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This directory covers restaurants serving contemporary international cuisine, Pacific Rim and American regional cuisines, steak houses, and other American restaurants. Mexican, Tex-Mex and California-style Mexican restaurants are covered in a separate directory, as are places to get burgers.
This directory covers restaurants serving contemporary international cuisine, Pacific Rim and American regional cuisines, steak houses, and other American restaurants. Mexican, Tex-Mex and California-style Mexican restaurants are covered in a separate directory, as are places to get burgers.

Contemporary International

New York Grill - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
There's a popular Sunday brunch for Y6,900, but you can get the same lunch on weekdays for Y5,000 (minus the flute of champagne). Full-course dinners are Y11,000-21,000, but people come here just as...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Benoit - Mediterranean: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
From French celeb chef Alain Ducasse, a Mediterranean restaurant covering the cuisines of Italy, Spain, North Africa and Greece. The dining room is comfortable and attractively laid out, with nice...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Legato - International: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tokyo fusion cuisine and an excellent view of Shibuya, managed by Global Dining (Stellato, Tableaux). The sommelier has put together a widely varied list of good wines that are all priced at Y4500...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ricos Kitchen - International: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
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...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Tableaux - International: Daikanyama
Open 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Under the same management as Zest and La Boheme, this is one of their two high-ticket California-style restaurants (along with Stellato). There's also a separate bar and cigar-smoking room (with a...
Open 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Ivy Place - International: Daikanyama
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
"Global comfort food" in a lovely, beach-resort-style setting from Chef David Chiddo and the TY Harbor team (Cicada, Smokehouse).
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
81 - International: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm, 9pm. Closed Sundays.
"Borderless cuisine" is the ambitious specialty at this eatery run by three veterans of El Bulli in Spain. The eight-course tasting menu draws on local, seasonal ingredients, and includes drinks...
Open 6pm, 9pm. Closed Sundays.
Stellato - International: Shirokanedai
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Upscale California dining in a fun, thirties-movie-palace setting, from the owners of the Zest-La Boheme chain. The mainly New World wine list is well assembled, and dinner with wine generally runs...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Roti Roppongi - International: Roppongi
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Roti (Tokyo Midtown) - American: Roppongi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This informal wine bar offers a wine-friendly menu of seafood, steaks and chops, including fresh lobster, Washington oysters, BBQ baby-back ribs and catfish burgers. The wine list covers more than...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Botanica - International: Roppongi
Open 11am-midnight daily.
The dining spaces in this heavily design-focused restaurant are tastefully arranged, more European than Japanese in style, as one might expect from Terence Conran's first Tokyo venture. The menu is...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Union Square Tokyo - International: Roppongi
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
New York's Union Square Cafe has been a popular gourmet hot spot since the mid-1980s, and the Tokyo sister shop captures much of the energy and excitement of the original. The food is typical...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Yamada Chikara - Experimental: Azabu-Juban
Open 6pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Chef Yamada learned the techniques of Molecular Gastronomy during his stint at El Bulli in Spain, and here he applies those techniques to kaiseki cuisine. All seating is at the counter, and the...
Open 6pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Django - International: Akasaka
Open 11am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This small neighborhood spot serves good, original California-style cuisine and reasonably priced New World wines, and is popular with the international community. The fusiony menu is full of...
Open 11am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Peter - International: Hibiya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-midnight (LO 10pm) daily.
The flashy main dining room of the Peninsula Hotel offers gorgeous views and an entertaining menu of modern international cuisine. Have fun putting together your own meal of three, four, or five...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-midnight (LO 10pm) daily.
Dazzle - International: Ginza
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The immodestly named Dazzle is one of Tokyo's flashiest restaurants, with futuristic lighting and a theatrical entrance - the elevator deposits you in the middle of the kitchen, after which you take...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Iconic - International: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO; 9pm Sundays). Open every day.
Style-conscious "modern European" Ginza dining from Terrence Conran's second Tokyo restaurant; prix-fixe lunch from Y2500, dinner from Y8400. There's also a separate bar area up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO; 9pm Sundays). Open every day.
Cardenas - International: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's pioneers of fusion cuisine, Cardenas offers a budget-friendly Y4500 prix-fixe menu which includes four courses and two drinks. They also offer open-bar party plans.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Salt - Australian: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
This very attractive restaurant from Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan is on the expensive side - some might even call it overpriced - but they do have an excellent wine list with approximately...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Grahm's Cafe - International: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Named after young Los Angeles-based chocolatier Jonathan Grahm, this casual brasserie-style restaurant serves American and International cuisine. Prix-fixe dinner menus start at Y4000 (there's also...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
K'Shiki - International: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
The Mandarin Oriental's casual-dining spot offers creative contemporary cuisine with an Asian twist, plus a great view of Ginza and Marunouchi. The Y5,000 tasting menu is a good deal if you like...
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
Tapas Molecular Bar - Experimental: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6, 8:30pm daily.
Here inside the Mandarin Hotel's 38th-floor lounge, the eight-seat Tapas Molecular Bar serves cutting-edge modern cuisine. Twenty-one plates of highly inventive, deconstructivist, very tasty morsels...
Open 6, 8:30pm daily.
Fairfax Grill - International: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 11am-2am daily.
Innovative Pacific Rim cuisine, convenient late-night hours, friendly service, and a large, well-chosen New World wine list. The atmosphere has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood bistro. The...
Open 11am-2am daily.
Trader Vic's - Bar: Kioicho
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Probably best known in Tokyo for their popular Y6,600 "Champagne Brunch" on Sundays, featuring all the sparkling wine you can drink, Trader Vic's is also has a decent selection of rum at the bar. ...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Butcher Brothers - Grill: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
As you'd expect from the name, Butcher Brothers serves up meaty fare - hefty steaks, smoked lamb chops, roast pork - all at very reasonable prices. Wines are also affordable, starting at Y450 per...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Bills - Australian: Daiba
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This is the third Tokyo-area outlet from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger, known in particular for his gourmet breakfast menus. Breakfast is served every day from 9am-3pm, and choices include...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Kinkawooka - Grill: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
In addition to oysters the kitchen here serves grilled salmon, shrimp, chicken and pork dishes, with oyster-based appetizers and reasonably priced wines. The interior isn't very exciting, but...
Open 11am-11pm daily.

