TOKYO DINING OUT

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Restaurants in Tokyo for Foodie Visitors

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Curry Rice Dylan

Both super healthy and flavorful curry. Located in an area you'd go just for this restaurant, a pretty tiny place (only 14 seats available), and is usually packed with customers. Besides chicken curry, there's beans/seasonal vegetable curr…

Masakichi

A great Yakitori restaurant, very affordable and yet superb quality. Listed in the Bib Gourmand of the Michelin Guide. Felt this place is definitely worth it. Popular for their chicken-stock soy-sauce-based Ramen, too. I was a lot more imp…

Kanda Katsumoto

Photo credit: Tabelog Great soy-sauce based, "Niboshi"-fish soup stock Ramen (popular for its "Tsukemen"-style Ramen) that comes with two different types of noodles to dip and eat. I personally like the thicker noodles, but the other one i…

UMAMI BURGER

Photo credit: website Came from the US, opened its first branch in Japan on March 24, 2017. Located in the Omotesando area, which is always filled with people walking down the nice streets on weekends. They serve very flavorful hamburgers,…

THE CITY BAKERY

Came from from NY, now running 4 branches in the Tokyo area. Personally like this bakery a lot, particularly their "French toast" (we call it that way in Japan though I'm pretty sure French people don't eat it or see it as "French", haha) …

KitakataShokudo

Very sophisticated fish-sotck, soy-sause based Ramen -- my kind of Ramen for sure. The combo menu comes with a MaguroDon (Tuna Donburi) which is as good as something you'd never expect to get at a Ramen restaurant. I'd strongly recommend a…

Rakki

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, whi…

Gotanda Shinanoya

Source: Tabelog KOKOKO Source: Tabelog ツイストマン 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 …

Yakiniku-Shibaura Akasaka Bettei

An awesome Yakiniku restaurant I like just as much as Yoroniku -- but this one is much easier to make a reservation for and its location is more convenient. Not sure why it's not yet so popular and I hope it stays that way so that I can ju…

My Top 5 Hamburgers in Tokyo

Here are my top 5 hamburgers available in Tokyo. 1. AS Classics Diner Quality beef, finely balanced with a bunch of different toppings. The Roppongi branch is very convenient to go to. tokyodiningout.hatenablog.jp 2. MUNCH'S BURGER SHACK A…

Top 5 -- My Best Tonkatsu

You might have noticed, I'm a huge fan of Tonkatsu and I'd say Tonkatsu is probably the best wayt to cook and eat pork. Here's the list of my best Tonkatsu ever. #1 Tonkatsu Daimon Aoki (in Daimon & Kamata) tokyodiningout.hatenablog.jp Not…

Teuchi-Kamaage-Udon Zen

Well-known for the curry Udon (the photo on top) and it was very good as expected. The other dipping Udon dish wasn't as good (I'd say 4.0 on my scale). I'll only have the curry Udon going forward. A bit of a walk from Harajuku station but…

GONTRAN CHERRIER

Photos: website Owned by a well-known French pastry chef, 4 branches in Tokyo as of February 2017. Each bread has a little twist to it. Unique combinations of ingredients and toppings. Though a bit more expensive than ordinary bakeries, th…

GINZA SATOU

Amazing "Menchi-Katsu" place located in the Ginza area. They also have Menchi-Katsu burger, exclusively sold in this Ginza branch, which turned out to be great! And everything here is pretty affordable. Note that you can't eat in here so i…

Nemuro Hanamaru

Photo from website Awesome "quality for cost" balance. Never had Sushi of this quality for 2,000-3,000 JPY price range and you get pretty full. Not yet known by visitors/travelers from overseas so it's not as crowded as Midori but you get …

Kurosaki

Photos above from ヒトサラ Hidden, sophisticated sushi restaurant, which is pretty rare to find in the area like Shibuya. Good for date, business, anniversary dinner. Beautiful interior, nice counter seats. Not as expensive as the top-notc…

Bistro CarneSio

Photos above from ヒトサラ One of the best options to eat beef in the Ebisu area. Became very popular, need to make a reservation at least 2-3 weeks prior (unless you go there 5pm or after 10:30pm). Quality beef, carefully grilled, reasona…

