Specially Hand-picked! Top 18 Places to have Lunch in Akihabara

Publish-date: Dec 28 2017 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
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Specially Hand-picked! Top 18 Places to have Lunch in Akihabara

The world’s leading electric town, Akihabara, not only attracts a lot of tourists from Japan, but also from around the world. It is a shopping haven with stores selling electrical appliances, as well as craft goods and so on. It definitely is a place that most people want to visit at least once in their lives. However the fact that Akihabara also has an abundance of amazing eateries often gets forgotten. This list introduces 18 of the top places to eat in Akihabara. Why not drop by one of these places if you are in Akihabara for some shopping? 

1.Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Asakusabashi Branch

1.Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Asakusabashi Branch

This particular sushi restaurant holds special rights to participate in the bidding at Tsukiji Market. The result is amazing, low-cost, extremely fresh, and quality dishes. The restaurant sometimes even manages to stock rare fish for their menu. All ingredients are carefully chosen and delivered directly from the market and farms. To top it off, the experienced sushi chef takes pride in all of the food served at his restaurant, so there’s absolutely no doubt that all customers leave very satisfied! The atmosphere of the restaurant is very laid-back and casual – perfect for parties! Although a sushi restaurant, the most recommended dish on the menu is the [Dashimaki Tamago] (rolled omelette cooked with dashi (broth)). The experienced master chef takes special care in preparing this subtly flavored dish which is just the thing to end a fantastic meal.

Uogashi Nihon-Ichi Asakusabashi Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: Around a 1 minute walk from Asakusabashi Station
Address: 12F, Asakusabashi Edo-dori Bldg., 1-13-3, Yanagibashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2.Bankoden Akihabara UDX Branch

2.Bankoden Akihabara UDX Branch

Located only a 2-minute walk away from Akihabara Station, this restaurant has great access and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The food at this restaurant is also so delicious and authentic that the chefs were awarded a gold medal in the Chinese Cuisine International Competition. The charming interior is sophisticated, laid-back and modern, yet also clearly inspired by traditional Chinese style. The most popular item on the menu also happens to be the signature dish of the restaurant – the exquisite [Home-made Peking Duck]. Order a whole duck and you’ll be happy to hear that it will be cut up and served to you at your table. A colorful and varied course menu is also available. This really is the ideal restaurant for a variety of occasions, from dates to business meetings.

Bankoden Akihabara UDX Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from the Akihabara Electric Town Gate of Akihabara Station
Address: 3F, Akihabara UDX, 4-14-1, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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3.Portal Cafe AKIBA TOLIM Branch

3. Portal Cafe AKIBA TOLIM Branch

This surfing cafe, which serves colorful and cute cuisine all prepared by a genuine French chef, takes pride in its comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Counter seats are available for those visiting alone, and there are tables available on the terrace as well. Not only great for relaxing alone, the restaurant is also ideal for lively events such as girl’s parties, matchmaking parties. With prior consultation, customers can also rent the entire cafe for after-parties or anniversary parties. The [Various Dips with Burdigala Bread], [Various Vegetables Concealed in Sakurahime Roast Chicken] and the [4-hour Stewed Sardines Bagna Càuda] all come very highly recommended. Come on over and experience first-hand the great food and the stylish French-American style interior design.

Portal Cafe AKIBA TOLIM Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm), Tea Time 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Breakfast 7:00 am – 11:00 am (L.O. 10:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2F of AKIBA TOLIM Building. Turn right after exiting from the Central Gate of Akihabara Station. The building is right next door.
Address: 2F, AKIBA TOLIM Bldg., 1-6-5, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4.Akihabara Garden Farm Akihabara Branch

4.Akihabara Garden Farm Akihabara Branch

This restaurant works directly with a number of farms that produce a range of delicious and interesting vegetables across Japan. Based on the supervision of the Japan Cheese Fondue Association, these vegetables are then accompanied with Hokkaido-produced cheese. The restaurants cooking method brings out the delicious natural flavors of the ingredients to make the final dish something very special indeed. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, but also has private rooms (reservation required), thus making a variety of events possible – such as matchmaking parties, girl’s parties and drinking parties. Why not come and enjoy some delicious food in the private rooms without having to be overly concerned about other customers?

