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7 best restaurants at Jingumae Comichi in Harajuku

This new Harajuku dining complex has 18 venues serving everything from xiaolongbao and ramen to seafood and craft beer

By Tabea Greuner
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At the new Jingumae Comichi food and drink complex in Harajuku, you can hop from venue to venue, sampling delicacies ranging from French cuisine and Chinese specialities to classic Japanese dishes. Stretching over two floors, the food hall is designed to feel like a mini neighbourhood, housing 18 diverse eateries offering vegan ramen, fresh seafood from Hokkaido, craft beer and more. Here we pick five restaurants as well as a cafe and a bar to help you narrow down the options.

Based on the original reporting by Kaori Mori.

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Shoronpou Mania Harajuku
Shoronpou Mania Harajuku
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Shoronpou Mania Harajuku

Restaurants Harajuku

At Shoronpou Mania, run by Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Gyoza Mania, you can sample four different types of xiaolongbao – there’s beef, crab and miso, truffle, and original. Through a glass wall, you can see the production process of stretching the dough, filling the wrappers and eventually steaming the soup dumplings in baskets. Pair your xiaolongbao with side dishes like steamed chicken in chili sauce, or homemade zongzi (rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves), and wash it all down with Shaoxing wine or an oolong highball.

立食い寿司 神宮前コミチ店
立食い寿司 神宮前コミチ店
立食い寿司 神宮前コミチ店

Standing Sushi Nemuro Hanamaru

Restaurants Sushi Harajuku

At this branch of the popular sushi chain from Hokkaido, you can sample fresh seafood all the way from the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. Chefs craft the nigiri and maki before your eyes, using seasonal ingredients and delicacies from Hokkaido’s port city Nemuro, such as hanasaki crab. The sushi uses rice from Japan’s northernmost main island, too, which is milled on site every day.

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Noodle Stand Tokyo
Noodle Stand Tokyo
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Noodle Stand Tokyo

Restaurants Harajuku

Noodle Stand Tokyo is not only popular for its vegan ramen using soy meat and vegetables, but also for its beef stew mazesoba, with meat simmered in a broth made from a mix of red wine and soy sauce. The eatery avoids using any chemical seasonings, so you can look forward to a more natural bowl of piping hot ramen. There are also snacks and side dishes, like chashu with egg and beef stew, both of which go well with a drink.

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Sincere Blue

Restaurants French Harajuku

French restaurant Sincere Blue serves up dishes by chef-owner Shinsuke Ishii made using sustainably sourced seafood. You can look forward to seafood carpaccio, cuttlefish and whipped cauliflower cream, savoury sea bass taiyaki – a clever nod to Japan’s love of the fish-shaped cakes – and other creative dishes.

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ラ コレール
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La Colère

Restaurants Harajuku

Run by the team behind Michelin-starred French restaurant L'orgueil in Minami-Aoyama, La Colère specialises in tarte flambée, a pizza-style dish from the French Alsace region. The rectangular, thinly rolled dough is topped with sour cream, onions and bacon. If you’re looking for something even more filling, then opt for Baeckeoffe, a traditional winter dish of the region. Sliced potatoes, meat and vegetables are slow-cooked in a casserole sealed with bread dough.

Beer Cellar Sapporo Harajuku
Beer Cellar Sapporo Harajuku
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Beer Cellar Sapporo Harajuku

Bars and pubs Harajuku

This is the first Tokyo outpost of Beer Cellar Sapporo, a bottle shop and tap room where you can sample local craft beer along with a slew of bottles from Sapporo’s sister city, Portland, Oregon. We love the Crux Pilz from the Oregon-based Crux Fermentation Project, but it’s hard to go past the hard ciders here. There are detailed tasting notes for each beer, so you’ll have no trouble finding a brew that suits your palate.

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Usagiya Harajuku
Usagiya Harajuku
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Usagiya Harajuku

Restaurants Cafés Harajuku

Usagiya is run by the second generation owner of the long-established tea speciality store Yoshikawa-en in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Grab a cuppa to go, or opt for the shop’s tea subscription service. For just ¥1,500 per month, you can refill your pre-purchased Usagiya bottle (¥1,500) as many times as you want. There are 15 different blends, including the store’s original Usagicha, non-caffeinated teas, a matcha latte float, matcha tonic and more.

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