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This is a collection of the French restaurants listed in the Tokyo Food Page neighborhood guides. The emphasis is mainly on budget and moderately priced French (under Y10,000 per person for dinner), but there are a handful of more upscale establishments listed here also. Belgian restaurants can be found at the end of this page, Continental and Mediterranean restaurants are listed at the bottom of the Italian restaurant page, and wine bar-restaurants have a page of their own.
This is a collection of the French restaurants listed in the Tokyo Food Page neighborhood guides. The emphasis is mainly on budget and moderately priced French (under Y10,000 per person for dinner), but there are a handful of more upscale establishments listed here also. Belgian restaurants can be found at the end of this page, Continental and Mediterranean restaurants are listed at the bottom of the Italian restaurant page, and wine bar-restaurants have a page of their own.

Shinjuku and north

Leckermaul - French: Edogawabashi
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Flammkuchen - Alsace's answer to pizza - is served here in versions both savory (black forest ham, avocado-salmon) and sweet (apple-cinnamon, salty banana), along with wine by the glass or bottle. ...
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
L'Amitie - French: Takadanobaba
Open noon-1:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, some Tues.
Perfect for a dignified yet unpretentious lunch or dinner date, this tiny dining room serves the best traditional French cuisine in the neighborhood, a bit of Paris's Latin Quarter in Takadanobaba. ...
Open noon-1:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, some Tues.
Le Bistrot da Cote - French: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open noon-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Rich, hearty traditional French cuisine in a crowded bistro-style restaurant near Shinjuku Gyoen.
Open noon-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Chaya Macrobiotic Rest. - French: Shinjuku
Open 11am-10pm (LO 9). Closed Wednesdays.
Health-oriented but not really vegetarian fare (there are lots of fish dishes) in a casual French style.
Open 11am-10pm (LO 9). Closed Wednesdays.
La Table d'Hediard - French: Shinjuku
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO) daily.
Good French cooking and reasonably priced wines at this casual department-store restaurant; the menu features dishes like duck confit and mushroom salad and excellent grilled lamb chops. Prix-fixe...
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO) daily.
Michel Troisgros - French: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The first restaurant in Japan from Michelin three-star chef Michel Troisgros. Prix-fixe lunches are Y7,900-10,500; dinners are Y14,700-18,900.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Girandole - French: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Excellent French regional cooking in the Park Hyatt's "all-day" brasserie.
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Cafe Troisgros - French: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-2, 6-8pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Troisgros, a casual dining spot from Michelin-starred chef Michel Troisgros, turns out speedy, well-prepared lunches that offer good value for money (from Y1500). During off-peak hours...
Open 11am-2, 6-8pm (LO) daily.
Bistrot d'Artemis - French: Yoyogi
Open noon-2, 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
This bistrot branch of the highly regarded L'Artemis restaurant in Jingumae offers a more casual experience and convenient late-night hours. The extensive wine list starts at around Y3000; budget...
Open noon-2, 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.

Harajuku, Aoyama, Sendagaya

Kiki - French: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
The concept at this casual bistro is "French tapas," although most dishes here are larger than typical tapas-bar fare. The chef spent ten years working in France and three years as sous chef at...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Le Pre Verre - French: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The first Japanese branch of Marc and Philippe Delacourcelle's popular Parisian wine bistro, Le Pre Verre offers French organic wines and modern, casual French food (the same menu as in Paris). ...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
UN Cafe - French: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
A casual cafe where you can drop in anytime for a drink, a sandwich, or a full-course meal. The menu is California-style French, with both European and Asian touches. There's also a...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Les Cristallines - French: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good, modern French cuisine and excellent service. Prix-fixe lunches from Y1750, dinners from Y3800, and wines (mostly French) from Y2800 per bottle.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Lauburu - French: Omotesando
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Lauburu is dedicated to the art of serious eating - specifically, the serious consumption of pork. Billed as a French/Basque country-style bistro, the food here is prepared simply - no rich,...
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Breizh Cafe - French: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO, 10pm Sun) daily.
Sweet and savory Breton-style crepes, with hard cider to wash them down, in a pleasantly decorated open-air cafe.
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO, 10pm Sun) daily.
L'As - French: Gaienmae
Open noon-1, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Modern French cuisine from Chef Daisuke Kaneko, a veteran of Alain Senderens in Paris and La Becasse in Osaka. The seven-course prix-fixe dinner or lunch, the only menu choice, is just Y5400.
Open noon-1, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Florilege - French: Gaienmae
Open noon-1:30, 6:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Luxurious modern French cooking and warm service; the chef here was the former sous chef at the Michelin three-star restaurant Quintessence. Prix-fixe lunches are Y4,200, dinners are Y10,500 (+10%...
Open noon-1:30, 6:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Le Gaulois - French: Gaienmae
Open noon-2:30, 6-9pm. Closed Mondays.
Le Gaulois turns out impressively accomplished French cuisine, but despite the serious kitchen it maintains the warm, down-to-earth feel of a neighborhood restaurant. The food is creative but...
Open noon-2:30, 6-9pm. Closed Mondays.

Shibuya, Hiroo, Roppongi

Deco - French: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Game dishes - wild boar, venison, and Hokkaido bear - are a specialty at this impressive little French spot. Prix-fixe menus are priced Y4,200-Y14,000, with wines starting at Y4000 but climbing...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Pignon - French: Shibuya
Open 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good casual French cooking, with dishes like home-made merguez sausages, excellent quiches, chicken confit and lamb stew with cous cous. Budget around Y6000 at dinnertime.
Open 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Coucagno - French: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Fancy French food with a skyscraper view; prix-fixe dinners from Y8000, with lots of good wines in the Y10,000-15,000 range.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Bongout Noh - French: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am daily.
The Buri group run a couple of popular standup sake bars (Buchi in Shibuya, Buri in Ebisu), and now they've opened a standup French bistrot, with similarly inexpensive food and 100 different wines. ...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Concombre - French: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Old-school traditional budget French cuisine in a tightly packed, sometimes smoky dining room.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Manoir - French: Ebisu
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
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...
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
L'Espace - French: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
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.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Artichaut - French: Ebisu
Open 11am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
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...
Open 11am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Joel Robuchon - French: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
La Table de Joel Robuchon - French: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
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;...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Hiromichi - French: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Pachon - French: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Normandy-based regional cooking from chef Bernard Anquetil (formerly of the popular Brasserie Bernard in Roppongi). Full-course dinners Y6,000 - Y12,000, not including drinks.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Le Petit Bedon - French: Daikanyama
Open 6-10pm (LO).
The elegant traditional cuisine and punctilious service in Japanese and French make this charming restaurant popular with the French community. You can enjoy a long, leisurely lunch in the sunny area...
Open 6-10pm (LO).
Le Souffle - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Yes, this cafe would be worth knowing about for their dessert souffles alone. But they also offer a full menu of remarkably high-quality French cooking, from straightforward starters like scallop...
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bistro de la Cite - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A casual, medium-priced bistro on Nishi-Azabu's "bistro-dori"; the food is excellent.
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
L'Auberge de L'ill - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This is the Tokyo outpost of the famous restaurant in Alsace, which has been awarded three Michelin stars for forty years in a row. The rather grand building was once home to the Georgian Club...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Aladdin - French: Hiroo
Open noon-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
High-level French cooking in a pleasantly modern setting. Budget around Y15,000 at dinnertime, Y5000 for lunch.
Open noon-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Pitchouli de Loulou - French: Hiroo
Open 7pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
This cozy bistrot serves hearty French country cuisine - cassoulets, blood sausages - and many reasonly priced wines by the glass or bottle. The late-night hours are convenient, and perhaps the best...
Open 7pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
Le Petit Marche - French: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A veteran of a three-starred Michelin restaurant in France, Chef Habuchi has here opened a more casual spot serving neo-bistro fare, with an emphasis on aged meats, game meats in season and...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cuivre - French: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm. Closed Mon, 1st Tue.
Good traditional French cuisine in a cozy setting on a Roppongi back street. Full-course dinners start at Y3800, and lunch (Y1000-2000) is an especially good deal.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm. Closed Mon, 1st Tue.
Va-tout - French: Roppongi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
A friendly cafe-brasserie with authentic French atmosphere and good, reasonably priced food. The daily Y1000 lunch is an especially good deal, and is served until 5pm. Evening specialties include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Aux Gourmands - French: Roppongi
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; 9:30 Saturdays). Closed Sundays.
Excellent French cooking in a pleasant traditional setting (there are just 17 seats, including 5 at the counter). The cheese selection is especially good, as the owner-chef is also a cheese monger. ...
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; 9:30 Saturdays). Closed Sundays.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
"New-style French dining" in a very stylish dining room. The food is first-rate and the ambience is casual, with all counter seating. The focus of attention is the open kitchen space on the other...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bistrot Quotidien - French: Azabu-Juban
Open noon-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This charming neighborhood spot serves creative, upscale bistro fare in a pleasant setting and at reasonable prices. Some of our favorite dishes have included a very meaty plate of pork rillettes...
Open noon-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Milieu - French: Azabu-Juban
Open 11am-2, 5-9:30pm daily.
Good French cooking at budget prices - dinner is just Y2100, and usually includes a choice of one of three starters and mains. The Y1200 lunch includes a pasta or sandwich and a small soup, salad,...
Open 11am-2, 5-9:30pm daily.
Brasserie Paul Bocuse Musee - French: Nogizaka
Open 11am-9pm (LO; lunch -2pm). Closed Tuesdays.
This stunning venture from the Hiramatsu group and the famous French chef Paul Bocuse occupies one of the most spectacular public spaces in Tokyo, inside the new national art gallery. Three-course...
Open 11am-9pm (LO; lunch -2pm). Closed Tuesdays.