Akihabara Garden Farm Akihabara Branch

Open: [Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch / Dinner 11:30 am – 12:00 am (Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm, Dinner L.O. 11:30 pm) 
[Monday – Thursday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) 
[Friday] Lunch 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 4:30 am (L.O. 4:00 am) 
[Saturday] Lunch / Dinner 11:30 am – 4:30 am (Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm, Dinner L.O. 4:00 am)
Closed: None (Except New Year's Day)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Akihabara Station
Address: 6F, Cham-Cham Akihabara, 1-13, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Fine's Bar

5. Fine's Bar

Approximately 80 different types of wine are available at this bar, ranging from the reasonably priced to the more expensive, high-grade. The bar serves authentic Southern European cuisine, all handmade with the finest ingredients. The most popular items on the menu include the [Low-temperature Aged Roast Pork], the [Countryside-style Meat Patty], and the [Delicious Smoked Chicken Wings]. The sophisticated yet casual atmosphere of the bar comes highly rated. Customers are enveloped in the calming tempo of jazz music while they enjoy their food and drink. This atmosphere is very popular among a wide range of age groups – from the young to the elderly.
 Fine's Bar is an ideal location for large events as well as after-parties. The entire bar can also be rented out to serve up to 50 guests. The great value party course offers very generous portions, and there are special promotional offers for anniversary and birthday parties.

Fine's Bar

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Saturday, Day Before National Holidays] 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Sunday] 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None *Some irregular days off due to training
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 6-minute walk from Yushima Station
Address: 6-14-9, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6.Gyu no Tatsujin Akihabara Branch

6.Gyu no Tatsujin Akihabara Branch

This classy restaurant, which only offers private rooms, opened as recently as February 18th, 2016. Customers can enjoy prime cuts of Japanese wagyu beef here – so amazingly fresh that it is delicious eaten without sauce – try it with plain rock salt! This level of delicious, gourmet cuisine in a warm and relaxing, first-class ambiance is truly second-to-none. The recommended items on the menu include the [A5 Wagyu Kiwami Kohaku Aburi Yukhoe] (seasoned raw beef), the [Assortment of Black Angus Steak], and the [A5 Wagyu Premium Course].

Gyu no Tatsujin Akihabara Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)  
[Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Suehiro-cho Station
Address: 4F, Akihabara SIL Bldg., 4-4-3, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7.Towa Sakaba

7.Towa Sakaba

The chef of this restaurant once worked as the leading Chinese cuisine chef at a famous hotel in Beijing. Because of his abundance of experience and skill, all of the Chinese cuisine served at Towa Sakaba is authentic and extremely delicious! Their Sichuan dishes that use traditional Chinese spices, such as Huajiaoyan pepper, are highly recommended. Also popular is the spicy and aromatic [Towa Mapo]. Each dish is reasonably priced, enabling the customer to try many different delicious Chinese dishes.

Towa Sakaba

Open: [Weekdays, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm 
[Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm – 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Closed between 11:30 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY *Includes a large menu and alcoholic beverages! / [Lunch] 500 JPY *Lunch from only 380 JPY!
Access: Around a 5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Suehiro-cho Station
Address: 1F, KOUKI Akihabara Bldg., 2-13-5, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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8.GUNDAM Cafe

8.GUNDAM Cafe

The official GUNDAM Cafe is located right in front of JR Akihabara Station! The curvy, neo-futuristic interior design sets it apart from the rest. It really does feel like you have entered into the GUNDAM world due to the fantastic atmosphere and the fact that all the staff emebers wear uniforms based on the characters of GUNDAM. The menu is highly influenced by the GUNDAM world, including drinks such as [Jaburo Coffee], and cuisine such as [Red Comet], a pasta dish inspired by Char’s counterattack. The [Gunpla-yaki] and the [GUNDAM Cafe Ha-roll] Swiss roll are all available for take away and make great souvenirs!

