13 Romantic Restaurants in the Fashion Capital of Harajuku

Publish-date: Jun 26 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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13 Romantic Restaurants in the Fashion Capital of Harajuku

Harajuku is the pop culture capital of Japan. Aside from shopping at Takeshita Street, this place is also filled with nearby spots like Ura-Harajuku, Omotesando and the Meiji Shrine. Standing at the forefront of the current trends, Harajuku is also home to several popular restaurants! With this in mind, this article features restaurants located in the area that are perfect as date spots. These restaurants widely range from authentic French cuisine to pancakes, so you will definitely find the perfect one for you.

1. Jardin de LUSEINE

1. Jardin de LUSEINE
Jardin de LUSEINE serves vibrant dishes made from seasonal ingredients. They have an [Annivesary Course] for birthdays and anniversaries, making this the perfect spot for couples. All of their French dishes feature a large volume of seasonal ingredients! Aside from the taste, you will also surely enjoy the visually stunning, abundant selection of dishes. Spend a special date at this hidden, resort-style restaurant.

Jardin de LUSEINE

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm), Last Order for Course Meals at 8:00 pm, Service Charge of 10% after 6:00 pm / Bar Open 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm), Service Charge of 10% after 6:00 pm / Teatime 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (last order 5:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Located in the building on the west of Harajuku Alta, a 3-minute walk from Harajuku Station (take the Takeshita Exit) or Meiji-jingumae Station (take Exit B3).
Address: 1-16-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA

2. KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA
Enjoy authentic French cuisine in a quiet environment like a hidden space in the midst of a forest! In KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA, the owner and chef, who has received awards for his authentic French cooking for 10 consecutive years, serves up a variety of dishes. You should definitely try what is considered their most popular dish, the [KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA Specialty Wasabi-Flavored Shangzhou Beef Mille-Feuille]. They have a fully private room equipped with a sofa so you can enjoy a date with your special someone without any intrusions.

KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
May be closed during the New Year's holiday or during occasions where the restaurant is fully booked. Call the retaurant directly for more information.
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY (a casual dinner is available for 5,000 JPY) / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY (lunch for 2,800 JPY available during weekdays)
Access: 10-minute walk from Exit 5 of Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station, 10-minute walk from Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station
Address: 1F, Park Court Jingumae, 1-4-20, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Solomons

3. Solomons
This restaurant will surely move you to tears! Why don't you try surprising your special someone with some special table art? Solomons features an abundance of unique performances that will surely surprise your lover for their birthday or your anniversary. Here, you can savor regular Italian cuisine and creative cuisine. This restaurant allows you to enjoy your meal in comfort as it is equipped with private rooms and booths for small groups.

Solomons

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY (Courses start from 2,500 JPY. All-you-can-drink plans are also available) / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY (Courses start from 2,000 JPY. You can celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here!)
Access: Head to Meiji-dori from Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station, cross the pedestrian bridge in front of the Harajuku Police Station, and the restaurant can be found behind DIESEL
Address: B1F, Accorder Jingumae, 2-31-20, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. LONGING HOUSE CAFE -Jingu mae-

4. LONGING HOUSE CAFE -Jingu mae-
LONGING HOUSE -Jingu mae- serves dishes made with a large quantity of fresh vegetables. They serve dishes made with vegetables from all over Japan and also offer vibrant vegan dishes that don't contain meat, fish, egg, or dairy products. Among their dishes, their healthy and filling, meat-free [Soy Meat Veggie Cheese Hamburger] is a one-of-a-kind dish. This restaurant is perfect for dates since they have an abundance of healthy dishes that are great for people who like light foods or are on a diet.

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
Open if national holidays such as New Year's holiday fall on a Monday (Closed on the following Tuesday)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit A2 of Omotesando Station, 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station
Address: 4-22-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Eco Farm Cafe 632

5. Eco Farm Cafe 632
The high ceiling and glass walls of this restaurant make for the perfect date spot! They have original dishes made with organic vegetables grown from Eco Farm Cafe 632's own farm. There's a wide variety of simple dishes, such as [Japanese Carpaccio] sprinkled with freshly stocked leafy greens, which draws out the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the ingredients. Aside from chefs, they also have patissiers, so you can also enjoy luxurious pastries commonly found in hotel lounges! This restaurant is a place you'll want to visit to make your special person happy.

Eco Farm Cafe 632

Open: Breakfast 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit 7 of Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station
Address: Piazza Annex, 6-32-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. MUSHROOM TOKYO

6. MUSHROOM TOKYO
If you want to mix things up with your date a little, then look no further and go to MUSHROOM TOKYO. This restaurant serves a number of dishes using a large volume of local mushrooms. The restaurant's specialty is [Chef's Mushroom Pasta of the Week] which uses fresh pasta mixed with mushrooms. The restaurant's recommended dessert is [Mushroom Gelato] - the mushroom and milk flavors will fill your senses! Couples will surely enjoy their unique-tasting dishes that are only served here.

