The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, February 2019

Publish-date: Feb 12 2019 Update-date: Jun 05 2020
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, February 2019

Planning a trip to Tokyo and looking for something specific to eat? There are plenty of restaurants to suit every tastes. Discover the best places to eat here, from traditional meal and quintessentially comfort food to western-style dishes and varied ethnic cuisine.

1. Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch

1. Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, February 2019
Have a fun moment at [Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch] with Tosa's local cuisine, local sake (Japanese alcohol), and fresh seafood sent directly from Kochi. Our specialty is exquisite [Warayaki (grilled with straws)] cooked dynamically with big flames of the burning straw. Enjoy our wide variety of warayaki dishes with [Bonito Direct from Kochi, Salted and Lightly Straw-Seared] with a condensed savory taste, Shimanto Chicken, Shimanto Pork, and Tosa Japanese Beef. For those who want to taste various dishes, we recommend the [Course with the Local Dishes from Tosa Shimizu]. This course, including all-you-can-drink, is also ideal for banquets such as girl's parties and farewell parties. Though we are in the middle of the city close to Ueno Station, you won't feel the hustle and bustle in our calm Japanese space. Please heal yourself from the tiring everyday-life, with your friends or someone important at this special restaurant.

Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the central exit of [Ueno Station] on JR Yamanote Line
Address: 2F, FUNDES Ueno, 7-2-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Gyosho-ya

Gyosho-ya cuisine
Gyosho-ya floor
Thoroughly enjoy fresh seafood direct from fishing ports throughout Japan, such as Tosa Bay in Kochi prefecture, and approximately 40 kinds of sake (Japanese alcohol) including Aramasa, Isojiman, Nabeshima, and Dassai. We are 7 minutes walk from the east exit of Iidabashi Station / 4 minutes walk from the west exit of Suidobashi Station / 2 minutes walk from Kudanshita Station. The whole restaurant can be booked for 13-24 people / [Hidden sake which is not on the list] Very rare! Enjoy [Denshu Junmai-Ginjo Sakura Label] at half-price, 495 JPY per glass (90 ml)! For details, please see the coupon / All-you-can-drink for 2 hours with approximately 30 kinds of sake, including rare brands such as Dassai and Kokuryu, for 1,790 JPY / The best season is from now until the end of March! Wild yellowtail shabu-shabu (parboiled with vegetables) course with all-you-can-drink is offered at 1,000 JPY off, 4,500 JPY (tax included). [Drink Sale] Beer, sour (shochu & soda), and highball (whisky & soda) are offered for 199 JPY per glass without limit! Sake and shochu (Japanese liquor) are offered at half price! Can be booked through our website or LINE! [LINE ID: @uzp9586k]


Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 8 minutes walk from the east exit of [Iidabashi Station] on JR Lines / 4 minutes walk from exit No.5 of [Kudanshita Station]
Address: 2F, La Poste Bldg., 2-3-7 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Wadan Mushintei

3. Wadan Mushintei
Wadan Mushintei floor
[Mushintei], quietly standing in an alley of Kojimachi, offers authentic Japanese cuisine. Our Master Chef Suda, who often appears in media, improved his cooking techniques at renowned restaurants in Tokyo. He carefully selects seasonal ingredients to offer high-quality hand-made dishes. Enjoy [Kaiseki-zen (traditional Japanese cuisine course)], [Course of Our Recommendation], and a wide variety of casual and nutritious a-la-carte dishes, such as local dishes from Fukushima which is our master chef's hometown, seasonal seafood direct from Kyushu, [Japanese Rolled Omelette] which is our specialty, and [rice cooked with seasonal ingredients in an earthenware pot]. We also offer the widest range of local sake (Japanese alcohol) from Fukushima in Tokyo. The interior with a comfortable Japanese atmosphere is also hand-made by the master chef who loves creating things. Private rooms are also available. Relax and enjoy a comfortable dream-like moment with savory cuisine, which is the name of the restaurant ([Mu] means [dream] in Japanese), with the motto of [offering a good moment from the beginning to the end].

