Ginza : First visits to Shimada (銀座しまだ)

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Fancy stand-up-eating izakaya !

My friends and I visited Ginza Shimada the other day.
As its name, Ginza Shimada is located within Ginza area being a little distant from the busy street.

The appearance have fancy atmosphere of Japanese cuisine restaurant.

Lampstand, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

銀座の隠れ家チックな雰囲気の外観の「銀座しまだ」・・・実は立ちのみ屋さんです。

But this house have no seats except four seats surrounding one table.
And another, there’s only L-shaped counter table and there’s no seats along this table.
Yes. This is not luxury Japanese cuisine restaurant. It is narrow and small stand-up-drinking izakaya.

Basically, they don’t accept reservation in advance.
But only the table having four seats can be reserved.
So, you can imagine. Taking the reservation of this table is so difficult !

I said the table is for 4 person just now, but the table and the chairs are small, so there isn’t enough space to put our baggabes. We have no choice but place our baggages between the backrest of chairs and our backs by force. Or putting on the floor. But there also have few space to put our baggages on the floor.

Why is Shimada is narrow like this ?
Because. they save money for serving good dishes as good as Japanese high quality restaurants’ at cheaper prices.
Shimada is managed by the campany that manage “Ore-no-Italian“, “Ore-no-French” etc. Though Shimada don’t have “Ore-no” on their name.

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Anyway, we managed to put our baggage and our bodiesto the seats and then made a toast. Cheers ! My drink was Hakusyu Highballs (Hakusyu whisky with soda)
There’re not large variety of drinks. Beer, Japanese sake, Highball, Shochu, Plum liquor, oolong tea. That’s all.

Cheers!, Ginza Shimada (Ginza) (2)

カンパイです~ヽ(´ー`)ノ私は白州ハイボールで

Boiled daikon radish (大根煮) 500 yen
It’s very simple, but sommered soft daikon radish was like Kyoto-style oden. Of course, it was very good.

Boiled daikon radish, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

シンプルですが、柔らかく煮えた大根がおいしい

Boiled shiitake mushrooms (椎茸煮) 500 yen
Its also a simple one. I love shiitake mushroom !

Boiled shiitake mushrooms, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

こちらもシンプルな煮物ですが、椎茸って大好き(*´д`*)

Potato salad (ポテトサラダ) 500 yen
So smooth potato salad. It looks like cream 😀

Fish Potato salad, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

こちらはとても滑らかなポテトサラダです。

Fish cutlet (フィッシュカツ) 500 yen
It is Tokushima’s local food. Deep fried minced fish cake dressed with curry powder. It’s spicy.

Fish cutlet, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

徳島の名物らしいです。魚のすり身を固めてカレー粉をまぶして揚げたものです。

Dashimaki tamago (出汁巻きたまご) 500 yen
Dashimaki tamago is almost same as tamagoyaki. Only the difference is dashimaki tamago have fish soup stock.
And the fish soup stock was really good.

Tamagoyaki, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

”煮物でも思ったけど、やっぱりダシが良いですね(*´д`*)”

Herring and eggplant (ニシン茄子) 1000 yen
Herring is the taste of Spring.

herring and eggplant, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

ニシン・・・おいしいなぁ(*´д`*)

Snow crabs cram croquette (ズワイガニのクリームコロッケ) 1400 yen
I forgot to take the picture of the section, but it had more snow crab’s meat than cream sauce. My mouth was full with the taste of snow crabs !!!

snow crab cream croquette, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

ホワイトソースよりズワイガニの身のほうが多い!

Sea urchin with spiny lobster jelly (ウニの伊勢海老ジュレがけ) 1600 yen
I couldn’t take the picture well, actually, it is more nice orange-colored foods. It is delicious. It had full of spiny lobster taste !

Sea urchin and spiny lobster jelly, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

口の中に伊勢海老の味がいっぱい~(;´Д`)このままキープしときたいぐらい(笑)

Japanese black wagyu cutet (黒毛和牛のビーフカツ) 2000 yen
It was Round tip of the beefmeat.
The sauce is brown sauce. But I felt soy sauce with wasabi is better for the beef cutlet. BUT the beef was juicy and fat !!!