Steak houses

Christa - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
The flagship of the TY Harbor restaurant group (Cicada, Smokehouse, Ivy Place), Christa specializes in American-style steaks and chops. Prix-fixe dinner menus are Y10,000 and lunches are Y3800, or...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
Chaco - Steak house: Sendagaya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
A friendly Japanese-style steakhouse. The decor and menu are pretty old-school (they've been here since 1979), but the steaks are good, and fairly reasonable in price.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
An American steak house with an Australian theme and a lively atmosphere. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime; party plans are a bit more. Lunch is served on weekends only.
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Shinagawa
Open 5-11pm daily.
An Australian-themed steak restaurant from the US, with a festive decor and lively atmosphere.
Open 5-11pm daily.
Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Steak house: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The first Japan branch of Wolfgang Zweiner's famous New York steakhouse features porterhouse and other steaks made with dry-aged USDA Prime beef. The lunchtime menu includes burgers made with USDA...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-midnight (4am Fri/Sat) daily.
You'll find entertaining dining and festive decor at this fourth Tokyo branch of the popular American chain of Australian-themed steak houses; budget around Y4000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-midnight (4am Fri/Sat) daily.
Oak Door - Steak house: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm daily.
Excellent grilled meats and flamboyantly expensive New World wines in the Grand Hyatt's flagship restaurant.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm daily.
Wakanui - Steak house: Kamiyacho
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Run by a New Zealand meat company, Wakanui was set up to introduce Tokyo gourmets to premium beef, lamb and wines from New Zealand, and they succeed quite admirably at that mission. The beef is all...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Steak house: Toranomon
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tasty steaks, including USDA prime beef, from this American steakhouse chain. The decor is on the conservative side (lots of brown and beige), and the music can be repetitive (we were treated to a...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Oregon Bar & Grill - Steak house: Shiodome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Grilled seafood and steaks from Oregon. Charcoal-grilled dry-aged steaks start at Y3800; there's also a nice selection of Oregon wines.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Kaihin Makuhari
Open 5-11pm daily.
An Austalian-themed American steakhouse. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime. Lunch is served on weekends only.
Open 5-11pm daily.

Pacific Rim, Asian Fusion, American Regional

Daidaiya - Asian fusion: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Spectacular "nouvelle Japonaise" cuisine in a stunning modern setting. Standout items on the menu include cold stuffed cabbage kimchee with cashew nuts, minced tuna and Korean bean paste...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
LoyKratong Resort - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
This flashy tropical-themed restaurant serves Thai-inspired European fusion cuisine - something that wouldn't be out of place at an adventurous Mediterranean restaurant inside an upscale Phuket...
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue - Hawaiian: Shibuya
Open 10am-10:30pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
The Honolulu-based chain is known for their Hawaiian plate lunches - platters piled high with rice (white or brown), macaroni salad and main dishes like Loco Moco, mahi mahi and barbecue chicken.
Open 10am-10:30pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Zipangu - International: Akasaka
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Japanese fusion, sushi, sake and drinks in a very spectacular, fun setting. Budget around Y10,000 for dinner and drinks.
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Fish Bank - French: Shiodome
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This modern French-Japanese seafood-centered restaurant features a splashy entrance hall (literally - it comes complete with waterfall) and a gorgeous two-story main dining room with views of the...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Mardi Gras - Cajun: Jiyugaoka
Open 7pm-1am (LO). Closed Mondays.
This basement bar and live-music spot offers a menu of Cajun-style dishes, including gumbos and jambalaya.
Open 7pm-1am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Daidaiya - Asian fusion: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This is a spacious two-story branch of this pioneering "nouvelle japonaise" restaurant, with excellent fusion-oriented cooking and a panoramic view of the harbor lights.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sam Choy's - Hawaiian: Yokohama Bayside Marina
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Casual Hawaiian cuisine, tropical cocktails and pancakes are served at this open-air restaurant in Yokohama Bay Marina. The Sam Choy's platter (Y1130) is probably the most interesting menu choice,...
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.

