Great Hospitality and Premium Ingredients! 13 Luxurious Lunch Spots in Ginza

Publish-date: Jun 11 2018 Update-date: Jun 27 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Great Hospitality and Premium Ingredients! 13 Luxurious Lunch Spots in Ginza

From global brands to department stores with a long history, Ginza is a place where a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes are found in close proximity. There are even some buildings that have retained their old brick facades, making this a lovely place for a stroll or shopping. Next time you are in Ginza, check out these lunch spots that are perfect for a meal. For restaurants that may be a bit pricey during dinner, visiting at lunch is a good way to try their food without breaking the bank. This list includes options serving Japanese seafood cuisine, Italian cuisine, shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), sukiyaki (hot pot stew), yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), and more. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy good food in Ginza's unique atmosphere!

1. Il Camino dell'est

1. Il Camino dell'est

The decor in Il Camino dell'est may be simple, but there's a warmth that leaves an impression on its customers. They have various types of seating, including counter seats, which are great when you're dining alone or if you are on a lunch date. If you're visiting with friends, head to their semi-private rooms instead. The food here is a combination of northern Italian and French cuisine, made with quality ingredients like Sasuke pork from Kuji Farm in Iwate Prefecture and fresh, pesticide-free vegetables from AGRONAUME in Nagano. The [Intermezzo Course] is available only on weekdays and consists of 5 courses, including salad, 2 appetizers of the day, soup, your choice of the main course, bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. On weekends, you can get the [Postludio Course] for lunch, which gets you 1 pasta dish and 1 main dish. These go great with natural wines!

Il Camino dell'est

Open: [Tuesday - Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Closed: Monday, 4th Sunday of the month (if Monday falls on a national holiday, then it will also be closed on this day), Obon, Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Ginza Station
4-minute walk from Higashi-ginza Station
Address: 5-9-17, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Shabusen Ginza 2F Branch

2. Shabusen Ginza 2F Branch

This restaurant has a great interior that overflows with a Japanese atmosphere. Branded meats like Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and Kirifuri Kogen pork are used at this shabu-shabu restaurant. Add their secret spicy sesame sauce and what you get is an absolutely delicious shabu-shabu. There are a number of meats to choose from when you order the [Shabu-shabu Lunch], such as 70g of Japanese beef ribeye with 50g of premium Kirifuri Kogen pork, and 120g of Kuroge Wagyu rib eye. The set also comes with a Japanese dessert, such as kuzukiri (noodle-shaped, jelly-like dessert). On Wednesday, they serve a [Ladies' Lunch] that comes with a piece of chocolate cake from Top's, which is a well-known cake shop. On weekdays, the [Kirifuri Kogen Pork and Soy Sauce Ramen] is available for lunch, which is great for when you just want to have a bit of shabu-shabu. The restaurant is suitable for families with kids.

Shabusen Ginza 2F Branch

Open: [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] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm, Dinner L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year, Follows building's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY *Plus a 10% service charge / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Located on 2F of Ginza Core Bldg. Near Exit A3 of Ginza Station.
Address: 2F, Ginza Core Bldg., 5-8-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Zakuro Ginza Branch

3. Zakuro Ginza Branch

The folk-style interior of this restaurant creates a calm atmosphere and leaves quite an impression. Zakuro, established in 1955, serves premium Japanese cuisine. The main item on their menu is shabu-shabu. They also have sukiyaki made with carefully-selected Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and Japanese cuisine that makes the most of seasonal ingredients that have been directly delivered to them. Their shabu-shabu lunches are popular, featuring domestic beef shabu-shabu eaten with an original sesame sauce, along with asparagus tofu, tomato salad, noodles, and sorbet. There's also the [Japanese Beef Loin Sukiyaki], which is a set meal that comes with 100g of meat, rice, pickles, and soup. It's the perfect choice for when you feel like having some sukiyaki for lunch. There are other sets like the [Fried Oyster Set], [Sashimi Set], and the generously portioned [Kuroge Wagyu Steak] that are available for lunch every day, including the weekend!

