Top 14 Hidden Places in Shibuya to Have Lunch at

Publish-date: Dec 21 2017 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 14 Hidden Places in Shibuya to Have Lunch at

Shibuya is full of wonderful places to eat. At lunchtime, it is like a battleground, with all the restaurants competing against each other for customers. In the end, lots of people often end up going to their trusted restaurants instead of trying someplace new. This article introduces some surprisingly lesser-known restaurants in Shibuya to have lunch at. They either have a limited number of servings per day, or offer their expensive specialty meals at nice discounts during lunchtime. Why not try out some of these great daily specials?

1. Bee House Italian Tapas Shibuya Branch

1. Bee House Italian Tapas Shibuya Branch

This “Honey x Italian” restaurant wants all of its customers to be filled with happiness while they eat. Honey contains Vitamins B2, B6, and C, and is renowned for its skin-beautifying effects. All the tables in the restaurant have honey pots on them, so that customers can use as much as they like with their meal. The lunch menu changes every day. Among the usual menu items, you can find pasta and the very popular [Honey Gorgonzola] pizza. All lunchtime dishes are supplemented with a salad buffet that offers 12 different types of seasonal vegetables, as well as a bar with drinks. Men will be happy to hear that they can eat their fill at this restaurant! Although the chef’s specialty, [Lasagne], only has a limited number of servings per day, it is the most popular item on the lunch menu. Full of cheese and Bolognese sauce, this dish is baked to perfection and should not be missed!

Bee House Italian Tapas Shibuya Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) 
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm) 
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am, Drinks L.O. 1:30 am)
Please contact the restaurant directly if you wish to make a reservation outside of these hours.
Closed: Irregular  
Beginning and End of the Year: The opening times during this period may differ from what is stated here. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *Appetizer fee: 500 JPY (excluding tax) and 10% service charge (for à la carte menu) / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Shibuya Station
Address: B1F, Sede Bldg., 1-5-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Italian Bar The Neworder Table Shibuya Branch

2. Italian Bar The Neworder Table Shibuya Branch

This restaurant was newly opened in September 2016, and has direct access from Shibuya Station. With its stylish interior, private rooms that resemble a secret hideaway, and soft sofas to sit on, it is especially popular among women. Here, you can taste classic Italian cuisine, such as pasta, pizza, and risotto, with an abundance of fresh seasonal ingredients. There is also an option to add the popular salad, drink, and soup from the buffet to your meal! The one dish that every visitor should never miss has to be their [Roast Beef Don]. Slices of succulent roast beef are piled on top of each other in this hearty rice bowl dish, which not only looks amazing, but also tastes great!

Italian Bar The Neworder Table Shibuya Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:55 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Direct access from Shibuya Station. Include an all-you-can-drink course starting from 1,980 JPY! Popular birthday treats are also available. Ideal location for girls’ parties, drinking parties, and birthday parties in Shibuya!
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Direct access from Exit 2 of Shibuya Station - just go along the underpass! If arriving from the ground, the address is B1F of Toho Cinemas, which is next to Dogenzaka 109.
Address: B1F, Toho Cinemas Shibuya, 2-6-17, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Maruya

3. Maruya

This sardine specialty restaurant is located near Shinsen Station, at a bit of a distance from Dogenzaka. That said, the food served here is absolutely amazing and well worth the trek! Located down a backstreet, the exterior looks like somebody’s home, and the atmosphere of the interior is no different - it is so homely that it almost feels like you have come to your grandmother’s house in the country! The lunch menu consists of 4 or 5 dishes, including sashimi, broiled fish, fried food, and rice bowl dishes, each costing around 800 JPY - 1,000 JPY. Office workers will definitely love the volume of the [Iwashi Fry Teishoku] and [Mix Fry Teishoku] set meals.

Maruya

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Access: Shinsen Station
Address: 25-1, Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Usagi

4. Usagi

Usagi is located a little distance away from Shibuya Station, at the back of Dogenzaka-ue. The soup at this popular and delicious ramen restaurant is completely free of chemical seasonings. [Ajitama Ramen] is the most popular dish on the menu. The clear and refreshing chicken soup is seasoned with both soy sauce and fish sauce, and many say that the taste is so unique and delicious that they can’t help but come back for more! Although classic ramen dishes are something to enjoy, daring folk should try their unique [Shiru-nashi Tantan-men]. Sichuan pepper adds a lot of spiciness to this dish, leaving the tongue tingling for more.

