ISHIBASHI (Suehiro-cho)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 07.2011 Izakaya & Nabe 0 comments 0 trackback
いし橋 outside
ISHIBASHI at Suehiro-cho is not only one the oldest Sukiyaki/Shabu Shabu restaurants in Japan, but one the finest as well. It opened in 1872 only 5 years after the Edo period ended, the end of the samurai era. It is also one of the 1st beef meat shops as well. Ishibashi's building is an old traditional Japanese house. A building/house which you don't see much anymore.

ishibashi room
You will be taken to a private room and their menu is pretty simple.

いし橋 niku

いし橋 yasai
Most customers order SUKIYAKI SHIMOFURI (Extra marbled beef) for 10,000 yen.

いし橋 ナスのゼリー寄せ
It comes with two appetizers, and what is served depends on the season. During the summer its usually a jelly dish

いし橋 卵豆腐&素麺
and noodle dish. Nothing really special about the appetizers, but they are delicious.

ishibashi nakai
While you are eating your appetizers, the Nakai (waitress in Japanese) will prepare your Sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu. She will cook everything for you and there is no need to do anything.

いし橋 niku 2
If you are having Sukiyaki, she will beat the egg which you use for Sukiyaki and cook one slice of beef for you.

いし橋 tamago niku
Then she will put that beef into your egg, so you can first try the beef.

いし橋 nabe
After this, she will start to cook more beef with vegetables.

いし橋 ojiya
Once you finish your Sukiyaki, you can add rice to the remaining sauce and have OJIYA (rice soup) at the end for an additional 1,000 yen.

いし橋 rice done
I've never saw Ojiya at other Sukiyaki restaurants and its almost a must to order this.

いし橋 しゃぶしゃぶ
You can also have SHABU SHABU as well for 8,000 yen, but Ishibashi is more known for their Sukiyaki.

いし橋 inside
Ishibashi isn't a pretty restaurant at all. Its old, but with history. Many politicians and celebrates have eaten here, and was awarded a star from Michelin as well. If you want to experience what Sukiyaki was like when it was first invented in the 1870"s, Ishibashi is one of the few restaurants you can go to. They also have a meat shop right next to the restaurant so you can purchase the beef you just ate.

いし橋 outside 2

ISHIBASHI (in Japanese, いし橋)
Address: 3-6-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都千代田区外神田3-6-8)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro Suehiro-cho (1 min walk)
Tel: 03-3251-3580
Reservations: Yes (a must)
Website: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/a727200/ (in Japanese only)
English menu: None
Credit Card: No
Open: 5pm-9:30pm (last order is 8pm)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holiday

Prices: Sukiyaki Shimofuri (Extra marbled beef) 10,000 yen
Sukiyaki Rosu (Sukiyaki Loin) 8,000 yen
Shabu Shabu 8,000 yen
Gohan (Rice) 500 yen
Oshinko (Pickles) 500 yen
Mizugashi (Fruit desert) 600 yen

Service Fee 1,300 yen per person

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