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Ginza Koju

#94 of 7,344 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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5-4-8 Ginza | 4F Karioka Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-6215-9544
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Oakland, California
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have pointed out, the portions in this place are huge. At first, I wondered if that was perhaps a Japanese thing (cannot let the guests go hungry...) but after two weeks in Tokyo, including several other Michellin-rated restaurants, I can only conclude that no... This was just Koju. Which is a terrible shame, and ultimately a big... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, TripAdvisor misspells the name of this superb three-star Michelin: Ginza Kojyu. Second point of-note: if you are visiting from abroad, many high-end Tokyo restaurants require reservations to be made and confirmed by your hotel. They also have very strict and costly cancellation policies. Seating is often very limited as many Japanese restos have limited counter seating and... More 

Thank KaiserBrit
Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made our booking through voyagin, but usually your hotel in japan can make booking for restaurants for you (unless they require your credit card details). The restaurant is on 4th floor of a commercial building. Very cozy area and the chef was very very friendly. Food is obviously excellent. Great dining experience in Japan!!

Thank ChiaChong
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While everything was very good, it was disappointing overall- Not up to expectations for a 2 Michelin star, and not worth the price with so many options in Tokyo. Instead of being more interesting to watch the prep, as at many restaurants with sushi and counter seats, the counter was a little awkward because the chef hovered there but many... More 

Thank oceanseekerDC
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Approximatively 350$ per person, Very average meal, excellent service,cannot pretend to be at the level of even 1 Michelin star . Much better restaurants in Tokyo !

1 Thank JC1Montreal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We splurged on this meal but incredibly it was well worth it! You're not just getting an exceptional meal, you're also getting a show - Chef Tooru Okuda preparing and plating each course with expertise and artfulness. We had front and center stage seats in the middle of the 8 seat sushi bar. From appetizer to dessert we were quite... More 

Thank Kornblit T
Bangkok, Thailand
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Omakasi menu. Everything was perfect. Staff spoke excellent english and explained every dish in detail. Chef is a very friendly character.

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Basel, Switzerland
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've been here twice and both visits have been incredible. First the people there are really welcoming and kind. Second - the food is great. Both times I've gone, it's been the Spring menu but both were different. It was clear a lot of thought and energy has gone into creating a delicious meal.

Thank JSPrima
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It was a Michelin 3 star. Now I know why it lost 1 star last year. Except few dishes, nothing really stood out. Staff was kind but not Michelin caliber.

1 Thank Ryan P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I went here on a lunch reservation on a trip to Tokyo that included lunch and dinners at RyuGin, Koyju, Saito, Sawada, and lastly the original Jiro. Jiro was a disaster and Saito did not live up to the presentation and atmosphere of the other three. The lunch sitting was myself on one side of the sushi bar and two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100 - US$300
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-4-8 Ginza | 4F Karioka Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6215-9544

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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