1. Seirinkan, pizza
    Photo: Kisa ToyoshimaSeirinkan
  2. Trattoria e Pizzeria L'Arte
    Photo by James HadfieldTrattoria e Pizzeria L'Arte
  3. La Tripletta
    Photo: Kisa ToyoshimaLa Tripletta

The best pizza in Tokyo

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

Written by
Time Out Tokyo Editors
&
Jessica Thompson
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The best pizza in the world is in Japan. That’s according to internationally acclaimed chef David Chang, who made the brazen declaration in his Netflix series ‘Ugly Delicious’. We don’t want to offend any Italians, but on a scale of zero to Naples, we’d have to agree Tokyo pizza is up there with the best.

While you can find Chicago deep-dish pizza, NYC-style pizza by the slice, and Japanese-style pizza with wild toppings like lotus root and seaweed in Tokyo, we’re talking about the true test of doughy excellence: Naples-style pizza. There are minimal ingredients but many variables – from the thin base to the perfectly puffy crust and carefully chosen fresh toppings. 

Tokyo’s pizza places serve up impeccable Naples-style pizzas made by chefs who can use a woodfired oven like it’s an extra limb. Here’s a selection of our favourites.

Reviews by Jessica Thompson and James Hadfield

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The top ten

  • Restaurants
  • Musashi-Koyama

Backed up by a Stefano Ferrara forni (pizza oven) – described as the Ferrari of the pizza oven world – this restaurant is bustling every lunchtime and evening of the week. And with good reason, too: the pizzas have just the right amount of puff and char on the crust to make you feel like you’re in Naples.

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsukiji

The quaint atmosphere of Tutto Bene combined with its excellent, affordable pizzas will have you leaving the restaurant feeling, without a doubt, ‘tutto bene’ (all is good). The lunch special could be one of the best in Tokyo – ¥950 for a large garden salad followed by your choice of pizza. 

  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Moto-Azabu

The seating around the oven at Savoy means you can watch the pizzaiolo in action, delicately shaping dough and skilfully wielding his wooden peel (the giant pizza spatula). Plus, it gives the space a humble, homely feel that goes perfectly with the wood-fired pizza. 

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Honourable mentions

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Bella Napoli: Will travel for pizza
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Kiyosumi

Bella Napoli’s margheritas are arguably the best on that side of the Sumida River, but the real treat is the massive rucola e prosciutto, a veritable tower of ham and greens served on top of a perfectly baked thin crust. 

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