Friday, January 22, 2010

Edokko Sushi - Part 1

Nothing compares. Two words that pretty much sums up Edokko Sushi. I seriously doubt there is any better sushi restaraunt on the planet and I make it a point to eat there whenever I go through Narita. Unfortunately, I do not have the contact details of the restaraunt except that it's located in Narita, about 5 minutes walk from the station. If I remember correctly, I leave the station and hang a right, walk towards pedestrian bridge/overpass and there it is on the right side. I'll update this info as soon a I can.

I was first introduced to this restaraunt by my friend Mariko, who works for Air Canada in Japan. We met before the takeover, during the good ol' days of Canadian Airlines. She took me and a few friends there sometime in 1999 I think and I've been hooked ever since.

Everything is large, and a little over the top - fresh, as if it just left Tsukiji market. If you sit at the bar, your meal is generally served right on the bar. To me, this is the best seat in the house, because the chef is right there, and they can tell exactly what you want to eat.
Ikura, one of my favourites.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but this ebi is just massive. It was the size of a small lobster.
Anago, similar to the mouth-watering goodness of unagi.
You don't want to know what this is.
My last meal on earth would have to include prime rib from the Keg, foie gras, and uni from Edokko Sushi. There must have been uni from an entire sea urchin in this peice.
Kani sushi, often replaced here in North America with some processed fish paste that's made to look like crab meat. This is the real deal people, and you'll never taste anything like it....also it was huge.


  1. Wow i really want to try this place! i've only got a 5hr layover though and i hear it takes forever to get out of and back in the airport!

    I also read on another site that these guys @ Edoko don't like foreigners is that true?

  2. Hey StylinRed,

    Thanks for reading! Narita's only one stop away from the airport. If you have 5 hrs, it would be criminal not to go!

    I'm a foreigner and I've never had any problems there. I frequently see international flight crews eating there as well, so it can't be as bad as some have made it out to be. Just look at the smile on the chef's face and you can tell they're alright with foreigners.


  3. No, they didn't seem to have any "foreigner" problems so far as I could tell.
    Most of the clientelle appeared to be Japanese when I was there (earlier tonight!). And I couldn't have been more foreign, as I'm African American.

    My wife works for United and I tag along with her from time to time. She worked a flight to Narita yesterday and left me here for a few extra days. She's not a huge fan of sushi but I am.

    Tonight's visit to Edokko was the best sushi I have ever had. Amazing. Super fresh, large cuts.

    1. Hi psb87,

      Haha, you were there two nights ago? I was there just a few days before you....I think I was there on the 18th. There was a steady stream of foreigners there, and not only were the staff friendly to the foreigners, so were some of the drunk cliente (Japanese) who were sitting at the counter!

      It's a great place and I'll try to get around to posting pics from my current Japan trip.


  4. Guys, what time are they open? I have Narita coming on my roster and my husband is joining me on the flight - that's the place i Definitely want to go!!!

    1. Hi Anonymous,

      Thanks for reading, but sorry, I don't know what their operating hours are. My flights usually arrive in the evening and they've never been closed. The latest I've stayed is till around 8pm or so, and there were still peopel coming in. Not sure what time the open and close,

      Sorry, not very helpful.



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