Food & Drink

Your guide to the best of Tokyo's restaurant, cafe and bar scene

These rooftop bars and restaurants have the best views of Tokyo
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These rooftop bars and restaurants have the best views of Tokyo

Cool cocktails and spectacular views

Best afternoon tea in Tokyo to treat yourself
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Best afternoon tea in Tokyo to treat yourself

Who's ready to par-tea?

Best farm-to-table restaurants in Tokyo
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Best farm-to-table restaurants in Tokyo

Delicious and nutritious, farm-to-table restaurants in Tokyo serves up fresh, seasonal flavours with a local, eco-friendly flair

Best vegan cafés and restaurants in Tokyo
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Best vegan cafés and restaurants in Tokyo

Sip on afternoon tea Tokyo-style at these hotels and restaurants, complete with scones, desserts and seasonal pastries

The best Japanese whiskies you can still buy
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The best Japanese whiskies you can still buy

Yamazaki, Nikka and Ichiro’s may be hard to find, but there’s still great Japanese whisky out there at affordable prices

Latest food and drink news

Kabutocho in Nihonbashi is reinventing itself with hip new restaurants and bars
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Kabutocho in Nihonbashi is reinventing itself with hip new restaurants and bars

The old financial district near Nihonbashi Station is Tokyo’s newest hotspot, boasting craft beer, dessert and modern dining

Five restaurants to visit at the new Miyashita Park in Shibuya
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Five restaurants to visit at the new Miyashita Park in Shibuya

There's lots to eat at this shopping mall near Shibuya Station: ramen, Japanese beef, a yokocho food alley and more

Five cool restaurants to check out at Eat Play Works in Hiroo, Shibuya
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Five cool restaurants to check out at Eat Play Works in Hiroo, Shibuya

The multi-purpose venue’s upmarket international dining hall, The Restaurant, boasts 16 new foodie hotspots

Japan’s first ramen restaurant, closed in 1976, is reopening in Shin-Yokohama
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Japan’s first ramen restaurant, closed in 1976, is reopening in Shin-Yokohama

The OG ramen is back – 44 years later

Cooking at home?

Learn to make vegan Japanese dishes with this online English-language cooking class
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Learn to make vegan Japanese dishes with this online English-language cooking class

Tokyo’s Bentoya Cooking will teach you to make vegan sushi, ramen, tempura and even okonomiyaki for just ¥3,300 a class

Nine delicious ways to use miso in your cooking that don't involve soup
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Nine delicious ways to use miso in your cooking that don't involve soup

There are so many other ways to use miso, from creamy scrambled eggs and miso caramel to brownies and salads

Download more than 100 recipes from the world's top restaurants, including Tokyo's Narisawa
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Download more than 100 recipes from the world's top restaurants, including Tokyo's Narisawa

'Come Together: The World’s Finest Chefs': this cookbook features recipes from 84 world-renowned chefs, and it's free to download

Japanese condiments you should know
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Japanese condiments you should know

These Japanese seasonings and sauces will elevate your next meal: ponzu, shichimi, yuzu kosho, miso and more

This Japanese YouTuber shows you how to create character and animal onigiri rice balls
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This Japanese YouTuber shows you how to create character and animal onigiri rice balls

Craft onigiri shaped like Studio Ghibli and Dragonball characters, pandas, cats and more with these YouTube tutorials

How to re-create your favourite café drinks at home
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How to re-create your favourite café drinks at home

Japanese iced coffee, dalgona coffee, strawberry milk and more

Where to eat in Tokyo

Best restaurants in Tokyo for solo diners
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Best restaurants in Tokyo for solo diners

Forget casual ramen joints and fast food chains. Here’s where to treat yourself to a good meal when you’re dining solo

Best ramen in Tokyo
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Best ramen in Tokyo

From old-school noodles and tonkotsu classics to soupless tsukemen and spicy favourites – you'll be bowled over by these ramen

Best restaurants at Tsukiji Market
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Best restaurants at Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji outer market still has enough sushi and seafood restaurants, food stalls and cafés to keep you well-fed for weeks

Best cheap eats in Tokyo
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Best cheap eats in Tokyo

Your ultimate guide to finding the best cheap restaurants and good value food in Tokyo – all for ¥1,000 or less

Best kakigori in Tokyo
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Best kakigori in Tokyo

Ice, ice baby. Here are Tokyo's best kakigori shaved ice desserts to beat the heat

The 10 things you must eat in Tokyo
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The 10 things you must eat in Tokyo

