20 Best Restaurants in Ginza Area

Ginza Food Guide

Best Restaurants in Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza is the most luxurious area in Tokyo where numbers of upscale shops and restaurant gather. Ginza is home to numbers of time-honored establishments and fine dining restaurants including Michelin-star winners. However, Ginza is the place not only to have fancy and pricey dining experience but also for all budgets as you can also find countless affordable eateries. Also, even in many highend restaurants, they do offer much cheaper deal during lunch time. Therefore, Ginza is highly recommended for everyone to have the most unforgettable food experience in Tokyo!

So if you are wondering where or what to eat in Ginza, this article might help. Here is the list of the best restaurants in Ginza, Tokyo from Michelin-rated Sushi to affordable ramen!

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1. Tapas Molecular Bar

TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR (タパス モラキュラーバー)  is a molecular gastronomy restaurant located on the 38th floor of Mandarin Oriental Hotel a luxury five-star hotel in Tokyo. The Michelin-starred restaurant offers an extraordinary dining experience with molecular gastronomy “the science of cooking”. The inspiring and innovative multi course meal with a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine is prepared and served with a precise calculation. Each dish is served in tapas style to surprise guests with a delight and stimulate not only the taste but all five senses. Be indulged and entertained by the magical culinary art in the heart of Tokyo.

▶ Book your table at TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZfTRK3EpbX7pBNHT9
Access: 2 mins walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station
Hours: 18:00~20:00/20:30~22:30
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Budget: 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Molecular Gastronomy

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2. Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is a high-end Sushi restaurant run by the legendary sushi master, Jiro Ono who dedicated his life to making perfect sushi. The greatest living sushi craftsman opened his own restaurant back in 1965, and today it’s a dream place to dine for every foodie around the world. Sukiyabashi Jiro is one of the most expensive and hard-to-book restaurants in Tokyo, but the dining experience at Jiro would be very much worth the money and effort. Enjoy the Omakese tasting menu, sushi course consisting of 20 pieces of Edo-style sushi served with the magic hands of the master chef with the perfection.

Due to its popularity and size, only limited number of guests can dine at Sukiyabashi Jiro, therefore, it’s not easy to make a reservation there. However, you can alternatively visit the two Michelin starred Sukiyabashi Jiro’s Roppongi branch which is run by the son of Jiro Ono!
Book your seat at Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi 2 Michelin Star

Map: http://bit.ly/2Loa6uY
Access: 1 min from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:30~20:30 (Mon to Fri)
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 50,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi
Website: https://www.sushi-jiro.jp/

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3. Ginza Kyubey

Ginza Kyubey (銀座久兵衛) is long-standing sushi establishment since 1953 and known as Tokyo’s finest sushi restaurant attracting sushi fans across the world. The high-end sushi restaurant has been honored with multiple food awards including the second place in the whole world by La Liste, one of the most influential global food guide. The sushi at Kyubey is served with carefully selected market-fresh ingredients by the finest techniques of skilful sushi chefs. Kyubey currently has 7 branches in Tokyo and Osaka in total, and the main restaurant is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

Book your seat at Sushi Kyubey NOW!

Map: http://bit.ly/2IOUvAe
Access: 5 minutes from Shimbashi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:00~22:00
Closed: Sundays and Monday
Budget: Lunch 8,000 JPY~/Dinner 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi
Website: http://www.kyubey.jp/en

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4. Tempura Kondo

For the best tempura experience in Tokyo, Tempura Kondo (てんぷら 近藤) is possibly the right place to dine. The two Michelin starred tempura restaurant fascinates foodies not only in Japan but also around the world including VIPs and celebrities. The chef Fumito Kondo is often called the master of tempura and has over 50 years of professional cooking experience. The tempura dishes in Kondo is cooked with a perfect timing, temperature and techniques to maximize the taste of each ingredient. They are so light, crispy and delicate despite being  fried in oil.

