Restaurants & Cafés

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

These vegan restaurants in Tokyo are offering takeout
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These vegan restaurants in Tokyo are offering takeout

From burgers to izakaya classics and baked goods, these vegan restaurants are now offering their meatless menu for takeaway

Ultimate guide to sushi
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Ultimate guide to sushi

Know the different types of sushi so that you can order like a local

How to support your local restaurants during the coronavirus outbreak
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How to support your local restaurants during the coronavirus outbreak

Buy merch, order takeout and post a review to help your favourite Tokyo restaurants, cafés and bars

The best ways to get your groceries delivered in Tokyo
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The best ways to get your groceries delivered in Tokyo

Looking for grocery delivery? Stay home and let the supermarket come to you

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

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 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

Baskin Robbins Doraemon-themed ice cream and dessert
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Baskin Robbins Doraemon-themed ice cream and dessert

It’s Doraemon’s 50th birthday this year: the famous blue robot-cat not only got its first official souvenir shop, even Baskin Robbins is joining in the milestone celebration...

Sichuan Festival
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Sichuan Festival

This festival last year saw around 100,000 people gather at Shinjuku Chuo Park to feast on all things Sichuan...

Maruko & Cojicoji Cafe
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Maruko & Cojicoji Cafe

Both long-running manga series by Momoko Sakura, Chibi Maruko-chan and Coji Coji are getting their own pop-up café...

Best food and drink festivals in Tokyo
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Best food and drink festivals in Tokyo

We round up the city's best gourmet festivals – from umeshu and coffee to oden, vegan eats and lots of sake

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