Usagi

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
[Saturday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Access: Shinsen Station
Address: 8-13, Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Southern Italian Cuisine CAPRICCI Shibuya Hikarie Branch

5. Southern Italian Cuisine CAPRICCI Shibuya Hikarie Branch

The famous Capricci restaurant in Amalfi, Southern Italy, has opened its very first branch in Japan! The interior cannot ever be called cramped, which is just what you’d expect from a resort in Amalfi! Their Southern Italian cuisine is highly regarded, thanks to them using fresh produce, seafood delivered directly from the source, and carefully selected Italian-grown condiments. The top lunch dish is [Generous Portion of Seafood Pescatore - Handmade Pasta Scialatielli]. There are only 15 servings of this dish per day, so come fast if you wish to enjoy it!

Southern Italian Cuisine CAPRICCI Shibuya Hikarie Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm, Dinner L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Direct access to 6F of Shibuya Hikarie Bldg. from both Exit 15 of Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station and the 2F connecting walkway of JR Shibuya Station
Address: 6F, Shibuya Hikarie Bldg., 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Hashidaya Main Branch

6. Hashidaya Main Branch

This chicken specialty restaurant offers a limited number of servings of its famous [Oyako-don] (rice bowl dish with chicken and eggs) during lunchtime. Eggs procured from the former Iwai City of Ibaraki Prefecture, along with chicken thighs and breasts prepared that very morning, are used in this juicy and classic Japanese dish. It is something that you absolutely must try, even if you have to line up to experience the bliss! The lunchtime menu also includes dishes like [Soboro-don] and [Chicken Nanban], both of which are just as delicious as the restaurant’s most famous dish.

Hashidaya Main Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm *Also open on Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays, Dinner 6:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Also open on Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays
Closed: May close during Obon (mid-August), as well as the beginning and end of the year, due to suppliers’ unavailability. (Open during national holidays and festival days!)
Average price: 4,001 JPY – 4,500 JPY
Access: Shibuya Station
Address: 3-15-4, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Kato Gyuniku Shibutsu

7. Kato Gyuniku Shibutsu

Using only Yamagata calf meat, this is a new style of restaurant managed by the chain that is able to satisfy the most formidable gourmands of Ginza, Kato Gyuniku-ten GINZA. A number of succulent, rich meat dishes that melt in your mouth are available on the menu, with [Hanbarg] (Beef Patty) being the most recommended for its success in bringing out the true flavor of Yamagata beef. The [Gyukatsu-juu] (beef cutlet on rice in a lacquered box) is a special item on the menu that's only available on days with “9” in the number. On these days, only 10 servings of this dish are prepared, causing customers to arrive early every month if they wish to get a taste of this delicious dish!

Kato Gyuniku-ten Shibutsuu

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Hikarie along Roppongi Street. The restaurant is located on B1F of the building with 7-11 at the Shibuya 2-chome crossing.
Address: B1F, 2-12-12, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Sardegna Kateiryori Tharros

8. Sardegna Kateiryori Tharros

This restaurant serves up authentic Sardinian home cuisine straight from the Mediterranean. A course menu is available during lunch on weekdays, Saturday, and Sunday. However, the salad buffet, homemade bread, and drink service are limited to weekdays, and cost little more than a mere 1,000 yen! Their [Kai-rui no Fregulade] (Shellfish Fregulade) is something that really cannot be missed, and customers simply can’t help but keep coming back for more of this fantastic pasta dish. It is packed full of shellfish goodness, and has a unique texture that you will surely grow to love.

Sardegna Kateiryori Tharros

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) 
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None  
Beginning and end of the year, 1st Sunday in September
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station
Address: 1F, Shibuya Sede Bldg., 1-5-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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9. Dogenzaka Kokkuman

9. Dogenzaka Kokkuman

This friendly bistro in Dogenzaka cannot be recommended enough for those days when all you want to do is to eat delicious meat dishes! Customers can enjoy top-class, elaborate Western cuisine at reasonable prices here. Lunchtime servings are available in very limited quantities, so come fast if you want to enjoy them! For a single coin (500 yen), you can get the [Roast Beef] dish (12 servings a day) or the [Beef Cheeks Braised in Red Wine Sauce Lunch] (5 servings a day). Many customers start to line up outside the bistro before it actually opens in order to have a chance to eat these rare lunch dishes. They are certainly worth the wait!

