Akihabara is a world-acclaimed area for “otaku” subculture - lovers of things like anime (Japanese cartoons), comics, and computer games. However, there are a lot of fantastic restaurants that aren't aimed at otaku in Akihabara, too!
The name of this creative dining bar, yaneura, means “attic”. It feels so comfortable and relaxing that it is almost like a hideaway! The menu changes daily, so enjoy eating what's on offer each day. The [Chef's Pizza] (680 JPY) is baked in a stone oven, and can be made to suit the taste of each customer. The [Freshly Harvested Vegetable Bagna Càuda] (580 JPY) is a very colorful dish that pleases both the eyes and the stomach. It has a sauce that changes daily, and this sauce is comprised of fresh vegetables that are harvested on the same day.
Open: 5:00 pm - 5:00 am *Confirmation required if arriving after 2:00 am
Average price: 2,800 JPY
Address: 2F, Cisco Bldg., 1-5-8, Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
2. Wineshop & Diner FUJIMARU
With a motto of “Wine for the Everyday”, this wine bar has a wine shop at the back of the restaurant. Not only does it stock wine from around the world, but the company that manages this restaurant also makes its own wine called “Namataru Wine”. Even the ingredients used in all the dishes here let you feel the passion of the producers! Everything here goes amazingly well with wine – the freshly harvested vegetables, freshly caught seafood, Ezo venison (species of deer from Hokkaido), and much more!
Wineshop & Diner FUJIMARU
: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L, In)Closed
: Tuesday, Second Wednesday of the monthAverage price
: 6,000 JPY - 7,000 JPYAddress
: 2F, S Bldg., 2-27-19, Higashi Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
3. Margo Akihabara Branch
This dining bar, only a minute's walk from Akihabara Station, serves delicious meat cuisine. It also offers many spacious private rooms (some with horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables) that you can stretch your legs at), all with a fabulous night view. The [5-Kind Assortment] is highly recommended, and consists of a French lamb chop, grilled chicken, lean beef, roast pork, and sausage. The [Cheese Dak-galbi] (1,680 JPY) is also highly recommended and consists of sweet-spicy fried chicken and vegetables smothered in melted cheese.
Margo Akihabara Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,200 JPY / [Lunch] 2,200 JPY
Address: 9F, Chomp Chomp Akihabara, 1-13, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
4. Akihabara Garden Farm Akihabara Branch
This is a dining bar where customers can enjoy delicious vegetables, freshly harvested in the ancient city of Kamakura (Kanagawa Prefecture), and cheese fondue. This bar takes particular care with the fondue sauce, combining 5 types of cheese with soy milk to create its mellow flavor. From avocado to butter and black truffle, you can choose 2 sauces from the 11 sauces on offer. Why not enjoy some meat in the cheese fondue too, such as chicken or Vienna sausage, with the [All-You-Can-Eat Double Fondue (980 JPY)]?
Akihabara Garden Farm Akihabara Branch
Open: [Monday – Thursday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 4:30 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
[Saturday]11:30 am - 4:30 am (L.O. 4:00 am) *Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) *Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm
Closed: None *Closed December 31st and January 1st
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Address: 6F, Chomp Chomp Akihabara, 1-13, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
This bistro is located on the 7th floor of a building, and has terrace seating with wooden decking at the back. This is ideal for looking at the blue sky during the day, as well as admiring the stars at night - all while eating delicious cuisine! The food served is authentic French cuisine, cooked with Italian and Japanese techniques. The [French Saddle of Lamb Roti (3,400 JPY)] consists of the very finest cuts of lamb, which are then lovingly roasted to perfection. Japanese cooking techniques are displayed in the [Crispy Fried White Tilefish in Saffron Sauce (2,400 JPY)], where the scales of the fish actually stand up. The [Caméléon Specialty of Omar Shrimp American Pasta (2,500 JPY)] is also highly recommended.