Akasaka, Ginza

Comme a la Maison - French: Akasaka
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
If you don't mind spending around Y10,000/person for bistrot-style seating and a fairly limited menu, the food here is pretty good - authentic regional dishes from the southwest of France.
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Pierre Gagnaire - French: Tameike
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Modern, very creative French cuisine from one of France's top chefs. Prix-fixe lunches are Y6,000-10,000; dinners 18,000 to 23,000. There's also a Y3800 "express lunch" on weekdays. Jackets are...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Edition Koji Shimomura - French: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sophisticated, modern and creative cuisine from Chef Shimomura, a veteran of several distinguished restaurants in the French provinces. Prix-fixe lunches from Y4200, dinners from Y9450.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
La Chasse - French: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The two tiny dining rooms are rustic and cave-like, the stucco walls decorated with animal pelts and a boar's head. The name means "the hunt", and the specialty is seasonal game (pheasant, boar,...
Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bonne Femme - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Reliable, classic French cooking in a bistrot-style setting. Lunch ranges from Y1300 (just a main dish and coffee) to Y5000; dinner is Y5000-Y9000, or a la carte. Entrees include roast lamb (Y3200)...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Pirouette - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:30pm daily.
Pirouette's chef Naoya Kobayashi grew up on a farm in Nagano, and he has a keen appreciation for what top-quality farm-fresh ingredients - particularly vegetables - should taste like. After training...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:30pm daily.
Nambutei - French: Uchisaiwaicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Well-prepared, traditional French cuisine in a very pleasant setting - an old-style Japanese house located inside Hibiya Park. The small, intimate dining room looks out onto the park. Lunch from...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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.
Tateru Yoshino - French: Shiodome
Open 7-10:30am, 11:30-2pm, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Modern French cuisine from chef Tateru Yoshino, formerly of the Michelin-starred Stella Maris in Paris. The menu includes dishes like risotto of watercress with frogs legs; carpaccio of Canadian...
Open 7-10:30am, 11:30-2pm, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
La Brasserie - French: Hibiya
Open 11am-9:30pm daily.
Traditional cuisine from the Imperial's second, more casual French restaurant. Lunch from Y3150, dinner from Y8,400.
Open 11am-9:30pm daily.
Les Saisons - French: Hibiya
Open 7-10am, 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Lavish contemporary and traditional French fare in a luxurious setting here in the Imperial Hotel's flagship French restaurant. Chef Thierry Voisin, formerly of Michelin two-star Les Crayeres in...
Open 7-10am, 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Brasserie Paul Bocuse Ginza - French: Ginza
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
The third Tokyo restaurant from Lyon-based celeb-chef Paul Bocuse offers prix-fixe dinners from Y5500-9500. Wines are Y5000-250,000, with less scarily priced options by the glass or carafe. The...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Beige - French: Ginza
Open 11:30-2:30, 2:30-4 (tea), 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Master chef Alain Ducasse's joint venture with Chanel provides excellent modern French cuisine in a lovely setting. The food isn't quite as spectacular as the prices though - mains average...
Open 11:30-2:30, 2:30-4 (tea), 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
L'Ecrin - French: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Lavish, spectacular French cooking since 1974. Dinner menus from Y15,000, lunch from Y5,400.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tateru Yoshino - French: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gorgeous modern French cuisine (with subtle Japanese influences) from master chef Yoshino. This upscale Ginza location is his third and most deluxe branch in Tokyo. Prix-fixe lunch from Y4800,...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Brasserie Aux Amis - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Open every day.
Upmarket French wines and excellent country-style French cooking; chef Masashi Hadachi (formerly of Aux Bacchannales in Harajuku) is in charge of the kitchen. The bistrot-style setting is casual,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Open every day.
La Mere Poulard - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Traditional French omelettes are the specialty at this Paris-based cafe and attached bistro-restaurant, although full-course dinners are also served. Wines start at Y2625 per bottle, and cider is...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Resonance - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2, 5:30-11:30pm daily.
Fancy modern French cuisine, with dishes like oyster and fennel soup, foie gras flan, hot organic vegetable salad - plus roast meats like veal, venison, lamb and duck. Main courses average around...
Open 11am-2, 5:30-11:30pm daily.
Au Gout du Jour Nouvelle Ere - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Michelin-starred traditional French dining overlooking Tokyo Station. Prix-fixe lunches are Y3,500-6,000, dinners Y7,000-12,000.
Open 11am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Igrek - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
This Kobe-based restaurant serves modern, creative French cuisine. Lunch menus are Y2,100-7,875, and dinnertime degustation menus are Y7,875-12,600.
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Merveille - French: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-1:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
A branch of the popular Au Gout du Jour restaurant in Kojimachi, "au gout du jour" could be their tagline as well, as they pride themselves on their beautiful fresh vegetables and other seasonal...
Open 11am-1:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Brasserie D and Sweetroom - French: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-1am daily.
Contemporary French cuisine in a tastefully flashy setting. The three-course dinner menu is Y3900, and all wines are priced at Y3900 per bottle.
Open 11am-1am daily.
Cafe Aimee Vibert - French: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10am-10pm daily.
This cafe venture from the Michelin-starred Aimee Vibert in Nibancho offers above-average bistro fare in a casual setting. The decor is classic French cafe style - tile floors, dark wood and...
Open 10am-10pm daily.

Central Tokyo

Bistro Cinq - French: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
First-rate French cuisine and very reasonably priced wines. The setting is rather minimal - old-fashioned coffee-shop decor in a well-used basement space, with just a counter and a few tables. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Chez Le Mak - French: Akebonobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Modern, upscale bistro fare served in a casual setting is the draw at this neighborhood French spot. The owner-chef trained at La Regalade, the original Paris "neo-bistro," and Parisian bistronomic...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A Demain - French: Akebonobashi
Open noon-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A very casual neighborhood French spot, with good vegetable dishes and some game birds in season. Budget around Y3000-5000 for dinner with drinks. No lunch on Thursdays
Open noon-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Hotel de Mikuni - French: Yotsuya
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm. Closed Sundays.
A legendary old-school Tokyo French restaurant that's been here forever. Lunch from Y6,000, dinner from Y14,000.
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Kioicho
Open 10am-11pm daily.
A bright and airy branch of this French-cafe landmark, located directly in front of the New Otani Hotel. There's a take-out bakery at the entrance, a big cafe area, a smaller dining room for proper...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Chez Olivier - French: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2, 6:30-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Excellent-quality modern French cuisine at this elegant bistrot-restaurant. Chef Olivier was a veteran of La Tour d'Argent in Paris and the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Tokyo before opening his...
Open 11:30am-2, 6:30-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Cassine - French: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed weekends.
The food is rather mainstream French Japanese, but the friendly service sets them apart. Prix-fixe dinner menus are Y3500 and Y5000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Bave - French: Ushigome-Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good French cooking in a cozy neighborhood bistrot. Budget around Y6000-8000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gus - French: Ushigome-Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Satisfying home-style French cooking at terrific prices. The menu sticks to hearty classics such as buttery pork rillets with corchicons pickles, escargots sizzling in garlic butter and roast lamb in...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
L'Habitude - French: Ushigome-Yanigicho
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A classic French neighborhood restaurant, with good, meaty fare and casual bistro-style seating at small tables. Three-course prix-fixe menus are Y2940, or Y1050 at lunchtime for two courses. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Le Bretagne - French: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Delicious Breton-style crepes, both sweet and savory, along with hard cider make this a welcome addition to Tokyo's culinary landscape.
Open 11:30am-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Grain - French: Iidabashi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm. Closed weekends.
The young owner/chef here has created an original menu that includes such variations on old standards as a chicken-wing-and-escargot coq au vin and an excellent Calvados-flavored creme brulee. The...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm. Closed weekends.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Kudanshita
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.

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Casse-Croute - French: Meguro
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Simple, budget French fare and an inexpensive French wine list. Especially good at lunchtime.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Shinagawa
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This small chain of French brasserie-cafes is popular for their authentic food and atmosphere. The cafe serves simple dishes like omelettes and salads all day long, while the brasserie has more...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Labyrinthe - French: Shirokane-Takanawa
Open noon-midnight daily.
Spectacular traditional French cooking, rich sauces, with nothing light or nouveau about it. Prepare for a serious meal.
Open noon-midnight daily.
Brasserie Aux Amis - French: Oshiage
Open 11am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A tourist-friendly outlet of the popular upscale French wine-bar chain. Prix-fixe lunches are priced Y2,800-Y9,800, dinners Y6,500-Y11,000.
Open 11am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Bistro Juillet - French: Otsuka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Lunch Y1,500-5,000. Dinner Y3,500-Y8,000. "Pub time" starts at 9pm, with a limited a la carte food menu.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Brin de Muguet - French: Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2 (LO), 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Traditional French cuisine at friendly prices, although they have some upmarket wines if you're in the mood to splurge.
Open 11:30am-2 (LO), 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Parisienne - French: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Lunch Y1,800-6,000, dinner Y3,000-15,000.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Violette - French: Sangubashi
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Tue, 1st + 3rd Wed.
A convenient place to eat before or after an afternoon in Yoyogi Park, this casual neighborhood brasserie offers outdoor seating and allows dogs. The Y1200 lunchtime deli platter is a good deal - it...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Tue, 1st + 3rd Wed.
Trois - French: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Trois offers a good selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world, including many organic and biodynamic varieties. The food menu offers country-style French dishes like lamb chops and...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
A Ta Gueule Orient Express - French: Kiba
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Located a bit off the beaten track, this intimate 28-seat restaurant is a serious gourmet destination, serving high-level cuisine at down-to-earth prices. Owner-chef George Sumura is a veteran of the...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.

Belgian

Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; drinks LO 10:30) daily.
Located in the unadorned lobby of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, this branch of the popular Delirium Cafe chain has somewhat less atmosphere than usual, although there is a bit of outdoor seating...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; drinks LO 10:30) daily.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2, 2-10pm (LO) daily.
It's yet another Belgian beer specialty bar in Nishi-Shinjuku, this one with plenty of space (90 seats) and Maredsous and De Koninck beers on tap. There are inexpensive (from Y300), somewhat...
Open 11:30am-2, 2-10pm (LO) daily.
Little Delirium - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This mini-branch of one of our favorite Belgian beer bars sits at the Yoyogi end of Southern Terrace; convenient to Shinjuku station but sufficiently removed from the bustling crowds. Despite the...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Frigo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5:30pm-2am (Sundays 3-11pm). Closed 2nd Sunday.
Frigo offers more than a hundred beers by the bottle, mostly Belgian but with a strong German section as well. The food menu is limited, but includes mussels prepared in several different ways.
Open 5:30pm-2am (Sundays 3-11pm). Closed 2nd Sunday.
Cafe Hoegaarden - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5:30pm-2am (Sat. to 11pm). Closed Sundays.
This spacious, two-story bar from the Brussels chain serves very good Belgian food along with a wide assortment of beers.
Open 5:30pm-2am (Sat. to 11pm). Closed Sundays.
Pommeke - Belgian rest/beer bar: Gaienmae
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Belgian frites (fried potatoes) - prepared by a former chef at the Belgian embassy - are the specialty at this casual standing bar. Frites are priced at Y550 for a medium-size portion (actually...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Hemel - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am daily.
"Hemel Belgian Beer and Food" lives up to their name - this comfortable wood-paneled bar offers an appealing menu of Belgian and European food to go with their extensive list of over 100 beers.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Belgo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to...
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
Leuven - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shinagawa
Open 11am-3, 5pm-midnight daily.
Part of the Belgian Brasserie Court chain of beer bars, Leuven offers a small roster of draft beers, lots of bottled beers and Belgian-inspired food.
Open 11am-3, 5pm-midnight daily.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shinagawa
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
A popular chain of Belgian beer bars, Glass Dance offers De Koninck, Leffe Blond and a few other interesting beers on tap, and lots more by the bottle. There's a full Belgian-inspired food menu and...
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Comme la Gueuze - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mita
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
If you're used to seeing the same handful of Belgian beers on draft wherever you go around town, the six rotating taps at Comme la Gueuze will be a welcome change. The twenty-seat bar has a...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Agoo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 5pm-1am (2am Fri/Sat). Closed Sundays.
The vibe at this small neighborhood bar is friendly and laid back - comfortable enough to stop in for a drink by yourself or for a quiet conversation with friends. There's a decent selection of...
Open 5pm-1am (2am Fri/Sat). Closed Sundays.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Several Belgian beers are sold by the bottle here, along with Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout and Paulaner Hefeweiss on tap. The kitchen serves jerk chicken, fish and chips, and sausages. Budget around...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Roppongi
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO); 6pm-4:30am weekends. Closed Sundays.
French-Belgian cuisine and a good selection of Belgian beers; three-course prix-fixe dinners are Y2800.
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO); 6pm-4:30am weekends. Closed Sundays.
Delirium Cafe Reserve - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akasaka
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Ten Belgian beers are served on draft here, with 100 more by the bottle. The simple menu includes pastas, Flemish-style beef stew, and of course mussels. The big, shiny semi-circular bar is the...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Bois Cereste - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akasaka
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A quiet Japanese bar serving an incredible selection of Belgian beers for serious beer connoisseurs, including many brands you won't find elsewhere in Japan. Prices average around Y1,200 a bottle. ...
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Delirium Cafe Tokyo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toranomon
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This specialty bar imports beers directly from Belgium, and serves an impressive selection of ten different varieties on draft, including varieties we haven't seen elsewhere around town. Open to...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Au Fil des Jours - Belgian rest/beer bar: Uchisaiwaicho
Open 11am-11pm. Closed weekends.
Belgian beers from the popular Brussels chain of specialty bars.
Open 11am-11pm. Closed weekends.
Favori - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
The 100-odd different beers in their serve-yourself refrigerator include several previously hard-to-find varieties. Mussels and other Belgian treats are on the food menu, and they're even open on...
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Houblon - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Houblon's late-night, ground-floor Belgian beer bar is always lively, and their hefty bound menus list more than 300 beers by the bottle. There are also five taps devoted to a rotating selection of...
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Roy G. Biv - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
A late-night hideaway bar in Ginza, with just twenty seats and a selection of around 25 Belgian beers. There's also a small snack menu. (They close at midnight on Saturdays.)
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Delirium Cafe - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
The popular Belgian chain imports its own beers, and offers around 30-40 Belgian beers on tap. The kitchen turns out meaty fare like grilled Iwate beef and Hokkaido venison tartare. No lunch on...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (Fri -2am) daily.
Antwerp Six - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
You'll find good Belgian food (including mussels and great frites), a nice selection of beers, and convenient late-night hours from this branch of the Belgian Beer Cafe chain (they also run Antwerp...
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Antwerp Central - Belgian rest/beer bar: Marunouchi
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root...
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
Frigo Repos - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
An intimate Belgian beer bar from the Eurobeer chain (Frigo, Belgo), Repos serves over 100 Belgian beers in bottles, and four on draft. Lunch is served until 2pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends. In...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Liege-Guillemins - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
An outlet of a popular chain of European-style cafe-bars specializing in Belgian beers, Liege serves four beers on draft and several dozen more by the bottle. In addition to the usual mussels and...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Gent - Belgian rest/beer bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-11pm (LO; 9:30pm Sat, Sun) daily.
The seventh (and smallest) Tokyo venue from the Belgian Beer Cafe group, Gent (with a hard "g") is located in the basement of a new Otemachi office complex called Ootemori. They offer the the usual...
Open 11am-11pm (LO; 9:30pm Sat, Sun) daily.
Brussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
A good selection of beers in a pleasant, intimate setting, from the popular chain of Belgian beer bars.
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Antwerpen - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nihonbashi
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
A tiny, charming Belgian beer bar with a small selection of brews, including the city of Antwerp's own De Koninck on tap. There's not really a food menu, but you can order pizza (from Pizza LA) or...
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
Brugse Zot - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-1:30, 2-11pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
This rather large, 110-seat Art Nouveau-style restaurant specializes in beers from De Halve Maan, a 450-year-old brewery in the Belgian city of Bruges. They serve lots of other Belgian beers as well...
Open 11am-1:30, 2-11pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Yotsuya Brewery - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yotsuya
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri -4am; Sat, Sun -11) daily.
No, despite the name this isn't a brewpub, simply a small neighborhood bar with a decent selection of Belgian beers on tap and by the bottle. Prices are around average, and opening hours are...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri -4am; Sat, Sun -11) daily.
Brussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
Open 5:30-2am, Sat. 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
A relaxed after-work place serving lots of Belgian beers and good light food, including tasty pita sandwiches.
Open 5:30-2am, Sat. 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Bitter - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
Open 5pm-2am. Closed weekends.
Often hidden backstreet bars like this - quiet, sophisticated, with tasteful but understated decor - specialize in expensive Scotch whisky or cocktails, so it's nice to find a place like this with a...
Open 5pm-2am. Closed weekends.
Brussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Jimbocho
Open 5:30pm-2am (5:30-11pm Sat.). Closed Sundays.
This original branch of the pioneering Belgian beer bar chain is spread out over three very narrow floors, with cozy seating niches. There's a small food menu and a very good selection of beers.
Open 5:30pm-2am (5:30-11pm Sat.). Closed Sundays.
Champ de Soleil - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
French/Belgian bistro fare, with mussels and other seafood as well as frites. Ten Belgian beers averaging Y900-1,000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bernardus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's better Belgian bars, with twenty beers on tap (including everything from the St. Bernardus brewery) and a lot of unusual brews by the bottle. No lunch on Mondays or weekends; open to...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Oerbier Man - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars import their own beers, and this branch features beers from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium, along with the usual vast Belgian selection. Food ranges...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Harmonic - Belgian rest/beer bar: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-2, 4-10:30pm daily.
This Asahi Beer-run restaurant features several Asahi-imported Belgian beers (Hoegaarden, Leffe, Stella Artois) plus a few microbrews from the on-premises Sumidagawa Brewery. Food includes various...
Open 11:30am-2, 4-10:30pm daily.
DAD - Belgian rest/beer bar: Adachi-ku
Open 7-11:30pm (LO; Sat 6pm-). Closed Sundays.
This cheerfully decorated, lively bar serves a few dozen Belgian beers by the bottle, plus a few on tap, although when we visited several of our choices were out of stock. It's worth knowing about...
Open 7-11:30pm (LO; Sat 6pm-). Closed Sundays.
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
An indoor/outdoor cafe with a nice choice of Belgian beers and enticing food like Iberico ham, duck confit, and of course mussels. In the afternoons they serve chocolate fondue and waffles.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Zinc - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Formerly a Belgian beer specialty bar, Zinc (pronounced "zanc") now offers US and Japanese craft beers as well, although prices for draft beer tend to be higher than average. They also serve simple...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Barbee's - Belgian rest/beer bar: Omiya
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
A cozy Belgian beer bar-restaurant, Barbee's eight taps include a few unexpected choices like Mikkel's Dream (from Danish brewery Mikkeller) and De Ranke XX Bitter. There's a reasonably large...
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kawasaki
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A Belgian brasserie serving a good assortment of Belgian beers and food. Dinner averages around Y3000; a five-course "beer hall" dinner with all you can drink is Y5500.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Brasserie Muh - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kawasaki
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Run by the popular Delirium Cafe group of Belgian beer bars, Muh offers an impressive selection of grilled meats - premium wagyu, Iberico pork, Hungarian duck, Ezo venison and lots more. Beers...
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Cheers - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
A quiet, out-of-the-way little bar with a good selection of Belgian and other beers. Draft beers include Baird (an excellent Japanese microbrew), Edelpils and Pedigree; there are also 30 beers by...
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-2:30, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
The ubiquitous Belgian beer chain offers Antwerp's De Koninck and a few other Belgians on draught, and over seventy beers by the bottle, served with proper glassware. The food menu features...
Open 11am-2:30, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
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