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Ebisu east side

North of Komazawa-dori

Zubar - Club: Ebisu
This underground two-story DJ bar hosts several DJ events per week, mostly with no cover charge. Drinks start at Y500.
Liquidroom - Club: Ebisu
Mostly a concert venue, Liquid Room also hosts some club events.
Time Out Cafe - Cafe: Ebisu
Salads, ethnic-style dishes and other light fare are served along with coffee and cocktails. Located in the Liquid Room concert space, the cafe also hosts small musical events of its own. Free...
Tooth Tooth - Italian: Ebisu
Casual French- and Italian-inspired fare from the popular Osaka-based Tooth Tooth chain. Open weekend nights until 4am. Budget around Y1200 at lunchtime, Y5000 for dinner with drinks. (Open to...
I Sette Mari - Italian: Ebisu
Simple, expertly prepared "seasonal dishes and Italian wines" in a casual setting. Lunch is Y700 and Y1450; full-course dinners from Y3800. Pizzas start at Y1400.
Coci - Italian: Ebisu
This stylish two-story cafe-bar looks like a ski chalet that's been sliced along the diagonal, with big windows looking out over the picturesque (at least at night) Shibuya River. Stop in for a...
Gotham Grill - Steak house: Ebisu
Charcoal-grilled steaks from dry-aged beef range from Y3150 (7 oz. fillet) to Y12,600 (32 oz. porterhouse); they also offer a half-pound classic burger.
Yogi - Wine bar: Ebisu
Call it a wine izakaya if you like - you can choose from more than a dozen wines by the glass from France, Italy and Japan, along with an eclectic mix of original small dishes from those same...

Hiroo 1-chome, Meiji-dori

Afuri - Ramen: Ebisu
This popular shop is known for their light, "cafe-style" shoyu ramen livened up with a bit of yuzu, and their excellent chashu. The late-night hours are convenient if you've been out on the town.
Cono - Wine bar: Ebisu
Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas for Y500 and wines by the bottle from Y1900 at at this sister shop of Shibuya's Cona.
Ouca - Cafe: Ebisu
Exotic ice creams and ices with a focus on traditional Japanese flavors like matcha, satsumaimo, kinako and seasonal delights. Enjoy a nice warm cup of tea after your ice cream.
Sarutahiko - Coffee shop: Ebisu
Well-made coffee in a cozy, but very popular cafe space - during especially busy times the crowd spills out onto the sidewalk. Cafe latte runs Y380, and there are several varieties of beans to take...
Nyafe Melange - Cat cafe: Ebisu
A mid-sized cafe located very close to Ebisu station, Melange has a living-room-themed decor, with bookcases, sofas, and numerous custom-made shelves and tiny stools for the 22 resident cats to perch...
Melange - Cat cafe: Ebisu
Whoever was responsible for the interior design for Melange has clearly discovered the secret to a successful cat cafe - providing lots and lots of different places to sit, perch, and nap. At first...
Tsukumo - Ramen: Ebisu
A creamy, richly flavored cheese-tonkotsu ramen is the specialty at this popular shop.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Ebisu
A second branch of the popular cafe, with late-night hours, good food, and good prices. (Formerly called Lenox Saloon.)
Torimikura - Yakitori: Ebisu
Excellent chicken and game bird dishes and seasonal grilled vegetables. Twenty kinds of sake and 100 varieties of shochu. Budget around Y5000-6000 per person.
Matsugen - Japanese: Ebisu
Stylish Japanese food and sake. Dinner from Y6000 plus drinks. They are also known for their excellent handmade soba noodles.
Ippudo - Ramen: Ebisu
The first Tokyo branch of a renowned Hakata ramen shop (they also have a branch at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum), they serve thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"),...
Ta-im - Israeli: Ebisu
Great Middle-Eastern fare - falafel, hummus, Israeli-style salads - and various Israeli wines by the bottle, all at reasonable prices. The Y1300 Ta-im lunch plate offers a good sampling of the menu,...
Manoir - French: Ebisu
The decor here captures the feeling of the French countryside, with mirrors everywhere, wood panels, and ducks and a deer head mounted on the walls. The restaurant is connected with Hazel Grouse...

