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Ishikawa

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5225-0173
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Emma C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank thefoodwizard
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Vick W
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Paris, France
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Thank Hassan A
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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 

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Cairns, Australia
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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225 reviews
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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 

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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 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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 

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Restaurant Details

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