Top five Roppongi area restaurants for an exclusive dinner

Swap pints at the pub for a dinner experience to remember

In collaboration with Pocket Concierge

As far as some Tokyo residents are concerned, the only good thing to do in Roppongi to is get the first train out of the place. OK, the neighbourhood is generally pretty sleazy, but ignoring it altogether would also mean missing out on some of the very best restaurants in the city. Hidden away just a few steps from the Irish pubs, shady boozers and overpriced shops are a handful of real gourmet gems that offer dinner deals perfect for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays.

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 Roppongi 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. Pick your favourite and prepare for a very different evening out at Tokyo's premier night-time playground.

For more options, consult our top five picks of exquisite Ginza dinners or the top five French restaurants in town.

The top five Roppongi dinners

Shun No Aji Ichi

As the name suggests, seasonal cuisine is key at Roppongi's Michelin-starred Ichi, where the fresh veg and wild plants used are delivered directly from the owner-chef's home in Nagano and a wide assortment of seafood is sourced straight from fisheries...

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Sawaichi

Settle in for the chef's selection (omakase) of traditional kappo cuisine at one of Roppongi's most exclusive Japanese restaurants, which has built up a steady reputation since opening back in 2011. Sawaichi is particularly well worth visiting for seafood enthusiasts...

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Kohou

Masashi Yamamoto's new take on Chinese cuisine has been making waves on Tokyo's restaurant scene since April 2016, when the up-and-coming star chef opened Kohou in Roppongi. Mixing Sichuan traditions with French and Japanese influences, Yamamoto's 'chef's specials'...

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La Cave De Noa

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...

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Ristorante Il Bambina Cio

A hideaway Italian restaurant where high-quality Japanese ingredients are utilised with great precision, Cio stays true to the seasons while incorporating classic influences year-round. Try the popular grilled kuroge wagyu cheek...

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Nishi-Azabu

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