Kakishabu-ya

Japanese oyster restaurant Kakishabu-ya, in Tokyo’s chic Ginza district, offers a range of unique oyster dishes. The manager of the restaurant is proud to introduce shabu-shabu hot pot cooking, which he feels is the best way to enjoy oysters. The taste of blanched oysters enjoyed ...

Ginza Maru

Sitting down to a kaiseki dinner is rarely a casual decision, least of all in Ginza. Like going to kabuki or shopping for pearls at Mikimoto, you need to budget time and cash for a multi-course meal of traditional cuisine in the glittering heart ...

Pound

Pound is a highly acclaimed Kyoto steakhouse popular for its exclusive Japanese aged beef. The restaurant opened its first branch in Tokyo in the heart of Ginza. The restaurant offers aged wagyu that is bred especially for its restaurants on the Hiramatsu Ranch in Kagoshima ...

Faro Slow Time

The distinctive orange-clad Shiseido Building in Ginza is more than just a showroom for the company's cosmetics: Its swish 10th-floor restaurant, Faro, serves some of the best Italian food in the area. It's also one of the most popular, meaning tables are booked up ...

Katsuzen

Tonkatsu is comfort food, gourmand grub — not a gourmet delicacy. So what are those hearty, unpretentious deep-fried breaded pork cutlets doing in an elegant little bar-style restaurant above one of Ginza's temples to high-end consumption? Katsuzen has come a long way from its humble ...

Teuchisoba Narutomi

Tempura and soba: Separately, they're two essential elements of traditional Japanese food culture. Put them together side by side on the table and they add up to one of the all-time classic dishes. Even at its most basic — at a stand-and-slurp noodle counter, say, ...

Ginza Okuda

Autumn is the golden season. Fruit and hearty root vegetables; mushrooms, nuts and new-season rice; plentiful fish and seafood, too: This abundance is the palette from which Japan's top kaiseki chefs draw in creating their intricate, elegant multicourse meals. Few are as accomplished at ...

Uchiyama

The holidays are behind us now, but it's still the season for celebrating the New Year. From mochi rice dumplings to mikan mandarins, there are so many festive foods in Japan. Few are more auspicious, or supremely delicious, than madai, known in English variously ...

Sasuga

Call us traditional, but when it comes to New Year it is not the Champagne and raucous party streamers we go for; it's the deep, clear fragrance of fine sake and the quiet tolling of ancient temple bells. Add some quality cuisine — Japanese, ...

Mariage Freres

Breakfast and afternoon tea: Two meals that rarely get discussed in this column. It's not a question of bias. It's just there are very few places in town that get them right. In the case of breakfast, Tokyo really doesn't seem to bother. If you're ...