Late-night restaurants - west-side Tokyo
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This section covers late-night restaurants (generally places open till 2am or later) in West-side Tokyo (the Ikebukuro-Ebisu stretch of the Yamanote line and farther west). Note that some restaurants have later hours only on weekends, and others may close earlier on Sundays.
Central Tokyo is listed in a separate section.
This section covers late-night restaurants (generally places open till 2am or later) in West-side Tokyo (the Ikebukuro-Ebisu stretch of the Yamanote line and farther west). Note that some restaurants have later hours only on weekends, and others may close earlier on Sundays.
Central Tokyo is listed in a separate section.

Ikebukuro, Takadanobaba

Phrik - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 4pm-3am (LO) daily.
Very authentic Thai cooking served in a modest little shop. They also run a small Thai grocery store across the street.
Open 4pm-3am (LO) daily.
Beer Saurus - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 6pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
This large late-night bar offers an excellent selection of beers from around the world, including some very nice US microbrews, at decent prices. The happy hour from 6-8pm is an especially good...
Open 6pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Agalico - Misc. Southeast Asian: Ikebukuro
Open 6pm-8am daily.
Billing themselves as an "Oriental Bistro," this late-night drinking spot serves Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian fare at very reasonable prices. The front of the restaurant is open to the...
Open 6pm-8am daily.
Nonsuch - British pub: Ikebukuro
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
English beers and UK rock music are on tap at this cozy second-floor bar; they're named after an album by XTC. The British-inspired menu includes fisherman's pie, traditional fish and chips, and...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
Vivo - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
The amply punctuated Vivo! Beer + Dining Bar serves interesting beers and foods from around the world. There are some twenty beers on tap, including local brews like Yona Yona real ale on draft and...
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Zaian - Izakaya: Ikebukuro
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
The funky basement space and sixties-jazz soundtrack give this cozy little izakaya the relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood drinking spot. The food menu offers good, solid fare - down-to-earth...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Toriyoshi (Ikebukuro #2) - Yakitori: Ikebukuro
Open 4-11pm (LO; 4am weekends) daily.
Spicy chicken wings, yakitori and Nagoya miso specialties.
Open 4-11pm (LO; 4am weekends) daily.
Toriyoshi (Ikebukuro #1) - Yakitori: Ikebukuro
Open 4pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Scrumptious fried chicken wings, yakitori, chicken sashimi and much more.
Open 4pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-4am daily.
This cozy izakaya specializes in himono (grilled dried fish), with a big menu of different varieties from around Japan. There's also plenty of good regional sake. Budget around Y2-3000 per person.
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Garlic Chips - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Late-night cocktails, jazz, light meals, and garlic chips in a relaxed neighborhood bar. Some outdoor seating.
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Cotton Club - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Late-night cocktails and snacks, with jazz in the background. Terrace seating is available on the first and second-floor cafe areas.
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-2am daily.
The draw at this chain of casual neighborhood wine bars is simple - decent-quality wines and snacks at a reasonable price. Generally a glass of wine and a small snack - such as pork rillettes or...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Wasshoi - Izakaya: Takadanobaba
Open 4pm-5am daily.
This cheap and cheerful late-night izakaya serves decent yakitori and izakaya fare and very cheap beer. The sprawling dining areas are usually crowded with Waseda students.
Open 4pm-5am daily.
Ezogiku - Ramen: Takadanobaba
Open 11-4am daily.
Slightly less crowded than the main shop, this branch is just around the corner on Waseda-dori, just east of Meiji-dori.
Open 11-4am daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Zanmai - Sushi: Okubo
Open 24 hours a day.
This 24-hour branch of the popular Tsukiji-based budget sushi chain offers good value for money.
Open 24 hours a day.
Myondon Norimaki - Korean: Okubo
Open 24 hours a day.
The unusual specialty of the house is Korean futomaki - fat sushi rolls filled with vegetables, bulgogi, cheese, kimchee, glutinous black rice - some ten variations in all, including a sampler set if...
Open 24 hours a day.
Festina Lente - Bar: Okubo
Open 1pm-4am daily.
A change of pace from the down-home Korean restaurants and boisterous makkoli bars surrounding it, Festina Lente has ambitions to be a proper cocktail bar. The barman operates his shaker with just...