Reserve Tempura Kondo Michelin 2-star Restaurant in Tokyo

Map: http://bit.ly/2OCIsIJ
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 12:00~15:00/Dinner 17:00~20:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: Lunch 10,000 JPY~/Dinner 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Tempura

Related article: Tempura Kondo : Michelin 2-star Restaurant in Tokyo

5. Sushi Yoshitake

Sushi Yoshitake (鮨よしたけ) is one of the few restaurants in the world that have been receiving three Michelin stars for over 10 years. The Edo-mae style sushi restaurant offers an exceptional sushi experience with a traditional sushi techniques and a sense of creativity by the sushi master Masahiro Yoshitake. The sushi course consists of nigiri sushi and tsumami (appetizers), and every item is made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients, creating an exquisite balance of the flavour and texture.

▶ Make a reservation at three-Michelin-starred Sushi Yoshitake

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zFVyYCEcEFzEZFfr9
Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 18:00~22:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: 50,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

6. Ippudo

Ippudo (一風堂) is a popular Japanese ramen franchise specialized in classic Tonkotsu ramen from Hakata City since 1985. Ippudo fascinates ramen lovers across the world and there are over 100 domestic branches and about 30 overseas branches. Ippudo’s classic Tonkotsu ramen is served with rich and creamy pork broth with thin noodles topped with chashu (sliced pork belly), kikurage mushroom, menma (bamboo shoot), red pickled ginger and scallions. There are two types of ramen, the original Shiromaru (white) and Akamaru (red) topped with secret red miso paste. Ippudo’s Ginza branch is situated near Higashi Ginza Station, and it has a modern and stylish cafe-like interior.

Access: 1 min walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00 ~ 22:00
Budget: 1,000JPY~
Genre: Ramen

7. ShabuZen

ShabuZen (しゃぶ禅) is a traditional Japanese restaurant specialized in shabu shabu, a Japanese hotpot dish served with thinly sliced pork or beef. There are currently  8 branches in Tokyo including Ginza, Shibuya and Roppongi. At Shabuzen, guests can enjoy shabu shabu with all-you-can-eat style. The restaurant offers high-quality domestic beef and pork including black-haired wagyu beef with over 20 kinds of seasonal vegetables. Another popular Japanese hotpot dish, Sukiyaki is also available on the menu. The Ginza store is located on the 32th floor of Ginza Creston Hotel and the stunning riverfront city view can be enjoyed while dining.

▶ Book your table at ShabuZen

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/h8psYgyCmQEFaFQu7
Access: 5 mins walk from Tsukiji Station
Hours: 7:00~10:00, 11:30~14:30, 17:00~22:00
Budget: 3,000 JPY~
Genre: Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki

8. Gyuan

Gyuan (牛庵) is a long-established Japanese style steakhouse located in Ginza area, which has been providing high-quality wagyu dishes and excellent service for over 30 years. You can enjoy a range of wagyu meat dishes at Gyuan such as steak, shabu shabu, sukiyaki and hamburg steak. The Kobe Beef served at Gyuan is all A5 rank. If you want to enjoy wagyu beef but think it’s too expensive to afford, you should definitely visit Gyuan in lunch time as they serve delicious lunch meals using wagyu beef with surprisingly affordable price starting from 1,000 yen!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WrNga1cFK5R9o6xFA
Access: 4 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:15/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY ~/Dinner 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Steak, Wagyu

Related article: Gyuan: Affordable Kobe Beef Restaurant in Ginza

9. Sushi no Midori

Sushi no Midori (寿司の美登利) is a popular budget-friendly sushi chain that has currently 6 outlets in Tokyo. Sushi no Midori offers an amazing quality sushi at surprisingly reasonable price. The high-quality fresh seafood is delivered daily from Toyosu Market and served by experienced and skilful sushi chefs. The restaurant offers a variety of sushi set meals and ala carte as well as creative seafood dishes. Due to the reasonable price range and the quality of the food, Sushi no Midori is really popular and there is usually a long queue during lunch time, but it’s very much worth waiting.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/pVTU9JpYtf5ekvAj8
Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: Weekdays 11:00~15:00, 17:00~21:00/Weekend and Holiday 11:00~21:00
Budget: 3,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

