In 2013, traditional Japanese cuisine,
known as“washoku,”was added to
the UNESCO Intangible Cultural
We have inherited and continue to
practice a part of “washoku” culture.
A Taste that Attracts
910,000 People a Year
Enjoy tiger puffer fish (“Torafugu”), a uniquely Japanese food, as a part of traditional cuisine at Guenpin Fugu.
Our group boasts a 38 year history in the business, as well as being number one in amount of tiger puffer fish handled and number of shops. (* 88 restaurants as of 2018)
Indulge in a“washoku”experience in a restaurant with traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Out of the 22 kinds of pufferfish that are permitted for consumption by law in Japan,“torafugu”is recognized as the highest grade. In order to serve this fish in its most exquisite form, our original techniques have been patented internationally. We offer our “Guenpin Torafugu” in delicious dishes provided at stable prices all year round for your delectable and delightful experience.
Torafugu Enjoyed in Various Styles
We create our dishes by selecting fresh ingredients and bringing out their natural flavors.
Our staff will explain how to eat your meal.
JPY 5,000 (5-course meal)
The appeal of torafugu is found in its beautiful translucent meat and crisp, firm texture, not to mention its subtle, delicate flavor. Fugu, enjoyed as part of entertainment, celebrations, banquets, as well as during New Year's celebrations as food that brings luck and good fortune, is commonly served with Japanese sake, which complements it well.
History of Torafugu Cuisine
Pufferfish (“fugu”) has a long history in Japan as food, dating back to the Jomon era about 10,000 years ago from which fugu bones have been unearthed. During the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1598 - 1600), a significant number of samurai lost their lives eating fugu, which resulted in Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a feudal warlord, issuing a law prohibiting fugu consumption in order to prevent death by fugu poison.
Later, with the invention of miso paste and soy sauce during the Edo period (1603 - 1867) and the general development of Japanese food culture, fugu became increasingly popular and eventually, in the Meiji period (1868 - 1912), the prime minister at the time lobbied to lift the ban on fugu, having been so impressed by the delicacy. Since the 1940’s, upscale fugu cuisine has gained a place in the national cuisine, with the center of fugu culture being Yamaguchi and Osaka prefectures.
Full fugu course meals spread and became popular across the country.
Torafugu is rich in collagen and protein, and has less calories and fat compared to other fish, which makes it a perfect fish for good health and beauty.
In the past, some people died from fugu poisoning.
However, safety has been improved thanks to findings from Japanese fugu poison research and government public health regulations specifying which species and which of their body parts that can be brought to market. In 1949, the examination for licensed fugu cooks was standardized. At Genpin Fugu, more than 130 licensed artisan cooks with expertise and skill prepare and sell fugu safely for our customers’culinary safety and delight.
For group tours (up to 50 people),please inquire with us for region, number of guests, menu, and other details.
List of Restaurants
GUENPIN SAPPOROSUSUKINO011-532-0029Okura Bldg.1F, 2-1, Minami5jyounishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
- Central Tokyo
GUENPIN SHIBUYA03-6712-752923-3, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN SHINAGAWA OOIMACHI03-3458-8329Kuresutowan Bldg.B1F, 5-7-10, Higashioi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN OOMORI SANNO03-6429-1129Fukushima-ya Bldg, 2-5-2, Sannou, Ota-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN KAMEIDO03-3683-5329Bldg.1F, 2-13-11, Kameido, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN NERIMA03-3948-0229Mezon-manrinerima 1F, 5-16-8, Toyotamakita, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN GINZAICYOUME03-3567-8488Jyuichiya Bldg.1F, 1-13-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN TAKENOTSUKA03-5242-1129Tamura Bldg.1F, 6-10-12, Takenotsuka, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN SHINJUKUMINAMI03-3341-4429NTT DOCOMO AnnexI Bldg.3F, 5-24-3, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN CHITOSEKARASUYAMA03-5313-2729Santhiara 1F, 6-28-2, Minamikarasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN NISHIKASAI03-3675-7529Yasunobu Bldg.2F, 5-2-16, Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN NAKANO03-3388-4329Pikaichihonkan Bldg.1F, 5-59-12, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN SHINJUKUSANCYOUME03-3341-9529Kurosu Bldg.2F, 3-8-2, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN KAMATA03-5713-0029Kamatanishikyoudou Bldg.2F, 7-5-6, Nishikamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN KAGURAZAKA03-5225-3029Dai2nomoto Heights.1F, 5-35, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN IKEBUKURO03-5979-1529Bldg.1F, 2-41-1, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN ASAKUSA03-3843-1529Bldg.1F, 1-19-6, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN UENO03-5812-2429Bldg.1F, 2-1-6, Ueno, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN GINZA SHIMBASHI03-6268-8229Bldg.2F, 2-15-12, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
