We get a lot of inquiries; “Are there any restaurants you recommend?”. Yes! We do have a lot of restaurants we would like to share so that you can enjoy more local and unique experiences in Tokyo. Here are the list of the restaurants recommended by the CS team!
* Unfortunately, we can’t make a reservation on behalf of our guests, please be noted. Thanks!
If you would like to enjoy “Wagyu (Japanese beef)”, this is a great spot for you. Steaks, Hamburg Steaks, Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki, you can enjoy authentic Japanese meaty & tasty dishes.
This restaurant has a good choice of traditional Japanese, Korean dishes as well as steaks and burgers. Conveniently located, it takes only 5 mins walking from Akihabara Station.
Location: Shinjuku, Akihabara and other locations
Web site: http://www.niku-mansei.com/foreign_language/index.html
China Doll (チャイナ・ドール)
Modern and sophisticated Hong Kong cuisine restaurant. Very spacious and reasonable price.
Kids and wallet friendly. They have comfy sofas that I always feel comfortable sitting on. The foods are also good!
Varieties of “Wain (wine)” and “Suage (deep-fried without coating)” chickens welcome you here. They use Daisen chickens which represent Tottori Prefecture. They have sweetness in the flavor and very juicy!
Very delicious! They have not only Japanese flavor but also Thai, Italian flavor chicken dishes as well. Lunch menu is reasonable.
Location: Shinjuku, Shinjuku Nomura Bldg B1F
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ttaK9fBqU4T2
Hours: 11:30-14:00 17:00-24:00
Gonpachi aka Kill Bill restaurant in Nishi-Azabu. High-end Izakaya, modern Japanese style with a hint of western sense. Affordably priced foods and drinks are here.
If you are a fan of Kill Bill, this place is good to visit! Very popular place for tourists. I always take my friends from overseas to this restaurant!
Tsukiji Sushidai (築地 寿司大)
Genuine Edo-style Sushi made with items freshly delivered from Tsukiji fish market. They give taste to the sushi with boil-down soy sauce or salt, which enables you to enjoy the sushi without dipping into soy sauce.
I recommend “Omakase set (a set of the chef’s choice)” which comes with 10 sushis, 1 rolled sushi, omelet and a bowl of soup. And you can order 1 extra sushi at the end!
Web site: http://www.tsukiji-sushidai.com/index.html (JP)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/K5G32a5VD4M2
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30AM – Next morning 4:30AM
Sunday, National Holiday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Aoyama Farmer’s Market (青山ファーマーズマーケット)
Technically this is not a restaurant but an open-air market held only on the weekends at United Nations University in Aoyama. There are varieties of stands selling organic vegetables, coffees, teas and all sort of things. There are food trucks as well and you can enjoy take-out Bentos.
Good place to browse around, have a lazy Sunday brunch or buy fresh foods to cook at your apartment.
Shabu-shabu Onyasai (しゃぶしゃぶ温野菜)
Shabu-shabu chain restaurant located throughout Japan. Enjoy cooking Japanese fresh vegetables and finely selected meats in varieties of boiling soup stocks at your own table.
This is one of the unique Japanese restaurant style; you cook and eat at your own table. Great for family and group!
Web site: http://www.onyasai.com (JP)
English Menu: PDF
Location: Asakusa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Yoyogi, Roppongi and other locations
[Ueno] https://goo.gl/maps/o5dRrrGigCr https://goo.gl/maps/6nMDkXz2mpt
[Shibuya] https://goo.gl/maps/dKNXgZEJJX82 https://goo.gl/maps/sWUgjWc5nBQ2
[Shinjuku] https://goo.gl/maps/kGrg2GbrZ992 https://goo.gl/maps/HNKy42dwkbu https://goo.gl/maps/4tPApyZSnvD2
Since 1889, they have been continuing to inherit the traditional taste of Tempura. The building itself is a registered tangible cultural property.
I visited this place last week. We were in the line for good 2 hours even it was a weekday lunch time. But it was worthy to wait in the line. You can enjoy the authentic Tempura and the old Japanese interior also.
Web site: http://www.dotenoiseya.jp/ (JP)
English Menu: PDF
Location: Minowa (Hibiya line)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GZfAej8XQzC2
Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM only
Closed: Wednesday, 4th Tuesday
* Credit card not available
Otako (JP) (Hot Pot Cooking): https://goo.gl/maps/6NRawRxKmkL2
Imahan (Sukiyaki): https://goo.gl/maps/riVuVNfmtaz
Kisoji (Shabu-shabu) : https://goo.gl/maps/WUU7TAAqw9x
Kani Doraku (JP) (Crab Cuisine): https://goo.gl/maps/FeRMCTaG7Fn
Ikesu Mumon (JP) (Fugu, Shabu-shabu): https://goo.gl/maps/Ff8JxkdfrWk
Ootoya (JP) (Japanese) : 8 restaurants in Shinjuku
New York Grill (American): https://goo.gl/maps/Jc9nVC2TTyz
Omni Shokudou (JP) (Korean): https://goo.gl/maps/ZP2Bd7n7dk72
Erawan (JP) (Thai): https://goo.gl/maps/ajH9mLy5BCT2
Tsuru Ton Tan (JP) (Udon noodle): https://goo.gl/maps/kRHv47EVYhN2
Butayasampachi (Pork BBQ Izakaya): https://goo.gl/maps/ewimH7rsk1T2
Samrat (Indian): https://goo.gl/maps/UeX555ZmThP2
Tsunahachi (Tempura) : https://goo.gl/maps/5wxbeaqjSVp
Jojoen (Korean BBQ) (JP) : https://goo.gl/maps/oKecvT1aNH32
Gyutan Negishi (Beef Tongue, a specialty of Sendai) : https://goo.gl/maps/BYCmwQbWk252 https://goo.gl/maps/LTfmj5kTXt72
Kani Doraku (JP) (Crab Cuisine): https://goo.gl/maps/dcyFpAqJEvN2
CICADA (Mediterranean cuisine): https://goo.gl/maps/KEFumHhGPDA2
Mercer Cafe Terrace House (JP) (Italian/Cafe): https://goo.gl/maps/xM9qypbU6QM2
Monsoon Cafe (Vietnamese): https://goo.gl/maps/poc5q7bmV342
Samrat (Indian): https://goo.gl/maps/BkKDQUWxv5y https://goo.gl/maps/TjxzFc1hbvz
Tsunahachi (Tempura) : https://goo.gl/maps/xZNw5eEPcAr https://goo.gl/maps/AKuceaHEkwG2
Jojoen (Korean BBQ) (JP) : https://goo.gl/maps/VQT8S3Ho5sP2
Gyutan Negishi (Beef Tongue, a specialty of Sendai) : https://goo.gl/maps/rMxxzwjC1EK2
Kisoji (Shabu-shabu): https://goo.gl/maps/o9sUFGBebN42
Jojoen (Korean BBQ) (JP) : https://goo.gl/maps/UwqUGxhXua22
Gyutan Negishi (Beef Tongue, a specialty of Sendai) : https://goo.gl/maps/Pf85gLdKqw62
INAKAYA (Robatayaki/Japanese traditional) : https://goo.gl/maps/zxhqcVP1Pyr
Tsuru Ton Tan (JP) (Udon Noodle) : https://goo.gl/maps/ZvTdSNtzR8E2
Jojoen (Korean BBQ) (JP) : https://goo.gl/maps/Nnx9fQHUGDn