When in Tokyo, eat as the locals do! From sushi to sashimi, from tempura to ramen; regardless of your budget or taste, Tokyo has something perfect for you. And remember, Tokyo features the most Michelin Stars in the world!
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0045
At the Tokyo Skytree, you can enjoy one of the best night views of Tokyo. Two main dinner sets, Iki and Miyabi, are a fusion of Japanese and French cuisine.
8F Humax Pavillion Minami Ikebukuro, 1-21-2, Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
Mo-Mo-Paradise, also known as “MoPara”, is an All-you-can-eat shabu-shabu / sukiyaki restaurant. They serve several courses starting from 1,700 yen for 90 minutes.
1-17-10, Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0013
Tamahide is a historical oyako-donburi (a rice box with meat and egg on top) shop. It is a very popular shop in Tokyo, so don’t be surprised if there’s a long queue of hungry customers waiting for their rice boxes.
Theatre Bldg 7, 8F, 3-14-20, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
A huge moving crab signboard hanging on the wall of Shinjuku Honten means Kani Douraku! This is definitely a must-try luxurious crab restaurant in Japan, while sitting on the tatami, you can enjoy delicious seafood.
5-10-18, Koishikawa, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0002
With European grilling skills and Hyogo first class black wagyu, Nakasei Uchimise has wowed Tokyo with its steaks.
3-4, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825
Kohaku is a new kaiseki-style restaurant in the Kagurazaka area.
Park Hyatt Tokyo, 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1055
Overlooking Shinjuku from the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, the New York Bar is one of the best places to enjoy a night with live jazz, delicious cocktails and a magnificent view of one of Tokyo’s most bustling areas.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
2-7-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0716
Jip is a gorgeous wine bar and shop where you can taste authentic Japanese wine. In recent years, Japanese wine has come into the spotlight.
Chuo-ku Ginza 8-3-12 Daini Ginza Column BLDG B1, Tokyo, 104-0061
Don’t want to waste a fortune in Ginza? Fear not. Like the name suggests, all food and drinks cost just 300 yen at this establishment in one of Tokyo’s most expensive districts.
1-2-6 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
In frenetic Shinjuku, there’s always need for a coffee break. Tajimaya Coffee Honten was founded in 1964 and proffers the best beans around the world.
2F, TaSokan Building, 5-9-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
With its bright and lively Italian decoration, this is where the Fuji TV Japanese drama Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo chose to film.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
2/F,Tsukiji market 6 Building, Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045
Tsukiji Market is well known for its raw fish market and sushi shops. Sushidai is the most popular sushi shop in the market. Every morning, there is a long queue waiting outside the shop.
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-9-1, Tokyo Station Ichibangai underground South Street
Most of the famous ramen shops in Tokyo usually come with oily and salty soup, but in Ikaruga, you can try a more refreshing ramen soup with seafood taste.
Shinjuku FF Building Floor B1, Shinjuku 3-26-6, Tokyo
Pay only 1,530 yen for a dessert buffet of more than 30 kinds of cakes, puddings, chocolate fountain and more for 70 minutes!
3-20-1, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Where food meets art! Sakuratei is a famous okonomiyaki and monjayaki (Japanese pizza) restaurant in one of the most artistic districts in Tokyo, Harajuku.
B1, Peace building, 3-34-11, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
In Tokyo, you can taste the most delicious pork ramen in the country. Ichiran was founded in Fukuoka, Kyushu, and you can choose your own ingredient proportion and ramen texture. There is no standard combination!
8F Seibu Ikebukuro, 1-28-1 Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8569
Normal sushi isn’t filling enough for you? Why not trying an extra size in Mawashi-zushi Katsu!
8/F, 1-5-2, Hanakawado, Taito, Tokyo 111-0033
Meow! Welcome to the wonderful world of cat cafes.
2F, 18-8, Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0034
Want to try a colourful omelette and a tasty pancake? You shouldn’t miss the Daikanyama Pancake Cafe Clover’s!