The madai served at Uchiyama are from the Naruto Strait, which separates eastern Shikoku from Awaji Island (part of Hyogo Prefecture). These waters, where the Pacific meets the Inland Sea are turbulent, with violent eddies and whirlpools. The fish caught there are considered the best in Japan.
Uchiyama: Subtle delights of a brand new year
Name (J) うち山
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Affordable, accessible kaiseki cuisine, even on Sundays.
The steep stairs (there's no elevator access).
Drinks Beer from ¥800, sake from ¥980, wine from ¥1,030/glass, ¥6,300/bottle.
Number of seats Counter for 11 (plus two private rooms for 6 and 10).
Smoking Smoking permitted
Light Bldg. B1F, 2-12-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
東京都中央区銀座2-12-3 ライトビル B1F
Daily 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (last order) and 5-11 p.m. (Sun. & holidays till 10 p.m.).
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Higashi-Ginza Station (Exit A7), walk along Showa-dori (toward Kyobashi) and turn right at the third side street. Turn right again at the first intersection, and you will see the entrance to Uchiyama immediately on your right.