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Umezu Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Umezu is a charming and inviting restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine. This hidden gem has been selected as one of the top 100 izakaya (Japanese-style pub) restaurants in 2022 by both the Tabelog and Hot Pepper websites. With a rating of 3.70 out of 5 stars and over 200 reviews, it's clear that this place is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

One of the standout dishes at Umezu is their special Shibaura beef. This mouthwatering delicacy is known for its exceptional tenderness and rich flavor. Another popular choice is the black truffle beef heart steak, a dish that combines the earthy aroma of truffles with the succulent taste of beef. For those looking for a unique and satisfying experience, the restaurant also offers a variety of grilled meat dishes, including their famous grilled meat cartilage.

In addition to their delectable food, Umezu boasts a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. The interior is tastefully decorated with a mix of traditional and modern elements, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of drinks, including Kinmiya shochu, Shaliken, Hoppy, Asahi Super Dry beer, and a variety of sake options.

If you're in Tokyo and craving authentic Japanese cuisine, Umezu is a must-visit. With its exceptional dishes, cozy atmosphere, and friendly staff, this restaurant sets itself apart from the rest and promises a memorable dining experience.

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Umezu Overview


1st Floor Tsuruya Kato Building 4-chōme-21-7 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004


+81 (0) 90-2315-8057


3 minute walk from Shimbashi Station Uchisaiwaicho Exit

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: Closed

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Umezu Reviews

Umezu Google Average Rating



Popular Izakaya. Boiled beef is recommended.


Just a short walk from Shinbashi Station. A shop located in the basement of a building.
A small store with only a U-shaped counter.

Otoshi is a luxurious set of tamagoyaki, sesame sauce, and chikuzenni.
It costs nearly 1,000 yen, but it's a reasonable price.

"Shibaura Beef Nikomi"
4 pieces: Shiro, Hoho, Hachinosu, and Suji.
The rich sauce and soft stewed skewers will go well with alcohol.

The meat is tender and voluminous.

Meat Nankotsuyaki was a long meatball.
I chose the one with egg yolk and the grilled cheese.

Reservations can only be made by phone. The number of people is 2 or more. Punctuality.
Be sure to enter the store after the number of people has gathered.
Please let us know how many people you need for Shibaura beef stew when making a reservation.
(Maximum number of people entering the store)


This is a famous restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of dishes that are shockingly delicious.

The food is generally delicious, and you will be surprised from the appetizer onwards. Stir-fried bitter gourd is not bitter at all, and the deliciousness that took a lot of effort to make spreads in your mouth. Tamagoyaki has an amazing amount of soup mixed with the eggs, and has a delicious flavor that will make you want to eat several pieces.

Shibaura Beef Nikomi has surprisingly melt-in-your-mouth meat. The combination of the flavor of the meat and the flavor of the sauce is an exquisite dish that is difficult to describe. As the name suggests, this is a wonderful stewed dish that shocked you at the first bite. It seems that you can only order when you make a reservation, so we highly recommend making a reservation before coming to the store.

The liver and beef heart steaks are also carefully prepared and seasoned, making them the perfect snacks to accompany your drinks.

You can order Hoppy Red (55 Hoppy) and Sharikin, which are rare at a drinking bar. You can spend a wonderful time while drinking ordinary yet delicious sake that goes perfectly with delicious food.

The store owner's courteous response is also impressive. You can have a very satisfying time with the food, drinks, and customer service. It's a very popular restaurant, so be sure to make a reservation instead of just walking in.

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