Roppongi - an attractive place for those with slightly more sophisticated tastes and home to a plethora of refined restaurants. This article introduces 15 particularly fancy restaurants in Roppongi.
1. Modern Kaiseki Cuisine Terra (Japanese Cuisine)
This place was established in the autumn of 2017 by the head chef, who honed his skills overseas. Inside its subdued yet refined interiors decorated in a modern Japanese style, you can dine either at a table or the wide counter, from which you can observe the chef’s skills up close. There’s also private rooms that can fit up to 8 people, making them perfect for group gatherings or business dinners. Experience their delicious flavors and gorgeous plating with their courses, such as the [Golden Egg with Sea Urchin] (1,000 JPY), an exquisite dish with a beautiful arrangement and umami (Japanese savory taste) of dashi (broth), uni (sea urchin), and eggs. Also, while you're there, savor the restaurant’s combination of unique dishes made with many seasonal ingredients and wines selected by the sommelier!
Modern Kaiseki Cuisine Terra
Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: 15,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Marusho Kobayashi Bldg., 5-1-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2. Azure 45 (French Cuisine)
At this restaurant, you can enjoy a nighttime view from the 45th floor together with over 400 varieties of wine and trend-setting French food prepared by the chef, Shintaro Miyazaki. His unique way of cooking involves pairing classic combinations of ingredients with a variety of cooking techniques, resulting in modern takes on French dishes. One such dish is the [Roast Bazas Beef from France], which has a hazelnut aroma and is made by cooking the lean meat and the fat separately before plating them together. Another must-try is the [Chef’s Signature Dessert], brought about by Miyazaki’s previous experience as a patissier.
: Lunch from 11:30 am (Last entry 2:00 pm), Dinner from 5:30 pm (Last entry 9:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 18,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPYAddress
: 45F, The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
3. NIRVANA New York (Indian Cuisine & Curry)
This restaurant is the successor of Nirvana, a legendary restaurant from Manhattan. They have table seating by one wall of windows inside its bright and colorful interior that offers a look at a park, but their terrace seats that let you gaze at illuminations are also popular. You can also make use of their gorgeous private rooms that can accommodate up to 8 guests. The chef here focuses on highlighting top-quality ingredients, which is why they use minimal seasoning instead of piling on an array of spices. One dish worth trying is the [Ishigaki Beef Korma] (2,500 JPY), which features a combination of coconut with spices that have been roasted to produce a deeper flavor.
NIRVANA New York
: [Weekday] Lunch from 11:00-15:30 (last order at 14:30)[Saturday/Sunday/national holiday] Lunch from 11:00-16:00 (last order at 15:00)[Weekday/Saturday] Dinner from 17:00-00:00 (last order at 22:00)[Sunday/national holiday] Dinner from 17:00-23:00 (last order at 22:00)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,100 JPYAccess
: A five minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line's "Roppongi Station"/ A eight minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line's "Nogizaka Station".Address
: Garden Terrace 1F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details Reservation
4. Union Square Tokyo (Western Cuisine)
Union Square Tokyo promises a special evening with top-class food, a stylish interior, and amazing service. It’s great for a variety of occasions, as it is split into five different zones: the Bar, the Kitchen Dining Room, the Main Dining Room, the Private Dining Room, and the Garden Terrace. Their dishes are stunning and refined, and are based on the concept of “use seasonal produce, show off the ingredients, and stick to simple combinations.” An example of this is the [Tenderloin Steak of Furuno Beef from Fukuoka] (from 5,700 JPY (plus tax) for 150g), which is exceptionally delicious. The [Chef’s Salad] (from 2,600 JPY (plus tax) for the regular size) is another popular delicacy filled with 12 different kinds of seasonal vegetables, steaming-hot chicken, shrimp, and boiled eggs. There’s even a list of reasonably-priced wines for you to casually enjoy!