Wadan Mushintei

Open: [Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from exit A3 of [Kojimachi Station]
Address: 102 Kojimachi Sanchome Bldg., 3-4-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Chisana Kura Dareyame

Chisana Kura Dareyame cuisine
Chisana Kura Dareyame floor
We serve handmade, seasonal ingredients in dishes such as our "Grilled Magnolia Leaf Sasuke Pork with Seasonal Miso." The aroma of the fallen leaves in our homemade red and white miso blend will stimulate your appetite. Our "Direct Delivery Fresh Fish Sashimi Sampler" features seafood acquired directly from fishermen whom we know and trust. Every stage of the process, from the initial preparation to the presentation, is approached meticulously. We value communication highly and love to converse with every guest. Feel free to step up to the counter and enjoy a friendly chat with our staff. We are convinced that the time you spend here with us will be a relaxing and leisurely one. Make sure to visit us for a regular meal or for any occasion, from banquets to small gatherings. Simply let us know the details when making your reservations, and we will take care of the necessary arrangements for you.

Chisana Kura Dareyame

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm (L.O. 00:00 am / for drinks at 00:30 am )[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. for food 11:00 pm / for drinks 11:30 pm )
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute on foot from Kinshicho Station's South Exit. Turn right in front of Marui, pass the clothing store Aoyama, and turn left at Resona Bank. Turn right at the first crossroad.
Address: 1F, Tsujimura Bldg., 2-7-5, Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Kappo Aun

Kappo Aun cuisine
Kappo Aun floor
[Kappo Aun] is quietly standing in a residential area in Fuchu city, Tokyo. This restaurant is in a house, and without the shop curtain, you would not know that it is a restaurant. The chic space with the warmth of wood and private rooms is ideal for entertaining clients, enjoying meals on your way home after praying at a shrine, or family gatherings. Chef Yamaoka, who has been working exclusively in the field of Japanese cuisine for about half a century, offers authentic banquet cuisine and exquisite sake (Japanese alcohol). Our dishes are all hand-made, additive-free, and artificial color-free. They are cooked with traditional cooking methods, even without using pressure cookers, to bring out the original savory tastes of the ingredients. We also stick to using high-quality tableware, as well as real seasonal decorations such as autumn leaves from the mountain picked on our own. These carefully-prepared dishes are served at reasonable prices. Please visit this hideaway-like kappo (traditional Japanese) restaurant with the owner who wishes [to offer authentic Japanese cuisine in Fuchu] with dishes cooked with skillful techniques. 

Kappo Aun

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *[Kaiseki Gozen (set meal)] is offered for 6 or more people. Reservation required / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm) 
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 6 minutes walk from [Fuchu Station] on Keio Line or [Fuchu Honmachi Station] on JR Nambu Line
Address: 2-22-18 Miyamachi, Fuchu city, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Musshu Mizuki

Musshu Mizuki cuisine
Musshu Mizuki floor
Relax and enjoy our cuisine made with carefully-selected ingredients and sake from all over Japan at [Musshu Mizuki]. Our recommendation is [Paring Course] with which you can also enjoy conversation with our staff who love sake very much. This course is highly received, as you can enjoy not only the paired alcohol drinks which go perfectly with your dishes but also free drinks among our wide variety of drink menu. Enjoy them with our course of the day which was created with a playful mind. We are ideal for enjoying with your friends, entertaining your clients, or for banquets, where you can enjoy dishes while also enjoying conversations with our staff and chef in a homey atmosphere. Private rooms are also available for those who value privacy. In Ginza, have a satisfying moment with us, feeling as if you were traveling all over Japan to enjoy gourmet dishes. 