Open 1pm-4am daily.
Toriyoshi Shoten Shin-Okubu - Yakitori: Okubo
Open 24 hours a day.
Part of the popular Toriyoshi chain, this all-night branch offers a wider menu of izakaya fare, with everything from fried wontons to macaroni salad. At the core of the menu you'll find their famous...
Open 24 hours a day.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Okubo
Open 9am-2am daily.
Snacks such as cheeses or terrines are just Y400 at this casual wine bar, while wine by the glass ranges from Y500-700.
Open 9am-2am daily.

Shinjuku

Bamboo Beer Pub - Beer bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This cozy basement bar attracts a crowd of neighborhood regulars with a selection of craft beers and a simple food menu. The four craft beers on tap on any given day generally include a mix of...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
This spacious multi-level branch of the budget Italian chain is open all afternoon, and convenient when you're visiting Shinjuku Gyoen.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
While they may be somewhat pricier than the average Tokyo craft-beer bar, this small chain does its own importing, and carries some interesting beers that you won't find elsewhere in town. They also...
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
La Verde - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Very good budget pastas and other Italian fare, a good wine selection and convenient hours.
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Shinjuku #3) - Yakitori: Shinjuku
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Spicy chicken wings, yakitori and Nagoya miso specialties.
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Chinese Cafe Eight - Chinese: Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
You'll find great Peking Duck here - just Y3680 for a portion big enough for three or four people - plus a big menu of surprisingly inexpensive dumplings and small-plate dishes.
Open 24 hours a day.
Tanaka - Kushiage: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
This popular Osaka-based izakaya is the complete opposite of your typical Tokyo gourmet kushiage shop - the atmosphere is lively and often raucous, with every inch of the tightly packed tables...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
Donjaca (Suehiro-dori) - Izakaya: Shinjuku
Open 4pm-5am daily.
Superlative izakaya-style fare in a lively, noisy setting. They have an impressive and ever-changing selection of jizake (regional sake), plus good sashimi and grilled fish. Intriguing...
Open 4pm-5am daily.
Marugo Grande - Wine bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This is the largest of several branches of this very popular budget wine bar in the neighborhood. Most wines by the glass are Y500-900, but you can spend a lot more on a special bottle if you're so...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Marugo - Wine bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Choose from about fifteen wines by the glass or bottle, or pick a Latour or Mouton from the back and put it on your expense account. France is amply represented, with biodynamic wines comprising...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Marugo II - Wine bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This second branch of the popular and always-packed Marugo wine bar serves two dozen wines by the glass, about half of them French, with a new selection every day. The food menu is Italian and very...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Cona - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Inexpensive late-night pizzas and drinks in a very casual setting. Wines are Y1900 per bottle or Y500 by the glass, and all pizzas and side dishes are Y500 each.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Dora - Izakaya: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-5am daily.
This basement branch of the Donjaca chain offers a wide menu of izakaya-style fare and Japanese sake. The Japanese dishes are much better than their multi-cultural experiments.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Donjaca (honten) - Izakaya: Shinjuku
Open to about 6am daily.
Inexpensive jizake (regional sake) and good grilled fish. Seating can get a little cramped during peak hours, so check out the much larger Suehiro-dori branch just around the corner. No...
Open to about 6am daily.
Nagi Golden Gai - Ramen: Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
Dried baby sardines (niboshi) have been a common ingredient in ramen for many years. It wasn't until recently, though, that ramen chefs began using them in abundance. The tiny fish have a very...
Open 24 hours a day.
Niimura (honten) - Shabu-shabu: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 11-2am (LO 1:30) daily.
Friendly service and high-quality shabu-shabu available until the wee hours of the morning.
Open 11-2am (LO 1:30) daily.
ZuZu - Bar: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
The smart drink list offers eleven choices of popular umeshu like Saika and Kakutama, plus a few liqueurs based on anzu (apricot), yuzu and even decopon (the orange-tangerine hybrid). Lots of...
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Hazelburn - Bar: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 6pm-3am (5am Fri, Sat) daily.
Hazelburn offers an impressive line-up of Scottish whiskies, along with English draft ales and well-prepared Scottish and English pub food.
Open 6pm-3am (5am Fri, Sat) daily.
