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A must-stop for foodies that serves top-notch delicious sushi only found in Niigata.

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Sekaizushi is home to fresh sushi and sashimi dishes only available in Niigata, as well as a full range of authentic local fare.
The owner is known especially for increasing the number of Niigata sushi fans with his “kiwami” sushi menu, a dish that can be enjoyed at over 20 famous sushi shops in Niigata City.

Naturally, the most popular item on the menu is the kiwami set, a 10-piece sushi platter featuring Niigata’s seasonal fish, “toro” (fatty tuna), “uni” (sea urchin roe), “ikura” (salmon roe), and “nodoguro” (blackthroat seaperch), a luxury-grade fish from the Sea of Japan. (Exact contents of each kiwami set will vary by sushi shop.)

One must-try item at Sekaizushi is the “nodoguro aburidon”, an especially popular dish that features a hefty portion of nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch), over a bed of rice. Nodoguro is a luxury fish that boasts amazing flavors when raw, but can also be enjoyed for its aromatic and mouth-watering flavor when flash-seared. For an extra luxurious touch, instead of soy sauce, it’s served with a high-end, natural sea salt made from the clear waters of the Sasagawa Nagare Coastline, a national Natural Monument of Scenic Beauty.

Guests may also enjoy a full selection of Niigata delicacies, including a wide variety of craft sakes to pair and “noppe” (a stew packed with local vegetables with a velvety texture from “satoimo” taro).


  • Place to enjoy kiwami, the Niigata City famed sushi set found at around 20 favorite shops in the city.
  • Also home to the hit item nodoguro aburidon, featuring seared, high-end nodoguro over a bed of rice.
  • Made with Niigata select soy sauce and natural salts.
  • A full lineup of Niigata craft sakes available to choose from.
  • Private rooms available.


  • Street view

    Street view

  • Interior


  • Private room

    Private room

  • Niigata sushi zanmai (kiwami)

    Niigata sushi zanmai (kiwami)

  • Deluxe kiwami kaiseki Set

    Deluxe kiwami kaiseki Set

  • Nodoguro aburidon rice bowl

    Nodoguro aburidon rice bowl

  • Niigata craft sake

    Niigata craft sake

  • Noppe



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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
4-8-34 Nuttarihigashi, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata
Business Hours
11:00am-2:00pm (L.O. 1:45pm), 5:00pm-9:00pm (L.O.8:45pm)
Mondays and Tuesdays (may vary)
1,000-8,000 yen
Approx. 6-minute taxi drive from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line
Credit Cards
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)