Zakuro Ginza Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Follows building's closing days, Beginning and end of the year
Average price: 8,000 JPY
*Based on the menu for table seats. Different menus are available for zashiki (rooms with straw mat flooring) rooms and private rooms.
Access: Exit from Exit a7 or a12 of Ginza Station. The restaurant is on B1F of the building with MUFG Bank.
Address: Basement floor of Ginza Sanwa Bldg., 4-6-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Shabusen Ginza B2 Branch

4. Shabusen Ginza B2 Branch

The sophisticated atmosphere of this shabu-shabu restaurant will make you remember it for a long time to come. It only has counter seats and also caters to solo diners. Savor the flavor of the quality meat with their [Service Lunch], which comes with 50g of domestic beef rib eye, 50g of Kirifuri Kogen pork, assorted vegetables, rice or red bean and rice porridge, and sorbet. You can also mix and match the meat by ordering different types in different portions. For example, order 100g of Japanese beef rib eye or a combination of Japanese beef rib eye (70g) and pork loin (70g). They also serve a [Sukiyaki Set] that comes with 120g of Japanese beef rib eye. The [Kuzukiri] is a popular dessert that many people order. They serve the food in individual pots, so you can eat at your own pace.

Shabusen Ginza B2 Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Beginning and end of the year, Follows building's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Located on B2F of Ginza Core Bldg. Near Exit a3 of Ginza Station.
Address: B2F, Ginza Core Bldg., 5-8-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel Ginza Muraki

Established 50 years ago, Ginza Muraki is based on the concept of "casual Japanese dining and wine in Ginza". The interior is mostly done in wood, giving it a bright and modern Japanese look. It's the perfect place for a quick lunch before or after shopping or strolling around Ginza. The [Donburi Gozen] (rice bowl dish set) features [Ten-don] (rice bowl dish with tempura) or [Maguro-don] (rice bowl dish with tuna sashimi), which are rotated weekly, along with side dishes, pickles, and miso soup. [Murasaki no Tamatebako] is a set that is served in a box with sashimi or a stewed dish, along with side dishes, clear soup, and more. It's a set that pleases both the palate and the eyes. Pick the [Yukkuri Nonbiri Oshaberi Course] if you're feeling hungry! This comes with appetizers, sashimi, fried dishes, mini beef steak, freshly cooked rice in an iron pot, soup, and a dessert. It's a course that you can enjoy while sipping on wine and chatting with your friends!

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel Ginza Muraki

Open: [Weekdays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
[Weekends, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Higashi-ginza Station
5-minute walk from Ginza Station
8-minute walk from Shiodome Station
10-minute walk from Shimbashi Station
Also accessible from Odaiba
Address: B1F, Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel, 6-14-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Kome-Ryotei Hachidaime Gihey

6. Kome-Ryotei Hachidaime Gihey

This Japanese restaurant focuses on bringing out the delicious flavors of rice. The rice they serve is a blend that was created after tasting and comparing over 200 different varieties of rice. This blend of polished rice is carefully concocted to provide maximum flavor and texture. It's cooked in their special bamboo-shaped earthenware pot called "Bamboo!!". They make sure to serve the rice piping hot and have a policy of not serving it more than 10 minutes after it was cooked. At lunch, they serve the [Gihey-Style Basket Gozen], which is a set meal that comes with rice and 8 different dishes like sashimi, tempura, and simmered fish. You can also order the [3 Styles Chazuke Gozen] that comes with 3 types of ochazuke (green tea or broth poured on top of rice). They have other set meals with main dishes like tempura, simmered fish, or oyako-don (rice bowl dish with chicken and eggs). [Lullaby of Miyama] - a dish of rice topped with the premium raw egg from Miyama in Kyoto - can be added to your meal as an extra order.

