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This guide covers the area east of the Yamanote tracks from Ginza 1-chome down to just north of Shimbashi station.
This guide covers the area east of the Yamanote tracks from Ginza 1-chome down to just north of Shimbashi station.
Bordering neighborhoods:

Ginza 1-4 chome (north of Harumi-dori)

Ibaraki Marche - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Sake, fresh produce and specialty foods from Ibaraki Prefecture are on sale at this large antenna shop; they also serve regional food and drink in the attached bar-restaurant (03-5524-0827). You'll...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Kimijimaya - Liquor shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-9pm (Sat -8, Sun -7) daily.
A branch of the huge Kimijimaya liquor store in Yokohama, this Ginza outpost offers a good selection of sake and runs an informal standing bar corner as well. Fourteen types of sake range from...
Open 10:30am-9pm (Sat -8, Sun -7) daily.
Marugoto Kochi - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Food products from Kochi Prefecture are sold in the first-floor "Tosa Market" retail shop, including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unusual items include rice ice cream and yokan candies in...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Washita - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Tropical fruits and vegetables and other Okinawan foodstuffs can be found in this sprawling two-story market. Highlights include a formidable selection of Spam and other canned meats.
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Gompachi - Japanese: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Simple, well-prepared Japanese standards, including grilled chicken, in a lively atmosphere.
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Ginza
Open 11:30-1:30am (LO) daily.
Reasonably priced fare from the Tex side of the Tex-Mex border, with colorful frozen and non-frozen margaritas.
Open 11:30-1:30am (LO) daily.
Shoku no Kuni Fukuikan - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm (Sun -7) daily.
Highlights at this prefecutural antenna shop are craft sake from small breweries in Fukui (including lots of one-cup-size containers) and fresh sea urchin (priced Y3150-5250). Also on sale are...
Open 10:30am-8pm (Sun -7) daily.
Oishii Yamagata Plaza - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Food specialties of Yamagata Prefecture are sold here, including giant bags of rice, some odd-looking eggplants, and crunchy rusk in flavors like blueberry, chocolate and garlic. There's a fair...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Hiroshima Brand Shop TAU - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
One of the largest single-prefecture antenna shops in Tokyo, this four-story shop sells a big selection of food and drink as well as other local Hiroshima products. There's a regional-cuisine...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Sanshou - Okonomiyaki: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located inside the Hiroshima Prefecture antenna shop, Sanshou serves Hiroshima's most famous foods, okonomiyaki and oysters, and offers a nice selection of local premium sake and shochu to wash it...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Gurgaon - Indian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO) daily.
This "Indian village restaurant" is a branch of the excellent Southern-Indian specialist Dhaba India in Kyobashi, and serves a good variety of Indian regional dishes. Set menus from Y2800. Cash...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Isola Blu - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Lovely pizza prepared in custom-made wood-burning ovens, from this upscale chain of Italian eateries.
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Khyber - Indian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO) daily.
This sister shop of the excellent Dhaba restaurant bill themselves as a tandoori specialist, and indeed the dishes from the tandoori oven here are far better than what you'll find at typical Indian...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Joe's Shanghai New York Ginza - Chinese: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
The popular Shanghai via New York dumpling specialist in Ikebukuro now has a Ginza branch, with less emphasis on the dumplings and a wider menu. Lunch from Y1200, prix-fixe dinners from Y5250.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Japonais - Yoshoku: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
The spartan lunch-counter decor looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1960s, and the food is similarly retro - Japanese-style spaghetti served with plastic tubs of potato salad as a side order....
Open 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Brasserie Paul Bocuse Ginza - French: Ginza
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
The third Tokyo restaurant from Lyon-based celeb-chef Paul Bocuse offers prix-fixe dinners from Y5500-9500. Wines are Y5000-250,000, with less scarily priced options by the glass or carafe. The...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Jim Thompson's Table - Thai: Ginza
Open 11am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Upscale, sophisticated Thai cuisine in a fun, brightly colored setting. Budget around Y4500 for dinner, or Y1600 for the buffet lunch.
Open 11am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Miravile Impakt - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-4, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
This outpost of the popular Miravile restaurant in Komaba specializes in desserts - with an Y1890 three-course menu (starter dessert with tea, main platter of two desserts with tea, final dessert...
