Restaurants Shinbashi

A traditional kappo (counter-style fine dining) joint specialising in chicken dishes, Shinbashi's Suegen traces its history back to 1909, and is infamous as the place where author Yukio Mishima ate his last dinner before carrying out a miserably failed coup attempt at the Ichigaya SDF headquarters the following day – November 25, 1970. The oyakodon (chicken and egg over rice) set (¥1,200 at lunchtime) stands out for using ground meat instead of the rough cuts found at most other places – an inspired choice, as the sweet mixture goes perfectly with the fluffy egg and mitsuba leaf served on top.


Venue name: Suegen
Address: 2-15-7 Shinbashi, Minato-ku

Opening hours: 11.30am-1.30pm, 5pm-10pm / closed Sun & hols
Transport: Shinbashi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Ginza, Asakusa lines)
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