Brunch spots
Western-style brunch
Slappy Cakes - American: Shinjuku
Gourmet pancakes are the big draw at this popular Oregon-based breakfast restaurant, where they come in interesting variations like Banana-Chocolate Chip with Raspberry Jam; and Roast Mushrooms,...
New York Grill - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
There's a popular Sunday brunch for Y6,600, but you can get the same lunch on weekdays for Y4,200 (minus the flute of champagne). Full-course dinners are Y11,000-21,000, but people come here just as...
Beacon - Steak house: Omotesando
This swank dining spot from chef David Chiddo (Cicada, TY Harbor) bills itself as an "urban chop house" - basically a steak house, but with more seafood choices. The kitchen uses only top-class...
Two Rooms - Grill: Omotesando
The former chef from the New York Grill (Park Hyatt) has teamed up with veterans from the Oak Door (Grand Hyatt) to create a glitzy new dining destination in central Aoyama. This international-style...
Andersen - Danish: Omotesando
Danish-style stews and other main courses in the restaurant area above the bread shop, and European-style breakfast in the morning.
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...
Roti Roppongi - International: Roppongi
Superb, inventive American cuisine from noted Tokyo chef Ian Tozer, built around a deceptively casual menu. The dining room is pleasantly smoke-free, and there's outdoor patio seating when the...
Suji's - American: Roppongi
You'll find American-style burgers, meatloaf, chili and regional Cajun and Tex-Mex specialties here at this Tokyo branch of a Seoul-based restaurant. Their weekend brunch starts extra-early at 9am. ...
Roy's Tokyo Bar & Grill - International: Roppongi Hills
Excellent Hawaiian seafood with intriguing Asian influences - there's plenty of Pacific Rim cuisine in Tokyo, but somehow Roy's manages to stay unique. There's also a decent selection of New World...
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
This flagship restaurant of the Grand Hyatt bills itself as a French brasserie, with a very spacious setting and a dramatic open kitchen. Their all-day service includes breakfast and a popular...
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international...
Stockholm - Swedish: Akasaka
Pickled herring and much more - their awe-inspiring smorgasbord is a real adventure in dining, so come with a hearty appetite. They also have an impressive selection of eight distinctive aquavits. ...
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Toranomon
Very casual bistro-style fare and a good variety of wines from southern France - they import their own wines and many are available by the glass. The chef is Philippe Batton, formerly of Le Petit...
Franz Club - German: Marunouchi
Part of the popular Franziskaner chain, Franz club offers a decent selection of German beers and nice roast meats, sausages, ham and similar fare, served well into the wee hours of the morning. ...
Ekki Bar and Grill - International: Yaesu
Located in the Four Seasons Marunouchi Hotel, Ekki Bar and Grill serves contemporary international cuisine and a nice selection of New World wines in a sophisticated setting. Weekend brunch menus...
Trader Vic's - Bar: Kioicho
Probably best known in Tokyo for their popular Y6,600 "Champagne Brunch" on Sundays, featuring all the sparkling wine you can drink. (The bar/restaurant area is open later than the main dining room;...
Kojimachi Cafe - Cafe: Kojimachi
One might expect this sort of sprawling, relaxed cafe in a neighborhood like Koenji or Naka-Meguro, but it's a surprising find in a business district like Hanzomon. Weekend brunch is served...
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Kudanshita
Bistro-style food from Petit Bedon chef Philippe Batton (including perfect duck confit and world-class roast potatoes), plus an eye-opening selection of wines from southern France, with many choices...
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Addis - American: Toritsudaigaku
Tilksew Seife, the former chef at the American Embassy in Tokyo, offers an eclectic menu of Middle Eastern dishes, pastas, modern pizzas and grilled meats and seafood. Weekend brunch (served...
Dim sum
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...
Lohotoi - Dim sum: Shirokanedai
Lohotoi serves up an excellent menu of high-quality, freshly made Hong Kong-style dim sum on weekends, something that has made them popular with Chinese customers from the neighborhood. You'll find...
Chinaroom - Chinese: Roppongi Hills
The Grand Hyatt's Chinese restaurant offers a dim sum buffet at lunchtime every day for Y4200. Budget around Y10,000 per person in the evening for food and drink.
Sense - Chinese: Mitsukoshimae
The Mandarin Oriental's Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant offers an excellent weekend dim sum lunch from 11:30am-4pm. Choose from twenty varieties, all you can eat, for Y5000 (+10%). Weekday...
See also: weekday breakfasts