Japanese restaurant Ginza Kudo is located in Ginza 5-Chome, Tokyo, on the third floor of a building near the Kabuki theater. In this quiet corner of bustling Tokyo is where Chef Junya Kudo works his magic.
Chef Kudo is originally from Yamagata. He moved to Tokyo at 18 and began his training at Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi Toyoda. He was trained at Ginza Uchiyama for two years before he was appointed as the owner of the branch, Toku Uchiyama, in 2011. Chef Kudo finally opened his own restaurant, Ginza Kudo, in 2017. In no time, the restaurant earned itself a place as Ginza's most popular restaurants.
"I always aim to put a lot of thought into my cooking in order to give customers exactly what they want," says Chef Kudo, who accepts only three reservations a day. He serves only the best and fresh seasonal ingredients. For example, in winter he serves Seiko crab, spiny lobster, abalone, and pufferfish. Seafood is shipped directly from places throughout Japan or sourced from Toyosu. This year, Chef Kudo began serving wild boar hot pot to celebrate the Year of the Boar. Diners can enjoy Kujo leek, nameko and cloud ear mushrooms with wild boar shabu-shabu broth. The sea bream chazuke is another popular dish. To complement the food, he offers a seasonal selection of sake, including Juyondai from Yamagata, as well as a variety of wine.
The restaurant consists of private rooms that seats four to six people. The tearoom-inspired design is reminiscent of Kyoto, and the small courtyard creates a seasonal atmosphere. The comfortable layout offers complete privacy. Chef Kudo's attention to detail is apparent in the furnishings, while his collection of dishes, made by artisans from all over Japan, includes some unique items made according to his own specifications. "I do my best to create a comfortable, relaxing space where my guests can enjoy what Ginza Kudo has to offer," says Chef Kudo. Ginza Kudo provides a quiet space perfect for fine dining with family, friends, colleagues, or a date.
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A 2-minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station, Exit 4 (Toei Asakusa Line)