The bustling streets of Ginza are one of Tokyo's best places to shop. But don’t get so engrossed in shopping that you forget to eat...! Here are 15 of the best, most relaxing places to have lunch around the shopping district of Ginza.
1. IRIMOYA GINZA GLASSE Branch
Customers of this popular restaurant can enjoy delicious food, such as seasonal Japanese cuisine, sukiyaki (hot pot stew), and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), in the relaxing atmosphere of their private rooms, designed with the idea of a classic hotel in mind. The recommended sets for lunch include [Komachi Lunch] (2,240 JPY), with tempura and grilled food as the main dish, as well as [Temari Sushi Lunch] (2,550 JPY). Please be aware that reservations are required for the latter, as only a limited number are available. All items on the delicious and beautifully presented lunch menu include a dessert buffet! Customers are escorted to a special dessert lounge upon finishing their meal, to enjoy the all-you-can-eat dessert buffet for 45 minutes.
IRIMOYA GINZA GLASSE Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:45 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:15 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,300 JPY
Address: 9F, GINZA GLASSE, 3-2-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. HONGKONG 1997 GINZA TRECIOUS Branch
This Chinese restaurant in Ginza is run by a well-known restaurant with over half a century of history, called Tenshin Hanten. Customers love this restaurant for staying true to the traditional flavors of Chinese cuisine and for its high level of service. Their [Bauhinia Course] (3,800 JPY) is highly recommended for lunch and consists of 7 dishes, including an assortment of appetizers, seafood soup with shark fin and gyoza (dumplings). Try the [Hong Kong Style Wonton Soup with Noodles] (1,400 JPY) as well - its appeal is in the flavor of the healthy soup.
HONGKONG 1997 GINZA TRECIOUS Branch
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,400 JPYAddress
: 9F, GINZA TRECIOUS, 2-6-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
3. Minoru Shokudo Ginza Mitsukoshi
This restaurant, located on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi, is under direct management of National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (ZEN-NOH). The deliciousness and freshness of the ingredients at this restaurant are due to the fact that it is being managed by an agricultural specialist. Their ["Genkotsu" - Ground Meat Cutlet Filled with Onions Set Meal] (1,728 JPY) is highly recommended for lunch. The sweetness of the onions perfectly balances the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the ground meat, and the breadcrumbs are deliciously crispy. You won't be able to get enough of it!
Minoru Shokudo Ginza Mitsukoshi
: Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAddress
: 9F, Ginza Mitsukoshi, 4-6-16, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo More Details
4. Ginza 2chome Mitasu Cafe
Enjoy a quiet meal or tea at this cafe, popular for its atmosphere reminiscent of a hideaway. Located on a corner of a bustling street in Ginza, this cafe has a surprisingly tranquil atmosphere - enough to forget about the busy city outside. The menu consists of a wide variety of Japanese-style creative dishes made with carefully selected meat, seasonal vegetables, and rice. One of their most popular sets, [Daily Set Meal] (1,200 JPY), is highly recommended for lunch, and comes with the main dish of the day, small dishes, healthy miso soup with clams caught in Jusan Lake (Jusan-ko) in Aomori Prefecture, and pickled vegetables. [Special Curry and Salad] (1,100 JPY) is also a dish not to be overlooked!
Ginza 2chome Mitasu Cafe
: [Weekdays] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPYAddress
: 1F, MANIERA GINZA Bldg., 2-10-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
5. Salt grill & tapas bar
Widely popular in Australia, this is Salt grill & tapas bar's first branch in Japan! Inside the splendid, sophisticated interior, customers can enjoy delicious original cuisine which incorporates the newest trends of Australia. Their [3-Course Set Menu] (2,500 JPY) is a great yet conveniently priced lunch consisting of 3 dishes of your choice - an appetizer or a soup, a main dish, and a dessert. [Lunch Tasting Course] (5,000 JPY) is another popular item on the lunch menu. This course allows the customer to enjoy a wide variety of Australian specialties, such as fresh oysters and Tasmanian long-grain beef.
