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Lunch at the Famous Japanese Restaurant “Ginza Toyoda” in Ginza

The oft-visited Japanese restaurant “Ginza Toyoda” featured in Michelin Guide is located on Namiki-dori in Tokyo’s Ginza.
This restaurant purchases fresh seasonal ingredients, and everything on the menu is left up to the head chef in omakase-style courses.Enjoy a meal in this elegant tea ceremony arbor-styled restaurant.
This time I stopped here for lunch.

Entrance
Entrance

As is common in Ginza, even the most famous of restaurants are located within regular multi-purpose buildings with small entrances.

Signage
Signage

Menu

Customers can choose from 5,000 yen, 7,500 yen, and 10,000 yen courses.(Tax excl., 10% service fee)
This time I ordered the 5,000 yen course.

The course is omakase-style, or chef’s choice, but if there are ingredients you can’t eat please let them know.

Incidentally, at dinnertime you can choose from 10,000 yen, 15,000 yen, and 20,000 yen courses. There is also a special course (market price) that offers special dishes made with seasonal items.

Dishes

A dish of eggplant, zucchini, and shrimp.

I received a dish of eggplant, zucchini, and shrimp.
It was served with a Japanese-style gelatin for seasoning. It had a very refined taste.

A dish of eggplant, zucchini, and shrimp.
A dish of eggplant, zucchini, and shrimp.

Pike conger with matsutake mushrooms, steamed together in an earthenware pot.

Next was pike conger with matsutake mushrooms, steamed together in an earthenware pot.
The combination of the matsutake’s aroma, the tenderness of the pike conger, and the flavors of the broth created a soup that stimulates all the senses.

Pike conger with matsutake mushrooms, steamed together in an earthenware pot.
Pike conger with matsutake mushrooms, steamed together in an earthenware pot.

Squid and flounder sashimi.

Squid and flounder sashimi.
Squid and flounder sashimi.

The grilled dish was Japanese Spanish mackerel.

It was cooked to perfection, hot and flaky.

The grilled dish was Japanese Spanish mackerel.
The grilled dish was Japanese Spanish mackerel.

Butterfish and grated daikon in broth.

For the simmered dish, I received butterfish and grated daikon in broth.
It was also served with bell pepper and paprika.
The Kyoto-style shiro-dashi broth was mellow-flavored and delicious, and it paired beautifully with the gently simmered butterfish.

Butterfish and grated daikon in broth.
Butterfish and grated daikon in broth.

Rice cooked with maitake mushrooms

Next was rice cooked with maitake mushrooms, a very aromatic dish.
If you’re full at this point, you can get an extra portion packed up to go for later.
I did my best and ate even the extra portion!

Rice cooked with maitake mushrooms
Rice cooked with maitake mushrooms

Mizu-yokan, a type of soft red bean jelly.

Last up was dessert, which was refreshing mizu-yokan, a type of soft red bean jelly.

Mizu-yokan, a type of soft red bean jelly.
Mizu-yokan, a type of soft red bean jelly.

My experience was full of high-quality Japanese cuisine that invoked feelings of autumn.

Basic Information

OPEN
Postal Code
104-0061
Address
2F, La Vialle Ginza Bldg, 7-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Telephone
03-5568-5822
Business Hours
[Tuesday to Friday]
11:30am-3:00pm(L.O. 1:30pm), 5:30pm -8:00pm (L.O.7:30pm)
[Monday and Saturday]
12:00pm-3:00pm (L.O.1:30pm), 5:30pm -8:00pm (L.O.7:30pm)
Closed
Sundays/Holidays (and other irregular closed dates)
Access
About a 4 minute walk from the B5 exit at Tokyo Metro Ginza Line ・
Marunouchi Line ・ Hibiya Line Ginza Station.
Budget
Lunch 5,000-15,000 yen, Dinner 10,000-30,000 yen
Smoking
Prohibited
Credit Cards
Accepted (American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa)
Official Website
[Official Website (English)](https://www.ginza-toyoda.com/english/)