Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum
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Enjoy Japanese and world cuisines at the new Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum food festival

The three-day food fest also brings together five of Tokyo’s most prestigious Michelin-listed restaurants

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum Executive Committee

Looking to enjoy signature Japanese dishes and flavours all in one place? You’ll be spoilt for choice at the Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum, a brand new food festival taking place over three days from May 20 until May 22 in Ariake.

This extensive food fair features some of the city’s most popular eateries, serving up a sumptuous spread of local and international cuisines. Most importantly, the festival will bring together five of Tokyo’s Michelin-rated restaurants – so you get to taste their amazing food all in one place at a much more affordable price.

To whet your appetite, here are the best things to do (and eat) at the Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum food festival. So put on your most comfortable pair of pants – we have lots of eating to do. 

Eat the best food from 5 Michelin-listed restaurants
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Eat the best food from 5 Michelin-listed restaurants

Tokyo is widely known to be one of the world’s greatest food cities. Based on the 2022 Michelin Guide, Tokyo is home to 203 starred restaurants, more than any other city in the world. On top of that, our capital features another 229 Bib Gourmand restaurants which are more affordable but no less satisfying.

While many Michelin-rated restaurants in the world – Tokyo included – come with a long waiting list, you don’t have to book months head at Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum. Just book a spot online before you visit the outdoor booths serving dishes from five of the city’s Michelin-rated restaurants.

You’ll sample French cuisine by Daikanyama’s Simplicité, which is known for its focus on local seafood from places like the Goto Islands and Akashi. Requinquer, a hidden little restaurant in Shirokane, will be serving up French cuisine, too. 

At Charcut, try their signature simmered pork stomach and other charcuterie dishes. French-style bistro Äta, on the other hand, will have seafood waiting for you. With Lien, you won’t want to miss chef-owner Koichi Uehara’s signature cheesecake made with washed-rind cheese.

Go on a gastronomy journey around Japan
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Go on a gastronomy journey around Japan

Head over to the Stone and Light Plaza to feast on some of Tokyo’s best washoku dishes. The lineup here includes Akasaka’s Zen-themed new-style Japanese restaurant Hal Yamashita, handmade 100-percent buckwheat juwari soba noodles from Tsukiji Bunkajin, colourful inari sushi from Tsukiji Tenko, sushi from Aoyama Sanaka, tendon (tempura over rice) from Kaneko Hannosuke, and much more.

Taste the World's Food in Tokyo will also be happening concurrently for you to enjoy international flavours from across the globe. Rest assured there will be ample vegan, vegetarian and halal options to satisfy different dietary needs.

Round off your savoury food journey at Flower Plaza, where sweet treats from traditional Japanese wagashi to Western desserts await. 


Shop for food products from across Japan and learn a new skill, too

Break up your eating spree with some shopping. At the festival you’ll be able to purchase gourmet items from all over Japan, including speciality goods, fresh produce and snacks. Don’t miss the special booths dedicated to supporting three Tohoku prefectures most affected by the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate.

That’s not all you can expect at the Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum festival. There are plenty of booths offering hands-on experiences, where you can learn about Japanese culture other than food. Try a flower arrangement class and learn about origata, the traditional Japanese paper folding craft, at Hall 500 & Foyer on the second floor of TFT Building’s West Wing.

Whenever you need a break, there are videos for you to watch to check out how meals are prepared behind the scenes. You’ll get to see everything from butchering an entire tuna and assembling sushi to frying tempura and cooking ramen noodles.

Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum is entirely free to enter, so just come over with an appetite. The event is open from 11am to 8pm (last orders 7.30pm) from May 20 to 22.

For more information, check the festival website.

Tokyo Tokyo Delicious MuseumWhen: May 20-22
Time: 11am-8pm (last orders 7.30pm)
Where:  Symbol Promenade Park (Stone and Light Plaza, Flower Plaza) and TFT Building (Foyer and Hall 500 on West Wing 2F)
Stations: Tokyo Bigsight, Ariake and Kokusai-tenjijo stations

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