- Posted May 29, 2013 by
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Japan – Tokyo: Queuing up at 4:30 AM for a sushi breakfast.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Walking in the rain over to building #6, we found Sushi Dai not by the signage, but by the nearly two dozen people waiting in line for the restaurant to open….and it is only 4:30 am. Evidently quite a few people have read about Sushi Dai and its neighbor a couple of doors down Daiwa-Zushi. So we waited until the doors opened for business at 6 am….but we didn’t get in for the first seating, we had to wait until 6:30. You see, this little world famous sushi restaurant only seats 12 people at a time and is only open for breakfast from 6 am to noon. So if you are looking to get in for dinner…you’ll need to find another sushi restaurant. By the way, reservations are not taken….so just get in line.
Why is Sushi Dai so popular that people from around the world will literally wait for hours in the pre-dawn light and rain? It is because the fish is so fresh. Think about it…from boat….to fish market….to table all within a couple of hundred meters and a few hours. If I want sushi in Colorado, it needs to be flown in…not here….it only needs to be hand trucked over.
So if you are down at the Tsukiji Fish Market and you are sushi lover like we are, head on over to Sushi Dai….it’s like going to Mecca for the sushi diehards.
Matt Swinden and his wife Marlis Wadleigh traveled to Japan reporting on some the common and not so common sights in Japan.
Video & Photos by Matt Swinden