Namaiki

Run by the same company that runs Yoroniku. The course dishes are pretty much the same as Yoroniku but are arranged with slightly less quality beef thus priced more reasonably. Definitely a great option for beef in this area. Good for a ca…

Maruka

One of the greatest Udon restaurants in Tokyo. Absolutely great, but just so crowded all the time. Must expect to wait in the line for over 30 minutes unless you get there 1 hour earlier. Still worth a visit if you want to experience Udon …

AS Classics Diner

Photo: http://www.roppongihills.com/shops_restaurants/restaurants/00108.html Photos: http://www.asclassics.com/ Serves meaty and yet well-balanced hamburgers. Great accessibility from Roppongi station or Roppongi Hills. A nice lunch option…

Sushi Kanesaka

Photos: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13005003/ One of the great Sushi restaurants in the Ginza area. Stunning quality throughout the course. Seating layout is pretty interesting -- the counter is separated two parts and they see…

Morinobutchers

Photo from Tabelog Awesome place to eat beef (and pork) at exceptionally reasonable pricing. The portion's huge too. You'll be stunned how much meat you can get with what you pay. Make sure to bring a few people with you so that you can en…

Tonkatsu Kurogane

Fantastic Tonkatsu dishes and yet reasonably priced. What a restaurant. A bit far from central Tokyo but it's absolutely worth the train ride. Period. My rating: 5.0 Tonkatsu KuroganeTabelog | More photos | 03-6459-6416 Address: 6-19-16 Mi…

Torisoba Soruto

Great salt-chicken-stock soup Ramen, probably one of the best salt Ramen I've ever had. You may not have an opportunity to come around this area but if you do, make sure to drop by. Their Gyoza is pretty good too. My rating: 5.0 Torisoba S…

SAWAMURA Marunouchi

Photos: http://www.b-sawamura.com/shops/marunouchi.php My favorite lunch place in the Marunouchi area. Their bread is so good that you can just keep eating....and you can have it as much as you want! (comes with the meal). Stylish interior…

Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA Shinjuku

Photos from webstie A well-known bakery & restaurant that came from Karuizawa, a highland area in Japan. You can just buy bread or sit in for a meal at the restaurant connected to the bakery. Both are great and open till late. I also go to…

Tsukiji Tutto Bene

A quality Italian restaurant located in the Tsukiji area. You'd probably visit Tsukiji for its fish market and may have some Sushi there in the early morning, so I'd recommend you come here for lunch for a chage. Both their pizzas and past…

Menya Shichisai

Fantastic soy-sauce-based soup Ramen, particularly the noodles being so tasty. Roasted pork that comes with the Ramen is tender and flavorful too. One of the best Ramen in Tokyo. My rating: 5.0 Menya Shichisai Tabelog | 03-5566-9355 | 2-13…

Khyber

Great Indian restaurant located in the Ginza area. Pretty nice and spacious inside, family friendly space. Good curry and other dishes, particularly Biriyani being impressive. My favorite Indian restaurant so far. My rating: 5.0 KhyberWebs…

AMANOYA

Over 70 years in business, known for their Japanese traditional desserts. Recently got pretty popular for their egg sandwich and it's REALLY good. Worth a visit just for it. It gets crowded especially on weekends and there's often a waitin…

Pizza Slice

Hands-down authentic American style pizza. I don't know where else I could have a slice of pizza that'd be as American throughout the country. Pretty cheap for its size. Two slices can easily fill up a Japanese-person's stmach. Far from an…

Pakumori

I'd say this curry restaurant is top-notch in the Japanese-style curry domain, excluding Indian-style curry. Though not so famous, the complexity of their curry's favors is pretty impressive. A bit of a walk from Shibuya station but it's d…

Curry House TIRI TIRI

Impressive half-Japanese-half-Indian curry. One of the best curry I've ever had in my life. Could actually eat it every single day without getting tired of it. Can order how spicy you want it to be. The only issue with this restaurant is t…

