Tucked away within the first floor of the giant Mitsukoshi shopping complex, Denmark The Royal Cafe offers a quiet escape from the numerous shoppers that swamp Ginza on a daily basis though you may find that a lot of those shoppers also have the same urge for escape that you do when you visit which could result in a wait time ranging from five to fifteen minutes depending on the day.
The entire cafe has a very modern design though despite the cafe’s name, has very little to do with Denmark and appears more like the average Tokyo cafe that’s chosen to focus on a light theme rather than an authentic cultural and culinary experience.
This isn’t to say Denmark The Royal cafe is necessarily bad. It just has a different focus than one might expect at first glance.
The menu has a very Japanese vibe in spite of the small Danish influence with the majority of the food items geared towards the average Japanese customer. Some are particularly more Japanese such as the original creation, “sumushi” which combines several meats and vegetables and serves them as you would sushi rolls. The result is basically a plate of appetisers that I’m not really sure achieves the level of cultural fusion that the creators desired though they do make for a good conversation piece due to the uniqueness of the presentation and ingredients which can be quite difficult to guess.
The sumushi lunch set costs 1575 yen and comes with a salad, soup, a drink of your choice and a cake for dessert. Other lunch choices include mini sandwiches and a larger salad all of which are good though contain fish which could be an issue for some people.
Overall I found Denmark The Royal Cafe to be a wonderful find. Its no smoking interior and outdoor seating make it an ideal place to relax in Ginza though your enjoyment may depend on how much you like their menu.
Station: Ginza & Higashi Ginza.
Train Line: (Ginza Station) Gina, Marunochi, Hibuya, (Higashi Ginza Station) Asakusa / (Kabukiza Mae Station) Hibiya.
Features: 100% Smoke Free.
Menu Language: English & Japanese.
Hours: 10am – 11pm.
Address: 〒104-8212 東京都中央区銀座4-6-16 三越銀座店1階
1F Mitsukoshi, 4-6-16 Shimo Ginza, Tokyo 104-8212
Map: View on GoogleMaps
Directions: From Ginza Station, take the A6 Exit which should bring you right to a large intersection with the big Mitsukoshi shopping centre on your corner. The Denmark The Royal Cafe is not in this Mitsukoshi building on the corner but in the second one next to it just a bit further down Harumi Dori on the first floor.
If you’re coming from Higashi Ginza Station (also called Kabukiza Mae Station if you’re on the Hibiya Line), take the A2 Exit. Facing the road, turn right and walk down Harumi Dori, crossing the road twice. The Denmark The Royal Cafe is on the first floor of the first Mitsukoshi building on your right hand side.