12 Restaurants to Visit After a Day of Shopping in Harajuku

Publish-date: Sep 15 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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12 Restaurants to Visit After a Day of Shopping in Harajuku

The area between Harajuku Station and Omote-sando Station is well-known for shopping and sightseeing, and is popular with tourists from both Japan and abroad. It is a lively area packed with restaurants that you can visit for lunch, dinner, or tea time. There are quieter restaurants too, hidden away on the rooftop of a building or down a side street. Check out these restaurants that serve a variety of different cuisines, including Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. There are some gastropubs in the mix as well, which are perfect if you’re looking for a place to have a drink.

1. Jardin de LUSEINE

1. Jardin de LUSEINE

Jardin de LUSEINE is located inside a large house, which has an elegant atmosphere created by antique furnishings. Their popular [Mont Saint-Michel Omelet with Small Shrimp Risotto] makes use of seasonal ingredients and is a beautifully presented French dish of shrimp risotto topped with a fluffy, meringue-like omelet. They have lunch sets where you can get dishes like [Gratin] and [LUSEINE Special Beef Stew], along with bread and coffee. Their [Anniversary Course] is perfect for special occasions and comes with a birthday cake made by a patissier.

Jardin de LUSEINE

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm, Course L.O. 8:00 pm), Teatime 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), Bar Time 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*There is a 10% service charge from 6:00 pm onwards.
Closed: Monday
*If Monday falls on a national holiday, closed on Tuesday instead
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from both Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station and Exit B3 of Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station. It is on the west side of Harajuku Alta.
Address: 1-16-3, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Aoyama Spain Bar El Vuelo

2. Aoyama Spain Bar El Vuelo

This restaurant located along Aoyama Street (Aoyama-dori) serves a variety of meat, such as carefully selected Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and wild game. This meat is cooked in various styles, such as Italian and Spanish. Dishes like [Assortment of 3 Kinds of Chef's Recommended Meats (250g)], which could include anything from Wagyu and Iberico pork to lamb on-the-bone and horse meat, and [Assortment of 5 Kinds of Charcuterie] that comes with cured ham, salami, and pâté, go great with their large selection of wine from Italy and France. They also have an extensive lunch menu where you can savor the umami of meat, featuring items such as [Double Iberico Pork Salted Hamburg Steak] and [Charcoal-grilled Beef Sirloin Steak].

Aoyama Spain Bar El Vuelo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
*On Friday, this changes to: Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit B2 of Omote-sando Station. Walk down Aoyama Street towards Shibuya. The restaurant is in the Success Aoyama building along this street.
Address: 2F, Success Aoyama Bldg., 5-50-6, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. MUSHROOM TOKYO

3. MUSHROOM TOKYO

MUSHROOM TOKYO is a restaurant specializing in dishes made using domestically grown mushrooms. Items such as [Slivered Mushrooms], which is a salad of mushrooms sliced as thin as leaves, and the [Whole Giant Mushroom Steak] that's overflowing with umami (Japanese savory taste), come highly recommended. With the [Mixed Plate Lunch], which is available on weekdays, you can enjoy a buffet of mushroom salads, along with a meat dish, cooked vegetables, quiche, multigrain rice, and more! Why not enjoy some wine from various parts of the world with your dinner, too?

MUSHROOM TOKYO

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Friday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
*If Monday falls on a national holiday, closed on Tuesday instead
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station
5-minute walk from Omote-sando Station
7-minute walk from Harajuku Station
Address: 1F, Okajima Bldg., 6-2-4, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Locanda F.Q.

4. Locanda F.Q.

This is a chic Italian restaurant with a brickwork facade that has been in business for 40 years in Harajuku. They serve beautifully presented, seasonal dishes made with vegetables procured directly from producers in Yachimata-shi, Chiba, as well as meat and fish carefully selected by the chefs. Their [Seafood Soup], consisting of mussels, shrimps, scallops, and clams, has plenty of umami and has been a popular item since they first opened. Their [F.Q. Lunch] consists of an appetizer, a main pasta dish, and a drink. It allows customers to sample the flavors of this famous restaurant. There is a wide selection of appetizers, pasta, and fish and meat dishes for both lunch and dinner.

Locanda F.Q.

Open: Lunch 11:45 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 4 of [Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station]
6-minute walk from both Exit A1 of [Omote-sando Station] and the Omote-sando Exit of [Harajuku Station]
Address: 5-10-10, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Toyko (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. LoyKratong Resort

5. LoyKratong Resort

At LoyKratong Resort, you can enjoy Thai cuisine made by a chef who specialized in French cuisine. They are popular for their stylishly prepared dishes, such as the [Green Curry Risotto of Snow Crab] and the [Tom Yum Goong Pie with Foie Gras], which is a pot pie of tom yum goong soup. With the lunch set, you can get [Pad Thai], [LoyKratong Special Kra Prao Rice], or other dishes, along with baguette and a drink. Their lunch and dinner courses, which come with a main fish or meat dish, are recommended for special occasions and dates.

LoyKratong Resort

Open: [Monday - Friday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm) *Finishes at 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) on Tuesday
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
*Business hours may change on weekends and national holidays if the restaurant is booked for private events.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station
8-minute walk from Omote-sando Station
*Located on the top floor of the building that H&M Harajuku Branch is housed in
Address: 8F, The Ice Cubes, 1-8-10, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Eggs 'n Things Harajuku Branch

6. Eggs 'n Things Harajuku Branch

At Eggs 'n Things, you can enjoy breakfast options like [BLT Sandwich] and [Cereal Bowl] from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. They also have an extensive food menu that features Hawaiian meals like the [Ahi Poke Bowl], [Loco Moco], and a variety of eggs benedict. If you're interested in dessert, they have options for both lunch and dinner, such as French toast, waffles, and pancakes stacked 15cm high that are topped with whipped cream. There's even a kids' menu, making this restaurant a great option for families exploring Harajuku.

Eggs 'n Things Harajuku Branch

Open: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 2,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station
Address: 4-30-2, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Longing House Cafe -Jingu mae-

7. Longing House Cafe -Jingu mae-

This vegan restaurant has a chef who holds a vegetable sommelier qualification. Their [Soybean Meat Vege Cheese Hamburg], made with plenty of soy meat, is a particularly filling dish with a sour tinge from the tomato sauce. Some of their popular options for lunch include [Pasta Lunch] and [Salad Buffet Lunch], which includes soup, bread, and a drink. The colorful [Sandwich Lunch] is also recommended, as it lets you properly taste the umami of the vegetables.

Longing House Cafe -Jingu mae-

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm, Salad Buffet L.O. 4:00 pm)
Closed: Monday, Beginning and end of the year
*If Monday falls on a national holiday, closed on Tuesday instead
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit A2 of Omote-sando Station
5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station
Address: 4-22-9, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Keisuke Matsushima

8. Keisuke Matsushima

Surrounded by trees, Keisuke Matsushima is located in a grove by Togo Shrine. They serve top-class southern French cuisine, created by a chef who has been recognized in a world-renowned gourmet guide. Their signature dish, [Wasabi Flavor Joshu Beef Mille-feuille], is a perfect combination of a sauce that contains wasabi and juicy beef. Their [Menu TGV] lunch, consisting of a set of items recommended by the chef, is only available on weekdays. Their [Menu Prix-fixe] is also recommended, and comes with your choice of appetizer, main, and dessert. If you're there for dinner, try their course meal that's filled with dishes recommended by the chef.

Keisuke Matsushima

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *Dinner on Sunday is 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
*Closed during the beginning and end of the year. May be closed if booked for private events.
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from both Exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station and the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station
Address: 1F, Park Court Jingu-mae, 1-4-20, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. FRATELLI PARADISO

9. FRATELLI PARADISO

FRATELLI PARADISO is a popular Italian restaurant in Sydney, Australia. It has a sleek, black interior. Try their [Costata di Manzo Aged Angus Beef Ribeye 1kg] is a dish of beef that has been aged for 3 weeks to bring out its umami, and is recommended for sharing. Or you can try their [Pasta Scampi], which is a dish that is also popular in their main branch in Sydney. It consists of handmade pasta and delicious shrimps. Besides these, they have an extensive a la carte menu filled with tastefully arranged meat, fish, pasta, and vegetable dishes, as well as course meals.

FRATELLI PARADISO

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: According to Omotesando Hills' opening hours
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit A2 of Omote-sando Station. Located on 3F of Omotesando Hills' Main Building.
Address: 3F, Omotesando Hills Main Bldg., 4-12-10, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. D's Mediterranean Kitchen

10. D's Mediterranean Kitchen

This restaurant serves unique Mediterranean cuisine using a variety of ingredients, such as meat, fish, beans, vegetables, cheese, and herbs. Some of their recommended dishes include the [Lahmajoun] - a baked, pizza-like dish of thin dough topped with lamb; a seafood and cannellini bean salad called [Fasolada]; and [Kakavia], which is a bouillabaisse made with plenty of seafood. For lunch, try the [Moussaka Plate], which is a Greek lasagne-like dish, or the [Souvlaki] that features chicken skewers.

D's Mediterranean Kitchen

Open: [Weekends] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit A2 of Omote-sando Station
Address: B1F, Harajuku Beam-Square, 4-6-8, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Suginoko Aoyama Branch

11. Suginoko Aoyama Branch

With vermilion walls and paper sliding doors, this chic and relaxing restaurant is a must-visit. Their affordable lunch is available to order until 3:00 pm, and consists of 2 small sides, salad, pickles, and pork soup, along with a choice of main. Examples of the main include [Rice Bowl with Kirishima Berkshire Pork Cooked Teriyaki Style], [Shogayaki] (pork cooked in ginger sauce), and [Tonkatsu] (fried pork cutlet). They also have a course meal where you can pick a main from dishes like [Berkshire Pork Shabu-shabu] (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), [Berkshire Pork Steamed in a Bamboo Basket], and [Tomato Cheese Curry Hot Pot]. It also comes with a range of appetizers, grilled dishes, and deep-fried items. Their drinks menu features a selection of sake and shochu (two types of Japanese alcohol), along with wine and cocktails, making it a great place to go with friends for a few drinks and a bite to eat.

Suginoko Aoyama Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
*400 JPY table charge for dinner service. It does not apply to customers ordering courses.
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit A1 of Omote-sando Station
Address: 3F, 3-8-12, Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Mercer Brunch Terrace House Tokyo

12. Mercer Brunch Terrace House Tokyo

Located on the top floor of a designer building, this restaurant is decorated like a penthouse that you might find in New York. Their varied menu consists mainly of Italian cuisine. The recommended dish here is the luxurious [Foie Gras Truffle Rice], where garlic rice is topped with fluffy scrambled egg, foie gras, and truffle. They have a large selection of other dishes that make use of meat, fish, pasta, and vegetables, such as [Penne with Rocket Herb Butter and Tankaku Beef] and [Rare Herby Breaded Skipjack Tuna]. Give this restaurant a try the next time you're planning a get-together with friends or a date!

Mercer Brunch Terrace House Tokyo

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Friday - Sunday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk (321m) from Exit B2 of Omote-sando Station
Address: 4 - 5F, Urban Terrace Aoyama, 5-50-3, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Sep 15 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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