Open 11am-4, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Ginza
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
While they may be a tad more expensive than the average Tokyo craft-beer bar, this small chain (with branches in Shinjuku, Akihabara and Tokyo Skytree) does its own importing, and carries some...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ifuu - Korean: Ginza
Open 11am-4, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Accessible Korean cuisine from the Chanto restaurant group, with spicy grilled specialties like dakkalbi (spicy chicken; Y1800), bulgogi (spicy beef; Y2000/Y3500), and a 10-item set menu for Y3500. ...
Open 11am-4, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Vietnam Alice - Vietnamese: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Refined Vietnamese classics from the chef behind the upscale Queen Alice restaurants. Try the desserts recommended by their "vegetable sommelier"! Budget around Y4000 for dinner.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bincho - Unagi: Ginza
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This first Tokyo branch of a famous Nagoya shop prepares eel that's grilled over binchotan charcoal and served with their own special Nagoya-style tamari sauce. Lunch and dinner sets are Y2380-5900;...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Hyakumangoku Monogatari - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
A huge selection of craft sake from Ishikawa Prefecture is sold in the basement of this three-story shop - well over 100 varieties, including some two dozen sakes in convenient one-cup serving sizes....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Bulgari, Il Ristorante - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Top-notch, creative Italian fare, beautifullly presented, from the very talented chef Luca Fantin. The main dining room is modern and stylish; there's also a popular bar-lounge area one level up...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Ume no Hana - Tofu: Ginza
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
One of the fancier branches of this reliable tofu and yuba restaurant, convenient for Ginza shoppers.
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Dazzle - International: Ginza
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The immodestly named Dazzle is one of Tokyo's flashiest restaurants, with futuristic lighting and a theatrical entrance - the elevator deposits you in the middle of the kitchen, after which you take...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bar Del Sole Due - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This picturesque little Italian-style cafe-bar is worth noting for their late-night hours (till midnight most evenings); stop by for coffee, a glass of wine or a light Italian snack.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Ahill - Teppanyaki: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of the famous "French teppanyaki" restaurant in Nishi-Azabu, specializing in domestic-beef steaks and other grilled meats along with an original curry-rice after your main course. Prix-fixe...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Iconic - International: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO; 9pm Sundays). Open every day.
Style-conscious "modern European" Ginza dining from Terrence Conran's second Tokyo restaurant; prix-fixe lunch from Y2500, dinner from Y8400. There's also a separate bar area up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO; 9pm Sundays). Open every day.
Aux Amis des Vins - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
The small, bistro-style ground-floor dining room serves a Y4,800 prix fixe dinner until 10pm (last order). There's also a second-floor wine bar with an a la carte snack menu. Saturday lunch starts...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Aroma Fresca - Italian: Ginza
Open 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sun, Mon.
High-end Italian cuisine from Chef Shinji Harada, with mega-course, multi-hour prix-fixe menus for the adventurous gourmet. Budget Y15,000-25,000 for dinner.
Open 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sun, Mon.
Sala Amabile - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30pm-1am (LO). Closed Sun.
A more casual sister restaurant of the very upscale Aroma Fresca, with late-night hours and lunch service. Budget around Y6,000 for lunch and Y12,000 at dinnertime for food.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30pm-1am (LO). Closed Sun.
Favori - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
The 100-odd different beers in their serve-yourself refrigerator include several previously hard-to-find varieties. Mussels and other Belgian treats are on the food menu, and they're even open on...
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Manpuku - Ramen: Ginza
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This popular, rather old fashioned-looking shop is famous for their classic shoyu-style ramen.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Henri Charpentier - Bakery: Ginza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Fantastic madeleines, magnificent financier pastries and laudable macarons from this Hyogo-based patisserie. There are also boutiques in Takashimaya, Matsuya, Isetan, Tobu, Seibu Ikebukuro, and...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Bulldog - Beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:15pm daily.
Although it looks like an ordinary after-work salaryman hangout, Bulldog offers a nice selection of ten beers on tap, including some guest taps for local and imported craft beers. US brews are also...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:15pm daily.
Houblon - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Houblon's late-night, ground-floor Belgian beer bar is always lively, and their hefty bound menus list more than 300 beers by the bottle. There are also five taps devoted to a rotating selection of...
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Paradise Dynasty - Dim sum: Ginza
Open 11am-3, 3-9:45pm (LO) daily.
The showpiece at this dim sum specialist is a colorful platter of eight different xiao long bao (shoronpo), representing exotic flavors like foie gras, truffles, cheese and Szechuan pepper. You can...