GUNDAM Cafe

Open: [Weekdays] 10:00 am – 11:00 pm *The cafe becomes a bar from 5:00 pm  
[Sunday, National Holidays] 8:30 am – 9:30 pm *The cafe becomes a bar from 5:00 pm  
[Saturday] 8:30 am – 11:00 pm *The cafe becomes a bar from 5:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from the Akihabara Electric Town Gate of Akihabara Station. 1F, JR North-west Side Guard.
Address: 1-1, Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9.Shuzenya Moon

9.Shuzenya Moon

The chef at this restaurant has honed his French and Japanese cuisine skills to produce the kind of original cuisine that he can be proud of. All of the items on the menu are like a special gem – each made before your very eyes by the skilled chef. Dishes using Niigata Echigo Asadori Chicken and the luxurious banquet plan in particular come highly recommended. This restaurant not only has entertaining chefs but also a wide range of alcohol from sake and shochu (both Japanese alcohol) to quality wine. Drink as much as you like of the beverage of your choosing.

Shuzenya Moon

Open: Lunch 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:15 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month *Sometimes have to close temporarily
Average price: 3,500 JPY 
[Dinner] Banquet Plan from 2,800 JPY. Add 1,800 JPY to enjoy an all-you-can-drink option.
Access: 1 minute walk from Asakusabashi Station
Address: 1F, Shirazaki Bldg., 1-19-4, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10.Wineshop&Diner FUJIMARU

10.Wineshop&Diner FUJIMARU

FUJIMARU has finally opened a branch in Tokyo after the successful opening of various urban wineries and wine shops and restaurants in the Osaka area. Themed “Bringing Wine to the Everyday”, customers can enjoy wine from various different viewpoints. Takeshi Yamada, with an abundance of experience working for famous restaurants such as “ne Quittez pas” and “Grape Gumbo”, is running the kitchen at FUJIMARU Tokyo. Recommended dishes on the menu include [Charcuterie Assortment – Erezo – Toyokoro-cho, Hokkaido], [Rare Grill of Horohoro-cho from Ishikuro Farm], and [Owase Seafood Salad]. Customers will find it easy to relax and enjoy the wine and food in the restaurant's stylish interior.

Wineshop&Diner FUJIMARU

Open: [Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm (L, IN)
Closed: Closed every Tuesday and every second Wednesday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY – 7,000 JPY
Access: Around a 5-minute walk from Asakusabashi Station
Address: 2F, S Bldg., 2-27-19, Higashi Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11.Patati-Patata

11.Patati-Patata

This is a famous French restaurant located in Asakusabashi. The highlight of this restaurant is the daily special course, tailored according to the seasonal ingredients at the time. The restaurant was featured in the 2014 - 2015 edition of a world famous gourmet guide. Recommended dishes include [Provence Style Golden Threadfin Bream Poele], [Terrine of Duck Foie Gras] and [Meli-Melo Salad]. The basement has an exclusive air and is recommended for special dates.

Patati-Patata

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from the Showa-dori Gate of Akihabara Station
Address: 1F, 5-5-5, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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12.Haruyo

12.Haruyo

This restaurant, only a 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station, serves seasonal and hard-to-find seafood, all carefully selected by the fastidious chef. The wide variety of seafood on offer is what makes this restaurant stand out from the rest. Fresh fish is brought in and served on the same day and prepared in such a way as to take advantage of and bring out the natural flavors. Customers can easily relax in Haruyo’s rustic, warm atmosphere. Recommended menu items include the [Shima Sushi], the [Kama-age Shirasu Salad], and the [Boso Kinme-dai Aburi Sashimi].

Haruyo

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY 
Details may change depending on what is in stock. 
Access: 2-minute walk from the Akihabara Electric Town Gate of Akihabara Station. Located on the 4F of the AKIBA426 Building, opposite “Akihabara UDX”.
Address: 4F, AKIBA Bldg., 4-2-6, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13.Niku No Mansei Akihabara Branch Chiyoda

13.Niku No Mansei Akihabara Branch Chiyoda

Enjoy your fill of top-class Kuroge Wagyu steak at this teppanyaki (grilled on iron griddle) steak and seafood restaurant. The creative cuisine at this restaurant is magnificently prepared and cooked before your very eyes by the chef with his amazing knife skills and flambé techniques. The seating overlooking Akihabara will surely put you in a great mood and enable you to slowly enjoy the refined cuisine. The gorgeous atmosphere is relaxing and ideal for a date or a party. A lunch menu which includes a dessert and a drink is also available.

