I will rank the different kinds of mackerel sushi you can inexpensively get in and around Tokyo. This mackerel is usually marinated in vinegar, and tasty.
- 1st: Mackerel with Leaf Mustard Sushi さば高菜巻
- 2nd: Another Kind of Mackerel with Leaf Mustard Sushi
- 3rd: Pressed Type Sushi with Konbu and Sliced Mackerel
- 4th: Very Thick Roll of Mackerel Sushi
- 5th: Rice Ball Type Mackerel Sushi (Nigiri Sushi)
1st: Mackerel with Leaf Mustard Sushi さば高菜巻
This is a type of maki-sushi (sushi roll) called Saba-takana-maki さば高菜巻 in Japanese.
Marinated mackerel and a few kinds of ingredients are rolled with pickled leaf mustard.
This pickled leaf mustard is called Takana, and it is edible.
Many supermarkets in Japan offer this sushi. It usually costs between 300 yen and 600 yen for 4 pieces.
Supermarket: Ito-Yokado イトーヨーカドー
It contains mackerel, cucumber, pickled ginger and leaf mustard.
It is used Kinka-mackerel 金華さば.
Supermarket: Inageya いなげや
Picked radish (yellow one) is in it. I like its a little crispy touch.
Website (in Japanese)
They are suburban supermarkets in and around Tokyo 東京 (and Saimata 埼玉, Kanagawa 神奈川, Chiba 千葉).
Supermarket: Belx ベルクス
2nd: Another Kind of Mackerel with Leaf Mustard Sushi
A sushi restaurant chain Sushiro スシロー offers tasty Mackerel with Leaf Mustard Sushi only for to go.
Fatty Mackerel Pressed Sushi
4 slices 400 yen
8 slices 780 yen
This is a type of pressed sushi called Oshizushi 押し寿司 in Japanese.
This restaurant's one is rolled with Takana.
The restaurant uses Japanese (domestic) fatty mackerel.
I put some soy sauce and wasabi on it.
Sushi restaurant name
- This sushi restaurant offers food both for here and to go, but this mackerel sushi is takeout only.
- No service fee / No cover charge
- No smoking
- Tax is not included in the prices.
- Most sushi items cost 100, 150 or 300 yen.
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.
English picture menu is available at their restaurants.
However, on the official website, English menu is not available.
There are more than 500 Sushiro スシロー Restaurants all over Japan.
3rd: Pressed Type Sushi with Konbu and Sliced Mackerel
Battera is a kind of pressed type sushi. It is made with thinly sliced mackerel and Konbu which is a kind of sea vegetables (kelp).
Saba-bou-sushi is a kind of pressed type sushi. It is made with thickly sliced mackerel and Konbu which is a kind of sea vegetables (kelp).
Battera is regularly sold every day at this shop below.
Sushi shop name
Website (in Japanese)
4th: Very Thick Roll of Mackerel Sushi
This is also mackerel sushi roll. It is tasty, but not my favorite.
Because it is rolled with nori (dried sea vegetable sheet) instead of leaf mustard Takana 高菜.
Actually, pickled leaf mustard is my favorite ingredient when I eat mackerel sushi roll.
太巻 Futo-maki means thick roll.
極太巻 Goku-futo-maki is very thick roll.
5th: Rice Ball Type Mackerel Sushi (Nigiri Sushi)
Lightly Seared Mackerel Sushi
Marinated Mackerel Sushi
Marinated Kinka-Mackerel Sushi
Tax is not included in the prices on this page. The prices are as of in 2019 - 2020.
Have you ever eaten Miso Mackerel Meal?
Some of the Japanese restaurants offer mackerel sashimi (raw fish).
Mackerel is on the right side. It is not marinated / vinegared.