Of all the places we've stumbled across quality pizzerias in Tokyo, this little-trafficked corner of Nerima-ku must be one of the most unexpected. Never mind that it's 10 minutes' walk from Toshimaen Station: Pizzeria da Aoki Tappost is still buzzing with activity when Time Out visits on a weekday evening, only just managing to score a table. Thin-based, salty and lightly charred, the pizzas here could hold their own against many of the top restaurants in the central Tokyo – and they've got prices to match (to whit: ¥1,600 for a margherita at dinner). That aside, there's not much to fault other than the glacial service: we didn't ask to get our two pizzas served 15 minutes apart from each other, but that's how they arrived. Good desserts and coffees sweeten the deal, though.
|Venue name:||Pizzeria da Aoki Tappost|
4-37-29 Hayamiya, Nerima-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm (last orders 2pm), 5.30pm-11pm (10pm); Sat, Sun & hols 12noon-3pm (2.30pm), 5pm-11pm (10pm) / closed Tue|
|Transport:||Toshimaen Station (Oedo, Seibu Toshima lines)|