Union Square Tokyo
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
*Closing days and operating hours follow Tokyo MidtownAverage price
: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAddress
: D-B112, B1, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, 9-7-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
5. Suiren (Japanese Cuisine)
At this restaurant, which has its main branch in Kyoto, you can savor Kyoto cuisine that shows off the sensibilities of the chef. Within its wooden interiors, there are counter seats that you can casually make use of, as well as private rooms that can handle anywhere from 4 to 8 people. Since this restaurant picks and stocks seasonal produce from western Japan like Kyo-yasai (traditional vegetables from Kyoto), you might be able to encounter ingredients that are rare to find in Tokyo! The most popular course out of the three chef’s selection courses available on the menu is the [Chef’s Selection Naka] (13,000 JPY (plus tax)), which is a kaiseki (traditional Japanese course cuisine) that expresses the seasons using plenty of seasonal product. A popular option for lunch is the [Kyo Osechi-ju] (3,600 JPY (plus tax)), which consists of a variety of dishes brought out one at a time in boxes. You shouldn't miss out on this restaurant, which is so devoted to their cuisine that they polish their rice in-house each morning.
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: *Follows Tokyo Midtown
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Garden Terrace, Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
6. LB6 (Gastropub)
Inside this up-class getaway, you will find table and counter seats that overlook a kitchen with an oven and grill. They are very particular about their ingredients, and the vegetables for the [Bagna Cauda] (1,100 JPY (plus tax)) are directly shipped in from Hanasato, a farm in Saitama Prefecture that only uses certain kinds of soil and fertilizer. Additionally, they procure whole pigs straight from contracted farms for their [Homemade Hirai Pork Thigh Ham] (980 JPY (plus tax) for the M size). You can also order around 10 to 15 unique varieties of wine, selected from across the world, by the glass. With a closing time of 5:00 am, as well as extensive tapas and dessert menus, this restaurant proves itself to be sufficient for various situations.
: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am *Open on SundayClosed
: NoneAverage price
: 3,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Landic Roppongi Bldg., 4-11-13, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
7. Koho (Sichuan Cuisine)
This restaurant’s name means “working hard to reach the peak and gain wisdom, even if you aren't wise yet,” and the young chef who works at this place has experience training at another restaurant that was listed in a world-renowned gourmet guide. It is equipped with 15 chairs around a counter surrounding an open kitchen, so you won't get bored even if you are dining by yourself. The menu always has over 20 small Chinese dishes, and sometimes even over 30. One such dish is the exquisitely tender and juicy [Sichuan Yodare-Dori], made by slowly cooking chicken breast meat at 50℃ for an hour. There’s also the [Shark Fin Soup], consisting of shark fin in a thick clear broth served in an earthenware pot. The staff also recommend different alcohols like wine or shaoxing wine that go well with their dishes, which is a service you're sure to enjoy!
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: 23,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, PAL Bldg., 3-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
8. Onohan (Japanese Cuisine, Kaiseki)
Relax like you're at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy the food along with the amazing hospitality at this restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine! You will find counter seats as well as private rooms on the second and third floors inside this restaurant established within a home. Through the [Chef’s Selection Course] (20,000 JPY (plus tax)), you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the ingredients that the chef personally went to the market to procure, as it is constructed each day based on the stock of that day. Another stunning dish to try is the [Simmered Nodoguro], a dish of nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch) whose beautifully flakey meat and large amount of fat go well with the salty-sweet broth. On top of all this, they have many famed brands of alcohol, so you can enjoy food and drinks that match the seasons. Since the food they serve changes with each season, you are sure to want to keep returning to this well-known restaurant.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm *Only available to those who reserve a day in advance by 5:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm *Only available to those with reservations
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
*Only available to those with reservations. To make a reservation, book over the phone at least 3 days in advance by 10:00 pm.