Alps - Izakaya: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 5pm-9am daily.
Alps isn't exactly destination dining, but sometimes it's good to know a place where you can just show up with a group of twenty people and no reservation. Plus they're open until 9am every night...
Open 5pm-9am daily.
Nakamoto - Ramen: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 9am-2:30am daily.
The tanmen noodles here are very spicy, but the soup has a depth of flavor the goes beyond one-note hotness. You can pick from several variations, with different levels of spiciness.
Open 9am-2:30am daily.
Zoetrope - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays, some Monday.
Perhaps the best bar in the world for Japanese whiskey, with some 300 varieties available, including some rare bottles that are no longer sold in stores. They also serve craft beers from Osaka's...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays, some Monday.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-5am daily.
One of the few late-night spots on the west side of Shinjuku station, this budget izakaya offers a good selection of sake and a wide range of food, including many varieties of grilled himono (dried...
Open 11am-5am daily.
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.
Watami - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-3am (Fri, Sat -5am) daily.
This sprawling (330-seat) chain izakaya offers good value for money, and they can often accomodate large groups on short notice. They're also one of the few late-night options in this neighborhood. ...
Open 5pm-3am (Fri, Sat -5am) daily.
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Peppery chicken wings and other creative chicken cuisine from this popular chain. Budget around Y3000-4000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Ringer Hut - Japanese regional: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 24 hours a day.
Donjaca (Nishiguchi-ten) - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-3am (LO) daily.
Imaginative pub-style Japanese food and regional sake at great prices.
Open 5pm-3am (LO) daily.
Marble Lounge - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
Open twenty-four hours a day, the Hilton's Marble Lounge offers various special buffets throughout the day, including a dessert buffet with fountains of chocolate every afternoon from 2:30-6pm...
Open 24 hours a day.
Shiryu - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-4am (LO) daily.
Shiryu's eclectic menu features charcoal-grilled fish and seafood on skewers, yakitori, okonomiyaki and yakisoba, salads and seasonal vegetable dishes. Drinks - beer, wine, cocktails, shochu,...
Open 5pm-4am (LO) daily.
Tavern on S - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7am-3:15am (LO) daily.
Open 21 hours a day and conveniently located next to Shinjuku Station's south exit, this glitzy new bar-restaurant is a fun destination whatever you're looking for - a casual group dinner, a...
Open 7am-3:15am (LO) daily.

Harajuku

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.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Yoyogi
Open 5pm-2am (Fri -3am) daily.
A chain of neighborhood wine bars, Vivo offers decent wines at inexpensive prices (from Y500), while small tapas-style plates are just Y400.
Open 5pm-2am (Fri -3am) daily.
Artica - Bar: Yoyogi
Open 11am-2:30, 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Artica is not just a water bar - it's a jazz water bar! There's live music most evenings, with a music charge of Y1000-2000, and a water list featuring more than forty choices. If you want...
Open 11am-2:30, 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Good Life Lounge - Bar: Kita-Sando
Open 7pm-midnight daily.
This casually hip bar and sometime music performance space is often open many hours later than the official midnight closing time. No cover charge.
Open 7pm-midnight daily.
Kowloon - Chinese: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30-2am (to 10:30pm Sun.). Open every day.
The specialty of the house is dragon ramen, made with large chunks of kakuni (stewed pork), tomatoes and octopus. They also offer garlicky gyoza and simple stir-fry dishes, all of very high...
Open 11:30-2am (to 10:30pm Sun.). Open every day.
Las Dos Caras - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
This glitzy two-story bar-restaurant is worth knowing about for their late-night hours and their selection of three craft beers on tap, from US breweries like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Ballast...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Jangara Ramen - Ramen: Harajuku
Open 11am-2am (Fri., Sat. to 3:30am). Open every day.
Famous Kyushu ramen; kakuni (Chinese-style stewed pork) is one of their specialties, and helps explain the long lines at lunchtime.
Open 11am-2am (Fri., Sat. to 3:30am). Open every day.
Tokyo Apartment Cafe - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Designed to resemble a stylish Tokyo dwelling (complete with bedroom, living room, and dining room), this popular Harajuku cafe offers shoppers a comfortable place to sit and watch the world go by....
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Harajuku Gyoza Lou - Gyoza: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-4:30am (Su -10pm) daily.
