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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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12 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 19 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 

2 Thank thefoodwizard
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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205 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 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
Paris, France
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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, Business meetings
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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Staying in Yotsuya / Iidabashi

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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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