: [Monday, Tuesday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Wednesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: Irregular Average price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 7F, 111 Bldg., 1-5-2, Asakusa-bashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
6. Akiba Grill BANKINYA
This Western-style izakaya (Japanese bar) serves creative pasta cuisine using a combination of both Japanese and Western techniques and styles. A wide variety of pasta dishes are available on the menu, all available in 3 sizes - S (for 1 person) costs 750 JPY, M (for 2 - 3 people) costs 950 JPY, and L (for 3 - 4 people) costs 1,150 JPY. It is possible to share these dishes in large groups. The other specialty of this izakaya has to be the [Grilled Chicken (890 JPY)], where 250g of chicken thigh is grilled from a raw state. Although it takes around 20 minutes to cook this dish, the result is a delicious piece of grilled chicken whose succulent juices and umami (Japanese savory taste) gush out whenever you bite into its crispy skin.
Akiba Grill BANKINYA
Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Operates on Sunday and national holidays only if there are reservations
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: B1, Showa Akihabara Bldg., 2-20, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
7. FINE’S Bar
FINE'S Bar serves Southern European cuisine. At the middle of the restaurant, in which relaxing jazz music acts as the background music, 3 variations of raw ham on bone are displayed. You can actually get cuts of ham from this display so that you can do a taste comparison! All of the cuisine is handmade, with zero synthetic seasonings used. Recommended dishes include the [Country-style Pate (750 JPY)], where several types of minced meat and foie gras are used. A rare cut of beef is available via the [Zabuton (Shoulder Roast) Steak (1,280 JPY)], which is also highly recommended. Around 90 different types of wine are also available, all of which go amazingly well with their dishes.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, National Holidays] 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday] 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None *Sometimes closed for purposes like staff training
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 6-14-9, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
8. Chinkashisai Akihabara Branch
The original branch of Chinkashisai is a Chinese restaurant in Akasaka, specializing in Szechuan cuisine that uses condiments like chili pepper and sansho (strong Japanese pepper). The branch in Akasaka is famous for being the first place in Japan to serve [Dao Xiao Mian] - thin, long noodles shaved with a knife from raw dough. The [Choten Ishiyaki Mabo Dofu (850 JPY)] is particularly recommended at the Akihabara branch, and consists of plenty of carefully selected spices and their secret chicken bone. Customers can choose the level of spiciness - from normal to spicy, and even very spicy! There is deep flavor within the spiciness of this exquisite dish.
Chinkashisai Akihabara Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:45 pm)
[Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Mitsuba Bldg., 1-1-12, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
The chef and owner of this French restaurant loves to display his cooking skills, which he learned when he underwent training in France. The name of the restaurant, “Patati-Patata”, means “to chat” in French, and conversations really do fly off the walls here! The atmospheres of the basement, 1st floor, and 2nd floors are all very different, but the conversations with your lover or your friends are sure to get heightened. Taste the umami from the seasonal fish dish, [Poêlé], which comes highly recommended, along with the [Duck Foie Gras Terrine], which comes served with a sauce that is always cooked in a slightly different way.
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, 5-5-5, Asakusa-bashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Niku No Mansei Akihabara Branch Chiyoda
This renowned meat restaurant and butcher store gets its name from the Mansei Bridge (Mansei-bashi) in Akihabara. The Chiyoda branch is a teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) restaurant that's located on the 10th floor of the Mansei Main Branch building. The chef passionately grills the ingredients in front of the customers. The [130g of Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) Loin Steak & Live Lobster Course (17,000 JPY)] is highly recommended, but a more affordable option is available for lunch with the [Kuroge Wagyu Steak Teppanyaki Lunch (130g of the Steak of the Day) (4,800 JPY)]. Customers will no doubt love both the amazing scenery and the delicious cuisine!