Ebisu 1-chome, Bus-dori

Kappo R - Japanese: Ebisu
Casual Kyoto-style cooking; full-course dinners from Y5200 plus drinks.
Il Boccalone - Italian: Ebisu
The food is nicely prepared but a bit more expensive than expected. The large, comfortable dining room has been known to become rather raucous at times.
Mai Thai - Thai: Ebisu
Very authentic flavors and atmosphere - it's almost like being in Bangkok, and sometimes there's even a tuk-tuk parked outside.
Ninnikuya - Garlic: Ebisu
Interesting, garlicky food from around the world. No reservations accepted, so you have to take your chances.
Hainan Jeefan Shokudo 2 - Singaporean: Ebisu
Good Singaporean chicken rice and Malaysian-style curries.
Le Lion - Wine bar: Ebisu
With its red leather upholstered seats and wood and brass fixtures, Le Lion offers a little slice of Lyon on the backstreets of Ebisu. Welcoming staff, covered terrace seating, and excellently...
Massa - Italian: Ebisu
Former Iron Chef Masahiko Kobe's tiny restaurant has just 10 tables, so reservations are essential. Full-course dinners are Y6000 and Y8000; lunch is Y2000.
Wanoba - Japanese: Ebisu
Disarmingly casual, comfortable yet stylish, Wanoba is the kind of place that will impress your friends with your knowledge of cool, hidden late-night hangouts. Food and drink are reasonably priced,...
Partenope - Italian: Ebisu
Lots of Naples-style pizzas and grilled dishes, and even a few vegetarian items are on the menu.
Ippo - Izakaya: Ebisu
If it weren't for the illuminated sign advertising "Fish and Sake" in English, you might have trouble finding this second-story hideaway in Ebisu. The interior is modestly appointed with a few small...
El Rincon de Sam - Mexican: Ebisu
Live music (often from the talented owner, "Sam") and relatively inexpensive food.
Footnik - Beer bar: Ebisu
Not just for football fans, this British pub serves a half dozen craft beers on tap, from breweries like Avery, Green Flash and Evil Twin, along with the usual Kilkenny and Yebisu. A 2/3 pint glass...
Choya - Chinese: Ebisu
Xian-style Chinese; budget around Y4500 at dinnertime, Y800 for lunch.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Ebisu
This branch of the popular burger chain offers a well-chosen selection of craft beers to go with your burgers, from breweries like Green Flash, Ballast Point and Far Yeast. The six taps include one...
Igarashi - Japanese: Ebisu
Seasonal Japanese cuisine plus a special menu of limited-edition sake and wines. Full-course menus are Y6000-8000, or you can order a la carte.

Ebisu 3-chome

Delizioso Italia - Italian: Ebisu
One of the better Italian joints in the neighborhood, although there's lots of competition.
Ricos Kitchen - International: Ebisu
Solid, self-assured new American cuisine and an inspired selection of more than 120 California wines in a lively urban setting. The culinary influences are more European than Asian, and memorable...
L'Espace - French: Ebisu
Dainty, overpriced French food in a pleasantly post-modern setting; not worth a special trip, but nice enough if you're in the neighborhood. Lunch Y1,800, dinner from Y3,800.
Rue Favart - Cafe: Ebisu
A very French-style multi-story cafe with a relaxed atmosphere; they serve light food items and desserts as well as coffee and drinks.
Artichaut - French: Ebisu
Sophisticated, modern French cuisine, including a good selection of game dishes, in a pleasant setting. The chef spent seven years working in France, including a stint at Pierre Gagnaire. Prix-fixe...

Yebisu Garden Place

Asahi Sushi - Sushi: Ebisu
Reliable, affordable sushi with a skyscraper view. Set menus start at around Y2700, and a deluxe nigiri selection for two with side dishes and a glass of wine is Y9450.
Chibo - Okonomiyaki: Ebisu
Perhaps the only place in Tokyo offering inexpensive okonomiyaki and steaks with a skyscraper view; yakisoba starts at Y780; sirloin steaks are Y1300.
Hinone Mizunone - Izakaya: Ebisu
A modern charcoal-grill specialty izakaya serving great free-range chicken plus homemade tofu and kamameshi rice dishes. And a great night-time view. Full-course dinners from Y2500-5000.
Wine Market Party - Liquor shop: Ebisu
Mostly French wines, with some rare bottles you won't find elsewhere in town. Be prepared to pay, though. There are several different caves, with prices going up the farther in you go. In front...
Joel Robuchon - French: Ebisu
Deluxe-level cooking and service in an elaborate castle-like setting. At dinnertime there's a rather extravagant 18-course tasting menu for Y35,000 per person (plus 12% service charge). The wine...
La Table de Joel Robuchon - French: Ebisu
Located on the first floor of the Robuchon castle in Ebisu, this is a much more casual version of the main dining room upstairs, with inventive modern cuisine and a very reasonable wine list;...
Terrace (Westin Hotel) - International: Ebisu
The Westin's lobby restaurant is known for their lavish lunch and weekend brunch buffets, with frequent special events featuring food from various regions of the world. They also offer an appetizer...
Yebisu (Westin Hotel) - Teppanyaki: Ebisu
One of the most highly rated teppanyaki restaurants in town, Yebisu also boasts a nice 22nd-floor view and convenient English menus. Full-course dinners with premium domestic beef, seasonal seafood...