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Address: 7-17-2, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
9. Shabuan (Shabu-Shabu & Sukiyaki)
This restaurant evokes the Taisho era by bringing together Western and Japanese elements. It is great for all sorts of occasions such as banquets and business dinners, as they have a reception hall that can fit 60 people and 9 private rooms, including 2 VIP rooms. They stock over 25 famed brands of pork procured directly from producers and serve only the best meat available at the time. Their pork is purposefully cut thickly so that you can thoroughly savor its meaty flavor in their [Pork Shabu], a dish of sliced meat parboiled with vegetables. Apart from shabu-shabu, there are multiple other ways to enjoy branded pork to your heart’s content. For example, you can enjoy pork in a variety of ways through the [All Kinds of Pork Course] (from 4,900 JPY), or you can try the [House Roasted Char Siu] (200 JPY for 1 piece), which is made by cooking the best pork of the day for 2 hours in their special stone oven. You can also order the value [Japanese-Style Lunch Buffet], only available during lunch for just 1,000 JPY.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 2F, 7-5-11, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
10. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (French Cuisine)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a new kind of French restaurant thought up by the internationally-renowned chef, Joël Robuchon. You can watch the chefs at work in their open kitchen, and eat dishes that are cooked simply and arranged in order to highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients. Lunch starts at 3,200 JPY, while dinner starts at 5,200 JPY, and you can choose how many dishes are in your courses depending on your budget. They also have an extensive a la carte menu in which every dish is made with masterful techniques. On top of that, they serve up bread that has been specially baked for the restaurant by the bakery next door! The hospitality of this place is also seen in its menu, which clearly shows if something is suitable for vegetarians or not.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
: Dinner from 6:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch from 11:30 am (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch from 11:30 am (L.O. 3:00 pm)Closed
: *Follows the closing days of Roppongi Hills HillsideAddress
: 2F, Roppongi Hills Hillside, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
11. Chinese Restaurant China Room (Chinese Cuisine)
This restaurant can be found on the 6th floor of Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Within its stylish interiors that house table seats and 6 different kinds of private rooms, you can enjoy iconic dishes and authentic dim sum from the four main culinary regions of China - Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Sichuan - as well as other locales. The dinner menu consists of over 4 kinds of courses, such as the [Monthly Course] (12,000 JPY (plus tax)). They also have a countless number of a la carte dishes like the [Shanghai-Style Truffle Pork Dumpling] (600 JPY (plus tax) for 1 piece). In their lunchtime-only dim sum buffet [A Touch of Heart] (from 5,400 JPY (plus tax)) that’s order style, you can fill your stomach with as much of 3 appetizers, soup, seafood dishes, and meat menu items as you want. It’s an incredibly satisfying experience! You are sure to have a sophisticated time here, whether you come for gatherings with friends or business dinner.
Chinese Restaurant China Room
: Dinner: starts at 6:00 p.m. (last orders at 9:30 p.m.); lunch: starts at 11:30 a.m. (last orders at 2:30 p.m.). Saturday/Sunday/holidays: lunch: starts at 11:30 a.m. (last orders at 3:30 p.m.)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAccess
: Three minutes on foot from the 1C exit of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. Address
: Grand Hyatt Tokyo 6F, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
)More Details Reservation
12. Tachibana (Japanese Cuisine, Kaiseki)
This restaurant is so relaxing and calm that you're bound to forget about the noise and bustle of the big city. The interior is constructed out of wood and contains counter seating and completely private rooms, as well as a kitchen that looks like it belongs in a tea house. They are particular about which ingredients they use, including the ones used for their broths; they only choose the ones that are in season and from select production areas. They even change the utensils used depending on the ingredients! The menu shows off Japan's seasons by making use of in-season ingredients, such as the [Sashimi] that looks like a work of art and the [Stew] in which the katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) is shaved as each order comes in. On top of all that, you can enjoy matcha (powdered green tea) and gyokuro (high-quality green tea) made by the owner who does Japanese tea ceremonies as a hobby, so why not visit to dive deeper into the world of Japanese cuisine?
: [Weekday,Saturday,Day Before Holidays] Dinner 18:00 - 23:00[Tuesday - Saturday,Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 - 15:00Closed
: Public holidays (fixed) Monday lunch (in the case of public holidays the next day)Average price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 9,500 JPYAccess
: MapMore Details
13. Peruvian Restaurant Nazka (Mexican Cuisine, Central and South American Cuisine)
If you want to enjoy Peruvian flavors, give this restaurant a try! Inside its cafe-like interior, you will find many decorations that will remind you of Peru. The owner, who has lived in Peru before, focuses on serving up foods with authentic Peruvian flavors, which have even won the approval of the Embassy of Peru's staff! Their menu is full of variety, from [Anticuchos] (900 JPY) consisting of beef heart skewers with spices like cumin cooked into them, to the [Ceviche] (1,200 JPY), a spicy marinated seafood dish that’s so popular that there are whole restaurants dedicated to it back in Peru! Of course, the drink menu is also full of Peruvian choices, from the [Cusqueña], a beer made in the former capital of Cusco, to the [Cristal] from Peru’s capital, Lima. They'll even make refreshing cocktails using distilled liquor and shakers in front of your eyes!
Peruvian Restaurant Nazka
: Normal hours: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Lunch: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, Dinner: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: MondaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: One minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka StationAddress
: Roppongi diamond Bldg. 1F, 1-26-4 Minami Aoyama , Minato-ku, Tokyo
14. Roppongi Shuen Hotaru (Creative Japanese Cuisine)
You can savor authentic Hakata cuisine at this restaurant. Inside the chic and modern interior designed in a Japanese style, you will find counter seats, large booth seats, and private rooms that can hold anywhere from 2 to 10 people. Their menu is full of exquisite dishes that Kyushu people love, such as the [Hakata Specialty Goma Saba] (1,680 JPY (plus tax)) made with fresh saba (mackerel) caught that very morning that’s been shipped over by air, and the [Hakata Mizutaki] (2,800 JPY (plus tax) for 1 person) with a soup made by boiling chicken bones for half a day. They also stock between 20 to 30 varieties of select alcohol that go well with their dishes, and the staff will help you choose if you ask, so it’s great for sake (a kind of Japanese alcohol) beginners. Enjoy the flavors of Fukuoka, which are difficult to come by in Tokyo!
Roppongi Shuen Hotaru
Open: Dinner: 5:00 p.m.-2:15 a.m.
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY
Access: 5 min. walk from Subway [Roppongi Station]
Address: Roppongi Kitayama Bldg. 2F, 7-3-21 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
15. Roppongi Sawaichi (Japanese Cuisine & Kaiseki)
This traditional Japanese restaurant is housed in a refined-looking residence that gives off a high-class air. You'll find counter seats surrounding a kitchen with a grill, as well as seats on tatami flooring and private rooms, which are a popular choice with a modern Japanese interior design that gives off a fancy atmosphere. The menu mainly consists of chef’s selection courses that start from 15,000 JPY, wherein dishes made with seasonal products and branded alcohol from various parts of Japan are served at your eating pace. Expect to find only the best seafood, as they stock items only when they're at their peak deliciousness from fishing ports all over Japan. They are strict about showing off the true flavors of each ingredient, which is why you can't miss out on trying the fugu (blowfish) in the winter! This reputed restaurant’s food, atmosphere, and service are all top-notch, so why not drop by on a special occasion to have a luxurious time?
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am *Reservation Required For 2 or more people
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line and Oedo Line. 279 meters from Roppongi Station.
Address: 1F, Main Stage Roppongi, 3-9-11, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Roppongi - home to many famous restaurants, including more casual places and high-class, sophisticated ones. While differing in genre and concept, all these choices are quite refined. By all means, gather the courage to enter one of these selections for a good meal.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.