaoka Sushino Midori Ginza (梅丘寿司の美登利)

 

Highly popular and recommended, we arrived at Umegaoka Sushi no Midori about half hour before its opening time of 11am to be met by a long queue. Thank goodness the restaurant was big and we managed to secure the first seating. There are many sushi sets at Midori. For assortment sushi, three sets offered at 2,000 yen, 2,500 yen and 2,800 yen. We went for the last option as we were hungry bunnies. What a spread! The sushi sets were served on large wooden platters and came with Chawanmushi, Miso Soup, Crab Paste Salad and Miso Soup.  

Each sushi piece was of a generous size, almost double a regular sushi piece and the fish slices were very thick. The pieces that stood out were the otoro, the shrimp (it was sweet!), and conger eel sushi.

A huge filling set! Knocked us out.

Midori also offers seasonal side sushi. They were displayed outside the restaurant.

We went for this pink overflowing yam mix on top pickle and cucumber sushi. It was alright and quite frankly, not worth the calories.    

I ordered a Mackerel Sushi on the side as I have a deep love for this particular fish. It was tender and very slippery.     

Honestly I don’t see the big deal with Midori and why so many people love it. It was not mind blowing although the guys working behind the counter moved like robots. That was more impressive.     

And there were a surprising high number of Japanese dining there. A high number of wealthy Japanese Obasans (as could be told from their diamonds.)

Midori was o.k. but  if you are interested to check out the hype, here are the address details for you.

The address −Tokyo freeway Bill Yamashita 1F ahead of number 72, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-5568-1212
The business hours Monday-Saturday 11:00-22:00 (LO21:30).

Sunday and holiday 11:00-21:00 (LO20:30)

* In case of a holiday Monday and the previous day (Sunday), 11:00-22:00 (LO21:30)A regular day off January 1.

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