With its big wrap-around counter as well as row of booths along the side, Lou is quite a bit larger than the average gyoza specialist, and seems like one of the cooler places in town to satisfy your...
Open 11:30am-4:30am (Su -10pm) daily.

Shibuya/Ebisu

Zest - Tex-Mex: Shibuya
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
California-style Mexican food and drinks, served in one of Tokyo's noisiest restaurants.
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Shibuya
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
From the owners of the Zest Mexican chain, a lively, fun place serving Southeast Asian dishes. The food is tasty (although not extremely authentic), there's a big bar, and service is friendly and...
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
La Boheme Qualita - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
This newest venture from the popular budget Italian chain promises to serve "an Italian mama's home-cooked meals."
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Kyushu - Kyushu: Shibuya
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; -11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
This long-established izakaya mini-chain serves excellent Kyushu cuisine and a good assortment of sake and shochu from the southern island. Especially recommended are the Kagoshima-style tonkotsu...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; -11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
Astral Lamp - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
This cozy Shibuya hangout has a homey feel - literally. The cafe's six sections are all decorated to look like the rooms of a house. Make yourself comfortable in the bedroom, kitchen, or children's...
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
Microcosmos - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
It's a bustling cafe-lounge space by day, with late-night dining and DJ club events on weekends. There's free wifi, although it's not exactly a laptop-conducive atmosphere.
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Good-value grilled fish, snacks and sake in this lively late-night drinking spot. The specialty is himono (grilled dried fish) from around Japan. Budget around Y2000-3000 per person. There's often...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good.
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Lamex - Tex-Mex: Shibuya
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Tasty burritos, tacos, fajitas and other casual Tex-Mex fare, with flavors close to what you'd find in southern California.
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Cona - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
It's hard to beat the prices at this casual wine bar in Shibuya. All of the 70+ varieties of wine are available for Y1900. Choose your own bottle from the small glass cellar, or ask for...
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #1) - Yakitori: Shibuya
Open 4pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Spicy chicken wings and interesting Nagoya-style stews in a casual late-night izakaya.
Open 4pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #2) - Yakitori: Shibuya
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Good spicy chicken wings and izakaya specialties from Nagoya like miso-stewed daikon. Open to 4am Friday and Saturday nights.
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Ringer Hut Shibuya Dogenzaka - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 11am-4am daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 11am-4am 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.
Gompachi - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Japanese cuisine and a late-night sushi bar.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) 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.
Tamoiyanse - Kyushu: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-2am (-midnight Sat, Sun) daily.
Excellent southern Kyushu specialties made from freshly flown-in ingredients. The tonkotsu-ni, chunks of pork stewed in shochu overnight, was especially outstanding, as was the chawan-mushi. The bar...
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-2am (-midnight Sat, Sun) daily.
Creoru - Takoyaki: Shibuya
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Takoyaki, kushiage and yakisoba are served Osaka-style here at this late-night, Osaka-based shop. There's a big takoyaki grill in the front take-out window, a small six-seat counter on the ground...
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Madrid - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
A two-story late-night Spanish bar and restaurant, with your choice of bar snacks and wines or a complete Spanish meal. The upstairs restaurant has a nice selection of charcoal-grilled meats.
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Shibuya House - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
A slightly more upscale relative of the wine bar Cona that features a standing area on the ground floor, a wine bar on the second, and table seating on the third. All pizza and pasta dishes are...
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
Wasserfall - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sun -12) daily.
A sister shop of the nearby Hawaiian-themed Wailele, Wasserfall offers an impressively wide selection of German beers, including four on draft. The several dozen bottled beers are organized by...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sun -12) daily.
Blen Blen Blen - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
If you're thirsty for a cachaca cocktail in the wee hours of the night, follow the circle-stamped road past Mark City to Blen Blen Blen. This bone fide Brazilian bar, tucked into a faded white...
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
Ringer Hut Shibuya South Exit - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 10am-5am daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 10am-5am daily.
Amusement - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4:30am; Sun -10pm). Open every day.
Worth knowing about for their late-night hours, this comfortably scruffy basement bar-restaurant looks like it's been frozen in time since the early eighties. They offer a handful of interesting...
Open 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4:30am; Sun -10pm). Open every day.