American BBQ

Smokehouse - American: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
There's great American-style barbecue and a nice collection of a dozen craft beers to wash it down at this cozy bar-restaurant located halfway along Cat Street. Weekday lunches start at Y1000, and...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Hatos Bar - Beer bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Excellent American-style barbecue and nice microbrew beers to go with them are the surprising finds at this charming neighborhood bar. Richly marbled pork belly was our favorite, but we also greatly...
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Bashamichi Taproom - American: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Authentic American-style barbecue is the ambitious specialty at Bashamichi Taproom, along with a great selection of craft beers. Taproom's BBQ menu features spareribs, "Fat-boy" ribs, chicken,...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.

other American

Wolfgang Puck - International: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Accessible California cuisine - gourmet pizzas and interesting takes on American standards like meatloaf and Cajun chicken.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gumbo and Oyster Bar - Seafood: Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Oysters, fresh seafood cocktails, and a few Cajun specialties like gumbo at a stylish counter bar. The seafood "pan roasts" are nicely done, and the oysters are always top quality.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Wolfgang Puck Express - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good burgers and other simple California fare at this most "express" level of the Puck family of restaurants.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Luke's - Sandwiches/ deli: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Lobster rolls - lobster meat sandwiches in a toasted bun - are the specialty at this New York-based shop. All the lobsters come straight from Maine, and a display in front of the shop shows their...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Moja in the House - American: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Moja's version of chicken and waffles is the main draw here - they pair very crispy fried chicken with tasty, somewhat crunchy waffles, plus unusual side dishes of red coleslaw and kale salad.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Grand Central Oyster Bar - American: Shinagawa
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Although they're not our favorite oyster bar in Tokyo, Grand Central does offer an impressively big selection of oysters from all over. There's also a large, varied wine list (heavy on the whites,...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Tony Roma's - American: Roppongi
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Fri, Sat. 12:30am). Open every day.
American barbecued spareribs, cubic onion-ring sculptures, fried cheese and other dangerous substances that we all crave from time to time.
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Fri, Sat. 12:30am). Open every day.
Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar - International: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet pizzas with exotic toppings make up the core of the menu here, with choices like lamb sausage and goat cheese, roast peppers and eggplant, or chicken meatballs with mushrooms, red onions and...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bubby's - American: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner. Breakfast is served from 8am on weekdays, with dishes like banana-walnut pancakes, granola with fresh...
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Dean & Deluca - American: Marunouchi
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Mostly an all-day cafe/restaurant, although they also have a small deli counter and grocery section with coffees and teas, spices, baked goods, cold cuts, four kinds of smoked salmon, and real dill...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Wolfgang Puck Express - International: Otemachi
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
Good burgers, sandwiches and simple California fare.
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
Tony Roma's - American: Hanzomon
Open 11:45am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
An American chain specializing in ribs.
Open 11:45am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bubba Gump Shrimp - Seafood: Korakuen
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Yes, this is a theme restaurant based on a Tom Hanks movie, but the food's kind of interesting, and there's grilled fish and baby-back ribs in case you're not in the mood for shrimp. There's also an...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Maui Mike's - Chicken: Hakusan
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Maui Mike's succulent, "fire-roasted" rotisserie chicken comes with your choice of seven dipping sauces, including chili, yuzu pepper and spicy BBQ. Rounding out the menu are various salads, pulled...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rocco's - American: Oji
Closed Monday-Thursday.
Great New York-style pizza, by the slice or by the pie, to stay or to go. Slices are substantial in size - two slices with a side salad will make a decent meal - and large pies are a full 18 inches...
Closed Monday-Thursday.
Bubba Gump Shrimp - Seafood: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
A lively theme restaurant serving many entertaining shrimp dishes, baby-back ribs and brightly colored cocktails.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Red Lobster - Seafood: Daiba
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A bayside branch of the popular American seafood chain, with nice views over the Rainbow Bridge.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Robson Fries - Canadian: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open noon-9pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Poutine - that peculiar Canadian version on french fries served with gravy and cheese - is the exotic specialty at this small take-out shop. They're served with toppings ranging from fried onions...
Open noon-9pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Shu - American: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
While gumbo, jazz, and soul music make likely partners in certain parts of the world - namely, New Orleans - the combination seems somewhat bizarre in Tokyo. Oddly enough, the bar's okra-thickened...
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
Gumbo and Oyster Bar - Seafood: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This popular chain specializes in oysters (both raw and cooked), Cajun-style gumbo and various seafood dishes.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Bubby's - American: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner.
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Red Lobster - Seafood: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Reasonable prices and lots of all-you-can-eat specials at this popular American chain restaurant.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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