TOKYO DINING OUT

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Restaurants in Tokyo for Foodie Visitors

Japanese

Shokusai Kadota

Photo credit: Kaukau Hawaii (Tabelog) An awesome restaurant for grilled fish dishes. Lunch is very affordable and yet the quality is exceptionally good. Go there for lunch first and see if you get impressed. Make sure to get there 11:30, b…

Echigoya Sandayu

Source: Tabelog (Lunch combo - Saba) An excellent place in Shibya to have grilled/Sashimi fish at the affordable pricing. Lunch is particularly recommended as you get to choose from a variety of fish list and it comes as a meal (with rice …

Inaniwa-udon-to-meshi Kanekohannosuke

Nice combo dish with quality Tendon (Tempura on top of rice) and Udon. You get to choose from a few different combinations and what ever you choose, it's fairly affordable and filling. I'd say this restaurant can be very much liked and pop…

Yakisoba BAR Celona

It's interesting that they only serve Yakisoba during the lunch time, and it turns into a small bar in the evening. Went for lunch and it was good. I'd recommend you try Yakisoba for lunch first and if you like it, come back for the bar me…

Unagi Chikuyoutei

Chikuyoutei seemingly has a long history as an Unagi restaurant and has many branches in Japan. This is a good benchmark for Unagi when having it else where, meaning that this place is definitely above the average but not special. So, it w…

Naminoue

Photos: http://rashiku.biz/naminoue/ Japanese cuisine restaurant, located in the quiet street. "Hidden" feel to it. Opened recently, so relatively easy to make a reservation for the time being. Can probably pop up without it if 10:00pm or …

Anko

Japanese so-called "Izakaya", quality seafood and chicken dishes. Traditional Japanese-style interior, small but comfortable space. Located in the deep Shibuya, a bit far from the station. Various kinds of Japanese Shochu and Sake to go wi…

Pancho

Japanese style stir-fried noodles. Massive quantity (300-600g) for the same price. You'll absolutely be full for the price. And the taste isn't bad. If you normally eat a lot, try 600g. Close from Shibuya station. Worht a try. My rating: 3…

Sekiya Spaghetti

Looks Italian, right? But it's actually customized-to-Japanese-people stir-fried noodles that definitely taste like Japanese food. Cheap and pretty good. A bit strong in flavors so most customers are men. You can go for the double size (60…

Sudachi

Sudachi is a sister restaurant of La BOMBANCE in NishiAzabu, serving pretty much the same course menu and it's yet not as crowded. And what's awesome about Sudachi is that they are open for lunch as well. So, try lunch first if you are not…

KyobashiMatsuwa

There's only one menu for lunch - Deep-fried fish (horse mackerel) combo. Hot and crunchy outside and so fluffy inside. Definitely worth a shot. It gets pretty crowded during lunch time so make sure to get there 10-20 minutes before they a…

Mikasa

This could be the best Yakisoba place throughout the country. They have two kinds of flavors - #1) sweet&sour sauce, and #2) salt and lemon - I personally like #2 much better and it's my favorite Yakisoba in life! One reservation would be …

PoturaPotura

Excellent place to have Japanese Sake and small dishes to go with it. Bar-like conter seats. Can definitely be used for a date dinner, a great second-place-of-the-day option. A bit far from Shibuya station but you can still walk here. Good…

Nodaiwa

Opened over 200 years ago, traditional Unagi restaurant. Quality guaranteed. Impressive how carefuly their Unagi is cooked. Super tender and moist. Sause on Unagi is relatively subtle so you might want to add it later. Sophisticated taste …

Den

Sophisticated dishes served by waitresses in Japanese traditional clothing. Private rooms available. Hidden, quality Japanese restaurant. Appropriate for important dinner occasions. Will be a memorable experience for travelers too, althoug…

Toritsuneshizendo

A good Oyakodon place, best for lunch. If never had Oyakodon and like chicken and fine with undercooked egg, just go give it a shot. It's definitely a sophisiticated Oyakodon and if you end up not liking it much, then don't try Oyakodon go…

birdman

Reasonable pricing and yet good quality. A bit of a walk from the center of Roppongi and literally hidden without any sign outside (see the entrance photo below) so must be tough to find the place for the first time. Their grilled/deep-fri…

Shiawasezanmai

A spin-off restaurant of highly-rated Sanpi-ryoron. Very similar dishes at an even cheaper pricing. Wonderful. Should be fairly likeable for non-Japanese travelers too. Small but comfortable place like eating at your friend's place. My rat…

La BOMBANCE

Stylish modern Japanese restaurant where you'd surely be impressed with thier sophisticated dishes. Course menu only. Reservation is absolutely a must. Appropriate for both a date and a business dinner. Casual clothing is allowed. Changes …

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…

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…

Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu

Photos above from Tabelog Gonpach seems very popular for visitors from overseas, especially this branch in Nishi-Azabu as it can accommodate a lot, and is well-known for being filmed for the movie "Kill Bill" back then. Typical traditional…

Warayakiya

Photo: http://diamond-dining-shops.jp/warayakiya/roppongi/photos Photo from Tabelog Located in the center of Roppongi (and many other branches available in Tokyo) and open till early mornig, and has a traditional feel. Their speciality is …

Dotenoiseya

Photo from Tabelog Awesome Tempura/Tendon (Tempura on rice) place in Tokyo. Long history, feel it even from the building, walls, tables and everythig. Perfect place to start liking Tempura/Tendon. Servis lunch only, so get there prior to 1…

Asakusa Unatetsu

photos from website Great Unagi (grilled eel) place to stop by for lunch when hanging out in the Asakusa area. You probably want to check out Asakusa anyway as a visitor for its traditional Japanese streets, so take the chance to try this …