Sushi Santa

Sushi Santa

Near the Yokota Air Force base there is a sushi restaurant called Sushi Santa. From my apartment, it takes me 3 minutes on my bike.

Inside is a sushi bar that can seat at most 15 people. It has a family atmosphere, where the chef and his (presumably) wife know almost everyone who walks in.

They have an english menu which is a photo album with different kinds of sushi shown. Each roll has a white, red, or black sticker on it, indicating its price: white is ¥150, red is ¥280, and black is ¥410.

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You can order each roll individually throughout your meal or everything at once. The chef will make the rolls and then reach over the counter and place them on your board. I think most people order them as they go.

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Regular tuna (front left), Chutoro - fatty tuna (front right), and Ohtoro - very fatty tuna (back). Prices are ¥150, ¥280, and ¥410, respectively.

Regular tuna (front left), Chutoro – fatty tuna (front right), and Ohtoro – very fatty tuna (back). Prices are ¥150, ¥280, and ¥410, respectively.

To pay, the chef counts the colored chopsticks in your container. As usual in Japan, tax is included and no tipping. I ended up paying 1440 yen for my dinner.

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It’s a great concept and being so close while the chef makes the rolls was entertaining. I’m sure I’ll be coming back here plenty of times in the next 5 months.