English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 15 reviews)
Small place in the heart of Ginza with a discreet entrance to this tiny 5FL restaurant. I make it a point to walk down there every time I am in Tokyo. The reason being their Unagi Kabayaki (fresh water eel grilled in their secret sauce)! This is an absolute must! The service is always prompt and cou...rteous.
Visited June 2019
“The Place of Refuge”
The Ginza main road was filled with tourists and we needed a quiet place to take a lunch break. The restaurant is located on the 5th floor of a building right next to the famous UNIQLO building. you might miss it if you are not carerful. The restaurant is well known for its Unagi fish specialty but ...they have other good menue combinations, such as Yakitori and vegetable "oden" .This is a branch of a poplular restaurant in Asakusa. They have different courses with or without Unagi. We selected "Bishoku Dogen" . It was served with an amazhing tomato soup, and other small dishes, which were like a small Kaiseki menu.
Visited May 2019
“Love it... ”
Never fail to stop by each time I visit Tokyo... Unagi & yakitori is so good here. Opted for sashimi and tempura. Sadly its chicken wings only for dinner.
Visited May 2018
“amazing Japan experience through Japanese UNAGI meal”
It is true that we learn a lot about a culture through their food. This couldn't be any truer with Japan, and their relationship with food. There are several meals shared during our last visit in Tokyo this March, and one of the highlights of this trip is a beautiful meal shared with my friends (of... 16 years) at Funachu Ginza. The meal set is called," Isshoku Dogen", loosely translated it means "eating right and healthy, is medicine" according to my Japanese friend. One beautiful dish after another- an appetizer in a yellow box which opens with a sakura (too pretty to eat), a sashimi set, yakitori, and the most exquisite tomato served as soup, and the yummiest unagi kabayaki rice dish. Dish is best served with laughter from crazy friends, but the food will always be the star. I'd recommend this to tourists, as its location is excellent, and the service of the team there is incomparable. You know that there is love in their food, love and pride of the Japan culture. Taste it to believe!
Visited March 2016
“Going back to comfortable atmosphere...”
Being in Ginza, one of the largest commercial town in Tokyo, I felt like I was in Times Square in NY although I've never been there. Just imagining this could be how it's like to be putting myself in center melting pot. Funachu Ginza's signboard is easy to spot from a famous meeting place, an entr...ance of Mitsukoshi. Though it's on one of floors of a small building, signs with pictures posted outside in Japanese, English, and Chinese already made me felt welcome. I bet many more languages will be added considering their higher standard of hospitality. Once I got off the elevator at 5th floor and put a step in the restaurant, familiar faces welcomed and addressed me by my name. It's so nice to be remembered, and dining alone did not bother me anymore... This time of year in Japan, a lot of people enjoy one of traditional delicacies of summer season, Unagi Kabayaki, grilled freshwater eel in sweet soy source with secret broth. Unagi meat contains lots of Vitamin A and B which help you recover from heat exhaustion and get through hot and humid summer of Japan. 70 years in business gives you pretty good idea of their excellency, and it's sort of given that you get more that what you expect, I always amazed by their hospitality. Dining alone gave me opportunities to see how other customers interact with restaurant staffs. No staff is shy about being proactive to help customers who were speaking foreign languages like Cantonese, English, and others. Definitely this is place for families, friends, and individuals to enjoy great Japanese cuisine.
Visited July 2015