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Ishikawa

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5225-0173
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tokyo's Most Decorated Chef

A lot of people have heard of Jiro Ono , the famous sushi master , and probably regard him as japans national treasure primarily due to his age and Accolades , But in reality Chef Ishakawa is Tokyo's highest recipient of the Michelin stars , he and his sister restaurants combine a whopping 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people have heard of Jiro Ono , the famous sushi master , and probably regard him as japans national treasure primarily due to his age and Accolades , But in reality Chef Ishakawa is Tokyo's highest recipient of the Michelin stars , he and his sister restaurants combine a whopping 8 stars . As a person ,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to Ishikawa. This visit we sat at the sushi counter instead of the private room. It was a more interactive experience with the Chef. The private room is also good if you want a quieter more formal dining experience with service from one of their excellent traditionally attired female serving staff. Every dish on the menu was... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants in Japan trip in terms of food & service. i reached the restaurant area much before my dinner time since finding restaurants in tokyo isn't easy. The can driver couldn't find the place and called the restaurant. The staff in kimono came to the cab and showed me how to get to restaurant.... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Bookings at Ishikawa are hard to come by - it took sheer perseverance to finally get a 9-9.30pm booking one and a half months away for our honeymoon through Japan. We opted for the 19,000 Yen option and did not regret it. If at first you don't succeed in getting a booking, try and try again. While it wouldn't be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We recently spent the evening of our 10th wedding anniversary at Ishikawa. It was lovely. The food was amazing but what we loved even more was how find and accommodating they were. We are used to Australian restaurants where you never see the named "chefs" in Japan we found the opposite at great restaurants. this is a 3 Michelin star... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

No kidding. Eating in Ishikawa is like living in heaven. The most perfect dishes in an ultimate 'zen' environment. Extremely friendly, professional and hospital staff (I fell in love with Chichiro the she-restaurant manager) that make you feel at home. Ishikawa san is a master cook, and yes funny too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a once in a lifetime kind of meal. You will receive very traditional japanese food - so don't expect any kind of modern cuisine kind of twist which is so popular with the michelin set nowadays. The flavors are subtle and understated. Half of the beauty of the plates are in the pottery itself. This place is like... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Chef Ishikawa and his staff are incredible! We were so impressed by the service, timing, execution, and warmth at this restaurant. Chef Ishikawa presented two courses in our private room: fried ayu fish and the rice course. We chatted briefly about his San Francisco trip, and how he ate at all of his fellow Michelin-starred Bay Area restaurants. Our server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were greeted by a waitress dressed as a geisha as we arrived at the tucked away restaurant behind a temple. We were taken to our seats which were in a bar like setting with our head chef and sous chef behind the counter, personally serving us the whole night. There were 7 seats in this room. In front of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Dinner at Ishikawa definitely rates as our favourite of our Japanese trip. A dark, intimate space set in wealthy suburban Tokyo - Ishikawa offers a true culinary experience. While keeping within some of the broader traditions of Japanese cuisine the chefs prepared an inventive and inviting array of delights. Occasionally one of the meats used might be a bit of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5225-0173

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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