Ginza: Yoshoku
Rengatei (Ginza: Yoshoku)
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. The hayashi rice incorporates a decent-sized helping of beef in a hearty, slightly sweet sauce. It's Y1600 at dinnertime, while omu-rice is Y1400.

Nowadays the drinks list offers Guinness Stout, which somehow matches the food quite well, and inexpensive wines that were better than expected. The decor is charmingly dowdy, and the jazz soundtrack goes with the nostalgic mood. English menus are available.

Chuo-ku, Ginza 3-5-16.
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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended