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5 most enticing food promotions and events in Tokyo

From all-you-can-eat sushi to summer barbecues, we round up the city's most satisfying gourmet deals and promos

Written by
Time Out Tokyo Editors

Tokyo usually sees a huge variety of food festivals each year. While those have taken a hiatus due to the pandemic, small-scale food and drink events and promotions have instead doubled down and are now prolifering across the city. That's for the better as Tokyoites can't get enough of the good food and seasonal varieties the capital has to offer. 

As it's summer, you'll find a host of cafés and restaurants offering new and creative take on kakigori (Japanese shaved ice dessert). Prefer something savoury? Try an unlimited cheese platter. And if you're looking for more bang for your buck, you'll want to make a reservation for one of the all-you-can-eat sushi deals ASAP.

So, have we managed to whet your appetite? Good. Here are some of the most enticing food and drink events happening in Tokyo right now. 

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Bon appetit

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  • Harajuku

Taiwanese food is having a moment, and to find out why, visit this year’s Taiwan Festa in Yoyogi Park. The three-day festivities will feature a sprawling array of booths selling everything from Taiwanese breakfast egg crepe, lu rou fan (braised pork over rice), shaved ice with fruit, and of course, dumplings aplenty. Wash them down with a refreshing Taiwanese beer while you enjoy popular Taiwanese performances on stage. If you want to take a break from eating, head to the workshop booths where you can learn about the Taiwanese language, Taiwanese tea, culture and more. 

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  • Food and drink events
  • Saitama

Enjoy a hygge-themed barbecue at the Hanno Riverbank, located only an hour away from central Tokyo. All equipment will be provided – just bring a big appetite and your favourite food to cook on the grill. The campsite will set up the  tables, chairs, tarp tents, benches and barbecue grills along with utensils, bowls, plates and even a trash bag for ¥6,400 per party of up to four people. Dogs are welcome, too, for an additional ¥800.

You can make a reservation for 10am or 2pm; each slot allows you to stay up to three hours. There are only 10 spots available daily, so reservations must be made in advance online.

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