Niku No Mansei Akihabara Branch Chiyoda
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,200 JPYAccess
: Five minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Denkigai Exit/ Five minute walk from Metro Awajicho Station/ Five minute walk from Metro Kanda Station/ Five minute walk from Metro Ogawamachi StationAddress
: 2-21 Kanda Suda-cho , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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11. Mr. Yakiniku
The catchphrase of this yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant is “Everyone will smile after eating yakiniku!”. The specialty of Mr. Yakiniku is the [3 Thickly Sliced Brothers (Small costs 2,580 JPY plus tax; Double costs 4,980 JPY plus tax)]. This dish consists of 3 types of thickly sliced pieces of meat – tongue, skirt steak from the diaphragm, and less fatty tenderloin. The [Mr. Assortment (1,580 JPY – 3,580 JPY plus tax)] is highly recommended for larger groups, due to the wide variety of cuts available to enjoy. The 29th of each month is “Discount Day”, where customers can get half price on one plate of [3 Thickly Sliced Brothers] per group! Ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol) and glasses of wine are among the selection of drinks available.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Address: 5-2-13, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
12. Beef-Professional Akihabara Branch
This yakiniku restaurant is made up of only 13 private rooms, ensuring that customers need not worry about troubling other customers while they relax and enjoy their food. This restaurant is very particular over their meat, which they purchase fresh from wholesalers. The chefs carefully cut each portion of meat themselves to ensure that each cut of the meat is in a shape that is best suited to it. This is done to achieve each piece's optimal flavor. To appreciate the true flavor of the meat, try it with rock salt and wasabi rather than sticking only to conventional sauces. Eating the meat in a sukiyaki (hot pot stew) style is also highly recommended, so order the [Kotobuki Course (6,500 JPY plus tax)]!
Beef-Professional Akihabara Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Address: 4F, Akihabara Sil Bldg., 4-4-3, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
13. Yuzu no Niwa Akihabara Branch
All the seats at Yuzu no Niwa are at horigotatsu in private rooms, allowing customers to stretch their legs and fully relax. This izakaya is ideal for private banquets or anniversaries. It takes pride in its yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), with each and every skewer being carefully prepared and fragrantly grilled before being served. Each serving contains 2 skewers and costs 330 JPY (plus tax). The all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink courses (2 hours costs 2,700 JPY plus tax; 3 hours costs 3,300 JPY plus tax) are very good deals. The [Handmade Tsukune (Meatballs)] come highly recommended, and are all handmade from ground chicken meat.
Yuzu no Niwa Akihabara Branch
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: None *Closed December 31st and January 1stAverage price
: 3,001 JPYAddress
: 7F, Kawahatsu Bldg., 1-15, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
14. Portal Cafe Akiba Tolim Branch
Portal Cafe is a cafe and dining space that is located on the 2nd floor of Akiba Tolim (the building of Akihabara Station). The interior is simple and bright, and the most recommended dish on the menu, which consists of dishes made by chefs that make French cuisine, is the [Iroiro Dip with Burdigala Bread (550 JPY)]. This dish consists of 3 different types of bread that you can dip into different sauces. The [4-Hour Stewed Bagna Càuda Sardines in a Special Sauce (680 JPY)] is also highly recommended. The delicious aroma of the anchovies and garlic in this dish will explode in your mouth!
Portal Cafe Akiba Tolim Branch
Open: Breakfast 7:00 am - 11:00 am (L.O. 10:30 am)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cafe Time 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Akiba Tolim, 1-6-5, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
15. Grand Breton Cafe
This French restaurant allows customers to try the galette, a traditional dish in Brittany (a region of northwestern France), in order to experience the culture that's associated with it. A galette is a crepe made with buckwheat flour. The exterior is crispy, and the inside is soft and fluffy. A wide variety of toppings are available, such as the [Red Shrimp and Mussel Seafood Galette (1,200 JPY plus tax)]. The delicious umami of the sea are condensed into this galette. Also highly recommended are the meat galettes, such as the [Raclette Cheese Meat Patty (1,400 JPY plus tax)] and [Roasted Duck Breast with Orange Sauce (1,400 JPY plus tax)].
Grand Breton Cafe
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Address: 8F, Yodobashi Akiba Bldg., 1-1, Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Akihabara is not just a haven for otakus - it really does have a lot of charming restaurants, too! Please refer back to this article whenever you visit Akihabara.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.