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Ginza Shimada

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Japanese: Izakaya

Ginza Shimada Description

Located in the hidden streets of Ginza, Tokyo, Ginza Shimada is a unique standing bar that resembles a traditional Kyoto-style restaurant. What sets this place apart is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients without compromising on taste and flavor. The menu changes daily, offering around 30 different dishes that showcase the culinary skills and techniques passed down from the first-generation chef to the young second-generation chef, Kohta Sasaki.

Ginza Shimada provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it a comfortable place for solo female diners to enjoy a luxurious and indulgent dining experience. The restaurant's specialty dishes include the famous Zuwai crab croquette and Karasumi soba, which are part of the seasonal course menu. This menu also includes a recommended dish handpicked by the chef, making it a great value for money option.

In addition to the exquisite cuisine, Ginza Shimada boasts an extensive selection of Japanese sake, perfect for pairing with the delectable dishes. Whether you're looking for a unique dining experience or simply want to indulge in the finest Japanese cuisine, Ginza Shimada is the place to be.

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Ginza Shimada Overview


1f Takasaka Building, 8-chōme-2-8 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


+81 (0) 3-3572-8972


4 minute walk from Shimbashi Station (JR lines) Ginza Exit.
8 minute walk from Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro).

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 4:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 4:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 4:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 4:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 4:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 4:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Ginza Shimada Reviews

Ginza Shimada Google Average Rating



Interesting experience at a standing izakaya! I must say that the staff is very accommodating to guests who do not speak Japanese and cannot read Japanese menus as they are willing to guess what we want and we showed that the dishes we want thru google review photos

The more memorable dishes are the bottarga soba. The fusion of umami savour of the bottarga and the homey flavours of the soba is heavenly!

I would definitely wanna come back here to try other dishes!


Even this is very popular place, still their location is hidden area

Nice food and sake …
Good to know if you are around


Cozy isakaya with excellent dishes.

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