Tio Tio - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
This cute and casual tapas bar is popular with the after-work crowd in Shibuya. Start with a glass of fino sherry or a copa de cava for Y500 and ask the staff to shave a few slices off the joint of...
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
Cabotte - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Well off the beaten track in Sakuragaokacho, this cozy little wine bar is a nice place to share a bottle with friends on a rainy evening. There's no wine list - the owner will choose something for...
Open 6pm-2am 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.
Ima mo Mukashiya - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 5:30-2am (LO) daily.
The warm, cozy atmosphere and friendly service are the draw at this casual Hokkaido-inspired izakaya. The cooking is home-style and simple, - some highlights have included smoked salmon with a...
Open 5:30-2am (LO) daily.
Nagi - Ramen: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-3am daily.
Classic Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork-bone soup) ramen.
Open 11:30am-4, 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.
Zubar - Club: Ebisu
Open 6pm-5am. Closed Sundays.
This underground two-story DJ bar hosts several DJ events per week, mostly with no cover charge. Drinks start at Y500.
Open 6pm-5am. Closed Sundays.
Tooth Tooth - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Casual French- and Italian-inspired fare from the popular Osaka-based Tooth Tooth chain. Open weekend nights until 4am. Budget around Y1200 at lunchtime, Y5000 for dinner with drinks. (Open to...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Coci - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
This stylish two-story cafe-bar looks like a ski chalet that's been sliced along the diagonal, with big windows looking out over the picturesque (at least at night) Shibuya River. Stop in for a...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
Yogi - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open 3pm-4am (LO; -midnight Sundays) daily.
Call it a wine izakaya if you like - you can choose from more than a dozen wines by the glass from France, Italy and Japan, along with an eclectic mix of original small dishes from those same...
Open 3pm-4am (LO; -midnight Sundays) daily.
Afuri - Ramen: Ebisu
Open 11am-4am daily.
This popular shop is known for their light, "cafe-style" shoyu ramen livened up with a bit of yuzu, and their excellent chashu. The late-night hours are convenient if you've been out on the town.
Open 11am-4am daily.
Cono - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas for Y500 and wines by the bottle from Y1900 at at this sister shop of Shibuya's Cona.
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Tsukumo - Ramen: Ebisu
Open 11am-5am daily.
A creamy, richly flavored cheese-tonkotsu ramen is the specialty at this popular shop.
Open 11am-5am daily.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11am-2am daily.
A second branch of the popular cafe, with late-night hours, good food, and good prices. (Formerly called Lenox Saloon.)
Open 11am-2am daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Ebisu
Open 11-4am daily.
The first Tokyo branch of a renowned Hakata ramen shop (they also have a branch at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum), they serve thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"),...
Open 11-4am 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.
Rue Favart - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 10am-2am daily.
A very French-style multi-story cafe with a relaxed atmosphere; they serve light food items and desserts as well as coffee and drinks.
Open 10am-2am daily.
Dedesuke - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 5pm-4am (LO) daily.
This sprawling, spacious izakaya focuses on meats - premium-quality charcoal-grilled beef, pork and chicken to be precise - although they also offer a nice selection of creative seasonal and...
Open 5pm-4am (LO) daily.
Hakata Mangetsu - Yakitori: Ebisu
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A lively basement izakaya, Hakata Mangetsu has a charming style all its own: mismatched sofas and chairs that look like they've put in years of service; an infectiously bouncy eighties-pop...
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Ebisu
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Bar Guapos - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO; 5-11:30pm Sun, Mon). Open every day.
It's easy to appreciate the beauty of Bar Guapos, where Y1500 is enough for a glass of tinto or blanco and one or two tasty tapas. There are about fifteen Spanish wines on the drink list, plus a...
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO; 5-11:30pm Sun, Mon). Open every day.
What the Dickens - British pub: Ebisu
Open 5pm-2am (LO 1-ish). Closed Mondays.
A bit of Roppongi nightlife dropped into Ebisu - live bands, English beers (mostly bottled), and inexpensive, filling pub dishes like shepherd's pie.
Open 5pm-2am (LO 1-ish). Closed Mondays.
Buri - Bar: Ebisu
Open 5pm-3am daily.
