Gonpachi, Tokyo

3.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Gonpachi
    by Bob_Shan
  • Gonpachi
    by KOGU
  • Sushi House
    Sushi House
    by o00o
  • Say whut??

    by Bob_Slefty Written Jul 21, 2014

    Other reviewer's comments:

    "One of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo.."
    "So if you dare trying sushi or sashimi, Gonpachi has its best sushi in town."

    Both of these comments are rubbish. Gonpachi is overpriced, yes, but nowhere near being one of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo. It's an izakaya, not a Michelin starred restaurant!

    And seriously? The best sushi in town?? This comment is so patently ridiculous that it warrants no further comment.

    Gonpachi is, these days, a tourist trap. Typically, more than 80% of its clientele will be foreigners and the high number of gaijin wait staff reflects this. Do not come here looking to eat as the locals do. Come here if you're a huge fan of Kill Bill and are happy to pay inflated prices for food that's good enough but certainly nothing special. There are many many other izakaya offering better food at cheaper prices...

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gonpachi: Say whut?

    by Bob_Slefty Written Jul 21, 2014

    Other reviewer's comments:

    "One of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo.."
    "So if you dare trying sushi or sashimi, Gonpachi has its best sushi in town."

    Both of these comments are rubbish. Gonpachi is overpriced, yes, but nowhere near being one of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo. It's an izakaya, not a Michelin starred restaurant!

    And seriously? The best sushi in town?? This comment is so patently ridiculous that it warrants no further comment.

    Gonpachi is, these days, a tourist trap. Typically, more than 80% of its clientele will be foreigners and the high number of gaijin wait staff reflects this. Do not come here looking to eat as the locals do. Come here if you're a huge fan of Kill Bill and are happy to pay inflated prices for food that's good enough but certainly nothing special. There are many many other izakaya offering better food at cheaper prices...

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bob_Shan's Profile Photo

    Gonpachi: Gonpachi - Sushi (3F)

    by Bob_Shan Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    One of the most expensive restaurants in Tokyo, former Japanese president Koisumi once treated G.W. Bush a dinner on the 2nd floor.

    The food was very well prepared, however, a mixture of both cold/raw fish and greasy fried pork put a big challenge to a foreign stomach. I felt sick at the beginning of the 5 th course (total 8 courses) and have to give up on it. Such a meal cost ~10,000 JPY (80 USD)

    Some say the food and design is not really 100% Japanese, but were altered to entertain Western people's taste.

    Favorite Dish: Can not remember

    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • o00o's Profile Photo

    Gonpachi: Japanese Style

    by o00o Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    My traveling style is, eat what local eats. So if you dare trying sushi or sashimi, Gonpachi has its best sushi in town. The taste is definately diferrent from wehat you have tried outside Japan.

    It open from 17:00pm to 05:00am, so you don't have to worry where to eat even it is late at night.

    Favorite Dish: Sushi and Kushi Yaki.

    Sushi House

    Was this review helpful?

  • KOGU's Profile Photo

    Gonpachi: Clinton's favorite !?

    by KOGU Updated Jul 15, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    "Gonpachi" is located in the seaside Odaiba area. To find Gonpachi is not arduous task. It is one of the numerous restaurants in AQUA CITY, which is the symbolic commercial building in Odaiba area. Gonpachi raised the reputation when former US president Clinton visited Gonpachi's Nishi-Azabu branch with Prime Minister Koizumi. Many people realised the name of Gonpachi at that time.

    Favorite Dish: The foods you can enjoy here are typical Japanese, such as Udon, Soba, Kushi-yaki and Sushi. The taste is not extremely great, but Gonpachi has a good atmosphere and offers reasonable prices. The most positive point for me is the opening time. Gonpachi always open from 11:00am-5:00am! You can enjoy fine Japanese food almost anytime you want!!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Tokyo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

31 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Gonpachi
4.5 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
0.3 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.5 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
0.6 miles away
Show Prices

View all Tokyo hotels