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Kagurazaka Ishikawa

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Kagurazaka Ishikawa Description

Located in the serene neighborhood of Kagurazaka, Kagurazaka Ishikawa is a renowned Japanese restaurant that offers a truly exceptional dining experience. This establishment has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the 2023 Silver Award from The Tabelog and the 2023 selection for the Tokyo Top 100 Japanese Restaurants. With a rating of 4.36 based on 538 reviews and over 42,000 saves, it is clear that Kagurazaka Ishikawa is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

What sets Kagurazaka Ishikawa apart is its unwavering dedication to the art of Japanese cuisine. Led by master chef Hideki Ishikawa, the restaurant takes pride in its meticulous approach to cooking and its deep respect for ingredients. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared to highlight the natural flavors and textures of the seasonal ingredients. The result is a menu that evolves with the changing seasons, offering guests a truly authentic and unforgettable culinary experience.

The restaurant itself exudes an air of elegance and sophistication. The minimalist decor and serene ambiance create the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply indulge in the finest Japanese cuisine, Kagurazaka Ishikawa is the place to be. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a gastronomic journey that will awaken your senses and leave you craving for more.

Kagurazaka Ishikawa Overview


1f Takamura Building 5-chōme-37 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825


+81 (0) 3-5225-0173


4 minute walk from Ushigome Kagurazaka Station (Toei Oedo Line)
4 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line)
6 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Chuo Line, local trains)
7 minute walk from Kagurazaka Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Tue: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Wed: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Thur: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Fri: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Sat: 5:30PM-12:00AM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Kagurazaka Ishikawa Reviews

Kagurazaka Ishikawa Google Average Rating



Excellence in taste, presentation, ambiance, service, quality to name a few. Well deserved Michelin 3 stars!


Kagurazaka Ishikawa is the restaurant we place first priority when visiting Tokyo, even having dined there nine times.
Though their dishes look simple; be it grilled, steamed, fried and simmered, they could coax out the subtle essence/taste of the seasonal produce and meat. Even the rice served at the end of the course is exceptional.
They adhere closely to the tradition of washoku, besides tastiness, presentation and plating is of great importance. Dishes are served on tableware like mino-yaki or lacquerware , and drinks with fine vintage Baccarat crystal glassware.
Be it seated at the sought-after counter (table is from centuries old hinoki) or private room, service is consistently good and Chef Hideki Ishikawa ensures to meet and thank the guests.
His restaurant also has good selection of sakes, and quite often have the Juyondai.
Only issue is, need to plan early to get reservation.


This is the best example of the kind of restaurant that the food does not look very special on the surface, but once you taste it you are immediately impressed the large amount of effort and technique being put into preparation. If you can't get a booking, it's sister restaurant "Ren" is definitely worth a try.