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KAWAMURA (Ginza)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 30.2011 Curry, Yoshoku, Steak & Teppanyaki 2 comments 0 trackback
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If you want to have dinner at Ginza and prefer top steak, one of the hardest and best restaurant to get a table is KAWAMURA. Kawamura actually doesn't have any tables, if just has 8 counter seats. And because of this its the hardest seat to get in all of Ginza now. There is no one else working at Kawamura besides Chef Kawamura. He does it all by himself....cooking, serving, cleaning and whatever else there is to do.


かわむら appitizer
There is no menu at Kawamura and Chef Kawamura will ask you what you would like to have. He will tell you what is available and arrange a course menu for just you and your company. Dishes really depend on the season, but appetizers like Smoke Salmon & Foie Gras Pate are usually available. The salmon are smoked by him, not bought from some wholesaler and of course the pate is made by him as well. Authentic simple appetizer, but simply very good.


かわむら abalone and caveer
One of my favorite appetizer is Abalone with Caviar in Sour Cream sauce. The caviar with sour cream sauce just matches perfectly with the lightly grilled abalone.


かわむら tartar steak
If you just want to have mainly beef dishes, there is Tartar Steak. Another dish available at many restaurants, but by far it is the best Tartar Steak I ever had.


kawamura salad
Kawamura's original salad dressing is unlike any other and just so good.


kawamura コンソメスープ
Clear Beef Soup is another dish that is so simple and authentic, but just simply good.


かわむら beef cutlet
Next you will move to Beef Cutlet (above picture), Hamburg Steak or


かわむら tongue
Tongue Steak, and just like Tartar Steak, Kawamura's Tongue Steak is the best I ever had.


かわむら steak
Then to the main dish, the steak. Where the beef is from varies by the day, but one thing common is that they are the best black hair wagyu (Japanese beef) available on the market and also female virgins. It is consider that female virgin cow's meat are tender than other cows.


かわむら grill
The steak is grilled at a low heat slowly instead of high heat like other steak restaurants. This keeps the steak extra tender and juicy according to Chef Kawamura.


かわむら curry rice
After the steak, Beef Curry Rice (above picture), Fried Rice, Spaghetti Meat Sauce or some other rice/pasta dish will be served.


kawamura desert
And of course, it ends with a simple desert, usually Cream Caramel with Ice Cream. If there is one thing missing at Kawamura it is probably the dessert. It is delicious, but there are other restaurants that are better.


かわむら steak sandwitch
You can also take out, Beef Cutlet Sandwich to eat at home or an omiyage.


One thing I need to make clear is that Kawamura isn't for everyone. The meal will cost you over 30,000 yen per person and even much more depending on the wine you drink. There is nothing fancy about Kawamura's food or interior, but everything is just right. Portions of each dish are fairly small and he will also do special requests for your next visit. I saw a person having ramen, traditional Japanese dishes, and even Chinese dishes. Just tell him what you want to eat on your next visit and Chef Kawamura will always try to satisfy customers and also enjoys the challenge. The only problem is that it has become so popular that its almost impossible to get a seat, but if you can it will be a steak dinner you probably won't forget for a very long time. Try booking at least 2 months in advance.


KAWAMURA (in Japanese, かわむら)
Address: 7-3-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都中央区銀座7-3-16)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro Ginza (3 min walk)
Tel: 03-3289-8222
Reservations: Yes (by reservation only)
Website: None
English menu: No
Credit Card: No
Open: 6pm-10pm
Closed: Sunday & Holidays

Prices: Minimum 30,000 yen




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Oh. this is a very interesting place. Its like having a personal chef that makes anything u want. truly high-class impression there.
2011.11.08 00:55 | URL | trexie #- [edit]
> Oh. this is a very interesting place. Its like having a personal chef that makes anything u want. truly high-class impression there.

Many first class restos do such requests if you do become a regular here in Japan. Especially the Japanese Kaiseki restos.
2011.11.08 08:58 | URL | Tokyo Joe #- [edit]

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