Tokyo Tower is one of the most famous silhouettes on the Tokyo skyline. Modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the iconic structure—which functions as a communications and observation tower—stands approximately 333 meters (about 1,090 feet) tall. Although Tokyo Tower has been superseded as a broadcasting tower by the taller Tokyo Skytree, which opened in 2012, it is still a favorite landmark for travelers to add to their list.
At the base of Tokyo Tower is Foot Town, a building that houses a number of souvenir shops, restaurants, an aquarium, and even a theme park dedicated to the anime “One Piece”. There are also elevators that take visitors to the tower’s Main Observatory at 150 meters and Special Observatory at 250 meters for a bird’s eye view of the city.
Following a day of sightseeing, there are a number of diverse places to eat near Tokyo Tower, from izakaya to teppanyaki, Italian and Chinese food.
8 Excellent Restaurants Near Tokyo Tower
Teppanya Benbe Mita
At Teppanya Benbe Mita, the specialty is teppanyaki dining, a style of Japanese cuisine prepared on an open stainless steel cooktop. Every dish is prepared directly before guests, from delightful appetizers such as Uni Horen made with rich sea urchin, spinach, and creamy eggs cooked together and served with a toasted baguette, to their Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a savory crepe made with fresh noodles direct from Hiroshima prefecture. This flagship dish also contains a “secret” ingredient that gives it an ocean-fresh flair.
Dinner: 3,500 JPY / Lunch: 850 JPY
Terrace Dining TANGO
Of all the Tokyo Tower restaurants and dining styles, the outdoor seating at Terrace Dining TANGO provides the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy an elegant meal in the neighborhood beneath the Tower. Savor fine Italian cuisine made with ingredients such as Yukimuro-jukusei buta (matured pork) from Niigata prefecture and olive wagyu beef from Kagawa prefecture. Their creative cooking emphasizes the innate flavor of high-quality seasonal ingredients sourced from across Japan and all over the world. Couples may want to try the Anniversary Prix Fixe Meal, a perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion.
Dinner: 5,000 JPY / Lunch: 1,200 JPY
RISTORANTE La Ciau
RISTORANTE La Ciau specializes in authentic Piemonte cuisine from the Piedmont region of Italy, produced with fresh domestic Japanese ingredients. Although it’s just a brief car or taxi ride away from Tokyo Tower, the food, wine, and Venetian interior of La Ciau will make diners feel like they’re in continental Europe. Enjoy dishes like their Roasted Stuffed Onion made with sweet onions from Awaji Island and the stunning Roasted Challandais Duck Breast and Sauteed Foie Gras with its crispy skin and moist breast meat that invoke the flavors of Italy’s second largest region.
Dinner: 12,000 JPY / Lunch: 1,500 JPY
Featuring cuisine from the Tuscany region, Trattoria Serana offers a variety of dishes including homemade sausage, organic vegetables, and Japanese domestic pork served in a wonderfully leisurely environment. The chef trained in Italy and uses his formal knowledge acquired there to create fabulous multi-course meals with organic vegetables from the nearby Saitama prefecture. Their Kodai-buta pork, made with pork from Shiroishi Farm in Misatomachi, is the star of the menu.
Dinner: 6,000 JPY / Lunch: 1,500 JPY
Japanese Restaurant SEIZAN
If you’re looking for traditional Japanese restaurants near to Tokyo Tower, look no further than the superb Japanese Restaurant SEIZAN, where high-class cuisine is served in a comfortable atmosphere. At the heart of their dishes is the restaurant’s carefully crafted dashi broth, made with a blend of kombu kelp, katsuo (skipjack tuna), and maguro (bluefin tuna), slowly simmered up to 12 hours and garnished with yuzu citrus fruit. It’s used to great effect in their Sukiyaki with Cubed Steak Fillet, made with a A5-grade steak and Shimonita leeks cooked in a harmonious blend of dashi broth and red wine.
Dinner: 17,000 JPY / Lunch: 6,000 JPY
Kanzen-koshitsu Satsuma Izakaya Takenokura Tamachi Branch
After the sun sets on Tokyo Tower, enjoy an evening meal at Satsuma izakaya Takenokura. A type of Japanese gastro pub with excellent food matched by equally excellent drinks, Takenokura specializes in dishes made with Arita chicken from Saga prefecture in southwest Japan such as Chicken Namban coated in a sauce of honey and mustard and topped with tartar sauce. It’s a wonderful mix of traditional southwestern Japanese cuisine served in a relaxing atmosphere, and one of the best places to eat near Tokyo Tower.
Dinner: 2,480 JPY / Lunch: 1,000 JPY
Savor classic Japanese pub food made with style at Izakaya YOTTETTE. Their five-item sashimi assortment is prepared by a master chef with over 15 years of experience, who personally selects the daily ingredients at the market every morning. The dedication of the attentive waitstaff at Izakaya YOTTETTE sets every visitor at ease.
Dinner: 3,000 JPY / Lunch: 750 JPY
For Chinese dining served in elegance and style, visit Mita-cho Momonoki in the heart of Japan’s metropolitan capital, just a brief distance from Tokyo Tower. Their Zhenjiang Black Vinegar Sweet and Sour Pork features thickly cut chunks of pork stewed with black vinegar and Chinese tamari soy sauce. The dish’s unforgettable aroma and rich flavors go perfectly with a fine glass of wine.
Dinner: 9,000 JPY / Lunch: 3,000 JPY
With so Many Places to Eat near Tokyo Tower, There’s a Restaurant for All Tastes
Tokyo Tower is an iconic landmark that’s a must-see for any visitor to Tokyo, and it’s surrounded by a number of excellent restaurants at which to enjoy a fine meal. For the very best guide to Tokyo Tower restaurants—and all across Japan—be sure to visit the Savor Japan restaurant listings
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.