As one of the world's greatest food cities, the choices in Tokyo can be overwhelming. So start these 10 iconic Tokyo-born dishes

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Where to drink in Tokyo

Best craft beer bars in Tokyo by neighbourhood
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Best craft beer bars in Tokyo by neighbourhood

The watering holes with the best selection of craft beers and microbrews, from ales and pilsners to stouts and sours

These Japanese breweries and bars are now delivering craft beer
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These Japanese breweries and bars are now delivering craft beer

Get quality beer delivered to your doorstep from these breweries, taprooms and bars in Tokyo and across Japan

Best cocktail bars in Tokyo
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Best cocktail bars in Tokyo

Whether you fancy a classic drink or the kind of creative concoction you’d only ever find in Tokyo, these cocktail bars are the best in the city

Japanese alcohol you didn’t know existed
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Japanese alcohol you didn’t know existed

Go beyond whisky, sake, shochu and gin with Japanese rum, absinthe, umeshu and more

Best Japanese artisanal and craft gin
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Best Japanese artisanal and craft gin

Craft gins in Japan are distinguished by their use of uniquely Japanese botanicals. Here are our favourite bottles

Best bars in Tokyo
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Best bars in Tokyo

Find the top bars in Time Out's ultimate guide to drinking in Tokyo: from craft beer and wine to sake and cocktails

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Best restaurants by cuisine

Best soba restaurants in Tokyo
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Best soba restaurants in Tokyo

Whether you prefer hot or cold soba, here are the best restaurants to slurp on fantastic buckwheat noodles

The best pizza in Tokyo
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The best pizza in Tokyo

Here are the top 20 pizzerias in the city, all serving up thin, crispy, authentic Naples-style pizza

Best budget sushi in Tokyo
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Best budget sushi in Tokyo

Forget the pricey omakase sushi – try these cheap and cheerful conveyor-belt and standing sushi restaurants instead

Best udon in Tokyo
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Best udon in Tokyo

Slurp noodles on the cheap at these top Kagawa-style sanuki udon restaurants

Best kaiseki restaurants in Tokyo
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Best kaiseki restaurants in Tokyo

The traditional multi-course kaiseki dinner is considered the epitome of Japanese cuisine, and these dedicated restaurants are the best in Tokyo

Best gyoza in Tokyo
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Best gyoza in Tokyo

These restaurants serve the best Japanese dumplings in the city, whether it's pan-fried, boiled or steamed

Best restaurants by area

K5 transforms a 1920s bank in Nihonbashi into a trendy hangout with café, restaurant and bars
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K5 transforms a 1920s bank in Nihonbashi into a trendy hangout with café, restaurant and bars

It now offers two floors of exciting dining and drinking option

Best street food and snacks at Shibamata
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Best street food and snacks at Shibamata

Wander down a historical pilgrim route in Tokyo and sample local treats as you go: mochi, dango, tamagoyaki and more

Best street food and snacks at Yanaka Ginza
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Best street food and snacks at Yanaka Ginza

This retro shopping street in Yanaka offers a good variety of Japanese snacks and desserts, from takoyaki to soft-serve

Best restaurants at Toyosu Market
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Best restaurants at Toyosu Market

Just like its predecessor in Tsukiji, Toyosu Market is home to some of the top sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Best street food and snacks in Harajuku
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Best street food and snacks in Harajuku

Eat your way through Tokyo's kawaii capital: rainbow cotton candy, animal ice cream cones, dessert crêpes and more

Best restaurants in Shinjuku
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Best restaurants in Shinjuku

From ramen and udon to tempura and kaiseki, here's where to go in Shinjuku for some of your best meals in Tokyo

Best bars by type

Best wine bars in Tokyo – natural wines included
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Best wine bars in Tokyo – natural wines included

Old world, new world, natural or even Japanese wines – these top bars in Tokyo are perfect for sipping on the good stuff

Where to drink tea cocktails in Tokyo
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Where to drink tea cocktails in Tokyo

A new generation of tea houses and bars is taking Japanese tea into a boozy new territory

Best gin bars in Tokyo
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Best gin bars in Tokyo

The gin revival has hit Tokyo. Here are the best bars in the city for a gin-tastic evening

Best sake bars in Tokyo
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Best sake bars in Tokyo

Appreciate a good cup of sake? Here's where you can get your nihonshu fix in the capital

Best casual bars in Tokyo
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Best casual bars in Tokyo

There's more to Tokyo's bar scene than the serious, formal bars of Ginza. Talk, laugh and just be yourself at these lively and cool bars