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Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-5225-0173
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Ranked #2 of 5,093 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Omg, they take rice to a totally different stage (than what is commonly found at most restaurants, even in Tokyo). Superlative flavor and texture of their rice. The text and photo report of my meal at Ishikawa: http://tinyurl.com/m4dssk7

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was our first taste of '3 star Michelin' food and it was wonderful. The service is impeccable yet very friendly / down to earth and the food is so fresh and pure that you'll probably want to eat the whole menu again for breakfast the next day! I'm not sure I have the palette to truly differentiate from 2... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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345 reviews 345 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ishikawa comes with quite a reputation. 3 Michelin stars and No 16 in Asia by another reckoning. It could be value for money, given the stratospheric prices of other tom restaurants in Tokyo. So we have a booking for 9.30 pm, they will ring us when our table becomes available and we will scoot over in a late night taxi.... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a nice meal here with excellent service and good food. Ishikawa greeted us personally and even walked us to get a taxi! First time a 3 star Michelin chef did that for us :)

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A perfect start to many more Michelin experiences. Service, superb. Food, simple and clean yet wonderfully delicious. You got to try it to believe it.

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

this is our first 3 Michelin Star restaurant experience, simple this is the best. after the online research, i made a booking 2 months before our Japan trip and lucky enough to have a table for us on the date we prefer. be honest, every single meal looks simple but has lots of layer of flavour. definitely beyond our expectation.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Ishikawa

Address: Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-5225-0173
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Japanese

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