We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (and again), when it comes to dining out, we are unequivocally spoiled for choice in Tokyo. In other parts of the world, solo diners might feel lonely or a bit embarrassed about the absence of company when visiting more upscale parts of the city, but that’s not the case in Tokyo. Instead of sitting across from a companion, you’re seated at the counter of a vibrant open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs in action as they dish up your omakase course and fill you in on the best produce of the season.
You won’t find your average noodle shops and chain restaurants on this list. We’re taking the game up a notch with the best open-kitchen restaurants for serious bon vivants, which are also perfect for discerning solo diners. Go on, treat yourself.
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