Although we have different reasons for travelling, a lot of people probably want to go on a holiday that is a bit more luxurious than usual when celebrating an anniversary and other events. This article will introduce 15 restaurants with superb locations in Tokyo which will surely leave a vivid memory of your travel!
1. Antica Osteria Del Ponte (Marunouchi)
Antica Osteria Del Ponte is the only international branch of the best restaurant in Milan, which is the second establishment in Italy to have received the highest rating from a world famous gourmet guide. This restaurant allows you to savor dishes while taking in the Tokyo night view from the 36th floor of the Marunouchi Building, which is said to represent Tokyo. Their seasoned chefs use carefully-selected, high-grade Japanese ingredients to create the best Italian dishes. Their [Gran Gourmand] (19,000 JPY) is a full course which includes short pasta, sauteed wild Japanese halibut, and roasted domestic deer filet among others. Do try out their marvelous Italian dishes!
Antica Osteria Del Ponte
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: None *Closed when Marunouchi Bldg. is closedAverage price
: [Dinner] 23,000 JPY / [Lunch] 7,000 JPY
Address: 36F, Marunochi Bldg., 2-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, TokyoMore Details
2. Machiavelli Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)
Machiavelli is best known as a long-established winery built in 1639 in the ancient Italian City of Florence. This is the only Italian restaurant from this chain outside of Italy. They serve traditional Tuscan cuisine known for its meat-based dishes and tasteful cheese. Among these, we suggest the [Machiavelli C Course] (8,200 JPY) which lets you fully savor the charm of Tuscan cuisine. You can also thoroughly enjoy a full course meal with 9 dishes including pasta, fish, and meat dishes, while admiring the Shinjuku nightscape.
Machiavelli Shinjuku Branch
: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm), Teatime 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Diner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAddress
: 3F, Odakyu Department Store Main Building, 1-1-3, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoMore Details
3. Peter (Hibiya)
The Peninsula Tokyo is a hotel built in a perfect location overlooking the Kokyo Gaien National Gardens and the Hibiya Park (Hibiya Koen). Housed in its highest level, on the 24th floor, is the steak and grill restaurant "Peter". They serve a variety of delicious steak and grilled dishes, which you can enjoy with the city's romantic nightscape from approximately 100 m above ground. Their dishes are made by dynamically grilling carefully-selected ingredients such as Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), US prime beef, Matsuzaka pork and seasonal seafood. Both the taste and serving size comes in satisfying proportions! They also have a wide variety of wine and cocktails.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bar: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday, Saturday] 12:00 pm - 1:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPYAddress
: 24F, The Peninsula Tokyo, 1-8-1, Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, TokyoMore Details
4. Miyuki (Mejiro)
Miyuki is located inside Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, popular for its elegance and hospitality. It is best known for its Kaiseki cuisine (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol), sushi and teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle), which you can enjoy in a Japanese-style room with a panoramic view of a Japanese-style garden. Miyuki is well-equipped for any dish or occasion as it has private rooms, a sushi counter, a teppanyaki counter and table seats with the sound of koto (Japanese stringed musical instrument) playing inside the restaurant. The wide variety of Japanese courses like Kaiseki or high grade style are popular among visitors to Japan for its flavor and delicate arrangement filled with a seasonal vibe.
: Lunch 11:30 am (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm), Breakfast 7:00 am (L.O. 10:00 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 10,000 JPYAddress
: 2F, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, 2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, TokyoMore Details
5. Oshima Chinju (Marunouchi)
This popular restaurant serving Japanese cuisine is housed in the Marunouchi building, where you can enjoy the view of Tokyo Station sporting a beautiful retro exterior. Serving traditional Kaga cuisine, Oshima Chinju started as an old Japanese inn located in the Yamanaka Onsen in Kaga, Ishikawa prefecture. [Jibu-ni] is a local dish made by stewing aigamo meat (crossbred duck) and seasonal vegetables. This special dish is included in a wide variety of courses. It has the umami (Japanese savory taste) of duck meat, the nourishment of vegetables, and the deep flavor of dashi (broth). Their [Tai-don] (rice bowl dish with sea bream) (3,350 JPY) is a must-try on the lunch menu. This meal has two kinds of delicious taste. Initially it is a rice bowl dish topped with fresh sea bream, which is then transformed into a different dish by pouring some dashi on it.
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAddress
: 7F, Marunouchi Hotel, 1-6-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, TokyoMore Details
6.BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE TOKYO (Ginza)
Alain Ducasse is a world-famous master chef in French cuisine. BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE TOKYO is a first-rate restaurant born from the collaboration between this French chef and the fashion brand Channel. This restaurant is located in a splendid location as it is on the 10th floor of the Channel Building in Ginza, Tokyo's top business district. They serve French dishes made from Kamakura vegetables harvested that morning, seasonal seafood, and carefully-selected meat procured by the chef from the market every morning. They have over 2,000 bottles of wine, so please ask the sommelier for recommendations on the best bottle of wine.
BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE TOKYO
: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: Monday, Tuesday, Summer Season, Beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,500 JPYAddress
: 10F, Channel Ginza Bldg., 3-5-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
7. The Oak Door (Roppongi)
The Oak Door is a popular steak house located on the 6th floor of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi. They are hugely popular for meat dishes and steaks, which can be enjoyed in terrace seats like the hanging garden. Their specialty [Domestic F1 Tomahawk Steak 56 oz] is an F1 beef bone-in steak which combines the tenderness of lean Holstein and the rich, nourishment of local beef. It's also popular for its extra-large serving of 1,600 g. If you prefer a casual menu, we suggest the [Oak Door Burger] which uses 100% local beef patty.
The Oak Door
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Afternoon 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm), *The Oak Door Bar is open from 11:30 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Afternoon 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm), *The Oak Door Bar is open from 11:30 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAddress
: 6F, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3, Roppongi, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
8. Madame Shrimp (Shimbashi)
Madame Shrimp is a restaurant, which serves shrimp dishes and a wide variety of wine. Try to taste the difference between over 15 types of shrimp, which include the Japanese white shrimp from Toyama, the extremely rare budo-ebi (a type of shrimp) from Rausu in Hokkaido, lobster and Japanese spiny lobster! [Cream Sauce Made from Sea Urchin and Lobster Dashi] (2,680 JPY) is a popular pasta dish which combines lobster and uni (sea urchin), creating an umami harmony. Try savoring this dish on a counter seat on the 4th floor, while gazing at the night view of Ginza.
: [Weekdays] 6:00 pm - 3:30 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: 6,000 JPYAddress
: B2F, Plaza Ginza Bldg., 8-4-27, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
9. Steak House Hama (Roppongi)
Steak House Hama Roppongi Branch is a long-established teppanyaki restaurant with more than 50 years of history. They are popular for their dynamically and subtly grilled dishes made from first grade A5 Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) personally selected by the seasoned head chef, with abalones and shrimps directly delivered from Tsukiji market. If you want to eat as much first-grade meat as you want, we recommend the [Elegant Course] (30,000 JPY). They have a wide variety of dishes which use high-grade ingredients such as Matsusaka beef, caviar, and seasonal seafood. For the more luxurious, you can use a private room for an extra charge.
Steak House Hama
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAddress
: 7-2-10, Roppongi, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
10. Mutsukari (Ginza)
This restaurant mainly serves traditional Kyoto dishes and is popular for delicious Japanese cuisine mixed with a touch of modern style and aesthetics. The interior is divided into 3 floors, but the main dining hall with an open kitchen, filled with energy, is the most popular among these. They have 3 kinds of courses, first of which is the [Mutsukari Vegetable Course] (13,000 JPY) with 10 dishes made entirely from vegetables. The [Seasonal Vegetable Jelly] is made from 16 kinds of colorful and fresh vegetables, which is a well-arranged Japanese-style dish that is both delicious and colorful.
