Recommended Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司、さば

I will rank the different kinds of mackerel sushi you can inexpensively get in Japan. This mackerel is usually marinated in vinegar.

Although you can receive better sushi at high quality and expensive sushi restaurants or manufacturers than the kinds of sushi I rank on this page.

No.2 Fatty Mackerel Pressed Sushi of Sushiro

Sushiro スシロー is a sushi restaurant chain.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

Product name
Fatty Mackerel Pressed Sushi
とろ鯖押し寿司
Torosaba-oshizushi
4 slices 400 yen (432 yen)
8 slices 780 yen (842 yen)
(including 8% tax)

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

It is a type of pressed sushi called Oshizushi 押し寿司 in Japanese.
This restaurant's one is rolled with Takana.

Takana 高菜 is pickled mustard leaf which is edible.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

The restaurant uses Japanese (domestic) fatty mackerel.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

I put some soy sauce and wasabi on it.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば
SUSHIRO スシロー

Sushi restaurant name
Sushiro スシロー

株式会社あきんどスシロー | TOP | 寿司(すし)・回転寿司
「スシロー」は寿司(すし)・回転寿司のチェーン店です。店舗情報から最新のメニュー、会社概要などをご紹介します。回転ずしを食べに行くなら、スシローにご来店ください。全店舗お寿司が1皿100円+税!安くておいしいお寿司をご提供いたします。

(in Japanese)

  • This sushi restaurant offers food both for here and to go.
  • No service fee / No cover charge
  • No smoking
  • Tax is not included in the prices.
  • Most sushi items cost 100, 150 or 300 yen.
SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

お持ち帰り専用 means ONLY TO GO.
They sell Fatty Mackerel Pressed Sushi とろ鯖押し寿司. It's offered only to go. Although I don't know the reason, the sushi is delicious and reasonable.

* Some restaurants of Sushiro chain don't have this sushi in stock.

I went to eat sushi inside the restaurant.
No sooner had I had a seat than I ordered Pressed Sushi, because they sell it in a limited quantity, and it requires long time to make.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

English picture menu is available at their restaurants.
However, on the official website, English menu is not available.

SUSHIRO スシロー Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司 さば

You may think up an idea that during eating in the restaurant you order Mackerel Pressed Sushi とろ鯖押し寿司 for to go.
Then, when it comes to your table you open the packed sushi and eat it at the table.

Actually, it is impossible because you will receive a ticket instead of the sushi when it is prepared.

After you pay the bill and leave the restaurant, you can exchange the ticket to the sushi.

There are more than 500 Sushiro スシロー Restaurants all over Japan.

Different Price
At several restaurants located in downtown Tokyo such as Ueno 上野, Takadanobaba 高田馬場 and so on, the list prices are 20% or little more expensive.

Example
Mackerel Pressed Sushi とろ鯖押し寿司
8 slices 400 yen → 490 yen
8 slices 780 yen → 950 yen

No. 1 Kinka-Mackerel Rolled Sushi of Ito-Yokado

Ito-Yokado is a supermarket chain that is not restaurant.

さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi

Product name
金華さばの高菜巻 Kinkasaba-no-takanamaki
It contains Kinka-mackerel, cucumber and pickled ginger.
4 slices 550 yen (594 yen)

さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi

Kinkasaba (Kinka-mackerel) is an expensive brand fish and well-known as more delicious than usual mackerel. 

さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi
さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi
さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi

There is a lot of thick mackerel in it. I like it.

さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi

Rolled Sushi is softer than Pressed Sushi.

さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi
さばの高菜巻 イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado 鯖寿司 Mackerel Sushi
イトーヨーカドー Ito-Yokado

Supermarket name
Ito-Yokado イトーヨーカドー

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Some supermarkets of Ito-Yokado chain maybe don't have this sushi in stock.


Prices and information are as of May 2019.

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