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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-5225-0173
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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174 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a very good kaiseki meal here with excellent seafood and friendly service albeit it was a bit hurried for me. The staff spoke English very well. Food was mostly enjoyable but felt that there was no Wow dish for me that truly sings.

Thank Meng Yang N
Aarau, Switzerland
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our second visit to ishikawa and we loved it again. the food is amazing and the chef, his wife and the other chefs are so welcoming. we will back soon.

Thank hirnograph
Hong KOng
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Our taxi stopped in front of the temple and we could not find the place, we called and they sent us a young chef to pick us up. We had a late seating at 930 pm. The front counter crew gave us a just as warm welcome. All ingredeints were of the freshest choices and fishes cooked just right, especially... More 

Thank katykity
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

The journey to this restaurant which is tucked away behind a beautiful temple lit beautifully at night is an indicator of everything this special place is - pure, authentic kaiseki - no tricks or gimmicks just incredible food that I will never forget. The best in Japan.

Thank Lucy C
Oakland, California
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I were seated in a super cute little private dining room, where the waiters would shuffle in and out (bowing as they enter and leave the room) every few minutes to refill water and drinks, and bring us food. The food was spectacular, innovative, and ridiculously tasty. Playful, with a number of traditional Japanese dishes, and some... More 

Thank HJK81
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here during our stay in Tokyo and I would at that this place has the best Kaiseki that we had during our trip. We had a few Kaiseki dinners in Kyoto at all the highly rated Michelin restaurants and Ishikawa beat them all by a high margin. We were seated in the private room and the chef... More 

Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This small but amazing Resteraunt located in Shinjuku is definitely worth a visit if you're a fish and or a steak fan. There is a lava rock on your table where the food is cooked by the waiter to your liking. Lovely friendly service, food was amazing!! Highly recommend but you may need to book ahead.

Thank Emma C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This was my first dinner in Tokyo. Kagurazaka Ishikawa. Because the trip was so last minute, I only asked the hotel concierge to help me reserve a table nine days before. Normally reservations at Kagurazaka Ishikawa takes at least 2-3 months to secure. I had my fingers crossed. The reply from the hotel read... "You must be born under a... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

No wonder this is a 3-star restaurant. Food is excellent with creativity. I would definitely give it a perfect rating if you are looking for good food and service.

Thank Vick W
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My friend made reservations for me four weeks in advance, for a Tuesday night in June at 8:30pm. We were greeted by Akame, who was dressed in a kimono. She walked us to a private room. In the reviews, I had read about the private rooms, so this was expected. She gives me the dinner menu and we each get... More 

Thank JennShio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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

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Neighborhood Profile
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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