The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019

Publish-date: Mar 13 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 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. Cheese and Aged Meat Bar YORIDORI

Cheese and Aged Meat Bar YORIDORI cuisine
Cheese and Aged Meat Bar YORIDORI floor
[Meat Bar YORIDORI] is popular especially among the young generation for serving a wide variety of meat dishes. Our menu consists only of the exquisite dishes with carefully-selected high-quality ingredients. Enjoy ordering to your preference and how you feel that day, from our various meat, seafood, and dessert menus. Inside the restaurant has a warm and relaxing wood-based space with a sophisticated atmosphere. Private rooms are also available so that you can enjoy parties with friends, cheerful match-matching parties, girl's parties, or mother's parties without worrying about other guests in the restaurant. Please visit us to experience our delicious cuisine in a fine and sophisticated interior. 

Cheese and Aged Meat Bar YORIDORI

Open: 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,700 JPY
Access: From the east exit of [Shinjuku Station], go towards the traffic circle of the station, and a little after passing the Stujio ALTA
Address: 5F, SHINJUKU MORE Bldg., 3-25-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Brand Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and Motsu Nabe (innards hot pot) Izakaya TORIKYO Shinjuku Main branch

Brand Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and Motsu Nabe (innards hot pot) Izakaya TORIKYO Shinjuku Main branch cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019
[3 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station] This izakaya (Japanese pub) serves very popular hot pots such as [Hakata-Style Motsu Nabe (innards hot pot)] with an authentic taste developed after trial and error, and [Chicken Hot Pot with Mio Chicken]. Our restaurant with a Japanese-modern space full of atmosphere is in the corner of vibrant Shinjuku. Enjoy our chicken skewers using [Mio Chicken], a brand chicken from Yamanashi prefecture, raised at the foot of a mountain surrounded by beautiful nature, as well as a wide variety of original creative dishes, including popular and nostalgic [Good-Old Warm Potato Salad] and [Good-Old Baked Potato with Butter]. We also offer drinks which we carefully select. Enjoy fulfillment from various occasions at our restaurant consisting of different floors with different atmospheres.

Brand Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and Motsu Nabe (innards hot pot) Izakaya TORIKYO Shinjuku Main branch

Open: [Everyday] 5:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 4 minutes walk from the east exit of [Shinjuku Station] on JR Line.
Address: 1-5F, TORIKYO Bldg., 1-22-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Gotanda Grill Jinya

Gotanda Grill Jinya cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019
[Gotanda Grill Jinya] is approximately 4 minutes walk from Gotanda Station on each line. In the Gotanda Town that never sleeps, we serve authentic western cuisine until very late at night. Among many shops mainly serving alcohol in this area, we are popular by serving very satisfying food dishes. Fully enjoy our food menu using an abundance of fresh ingredients. Their savory tastes will heal your tired body after working. As we open until 5:00 am in the early morning, take your time and relax without worrying about the time. Our terrace seats are recommended to enjoy refreshing night winds in comfortable seasons.

Gotanda Grill Jinya

Open: 6:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from the east exit of [Gotanda Station] on each line
Address: 6FA, Roze Bldg., 1-23-6 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Wadan Mushintei

4. Wadan Mushintei
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019
[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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5. Minamiaoyama 2 Chome French Bar HONDA

5. Minamiaoyama 2 Chome French Bar HONDA
Minamiaoyama 2 Chome French Bar HONDA floor
If you want to enjoy casually at a French bar in Aoyama, please visit us. Mr. Honda, our chef transforms fresh ingredients into sophisticated French bar style dishes every day. These ingredients are carefully selected and sent directly from all over Japan. We also recommend you to select only favorite dishes to create your own course! We are popular especially among ladies, as we serve luxurious dishes with reasonable prices in a sophisticated space in Aoyama. Please visit us for various occasions such as a meal with your friends, meeting with colleagues, and a date. Party courses are also available for 4 or more people, so please visit us with a small or big group.

Minamiaoyama 2 Chome French Bar HONDA

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 4a of Aoyama 1 Chome Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Close to the entrance of the Gingko Trees Avenue
Address: Semi-basement floor, Minamiaoyama 2 Chome Bldg., 2-12-15, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Kakure-ya

6. Kakure-ya
Kakure-ya floor
[Kakure-ya] is approximately 2 minutes walk from the south exit of Shimokitazawa Station on Keio Railway Inokashira Line. We serve alcohol, mainly sake and shochu (Japanese alcohols). Our creative dishes go well with alcohol, using fresh seafood caught that morning, and different seasonal vegetables that go along with the season. This small restaurant, with about 10 seats, is a hideaway-like space for adults. In this homey restaurant, you can enjoy conversations not only with our staff but also with other guests. Relax and enjoy meals in our space with a warm atmosphere with dimmed lighting and a wooden counter.  