Open 11am-3, 3-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Argento Aso - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Upscale Italian cooking from the Hiramatsu group at this Michelin two-star restaurant, with prix-fixe lunches Y5250 and dinners Y10,500-15,750. The cellar has 400 bottles of Italian and French...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafe Ohana - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This charming little cafe is located in an old office building that's now filled with art galleries. Relax on comfortable sofas and listen to mellow lounge music on the stereo while you admire the...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Champuruya - Okinawan: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Good Okinawan standards and a lively atmosphere are the draws at this Ginza basement izakaya. The extensive menu includes Okinawan tempura (pork, goya, pickled konbu seaweed), hirayachi (Okinawan...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Aoki - Sushi: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Aoki is the sort of casual sushi shop where you can relax with a few drinks and some delectable small dishes before moving onto your sushi. The chefs behind the counter prepare both traditional...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Rengatei - Yoshoku: Ginza
Open 11:15am-2:15, 4:40-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Going strong since 1895, this Ginza fixture was the birthplace of not one but two yoshoku classic dishes - hayashi rice and omu-rice (fried-rice omelette), and they still serve them the same way. ...
Open 11:15am-2:15, 4:40-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Beige - French: Ginza
Open 11:30-2:30, 2:30-4 (tea), 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Master chef Alain Ducasse's joint venture with Chanel provides excellent modern French cuisine in a lovely setting. The food isn't quite as spectacular as the prices though - mains average...
Open 11:30-2:30, 2:30-4 (tea), 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Hibiki - Japanese: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
This upscale chain izakaya is known for their excellent grilled meats and vegetables and their well-chosen sake and shochu lists. The decor is sleek Japanese modern. Budget around Y6000-7000 per...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Sake no Ana - Izakaya: Ginza
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9:30) daily.
The excellent sake list (some 130 labels are generally in stock) is supported by a reliable menu of standard izakaya fare - charcoal-grilled meats and fish, yakitori, and sake-friendly nibbles like...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9:30) daily.
Kengyo - Bar: Ginza
Open 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Run by a liquor retail shop, this stand-up bar offers a small selection of sake, inexpensive small plates of food, and jazz on the sound system. The attached liquor store is open from 10am.
Open 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Buono Buono - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
Competent, confident Italian cooking without too many surprises; prix-fixe dinner menus start at around Y5000.
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Ginza
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -3; Sun -1) daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -3; Sun -1) daily.
Birdland - Yakitori: Ginza
Open 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Even before their move from the wilds of Asagaya, many yakitori connoisseurs considered Birdland to be THE standard for grilled chicken in Tokyo. The Y6000 prix-fixe menu includes multiple skewers...
Open 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Nodaiwa - Unagi: Ginza
Open 11am-2, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
A more conveniently located branch of the famous century-old unagi specialist in Higashi-Azabu. Full-course menus are Y4,500-10,500; unagi with rice from Y2100
Open 11am-2, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
22 - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
22 (pronounced 'two two') draws a laid-back gourmet crowd with its inviting, bar-like atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable modern bistro fare. Dishes are priced from Y600-1,000 and served...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Vin Picoeur - Japanese: Ginza
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
"French barbecue" is the specialty here - basically kushiyaki with French names. Charcoal-grilled pork and chicken parts on skewers are served alongside excellent pate, foie gras, and pot-au-feu...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Sasamoto - Yakiton: Ginza
Open 4:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
The specialties of the house at Sasamoto are grilled skewers of pork and beef, with an emphasis on organ meats. They're also known for their kushi-nikomi - pork giblets on skewers in a rich...
Open 4:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Kagari - Ramen: Ginza
Open 11am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays.
Ginza is known for high-end fine dining. Half of the most expensive sushi restaurants in the world are there, as is a tempura shop that costs as much as a round trip ticket to Japan. It would make...
Open 11am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays.
L'Ecrin - French: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Lavish, spectacular French cooking since 1974. Dinner menus from Y15,000, lunch from Y5,400.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Zakuro - Japanese: Ginza
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Shabu-shabu and traditional Japanese meals; a good introduction to Japanese food for visitors from abroad. Dinner starts at around Y5,000 before drinks.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
David Myers Cafe - American: Ginza
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
The Famous David Burger here (Y1944) definitely belongs in Tokyo's top burger ranks. The juicy patty has a good fat ratio, and is served medium-rare to accentuate the meatiness. It's topped with a...