MUSHROOM TOKYO

Open: [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)
[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)
Closed: Monday
*Closed on Tuesday if national holiday is on Monday.
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station, 5-minute walk from Omotesando Station, 7-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station
Address: 1F, Okushima Bldg., 6-2-4, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Minoringo

Minoringo serves curry packed with the umami of ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, and various spices. This restaurant is perfect for dates since they have an abundance of dishes that will please just about anyone! Among these are their curry mixed with plenty of cheese and their large serving of [Pork Curry] with spare ribs. Their most popular dish is their unique [Chicken Curry] cooked without using a single drop of water. If you're feeling hungry while strolling around Harajuku, be sure to enjoy a plate of their delicious and nutritious curry.

Minoringo

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O.)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Monday (Closed on Tuesday if the national holiday falls on a Monday)
Address: 1F, West Bldg., 1-22-7, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. bills

Pancakes are definitely a classic date treat! Among the myriad of pancake restaurants, bills is known for serving the best pancakes in the world. Their standard menu item, [Ricotta Pancake], is something that you absolutely must try. The secret to its popularity is the addictive moderate sweetness of the ricotta cheese. Its fluffy texture will surely put a smile on your face! They also have other dishes such as the vegetable-filled [Sweet Corn Fritters] and the [Tiramisu French Toast].

bills

Open: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Address: 7F, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. ICE MONSTER OMOTESANDO

The shaved ice shop ICE MONSTER OMOTESANDO, which originated from Taiwan, is great for couples that want to try out new things. Here, you can eat visually appealing and delicious shaved ice that has been chosen as one of the 10 best sweets in the world. The best thing about their shaved ice is that the ice itself has flavors like black tea and fruits. One bite of this and you'll be basking in its fine, snow-like texture. [Mango Shaved Ice] is a top recommendation on their menu. The tasty flavor of mango is packed into the cold ice. Their shaved ice comes in a large helping, so it's recommended for couples to share it!

ICE MONSTER OMOTESANDO

Open: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 6-3-7, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. PIZZERIA CANTERA

PIZZERIA CANTERA is an ambient restaurant with a panoramic view of Harajuku. The terrace seats have an open atmosphere that you wouldn't think is possible in an urban center! This restaurant serves special natural wine and Italian cuisine, such as their very fragrant pizza made from Hokkaido whole wheat flour. They have a wide variety of tapas such as [Dry-Cured Ham] and [Chickpea Fritto], which will have you reaching for more and more wine to go with them! The recommended pizza is the regular [Marinara] which features the exquisite flavors of its dough. Share a pleasant conversation with your loved one while you savor the view and food.

PIZZERIA CANTERA

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,501 JPY - 4,000 JPY
Address: 9F, Q plaza HARAJUKU, 6-28-6, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. BURN SIDE ST CAFE

This pancake cafe is widely popular in Western Japan, and its finally opened a branch in Harajuku! The chic glass walls of the cafe will surely add some spice to your date. Aside from their fluffy pancakes and tiramisu, they also have [Custom Burger] and [Original Hotdog], which are perfect for those who don't fancy sweets. If you're worried about getting a good, nutritionally balanced meal, you can also order their [Jar Salad] to supplement your pancakes! They also have limited edition seasoanl pancakes so you'll want to take a visit here every season.

BURN SIDE ST CAFE

Open: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. Food 8:00 pm, Drink 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 4-29-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. RAINBOW PANCAKE

True to its name, RAINBOW PANCAKE is a place adorned with all the colors of the rainbow. They have several meals and cafe food perfect for every situation. [Macadamia Nut Sauce], which is popular even in Hawaii, is highly recommended! The fluffy pancake is topped generously with macadamia nut sauce, giving it a naturally sweet and rich taste. For only 2,000 JPY and up to 90 minutes, you can dine in their rainbow private room, which is perfect for couples who want to spend a relaxing moment together!

RAINBOW PANCAKE

Open: (2F) Table seats 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm)
(1F) Private room 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday *Closed on Wednesday if a national holiday falls on Tuesday
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 4-28-4, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. LOLA's Cupcakes

Your partner will be absolutely delighted once you take them to LOLA's Cupcakes. Their store is filled with lines of colorful and cute cupcakes that look like they've come straight out of a picture book. Not only are these cupcakes cute, but they are also delicious! These are a little bit sweeter than many desserts in Japan, so feel free to enjoy them with a cup of black coffee. Aside from this, during some seasons, they also have colorful and cute drinks like [Cupcake Shake]! Even choosing cupcakes together will surely be fun in this exciting shop!

LOLA's Cupcakes

Open: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, CasCade Harajuku, 1-10-37, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jun 13 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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