Japanese black wagyu cutlet, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

「しんしん」という部位です。ジューシーでとてもおいしかったです(`・ω・´)

Kuruma prawn and lily root kakiage (車海老と百合根のかき揚げ) 1400 yen
The chef served it with salt. Lily root was tasty 😀

kuruma prawn and lily root kakiage, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

百合根もいいですね~

Grilled ebi-imo (焼き海老芋) 800 yen
Ebi-imo is one kind of taro. One kind of Kyoto vegetables (or Kyo-Yasai).
“Ebi” means shrimp in Japanese. I heard that it is named “Ebi-imo” because it is similar to shrimps from its looking.
…. I saw the whole ebi-imo at Tsukiji, but I didn’t think it is similar to shrimp. It didn’t have shrimps shape ! What is truth !?
Well, apart from it, this had good texture and was delicious.

Grilled ebi-imo, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

京野菜の海老芋さんです(*´Д`)ホクホクしてます

Soft roe, ebi-imo and turnip in a hotpot (白子と海老芋と蕪のすり流し小鍋) 1400 yen
Ebi-imo again ! It tasted lightly and because it was cold that day, so we felt warm thanks to the hotpot 🙂

Soft roe, ebi-imo and turnip in the pot, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

ちょっと寒かったので温まりました(*´д`*)

Grilled duck with Hostamontana and hrysanthemum sauce (鴨炙りとうるい菊菜のソース) 1000 yen
So juicy….. and the green is nice 🙂

Grilled duck with Hosta montana and hrysanthemum leaves sauce, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

グリーンのソースがきれい。鴨肉も炙った香りがよくてジューシーでした(*´д`*)

And the bast food that I had that day was it.
Bachiko (ばちこ) 2500 yen
Dried sea cucumber’s ovary. I didn’t know it at all.
It textured thick and sticky. It tasted very good. I’ll try to buy it on the internet soon.

Bachiko, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

ばちこって知りませんでしたがすごくおいしいです!

Tamagokake Gohan (卵かけご飯) 500 yen
Speaking of ingredients of tamagokake gohan, egg, rice and soy sauce. That’s all But this shop’s tamagokake gohan also have much shredded Parmigiano Reggiano on it !
It had a egg, but we can’t see on this phtoo ! So much cheese !

Tamagokake Gohan, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

ただの卵かけご飯ではありません。パルミジャーノ・レジャーノがどっさり(`・ω・´)

The photo was taken after mixed altogether well. It looks like ordinary tamagokake gohan, but because of Parmigiano reggiano, it had rich taste.

Mixed tamagokake gohan, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

チーズが入ってる分、コクがすごいです(`・ω・´)

I want to try it at home, too.

Rice with minced chickens and burdock root (鶏と牛蒡の小さな飯蒸し) 500 yen
Minced chicken and burdock was seasoned with soy sauce and sugar. It went with rice well.

Rice with minced chickens and burdock root, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

そぼろごはん~ヽ(´ー`)ノ

And last, we finished our dinner time with the advertising food of Shimada is it.
Soba with mullet roe (からすみ蕎麦) 1600 yen
So much shredded mullet roe on the soft soba.
We lightly mixed altogether and then ate.
The soba itself didn’t have strong taste. Mullet roe seems to be leading actor on the dish. Awesome.

Soba with mullet roe, Ginza Shimada (Ginza)

銀座しまだの看板メニュー(`・ω・´)やわらかめの風味弱めの蕎麦。主役はからすみです(`・ω・´)

Though they don’t hav e various foods to serve, they serve absolutely delicious dishes that have seasonal ingredients at lower price 🙂
I’ll go there again in a few days. So, I’m looking forward to eating the soba with mullet roe and beef cutlet again !

About Ginza Shimada (銀座しまだ)

Address / Takasaka Bldg 1F, 8-2-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station /Ginza station (Tokyo metro)
Open / 17:00 – 23:00
Closed / Sundays and another national holidays
Website / http://www.oreno.co.jp/restaurant/shimada/(in Japanese only)

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