Oryouri shibuu is a Japanese restaurant which opened In November 2017 on the B1 of the Senri building along the Namikidori in Ginza-nichōme. Opening the door to the restaurant you are greeted by a 7-seat counter made of Japanese cypress. The owner, Kenichi Shibuya, welcomes each and every guest and serves warm dishes full of flavor.
The owner was trained at a restaurant called Asada, a famous restaurant in Aoyama/Akasaka, Tokyo. After that, he worked as head chef for 6 years in the Japanese restaurant Ootani in Ginza, before opening his own restaurant, Oryouri shibuu, in the same area.
What he finds most important in cooking is using nutritious and nourishing ingredients. He serves turtle, puffer fish from autumn to winter; sea bream from spring and early summer; and in summer conger pike and eel is on the menu. These are all served in a Japanese soup bowl with rich, nutritious vegetables. He also uses his experience when he was working at Asada on making soba from soba flour that is sourced from all over the country to provide handmade soba noodles which are very delicious. In general, while there are mainly simple dishes with rich textures, there are also unique dishes, which leave a strong impression. Sophisticated dinnerware, such as Kutani-ware, Arita-ware, Kyoyaki-ware, and Edo-Kiriko (faceted glass), further enhance the seasonal cuisine.
The owner is also a qualified sommelier, who selects and samples wine mainly from France which adds charm to the cuisine. Although any choose to pair sake with soba, there are many other ways to enjoy the cuisine, like pairing red wine with the taste of the mori soup.
Since the restaurant's interior is designed to shorten the distance between the customer and the chef, the kitchen chopping board and counter are at the same height. Customers are therefore able to see the chef’s skill with the kitchen knife and the way he works. The restaurant is often used as a setting for casual entertainments, couple anniversaries and dates. The owner also has experience in teaching foreign visitors how to cook, so he would be please to receive foreign guests at his restaurant.
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[Request from the restaurant]
Our shop is open only by introduction and most of the stores are regular customers. For that reason, we serve drinks by Omakase according to your request, and we answer questions such as price, but we don't have a menu with the price.
When you make a reservation, we would appreciate it if you could understand the style of the store and come to our restaurant.
Thank you in advance.
■5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza-itchōme Station.