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Tateru Yoshino - French: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gorgeous modern French cuisine (with subtle Japanese influences) from master chef Yoshino. This upscale Ginza location is his third and most deluxe branch in Tokyo. Prix-fixe lunch from Y4800,...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Nagamine - Japanese: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Vegetable kaiseki is the unusual specialty at Nagamine, a relatively new restaurant in Ginza that's run by a long-established vegetable wholesaler based in nearby Tsukiji. With no meat or seafood...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.

Higashi Ginza, Tsukiji, Shintomicho

Aomori Prefecture Tokusanhin Center - Antenna shop: Shintomicho
Open 10am-6:30pm (Sat -3:30). Closed Sundays.
You'll find apples and apple products, pears and garlic, fresh wasabi and many types of pickles at this Aomori prefectural shop. There's not too much sake however - the much larger Aomori antenna...
Open 10am-6:30pm (Sat -3:30). Closed Sundays.
Bardigo - Bar: Shintomicho
Open 6pm-1:30am (LO; Sat -10:30). Closed Sundays.
Very much a neighborhood joint, Bardigo offers decent food, reasonably priced wines, and a nostalgic soundtrack of seventies rock - non-stop Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane and Pink...
Open 6pm-1:30am (LO; Sat -10:30). Closed Sundays.
Paka - Bar: Shintomicho
Open 6pm-4am. Closed weekends.
This tiny local bar is worth knowing about for its budget-friendly happy hour (6-8pm) and its good pizzas and other bar snacks. Most of the action is up front at the stand-up bar, but there are a...
Open 6pm-4am. Closed weekends.
Fujitohachi - Japanese regional: Higashi-Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Delicacies from the Shizuoka region, including oden, gyoza and houtou noodles, are showcased at this small after-work izakaya. No lunch on Saturdays.
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Dharmasagara - Indian: Higashi-Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Popular with Indian customers, Dharmasagara serves great South Indian cuisine, with especially good dosa and other breads and plenty of interesting vegetable-centered options. Lunch from Y1200,...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Miyagawa Honten - Unagi: Tsukiji
Open 11:30am-2, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This long-established unagi specialist (since 1894) serves excellent eel in a thick, somewhat spicy sauce. Prices are very reasonable: unaju (eel over rice) from Y2100, full-course menus Y4200-9450. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Edogin - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 11am-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Edogin is a huge, well-established sushi emporium offering good value for money.
Open 11am-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Uogashi Senryo - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 9am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Almost literally a hole in the wall, this tiny shop in Tsukiji Outer Market is located behind an old store selling dried fish. People come here for the various donburi/chirashi dishes (from Y2500),...
Open 9am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Zanmai Mawaru-sushi #2 - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 7am-9pm daily.
The second, larger conveyor-belt branch of the reliable Zanmai chain has very reasonable prices and easy ordering.
Open 7am-9pm daily.
Zanmai Bekkan - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 24 hours a day.
Good value and convenient hours at this outer-market Tsukiji sushi shop. It's fairly spacious so there aren't long waiting lines, and there's an English menu if you need one. Nigiri set menus...
Open 24 hours a day.
Zanmai Sushi - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 24 hours a day.
Fresh fish, cheap prices, and convenient hours at this well-known tuna specialist.
Open 24 hours a day.
Sushi Sei - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 8am-1pm, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays, holidays.
The small, main branch of a famous sushi-shop chain, actually located inside the market (in the outer section) and boasting the freshest fish selection. The very nice standard sushi assortment is...
Open 8am-1pm, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays, holidays.
Daiwa Sushi - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 5am-1pm. Closed Sun, some Wed.
One of the most popular shops in the Tsukiji inner market area, with long lines of tourists most of the time, Daiwa specializes in toro, particularly tuna from the Aomori region. Set menus start at...
Open 5am-1pm. Closed Sun, some Wed.
Sushi Dai - Sushi: Tsukiji
Open 5am-2pm. Closed Sun, some Wed.
This popular inner-market Tsukiji shop has great fish but long lines of tourists, as there are only thirteen seats. Budget around Y4500 for breakfast.
Open 5am-2pm. Closed Sun, some Wed.
Turret Coffee - Coffee shop: Tsukiji
Open 7am-6pm (Sun noon-) daily.
