Restaurants in Tokyo for Foodie Visitors

Au Coin du Feu



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A casual French bistro, not yet well known, so very easy to make a reservation, besically anytime you want. But the food here is actually very solid, feeling like it's better than some of the very famous French restaurants I've been to. Come and check out lunch first and see if you like it here. The portion should be filling and it's reasonably priced. Easy access from the station. A good option for this area.  

My rating: 4.5

Au Coin du Feu
Website | Tabelog | 03-6412-8212
Address: PIROUETTE101, 2-7-2 Kami-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes from Nakameguro station
Budget: 3,000 JPY〜 (Lunch) / 7,000 JPY〜 (Dinner)
Open: 11:30-15:00 (*No lunch on Monday) / 18:30-23:30
Closed: Wednesday, 3rd Tuesday


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Shioshoga-Ramen MANNISH


"Shio" in Japanese means salt and "Shoga" is ginger, so it's a chicken-stock-based Ramen with salt and ginger flavor. Pretty light taste, ginger doesn't stand out too much. You can eat it like a chicken ginger soup, so the flavor may be a little too subtle for you. Pretty good overall, should probably taste better after a few beers, though. 

The inside is very tiny, 7 counter seats only, looking like a bar (probably it used to be). You have to go down the narrow stairs to the entrance, so watch your step. 

My rating: 4.5

Shioshoga-Ramen MANNISH
Tabelog | 050-5577-6337
Address: B1F, 1-9-10 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute from Kanda station
Budget: 800 JPY〜
Open: 11:30-15:00
Closed: Sunday





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A two-star restaurant in Paris that came to Ginza, Tokyo in September 2016. Located by the Ginza central crossing, right outside the station. Great location, nice views out the windows, luxurious atmosphere. Feels a bit overpriced for the quality of the dishes, but that's sort of understandable considering the rent. Nice option for a date dinner for sure, though. You may want to come for the overall experience, not just for the food, I'd say. 

My rating: 4.0

Website | Tabelog | 050-5592-6560
Address: 7F GINZA PLACE, 5-8-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 0 minute from Ginza station
Budget: 4,000 JPY〜 (Lunch), 10,000 JPY〜 (Dinner) 
<Bistro> 11:30-14:30, 14:00-16:30 (cafe), 18:00-23:00
<Bar> 21:30-24:00 (Closed: Sunday, Holiday) 





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A unique Chinese restaurant that serves various wine to go with the Chinese dishes. Though they also have beer on the menu, they strongly recommend wine, and they actually serve awesome meat dishes, particularly crispy deep fried pork, which do go well with wine. Just be careful about what wine you order as it could get pretty expensive depending on your wine choices. 

Good atmosphere inside. Their customers seem mostly late 30s or older, so it's pretty calm and comfortable in there for those of the same age range. Can be used for a date too. 

My rating: 5.0

Tabelog | 03-3470-0289
Address: 3-7-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 minutes from Gaienmae station
Budget: 5,000 JPY or more
Open: 18:00-22:30
Closed: Sunday, Holiday



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Nice, cozy, hidden cafe located very close from the station. Open for lunch anf cafe, serves decent lunch dishes and very good coffee. Good place to use for a casual meeting, colleague lunch, working with your laptop in the afternoon, etc. Not too crowded so you can just drop by and find a seat. Nice for casual dinner too.    

My rating: 4.0

loger cafe
Tabelog | Website | 03-3445-1700
Address: 2nd floor, 1-7-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 minutes from Ebisu station
Budget: 500 JPY or more
Open: 11:30-24:00 (Sat/Sun/Holiday 12:00-24:00) 



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Gotanda Shinanoya



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Chiken butcher that's been in business for over 60 years. Family owned, small, respectable-shabby building located along the river. The over-80y/o-looking grandma still takes care of its customers over the counter. Open from early morning, so I usually go there before going to work and grab Yakitori sticks and deep-fried chichen (to-go) for lunch. Very affordable and flavorful checken. They sell a few kinds of checken bowls during lunch time too. Rome wasn't built in a day. 

My rating: 5.0

Gotanda Shinanoya
Tabelog | Website | 03-3449-4091
Address: 1-13-1 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 minute from Gotanda station
Budget: 100 JPY or more
Open: 7:30-19:30 
Closed: Sunday, Holiday



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Simple, traditional soy-sause-baesd with fish-stock Ramen, which I can eat every day without getting tired of it. Not the kind of Ramen you get blown away by, but more like a day-to-day food. Best to have after having a few drinks. Located close from the station, casual, and cheap. A great ramen option in this area. 

*Notice: The area this restaurant is located in is actually the famous red-light district, so share it beforehand if you take someone with. Obviously, not the kind of streets you'd want to walk around for a long time. 

My rating: 4.5

Tabelog | 03-3449-4091
Address: 1-18-14 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 minute from Gotanda station
Budget: 750 JPY or more
Open: 11:30-14:00, 20:00-26:00 (Sun 11:30-15:00)