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Tokyo has thousands of sushi restaurants in all price ranges, but this classy restaurant has proven the test of time with its superb fresh fish and devoted following. Founded in 1917 and located in Roppongi since 1968, it has a courtyard entrance that beckons with lit lanterns and the sound of water, but inside it's all contemporary Tokyo, with pop-out reds contrasted against black furnishings. Featuring fresh fish from Hokkaido, its dishes change with the seasons, expertly prepared by owner-chef George and his staff. Lunch offers four set meals, from a nigiri-zushi course to anago-jyu (sea eel on rice), all with side dishes like steamed egg custard and miso soup, as well as dessert. Set dinners feature many more dishes, with the ¥8,640 meal including salad, various sashimi and sushi, egg custard, grilled fish, miso soup, dessert, and coffee. Unfortunately, set dinners require a minimum of two people, but you can also tell George your budget and preferences and he'll take it from there.