Station area

Dedesuke - Izakaya: Ebisu
This sprawling, spacious izakaya focuses on meats - premium-quality charcoal-grilled beef, pork and chicken to be precise - although they also offer a nice selection of creative seasonal and...
Hakata Mangetsu - Yakitori: Ebisu
A lively basement izakaya, Hakata Mangetsu has a charming style all its own: mismatched sofas and chairs that look like they've put in years of service; an infectiously bouncy eighties-pop...
Night Owl - Liquor shop: Ebisu
This tiny shop serves as a standing bar, specialty liquor shop and gourmet grocer, with a bit of art gallery thrown in for good measure. Five taps serve craft beer from Japan and abroad (Y500 for a...
Ebiton - Yakiton: Ebisu
Also known as Tetsugen Tonki Ebiton, this shop serves outstanding pork dishes - charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, pork steaks, pork horumon-ni (stewed organ meats) and grilled pigs' trotters - along...
Suragan - Korean: Ebisu
The specialty of the house here is bulgogi, a traditional Korean marinated and grilled meat dish, but the stylish decor and all-black color scheme might make you think you'd wandered into a trendy...
Kamachi - Soba: Ebisu
Gourmet noodles and izakaya fare, with shochu and wine to drink.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Ebisu
Kushinobo - Kushiage: Ebisu
Deep-fried individual skewers of seafood and vegetables.
Lobros - Cafe: Ebisu
A pleasant shopping-mall cafe serving simple fare like pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. Lunch is served until 2pm, but you can order from a limited food menu all afternoon.
Mango Tree Cafe - Thai: Ebisu
Accessible Thai cuisine at reasonable prices from the Bangkok-based Coca chain. The shop is open all afternoon, so you can drop by for a Thai snack even during teatime (between lunch and dinner).
Seijo Ishii - Retail: Ebisu
Imported foods from around the world, including cheeses, spices, and canned and packaged goods. There's also a big stock of mostly European wines. Prices vary from great bargains to inexplicably...

Ebisu west side

North of Komazawa-dori

Blacows - Burgers: Ebisu
Run by a Japanese meat company, Blacows specializes in gourmet burgers made from black Angus wagyu beef, coarsely ground and very juicy. A full-time butcher occupies one corner of the kitchen and...
Bonsai-ya - Bar: Ebisu
Enjoy the mini-forest of bonsai trees while you relax with a cocktail or a New Zealand wine in this tiny, charmingly quirky early-evening bar.
Enjoy! House - Bar: Ebisu
Still going strong after two decades, this very laid-back DJ bar has a comfortable atmosphere and a very eclectic musical soundtrack, depending on the night and the DJs in charge. Drinks are...
Bar Guapos - Wine bar: Ebisu
It's easy to appreciate the beauty of Bar Guapos, where Y1500 is enough for a glass of tinto or blanco and one or two tasty tapas. There are about fifteen Spanish wines on the drink list, plus a...
What the Dickens - British pub: Ebisu
A bit of Roppongi nightlife dropped into Ebisu - live bands, English beers (mostly bottled), and inexpensive, filling pub dishes like shepherd's pie.
Bakuro - Kyushu: Ebisu
If you're not well acquainted with the subtleties of horsemeat cuisine, Bakuro can be a revelation. The food here is fantastic, showcasing a surprisingly wide range of flavors and styles. The...
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Ebisu
A popular yakitori chain known especially for their signature spicy chicken wings, Toriyoshi stay ahead of the curve by offering an appealing selection of seasonal items and original dishes, such as...
Pile Cafe - Cafe: Ebisu
A mere two minutes from Ebisu station, this comfy hide-away will make you feel right at home. Retro velour-covered sofas and a row of giant airplane windows overlooking the street below add a splash...
Teranga - African: Ebisu
This African bar-restaurant serves Senegalese dishes like mufe peanut stew and thiebou yapp (marinated beef with onions, olives and garlic), plus original fare like egg pizza and bar snacks.
Tandoor - Indian: Ebisu
This big, popular restaurant serves good curries and tandoori items at reasonable prices, and shows Bollywood movies on multiple screens. They're open for lunch till 5pm (4pm weekends), starting at...
Sakaeya - Izakaya: Ebisu
Excellent charcoal-grilled meats and creative seasonal dishes are the specialties at Sakeya; budget around Y4000 at dinnertime for food and drink.
Buri - Bar: Ebisu
This stand-up bar specializes in one-cup sake from around the country; the selection perhaps isn't as exciting as a regular sake bar, but the atmosphere is convivial and the shop makes a good first...
Kamachiya - Izakaya: Ebisu
The WID restaurant group (Aburi Fudo, Torimikura) does an excellent job creating small-scale, comfortable izakaya with great food, nice sake lists, and simple but stylish decor. We're glad to say...
Le Parc - Dim sum: Ebisu
With its Francophile name and decor, this Ebisu hideaway has all the trappings of a French bistro, but it's one of the best places for dim sum in the city. Incongruous though this must seem, once you...

