As Ginza Cotohi’s specialty is Oki beef, it should come as no surprise that it is named after a type of “Ushi” (Cows). “Cotohi” refers to a special cow, which was featured in The Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves - the oldest anthology of Japanese poems).
Ginza Cotohi is a Japanese restaurant that opened in August 2016 serving pure black Japanese Oki Beef from Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture. Akio Saito, the owner of the restaurant, has created a new style of food that is a fusion of rare Oki beef, for which only about 200 cows are reared a year, and Shichi (the 12 seasons of the year, with their 72 climates) of Japanese cuisine.
Ginza Cotohi is located just a five minute walk from Ginza Station, on the 3rd floor of the Ginza Miyuki-kan building along Sotobori-dori. The theme is collaboration of food, utensils and space, and the surroundings capture the sense of the food, using traditional Japanese ingredients so that you can enjoy nature with your five senses.
You can have whatever type of dining experience you wish to enjoy at Ginza Cotohi. They have counter seats in the open kitchen where you can see the dynamic scene of Oki beef cooking right in front of you, table seats where you can hold a wine party or gathering, and 3 fully private and semi-private rooms suitable for business lunches and entertainment.
If you make a reservation for lunch, we recommend the Cotohi’s special “Hamburger Steak Meal,” and for dinner, we recommend the course using Oki beef and seasonal ingredients. Another attraction of the restaurant is that you can enjoy pairing the meat dishes with carefully selected wines from the chef sommelier. There are 3 ways to grill Oki beef: Kuwa-yaki, Ibushi-yaki and hosho-yaki. Among them, the Kuwa-yaki, which is said to be the origin of sukiyaki, is a special pot in which a special salty-sweet sauce is lavishly mixed. The Oki beef has a low melting point and melts in your mouth so it is easy for everyone to enjoy.
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A 5-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit B9 (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line).