Salt grill & tapas bar
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 6F, GINZA SIX, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
6. Organic Italian Bar Hona Ginza Branch
This Italian restaurant's menu deliciously features both organically grown vegetables and carefully selected natural wines! What sets this restaurant apart from the others is the abundance of healthy dishes that both vegans and vegetarians can enjoy. Their [Luxurious Holiday Lunch Course] (3,500 JPY) is highly recommended for lunch. This popular course is well worth the cost, presenting an array of 7 delicious dishes - from lobster-flavored rich tomato cheese fondue to the cheek of Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) cooked in red wine. Also recommended is their [Organic Lunch] (1,980 JPY), which consists of 6 dishes - the main one being roasted Daisen chicken marinated in hanakoji (mold used for fermentation of food) and topped with Chaliapin sauce (sauce with a lot of onions).
Organic Italian Bar Hona Ginza Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday] 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, Matsuoka Bldg., 3-3-9, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
7. kawara CAFE&DINING Ginza
This popular restaurant is full of artistic style and delicious creative cuisine! The wonderful taste of the dishes is all thanks to the expertise of the chef - well-versed in both Japanese and Italian cuisine. Not only that, but all the food is full of seasonal charm. Affordable set meals adorn the menu at lunchtime, with [Weekly kawara Japanese Set Meal] (980 JPY) being highly recommended. This great and cheap set meal includes the main dish of the week, rice, miso soup, pickles, 2 small dishes, an additional vegetable side dish, and salad. There are also an abundance of donburi (rice bowl dishes) options available, including delicious [Tuna, Salmon and Avocado Seafood Chirashi-don] (rice bowl dish with seafood and vegetables) (980 JPY).
kawara CAFE&DINING Ginza
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:15 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F - 2F, GINZA INZ, 3-1, Ginza Nishi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
8. Ginza Hanasato
This famous restaurant serves authentic Kyoto Kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea), made with ingredients all directly shipped from Kyoto. The charming interior will undoubtedly impress you with huge stained glass panels and patterns containing Van Gogh masterpieces. This avant-garde ambience wonderfully enhances the deliciousness of seasonal Kyoto cuisine. The most popular dish for lunch has to be the [Special Yonezawa Beef Oju] (6,800 JPY plus tax). It is essentailly a Kaiseki cuisine that comes in a multi-tiered box, with a modest portion of delicious Yonezawa beef (so tender that it melts in your mouth!) grilled on a wire rack as the main course, accompanied by an abundance of side dishes. The monthly special, [Hana - the Kaiseki Lunch of the Month] (4,800 JPY plus tax), is also not to be overlooked.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner From 5:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner From 5:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Address: 10F - 11F, De Beers Ginza Bldg., 2-5-11, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
9. N9Y BUTCHER'S GRILL NEW YORK
This restaurant, located a 2-minute walk from Ginza station, is highly recommended to those who wish to enjoy a hearty lunch full of game and other meat cuisine! Their lunch menu changes according to the day of the week, and one of the most popular such dish is the [Mountain of Roast Beef-don] (1,350 JPY). This dish, available only on Friday, is a heaped portion of delicious roasted US-grown Angus Beef on rice. [Hamburg Steak & N9Y Original Buttermilk Chicken Combination] (1,300 JPY), is also highly recommended!
N9Y BUTCHER'S GRILL NEW YORK
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular *Closed at the beginning and end of the year (December 31st - January 1st)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Nihon Seimei Ginza Bldg., 2-6-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
10. Ginza Wakuta
This popular restaurant allows the customer to gain a true sense of the 4 seasons of Japan with its charming array of delicious and colorful Japanese cuisine. The menu consists of traditional Kyoto-style Kaiseki cuisine (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol), so you can enjoy excellent items made from plenty of seasonal seafood and vegetables. Beautifully presented, [Fuchidaka Course] (3,980 JPY) is highly recommended for lunch and consists of 6 dishes, including an appetizer, sashimi, stewed cuisine, and a dessert. Their [Lunch Kaiseki Course] (from 5,800 JPY, reservation required) is recommended for those who desire an even more luxurious feast! Why not enjoy some authentic Japanese cuisine made by a wonderfully skilled chef at this delicious restaurant?
