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Ishikawa

Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-5225-0173
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Ranked #23 of 4,991 restaurants in Shinjuku
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Toronto, ON
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant mid week only to find it inexplicably closed. No notice. Just dark. Super disappointing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our high expectations were exceeded at this small 3 star Michelin restaurant in Shinjuku. The restaurant was booked beforehand by our hotel and with the simplest instructions from the concierge, we had no difficulty in finding the restaurant. We chose the larger of the two set menus with some 10 or more courses. Starting with hard clam, monkfish liver and... More

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Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband had heard about this restaurant and insisted on making a reservation a few weeks before our trip to Tokyo. I reluctantly agreed as I know that I would have to workout even harder to burn those extra pounds… Anyway, on the night we arrived outside the restaurant, we did not realise that it was even a restaurant! From... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This restaurant is highly reconmended by friends who has visited twice , so we decided to give a try. We were pampered with fantastic , creative presentation of seasonal food, The servers warm hospitalities is another plus point to the services. Do make advance reservation avoid any dissapointment.

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Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food was exquisite and ambience was excellent. Whilst not cheap, it wasn't overly expensive for three Michelin star dining. The chef made an extra effort to try and engage us despite the fact that we didn't speak Japanese. It added to the occasion. We set next to regular diners who told us that they considered the restaurant the best... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant on our last trip to Tokyo and was not disappointed with the food and service. The owner, his wife and staff spoke good English and was very accommodating and friendly. We had the counter seats and had many opportunity to exchange comments with the owner and server. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant and would... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The hotel managed to get the private room for my husband and myself. It was a small restaurant so service was more friendly. The servers spoke good English and explained each dish to us. The chef came out a couple of times and helped in serving too. Impressive to see such a hands-on chef.

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great ambience, small counter (only 7 seats), fresh food and a lot of fantasy in the composition. It is NOT a Sushi Restaurant, but rather a modern version of a Kaiseki meal. Reasonable expensive, hart to find and...... 3 Michelin Stars - well earned!

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london
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102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Tokyo is blessed with many good quality restaurants and Ishikawa, which has 3 Michelin star excels among them. A gourmet menu. represented in an individualized piece of A5 paper, from soups to sashimi and various other carefully prepared dishes leaves different flavours and aromas in the mouth. Service is good and friendly. Ishikawa is however somewhat expensive, but, it is... More

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a Michelin 3-starred Kaiseki restaurant. The food is very good... using fresh ingredients and simple, zen presentations. The service is also excellent and lives up to expectations of a high-end Japanese restaurant.... Ishikawa himself will see the patrons out the door and will bow until the cab/car they are in disappears from sight. Expensive but not extraordinarily so... More

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