9 Restaurants Around Akabane Station to Eat a Satisfying Lunch

Publish-date: Nov 27 2018 Update-date: Nov 30 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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9 Restaurants Around Akabane Station to Eat a Satisfying Lunch

Akabane, Tokyo is known as the doorway to northern Japan. The bustling warmth and kindness of Akabane Ichibangai Shopping Street allow visitors to experience the downtown atmosphere of the past. It is also a highly convenient shopping area. A range of places to eat lunch is available in Akabane, from global cuisine such as Italian to traditional, long-established restaurants. Allow this article to introduce the top 9 places to have lunch in Akabane, from reasonably-priced hearty meals to the more luxurious. The wide variety available ensures that there will always be a restaurant to suit the occasion!

1. Nagomiya - Wagyu and Local Sake, Akabane

1. Nagomiya - Wagyu and Local Sake, Akabane

Open for lunch on weekends and holidays. Come here to relax in a semi-private room while enjoying the finest Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), alongside a range of alcohol carefully selected to perfectly accentuate the delicious umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat. Their [A5 Wagyu Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew) is made with vegetables stocked straight from the market and delicious, homemade sukiyaki stock. The Wagyu at Nagomiya isn’t sliced too thinly; rather it has the perfect thickness for ease of eating. The delicious umami will explode in your mouth! The menu includes rare items such as [Wagyu Heart Sashimi] and [Wagyu Liver Marinated in a Homemade Oil], as well as an extensive healthy menu, consisting of dishes such as [Fresh Fish Platter of the Day] and [Yukhoe-style Broiled Wagyu Salad]. The course menu is highly recommended and perfectly suits a variety of occasions, such as gatherings among friends.

Nagomiya - Wagyu and Local Sake

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the east exit of Akabane Station on JR Lines. Along with Ichibangai
Address: 1F, Lion Bldg. Meiko-kan, 1-39-5, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Raclette X Raclette

2. Raclette X Raclette

This stylish cafe has a simple yet cute exterior. Cheese-lovers will no doubt find the rich flavor and aroma of real raclette cheese from Switzerland irresistible! The hearty [Raclette Risotto Filled with Vegetables] uses an abundance of delicious sauce, perfectly suiting the rice. This rich sauce, made from raclette cheese and Hokkaido fresh cream, is sautéed with butter to further accentuate the texture of the vegetables. The [Raclette Fondue: Standard] is a rich dish comprised of a blend of cheeses, honey, and milk. No alcohol is used in this unique cheese fondue adaptation, meaning visitors can eat it during lunch at ease.

Raclette X Raclette

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None (Excluding beginning and end of the year)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from the North Exit ticket barriers of Akabane Station. Towards Akabane Elementary School.
Address: 1F, Casa Green, 1-30-3, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. iQue'rico!

3. iQue'rico!

iQue'rico! is a stylish Brooklyn-style restaurant with semi-private rooms. Reservations are highly recommended during lunchtime. Come here to enjoy homemade cured meat and over 100 different types of cheese from all around the world. Their [4 Types of Cured Meat Platter] consists of pork or chicken, flavored with olive oil, garlic, honey, balsamic vinegar, and more. Enjoy the unique flavor of each ingredient via this delicious dish. Additionally, the condensed beef umami in the [Aged Beef Tariata] consists of cured meat slowly steam-baked in an iron pot. Experience a different kind of tenderness compared to rare steak through this dish.

iQue'rico!

Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Please note that these opening times are applicable only if no reservations during lunch or for late night are received
[Saturday] 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Please note that these opening times are applicable only if no reservations during lunch or for late night are received
[Sunday, Day before National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY *Average cost for a-la-carte and course menus is 4,000 JPY - 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY *Average price for customers who order the afternoon banquet course
Access: 1-minute from the East Exit of Akabane Station
Address: 1F, 1-2-8, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Cafe Landscape

4. Cafe Landscape

This restaurant, quietly nestled down a side street, is well-loved in the area for its casual atmosphere and reasonably-priced Italian cuisine. Created in the owner’s birthplace of Sendai, the [Demi-glace Beef Tongue] dish is full of umami and slowly cooked before being topped with demi-glace sauce. Order this dish to enjoy meltingly hot meat! The well-balanced, healthy [Omu Lunch Plate] also comes highly recommended. This dish consists of omurice (stir-fried rice wrapped in an omelete) topped with demi-glace sauce, roast pork, Italian potato salad with lemon marinated salmon, and more!

Cafe Landscape

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:45 pm)
Closed: None (Excluding beginning and end of the year)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *A course menu is also available! / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY *Over 30 dishes available on the lunch menu!
Access: 4-minute walk from the North Exit ticket barriers of Akabane Station. Towards Akabane Elementary School.
Address: 1-36-5, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Akabane Fumo, Raclette Cheese x Craft Beer

5. Akabane Fumo, Raclette Cheese x Craft Beer

Reservations are required for this bar near Akabane Station that offers raclette cheese, smoked cuisine, and craft beer. Reservations are also accepted for lunch parties. Akabane Fumo is proud of its [Hanabatake Farm Raclette], made with Hokkaido raclette cheese that was specifically created to suit Japanese tastes. Don't miss out on the special smoked cuisine menu either – all the dishes are smoked with an assortment of wood chips to bring out the delicious flavors of the ingredients fully. The [Smoked Platter (with Meat, Seafood, and Snacks)] and the [Special Smoked Roast Beef] are also both highly recommended dishes full of homemade tastes and rich umami.