10. Ginza Kagari

Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝) is one of the busiest ramen restaurants in Tokyo, especially after it was introduced by the Michelin guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant. Kagari serves innovative and creative ramen dishes like no other ramen restaurants do and their signature is chicken broth Tori Paitan Ramen. The rich and creamy potage-like chicken soup is made with a large amount of bone and meat of domestic chicken to bring out the fullest flavor. The bowl of ramen is completed by beautifully placed toppings of colourful vegetables and sliced chicken. There is also a ramen with luxurious truffle on the menu. Ginza Kagari is located on the small alley off the main shopping street of Ginza.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NJ7zDZNuPqCMtAgD9
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00~21:30
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Ramen

11. Godaime Hanayama Udon

Godaime Hanayama Udon (五代目 花山うどん) is a long-established udon noodle restaurant since 1894, serving traditional Oni Himokawa Udon from Gunma Prefecture. Oni Himokawa Udon is flat and wide, and look pretty different from ordinary udon. The must-try dish at the restaurant is Onigama, the flat wide noodles served with various topping in a tanuki (Japanese raccoon) shaped bowl. The dish has won several food awards and chosen as the best udon noodle in Japan for multiple times. Their udon dishes are available with cold or hot and noodles also can be chosen from Oni Himokawa or regular type.

Map: https://goo.gl/ypF4mz
Access: 2 mins walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours: lunch 11:00~16:00, dinner 18:00~22:00 (dinner is open only on weekdays)
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Udon

12. Ushigoro

Ushigoro (うしごろ) is franchised yakiniku restaurant that has 6 outlets in Tokyo currently and its Ginza branch was launched on the 7th floor of Kirarito Ginza shopping complex in 2021. The luxurious and sophisticated dining space has an overlooking view of the city and offers a relaxed ambience to forget the hustle of bustle of the city. Ushigoro serves only the highest quality A5 rank black-haired Wagyu beef. Various parts of wagyu meat are on the yakiniku menu including marble, red meat and tongue as well as creative side dishes. They also provides course meals that include side dishes and desserts.

▶ Make a reservation at Ushigoro

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/TDXDH6za57TYCsmX9
Access: 2 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Mon and Tue 17:00~23:30/Wed to Fri 11:30~15:00, 17:00~23:30/Weekend and Holiday 11:30~23:30
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku

13. Ginza Bairin

Ginza Bairin (銀座梅林) is one of the oldest restaurants in Ginza area, established in 1927. Bairin attracts foodies across the country with their crispy and juicy tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet). Authentic tonkatsu dishes at Bairin are made with selected ingredients including Kagoshima’s black pork, and they are cooked to be crispy outside and juicy inside. The meal comes with tonkatsu, finely sliced cabbage, special sauce, miso soup, rice and condiments. Besides the classic pork loin tonkatsu, the menu offers a delicious choice of pork filet tonkatsu, ebi fry (fried shrimp), katsudon (pork cutlet on a bed of rice covered by egg) and more. The cutlet sandwich, which is available for takeaway is also a highly popular item in the shop.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QTYqBPTeJf9kNHi47
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 11:30~20:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Tonkatsu

14. Mendokoro Ginzasa

Mendokoro Ginzasa (麺処 銀笹) is one of the busiest ramen restaurants in Ginza area, which is owned by the chef who has a long experience in traditional Japanese cuisine. The signature dish of Ginzasa is Shio Ramen (salt base soup) with light and aromatic golden-clear colour soup made with a blend of seafood, chicken and pork. The bowl of ramen is topped with a large slice of broiled pork chashu and seabream fish balls. Although it’s a ramen restaurant, most of the customers order Taimeshi (seabream rice) together with ramen. Taimeshi is designed to eat with the soup of the ramen, which you can pour over the rice after finishing the noodles. Ginzasa offers guests a fine Japanese cusine experience through the bowl of ramen. The store is situated on the backstreet of Ginza and can be accessed in a short walk from either Shimbashi or Tsukiji-shijo stations.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gks6JxpbEFfyRsTn6
Access: 6 mins walk from Tsukiji-shijo Station
Hours: Weekday 11:30~15:00, 17:30~22:00/Saturday 11:30~15:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Ramen

