Chinese cuisine in Japan has undergone a remarkable evolution. Beautiful and sophisticated visuals, healthy flavors, and a relaxing atmosphere. Here we introduce 5 restaurants where you can encounter the new charm of Chinese cuisine, born in the metropolis of Tokyo, a place where all culinary cultures, both Western and Eastern, influence each other.
1. Chugokusai ARATA
A creative Chinese course based on Szechuan cuisine and featuring carefully selected ingredients.
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Ningyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Line / 10-minute by Taxi from Tokyo Station
Address: 1F, Kyoei Bldg., 15-17, Kobuna-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Map
Delicious food is available in many dishes, each with small portions. The Evolution of Cantonese Cuisine.
This renowned restaurant has been awarded a star in the Michelin Guide Tokyo for three consecutive years. The restaurant also focuses on pairings based on the theme of "Rennari (connection)," which is also the meaning of the restaurant's name, and the head chef and sommelier will suggest the perfect drink for your course meal. Located just a 5-minute walk from Roppongi 1-Chome Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, we recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner on days when you want to splurge.
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 2 of Roppongi-itchome Station on the Namboku Line / 10-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Hibiya Line
Address: 1F, Azabu S Bldg., 3-4-11, Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo Map
3. Azabu Yung
Sophisticated Cantonese cuisine by an up-and-coming chef attracts the attention of food lovers.
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: Proceed straight along the Aoyama Cemetery, starting from Exit 5. Cross the signal at Lawson and take the narrow path. Continue down the street, and you will find the restaurant next to Butagumi.
Address: 2-24-9, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo Map
4. Minamiaoyama Essence
Carefully selected local ingredients that are gentle on the body are served in beautiful small portions on multiple plates.
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit A4 of Omotesando Station on the Ginza Line / 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Gaienmae Station on the Chiyoda Line, heading towards Shibuya on Aoyama-dori Avenue
Address: 1F, Sunbridge Aoyama, 3-8-2, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Map
5. Chinese Cuisine Cogetsu Ikenohata Main branch
Delicious and healthy Chinese cuisine based on Chinese medicine, "Yakuzen".
Chinese Cuisine Cogetsu Ikenohata Main Branch is prepared by a veteran chef who is certified as a nutritional medicinal herb grand master in Chinese medicine. One of the features of the restaurant is the careful selection of ingredients and the use of approximately 20 kinds of vegetables in a one-course meal. The "Evening Vegetarian Course," which incorporates the best of Chinese and Japanese health cuisine, is worth trying as a new oriental vegan cuisine.
A 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Nezu Station, this house restaurant is located in a quiet environment surrounded by greenery. The early Showa period atmosphere is also a popular point of interest. All rooms are private rooms, and there are various types of rooms. Private rooms with tables in Japanese-style rooms allow you to dine in a relaxed atmosphere, further enhancing the feeling of a trip to the East.
Chinese Cuisine Cogetsu Ikenohata Main branch
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit No.2 of Nezu Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Address: 4-23-1, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo Map