Akabane Fumo, Raclette Cheese x Craft Beer

Open: 12:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:30 am) *Advanced reservations required for afternoon and late night visits. Only open during these times if reservation is accepted.
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Please note that these opening times are applicable only if no reservations during lunch / late nights are received.
[Sunday, National Holiday] 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Please note that these opening times are applicable only if no reservations during lunch / late nights are received.
Closed: None *No set holidays or opening days to ensure the restaurant can be open at any time.
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Akabane Station
Address: 2F, Suzunori Bldg., 2-16-1, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Dining Torico

6. Dining Torico

Located near Akabane Station, this is the restaurant to go to if you like Japanese cuisines such as shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) or sukiyaki. Lunch is even served until late afternoon during weekends. The classic [A5 Kuroge Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki] consists of A-ranked beef taken from a 10kg chunk of meat. The head chef is very particular about the sweet sukiyaki stock used in this delicious dish - don't miss out on its exquisite flavor and full umami! Also highly recommended is the [Lean Broiled Kuroge Wagyu Sushi], which has condensed umami and aroma. A 3-hour all-you-can-drink option is available during lunchtime. What’s more, this restaurant can also serve all their dishes individually - how thoughtful of them!

Dining Torico

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm *Lunchtime drinking / parties are warmly welcomed
[Friday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
[Saturday] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am *Lunchtime drinking / parties are warmly welcomed
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from the East Exit of Akabane Station. On the 6F of the building with a McDonald's.
Address: 602, T Square, 1-14-1, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Isshin

7. Isshin

The chefs go to the market themselves to stock up on the seasonal ingredients used in the carefully prepared Japanese dishes available here. Don't miss out on the plump, rich delight that is the [Seasonal Yakimono]! This dish consists of black throat seaperch, a fish which has so-called “toro (fatty) white meat,” carefully grilled over binchotan (high-grade charcoal produced from ubame oak). Also recommended is the [Seasonal Stew], consisting of a range of separately stewed seasonal ingredients, and [Appetizers], which give diners an authentic taste of the seasons. Try to also get your hands on the exclusive [Binchotan Grilled Beef Tongue Set Meal] – only 14 servings of this delicious set meal are prepared during lunch on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. You surely won't be able to get enough of this aromatically grilled beef tongue!

Isshin

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Reservations only. Please reserve before arrival.
[Thursday - Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm *Open for lunch every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (closed on national holidays regardless). [Beef Tongue Set Meal] costs only 1,500 JPY.
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY *[Beef Tongue Set Meal] costs 1,500 JPY, [Grated Yam] costs 200 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Akabane Station
Address: 1F, Pia A, 2-20-2, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Grill Rokushiki

8. Grill Rokushiki

This restaurant, with a stylish interior that blends the old and new, serves a wide range of Brazilian cuisine. Grill Rokushiki’s signature menu is prepared using tailor-made kitchenware, such as their Brazilian churrasco grill. The simple seasoning of the [Aitchbone Steak (Pikkanya) 200g] perfectly brings out the umami of the meat. This rare cut, taken from the cow’s rear, is quite limited, making this a luxurious grilled dish. Enjoying the meat without adding any more seasonings at first is highly recommended! After you do so, try the refreshing vinaigrette sauce, made with vegetables such as thinly sliced tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers, along with wine vinegar or olive oil.

Grill Rokushiki

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O.) *Reservations required for lunch.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from Akabane Station
Address: 1-30-9, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Kyushu ni Horechorubai Akabane Branch

9. Kyushu ni Horechorubai Akabane Branch

Advanced reservations are vital for lunchtime banquets at Kyushu ni Horechorubai, an izakaya (Japanese pub) full of private rooms and fresh ingredients stocked directly from Kyushu. This is an irresistible place for meat-lovers, with Kyushu horse meat, chicken, pork, and beef all being available on the menu. An array of fresh seafood is also available, with a sashimi assortment comprised of fish caught that very day. Rare cuts for the Kanto region are also sometimes available. Those who worry about calories are highly recommended to try the lean and healthy [Kumamoto Horse Meat Sashimi Kohaku Platter]. The melt-in-the-mouth [Kumamoto Broiled Sakura Horse Meat Sushi - 2 Portions] is also so popular that people can't stop themselves from ordering it as well! 

Kyushu ni Horechorubai Akabane Branch

Open: Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm *Afternoon banquets only. Reservations required, Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from the East Exit of Akabane Station. Turn right with the rotary straight ahead; the izakaya is located on your left-hand side.
Address: 7F, Akabane Minami Ono Bldg., 1-2-1, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Nov 27 2018 Update-date: Nov 30 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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