15. YAKINIKU FUTAGO 37West 17th St.

YAKINIKU FUTAGO 37West 17th St. is an upscale, NYC inspired yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant located near Shimbashi Station serving mouthwatering steak and yakiniku dishes with premium beef including A5 rated wagyu beef. The restaurant offers creative multi-course fusion cuisine which is served with high-quality beef, seasonal ingredients, champagne and wine. Over 100 items are available on the menu including vegan items. It’s also the first venue to start the “owner’s beef system” which allows customers to purchase a lump of meat and store it in the restaurant’s meat celler. The restaurant carefully monitors the aging and freshness of the meat and serve it with the best condition when the owner visit.

▶ Make a reservation at Yakiniku Futago 37West 17th St.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/McmZfde8aNLn2bVP8
Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: 17:00~24:00
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku

16. Ginza Kitafuku

Kitafuku (きた福) is a popular crab restaurant that has three branches in Tokyo: Akasaka, Ginza and Shintomicho. The restaurant serves fresh live crab right in front of customers in a privare dining room and crabs are served with various ways including fresh sashimi, boil and grill. Red king crab and horsehair crab are served all year around while golden crab and matsuba crab are available only in season. They also serve other premium delicacies such as abalone, sea urchin, natural eel, puffer fish and softshell turtle. The restaurant has a limited number of seats (only 3 private rooms) and making reservation in advance is a must.

▶ Make a reservation at Ginza Kitafuku crab restaurant

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ocma5TP2ywUosR5A9
Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 17:00~24:00
Budget: 40,000 JPY~
Genre: Crab

17. Ginza Ukaitei

Ginza Ukaitei (銀座 うかい亭) is an upscale teppanyaki restaurant in Tokyo. The museum-like restaurant has an art nouveau and Japanese style decor with modern and nostalgic atmosphere. Ukaitei offers a wonderful culinary experience with the story-telling space, high-quality and creative cuisine and excellent service. They have counter seats and private rooms that come with a teppanyaki grill and skilful chefs cook dishes right in front of guests, using carefully carefully selected including black wagyu beef, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables.

Make a Reservation at Ginza Ukaitei

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dqDvjyENhdKJGz1A8
Access: 3 mins walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours: weekday 12:00~14:00, 17:00~22:00/weekend and holiday 11:30~14:00/17:00~22:00
Budget: 15,000 JPY~
Genre: Teppanyaki

19. Andy’s Shin Hinomoto

Under the train track around Ginza, Shimbashi and Yurakucho area is one of the hottest spots to hang out at night in Tokyo and you can find hundreds of small and cozy restaurants and Izakaya packed with business people after the sun goes down as there are many office buuildings around the area. Andy’s Shin Hinomoto (アンディーズ 新日の基) is one of the most popular Izakayas under the track near Yurakucho Station. The Japanese style gastropub is run by a British owner and serves authentic and inexpensive Japanese food including market-fresh seafood with friendly atmosphere. If you want to dine at authentic Japanese Izakaya but hesitate because you don’t speak or read Japanese, you can dine at Andy’s Shin Hinomoto without worring this matter!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PbPGUkAZtPWsanfMA
Access: 2 mins walk from Yurakucho Station
Hours: 17:00~23:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: 3,000 JPY~
Genre: Izakaya

20. Birdl Land

Bird Land Ginza (バードランド 銀座) is a one Michelin star yakitori restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. The restaurant serves yakitori grilled chicken skwers using only one type of premium free-range chicken called Okukuji Shamo from Okukuji region in the northwest Ibaraki Prefecture, and the meat of the chicken is known for having a tender texture and being low in fat. There are three kinds of omakase course available with a range of yakitori and other chicken dishes such as liver pate, oyakodon (chicken and egg on rice) and egg pudding. There is also a selection of sake and wine that match perfectly with yakitori dishes. The restaurant has only a few table seats and the counter seats with the open kichen which guests can watch how the chef prepare yakitori. It’s recommended to make a reservation in advance!

▶ Make a reservation at Bird Land Ginza

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KfGeovHeSNVfpWTq9
Access: short walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 17:00~21:30
Closed: Monday, Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakitori

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