Kabuki-za Theater is in Higashi-Ginza, in the glamorous Ginza, home to a row of calm, secluded shops. Kobikicho Tomoki is a sushi restaurant behind the Kabuki-za Theater, a two-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-Ginza Station.
Chef Tomoki Kobayashi studied under Keizen Sasaki of the famous restaurant Sushi Sakaki. In 2007, chef Kobayashi opened Kobikicho Tomoki in Higashi Ginza, Chuo Ward; it has held two stars since 2019.
The ingredients are purchased mainly from Toyosu market, and are also thoroughly localized. Chef Kobayashi himself visits the area, talks with fishermen and people in charge of auctions, and inspects the environment in which the ingredients are grown and distributed. All of this shows chef Kobayashi's passion to purchase the best ingredients and deliver them to every guest.
This attitude makes Kobikicho Tomoki a first-class restaurant. The vinegared rice is made with the white vinegar used by his master chef Sasaki in Sushi Sakaki, and is finished with a strong flavor typical of Edomae-style sushi. All of seven sakes are carefully selected by chef Kobayashi after his visits to the breweries. As for non-alcoholic drinks, fresh acerola juice from Okinawa is recommended.
The interior of the restaurant highlights wood grain and has a L-shaped counter with 9 seats. The calm interior shows off the beauty of the plain wood counter. The 200-year-old Kiso hinoki cypress has a majestic appearance and produces a warm impression in winter and a cool impression in summer. It is recommended for receptions and gatherings of friends for gourmet food. For guests from overseas, the restaurant offers a drink menu in English and carefully explains seafood by showing a fishing ground map. Why not visit Kobikicho Tomoki in Higashi-Ginza for this unique sushi gem?
※ Awarded 2 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Tokyo 2023
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A 2-minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station, Exit 3 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Asakusa Line)