Zakuro Ginza is a long-established restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine and shabu-shabu hotpot and can be found on the basement floor of a building across from Matsuya Ginza Department Store, a one-minute walk from Ginza Station.
Since being opened in 1982 by the Zakuro Group (itself founded in 1955 and believed to have opened the first shabu-shabu restaurant in Tokyo), the restaurant has been highly praised and patronized for its excellent food and warm hospitality, two crucial ingredients proven by its history of over half a century.
With the aim of providing an unparalleled restaurant experience, Zakuro strives to offer outstanding dishes that showcase seasonal ingredients, and comfortable guest service in a cozy setting. The restaurant’s loyal clientele visits for specialty dishes of Kuroge wagyu beef shabu-shabu and sukiyaki hotpots, traditional Japanese dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, and season-specific Japanese dishes. There are also many casual meals for customers who want to enjoy their own company.
The Kuroge wagyu beef is sourced through a broker with long-standing ties to the restaurant and delivers the best beef available on the day. In particular, Kuroge wagyu beef shabu-shabu is excellent, enjoying the highest popularity on the menu. The flavor of the beef is enhanced even more by Zakuro’s original spicy sesame sauce, which is characterized by the rich flavor of sesame seeds and the spiciness of chili peppers. A ponzu sauce (citrus-based soy sauce) with a fresh aftertaste is also served together. Tomato salad, featuring premium tomatoes and a celery seed dressing with a light aftertaste, has also remained popular since the restaurant opened and makes for a refreshing palate cleanser. The restaurant’s spicy sesame sauce and the Zakuro super dressing are available for guests to take home after their meals. The drinks menu offers a wide selection of wines, sake, shochu, whiskies, and soft drinks to meet the preferences of different customers.
The interior boasts a traditional Japanese design with rustic accents to create a cozy, relaxing environment. The main dining room and private rooms seat up to 100 guests in total. Five Western-style rooms (for 2 to 20 guests) and four Japanese-style rooms with low horigotatsu tables (for 2 to 14 guests), attended by waitstaff in kimono, are suitable for business dinners. The interior is decorated with pieces by renowned artists, such as woodblock printmaker Shiko Munakata, ceramicist Shoji Hamada, and printing artist and designated Living National Treasure Keisuke Serizawa, adding elegance and detail to each space.
The restaurant is a perfect place for meals after shopping, family gatherings, anniversaries, and dinners with business clients or guests from abroad. Guests are invited to enjoy the traditional shabu-shabu of Zakuro Ginza, an establishment beloved across three generations.
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A 1-minute walk from Exit A 13 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Ginza Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ginza Station, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Ginza Station