Musshu Mizuki

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm) [Saturday] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Food L.O. 9:00 pm, Drink L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from exit B5 of [Ginza Station] on Tokyo Metro Lines, or 5 minutes walk from [Yurakucho Station] on JR Lines
Address: B1, La Paix Bldg., 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Daikanyama In

Daikanyama In cuisine
Daikanyama In floor
Our hideaway for adults is in a quiet area, 3 minutes walk from Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Our master chef carefully selects seasonal ingredients from all over Japan, and cooks them with his skillful techniques obtained through rich experiences. Our counter seats can be enjoyed as a stage, where your senses are stimulated by his Japanese techniques obtained through cha-kaiseki (traditional Japanese cuisine for tea ceremonies) and kappo (traditional Japanese cuisine) restaurants. He serves a piece of savory sushi directly from his hand, to deliver the ultimate feelings of presence as well. Private rooms are available, suited for having meals with someone important, entertaining your clients, and business meals. We are highly received by guests inside and outside Japan by offering ultimate moments, while seeking for more tasty dishes. Why don't you come and spend a moment of bliss at [Daikanyama In], where we keep pursuing gastronomy in the corner of Tokyo. We accept group reservations for up to 35 people. Please feel free to inquire. We also have various types of alcohol available that you can only enjoy in Japan.

Daikanyama In

Open: Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm *Reservations are required by the previous day, from 4 or more people / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 20,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from [Daikanyama Station]
Address: 1F, Daikanyama Terrace, 22-3 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Sake-Bar Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN 

Sake-Bar Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN  cuisine
Sake-Bar Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN  floor
[Sake-Bar Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN ] offers various seafood dishes using fresh seafood direct from Toyosu. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes including sashimi, hot pot, and simmered dishes. As a starter, [Assorted Sashimi] is a recommendation. We also serve as many as 100 kinds of sake and shochu (Japanese alcohols) which go well with our seafood cuisine. As we are located immediately from exit No.2 of Shimbashi Station, relax and enjoy alcohol without worrying about missing the last train. You can also visit us without worrying about getting caught in the rain. Our relaxing Japanese space consists of one private room for up to 18 people, and a spacious table seat ideal also for banquets for up to 50 people. Several banquet plans with all-you-can-drink for 2 hours are also available, making it easy to plan feasts.

Sake-Bar Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN 

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Saturday] 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) [Friday] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am) [Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: In front of exit No.2 of [Shimbashi Station] on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Address: B1F, REPRO SHIMBASHI, 2-19-2 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

9. Wadokoro Ibuka

Wadokoro Ibuka cuisine
Wadokoro Ibuka floor
Taste dishes featuring seasonal ingredients collected from across Japan at Ibuka! This tucked-away restaurant is located a convenient 5-minute walk from Azabu-juban Station on the 7th floor of the new landmark, Azabu Toriizaka First. At Ibuka Bekkan, located below on the 6th floor, diners can enjoy shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) and sukiyaki (hot pot stew) featuring grand-prize-winning Kobe beef and specially-selected Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). While they share a name, the restaurants' concepts differ, resulting in locations that cater to different events. Ibuka exclusively has counter seating around a central hearth, where guests can use all five senses to experience their food being prepared right in front of them. Ibuka Bekkan, however, features private rooms and promises to become a star attraction amongst the discerning diners drawn to Azabu-juban.

Wadokoro Ibuka

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from [Azabu-Juban Station] on the Toei Oedo Line. Ibuka on 7F / Ibuka Bekkan on 6F.
Address: 6 - 7F, Azabu Toriizaka First, 1-5-6, Azabu-juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

10. Satsuki

10. Satsuki
Satsuki floor
Tokyo Otsuka Norengai, located a minute's walk away from Otsuka Station, consists of about 10 shops in renovated old houses. One of them is this yakiniku restaurant, Satsuki. The recommended dish is the [Cheese Galmaegisal], which consists of skirt steak flavored with kimchi and garlic that is enjoyed with melted cheese. The rich and creamy flavor goes well with beer, highballs, and cocktails. They specialize in Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), allowing them to offer extremely fresh liver and offals. They are appropriate for all occasions, be it dinner on your own, dates, nights out with friends, or parties. The entire restaurant can be rented out for large parties! The first floor has counter and table seating, while the second floor has Japanese-style seats and table seats. You can enjoy eating and drinking at this izakaya (Japanese pub) until 3:00 am!


Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: Walk 1 minute from the North Exit of JR [Otsuka Station]. Located in the middle of Tokyo Otsuka Norengai.
Address: 2-28-4, Kita Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Feb 12 2019 Update-date: Jun 05 2020

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