Dogenzaka Kokkuman

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,001 JPY – 3,500 JPY
Access: Cross the Shibuya scramble crossing at Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station and head towards 109. Turn onto the road to your right and walk straight. On your left, you should see Yamada Denki, an electrical appliance store. Turn left at Kurosawa Gakki - a musical instruments store. The restaurant is located on 1F of the 4th building to your right.
Address: 1F, Horita Bldg., 2-25-14, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. GREEN GRILL Shibuya Branch

10. GREEN GRILL Shibuya Branch

This restaurant, located only 5 minutes away by foot from Shibuya Station on 3F of Cocoti Bldg. in front of Miyashita Park, serves meat dishes that include fresh vegetables and other blessings from the earth. The window seats are highly recommended during lunchtime because of the soothing sunlight that shines brightly through. The most popular item on the menu has to be their [Daily Recommended Iron Pot Lunch], which is limited to 20 servings per day. The ingredients of this dish change every week, creating something new to look forward to for regular customers.

GREEN GRILL Shibuya Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
Closed: Irregular  
Some irregular days (following Cocoti)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from East Exit of JR Shibuya Station
Address: 3F, Cocoti Bldg., 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Shibuya Urizun

11. Shibuya Urizun

The renowned Naha restaurant, “Urizun”, now has a branch in Shibuya Hikarie! Okinawan cuisine is ideal for those times when you want to eat a refreshing and healthy lunch. This restaurant serves up a variety of lunch set meals, with the most popular being their [Goya Champuru and Okinawa Soba Noodles Set Meal]. Customers who order this dish can enjoy half-size portions of 2 classic Okinawan dishes for the price of 1 dish! Female customers are often found ordering the [Healthy Gozen Sefan, Rafute, Kubu-irichi, Minudaru] set. This Gozen meal comes with Okinawan-style tofu dressed in sesame sauce, umibudo (sea grapes), aloe somen noodles, sunui, jimami tofu, pickled goya, and a dessert!

Shibuya Urizun

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 4:00 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,350 JPY
Access: 6F of Shibuya Hikarie Bldg. Direct access from the 2F connecting walkway of Shibuya Station. 
Address: 6F, Shibuya Hikarie Bldg., 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Port of Call

12. Port of Call

Port of Call is located at the back of an apparel shop in Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku, and is a little hard to see from the entrance of the store. It’s like a secret hideout for the few in the know! The interior is similar to restaurants in the American West Coast, and is quite large, spanning from the 2F to the 3F. This makes it relatively easy to get a seat, even during the busy lunchtime period. The must-have item on the menu is their [POC BURGER]. This hearty dish consists of a soft bun filled with 100% succulent and juicy beef patty - a combination that cannot be missed! It also comes with a soup and salad for a reasonable price of around 1,000 JPY. This truly is a secret gem among the burger battlegrounds of the Shibuya area.

Port of Call

Open: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY - 2,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Access: 513m from Shibuya Station
Address: 2-3F, Toyama Bldg., 1-3, Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Takibiya Shibuya Branch

13. Takibiya Shibuya Branch

This famous yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant is located only a 2-minute walk away from Shibuya Station, as well as a 1 minute walk from Shibuya Hikarie. Those who order [Niku no Himalaya], the specialty dish of Takibiya, will have a 800g chunk of meat cooked on charcoal right before their eyes. The exterior of the meat is sufficiently grilled, leaving the inner meat juicy and rare. This dish is so pleasing to the eye that various media sources have even featured it! There’s no need to mention just how substantial the volume of this dish is. Why not come and try it the next time you have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with 3 or 4 people?

Takibiya Shibuya Branch

Open: [Monday - Friday] 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 2:00 am 
[Saturday] 12:00 pm - 2:00 am 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 00:00 am
Closed: None
Access: 2-minute walk from Shibuya Station
Address: 1F, Higashiguchi Futaba Bldg., 1-15-19, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Gyukatsu Aona Shibuya 3-chome Branch

14. Gyukatsu Aona Shibuya 3-chome Branch

This popular restaurant is very highly regarded in the Ueno area. Their 2nd branch in Shibuya also has 3 main items on the menu whose names correspond to the shop’s name: “A”, “O”, and “NA”. This trio of syllables represents “Japanese Beef”, “Kuroge Wagyu Beef”, and “Marbled Kuroge Wagyu Beef”. These 3 different types of beef are all available as beef cutlets. Many consider beef cutlets to be quite high in calories, but since this particular restaurant only uses lean meat, the dish is actually quite low-calorie! They also have [Large Portion Set] and [Small Portion Set] options that let customers choose just how much they want. This place is a must-visit if you feel like having delicious beef cutlets for lunch!

Gyukatsu Aona Shibuya 3-chome Branch

Open: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit 16A of Shibuya Station. On 1F of the navy-colored Axis No. 7 Bldg.
Address: 1F, Axis No. 7 Bldg., 3-17-4, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 21 2017 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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