Kome-Ryotei Hachidaime Gihey

Open: [Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit b7 of Ginza Station
5-minute walk from Central Exit of Yurakucho Station
Address: Eflore-Ginza, 5-4-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Otaru Masazushi Ginza

7. Otaru Masazushi Ginza

This famous sushi restaurant has its roots in Otaru, Hokkaido, where the main branch was established 70 years ago. The Ginza branch is located in a building along Chuo Street (Chuo-dori) and has a tasteful and calm atmosphere. Solo diners can use the wooden counter seats, while there are table seats for larger groups. Their lunch menu offers meals that represent the flavors of each season. The [Otaru] features 12 pieces of nigiri-zushi (hand-formed sushi) made with fresh catch from Hokkaido like extra fatty tuna, botan shrimp, sea urchin, as well as side dishes arranged in a flower basket, soup, and dessert. The [Botan] set comes with 7 pieces of nigiri-zushi, along with fresh squid cut into thin strips and chawanmushi (savory egg custard) made with sea urchin. There are a total of 5 courses to choose from. The extensive menu also includes a la carte items like [Seafood Chirashi Zushi] (rice topped with seafood), [Ikura-don] (rice bowl dish with salmon roe), and [Uni-don] (rice bowl dish with sea urchin).

Otaru Masazushi Ginza

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
*Open for lunch on Sunday if Monday is a national holiday. May suddenly close on Monday.
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY *Course meals are priced from 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: Near Exit 7 of Ginza-itchome Station. You can also take Exit 3 at Kyobashi Station and follow Chuo Street to the south. Otherwise, it's a 5-minute walk from Yurakucho Station. On 10F of Pola Ginza Bldg.
Address: 10F, Pola Ginza Bldg., 1-7-7, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel Fiore

Fiore is the only place in Ginza that offers a buffet where all the dishes are prepared in front of the customers. There's a great selection of meat dishes, cooked to order by the chefs. This includes freshly-cooked beef steak, foie gras steak with a rich sauce, roast beef, and roast chicken. Besides that, you can get salads packed with fresh seasonal vegetables, and satisfying seafood dishes like skipjack tuna carpaccio, thick slices of sashimi, and high-quality salmon. After your main meal, you can dig into a wide selection of desserts that include a chocolate fountain that looks as good as it tastes, tropical fruits, shortcake, fruit tarts, and more. This spacious restaurant seats up to 97 people. With over 60 different dishes available and excellent service, it's no wonder the restaurant has many regular customers!

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel Fiore

Open: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (90 min time limit), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (110 min time limit)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (90 min time limit), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (110 min time limit)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Higashi-ginza Station
5-minute walk from Ginza Station
8-minute walk from Shiodome Station
10-minute walk from Shimbashi Station
Also accessible from Odaiba
Address: 1F, Ginza Tobu Hotel, 6-14-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Ishimaru Ruelle Kachidoki

9. Ishimaru Ruelle Kachidoki

Located near Kachidoki Bridge (Kachidoki-bashi), Ishimaru Ruelle Kachidoki is a French restaurant that features 10 counter seats that surround the chef's cooking space. Enjoy their lunch course, [Menu A], which features a fish or meat main course, appetizer, soup, and dessert. With [Menu B], you'll get both fish and meat. These lunch courses need to be reserved at least a day in advance, but [Menu C] can be ordered without reservations (note that it is available only on weekdays). [Roasted Ehime Amatoro Pork], [Norwegian Salmon Baked in Herbed Bread Crumbs], and other great dishes are available for an elegant lunch. They're served with the restaurant's homemade bread and coffee. They normally only accept those no younger than junior high school age, but it's fine to take younger children along between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm if you are booking the whole restaurant.

Ishimaru Ruelle Kachidoki

Open: [Wednesday - Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm) *May be booked for private events
[Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm, Course Meal L.O. 9:00 pm) *Only light meals served after 9:00 pm, Bar Time 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Only light meals served after 9:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, 3rd Monday of the month (only sometimes on sudden closures)
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Kachidoki Station
Address: 3-5-9, Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Ginza Himuka

10. Ginza Himuka

Ginza Himuka is a restaurant that specializes in yakiniku. Here, you can enjoy grilled Ozaki beef, which is known for its characteristic melt-in-your-mouth texture and flavor. Produced in nature-blessed Miyazaki Prefecture, only 30 head of this breed are available each month, making it a valuable Kuroge Wagyu breed. They have a permit that lets them serve this premium beef raw. The lunch menu includes the [Ozaki Beef Ladies' Set], which is a luxurious set meal that comes with Ozaki beef sashimi, beef tartare, one-bite steak, roast beef, and more. There's also a set that includes namul (Korean-style seasoned vegetables), salad, sea urchin and salmon roe rice, coffee, and dessert. You can also order lean cuts or rib cuts of beef and grill it yourself. Alternatively, get the [Ozaki Beef Yakiniku Special Lunch Course] that allows you to get a combination of meat, such as offal, 2 types of lean cuts, and 2 types of marbled cuts.

