An entire page of the menu is devoted to pasta and gnocchi, which were tempting. But why waste valuable stomach space and eating time on pasta when you have pizza of this caliber? You will be pleased to know that the crew at Isola blu turn out a product every bit as good as at the parent shop.
Isola blu: The upper crust of Ginza
Name (J) イゾラブル
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
The pizza is just as brilliant as the Shirokane orginal, the uptown setting even better.
If only they wouldn't keep repeating that same CD all evening
Drinks Aperitifs from ¥700; beer from ¥600; wine from ¥600/glass, ¥2,900/bottle; grappa from ¥700
Number of seats 100
BGM Italian versions of '80s soft rock
Smoking No smoking
1-13-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Ginza Station, walk along Chuo-dori in the direction of Kyobashi. Go past Matsuya department store and Itoya, then turn right opposite Fuji Bank. Walk four blocks, then turn left (by Hotel Monterey). Isola blu is on the left after 50 meters.