A five-minute walk from Ginza station, Oryori Katsushi can be found on the third floor of a building on Kenban Dori Street lined with high-end restaurants. This hidden away restaurant in Ginza offers authentic Japanese cuisine and its owner, Katsushi Yoshitake, is a talented chef who honed his culinary skills in kappo and various other Japanese cuisine at different famous restaurants. In March 2019, he opened Oryori Katsushi at the former location of Sushi Yoshitake, a restaurant run by his brother, Masahiro Yoshitake, when it moved to another location.
Inspired by the delicate flavors of Kansai-style soup stocks during his training, Chef Yoshitake offers fine cuisine featuring different stocks for different dishes to bring out the natural flavors of each ingredient. His dishes are made with seasonal vegetables carefully selected from Toyosu Market and Japanese shorthorn beef from Iwate. The rice served at the end of meals is a Rice Meister’s blend of three varieties of rice produced in Yamagata, Nagano, and Miyazaki, cooked in an earthen pot to taste slightly sweet and achieve the right consistency to be easily eaten at the end of the meal.
The restaurant’s most popular dish is plain boiled Hyogo-Ajidori chicken. This mythical chicken, raised on special feed including Yamada Nishiki, a rice known for its use in high-quality sake, is characterized by its crunchy texture and rich flavor. Soft-shelled turtle hotpot, only available in autumn and winter, is also very popular. These two hotpot dishes are highly appreciated by customers for their extremely rich and nuanced flavors.
In order to complement these dishes, six varieties of sake that pair well with the delicate flavors of the soup stocks are stored, including Mibu from the owner’s home prefecture of Tochigi and Sawaya Matsumoto from Kyoto.
The restaurant is small and quiet with only seven counter seats, offering an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The dinnerware is mostly made up of handmade pieces by artists, including antiques from Kanazawa.
Discover the deeply hidden secrets of cooking stocks at Oryori Katsushi, a perfect place to enjoy dinner with a partner, friends, business clients or one’s own company.
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A 5-minute walk from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line