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This guide covers restaurants serving various northern and central European cuisines. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese restaurants have their own sections.
This guide covers restaurants serving various northern and central European cuisines. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese restaurants have their own sections.

Scandinavian

Nicolai Bergmann Nomu Cafe - Danish: Omotesando
Open 10am-8pm daily.
A lot of upscale Aoyama shops seem to have an obligatory cafe area tucked into a corner somewhere, but the combination works especially well at this Copenhagen-based designer flower shop. While the...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Andersen - Danish: Omotesando
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Danish-style stews and other main courses in the restaurant area above the bread shop, and European-style breakfast in the morning.
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Scandia Garden - Danish: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
With a history dating back to the 1960s, Scandia Garden is a casual Danish cafe occupying an ancient-looking ground-floor dining room in front of Osanbashi Pier, with a more formal and much more...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Aquavit - Swedish: Gaienmae
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Modern Scandinavian cuisine and spiffy Swedish design from internationally renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, known for his highly acclaimed Aquavit and Riingo restaurants in New York City. Lunches...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Lilla Dalarna - Swedish: Roppongi
Open noon-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Tasty and filling Swedish food, with great homemade breads.
Open noon-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
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. They also have an impressive selection of eight distinctive aquavits. ...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Allt Gott - Swedish: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Excellent Scandinavian cooking from the former chef of Gamlastan in Kichijoji. Lunch starts at Y1500; dinner averages around Y4000 with drinks.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Ikea - Swedish: Tachikawa
Open 9:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30am-) daily.
Swedish meatballs, sweet pastries and seasonal special dishes are served in Ikea's cafeteria-style restaurant, all at very reasonable prices. The restaurant also features a wide-screen...
Open 9:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30am-) daily.
Ikea - Swedish: Minami-Funabashi
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Ikea's in-store restaurant is a great place for an authentic, inexpensive Swedish meal. They also have a pretty well-stocked Swedish food section next to the exit, carrying Swedish breads, jams and...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Ikea - Swedish: Yokohama
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Tasty meatballs, almond cakes and other Swedish delights are served in the restaurant, all at quite reasonable prices. The food department also sells an interesting selection of imported Swedish...
Open 10am-9pm daily.

Russian

Sungari - Russian: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Well-prepared Russian standards like Chicken Kiev, and lots of vodka.
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sungari - Russian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 4:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This basement branch of Sungari serves the same tasty Russian food as the main branch in Kabukicho, but in a plainer, more subdued dining space.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 4:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Cafe Russia - Russian: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Authentic Georgian and Russian food is prepared by native chefs in this unpretentious basement cafe. Georgian- and Russian-themed set menus (Y3000-3200 for lunch or dinner) are a good introduction...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.

German

Keitel - German: Shinjuku
Open noon-2:30, 6-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Typical German dishes and selected German wines and beers from this long-running establishment, now in a new location. Budget around Y5000 for dinner.
Open noon-2:30, 6-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Stein Haus - German: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Serving relatively expensive German beers and decent pub grub in a cavelike basement, this branch of the Franziskaner group is worth knowing about mostly for their late-night hours.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Frankenstein - German: Shibuya
Open noon-2:30, 5:30pm-3am daily.
German beers from Franziskaner, Flensburger and Spaten breweries are served on tap here, mostly priced at Y1100 for a regular glass (330ml). There's also a range of German food, with a focus on...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30pm-3am daily.
Franz Club - German: Hamamatsucho
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm; Thu/Fri 3am; Sat/Sun 8pm. Open every day.
A spacious bar serving meaty German fare and great beer. Four German brews from Spaten and Franziskaner are on draft (starting at Y600/glass) with several more by the bottle. The Y3500 prix-fixe...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm; Thu/Fri 3am; Sat/Sun 8pm. Open every day.
Bernd's Bar - German: Roppongi
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food and a friendly atmosphere. They feature several different German beers on tap.
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Franziskaner - German: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-1am (LO) daily.
Situated on Roppongi-dori right in front of Roppongi Hills, this branch of the popular chain offers good German beers, sausages and other snacks, and (relatively) late-night hours.
Open 11am-1am (LO) daily.
Die Wurst - German: Kamiyacho
Open 5pm-4am (9pm Sat, Sun). Open every day.
It looks just like an ordinary coffee shop, but they serve German sausages, excellent bread and rolls, and many excellent German beers. (AKA "Franziskaner")
Open 5pm-4am (9pm Sat, Sun). Open every day.
Zum Einhorn - German: Kamiyacho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Although the dining room is notably lacking in atmosphere and music, the kitchen prepares outstanding German cuisine, including some fantastic game dishes in the autumn months. Prices may seem high...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Schmatz - German: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This casual German beer bar started life as a food truck at the Aoyama Farmers Market, and the kitchen offers a small but well-executed menu of schnitzel, sausages and other meaty German fare to go...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Zum Eichen Platz - German: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
An impressive food menu and a decent selection of German beers, specializing in Spaten, Franziskaner and Flensburger.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Franz Club - German: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am daily.
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. ...
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am daily.
Franziskaner - German: Nihonbashi
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Hard-to-find German beers, German wines, and assorted snacks are on offer at this branch of the small Franziskaner chain. The meat-heavy food menu is more interesting and diverse than might be...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Rheingau - German: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
One of Tokyo's original German restaurants, Rheingau is so old-school that the sign out front sports a seven-digit phone number. The kitchen does a decent job on Tokyo's favorite German delicacies...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Pauke - German: Ichigaya
Open 5pm-2am (LO 1:30). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Traditional, meaty German fare along with live music.
Open 5pm-2am (LO 1:30). Closed Sundays and holidays.

