Out of several new sushi restaurants that have sprung up, I have carefully selected seven that are particularly noteworthy to feature here. Go ahead and book a table to dine at one while reservations are still easy to get!
Where possible, I think it is better to make a reservation in advance of your visit. However, as we do not accept reservations for Sushi Ishijima, please expect some waiting time on the day of your visit.
Yesterday in Japan, Suntory announced that the Hibiki 17-year-old and Hakushu 12-year-old will be discontinued. The stock of Japanese whiskey is drying up fast... (By the way, the Hibiki 15-year-old will be newly sold instead.)
Located in the agglomeration of excellent restaurants encircling the Tokyo Skytree. An opportunity to eat in this establishment should not be missed. You have to read this if you are planning to visit the Tokyo Skytree.
Sushidokoro Yamada doesn't appear to want foreign customers, claiming to be full many many weeks in advance so as to avoid accepting the booking. Wanted to point this out, since this web site's intended audience is foreigners. Maybe others will have more luck securing a booking, but this was my experience.
1) I think that it is better to wait outside until the time of your reservation, because your table is not likely to be ready before the time of your reservation.
2) It is not impolite, so please do so without worrying.
3) I do not think that is a problem at all. There are some sushi chefs who do not pay much attention to foreign customers, so it may be a good strategy to present your sushi chef with a small gift and make him feel that he has to accommodate you properly.