Restaurants & Cafés

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

What's the deal with... Shokupan
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What's the deal with... Shokupan

Japanese milk bread is trending in Tokyo at the moment. So what makes it so popular – and where you can eat it

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

Where to eat at Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku
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Where to eat at Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku

A historic alleyway, Omoide Yokocho is a foodie destination with old-world charm, serving up sushi, ramen, yakitori and more

Guide to Japanese desserts in Tokyo
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Guide to Japanese desserts in Tokyo

Got a sweet tooth? You've come to the right city as Tokyo offers many decadent Japanese desserts including kakigori, wagashi and more

Best restaurants in Shibuya
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Best restaurants in Shibuya

From sushi to yakitori and gyoza, here are the best places to eat in Shibuya, including the neighbourhoods of Daikanyama, Harajuku and Yoyogi

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Mensho
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Mensho

True to its ‘farm-to-bowl’ ethos, Mensho lists the provenance of its ingredients...

Fukuan
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Fukuan

This tempura specialist, which opened in 2017, is run by Akihiko Nakajima, who is a former apprentice of Tetsuya Saotome (owner of Mikawa Zezankyo, who is often dubbed as the master of tempura). The restaurant was originally a popular lunchtime spot as it offered a rice bowl heaped with ten pieces of shrimp tempura for just ¥650.  As of summer 2018, Fukuan only serves a ¥3,500 dinner course for those eager to try a variety of seasonal tempura. The 12-item meal starts with Fukuan’s signature deep-fried breaded shrimp and concludes with a warm bowl of ochazuke. You may be surprised at how light the meal is from start to finish and it’s not the least bit greasy – all thanks to chef Nakajima’s skillful frying technique that adds a crispy layer to the ingredients without losing their natural texture and flavour.

Savoy Azabu-Juban
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Savoy Azabu-Juban

Run by the affable Kaneko-san, Savoy is a local pizza institution that arguably rivals many a pizza place in Italy. Part of a small chain that was originally started by Seirinkan's owner, Savoy’s pizzas (margherita and marinara) have less cornicione, while the marinara is notable for its use of garlic: thinly sliced and distributed just right. Go for the lunch set, where you get a pizza, a salad and a drink for only ¥1,000.

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Deli Fu Cious
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Deli Fu Cious

If you've always thought the world needs better fish burgers, then this new Nakameguro joint might be of interest. Run by chef Shinya Kudo, who previously worked at Ginza sushi temple Harutaka – owners of two Michelin stars – Deli Fu Cious is found an eight-minute walk from the station in the direction of Ikejiri-Ohashi. Opened in late December 2016, it boasts a dazzling menu dreamed up by the former sushi artisan: check out the Konbuzime Fish Burger, the Saikyo Grilled Fish Burger or the inventive Boiled Conger Tempura Dog. Using only sushi-quality ingredients, Kudo cooks everything to order, so there's no need to worry about soggy or stale burgers. The interior is akin to that of an old-school sento, while the name – well, just ask them how they came up with it when you visit.

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Best pork-free ramen in Tokyo
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Best pork-free ramen in Tokyo

The most authentic bowls of Japanese noodles that either halal or don't contain pork

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

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 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

Food and drink events

Shinagawa Yaki-imo Terrace
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Shinagawa Yaki-imo Terrace

Sure, snuggling up with a blanket and a roasted sweet potato in hand is super comfy, but the real way forward is to enjoy this Tokyo winter staple...

Kotatsu Terrace
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Kotatsu Terrace

Warm up with a simple yose nabe (basic Japanese hot pot) while sitting at a cosy kotatsu...

Grand Crab Festival
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Grand Crab Festival

Feast on crab at Grand Hyatt Tokyo this season as the hotel serves up a series of crab-heavy menus at two of the in-house restaurants...

Strawberry Afternoon Tea at The French Kitchen
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Strawberry Afternoon Tea at The French Kitchen

Have a sweet start to the new year with a strawberry afternoon tea at The French Kitchen in Grand Hyatt Tokyo...

Hot new openings

Eggslut
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Eggslut

As you can infer from its name, Eggslut is all about the humble eggs, but taken to new heights in a series of speciality breakfast sandwiches...

Tokyo Bento Stand
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Tokyo Bento Stand

This little take-out stand in Shibuya takes the traditional bento (boxed lunch) to a whole new level...

Nuka
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Nuka

Shibuya’s new landmark tower Shibuya Scramble Square is home to this cosy eatery focused on whipping up authentic curry dishes...

O/Sio
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O/Sio

Yoyogi-Uehara-based French restaurant Sio has just opened its second branch in Marunouchi, bringing the restaurant's signature fusion of French and washoku cuisine...

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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