The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, October 2018

Publish-date: Oct 09 2018 Update-date: Jun 11 2019

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The 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, October 2018

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

1. Teppanyaki Boeufdor

1. Teppanyaki BoeufdorThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018
Savor the best domestic beef, abalone, and Japanese spiny lobster along with wine at this new restaurant, which opened on April 2, 2018. That delicious craving meat available at the [Domestic Beef Loin]. Regardless of where it is from, they procure the best cut of loin at the time for this dish, resulting in meat with juicy, sweet fat. It is served with 3 different seasonings that beautifully bring out its flavor. The restaurant itself feels like a stylish getaway, with brick walls and monotone furniture. Why not have a party, friendly gathering, or date in one of their private rooms?

Teppanyaki Boeufdor

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)

Closed: Sunday, Dinner time for National Holidays (Lunch time is open on National Holidays)
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, Bengoshi Bldg., 2-19, Hon-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa ()

2. Kishu Sankai Ryori GUAN Marunouchi Bldg. Marunouchi branch

2. Kishu Sankai Ryori GUAN Marunouchi Bldg. Marunouchi branchThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, October 2018
Japanese restaurant [GUAN] in the Marunouchi Bldg. serves local ingredients and dishes from Kishu. As we are affiliated with [Ginpei] which is a renowned restaurant in Wakayama, we can stock renowned local ingredients directly from Wakayama, such as wild fresh seafood direct from Tatsugahama Fish Port, Kumano Beef, Inobuta (wild boar and domestic pig hybrid), Nanko Plum, and Kishu Binchotan Charcoal. Our Japanese dishes have a mild and delicate taste using these ingredients, bringing out their original tastes. The best recommendation is just-cooked [Ume Madai Meshi (rice mixed with red sea bream). Its savory taste penetrates into your heart and body. A wide variety of renowned sake (Japanese alcohol) from all over Japan is also available, including local sake from Kishu. Our counter seats with an atmosphere of a sake bar is highly received especially among sake lovers. Our dishes are beautifully arranged in the Kii tradition and served on Kishu Lacquerware which is called [beauty of use]. We are ideal for gatherings around Tokyo Station, such as for entertaining your clients, a business meal, date, and girl's party.

Kishu Sankai Ryori GUAN Marunouchi Bldg. Marunouchi branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,620 JPY
Address: 6F, Marunouchi Bldg., 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Jiyugaoka Burger Aoyama branch

3. Jiyugaoka Burger Aoyama branchThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018Our proud hamburgers stick to using patties made with 100% domestic beef, original buns without eggs and dairy ingredients. We also make efforts to use organic, domestic-made vegetables as much as possible. We are the third branch of [Jiyugaoka Burger], which opened along Gaien Nishi-dori Street in Aoyama, after being fully prepared. Inside the shop is a natural open space in white and with wood patterns. We also have terrace seats ideal for a date and the girl's gathering party. As one of the unique features at the Aoyama branch, we serve a wide variety of drinks including organic wine. Please visit our hamburger shop with the theme of [safe x mild = tasty] which meets the needs of today's world where food is gathering attention, for various occasions such as dinner alone or a party. 

Jiyugaoka Burger Aoyama branch

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (Food L.O. 9:00 pm / Drink L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Passage Aoyama, 2-27-18 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho

4. Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-choThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018
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:  Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Nest, 2-10-10 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Amour

5. AmourThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018
Our hideaway-like restaurant is in a house in a quiet town a little away from Ebisu Station. Chef Goto, who has been actively working at renowned restaurants in France and Japan, offers the original [Japanese French] cuisine which is highly received among gourmet guests. Enjoy our courses consisting of kaiseki (traditional Japanese cuisine) dishes respecting the sense of Japanese. Dishes up to the main dish mainly use vegetables and seafood. Enjoy the unique dishes available only with us, created with the Japanese and French cooking techniques of the skillful chef, bringing out the charms of the ingredients. Our relaxing restaurant has a cozy atmosphere where you can feel at home. We are ideal for celebrating your special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. With your five senses, please enjoy our hospitality.


Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday, *Also closed on random one day per month. Also closed on Summer holiday, and New Year holidays.  
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,000 JPY
Address: 1-6-13 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Shimanchu-nu-Sakedoko

6. Shimanchu-nu-SakedokoThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018
[Shimanchu-nu-Sakedoko] is an Okinawan izakaya (pub). Those who are with children are also welcome to enjoy our Okinawan cuisine using the authentic ingredients sent from Okinawa, such as [Stir-Fried Bitter Melon with Meat, Tofu, and Other Vegetables] with the bitter melon from Okinawa seasoned with a flying fish broth. Enjoy the simple yet savory taste. Bitter melon is thought to be [bitter], but our bitter melon is not, as it is salted and squeezed to get rid of the strong bitterness. We are also suited for families who mainly want to enjoy meals, as we serve various dishes easy to eat even for children. Also enjoy our wide variety of sours (whiskey  & soda) and high balls (shochu & soda), more than 30 kinds of each. We are also popular because we serve many unique sours and high balls which are also ideal for girl's gatherings. Have fun in our comfortable space.


Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 780 JPY
Address: 3-3-22, Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ()

7. LAPALACE Sono Ikebukuro

7. LAPALACE Sono IkebukuroThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018[LAPALACE SONO Ikebukuro] located near from Mutsumata Intersection in Higashi Ikebukuroin is a fashionable place with an eye catching glass exterior giving it a chic appearance. Our recommendation is [Roasted Omar Shrimp from Brittany] bringing out the original savory taste of Omar shrimp to its maximum. The shrimp is perfectly heated to condense its savory taste, and served with high-end ingredients such as truffle and seasonal vegetables. We also serve a wide variety of sparkling, red, and white wines which go well with our dishes. Our space is simply decorated without being too decorative so that the guests can relax and feel at home. Please visit us for a date, entertaining your client, and a party. The whole restaurant can also be booked for private parties for up to 24 people.

LAPALACE Sono Ikebukuro

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm),  Dinner 5:00 pm -11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Ikebukuro 5th Bldg., 2-62-10 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8.BAR WATERSHEDThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018This classic bar nestled on the second floor of a building only 3 minutes by foot from Akasaka Station is now one of the most noteworthy bars in Tokyo. Its name was derived from WATERSHED, a winery the owner encountered while studying in Australia, which inspired him to enter the restaurant business. Original cocktails served in this urban, sophisticated environment reflect a new wind blowing in the bar industry. Mixed cocktails of seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and other ingredients are especially popular. Please also try our cocktails featuring rare Japanese whiskeys and sake. The service charge is 1,000 yen per person.


Open: 18:00 - 03:00
Closed: Sundays, the 3rd Saturday
Average price: -
Address: 201 Akasaka Village, 6-4-20, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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9. casper

9. casperThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018
Our restaurant is highly received as you can casually enjoy delicious wine. We have only 8 table seats. This compact size enables us to give good service to the details, including the interior and cutlery, from the viewpoint of the guests. Our ingredients are not only from Japan, but many of them are from foreign countries to reproduce the authentic taste of French cuisine served in France as much as possible. Our wine selection mainly consists of French organic wines to serve delicious ones to our guests. Your dream [to casually enjoy French cuisine] will surely come true at [casper]. 


Open: [Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm    
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY

Address: 1F, 2nd Hayashi Bldg. 1-19 Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Yakiniku Ishikawaen

10. Yakiniku IshikawaenThe 10 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo,  October 2018Wagyu (Japanese beef) is the must-eat food when you visit Japan. At our restaurant, you can enjoy high-grade fresh [Japanese black beef] which is beautifully marbled, with a tender texture, and rich, deep, sweet, and savory taste. Its exquisite taste will become one of your unforgettable memories in Japan. Also, enjoy our creative Korean dishes following the secret recipe of the chef's mother who was a master of Korean cuisine. Inside the restaurant has a sophisticated, clean, spacious, and relaxing space where you can have a nice moment with your precious family, partner, and friends.

Yakiniku Ishikawaen

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY
Address: 2F, BCC Bldg., 2-36 Yoshihama-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa  (Map)
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11. Yoshi Sushi Ueno branch

Yoshi Sushi Ueno branch cuisine

Yoshi Sushi Ueno branch floor

[Yoshi Sushi Ueno branch] offers dishes using seasonal seafood carefully-selected at the fish market by the master chef. Fully enjoy delicious seafood with our [Assorted Sashimi] with large, thickly-cut slices, and [Highest-Grade Sushi] gorgeously using high-quality toppings. We also use high-quality sushi rice, adjusting the amount of vinegar according to the season. Our relaxing Japanese-style restaurant has the counter made from a single piece wood and private rooms so that you can select your favorite style to relax and enjoy the moment. Various sizes of private rooms for 3-50 people are available. We flexibly meet your needs from small gatherings such as entertaining your clients or a date, to big gatherings such as a class reunion. 

Yoshi Sushi Ueno branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) [Saturday] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) [Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from the central ticket gate of [Ueno Station]. After exiting from the Hirokoji exit, cross the crosswalk, turn right, and go straight along the road on the left side of [Marui]
Address: 6-7-8 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)

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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.


Publish-date: Oct 09 2018 Update-date: Jun 11 2019

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