: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm *Arrival accepted until 20.30Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: 17,000 JPYAddress
: 6-7F, Pony Bldg., 5-5-19, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
11. Faro Shiseido (Shimbashi)
Faro Shiseido is an Italian restaurant managed by Shiseido Parlour, the long-established Western restaurant of the Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido Group. Their window seats allow you to enjoy your food while gazing at the scenery of Ginza. This restaurant has received acknowledgement from a world famous gourmet guide for 9 consecutive years, so the delicious taste of their pasta, and meat and fish dishes are certified! Eat your fill of the wide variety of offerings from their à la carte, such as [Snow Crab Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce Full of Umami (3,200 JPY)], made from tomato sauce and homemade pasta, and known for its flavor.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays (Irregular) *Open on Sunday if Monday is a National Holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Address: 10F, Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg., 8-8-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
12. L'OSIER (Ginza)
L'OSIER is a French restaurant which has been consistently at the forefront of Japanese gourmet food culture since its' establishment in 1973. The gorgeous interior of the restaurant enhances the taste of their dishes. They use a wide variety of ingredients selected by the chef, who personally goes to the places of production. They have a variety of first-grade French dishes made from fresh, domestic seafood such as the Japanese halibut and red tilefish. Enjoy the taste of world-class gourmet dishes, one of which is the [Butter Poach Abalone with Hanahoshiso, Risotto with Wild Nori and Raw Uni Bullion Sauce] (11,000 JPY).
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] From 22,000 JPY / [Lunch] From 10,000 JPYAddress
: 7-5-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
13. Voie Lactee (Kamiyacho)
Voie Lactee is popular as a hidden French restaurant known only by a handful of gourmets. The extraordinary interior of the restaurant, with its ceiling, patterned with a starry night, and a large window facing the greenery-filled garden, gives a sense of excitement for their food. For lunch, we recommend the [Grilled Daisen Chicken Thigh with Herbs] (2,400 JPY), where the herbs enhances the rich and wholesome flavor of the chicken meat. For an à la carte dinner, we recommend the extremely tender [Domestic Beef Cheek Meat Stewed in Red Wine].
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm *Customers will be accepted until 8:00 pm, reservation is required for dinner, Teatime 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmClosed
: Monday (If a National Holiday falls on a Monday, the restaurant will be closed the following weekday)Average price
: 12,000 JPYAddress
: Inside Musée Tomo, 4-1-35, Toranomon, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
14. Unkai (Tameike-sanno)
Despite being near Tokyo's business districts such as Akasaka and Roppongi, Unkai is a popular Japanese restaurant which allows you to admire a Japanese-style garden with a beauty that changes each season. Kaiseki cuisine (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol) is recommended. Savor the diverse taste and beauty of Japanese food with seasonal seafood sashimi and stew that exhibits the skills of the chef. If you like meat dishes, we recommend the [Top 3 Beef Sukiyaki-style Shabu-Shabu with Seasonal Vegetables] (6000 JPY plus tax) which allows you to taste the top 3 beef of Japan. They also serve a wide variety of wine and sake (Japanese alcohol).
: [Weekdays] Lunch From 11:30 am (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner From 5:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch From 11:30 am (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner From 4:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPYAddress
: 3F, ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo, 1-12-33, Akasaka, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
15. Sushi Saitou (Roppongi-itchome)
Sushi Saitou is one of the must-go popular restaurants for trying nigiri-zushi (hand-formed sushi) in Tokyo. This simple restaurant, which only has plain wood counters, exudes a relaxing atmosphere and serves a wide variety of carefully made sushi and sashimi. The delicious taste of their dishes is certified by their highly acclaimed rating from a world-renowned gourmet guide, which they have received for the last 6 consecutive years! Savor the taste of first-class and genuine sushi with the [Chef's Selection Sushi] (5,000 JPY) for lunch and the [Chef's Selection Course] (21,000 JPY) for dinner.
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dinner From 6:00 pmClosed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Ark Hills South Tower, 1-4-5, Roppongi, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
Tokyo is bustling with the world's connoisseurs looking for the best taste, so apart from the 15 restaurants that we introduced above, there are also several first-class restaurants located in superb locations in Tokyo. Have some of the best times of your life here while enjoying the atmosphere, scenery, and of course, the taste of these restaurants.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.