Something Fishy: Uoriki Kaisen Sushi
Amid the hectic hoity-toity area of Meguro station Atré, is the flagship store of a fishy sensation. The bulk of Uoriki’s business is as a retail seafood specialist with shops throughout the region, including Shibuya Tokyu and Ikebukuro Tobu. The shop’s buyers have years of experience and excellent connections where it matters—at Tsukiji Market. This allows for quality products at good prices. And as they are purchasing seafood both for retail shops and restaurants, their price is hard to beat.
The specialty of the shop is sushi and our favorite sets include the ichiba (“market”) set and the shun no tokusen (“seasonal specials”), both of which include the current catches. For a heartier lunch go for the donburi, including the kaisendon (seasonal seafood rice bowl).
Diners tend to linger more in the evening as there is a well-selected list of sake and shochu, including Nakanaka barley shochu. The ippin ryori (small dishes) of deep-fried octopus or ika no shiokara (squid and innards) are perfect sake partners.
2-16-9 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku. Tel: 03-6408-8378. http://meturl.com/uoriki