Kakure-ya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 4:00 am (Food L.O. 3:00 am, Drink L.O. 3:30 am) [Sunday] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drink L.O. 1:30 am) 
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from the south exit of [Shimokitazawa Station] on Keio Railway Inokashira Line
Address: 1-B Shimokitazawa branch, 2-12-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Yakitori Miyagawa Yotsuya branch

Yakitori Miyagawa Yotsuya branch cuisine
Yakitori Miyagawa Yotsuya branch floor
[Yakitori Miyagawa], 1 minute walk from JR Yotsuya Station, is a yakitori (chicken skewer) restaurant with mainly the counter seats. This old-established restaurant was established in 1949, started as a wholesale shop specializing in chicken. Our specialty is yakitori which are carefully prepared one by one, using pure domestic jidori chicken. This specialty has satisfied many gourmets. Inside the restaurant has a Japanese-modern space with a luxurious atmosphere. We have sophisticated table seats, box seats which can also be used as semi-private rooms, and counter seats with a counter made from asingle piece of cherry wood. Counter seats are highly recommended to enjoy watching our chef working at a brisk pace, and to enjoy reasonable courses available only at the counter seats. This popular restaurant in Tokyo also serves the original sake (Japanese alcohol) created in collaboration with an old-established sake brewer, and fresh vegetables directly sent from their production sites.  

Yakitori Miyagawa Yotsuya branch

Open: [Weekdays (Monday - Friday)] Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (Food L.O. 10:50 pm / Drink L.O. 11:30 pm) [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Food L.O. 8:50 pm / Drink L.O. 9:20 pm)
Closed: 1st Sunday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from [Yotsuya Station] on JR Chuo Line, or 3 minutes walk from [Yotsuya Station] on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Address: 1F, Yotsuya Hosho Bldg., 15-2 Rokuban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Yakitori Miyagawa Otemachi branch

8. Yakitori Miyagawa Otemachi branch
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019
[Yakitori Miyagawa Otemachi branch] is within walking distance of the Imperial Palace and the Marunouchi area which is convenient for shopping. We specialize in high-quality yakitori (chicken skewer) using pure naturally raised free range domestic jidori chicken from our contracted farm. As they move freely everyday, their meat has an exquisite resilient texture and juicy taste. To taste our yakitori, which is the fruit of our techniques accumulated since our restaurant was established, it is highly recommend to enjoy with Miyagawa's original seasonings, such as [Roasted Eight Black Seasonings] with carefully-selected and roasted chili peppers, and [Matured Red Japanese Peppers] with its refreshing flavor, to compliment the savory taste of the chicken. Our bright and casual restaurant has 46 seats in total. With very good access for Tokyo Station and Otemachi Station with multiple lines, we are always busy mainly with families and female guests. 

Yakitori Miyagawa Otemachi branch

Open: [Weekdays (Monday - Friday)] Lunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Otemachi Station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, or 6 minutes walk from Otemachi Station on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
Address: B1F, Financial City South Tower, 1-9-7 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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9. AURUM

9. AURUM
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, March 2019
AURUM (Latin for "gold") is a casual lounge located on the top floor of a building. It is the perfect spot for savoring a meal and drinks while taking in the nighttime views of Ginza. The food here consists of Italian cuisine, and the fresh truffles, imported from Italy, are particularly recommended. Even the familiar dish of fried potatoes takes on a new shape at AURUM, where they are presented in a distinct and highly flavorful arrangement featuring truffles! There are also over 200 drink options, so relax with some wine or a cocktail while enjoying your time in this elegant space, decorated with glimmering crystals. There are courses with an all-you-can-drink option, which includes sparkling wine, making this place an excellent choice for everything from private dinners to parties!

AURUM

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) [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)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Located a 5-minute walk from Ginza Exit of JR [Shimbashi Station], along Chuo Street.
Address: 11F, Jewel Box Ginza, 8-9-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho

Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho cuisine
Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho floor
At this convenient restaurant, you can casually enjoy the ultimate Japanese cuisine using carefully-selected ingredients. Our master chef carefully selects seasonal seafood at Tsukiji Market every morning. Vegetables are directly procured from Tanegashima island. Our small-sized chewy rice is stocked from Shodoshima island. A wide range of age groups, including those with children, are welcome. We are also ideal for family anniversaries. Please casually visit us for various occasions, including lunch between work, to enjoy a drink on your way home from work, a party with your close friends, girl's party, or a date.  

Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes from Tokyo Metro [Shintomicho Station] 
Address: 1F, Nest, 2-10-10 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 12 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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