One of the only gourmet espresso bars in the area, Turret sources their beans from the well-known Streamer Coffee in Shibuya. Note the early closing time.
Open 7am-6pm (Sun noon-) daily.
Mother Leaf - Tea shop: Higashi-Ginza
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Mother Leaf brews aromatic teas from five varieties of Sri Lankan tea leaves in a peaceful, smoke-free atmosphere.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Iwate Ginga Plaza - Antenna shop: Higashi-Ginza
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
This rather expansive prefectural specialty shop sells everything from crabmeat, uni and ikura bento boxes at the front entrance to mochi rice cakes, Iwate beef and dairy products. There's a...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Ukaitei - Teppanyaki: Higashi-Ginza
Open noon-2, 2-9pm (LO) daily.
Top-class grilled beef and seafood at this Michelin-starred teppanyaki restaurant. The dining room is furnished with Art Deco lamps, Baccarat glassware and European antiques. Specialties include...
Open noon-2, 2-9pm (LO) daily.

Ginza 5-8 chome (south of Harumi-dori)

Tinun - Thai: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Thai ramen and Isan-style barbecue dishes in a funky basement restaurant arcade. Budget around Y2500 for dinner with drinks.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Al Dente - Italian: Ginza
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Located high up in the Sony Building, this old-school spaghetti joint offers a nice view of Ginza's main drag to go with your noodles. Choose from some three dozen types of spaghetti, including...
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Sabatini di Firenze - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Not as trendy as some of its newer competitors, this old Ginza standby still delivers consistently good food and service. Lunch Y3,800-7,500, dinner Y12,000-15,000.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Ginza Kumamoto Kan - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Local food and drink from Kumamoto Prefecture are sold here, and highlights include frozen horsemeat sashimi (Y580 for 70g); fresh ginger, yams and kabosu; and a good assortment of shochu, including...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Kushinobo (honten) - Kushiage: Ginza
Open 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Assorted seafood and vegetable delicacies on skewers from this long-running shop. Budget around Y5500 for dinner and drinks.
Open 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Roy G. Biv - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
A late-night hideaway bar in Ginza, with just twenty seats and a selection of around 25 Belgian beers. There's also a small snack menu. (They close at midnight on Saturdays.)
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Mariage Freres - Tea shop: Ginza
Open noon-8pm.
With 450 varieties of world teas from 32 countries, Mariage Freres in Ginza offers the tea aficionado a rare combination of elegance, atmosphere and quality. Only the "finest harvests" are offered to...
Open noon-8pm.
Rasa - Malaysian: Ginza
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
You can sample a wide selection of proper Malaysian, Chinese-Malay and Singaporean dishes, including Chinese steamboat (a Hainanese version of shabu-shabu with lots of different seafood and meats). ...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Oshima - Japanese regional: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Nicely prepared kaga-ryori -- the seafood-based cuisine of Kanazawa, on the Sea of Japan coast. Lunch from Y1,800, dinner from Y2,800, and special Kaga kaiseki from Y6,500.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Ootoya - Japanese: Ginza
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
In a neighborhood filled with expensive restaurants and bars, it's nice to find a budget spot that serves more than just noodles. Here at this branch of a very popular Tokyo-area chain you can put...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Delirium Cafe - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
The popular Belgian chain imports its own beers, and offers around 30-40 Belgian beers on tap. The kitchen turns out meaty fare like grilled Iwate beef and Hokkaido venison tartare. No lunch on...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
Hakarime - Izakaya: Ginza
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-11:30pm daily.
Anago eel and warm sake are the specialties at this popular spot. Budget around Y6000-8000 for food and drink. No lunch on Saturdays.
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-11:30pm daily.
Gyuan - Steak house: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kobe beef is the specialty at this casual Japanese-style steakhouse. Prix-fixe dinners start at Y4200; the Y9765 menu is built around a 150g Kobe beer tenderloin steak along with beef sashimi and...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sherry Club - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The Sherry Club in Ginza has an ochre coziness that envelops you the minute you sit down. It is quite possibly the best place in Tokyo to familiarize yourself with the many styles and flavors of this...
Open 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Ginza
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This popular Tokyo French cafe-bakery serves light snacks all day (quiche, omelettes, salade nicoise), plus more substantial prix-fixe lunches until 3pm (Y1260).
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Sushiko Honten - Sushi: Ginza
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Deluxe sushi for an appreciative international audience at this century-old shop. Budget around Y12,000 at lunch, Y15,000-20,000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:45am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night service.