Ginza Himuka

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular, Follows building's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
Access: Directly connected to the underground concourse from Ginza Station
1-minute walk from Exit c2 of Ginza Station
2-minute walk from Exit A1 of Hibiya Station
Address: 11F, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, 5-2-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Ginza Takenoan Main Branch

11. Ginza Takenoan Main Branch

Ginza Takenoan Main Branch features an interior decorated in bamboo and wood, giving it an impressive pure Japanese aesthetic. They serve up kaiseki cuisine (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol). There's an emphasis on providing private dining spaces, so there are private rooms that cater to 2 - 22 people. They serve the [Ginza Luxurious Lunch Course], which includes pre-meal drinks, Japanese-style carpaccio of fresh fish and konnyaku sashimi, grilled domestic ji-dori (local chicken) thigh, and pressed mackerel sushi with pickled Japanese ginger. This 10-course meal is a good way to taste the results of the chef's efforts in preparing a delicious meal. Dessert is also included, so it's a great option for a get-together with your friends. They also offer a [Luxurious Lunch Kaiseki with A5 Rank Kuroge Wagyu Steak] set that's perfect for business lunches.

Ginza Takenoan Main Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Dinner ends at 10:00 pm on Saturday and the L.O. is also 9:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
*If there are 3 consecutive holidays, it will be closed on the last day of the consecutive holidays.
Average price: [Dinner] 5,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit b3 of Ginza Station. On 4F of Nishi Gobangai Bldg.
Address: 4F, Nishigobangai Bldg., 5-6-13, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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12. Cucchiaino

12. Cucchiaino

The sophisticated and modern decor at Cucchiaino makes it the perfect location for anniversaries, a day out with your friends, or a date. Recognized by a world-renowned gourmet guide, they serve up course meals that are made with traditional cooking methods from various parts of Italy. The preparations for all of their dishes are overseen by the owner-chef. The 12-course [Pranzo Corso] lunch includes an appetizer, marinated dish, handmade pasta, acqua pazza (poached white fish), homemade focaccia, grissini breadsticks, and dessert. There's also the [Corso Specialle], which consists of the dishes of the day that are recommended by the chef. The handmade pasta is well-received because of its lovely texture, and their seafood dishes are also popular.

Cucchiaino

Open: 11:30 am - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY *Party plan starts from 8,000 JPY and course meals start from 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPY *Party plan starts from 8,000 JPY and course meals start from 15,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 6 of Higashi-ginza Station. Head straight after exiting and turn right between Natural Lawson and Kyobashi Post Office.
Address: 2F, 4-1-8, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Ginza Boan

13. Ginza Boan

Fresh fish delivered directly from 3 prefectures in the Hokuriku region - Ishikawa, Toyama, and Fukui - as well as domestically-produced seasonal vegetables, are used to make a variety of hot pot dishes at Ginza Boan. The first thing that will catch your eye once you walk past the cobblestone entrance is their fresh fish showcase. Have your pick of their popular fish hot pot dishes like the [Longtooth Grouper Hot Pot], where you can enjoy plenty of this high-quality fish, [Monkfish Liver Miso Hot Pot], [Yellowtail Shabu Nabe], and [Rosy Seabass Shabu Nabe]. For lunch, go for the [Boan Hokuriku Gozen], which is packed with wild-caught seafood from Hokuriku, as well as local vegetables. There's also the [Steak and Roast Beef Food Box] that's made with A5 rank Wagyu. Both sets are reasonably priced and delicious, but only 10 sets of each are available daily, so reserve in advance to avoid disappointment!

Ginza Boan

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Reservations required for course meals
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY *Reservations required for course meals / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Ginza-ichome Station
4-minute walk from Kyobashi Station
Address: 3F, Vort Ginza Ddi, 1-8-7, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jun 11 2018 Update-date: Jun 27 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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