Perched on the ninth floor of a building, a two-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, Setsugekka Ginza is a new stage for chef Satoru Tanaka, who previously opened popular yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and meat kappo restaurants, first in Nagoya and later in Tokyo. The restaurant offers a “yakiniku kappo” dining experience, a new culinary style of Japanese BBQ cuisine that provides customers with a safer and more satisfying dining experience.
Chef Tanaka learned to prepare beef at his father’s butcher shop at the age of 10. He realized his dream of running a meat restaurant as he opened his own BBQ restaurant, Nikuya Setsugekka, at the age of 25. His restaurant in Nagoya gradually gained popularity for its innovative dishes and interior design, and garnered acclaim in an internationally known restaurant guide. Today, he operates restaurants in Tokyo, Nagoya, Gifu, and Shiga.
Setsugekka Ginza features only the most prominent beef sourced from carefully selected farms, such as Kobe Beef and Prime Matsusaka Beef originating from Tajima cattle, as well as Omi Beef and Sendai Beef. Chef Tanaka makes more than 100 successful bids in the cattle market and is referenced as a meat expert. The beef selected by his expert eye is grilled on the charcoal grills behind the counter before being sliced, seasoned, dished up, and served in a way he calls “yakiniku-kappo” style.
At the restaurant, more than 100 different wines are stored, including Romanée-Conti from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and other high-quality wines from around the world.
The interior was designed by an internationally recognized architect, Yasumichi Morita, from GLAMOROUS based on the concept of “Japan in the World”. The result is a luxurious and innovative dining room with lacquer and plain wood accents, and a hint of Japanese inspiration.
Guests who are able to procure a seat at this exclusive restaurant with only 12 counter seats are guaranteed a great dining experience –– whether for dinner with a partner or fellow epicures, to celebrate an anniversary, or entertain clients at a business dinner. Please enjoy the restaurant’s “yakiniku kappo” to your heart’s content and discover the essence of yakiniku cuisine.
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A 2-minutes walk from Exit C2 of Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line