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Bairin Ginza Honten

#39 of 7,344 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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7-8-1 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3571-0350
11:30 - 20:45
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:45
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best pork cutlet I've eaten! Crispy and juicy you get the option to drizzle as much katsu sauce as you want. Try it with some mustard that they have as well - yum yum yum!

Thank nlim777
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who is passing by Ginza in Tokyo, needs to try this amazing tonkatsu! The meat is really tasty and soft! Never tried a tonkatsu like I had there... always go there when I'm around! You won't regret if you eat it!!

Thank Minori N
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go to Tokyo/Japan, I always eat here and at Otako, which serves oden. This place serves the best tonkatsu I've had in Tokyo. I recommend the pork filet tonkatsu, for which 4-5 healthy portions of pork cutlet are provided. The outside is crispy due to the high temperature fryer they use and the meat is very tender.... More 

Thank SOHT77
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170 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It's rare to find a spacious restaurant like this one in Tokyo. The tonkatsu was good, juicy and tender pork with rice. Service was great, the waitress was able to speak & understand English. And they do have a menu in English. Price is about ¥2000 for a meal set.

Thank meyxtine
Merimbula, Australia
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We were wandering through Ginza looking for lunch Had read the department stores had good restaurants I am sure they do but at 4000 and 5000 yen per person we decided to continue looking moving away from the main road and railway line Found this place 1000 yen a head for delicious katsu The accompanying misu was also delicious Value... More 

Thank 641lou
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Absolutely amazing tonkatsu! While it was a bit pricey, it was well worth it and a true Japanese tonkatsu experience. The traditional tonkatsu cutlets were huge, tender and so flavorful. The staff were wonderfully accommodating and there were English menus available. The menu had some options other than tonkatsu available. The unique and delicious tonkatsu sauce is made in-house and... More 

Thank NicYvr
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and amazing food what more could you want?.. English menu and our waitress spoke English really well. I would definitely put this on your list of places to eat at and I would put it on top of that list!

1 Thank Justin j
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the best tonkatsu of Japan! The pork meat is juicy and tasty! I have never tried something similar than that tonkatsu! Even with the line at lunch time, worth to wait and prove that delicious meal!

1 Thank Minori N
Brescia, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Just great. Price, service and quality. If you're looking for a traditional tonkatsu, don't miss Ginza Bairin.

1 Thank Mattpolimeni
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This place is also known as Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin and is located off of Chuo Dori in Ginza. The place had many locals and a small line at the lunch hour making us feel that it was an authentic place. There is an English menu and a glass case in the front, so you know what you are ordering. They... More 

1 Thank Edwin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8-1 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3571-0350

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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