Kioi cho Mitani

32,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
32,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest

A well-known restaurant with difficulty making a reservation, a fresh hospitable setting.

Kioicho has come to be known as a business district and high-class residential area after a famous Daimyo (feudal lord) family established a residency there during the Edo period. Chosen for its suitability to the area, the sushi restaurant Kioicho Mitani was invited to be a part of a new landmark - Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, a large-scale commercial facility opened in 2016.

The popularity of its sister restaurant - located in Yotsuya, Tokyo - speaks for itself, as it has come to be known as the hardest restaurant in Japan to make a reservation. Kioicho Mitani’s manager, Hiroyuki Takano, was brought up in a sushi restaurant in Gifu prefecture, and has wanted to be a sushi chef since early childhood. He was appointed to manager after meeting and training with Mr. Mitani at the popular sushi restaurant Sushirosan.

The cuisine includes courses selected by the chef, beginning with side dish snacks using seasonal ingredients, followed by nigiri (thin slices of raw fish served atop of rice). Sushi cuisine is to be enjoyed with sushi and sake, a unique experience at a sushi restaurant. In order to ensure the customer experiences the food at its best, it is served to you directly, this is the Mitani style.

The sushi rice is also unique, with red vinegar, brown rice black vinegar, salt and sugar mixed with 3 kinds of sake kasu (paste left over after sake production), all of which have matured for different periods of time. Since Mitani is also known as a pioneer for their unique marriage of sushi and wine, the restaurant offers suggestions for which wine or sake goes well with each dish or nigiri. The restaurant manager is keen to welcome you to flavor this exquisite marriage.

Guest seating includes a 13-seat counter and private room available for up to 6 people. The building is reminiscent of a tea room, with its golden colored seats and silver private room. The counter is made from 750 year old Taiwanese cypress wood, with chairs made by Japan’s finest furniture craftsmen, all in a setting where every detail is carefully considered. Guests don’t have to be nervous, Mr. Takano - who above all else considers how to satisfy his customers – invites you to enjoy the spirit of haute couture tailored to your needs.
* 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.

■ 1-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line Nagatacho Station Exit 9a

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?
No room charge is required for our private dining room.
■ How many people can the private room(s) accommodate?
For a party of 5 or more people, the room can be used exclusively. Please note that other guests may be seated in the room if you have less than 3 people in your party.
■ Are shoes allowed in the private dining room(s)?
Shoes are allowed in the private dining room(s).
■ Are children welcome? If so, is a separate menu for children available?
We welcome children who can enjoy our standard course offer for adults. We require that each guest including children participates in the standard course offers as we do not offer a special menu for children. Children of any age are welcome when a reservation is booked in the private dining room.
■ Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?
We are wheelchair accessible and we will be happy to assist as needed.
■ 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?
Unfortunately, our staff only speak Japanese.
■ 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.



  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 10/2022
    Very well food and great atmosphere. The chef is nice and introduced the food in english, will re-visit when I come to tokyo next time
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 8/2022
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 7/2022
    本日はありがとうございました。 旬の素材とペアリングで美味しく頂けました。 次回も楽しみにしています。
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: With friend



Omakase Course
32,000 JPY / Guest
Omakase Course
32,000 JPY / Guest



Kioi cho Mitani [紀尾井町 三谷]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~15:30 (L.O. 13:00) Dinner: 18:00~22:30 (L.O. 20:00)


No fixed holiday


1-2, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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