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Ginza Aster Honten

1-8-16 Ginza | Ginza Aster Bldg, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3563-1011
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“chinese food” (3 reviews)
“aston” (5 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
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Chinese, Asian
PRICE
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1-8-16 Ginza | Ginza Aster Bldg, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ginza Aster Honten
1. Utterly Unique Chinese Cuisine
"a landmark in the area, has been serving for over 90 years in Ginza"
Warren A
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2. Tokyo Elegant Chinese Cuisine
"Here you have superb Chinese food served in European elegance"
davlohrey
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3. Best Gyoza Ever
"Perfectly cooked and very juicy"
August S
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1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed August 12, 2018

It was my first time to visit the main restaurant of Ginza Aster as I've visited some branch restaurants. It's located on the Ginza street (Main street in Ginza area) and very convenient. The ambience of the restaurant with antique furnishing goods and paintings is...More

Thank ticktackobe
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

As we stepped into Ginza Aster, the atmosphere was very nice! We found a calm escape from busy Ginza street and peaceful settings inspired by beautiful Chinese furniture. The food was great, especially I loved their Honer Walnuts Shrimp! It was so tasty with some...More

Thank Fearless809918
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Food was good and the ambience was nice and elegant, but pricey. With the right address in google maps it sent us to the wrong location, our guest had the same problem. The online pricing was lower than the price at the restaurant.More

Thank Marsh T
GinzaAster, Guest Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this important comment for us. We are sorry it took this long to respond. We are working on the issue with Google Maps as we don't know why this problem happened since it is correct on the...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017

I visited this restaurant in their Kamakura location for lunch. My main dish was the Hiyashi-chuka with sesame sauce. Very deep, well-flavored sesame sauce with chewy noodles and lots of fresh vegetables. Most surprising, though was the gyoza. Perfectly cooked and very juicy. Not your...More

Thank August S
GinzaAster, Director of Sales at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Thank you kindly for writing this excellent review. We are very happy you enjoyed the taste of our gyoza as that is one of our specialty dishes. Please do come back and enjoy another meal with us.

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Our lunch at Ginza Aster was fantastic. Yet the restaurant is very expensive for dinner, the lunch is an must-taste one for any foody. Allowing one to discover the classical Chinese cooking adapted to Japanese taste. For lunch, several yummy dishes are following each others,...More

Thank Deboigne
GinzaAster, Director of Sales at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this excellent review. We very much appreciate you showcasing the lunch courses we have. It is a unique experience and we do hope you will come again and enjoy the dishes that change with the...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017

Ginza Aster is unique in several ways. Americans like myself are spoiled by very good Chinese food, especially if we know the Chinatowns in San Francisco, Honolulu or New York. If one happens to have eaten in Hong Kong or Shanghai, as I have, it...More

Thank davlohrey
GinzaAster, Public Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you so much for writing this review and taking the time and effort to describe the ambience at Ginza Aster so eloquently. We are very grateful for your perfect take on how we work to create a totally unique experience in Chinese cuisine and...More

Reviewed July 22, 2016

We choose this place by a friend and the restaurant is great. Quite Menu easy to understand Food matching with the pictures Service excellent and speak english Price reasonable better to go there during the lunch time

Thank Gregboston9
GinzaAster, Public Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our restaurant. We very much appreciate it. Please do come back for lunch or a special occasion as we will all be very happy to serve you again.

Reviewed May 3, 2016

When my boyfriend first told me that he was going to take me out to a Chinese Restaurant, smack in the middle of Ginza, I was already excited. I'd never had upscale Chinese before. We decided to try their lunch since their lunch sets were...More

2  Thank Yoshiko O
GinzaAster, Public Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We very much appreciate that you had a special time here on a special day. That is actually what we enjoy most. We love to help people celebrate. Please come back...More

Reviewed March 30, 2016

Ginza Aster,a landmark in the area, has been serving for over 90 years in Ginza. And, no wonder, the food is well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. A great find and a place I will definitely return to and highly recommend.More

Thank Warren A
GinzaAster, Public Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of our restaurant. We put a great deal of effort into presentation and food quality so we are honored that you noticed and appreciated that. We look forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed February 7, 2016

Ginza Aster is a very well-known Chinese restaurant - and for very good reasons. Located in the heart of downtown Ginza, they offer some of the finest Chinese food available in the country - that's not an exaggeration. Ginza Aster's menu is page after page...More

4  Thank LeeReeve
GinzaAster, Public Relations Manager at Ginza Aster Honten, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our restaurant. You are absolutely right in your review that we offer an environment for special occasions and a moment when you really want to do something amazing for a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$439
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-8-16 Ginza | Ginza Aster Bldg, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3563-1011
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Description
The Ginza Aster Honten (Flagship Restaurant) opened in 1926 in one of Japan's best known and loved areas. As the only restaurant in Japan (total of 38 restaurants in Japan) featuring authentic Chinese cuisine catered to the Japanese palate and presentation sensibility, Ginza Aster offers a one of a kind culinary experience to both domestic and international guests. Ginza Aster welcomes families and special events as well as more intimate occasions and business meals. The Ginza Aster Honten features a myriad of Chinese art collected over the years as well as an authentic tea room on the ground floor. Located at Ginza Iicchome on the main shopping road in Ginza. Please note that for Vegan meals, reservations should be made at least three days in advance. Ginza Aster opened in 1926 at Ginzaiicchome, the birthplace of Tokyo's world renown Ginza district. Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa moved his mint from Shizuoka to Edo in 1612, Daimyo and their Samurai from West Japan marched down this avenue on their way to the Edo Capitol for their alternating six month Sankin Kotai responsibilities, 70 percent of the area was lost to fire in 1872 and the Meiji government decided to build comparatively fire resistant Western style brick buildings along this avenue making it the first Western style road in Japan. Those seeking information and knowledge began to gather in this cutting edge area and up came various restaurants and shopping facilities to meet their food and entertainment demands. Stores where independent vendors displayed merchandise down the sides of a long aisle awed shoppers as the precursor to modern Ginza Department Stores and "Ginbura" a close translation would be "Ginza Window Shopping" became all the rage. As the first American Style Chop Suey restaurant, Ginza Aster opened its doors and added to the eclectic ambience of the day. Over the years, Ginza Aster has been the location of choice for special occasions among Japanese in the know, those who want excellent Chinese cuisine perfectly tailored to the Japanese palate and sensibility. Ginza Aster boasts 38 restaurants in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Nagoya and these restaurants are the only places in the world where guests can sample a mix of Chinese food using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and with a nod to the palate and presentation demands of Japanese clientele. The Honten Flagship Restaurant in Ginza Iicchome (just near the Apple Store) offers a perfectly appointed tea room and waiting lounge on the ground floor with a lovely dining area for lunch or dinner up above. Visit Ginza Aster for a change of pace in dining during your time in Japan and learn why so many Japanese people cherish memories of food, family and fun from this landmark eatery.
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