GINZA 豉 KUKI, a Japanese kaiseki restaurant established by Hikari Miso Co., Ltd., is now serving lunch that features a house specialty miso soup and a homemade dessert using sweetness of amazake. Dinner hours have also been extended after temporarily being shortened due to the coronavirus state of emergency. The restaurant has prepared a spacious seating arrangement that ensures social distancing.
Business hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Last order at 1:30 PM)
Lunch is served with miso soup, which uses naturally fermented and long-aged miso specially made once a year, and the restaurant’s original blend of rice polished several times using an ancient Japanese method. The meal concludes with a homemade dessert featuring unique sweetness of amazake – sweetness made of koji (cultured rice).
Roast Beef Lunch
2,000 yen (Tax not included)
The most popular dish. Roast beef is simmered at a low temperature and luxuriantly displayed. It is to be enjoyed with the premium soy dipping sauce.
Grilled Anago Lunch
2,000 yen (Tax not included)
Conger eel is slow-cooked until soft, grilled for a savory finish, and topped with accents of Japanese sansho pepper to whet the appetite.
Saba Miso Lunch
1,500 yen (Tax not included)
This reinvention of the traditionally simmered mackerel miso dish maintains the fish’s plump texture and fatty juices without simmering.
Seasonal Bento “Yukiyanagi”
3,000 yen (Tax not included)
A balanced assortment of stewed dishes in specialized sauces, delectable options broiled to perfection, and ingredients that taste best when deep-fried. The lunch box is served with a side of seasonal takikomi gohan (Japanese mixed rice).
* For seasonal bento “Yukiyanagi”, please make reservations at least three days in advance.
Business hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Last course order at 8:30 PM)
June Seasonal Dinner Course
12,000 yen (Tax and service charges not included)
Deep-fried amadai tilefish with scales served with a spicy sauce of an edible Persicaria plant.
June Vegan Dinner Course
10,000 yen (Tax and service charges not included)
Asparagus potage with white miso. The Vegan Course is free from any meat, fish, and dairy ingredients. It is also free from sugar.
About GINZA 豉 KUKI
Japanese cuisine, now widely recognized as one of the healthiest and most enjoyable of foods, has a long history of using fermentation and aging techniques along with incorporating fresh ingredients into dishes. Today, Hikari Miso is proud to introduce the Japanese restaurant GINZA 豉 KUKI, where the character “豉” represents the origin of miso fermentation that initiated more than 1000 years ago. GINZA 豉 KUKI presents a series of dishes in an authentic, yet modern way to fascinate patrons with the fermentation and aging process.
Address : GINZA-A5 4th Floor, 5-9-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone : (Outside Japan +81) 03-3572-5433 (reservation required)
Business hours : Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Last order 1:30 PM)
Dinner 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Last course order at 8:30 PM)
Closed : Sundays, national holidays (Extended holidays in summer and end-of-year)
Capacity: 26 seats (10 counter, 8 table, 8 private room)
ABOUT HIKARI MISO:
Founded in 1936 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Hikari Miso Co., Ltd. is Japan’s leading miso manufacturer and the number one maker of certified organic miso in the world. Inspired by the pristine and natural environment of Nagano, the company has flourished in an area surrounded by what are known as the “Japanese Alps.” These snow-capped peaks are the water source for the company’s green-certified manufacturing plant located in the Iijima district.
Hikari Miso sells its products in Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Europe and the Middle East and maintains its US subsidiary, Hikari Miso International, Inc., in California. HikariMiso was the first miso manufacturer in Japan to earn certified organic status and is also certified organic by USDA in the U.S. and to EU standards. The company honors traditional miso making process while embracing modern consumers’ need for high-quality, naturally and organically sourced products. Hikari Miso is dedicated to providing its customers around the world “Tradition You Can Taste and Trust.”
Hikari Miso Co., Ltd. Public Relations