The 15 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, June 2019

Publish-date: Jun 10 2019 Update-date: Jun 15 2020
The 15 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, June 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
Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera floor
[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. Grill Dining Makibi

Grill Dining Makibi cuisine
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At [Grill Dining Makibi], you can enjoy [cuisine cooked on firewood] which is now gathering attention, mainly in Europe. This restaurant has an outstanding firewood grill in the center of the restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere. Seeing the burning fire and smelling the nice aroma of firewood, your expectation towards our dishes will increase. Do not miss to try carefully-selected beef carved in front of you, such as pure breed black Angus, Tomahawk steak, and 800 g of T-bone steak. When being cooked with the firewood grill with high heat and far-infrared radiation, their savory taste is maximized. Try with wine selected by a hotel sommelier to enjoy the marriage. Their arrangement, filled with entertainment and warm hospitality, will offer you a pleasant moment.

Grill Dining Makibi

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch; 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm),  [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch; (first part) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, (second part) 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm  /  Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Directly connected to Tsukuba Express [Asakusa Station] / 5 minutes walk from [Tawaramachi Station] on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. On the first floor of [Asakusa View Hotel]
Address: 3-17-1 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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SMT TOKYO cuisine
SMT TOKYO serves Korean cuisine paired with wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Korean cuisine is known for its large shared plates. However, SMT TOKYO proposes a modern interpretation called [Korean tapas].This Korean tapas maintains the dishes' traditional flavors, but is served as small plates so that guests can enjoy a variety of dishes. Experience a new way of enjoying Korean cuisine that meets the needs of modern diners. Wine pairings for the restaurant are overseen by wine stylist Satoko Fujisaki. Diners can enjoy the marriage between wine and varied Korean cuisine in this stylish, pop-inspired space.


Open: 11:00 am - 4:00 am (Lunch L.O. 2:30 pm/ Dinner L.O. 3:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Take Exit 1 at [Akasaka Station], Exit 10 at [Akasaka Mitsuke Station], or Exit 11 at [Tameike-sanno Station]
Address: 1F, Akasaka biz Tower, 5-3-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Tarattoria la rondine

Tarattoria la rondine cuisine
Tarattoria la rondine floor
[la rondine] is in the northern outskirts of Kagurazaka. This trattoria, known to those in the know, offers authentic Italian cuisine created by a chef who trained in Italy and France. Thoroughly enjoy authentic [Genovese] with an exquisite taste and the good aroma of basil, using an abundance of seafood and aromatic herbs. You can encounter different seasonal tastes every day, with the vegetables grown in a natural method. Wine can be ordered per quarter or eighth glass size. Both wine lovers and beginners can enjoy comparing different wines and pairings. This homey restaurant is ideal for those who know well the area around Iidabashi and Kagurazaka, casual dates, and everyday use on the way home from work.

Tarattoria la rondine

Open: [Weekdays, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm [Weekdays, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) [Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Saturday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 7 minutes walk from the east exit of JR [Iidabashi Station]
Address: 4-16 Shin Ogawamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Café Troisgros

Café Troisgros cuisine
Café Troisgros floor
[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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6. Cheer Counter

Cheer Counter cuisine
Cheer Counter floor
This restaurant is in a room in an apartment building in the back of an alley in the MIDTOWN of Roppongi. Surprisingly, they do not have any shop sign. This place has become famous just through word-of-mouth. Also surprisingly, [rice] is their best-recommended specialty of this hideaway dining, which is known to those in the know. Their menu mainly consists of dishes which go well with [rice], because the owner Seiji Murakami is a rice tasting evaluator, and also a judge of a world rice show which is held once a year. He stocks approximately 100 kinds of rice a year from high-quality rice farms all over Japan. They also have private rooms ideal for parties. Many famous and executive guests secretly visit this hideaway for adults. 

Cheer Counter

Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am) [Saturday] Dinner 6:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: A 3-minute walk from exit 4b of [Roppongi] Station on Oedo Line or Hibiya Line
Address: 2F, Verde Roppongi, 7-16-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

7. Kobayashi Shokudo

Kobayashi Shokudo cuisine
Kobayashi Shokudo floor
[Kobayashi Shokudo] in Ikedayama, Gotanda keeps attracting guests with ultimately savory and fun dishes. Chef Kobayashi has improved his cooking skills in various genres of cuisine. He offers French and Italian-based dishes with a wide variety of tastes and aromas, made with his free ideas and reliable techniques. This restaurant uses various ingredients, mainly seasonal ones. Their menus are listed on a blackboard, with many regular and special dishes of the day. Enjoy their dishes, mainly a-la-carte dishes to be shared, which will brighten your table, such as your special [Snow Crab and Avocado Tartar] and [Seafood Bouillabaisse Pot]. Though they offer exceptional dishes, its space has a casual and cozy atmosphere. Please visit this renowned restaurant again and again for various occasions, from everyday use to special events.

Kobayashi Shokudo

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: JR Yamanote Line - Gotanda Station - 7-minute walk
Address: 1F, Ikedayama Corp, 5-21-6 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

8. Musshu Mizuki

8. Musshu Mizuki
The 15 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, June 2019
Please relax and enjoy beautiful cuisine made with carefully-selected ingredients and sake from all over Japan at [Musshu Mizuki]. Their recommendation is [Paring Course] with which you can also enjoy conversation with the 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 their wide variety of drink menu. Enjoy them with the course of the day, which was created with a playful mind. It is ideal for enjoying with your friends, entertaining your clients, or for banquets, where you can enjoy dishes while also enjoying conversations with the staff and chef in a homey atmosphere. Private rooms are also available for those who value privacy. In Ginza, have a satisfying moment, 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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9. Daikanyama In

Daikanyama In cuisine
The 15 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, June 2019
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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10. Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN 

Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN  cuisine
Shimbashi-Kaisen SAKAGURA-SUIKODEN  floor
[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. They also serve as many as 100 kinds of sake and shochu (Japanese alcohols) which go well with their seafood cuisine. As they 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. This 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.


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

11. Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihombashi branch

11. Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihombashi branch
Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihombashi branch floor
Although it is in the metropolitan area, [Pork Cutlet and Pork Cuisine Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihombashi branch] has a calm and relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle. Fully enjoy their [Pork Cutlet] and [Shabu-Shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables)] using their brand [Hiraboku Sangenton Pork]. [Sangenton Pork], a hybrid of three different pigs, has a fine texture and sweet fat. All of the dishes with this pork have a sophisticated savory taste. Also enjoy local dishes from Yamagata, made with additive-free seasonings. To fully enjoy their popular dishes, courses are recommended. As they are on the fourth floor of a building, also enjoy the beautiful view from the counter seats by the windows, which is ideal for dates. The semi-private room for up to 20 people has a simple and cozy space, ideal for banquets and girl's parties. 

Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihombashi branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm *December 31: open only during lunch time / January 2-3: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) 
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from exit B12 of [Nihombashi Station] on Ginza Line
Address: 4F, Coredo Nihombashi, 1-4-1 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)

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12. Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa

12. Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa
The 15 unmissable restaurants in Tokyo, June 2019
They choose the meat based on its pedigree, fleshiness, and fat content, then they carefully select only the best Senju green onions and pair them with shirasaki noodles, served with the home-made sukiyaki stock for your enjoyment. These superb cuts of marbled meat will melt in your mouth! The chef avidly pursues new fine flavors and accepts no compromises on taste. Enjoy a moment of exceptional satisfaction at this restaurant, and relax and enjoy in the privacy of your dining suite. There are canned beef and tsukudani as well as other gifts to take home, for you to remember.

Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa

Open: Normal hours: 11:00-22:00, last order at 21:00 / Lunch: 11:00-15:00
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 14,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: Three minutes' walk from exit A12/13 of Ginza Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Two minutes' walk from exit A8 of Higashi-ginza Station, Toei Asakusa Line.
Address: 3-9-19 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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MEZZO cuisine
MEZZO floor
MEZZO, a restaurant located in the heart of Roppongi. It was born from a desire to create a new kind of place in Japan that is somewhere between a restaurant and a night club. The first floor is a casual bar, while the second floor is a sophisticated space with a creative "woody and gold" theme. The LED lights fixed on the ceiling change the mood of the restaurant over time. For a special occasion such as birthdays and anniversaries, the fruit cake tower is recommended. Reservations can be made for budgets of 30,000 JPY and up. They put a lot of work into their food and drinks, and there are many cocktails made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their facilities are topnotch, and they have packages perfect for private parties. This restaurant is not to be missed for anyone that wants to enjoy the nightlife of Roppongi.


Open: [Monday - Thursday] Dinner 7:00 pm - 1:00 am [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit 3 of [Roppongi Station].
Address: 1F - 2F, Roppongi Street Bldg., 5-1-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo


AURUM cuisine
AURUM floor
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!


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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15. HANURI Shimbashi

HANURI Shimbashi cuisine
HANURI Shimbashi floor
Just a 2-minute walk from Shimbashi Station, Hanuri Shimbashi has the official recognition of the Korean government as an excellent Korean restaurant, and it is a place where you can experience authentic food of the country. The meat is discerningly chosen by the owner himself, who goes to the market every morning. The menu is full of specialty dishes, including [Samgyeopsal] featuring crisply grilled, thick slices of meat; the hugely popular [Cheese Dakgalbi]; [Carefully Selected A4 Kuroge Wagyu], with which diners can feast on top-quality Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef); and more. The restaurant, located on the 8th floor, has a chic interior arranged by a designer. Diners can enjoy a fantastic view of the nightscape from the counter seats, which are perfect for dates, business meetings, as well as drinks with friends. They also have private and semi-private rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 4 to 28 people. Don't miss out on the authentic flavors created by the Korean chef! This restaurant is definitely one worth putting on your list.

HANURI Shimbashi

Open: 11:30 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from the Karasumori Exit of [Shimbashi Station]
Address: 8F, eatus shimbashi, 3-13-4, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jun 04 2019 Update-date: Jun 15 2020

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