This stand-up bar specializes in one-cup sake from around the country; the selection perhaps isn't as exciting as a regular sake bar, but the atmosphere is convivial and the shop makes a good first...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Kamachiya - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-4, 6pm-2am daily.
The WID restaurant group (Aburi Fudo, Torimikura) does an excellent job creating small-scale, comfortable izakaya with great food, nice sake lists, and simple but stylish decor. We're glad to say...
Open 11:30am-4, 6pm-2am daily.
Ebisu Kaigan - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 5pm-1am (LO; -11pm weekends). Open every day.
If you're in the mood for fantastic fresh fish and seafood, Ebisu Kaigan is the next best thing to an early-morning trip to Tsukiji Fish Market. Occupying a renovated old Japanese house, this cozy...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; -11pm weekends). Open every day.
Tetsugen - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 6pm-3am (LO; 10pm Sun) daily.
The wide menu here covers a lot of ground, but particularly notable are the top-quality meat dishes featuring Hokkaido lamb, game birds and gourmet pork. The cozy dining room has mostly counter...
Open 6pm-3am (LO; 10pm Sun) daily.
Toki no Ma - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 4:30pm-5am (to 10:30pm Sundays). Open every day.
The impressive sake list includes a number of small-kura limited-edition seasonal sakes; there's also plenty of shochu. The food is also top-notch, with unusual specalties like satsuma-age...
Open 4:30pm-5am (to 10:30pm Sundays). Open every day.
Chinese Cafe Eight - Chinese: Ebisu
Open 24 hours a day.
Good Peking Duck and side dishes at unbelievable prices.
Open 24 hours a day.
Holy - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-2am daily.
This spacious cafe offers an eclectic menu of drinks, food and music. It's a comfortable place to hang out, and dogs are allowed.
Open 11am-2am daily.
Hacienda del Cielo - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
The tempting menu on the Hacienda features down-home Mexican dishes like shrimp and tuna ceviche, menudo (stewed beef stomach), and queso fundido (cheese fondue), plus Tex-Mex standards like...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
LB8 - Grill: Daikanyama
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-1am) daily.
A reasonably priced, very casual wine bar and grill from the La Boheme casual-Italian chain. The eclectic wine list starts from Y2500/bottle, with eleven wines by the glass or decanter. The...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-1am) daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Daikanyama
Open 11:30-1am (LO) daily.
A branch of the Nishi-Azabu and Shibuya Monsoon Cafes, with eclectic Asian cuisine.
Open 11:30-1am (LO) daily.

West Side

Vow's Bar - Bar: Nakano
Open 7:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
The building may look like it's falling apart, but the bar itself is quite cozy and comfortable. It's run by a Buddhist monk, and he sometimes puts on CDs of Buddhist chanting as background music.
Open 7:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
Ringer Hut Nakano Sun Mall - Japanese regional: Nakano
Open 10am-3am (Sun -1am) daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 10am-3am (Sun -1am) daily.
Navel - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Despite the close quarters, Navel is a relaxing place to enjoy a couple of drinks and a bite to eat. Around ten wines are available by the glass (Y300-), and selections change daily.
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-3am daily.
A very casual local (non-standing) bar with reasonably priced wines. Most food items are priced at Y400 and come in tiny, bite-size portions.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Saikoro - Ramen: Nakano
Open 11am-1:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily.
The north side of Nakano is famed for Nakano Broadway, a center of otaku culture and interesting traditional restaurants. But on the often ignored south side, there is a wonderful ramen shop worth a...
Open 11am-1:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily.
El Pato - American: Koenji
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Tasty American-style burgers are the main draw at this casual diner, along with tacos and small tapas-style dishes. They also serve some top-notch craft beers from Nagano brewery Shiga Kogen on tap...
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Dachibin - Okinawan: Koenji
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A large, lively izakaya that occasionally hosts performances of Okinawan musicians. There's a long counter and big tatami mat area - both usually packed. The staff wear Okinawan costumes, there's...
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Koenji
Open 4pm-3am daily.
Part of a popular izakaya chain, Himonoya specializes in himono (grilled dried fish), with a big menu of different varieties from around Japan. There's also plenty of good regional sake. Budget...
Open 4pm-3am daily.
