Setting the criteria for our list of the 100 best restaurants in Tokyo was the easy bit. Anywhere we felt compelled to revisit again and again was instantly in. The Time Out team visited the newest joints in town and revisited the greats, so we knew which restaurants truly deserve their place in our list.
We’re excited to give you Tokyo’s top 100 restaurants, presented in no particular order. In the list below – surely the ultimate guide to the best restaurants in the city – you’ll find it all: the best new openings, classic cheap eats, Michelin-starred establishments with starched linen napkins, modern Japanese innovators, smoky yakitori haunts, family-run izakayas… But it's not all just Japanese food; we've also included cuisines which our local chefs have perfected and made unique, such as French-Japanese food and pizza (yes, really).
What they all have in common is that they serve some of the best dishes in Tokyo for any budget, with service befitting the setting. In short, if you’re looking for a great meal, you’ve come to the right place.
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