As the name suggests, it's a branch of Soba Sasuga, a chic basement restaurant on the furthest edge of Ginza. A favorite of ours for several years now, Sasuga made its name by making soba stylish. It was among the first to match the simple, earthy flavors of the humble noodle with side dishes of kaiseki quality, in a setting that felt traditional but totally up to the minute.
Sasuga Bekkan: For a relaxed, stylish meal, use your noodle
Name (J) 流石
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Smart-casual decor; cuisine and noodles you can linger over all evening
The menu of side dishes and specials is in Japanese only.
Drinks Beer from ¥300; sake from ¥900; shochu from ¥1,000/glass; wine from ¥900/glass, ¥2,800/half bottle, ¥4,900/bottle
Number of seats Tables for 30; counter for 6
BGM Unobtrusive vocal jazz
Smoking Smoking permitted
Touji Bldg. 2F, 2-13-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Mon.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (last order 1:30 a.m.); closed Sundays and holidays.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Higashi-Ginza Station (Exit A7), walk along Showa-dori with the road to your left. After 2 minutes you'll see a large Yamato delivery depot on your right; turn right here, then take the second left. Sasuga Bekkan is above an Italian restaurant, Il Bianco.