Whale - Middle Eastern: Koenji
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Well-selected and reasonably priced craft beers and wines are complemented by simple Middle Eastern fare (tajines, dips, falafel) at this tiny drinking spot. Located next to a sister shop called...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Shimeji II - Bar: Koenji
Open 5pm-5am (LO; Fri, Sat -6am, Sun -3am) daily.
If you're looking for a change of pace from Koenji's many crowded izakaya and craft-beer bars, Shimeji is a budget-friendly, old-fashioned pub-style bar. The interior is funky and unpretentious,...
Open 5pm-5am (LO; Fri, Sat -6am, Sun -3am) daily.
Myondon Norimaki - Korean: Koenji
Open 11am-3am daily.
With its overhead backlit menus and unpretentious furnishings, this late-night joint looks like a cross between a fast-food stand and a Chinese noodle shop. The unusual specialty of the house is...
Open 11am-3am daily.
Stone - Bar: Asagaya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
A half-dozen beers from San Diego's Stone and other craft brewers are served on tap here, at prices ranging from Y980-Y1300 per pint. There's also a well-stocked retail shop with some fifty...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Riddim - Cafe: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
A bohemian-style cafe with music and food from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The menu at lunchtime is mostly Vietnamese, but there's a wider selection in the evening, including pastas.
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
El Quixico - Mexican: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
Splendid food, with generous portions. The decor is on the casual side, featuring exotic musical instruments and burlap bags, and tables are spaced widely enough to provide a little privacy. ...
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
Toriyoshi Shoten Kichijoji North - Yakitori: Kichijoji
Open 24 hours a day.
This rebranded venture from the Toriyoshi chain offers a wider menu of izakaya fare, with everything from fried wontons to macaroni salad. At the core of the menu though you'll find their famous...
Open 24 hours a day.
Ippudo - Ramen: Kichijoji
Open 11am-4am daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-4am daily.
Screw Driver - Bar: Kichijoji
Open 7pm-4am daily.
This small specialty bar offers the biggest selection of rums in Tokyo, with more than 400 varieties. They also stock 100 kinds of bourbon.
Open 7pm-4am daily.
Toriyoshi Shoten Kichijoji South - Yakitori: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-5am daily.
This rebranded venture from the Toriyoshi chain offers a wider menu of izakaya fare, with everything from fried wontons to macaroni salad. At the core of the menu though you'll find their famous...
Open 11:30am-5am daily.
Toriyoshi (Kichijoji #2) - Yakitori: Kichijoji
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Spicy Nagoya-style chicken wings are the specialty of the house at this popular yakitori chain.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Craft and Romance - Beer bar: Kichijoji
Open 5pm-1am daily.
If you're looking for a craft-beer tasting flight after the other Kichijoji craft-beer bars have closed, this seventh-floor spot is worth knowing about. While we were disappointed by the food and...
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Ekoda
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Decent-quality wines and snacks are available at a reasonable price at a casual neighborhood wine bar. Generally a glass of wine and a small snack - such as pork rillettes or a helping of cheese -...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Moremore - Okinawan: Nishi-Shinjuku 5-chome
Open noon-3am (LO) daily.
A lively late-night drinking spot with down-to-earth Okinawan fare at very reasonable prices; budget around Y2500 for food and drinks in the evening, or Y500 for lunch. They also serve Blue Seal ice...
Open noon-3am (LO) daily.
Hangover - Beer bar: Nakano-Sakaue
Open 5pm-5am (Sun -12). Closed Mondays.
"Craft beer, craft food" is the raison d'etre of this ambitious beer bar, and they do an excellent job on both counts. There's a well-chosen selection of craft beers from the US and Japan on tap,...
Open 5pm-5am (Sun -12). Closed Mondays.
Tanaka - Kushiage: Sasazuka
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
This budget-friendly izakaya chain specializes in Osaka-style kushiage. Individual deep-fried skewers are priced Y100-200 each, and there's a good assortment of small side dishes as well. Drinks...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Sasazuka
Open 11:30am-2, 4:30pm-2am (LO; Sun -12m) daily.
Part of a popular izakaya chain, Himonoya specializes in himono (grilled dried fish), with a big menu of different varieties from around Japan. There are also around a half dozen good craft sake from...
Open 11:30am-2, 4:30pm-2am (LO; Sun -12m) daily.
