The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, May 2019

Publish-date: May 16 2019 Update-date: Mar 11 2020
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, May 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. Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera

1. Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, May 2019
[Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera] is a renowned restaurant with a branch in Hawaii. When you pass through the shop curtain at the entrance, a sophisticated space spreads out. This restaurant steadily offers rare cuts and Japanese beef of specially-selected brands, which are aged while they are fresh. They carefully prepare everything to detail, such as tableware, cuisine, and seasonings, to offer a relaxing moment to the guests. A skillful chef sublimates carefully-selected ingredients into exquisite dishes good for body and mind. They use not only high-quality meat but also high-quality vegetables. A VIP private room (2-6 people) is also available where the dedicated chef will cook for you, ideal for special occasions such as parties, entertaining your clients, and anniversaries.

Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm, L.O. for courses is 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit A8 of [Ginza Station]
Address: 7F, Ginza Act Bldg., 4-6-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Kiki Azabu

Kiki Azabu cuisine
Kiki Azabu floor
The ingredients are carefully selected directly at the production sites, and cooked to emphasize their natural tastes and flavors, with which you can feel the change of the season with your five senses. Their main dishes include steak and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) with specially-selected A5-rank Japanese beef, mainly from Miyazaki, Saga, Sanda, and Omi. Also, enjoy exquisite [Caprese] served with a sauce made from [Paprika Jam] created after trial and error by the master chef using [Goto Paprika] from the Goto Islands, Nagasaki prefecture. This sophisticated modern-Japanese restaurant has a relaxing and elegant space. This is a special restaurant ideal for dining together, entertaining your clients, and dates.

Kiki Azabu

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (5:00 pm - 11:00 pm with reservations)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: On the B1F of SK Azabu Juban Bldg.. 5 minutes walk from [Azabu Juban Station] on Tokyo Metro Namboku Line 
Address: 2-13-10 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Café Troisgros

Café Troisgros cuisine
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[Troisgros], a renowned French restaurant, keeps winning the three stars for 50 years in France, opened the first cafe under the name [Troisgros] in 2003. At this cafe, you can enjoy authentic French dishes making full use of [Troisgros]'s techniques. This restaurant sticks to keeping the authentic French style, one of which is their menu without photos. Instead, the staff explains the details of our dishes. Inside, the cafe is full of openness, thanks to the big windows and a calm atmosphere. As a casual style cafe, and good access makes it easy to visit even alone, to casually enjoy the view of the [Troisgros] world. 

Café Troisgros

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm / Tea Time 10:00 am - 11:00 am, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: On the 8th floor of the Main Building of Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku branch, directly connected to [Shinjuku Station]. Immediately from the No.1 elevator
Address: 8F, Main Building of Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku branch, 1-1-3 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Bistro W Tokyo Yotsuya

Bistro W Tokyo Yotsuya cuisine
Bistro W Tokyo Yotsuya floor
This wine bistro restaurant offers a luxurious, yet casual dining ambiance situated on the 1st floor of a hotel that is just 1 minute away from Yotsuya-Sanchome Station. For breakfast, they offer a wide variety of Western-style menu options, and for the afternoon they have a lunch buffet with lots of fresh, seasonal veggies. The cafe-style atmosphere inside offers a calm dining experience, and for dinner guests can enjoy natural wines along with excellent dishes and courses personally prepared by the chef. Course meals for group dining occasions are also available. The restaurant can accommodate a wide variety of dining experiences, including business occasions and private get-togethers. Their dining setting is a perfect option for date nights and other special occasions, including birthdays, wedding after-parties, family events, and more.

Bistro W Tokyo Yotsuya

Open: Morning 7:00 am - 10:00 pm (LO 9:30 pm) / Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (LO 2:00 pm) / Cafe 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10: 00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 1F, Hotel Wing International Premium Tokyo Yotsuya, 1 minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
Address: 1F, Hotel Wing International Premium Tokyo Yotsuya, 3-14-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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TOSA DINING Okyaku cuisine
TOSA DINING Okyaku floor
Drinking parties are called Okyaku in Tosa. They include celebrating with relatives, socializing with friends, and taking part in traditional festivals. Tosa people have been holding such parties since long ago, strengthening the bonds between people while serving sake and Tosa food. The restaurant [TOSA DINING Okyaku] is a true Okyaku in Tokyo, providing the space where the visitors can enjoy the sake and cuisine of Kochi, filling their table with smiles. The chef in charge is Hiroshi Yamashita, who has specialized in Kochi cuisine for over 40 years. An expert in the local culture, produce, and ingredients, the time has come for him to introduce these quality dishes to Tokyo.


Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. for food 10:00 pm, for drinks 10:30 pm)       [Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm),   Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm(L.O. for food 9:00 pm, for drinks 9:30 pm) *Please note the restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner hours.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from [Ginza-Itchome Station] on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / 4 minutes walk from [Yurakucho Station] on JR Line
Address: 2F, The ORB Premiere, 1-3-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. The Show & Za Sho

The Show & Za Sho cuisine
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Enjoy Japanese entertainment in the Kanda Shrine at [The SHOW & The Warai]. You can see action dramas featuring traditional Japanese themes such as Tengu and Zashiki-warashi. Your heart will pound in excitement as the show unfolds in close proximity, with the cast occasionally even coming down to the audience from the stage. The commitment to cuisine shows in the Funemori where you can taste fresh seafood from Toyosu Market and the Seasonal Hot Pot made with specialty homemade broth. A variety of dishes such as Smoked Sliced Duck and Pollack Potato Salad are available. Support is available in English, so it is recommended for work parties or group trips as well. 

The Show & Za Sho

Open: **Opening time** Open 18:00 / The show starts at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Close 11:00 pm(L.O. 10:30 pm) The show continues about one hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please come by 30 minutes before the performance starts.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from the Hijiribashi exit of the Ochanomizu station; 7-minute walk from the Akihabara exit, the Akihabara station
Address: B1F, Kanda Myojin Bunka Koryu-kan, 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch

Tosa Shimizu World Ueno branch cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, May 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. The restaurant's specialty is exquisite [Warayaki (grilled with straws)] cooked dynamically with big flames of the burning straw. Enjoy a 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, [Course with the Local Dishes from Tosa Shimizu] is a recommendation. This course, including all-you-can-drink, is also ideal for banquets such as girl's parties and farewell parties. Though it is in the middle of the city close to Ueno Station, you won't feel the hustle and bustle in the 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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8. Daikanyama In

Daikanyama In cuisine
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This hideaway for adults is in a quiet area, 3 minutes walk from Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The master chef carefully selects seasonal ingredients from all over Japan and cooks them with his skillful techniques obtained through rich experiences. At the counter seats, you can enjoy a culinary 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. This restaurant is 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 they keep pursuing gastronomy in the corner of Tokyo. This restaurant accepts group reservations for up to 35 people. Please feel free to inquire. They 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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9. Niku no Wana

Niku no Wana cuisine
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Come to Niku no Wana and enjoy carefully selected Kuroge Wagyu over a drink or two. You can enjoy a wide variety of dishes with the meat cooked over delicately balanced heat. Go with the [Kuroge Wagyu Salted Hamburg Patty] to fully enjoy the original flavor of the meat. It's one of the most popular dishes here. There is also a good selection of side dishes to go with your meat, like the [Niku Wana Salad]. The course meal featuring their most popular dishes is perfect for banquets and gatherings. There's a great selection of alcohol in their all-you-can-drink option as well. From [cava] to [corona beer], you can have fun trying and comparing the different options. The friendly staff will greet you with a warm smile at this trendy and comfortable izakaya.

Niku no Wana

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Jimbocho Station, located 200m away
Address: 1F, Koshiji No.3 Bldg., 1-34-24, Kanda Jinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Ginza Nakamata

Ginza Nakamata cuisine
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At Ginza Nakamata, you can fully savor superb nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch) - known for being high quality - served in a variety of cooking styles, including grilled, sashimi, nitsuke (simmered), and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables). The nodoguro they use are caught mainly in the sea of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture. They are large in size and weigh 500 - 800 grams each. Diners will experience the refined, fatty but clean taste of this fish that is full of umami (Japanese savory taste). The restaurant has an impressive menu, which includes [Nodoguro Shioyaki], in which nodoguro is grilled thoroughly to deepen the flavor before being seasoned with salt, and [Nodoguro Shabu-Shabu], through which guests can enjoy its changing flavors depending on the ingredients and how long they were cooked in the broth. It also serves as a nice spot to try a selection of rare shochu (type of Japanese alcohol) that are otherwise hard to find in Tokyo. The place looks like an old residence and creates an inviting feel with its wooden interior. It is perfect for huge gatherings and parties.

Ginza Nakamata

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: Just outside the A2 Exit of [Higashi-ginza Station] on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Address: B1F, Samaria Bldg., 4-10-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: May 08 2019 Update-date: Mar 11 2020

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