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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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209 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Paris, France
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Before writing this review I was one of Ishikawa's biggest fans, so as someone who knows how everything has deteriorated I am well fit to write this review. 1. After booking these seats 2 months in advance, I arrived with my colleague to the restaurant and was seated in a "private room" which is 3 meters by 3 meters by... More 

Thank Hassan A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

First tick - Arrival : The restaurant is located in a nice district inside a single storey house designed with a touch of modern Japanese flair. Upon arrival , you are welcome by a staff speaking in english. When seated, you are immediately handed over with an English Menu printed with your name - another tick. The food containers are... More 

Thank C W
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visited a number of restaurants while in Tokyo. Ishikawa was the best. Very expensive though. AUS$1200 for three people. The menu was a set menu. Every dish was extremely good. The service was very timely and our hostess could speak good English. A very good night.

Thank XChards2015
Singapore, Singapore
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216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This is Tokyo best dining spot in my humble opinion. Staffs speaks good English and menu is in English ( changes he made over the last 2 years) I have eaten twice over 2 years apart n the food quality, presentation, creativity, and Chef humble attitude towards all his customers makes it the best dining spot. Come hungry as you... More 

1 Thank Michael C
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Ishikawa served the best sushi and Japanese food that I've ever had; in my opinion, even better than Jiro. This is some of, if not *the* best sushi in the world. Perfect relaxing atmosphere, beautiful interior, attentive staff, and simply perfect sushi. Literal perfection. The freshest, tastiest fish, fantastic sushi rice and seasoning. Tastes beyond what I even thought possible.... More 

2 Thank Kirsty R
United Kingdom
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190 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 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 

3 Thank xxbcsyx
Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank lchan289
New London, Connecticut
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank shankar_ta
South Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank lizzee_06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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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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