Restaurants & Cafés

The best restaurants and cafés in Tokyo, including restaurant reviews and new openings

Japanese ice cream flavours you need to try
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Japanese ice cream flavours you need to try

Swap your vanilla ice cream with these unique Japanese flavours: matcha, sesame, sake and more

Best street food and snacks at Tsukiji Market
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Best street food and snacks at Tsukiji Market

There’s still plenty to eat at the bustling Tsukiji: tamagoyaki omelette sandwiches, tuna sashimi, grilled scallops and more

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

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 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

Restaurants of the week

Jikasei Mensho
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Jikasei Mensho

Jikasei Mensho also offers a vegan dandan noodle dish that is almost impossible to tell from the meaty original...

Ponchi-ken
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Ponchi-ken

The humble cutlet has undergone plenty of evolution since those days, culminating in the 2015 awarding of the first Michelin mark to a tonkatsu-only restaurant

Nezu Kamachiku
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Nezu Kamachiku

Kamachiku is quite possibly the most beautiful udon restaurant in Tokyo...

Izakaya Masaka
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Izakaya Masaka

Hidden within Shibuya Parco’s Chaos Kitchen, this izakaya-style restaurant serves only vegan dishes...

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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

Every Tokyo restaurant in David Chang’s 'Ugly Delicious' season one
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Every Tokyo restaurant in David Chang’s 'Ugly Delicious' season one

From pizza at Savoy and Seirinkan to Den’s fried chicken – see the celebrity chef's Tokyo top picks from his hit Netflix show

Best cafés for latte art in Tokyo
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Best cafés for latte art in Tokyo

Follow our guide to Instagram the most beautiful latte art in the capital

Best bakeries in Tokyo
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Best bakeries in Tokyo

The city’s upper crust: these excellent bread shops and patisseries are definitely worth your dough

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 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

Food and drink events

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

Hot new openings

Taizan
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Taizan

Can’t decide between Japanese or Chinese? You can have both at this new Ebisu restaurant, serving up meals made with traditional Japanese ingredients mixed with Cantonese culinary techniques...

Bloody Angle Dougen Tong
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Bloody Angle Dougen Tong

All the cool kids come to hang out at this record and café bar just off the busy streets of Shibuya...

Izakaya Masaka
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Izakaya Masaka

Hidden among the cool restaurants of Shibuya Parco’s Chaos Kitchen, this shitamachi (downtown) izakaya-style restaurant serves only vegan dishes...

Jikasei Mensho
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Jikasei Mensho

With a total of ten ramen restaurants in Tokyo and a Michelin-starred outpost in San Francisco, ramen master Tomoharu Shono opened his newest location in the basement of Shibuya Parco...

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Ultimate guide to yakitori
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Ultimate guide to yakitori

Here's a photo menu to help you identify and order the different chicken parts in a classic yakitori meal

Ultimate guide to wagashi
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Ultimate guide to wagashi

Wagashi are the dainty Japanese sweets made for teatime. But can you tell your daifuku from your monaka and dorayaki?

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 character cafés and restaurants in Tokyo
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Best character cafés and restaurants in Tokyo

Dine with your favourite characters at these themed eateries, from Snoopy and Pokemon to Peter Rabbit and Moomin

The most beautiful Starbucks in Japan
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The most beautiful Starbucks in Japan

In Japan, Starbucks has created unique and stunning coffee shops that marry art, architecture, local history and café culture