Swiss and Austrian

Swiss Chalet - Swiss: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Fondue-centered full-course dinners from 5000 yen.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Ramukana - Swiss: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Beautiful heirloom vegetables, sourced from small farms all over Japan, are the pride of the kitchen at Ramukana. The menu's centerpiece is a hearty cheese fondue, served with raw vegetables, bread,...
Open 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Weberhaus - Austrian: Akasaka
Open 5:30-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
This rather informal restaurant prepares Austrian food - particularly the cuisine of the South Styria region - including crepe-like palatschinken pancakes and wiener schnitzel. There are a few...
Open 5:30-10:30pm. Closed weekends.

Eastern European cuisines

Minsk - Belarusian: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Excellent home-style "Belarus home cooking" by native chefs. The decor is minimal (elaborately stacked vodka bottles, a vodka-themed calendar on the wall), but the food is uniformly good - from the...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Alohiddin - Eastern European: Hatchobori
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Shashlik and lamb dishes are a specialty of the house at this family-run Uzbek restaurant, and they do a nice mezze-style spread as a starter. The menu also includes Russian and Turkish dishes, and...
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Mihai - Romanian: Kinshicho
Romanian food and Eastern European wines are served at this modest Kinshicho restaurant. Budget around Y5000 for dinner with drinks.
Romania - Romanian: Nakano-Sakaue
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Very affordable Romanian fare in a festively overdecorated dining room. At lunchtime there's a choice of grilled chicken, pork cutlet and similarly meaty options for Y1000, including free soft...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Az Finom - Hungarian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Well-prepared Hungarian food and an excellent selection of around 40-50 Hungarian wines, mostly under Y10,000 and mostly served by the glass. The dining space has an old-fashioned European air about...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Paprika.hu - Hungarian: Shirokane-Takanawa
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Traditional Hungarian cooking and a good selection of Hungarian wines. Main dishes range from Y1200-1600.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Country - Hungarian: Jiyugaoka
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Hungarian cooking; full-course dinners are Y3000-5000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Sofia - Bulgarian: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sofia serves authentic Bulgarian cuisine - hearty stews and vegetable soups and lots of yogurty dishes. Set lunches from Y800 and prix-fixe dinner menus from Y3500, or order a la carte.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Dobro - Croatian: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Like Italy, its much larger neighbor across the Adriatic, Croatia has a long coastline and a seafood-heavy Mediterranean cuisine built around grilled fish, scampi, mussels and calamari as well as...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Dasenka - Czech: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; Mon -10pm) daily.
A tiny, bookshelf-lined cafe-bar serving Czech, Polish and other Eastern European fare. Menu items include excellent bramborak potato pancakes, goulash made with beer, Moravian-style roast pork and...
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; Mon -10pm) daily.

Greek

Argo - Greek: Hanzomon
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This very stylish "restaurant and library cafe" serves Greek- and Mediterranean-influenced French food, with an emphasis on seafood. In the daytime there's a nice view out over the greenery of the...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sparta - Greek: Yokohama Kannai
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This Greek landmark has been serving hearty, home-style food since 1953 (although they moved to a new location in 2010). The bright, spacious dining area includes lots of counter seating as well as...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.

British

Al's Cafe - British: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-2, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
It's a Tudor-style English tearoom right in the Baba - one with a casual, neighborhood-oriented atmosphere. Traditional dishes like shepherd's pie, steak and Guinness pie, and bangers and mash are...
Open 11am-2, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
SW11 Kitchen - British: Harajuku
Open noon-10:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
The British menu here, served from 6:30pm, features bubble and squeak, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and roast lamb, while the drinks list offers Pimms cocktails and cider. This casual...
Open noon-10:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
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.
Malin's - British: Roppongi
Open noon-10pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Gourmet fish and chips are the specialty here, and the chips are especially well prepared. Boxed sets of cod, chips and mushy peas (or other side sauce) are priced Y1300-1500, and everything can be...
Open noon-10pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Malin's - British: Hatagaya
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Gourmet fish and chips are the specialty here, with boxed sets of cod, chips and mushy peas (or other side sauce) priced Y1300-1500. They also serve a variety of pies - beef and beer, chicken...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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