Tsukiji Market, Sushi Dai, and Robot Restaurant

We woke up at 2:45 a.m.  to visit the famous Tsukiji Market tuna auction that starts at 5am, but registration is limited, so we had to get there early. Unfortunately, the auction had been moved to 2am, so we missed it. However, a line was forming for the famous Sushi Dai restaurant. How long would it take? We had heard stories of 2 hours or more in line for sushi.imageimage

While waiting in line, we were interviewed by local Japanese TV FujiTV. More info on this later!image

Six (6) hours later, we finally made it into the restaurant. The longest we’ve waited for sushi. The line was huge! The set menu included the most delicious famous fatty tuna and other seasonal fish, sea urchin and practically live squid as it moved on the sushi. It was the most simple but delicious sushi we’ve ever had! The experience of speaking to the chef and him explaining how we should eat each sushi was very interesting.imageimageimageimageimage

After visiting the rest of Tsukiji Market, we took a nap and headed out for a date night including front row tickets to the Robot Restaurant (as seen on Anthony Bourdain).  It’s hard to describe in words how awesome the show was, fusing traditional Japanese culture with modern robots, unicorns, weird costumes, live action, dance, martial arts, and live music.imageimageimage image image imageimageimageimageimage

3 thoughts on “Tsukiji Market, Sushi Dai, and Robot Restaurant

  1. It has been so awesome to follow your adventures! Thank you for sharing your travels. You are inspiring me to do this someday!

  2. Well I can’t believe that people will stand on line for 6 hours to go into a Sushi Restaurant, its like they were giving out gold. But you were in your element cause you guys love sushi. That Robot Restaurant is so what can I say colorful and fun. Must have a great show. I look forward to see your ventures and pictures and comments. Thanks for keeping in touch, love ya both enjoy God bless

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