Open 11:30am-2:45am (LO) daily.
Kuri - Bar: Ginza
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO; 3am Fri, midnight Sat). Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Sliding open the door of Kuri feels like unearthing a secret treasure. Hidden on the second floor of a drab building in Ginza, this cozy bar seats a scant twelve, yet boasts a menu featuring over 100...
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO; 3am Fri, midnight Sat). Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Ten-ichi - Tempura: Ginza
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A long-running, well-regarded tempura shops; lunch from Y7000, dinner from Y10,000.
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Musshu Mizuki - Izakaya: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
Among the ranks of craft-sake specialty pubs in Tokyo, Musshu (the name means "sake dream") stands out for its balance of cozy atmosphere, good food, and decent prices. The eclectic food menu is...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
Katsuzen - Tonkatsu: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet tonkatsu-based cuisine is the unusual concept at "Tonkatsu Kappo Katsuzen." Lunch from Y2800, dinner from Y8500.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Zurriola - Spanish: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This pristine restaurant in Azabu-Juban specializes in contemporary Spanish cuisine with a respectful nod to modern French gastronomy. Chef Seichi Honda spent nine years in France and Spain before...
Open 11:30am-1, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Rose Bakery - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Located on the top floor of Comme des Garcons' Dover Street Market complex, this very stylish British bakery-cafe serves up good cakes, tarts, and vegetable-centered dishes. If you want to splash...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Cardenas - International: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's pioneers of fusion cuisine, Cardenas offers a budget-friendly Y4500 prix-fixe menu which includes four courses and two drinks. They also offer open-bar party plans.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Midori-zushi - Sushi: Ginza
Open 11am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
High-quality sushi at remarkably reasonable prices, especially for this neighborhood. There's often a bit of a wait to be seated, though.
Open 11am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Igarashitei - Japanese regional: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Swan Lake is one of Japan's best microbreweries, and their Tokyo outpost serves most of their beers (varying with the season) along with excellent high-end regional cuisine and sakes from Niigata. ...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
High Five - Bar: Ginza
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Artisanal cocktails made from fresh seasonal fruits are a specialty at this ambitious bar, and their pina coladas and Singapore slings are quite impressive, although perhaps a bit pricier than...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Toriba Coffee - Retail: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm daily.
This on-premises coffee roastery offers deluxe bean blends with names like "Deep House Mix" and "Acid House Mix." Prices start at Y750 for 100g (Y1500 for 250g) and climb from there. There's a small...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Istanbul - Turkish: Ginza
Open 5-11pm daily.
Good Turkish cooking from this Tokyo Turkish pioneer. Budget around Y4000 at dinnertime. Lunch is served on weekends.
Open 5-11pm daily.
Antwerp Six - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
You'll find good Belgian food (including mussels and great frites), a nice selection of beers, and convenient late-night hours from this branch of the Belgian Beer Cafe chain (they also run Antwerp...
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Shimada - Japanese: Ginza
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Serving top-quality seasonal Japanese cuisine in a standing-only venue is the unusual concept behind Chef Hiroshi Shimada's eponymous restaurant. For an average budget of Y5000 per person for food...
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kyubei - Sushi: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Yes you can pay a lot more for sushi at Michelin multi-starred counters if you want to, but Kyubei offers excellent quality fish at somewhat more affordable prices, especially at lunchtime, in a much...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Mizutani - Sushi: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
This legendary sushi counter has rather limited seating, so be sure to book your place well in advance (in Japanese, please). Lunchtime can be easier to book than dinnertime. Set menus start at...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Ginza
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Raj Mahal - Indian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Reliable budget Indian fare from one of Tokyo's most popular and longest-running chains.
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Hakobune (Ginza Chuo-dori) - Japanese regional: Ginza
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Hearth-grilled seafood fresh from northern Honshu is the specialty at this attractive "slow-food" izakaya. Prix-fixe menus feature several types of grilled fish, sashimi and locally grown chicken...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Yosso - Kyushu: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm daily.
Kakuni stewed pork, champon fried noodles, and other Chinese-influenced Nagasaki specialties make up the menu at this friendly and popular regional izakaya.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm daily.
Hanamasa - Retail: Ginza
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce are sold at this two-story, 24-hour mega-supermarket.
Open 24 hours a day.
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Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
 
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Updated 2016-09-24