Niku No Mansei Akihabara Branch Chiyoda

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm 
[Saturday] Dinner 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 3:00 pm – 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,200 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from the Akihabara Electric Town Gate of Akihabara Station
Address: 2-21, Kanda Suda-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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14.Edo Soba Teuchidokoro Asada

14.Edo Soba Teuchidokoro Asada

Edo Soba Teuchidokoro Asada, founded in 1854, prides itself on its 100% domestically made Juwari Soba. The soba (buckwheat noodles) is made entirely by hand. They also use “Yaki-bushi”, which has been made to go perfectly with the flavor of soba. Kasuya is the 8th generation chef at the restaurant. The [Soba Shunzen Course] is highly recommended and consists of soba, seasonal ingredients, and sake.

Edo Soba Teuchidokoro Asada

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY, Evening Course: From 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY, Lunch Course: 3,500 JPY
Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Exit A4 of Asakusabashi Station. Located on the left-hand side of Edo Street, towards Asakusa.
Address: 2-29-11, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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15.Niku no Mansei Main Branch Western Cuisine

Niku no Mansei serves western cuisine such as meat patties, steak, sukiyaki (hot pot stew) and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables). Recommended dishes include [Steak and Jumbo Lobster], [Avocado and Meat Patty], and [70g Marbled Steak & Meat Patty]. A striking view of the JR Chuo Line is available from the 3F window seats of the restaurant! A perfect restaurant to bring the family and enjoy exclusive cuisine for all ages.

Niku no Mansei Main Branch Western Cuisine

Open: (3F) 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00) / (4F) 4:00 pm –10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
[Weekdays] (3F, 4F) Lunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] (4F) Lunch 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Akihabara Station
Address: 2-21, Kanda Suda-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

16. Mansei Bokujo

Mansei Bokujo specializes in delicious Japanese Kuroge Wagyu beef. The great texture of the special salted gyutan (beef tongue) and the delicious and succulent galbi (Korean-style marinated barbecued ribs) are very popular items on the menu, as is the [Assortment of Meat] plate. Both the sauce used for marinating and the sauce used for dipping are refreshing and seasoned to perfection. While they go amazingly well with the rich and sweet taste of the Kuroge Wagyu beef, simple rock salt seasoning tastes amazing too! There are some private rooms, making it the ideal place to relax with family. There are also specials for anniversary and birthday celebrations! Visit Mansei Bokujo and enjoy the spirit of marbled Wagyu Beef yakiniku (Japanese BBQ)!

Mansei Bokujo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am – 4:00 pm 
[Weekdays] 11:30 am – 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
[Saturday] 11:30 am – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am – 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Akihabara Station
Address: 5F, Niku no Mansei Main Branch, 2-21, Kanda Suda-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

17.Satomi Akihabara Main Branch

The reasonably priced yet delicious cuisine at this restaurant really does make it feel like a hidden gem. They stock an abundance of organic, seasonal vegetables as well as wild fish transported by air from the Goto Islands. A wide variety of sake is also available to choose from in the all-you-can-drink course. Recommended dishes include [Steamed Seasonal Vegetables with Kurobuta (pork)], [Wild Fish Sashimi] and [Cured and Broiled Mackerel]. Make yourself at home at this restaurant – perfect for a variety of occasions such as parties, business lunches, and business meetings. Drop by and enjoy some fish and local sake to your heart’s content.

Satomi Akihabara Main Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
[Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 3,300 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Akihabara Station
Address: 1F, 1-4-1, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

18. Trattoria Italian SATOMI Fooding

Trattoria Italian SATOMI Fooding serves hearty meals at reasonable prices. Everything at this restaurant is handmade – from the sauces and dressings to the main dishes and desserts. The dough for the pizza is also handmade from an original recipe and is left to rise for 2 hours. All of the vegetables are organic and shipped directly from the farms. They are served with an original dressing, and the result is a simple yet amazing salad. Recommended dishes include the [Porcini and Mushroom Cheese Risotto], [Assorted Meat Plate] and [Chef's Specially Handmade Pizza], to name a few.

Trattoria Italian SATOMI Fooding

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm *Saturday open until 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Akihabara Station
Address: 2F, Taiwa Bldg., 1-3-3, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 28 2017 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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