A five-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station brings guests to Sushi Hachizaemon, an authentic sushi restaurant on the seventh floor of a building in Ginza 7-chome. Chef Mitsuru Isoyama opened his own restaurant in Yokohama in 1988 after training at a sushi restaurant. Then, he moved to Ginza, where he opened Sushi Hachizaemon in September 2015. Since then, the restaurant has been well-patronized for its proven expertise and history of success as a restaurant awarded one star in an internationally known restaurant guide in 2011 (Yokohama), 2018 (Tokyo), and 2019 (Tokyo).
Chef Isoyama is passionate in his pursuit of preparing and serving authentic sushi. He makes sushi with premium salt, vinegar, soy sauce, and rice, which are carefully selected from around Japan and sourced from increasingly rare producers who still follow traditional production processes.
Likewise, seafood is carefully selected to ensure only the best natural marine produce in season is delivered. Because such high-quality ingredients are limited in variety, occasionally two pieces of sushi share the fish prepared two ways. Meanwhile, sushi rice is prepared with a blend of Sasashigure and Kame-no-O (a variety improved in the late 19th century), organically produced by Shunji Ota in Ishinomaki. Although other famous rice varieties (e.g. Sasanishiki) originate from Kame-no-O, Isoyama favors the original variety produced in the Tohoku region. This careful selection of authentic rice and seafood allows the restaurant to offer authentic Edomae sushi. “I would like my customers to discover the taste of authentic sushi made with authentic ingredients,” he says.
The same standard of authenticity applies to the drinks menu, which offers only one kind of sake that pairs best with Japanese dishes: Sawaya Matsumoto Junmai Sake from Matsumoto Sake Brewing Company in Kyoto. The wine list consists of two whites, Montrachet from Bourgogne, France and the other from Alsace.
The interior is clean and simple, allowing diners to concentrate on the food. Isoyama’s taciturn, yet sincere, personality enhances the restaurant’s warm, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere, which accommodates nine guests at a dignified counter crafted from hinoki cypress.
Guests are invited to entertain business clients, dine with a partner or friends, or to simply savor their own company at Sushi Hachizaemon – a precious dining experience that allows diners to discover the origin of Japanese cuisine through chef Isoyama’s authentic sushi.
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A 4 minutes on foot from Exit C2 of Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
A 4-minute walk from Exit 5 of Shinbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
A 5 minuteswalk from Exit A0 (east side) of Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line and Yurakucho Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
Frequently Asked Questions
■ Do you have a private dining room?
Private dining room(s) are not available.
■ Are children welcome? If so, is a separate menu for children available?
We welcome children over 7 years of age.
■ Are photos allowed in the restaurant?
Photos are allowed; however, we ask you to respect dining experience of others (no flash, no shutter sound, no photos of other guests or our staff, no video).
■ 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?
Please inquire in advance. A vegetarian option or ordering from our a la carte menu may be prepared.
■ 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. We request that you do not wear strong scent or perfume when dining with us.