Ginza Iwa

11,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
29,700 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

  • English Speaking Staff

A world gourmet guide award sushi restaurant expressing the true season via the technique and discernment

Ginza 8-chome is a neighborhood full of famous restaurants and gourmets whose palates have grown hard to please. ""Ginza Iwa"" is a sushi restaurant located on a quiet alley, with easy access from both Ginza and Shimbashi Stations. It was opened in 2012 by Hisayoshi Iwa, a sushi chef known both in Japan and worldwide, and is currently watched over by Chef Iwa's favorite pupil who trained under him for 10 years. The spot has great reviews and currently is recognized by the world gourmet guide award.

The course menu consists of appetizers and nigiri sushi, while lunch has nigiri available. The ingredients are 100% sourced from Toyosu(ex-Tsukiji), with the menu being composed of seasonal choices such as sweetfish, milt, eel, and blowfish. That said, without any pre-conceived notions about which fish goes with which season, the restaurant instead strives to make sure there is always something good for guests to eat, making the best catch of any given day the target of each market visit. The carefully refined sushi here has a salty kick in the rice that makes it even more compatible with alcohol, and are made on the small side so they can be enjoyed as appetizers to have with drinks. The sushi is Edo-style, elegant, and high quality, with a careful balance between topping and rice. The alcohol is supplied from a long-standing store in Ginza, with around 10 types of sake available. From daiginjo to koshu(old sake) and raw genshu, there are a variety of options to go with the food.

The restaurant boasts hinoki counters and a warm interior composed mostly of wood, with a relaxing, clean atmosphere. There is a split between the first floor and a basement floor, but both have counters at which you can watch the chef work their skills. There may be some who feel nervous about sitting at the counter, but the restaurant maintains a Ginza-esque distance, offering comfortable service that doesn't overstep its bounds - even newcomers can feel at ease. The first floor counter can seat up to 7 guests, while the basement can seat 6 guests, and reservations are accepted. This is a place to try if you are looking for top quality sushi in Ginza.
*The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

A 5-minute walk from Shinbashi Station, Exit Ginza(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 12/2020
    外出自粛を心掛けた2020年を締めくくるため、娘の誕生日祝いと自分たちへのご褒美を兼ねて昼食をいただきました。 木の温もり溢れる店内は、家族3人と店主だけの贅沢な空間でした。 惚れ惚れする包丁さばきの鮨ダネと今まで味わったことのない酢飯を丁寧に握っていただいた鮨を一口でいただきました。 すると、米が一瞬に広がり、鮨ネタとの絶妙なコラボレーションに感動を覚えました。 個人的には普段注文しない「こはだ」「イカ」そして印象が180度変わった「アナゴ」が1日で好きに変わりました。 主人も苦手だった「アナゴ」に感動し、今日初めて知った「スミイカ」の甘さにはイカの概念を変えると言っています。 娘は「出汁いくら」と「漬けまぐろ」が特に気に入ったようです。また、生きたエビを「生」か「半生」かを選択でき、半生の鮨に出来上がるまでの過程に感激したようです。 締め括りには、注文をしていた鮨ケーキ。 零れ落ちるほどのウニと出汁いくらの鮨ケーキは娘にとっては贅沢な大人の階段。店主の美しい歌声のハッピーバースデイに家族一同、幸せな思い出ができました。 本当にありがとうございました!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 9/2020
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 1/2020
    Lovely ground floor sushiya with 7 seats. The chef, hailing from Shizuoka, was courteous, friendly and professional, offering explanations and advice in English and playful jokes, though never too much to get in the way of private conversations. The fish and knife technique were superb, as were the assistant chef’s vinegar rice and grill work. The waitress was charming and joyful. The omakase itself was true to edomae tradition but with a few innovations: spacing the different pieces of tuna with white fish, for example, was a brilliant way to enjoy each tuna cut more individually.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date



Omakase Course
29,700 JPY / Guest
Limited to the declaration of emergency
16,500 JPY / Guest
Omakase Course
11,000 JPY / Guest



Ginza Iwa [銀座いわ]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00-14:30(L.O.) Dinner:18:00-23:00(L.O.22:00)



8-4-4, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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