Ginza Koju

30,250 JPY 〜
/ Guest
42,350 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • English Speaking Staff

Taste “the essence of Japan” in Ginza by a chef who is representative of Japan.

Ginza Koju is Japanese cuisine restaurant located in Ginza -known as an expensive restaurant town which is representative of Japan- has won world gourmet guide award for seven consecutive years. The restaurant owner is Toru Okuda, a Japanese cuisine chef representative of Japan. Ginza Koju is a reputable restaurant loved by food lovers for its dishes which allows guests to experience the four seasons and the essence of Japan with their five senses.

Chef Okuda, born in Shizuoka prefecture in 1969, began his training in local Japanese cuisine restaurant Kikuya after graduating from high school. In 1999, after further training in Kyoto’s Ayu No Yado Tsutaya and Tokushima’s famous Aoyagi, he opened Shunkashuto Hanamikoji in Shizuoka. In 2003, he successfully opened Ginza Koju in Ginza. Word spread, and Ginza Koju has won world gourmet guide award for seven consecutive years. Chef Okuda has since opened Ginza Okuda, also in Ginza, and Paris Okuda in France. He is now working as the first runner to spread the world cultural heritage Japanese cuisine to the world. To honor great achievement, he has been commissioned by the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food as Goodwill Ambassador for popularizing Japanese cuisine.

Ginza Koju is a Chef Okuda's base. The restaurant was named after close friend and late master craftsman of Karatsu ware, Koju Nishioka, who crafted the dishware used in the restaurant. The elegant atmosphere of the restaurant brings out Okuda’s “dignified” dishes, made with the desire to allow guests to experience the “Hashiri, Sakari, Nagori” (totality) of the four seasons. Though there is nothing unconventional about the restaurant, there is something “new” about the world it creates – you can experience it through your eyes, tongue, the atmosphere of the restaurant; one can truly experience “Japan” with the five senses. Time spent here with friends or colleagues will undoubtedly be a relaxed and enjoyable one that makes you forget your surroundings.

※ Awarded 2 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Tokyo 2023

Best Japanese Cuisine restaurants in Ginza,Tokyo by Pocket Concierge

* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ginza Station Exit B6
■6-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line Yurakucho Station Ginza Exit
■10-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line Shimbashi Station

Frequently Asked Questions
■ Do you have a private dining room?
Private dining room(s) are available.
■ Is there a charge to book a private dining room?
15,000 Yen (tax and service charge inclusive) is charged if you are making a reservation for 2 people during the dinner time. The room charge is waived during the lunch time.
■ How many people can the private room(s) accommodate?
We have total of 3 private dining rooms. 1 room accommodates up to 6 people, and it is with the Horigotatsu style (a low table over a recessed floor where you can sit in the same way you would sit in a western style chair). 2 rooms are with tables and chairs (Western style). Each of those 2 rooms with tables can accommodate up to 4 people.
■ What is the arrangement in the private dining room(s)?
We offer both the table and chair (Western style) and the Horigotatsu style (a low table over a recessed floor where you can sit in the same way you would sit in a western style chair).
■ Are shoes allowed in the private dining room(s)?
We ask you to remove shoes in our Horigotatsu private dining room.
■ Are children welcome? If so, is a separate menu for children available?
We welcome children over 13 years of age. Unfortunately, we do not offer a special menu for children.
■ Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?
We are wheelchair accessible.
■ Can the course be customized for vegetarian, vegan or low calories?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any customization on our course offers or offer a la carte option.
■ Are menus available in other languages?
Unfortunately, we only offer our menu in Japanese.
■ Does anyone in the restaurant speak other languages?
We have staff that speaks English.
■ Can I make a reservation for 1 person?
We accept reservations starting from 1 person.
■ Is there a dress code?
Our dress code is Smart Casual. Please refrain from shorts, tank tops or sandals. We request that you do not wear strong scent or perfume when dining with us.



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 5/2023
    最後のデザートメロンアイスクリームとても美味しかったです。 秋頃にまた行きたいと思います。 よろしくお願いいたします。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 5/2023
    Exceptional food but super friendly and helpful service made the experience even better for us 😍
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 2/2023
    A wonderful experience if you are an adventurous foodie.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family



The Owner’s Omakase Lunch Course
30,250 JPY / Guest
The Owner’s Omakase Dinner Course
42,350 JPY / Guest



Ginza Koju [銀座小十]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~13:00 (L.O.) Dinner: 18:00~21:30 (L.O.)




5-4-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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