Sushi Ichiei
鮨 一永

Osaka Sushi

A true hidden gem of a sushi restaurant in Namba, Osaka, of which the head chef honed his skills at Michelin-starred establishments.

Sushi Ichiei was opened in Namba in October 2023 by a head chef who trained and honed his skills at Sushiyoshi, a 2 Michelin establishment in Osaka, as well as Sushi Kisui, another 2 Michelin establishment in Kobe.

Sushi Ichiei is tucked away in the underground floor of a building amongst the labyrinth of the distinctive south part of Namba, an area commonly called “Minami (South)” .  It is so hidden that it does not even have a shop sign displayed on the building.

Chef Yusaku Sato envisions his establishment as a hidden gem, inviting sushi enthusiasts to discover his establishment on their own.

The somewhat cluttered view from the alley of the mixed-tenant buildings leading to the restaurant might mislead or worry those who look for Sushi Ichiei, but once inside, they are transported into an entirely different world. Guests are greeted by an elegant space featuring a pristine single-board counter once they make their way through a cave-like entrance.

The exquisite balance of red vinegar in the shari (sushi rice), relentless pursuit of perfection in how the fish is aged for the neta (toppings), and the techniques of transforming strictly selected seafood into sushi – these technical aspects aside, Chef Yusaku Sato’s intuition and artistry reaches a level which astounds even seasoned sushi connoisseurs.

An involuntary smile is likely to appear on your face upon placing his sushi on your palate. The tender Anago (eel) dissolves in your mouth in moments, leaving you uncertain if you really ever did eat it, whilst the aftertaste of its sweet aroma lingers in your senses.

With the word of mouth about its excellent sushi offerings spreading rapidly, Sushi Ichiei is poised to become an in-demand sushi destination where securing a reservation may become a challenge in the near future. We invite you to experience the passion and dedication of Chef Yusaku Sato while it is still possible to do so.

Address Senju Bldg B1F, 1-6-10 Sennichimae, Chuoku, Osaka
Business hours Lunch: 12:00

Dinner: 2 services
1st Dinner Service: Start at 17:00 and ends at 19:15
2nd Dinner Service: Start at 19:45 and ends at 22;30
Closed Irregular
Directions 5 minute walk from Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station
10 minute walk from Namba Station
3 minute walk from B26 Exit of the underground Namba Walk
Price From ¥20,000
Service Charge 10%
Seating 8 counter seats
Smoking Prohibited
Children 13 years old and above who can eat a course are welcome.
Small children who cannot eat a course are accepted if the restaurant is privately booked.
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual Required.
Short pants, sandals and sportswear are not allowed.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days, or within 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

Directions to Sushi Ichiei.

Senju Bldg B1F, 1-6-10 Sennichimae, Chuoku, Osaka

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