Gonpachi: The ‘Kill Bill’ Restaurant

Located on the corner of the Nishi-Azabu crossing point, Gonpachi is a popular Japanese-inn izakaya-style restaurant that inspired the set in Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster film “Kill Bill (Volume 1)”.

Gonpachi was founded in 2002 by Kozo Hasegawa, the president and CEO of Global Dining Inc. It gained fame over the years due to former U.S. President George W. Bush’s visit and Quentin Tarantino’s film “Kill Bill”.

The entire feudal Japanese castle-like structure of Gonpachi is distinctly Edo. Its three floors are decorated in a warm, countrified style with many wooden furniture.

Gonpachi serves everything you would expect from a traditional izakaya like sushi, edamame, yakitori, karaage, soba noodles, sake, beer and other alcoholic beverages. They also offer Western and fusion dishes.

Other prominent personalities who visited the place include Johnny Depp, Sylvester Stallone, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Adam Levine and Broadway superstar Lea Salonga.

Gonpachi is a nice place if you want to relax and unwind with friends after a hard day’s work. - Florenda Corpuz

(Photos by Din Eugenio)