Kagurazaka Kouseki
神楽坂 光石

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine

An urban hideaway which explores Japanese cuisine with a focus on ingredients, sake, tableware, and space: all infused with a commitment to excellence.

  • children 13up
  • Counter Seat

Kagurazaka Kouseki is a reservation-only urban hideawa which offers an exquisite dining experience.

The interior decoration mainly features “stone.” These stone-based materials are illuminated to create a warm yet mystical atmosphere.

The owner, Chef Shinji Nakamura, trained for 13 years at the Four Seasons Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo and is a culinary professional with expertise not only in Japanese cuisine, but also in teppanyaki and charcoal grilling.

The line of view from the counter is very flat, allowing guests to watch Chef Nakamura’s live cooking with excellent visibility. The four-person table seating is also close to the counter so guests seated there are also able to engage in plenty of conversation with the host and staff.
The table can be removed in the case of a private booking (for five people) and a stage can be created in its place, to where Kagurazaka geisha’s can be booked in order to create a plan that allows you to enjoy Japanese food culture to its fullest.

The restaurant honors the dedication and passion of various professions. Fishermen and farmers who provide the ingredients, brewers who brew the excellent sake, ceramists and lacquerware artisans who create the distinctive tableware, and architects who designed the restaurant’s interior. You can feel their combined efforts within the restaurant and in turn, the gratitude that the chef has for their work.

Many of the regular patrons at Kagurazaka Kouseki are also well-known chefs, and Chef Nakamura’s dedication to his craft and the quality of his dishes are highly acclaimed within the industry.

Kagurazaka Kouseki is one of those restaurants where reservations are likely to become increasingly difficult to secure in the future.

Address 2F Okukagurazaka Bldg, 6-22 Kagurazaka, Shinjukuku, Tokyo
Business hours Dinner only: 18:00 to 23:00
(Private bookings for lunch are accepted)
Closed Sundays
Directions 2 minute walk from 1b Exit of Kagurazaka Station of Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line
Price From ¥30,250
Service Charge 10%
Seating Counter seating: 5 guests (reservation accepted from 2 or more guests)
Table seating: 2 to 4 guests
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children over the age of 13 who can order and eat a course are allowed.
(Smaller children accepted if the restaurant is privately booked.)
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
※ Sportswear and sandals are not allowed.
※ Guests wearing strong perfume or cologne will be denied entry.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card
【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days before, or 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

2F Okukagurazaka Bldg, 6-22 Kagurazaka, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

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