Tsujihan

Not exactly Sushi but called "Kaisendon", which is basically Sashimi bowl as you see above. What's great about their style is that you get to taste two different versions of Kaisendon; just as it is first, and with fish-stock-soup after. B…

MANOIR

Photos: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130302/13133477/ Very competitive quality for the pricing. Even lunch is solid. The chef is a licensed hunter and he literally goes into the mountains and hunt wild animals to serve at this restaura…

Toriyaki Sasaya

One of my favorite Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo so far. Reasonably priced, quality chicken, finely cooked. Relatively easy to make a reservation (which is great) as it's not too exposed. Can be used for various occasions. Quiet environmen…

Ebisu Yakiniku Kintan

Kintan group has several Yakiniku restaurants in it and they are all very good. I like this one in Ebisu best for its menu, service and interior. Lunch menu is pretty reasonably priced. Good for business meals, a date dinner, friends getti…

MUNCH'S BURGER SHACK

Exraordinary hamburger place with all the otherdishes being great. Location isn't convenient but one of the best hamburger places in Tokyo, speaking of the quality. Cozy space inside. Nothing around this place but worth a short trip just f…

Chugokuhanten

Sophisticated, fancy Chinese restaurant in Roppongi. Obviously, very good but can be pretty pricy particularly for dinner. You might want to give it a try for lunch first and see if you like the style. The portion of each dish isn't big. S…

Ginza Kagari

Photo: Tabelog Super unique. Got very popular for its chicken-stock-baesd creamy soup that tastes fairly thick and yet very sophisticated. Makes you want to eat more till end. Tiny place and always a waiting line, but worth the wait, espec…

Nishimura

Amazing quality for the prices! Super impressed when I came here for the first time. Have been here 30+ times since then. There are Tonkatsu restaurants that are better quality, but not at this pricing. Such a bummer that it's not open on …

Sanpi-ryoron

They don't necessarily use expensive ingredients to keep its reasonable price range but all the course dishes are done carefully and taste great. Not like a fancy fine Japanese dining but rather a casual, feel-at-home style restaurant. Ple…

Oniyanma

Great Udon place, 3 branchs available in Tokyo including this one. Simple and sophisticated. Should add a topping of deep-fried chicken (or even more). One of the best Udon places in Tokyo and yet not too crowded. Open from early morning t…

Shokkan

Photo from Tabelog Very nice modern Japanese restaurant. Can be used for any situations, with business guests, friends/colleagues, family, significant others. A convenient option for having quality Japanese dishes in a half traditional hal…

Misuji

Photos by 焼肉姉妹 Photos by げんげん! Photos by でかぷり夫 A good alternative when too late to make a reservation for Yoroniku, for which you usually have to call them up 3+ weeks prior especially if intending for a Friday or weekend. Mi…

Tonari

Oh, man. One of the top salt-based Ramen places in Tokyo. Just great. Not much more to say, actually. You just need to give it a try. A lot of vegetables and ginger. Much healthier and more balanced than ordinary Ramen. Awesome soup and th…

Sakyo Tsujiri

Photos from website Fantastic Matcha sweets place, 0 minute from Tokyo station. Not cheap as sweets but worth the price. THE bitter sweet flavor. Not much else to say, you just need to give it a try before saying something. My rating: 5.0 …

en boca

Photo by 火胃俗皇・K, Tabelog Photo by 火胃俗皇・K, Photo by ナツニコフ Photo by ナツニコフ You can eat fantastic seasonal vegetable/fruit pizzas here. Made me realize that you can actually put pretty much any vegetables on pizza. Always…

Quil Fait Bon

Photo: http://www.quil-fait-bon.com/ Oh man. Literally the heaven for sweet lovers. Thier fruit tarts are all insinely good. Several branches available in/near Tokyo. No way to resist temptation once inside the place. Be ready. Check out t…

Gogyo

Very distinct Ramen -- thick, flavoraful, and fairly addictive. Though the location isn't very good (far from any stations), definitely a great place for both lunch and dinner. Personally, love their Kogashi Miso ramen and there's no other…