Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya is now home to this casual burger joint run by a Michelin-starred sous-chef who used to work at the prestigious Jean-Georges Tokyo. Look forward to an impressive menu of burgers with a noticeable French inspiration such as the Pastrami BC Burger made with a mix of three kinds of beef and liver for a juicy patty and soft texture. Don't skimp on the sides, which include a classic caesar salad made with homemade dressing using anchovies and soy mayonnaise, popcorn shrimp, onion rings and assorted prosciutto.
At the intersection of Yamate Dori and the Metropolitan Expressway, you’ll find the inviting neighbourhood of Ikejiri-Ohashi. This unassuming ‘hood is chock full of designer shops, friendly restaurants, hole-in-the-wall bars and some of Tokyo’s coolest cafés. The residential area is sometimes referred to as Ikejiri-Ohashi Coffee Town, as it’s also home to a slew of superb coffee shops.
Best of all, the neighbourhood is just one stop away from bustling Shibuya on the Den-en-Toshi Line. But if you really want to explore the area, you can skip the train and take a 15- or 20-minute stroll there from Shibuya instead. Part of Ikejiri-Ohashi also sits along the less busy side of the Meguro River, making it an ideal place to enjoy sakura season without the crowds.
RECOMMENDED: Spend a day exploring Nihonbashi