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Hitsumabushi Bincho

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Japanese: Eel

Hitsumabushi Bincho Description

Located in the heart of Ginza, Hitsumabushi Bincho is a unique and sophisticated restaurant specializing in the traditional Japanese dish, Hitsumabushi. The restaurant offers a modern and inviting atmosphere, with a warm and cozy ambiance that allows guests to relax and enjoy their meal. The large windows provide a breathtaking view of the city from the 12th floor, adding a touch of luxury to the dining experience.

Hitsumabushi, a specialty of Nagoya, is prepared using Bincho charcoal, which gives it a distinct smoky flavor. The eel is grilled to perfection, resulting in a crispy skin and juicy, tender meat. It is then topped with a special soy-based sauce that enhances the flavors of the dish. The combination of the perfectly grilled eel and the aromatic sauce creates a harmonious and satisfying taste. Hitsumabushi Bincho also offers a variety of side dishes and a carefully curated selection of sake and wine, making it the perfect place for a memorable dining experience.

What sets Hitsumabushi Bincho apart from other restaurants is its attention to detail and commitment to providing the highest quality dishes. The restaurant offers a range of set courses, starting from 6,850 yen, allowing guests to choose the option that best suits their preferences. The spacious dining area can accommodate up to 16 people, and there are also semi-private rooms available for special occasions or business meetings. Whether you're a fan of Hitsumabushi or looking to try it for the first time, Hitsumabushi Bincho is the perfect place to indulge in this delicious and traditional Japanese dish.

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Hitsumabushi Bincho Overview


12f Marronnier Gate Ginza 1, 2-chōme-2-14 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


+81 (0) 3-5159-0231


4 minute walk from Ginza Station (Exit C6 or A13) on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, and Hibiya Line.
3 minute walk from Yurakucho Station (Central Exit) on JR Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line.
1 minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station (Exit 4) on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
4 minute walk from Ginza Station Bus Stop (Airport Bus Tokyo Narita (THE Access Narita)) for Narita Airport.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible

Private Dining Room

Stylish Interior


Sake Selection

Hitsumabushi Bincho Reviews

Hitsumabushi Bincho Google Average Rating



I loved that their eel had crispy skin and was generously covered in rich unagi sauce. The rice underneath the eel was so delicious, I vacuumed in every single rice grain!!


You NEED to try this. Maybe one of the classic uniquely Japanese dishes to try which is freshwater eel (unagi). Note: there are two tiers of quality, and up to 3 tiers of quantity. I would recommend the smaller portion of the higher quality "hitsumabushi" which will cost you around ¥4000. There's also a special way to eat these which is laid out in many languages (English included) right on the table. I can't recommend trying this dish enough!


All about eel, fresh, grilled with salad or rice they made it so right, so delicious. recommendto try the sets. Suggest to make reservation.

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