: [Monday] 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,980 JPYAddress
: 5F, Ginza Tokiden Bldg., 8-3-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
11. Tateru Yoshino
Look no further than this restaurant if you wish to enjoy French cuisine in Japan! It is run by Tateru Yoshino, who is known as the representative master chef of French cuisine in Japan. Seats to suit a number of occasions are available at this restaurant, such as table seats in the main dining hall, ones where the beautiful night view can be enjoyed, or private rooms. Enjoy some top-quality French cuisine with French wine here![Menu Confection] (5,000 JPY), consisting of your choice of an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert, gives you some really unique options, such as [Marinated Japanese seerfish and Vegetable Mosaic] and [Beef Cheek Cooked in Red Wine with an Assortment of Fresh Vegetables].
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: None *Beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPYAddress
: 12F, PIAS GINZA, 4-8-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
12. Tempura Kondo
A representative Japanese writer of historical novels, Shotaro Ikenami, dearly loved this famous tempura restaurant. The cuisine, passionately created by the owner, Fumio Kondo, is so unique that it cannot be pigeonholed into a certain category. He has transformed the world of cookery by, for example, adding the deliciousness of seasonal vegetables to tempura, where traditionally seafood from Tokyo Bay (Tokyo-wan) was the mian ingredient. The thinly sliced carrot tempura, as well as the sweet potato tempura that is fried for over 30 minutes, are both so beautiful that they are almost like pieces of contemporary art! There is an abundance of dishes on the menu that can only be enjoyed here. Lunch courses start at 6,500 JPY (plus tax).
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Two seatings of 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) *Two-hour seatings from 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pmClosed
: Sunday *Closed Monday if it lands on a National HolidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPYAddress
: 9F, Sakaguchi Bldg., 5-5-13, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
This restaurant is the first restaurant that has been granted permission to trade under the name of Ginza Uchiyama, a famous restaurant, which has been accredited by a world-renowned gourmet guide. As it is located right behind the Kabukiza Theatre, a popular Ginza sightseeing spot, lots of customers visit this restaurant after watching a Kabuki performance. All dishes, starting with the specialty [Fried Goma-dofu] (sesame tofu), are made with extreme attention to detail and delicious seasonal Japanese ingredients. Enjoy the delicate craft of the chef, served on beautiful Japanese tableware at this restaurant. Lunch course prices start from 6,000 JPY.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, 3-12-9, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
14. BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE TOKYO
This luxurious restaurant is the result of a collaboration between Alain Ducasse, a world-famous French cuisine master chef, and the French fashion brand Chanel. Located on the 10th floor of the Chanel building right in the heart of Ginza, the top business district of Tokyo, this restaurant serves a wide variety of French cuisine dishes made with Kamakura vegetables harvested that morning, seasonal seafood, and carefully selected meat. All ingredients are hand-picked daily at the morning market by the chef himself. You can enjoy lunch courses here from 5,500 JPY.
BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE TOKYO
: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: Monday, Tuesday, Summer season, Beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,500 JPYAddress
: 10F, Chanel Ginza Bldg., 3-5-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
15. GINZA KUSHIMA
This modern style creative cuisine restaurant beautifully serves delicious Japanese cuisine using Western-style presentation and tableware. The reason why the dishes at this place are so delicious must be the utmost attention given to selecting the ingredients, including natural seafood, Japanese beef, and fresh seasonal vegetables that they get daily from Tsukiji. Their [Charcoal-grilled Saikyo-zuke Sablefish Gozen Lunch] (2,580 JPY) is highly recommended for lunch. The fluffy texture of the homemade Kyoto-style miso marinade used on the sablefish goes amazingly well with the Minamiuonuma-grown Shiozawa Koshihikari rice. [A5 Kuroge Wagyu Steak Meal] (3,800 JPY) is also highly recommended for those who are craving some meat for lunch.
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Address: 8F, EXITMELSA, 5-7-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
The streets of Ginza might be known as the face of Tokyo, but it is also a battleground for gourmet food! Long-standing restaurants which take pride in tradition stand alongside up-and-coming modern and innovative restaurants. Please enjoy a delicious lunch to your heart's content in Ginza!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.