GUENPIN KOKUBUNJI042-324-6829Bldg.1F, 2-23-7, Honmachi, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo
GUENPIN KICHIJOUJI0422-22-00293F, 1-4-16, Kichijojihoncho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
- Chiba Prefecture
GUENPIN CHIBA043-227-29511F, 3-5-7, Chuo, Chuo-ku,Chiba-shi, Chiba
GUENPIN MOTOYAWATA047-377-8015Bldg.1F, 3-4-8, Minamiyawata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba
GUENPIN KASHIWA04-7143-1929Bldg.1F, 1-1-16, Asahicho, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba
GUENPIN URAYASU047-380-1429Bldg.1F, 1-2-25, Kitazakae, Urayasu-shi, Chiba
- Saitama Prefecture
GUENPIN URAWA048-822-0629Mizuho Shintaku-bank B1F, 2-6-18, Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
GUENPIN KAWAGUCHI048-258-5529Takanashi Bldg.2F, 3-5-1, Sakaechou, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama
GUENPIN MINAMIKOSHIGAYA048-967-4129JR Line underpass 1F, 1-21-1, Minamikoshigaya, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama
GUENPIN OOMIYA048-644-5329Bldg.2F, 2-158-2, Sakuragichou, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
- Kanagawa Prefecture
GUENPIN MINAMIRINKAN046-273-3929The Rejidensu Minamirinkan 1F, 2-11-16, Minamirinkan, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN OOFUNANO0467-45-8329Matsuoka Ofuna Bldg.2F, 1-23-11, Ofuna, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN AZAMINO045-904-08292-12-1, Azamino, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN SAKURAGICYOU045-242-5029Neokyassurunoge #105, 2-101-1, Nogecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN HONATSUGI046-225-7229Wada Bldg.1F, 2-12-3, Nakacho, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN YOKOHAMA045-321-60292-13-7, Yokohama M・S Bldg.1F Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN YOKOHAMA CHUKAGAI045-651-17292-62,Ishikawacho,Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN KAWASAKI044-223-1329Bldg.1F, 2-7-8, Isago, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
GUENPIN AOBADAI045-981-4929Ricchihaimu Aobadai 1F, 1-15-14, Aobadai, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
- Aichi Prefecture
GUENPIN NAGOYA NISHIKIHONMACHI052-232-1129Miyukihoncho building 1F, 2-12-8, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
- North Osaka
GUENPIN SHINOSAKA06-6392-1229New Osaka Heights, 5-6-3, Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN OSAKA UMEDAHIGASHIDOORI06-6311-01294-17, Doyamacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN TEMMA06-6882-3833The second Tanaka Hights #101, 8-19, Ikeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN OSAKA KITASHINCHI06-4797-8629GOTS Kitashinchi Building1-B,11-3-9, Kitashinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN KITAUMEDA06-6359-9229Maruzen Rejidensu Toyosaki 1F, 1-3-1, Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
- South Osaka
GUENPIN HONMACHI OKAMI NO COUNTER06-6251-14293-2-17 Minamihonmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN NAMBA06-6211-3529OM Bldg Kasayacho 1F, 5-26, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN HONMACHI06-6251-14293-2-17 Minamihonmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN SHINSAIBASHI06-6245-5429Confort Hotel Osakashinsaibashi B1F, 1-15-15, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN HOUZENJI SOUHOTEN06-6213-94441-1-13, Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN DOUTONBORI NAMBA BEKKAN06-4256-2329NikonikoBldg 2F,5-1 , Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN MORIGUCHI06-6998-1229Moriguchi Bldg.1F, 2-5-19, Jinaicho, Moriguchi-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN YAO0729-93-42441-6-16, Honmachi, Yao-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN SAKAITENJIN072-228-5045The Second Hitsuka Bldg.1F, 1-2-25, Kumanochohigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN IKEDA072-753-0629SK Bldg.1F, 2-11, Sugaharacho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN SUITA06-6380-3529Sankureo Bldg, 3-15-18, Katayamacho, Suita-shi, Osaka
GUENPIN IBARAKI0726-37-2807Girudo Ibaraki 1F, 1-2, Nakatsucho, Ibarakishi, Osaka
GUENPIN KUZUHA072-850-91292-12-5, Kuzuhaasahi, Hirakata-shi, Osaka
- Mie Prefecture
GUENPIN YOKKAICHI059-355-6111Ookubo Bldg.1F, 12-6, Suwasakaemachi, Yokkaichishi, Mie
- Kyoto Prefecture
GUENPIN KYOTOGION075-531-5815528-4 Gionmachiminamigawa, Shijohigashiyamakudaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Hyogo Prefecture
GUENPIN TSUKAGUCHI06-6422-4529Royal Tsukaguchi 1F, 1-18-13, Tsukaguchicho, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo
GUENPIN KOBESANNOMIYAKITANOSAKA078-335-3929Tanaka Bldg, 4-5-3, Kanoucho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
GUENPIN HANSHIN AMAGASAKI06-6488-80925-3-8 Higashinannba-cho,Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo
GUENPIN ITAMI072-772-3229Oraku Bldg.1F, 1-8-17, Chuo, Itami-shi, Hyogo
- Hiroshima Prefecture
GUENPIN HIROSHIMA KAMIYACHO082-236-9929Kamiyacho galleria 2F, 1-6-1, Kamiyacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
GUENPIN Fuzhou(133)759803331 Wai Tan, Cangshan District, Fuzhou Fujian, CHINA
GUENPIN NINGBO(0574)87658111180 Zhongma Rd, Jiangbei District, Ningbo Zhejiang, CHINA
GUENPIN HUAIHAI021-54500328776-3F Shanghai City Huangpu District Huaihai Middle Road Chaina
- Series Kanagawa
ARIA.C044-221-7729Ogawacho1-18 C-101 Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa