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Ginza Koju

#61 of 7,494 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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5-4-8 Ginza | 4F Karioka Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-6215-9544
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12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a real experience diving into the best high end Japanese cuisine. The Chef is quite famous and is an expert at bring the best in each ingredient. He prepares the fish in front of us religiously, it's a rare experience. I had an amazing snow crab. Service is impeccable. A must do in Tokyo

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Thank Tuloup
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We spent 3 nights in Japan and we ate at several of the best restaurants in the Tokyo. One of them is considered to be one of the top 10 in the world. Our concierge at the Peninsula made reservations for us at Ginza Koyju. We had zero expectations. We were seated at a small intimate bar "chef's table" for... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The freshness of the seasonal ingredients, quality and excellent taste of the meal makes this very worthwhile. The serving ware and pottery used were so beautiful and show excellent craftsmanship. The food, service and experience justifies their being on the World's 50 Best Restaurant List and having the Michelin 3 star rating. We were hoping to be seated at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Really delicious and delightful experience. They have the best wagyu beef I've ever tasted. Highlight dishes of our degustation experience are wagyu beef, steamed crab, and scallop dumpling soup. Umami! The staff are really friendly and helpful. They tried very well to speak in English to explain what the dishes are. When we didn't understand what one of the fish... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We booked this Michelin star restaurant for a Kaiseki dinner around new years eve - it is one of the few fine dining restaurants open over the new years holiday. We were seated at the counter with 6 other guests, and all of us were served each course at the same time. The head chef was present along with at... More 

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Oakland, California
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

As other reviewers have pointed out, the portions in this place are huge. At first, I wondered if that was perhaps a Japanese thing (cannot let the guests go hungry...) but after two weeks in Tokyo, including several other Michellin-rated restaurants, I can only conclude that no... This was just Koju. Which is a terrible shame, and ultimately a big... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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236 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

First of all, TripAdvisor misspells the name of this superb three-star Michelin: Ginza Kojyu. Second point of-note: if you are visiting from abroad, many high-end Tokyo restaurants require reservations to be made and confirmed by your hotel. They also have very strict and costly cancellation policies. Seating is often very limited as many Japanese restos have limited counter seating and... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We made our booking through voyagin, but usually your hotel in japan can make booking for restaurants for you (unless they require your credit card details). The restaurant is on 4th floor of a commercial building. Very cozy area and the chef was very very friendly. Food is obviously excellent. Great dining experience in Japan!!

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Thank ChiaChong
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

While everything was very good, it was disappointing overall- Not up to expectations for a 2 Michelin star, and not worth the price with so many options in Tokyo. Instead of being more interesting to watch the prep, as at many restaurants with sushi and counter seats, the counter was a little awkward because the chef hovered there but many... More 

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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Approximatively 350$ per person, Very average meal, excellent service,cannot pretend to be at the level of even 1 Michelin star . Much better restaurants in Tokyo !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 100 - USD 300
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-4-8 Ginza | 4F Karioka Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6215-9544

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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