South of Komazawa-dori

Amapola - Mediterranean: Ebisu
A pleasant "Mediterranean Rim" restaurant with a very casual cafe area up front (including outdoor seating) and a more formal dining room in back. The food is serviceable but not spectacular, and...
Ebisu Kaigan - Izakaya: Ebisu
If you're in the mood for fantastic fresh fish and seafood, Ebisu Kaigan is the next best thing to an early-morning trip to Tsukiji Fish Market. Occupying a renovated old Japanese house, this cozy...
Matsuei - Sushi: Ebisu
Refined sushi in a comfortable, relaxed setting. At lunchtime, nigiri-zushi set menus start at Y2650. The chirashi-don, generously laden with a variety of fish - baby octopus, shad, fatty tuna,...
Tetsugen - Izakaya: Ebisu
The wide menu here covers a lot of ground, but particularly notable are the top-quality meat dishes featuring Hokkaido lamb, game birds and gourmet pork. The cozy dining room has mostly counter...
TBE Brewing - Beer bar: Ebisu
A cozy neighborhood bar serving both domestic and imported craft beers. Open 1-11:30pm weekends and holidays.
Bakushuan - Beer bar: Ebisu
If you like both craft beer and craft sake, and you find yourself in Ebisu, this branch of Otsuka's legendary Bakushuan beer bar is the place for you. Ten mainly Japanese craft beers are served on...
Toki no Ma - Izakaya: Ebisu
The impressive sake list includes a number of small-kura limited-edition seasonal sakes; there's also plenty of shochu. The food is also top-notch, with unusual specalties like satsuma-age...
Shunju Yurari - Japanese: Ebisu
Excellent contemporary Japanese cuisine in a splashy designer space. Budget around Y9000 at dinnertime.
Khumbila - Nepalese: Ebisu
Nepalese and Tibetan curries, noodles and Tandoori-style dishes. The restaurant is tucked into a back alley a few blocks from Ebisu station, and is divided into several small, cozy rooms spread out...
Nha Viet Nam - Vietnamese: Ebisu
A cafe and noodle shop on the first floor, and a full-fledged restaurant upstairs (dinner only). They also sell Vietnamese coffee and tea.
Tower Dining Ebisu - Pacific Rim: Ebisu
Located on a quiet back street on the west side of Ebisu, this two-story bar-restaurant is run by Tower Records, specializing in casual California cuisine and California wines. The interior is...
Chinese Cafe Eight - Chinese: Ebisu
Good Peking Duck and side dishes at unbelievable prices.
Hiromichi - French: Ebisu
Chef Hiromichi Kodama, formerly of Michelin-starred restaurant Chemins, prepares elegant modern classics - tender beef cheeks in red wine and perfectly cooked slices of foie gras drizzled with a port...
Kiraz - Spanish: Ebisu
It's an inspired idea - matching the distinctive flavors of Spanish tapas with bold, assertive styles of craft sake. The tapas dishes here are perhaps a bit more refined than average, ranging from...

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