Top five Azabu area restaurants for a fancy dinner

Find the very best luxury restaurants in one of Tokyo's most gourmand-friendly 'hoods
RRR Kobe Beef Steak | Time Out Tokyo
By Time Out Tokyo Editors |
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In collaboration with Pocket Concierge

Azabu is home to embassies, ridiculously expensive condos and solemn temples, but also many of Tokyo's very best restaurants – and several hundred other eateries, by the way. Navigating this gourmand oasis can be a little tricky though: many of the best joints are hidden away in basements and back alleys, can be very hard to book and are rarely cheap. Still, if you know where to look, you can get both unforgettable food and good value in Azabu – which, by the way, is a great place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion.

Helping you separate the best from the rest, we’ve once again teamed up with crack restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge to choose five excellent restaurants in Azabu and surrounds that serve truly top-of-the-line dinners worth splurging on. Many of these can be rather challenging to get into – but not if you take advantage of our direct booking service, which allows you to confirm the bill in advance. Choose your favourite and get ready for the evening meal of a lifetime.

Prefer a dinner in another part of town? Check out our top picks for Ginza and Roppongi.

The Azabu top five

Restaurants, Steakhouse

Ishigaki Yoshida

icon-location-pin Azabu-Juban

Having earned a Michelin star for its take on Kitauchi beef, a premium brand of meat flown in straight from Okinawa's Ishigaki Island, Yoshida is found right by Azabu-Juban Station and has earned a loyal following of moneyed gourmands with the plainly named but utterly delectable Ultimate Crispy Steak...

Restaurants, Japanese

Kappo Kisaku

icon-location-pin Azabu-Juban

For traditional, exquisitely crafted Japanese cuisine in Azabu-Juban, you can't go wrong at Kisaku: it's a tiny joint with space for only seven at the counter and a couple more in the tatami-mat dining room, and serves up simple, true-to-tradition kappo fare made from only the freshest seasonal ingredients...

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Restaurants, French

La Cave De Noa

icon-location-pin Aoyama

Found a bit off the beaten path in the residential parts of Nishi-Azabu, close to Aoyama Cemetery, La Cave De Noa is one of the city's finest French-style wine bars. The vinos come mainly from Bourgogne, with over 300 hand-picked varieties – including quite a few vintage bottles – on offer...

Restaurants, Japanese

Nishi-Azabu Kikuchi

icon-location-pin Aoyama

It's got an unlikely location – a nondescript Nishi-Azabu back alley – but everything else about Kikuchi screams refined quality. Serving up traditional, disarmingly simple home cooking as part of a multitude of customisable prix fixe courses, it's earned a rather surprising two Michelin stars...

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Restaurants, Steakhouse

RRR Kobe Beef Steak

icon-location-pin Roppongi

Take a quick five-minute stroll from Roppongi Station to RRR, where you can dine on tasty Kobe beef and sip premium wine without breaking the bank. It's one of the few Kobe Meat Distribution Promotion Council-approved restaurants in the country...

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