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Pancakes, Eggs Benedict or Chinese dim sum - here are a few good places to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing over brunch.

See also our listings for weekday breakfast spots.
Pancakes, Eggs Benedict or Chinese dim sum - here are a few good places to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing over brunch.

See also our listings for weekday breakfast spots.

Eggs and pancakes

Slappy Cakes - American: Shinjuku
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Open from 11am-11pm daily, this Tokyo outlet of a popular Oregon breakfast restaurant is popular for their gourmet pancakes, which come in variations like Banana-Chocolate Chip with Raspberry Jam, and Roast Mushrooms, Scallions and Cheddar Cheese. They also offer original breakfast dishes like Slappy Benedict (with sauteed spinach, prosciutto, pureed roast garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes) and Vegetable Scramble (squash, leeks, kale and blue cheese).
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
New York Grill - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The cuisine here is modern American, a bit more European-influenced rather than purely Pacific Rim. For Y6,900 the impressive Sunday/holiday brunch includes a glass of champagne, your choice of a hefty lunch-style main dish like grilled pork or chicken, plus selections from the appetizer and dessert buffets. (The Y5,000 weekday lunch is the same, but without the champagne.)
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Christa - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
Weekend brunch plates include interesting options like kimchee fried rice with fried eggs and Portuguese sausage (Y2500), and jumbo blue crab cakes and poached Eggs Benedict with lemon cream sauce (Y3200).
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
Two Rooms - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Andersen - Danish: Omotesando
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sunday brunch is served from 9am to noon and includes an appetizer and main course, champagne, coffee and dessert for Y1,900, along with fresh bread and pastries from the popular bakery downstairs.
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Terrace (Westin Hotel) - International: Ebisu
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
The Westin's spacious lobby restaurant is known for their lavish lunch and weekend brunch buffets, plus a breakfast spread (Y3600) from 6:30-10:30am. Weekend brunch is served Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, noon-4pm, and is Y5500 per person. Some outdoor seating is available.
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
Captain Cook - British: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
If you're looking for a new brunch venue, a weekday breakfast provider or just a place that serves modern international cuisine all afternoon, Captain Cook is worth checking out. The...
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Roti Roppongi - International: Roppongi
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This "American brasserie" serves an a la carte brunch menu from 11:30 to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday, including Eggs Benedict and other breakfast dishes.
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
The Grand Hyatt's spacious brasserie restaurant has a dramatic open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating. The popular weekend brunch (Y6300+10%) is served from 11:30am-3pm, and comes with a glass of champagne, a choice of main course and a big buffet with eggs cooked to order, French toast, smoked salmon, Parma ham and numerous salads and desserts. The main course options include substantial fare like Australian beef fillet; roast duck breast with duck confit; roast guineau fowl and sauteed scallops. If you're an early riser and in the mood for something more breakfasty, lavish Western- and Japanese-style breakfasts are served 7-10:30am for Y3700.
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Soul Food House - American: Azabu-Juban
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Sunday brunch is served from 11am-3pm, and includes dishes like chicken and waffles (Y1580), breakfast burritos (Y1680), southern fried catfish (Y2280), and country-fried steak (Y2580). Grits and black-eyed peas are available as side dishes (Y480), and there are various biscuit and slider sandwiches with ingredients like pulled pork and catfish.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Stockholm - Swedish: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Pickled herring and much more - their awe-inspiring smorgasbord is a real adventure in dining, so come with a hearty appetite. The lunchtime buffet is Y3,150, including Saturdays (but not Sundays).
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Franz Club - German: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am daily.
This popular German beer bar serves a deluxe weekend brunch priced at Y2980.
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am 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.
Kojimachi Cafe - Cafe: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) 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.

Dim sum

Le Parc - Dim sum: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:20-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:20-10pm (LO) daily.
Chinaroom - Chinese: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm daily.
Nothing stimulates the appetite like the words "all-you-can-eat dim sum," and the Grand Hyatt's Chinaroom certainly succeeds in satisfying. Choose from a selection of thirty dim sum items plus desserts for a reasonable Y4200 (lunch only, until 2:30 on weekdays and 3:30 on weekends). The tasty morsels are served in pairs, so it's possible for a party of two to sample the entire menu.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm daily.
Sense - Chinese: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Though some may think that good dim sum is synonymous with brightly lit, noisy dining rooms and plastic tablecloths, we've found that style and substance coexist harmoniously at Sense. The dim sum experience at this Michelin-starred Contemporary Cantonese restaurant is impeccably refined, yet far from staid or sterile.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
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Updated 2017-04-25