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“Five star Experience !”
Review of Ishikawa

Ishikawa
Ranked #33 of 9,522 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Yotsuya, Iidabashi
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This adorable place is tucked behind a temple in a residential area far far away from the tourist belt but well worth searching for as the total experience was awesome! The Chef and his staff were outstanding in their service and attention to details. The food was delightfully done with the freshest ingredients. I really enjoyed the snow crab covered with broth jelly, silver pomfret with ginkgo nuts, flatfish and fresh sea urchin , abalone sashimi , barracuda sushi, Japanese beef, rice and porridge combo and the dessert of grapes on black tea jelly floating on brandy soup. This three Michelin star place is very different from what I experienced in London and will appeal very much to those whose palate enjoy the delicate Japanese cuisine.

Thank drmikewong
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this highly rated restaurant, while on the trip to Japan. It took two weeks to secure the reservations and we were excited to try it. We were seated in the private room for 4. The staff was nice, however I expected a lot more from food. Even though, everything was fresh, the combination and the menu was disappointing.

1  Thank Olga S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I visited my daughter who lives in Tokyo. I wanted an exceptional dinner to celebrate, and this was it. This subtle, quiet, but magnificent restaurant made this very anticipated experience the cornerstone of my trip.
No need to say more.

1  Thank Erasto C
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had the best rice dish - so simple, clean but cooked to perfection. I grew up eating rice but didn't realize a vegetarian rice dish could be so sublime. I was so full after that 10+ course meal and sad about not being able to finish that dish. As I walked out of the door, the chef followed me out and handed me a bag with rice balls made with the leftover! Speaking about truly amazing service, that was pretty much it.

Do they serve the best course meal ever? No, there are other Michelin restaurants that serve tastier food. But the price was reasonable for the 3 Michelin start pedigree and some of dishes were truly delicious. They also had a great sake selection not overpriced. Totally worth putting some efforts to get a reservation.

Thank travel550
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Three Michelin Star restaurant located in an a side alley. The facade does not stand out, and it blends in so well that it is rather difficult to find. The interior is basically a long, bending hallway that has a small counter, several private rooms with sliding doors, and a small bathroom. The private rooms are spacious and can fit large families. The meal is a traditional kaiseki meal, offering a set menu with nine small to medium-sized courses. As expected, a large percentage of the dishes incorporate fresh, delicious fish prepared in a variety of different manners. The service is very attentive, you will never have to worry about an empty drink glass. There is also a button you can press on one one of the table to call the waiter to your room. Overall, excellent food and service, very impressive.

Thank jacob708
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