Kaba - Japanese regional: Sasazuka
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
This budget izakaya chain serves nice fresh seafood, flown in daily from the San-in region of Western Honshu, in some thirty or forty varieties, both raw and grilled. There's also a good selection...
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Miu Bar - Bar: Hatagaya
Open 7pm-3am (Fri, Sat -4am). Closed Sundays.
A relaxed neighborhood hangout spot, Miu serves an interesting original cocktail made from home-made limoncello and home-made ginger ale, as well as the usual wine, beer and snacks. The soundtrack...
Open 7pm-3am (Fri, Sat -4am). Closed Sundays.
Miyazaki - Izakaya: Hatagaya
Open 7pm-5am daily.
Seating at this old-school izakaya may be a bit tight and the air smoky, but the grilled meats are quite tasty, the drinks are cheap and the hours are very, very late.
Open 7pm-5am daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Meidaimae
Open 11am-2am daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-2am daily.
Aglio - Bar: Shimo-Takaido
Open 6:30pm-1am (LO) daily.
Aglio is a cozy neighborhood bar with a nice selection of Belgian beers and frites. They also serve several wines by the glass.
Open 6:30pm-1am (LO) daily.
En Okonomiyaki - Okonomiyaki: Sangubashi
Open 5pm-1am (LO) daily.
A little neighborhood shop serving okonomiyaki and Tokyo-style monjayaki, plus meats and seafood grilled teppanyaki-style. What sets them apart, though, is their menu of imported German beers -...
Open 5pm-1am (LO) daily.
Bondi Cafe Yoyogi Beach Park - Cafe: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 9am-2am daily.
A spacious cafe with an Australian beach motif, Bondi serves international-style cafe fare, including pizzas from a wood-burning oven, along with reasonably priced wines (Y2200 for a 500ml carafe of...
Open 9am-2am daily.
Fireking Cafe - Cafe: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
With its spacious, lively dining room, convenient late-night hours, huge bar and wide-ranging food menu, Fireking has established itself as the hub of Uehara nightlife since its opening in 2000. ...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Dish - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11:30am-3am daily.
In laid-back Yoyogi-Uehara, magazine-reading, designer sneaker-wearing hipsters gather at Dish, a cheerful cafe just a stone's throw from the station. The space has an open, casual feel, decorated...
Open 11:30am-3am daily.
440 - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-3:30 (LO), 5:30pm-3am daily.
This live music venue also serves lunch and keeps their bar open until 3am.
Open 11:30am-3:30 (LO), 5:30pm-3am daily.
Champrouse - Okinawan: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
A three-story Okinawan restaurant - the first floor has a noodle-shop atmosphere, with inexpensive Okinawan soba. The second floor is more of a nomiya, with some 50 different types of...
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
3rd Stone Cafe - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 2pm-5am daily.
The decor here is all earth tones, raw concrete and slabs of wood, with a big tree sitting right in the middle of the floor. Music ranges from reggae to laid-back rock, and the atmosphere is totally...
Open 2pm-5am daily.
Torikizoku - Yakitori: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Cheap and cheerful are the bywords at this Osaka-based yakitori chain, with all dishes and drinks priced at Y294. Besides the usual yakitori (the wings are suprisingly good) there are entertaining...
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Marusan Foods - Cafe: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open noon-3am daily.
An extensive vinegar menu is one of Marusan's quirky features: they list several pages of oddly compelling vinegar-based cocktails and soft drinks, and even the food menu has a vinegar soup section...
Open noon-3am daily.
Eat a Peach - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 8pm-8am daily.
This tiny, ramshackle hole-in-the-wall is a late-night Shimo-Kitazawa legend, going strong since 1974. The space behind the bar is filled with mountains of CDs and shelves of vinyl (many of them 70s...
Open 8pm-8am daily.
Apollo - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 8pm-3am daily.
This tiny basement bar hosts live performances from local jazz musicians a few evenings a week, and plays a wide assortment of jazz CDs and videos the rest of the time.
Open 8pm-3am daily.
Hana Shizuku - Izakaya: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A friendly neighborhood hang-out with a selection of sake and a few Japanese microbrew beers, along with appetizing izakaya-style dishes.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Teppen - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
This friendly wine bar has a lively atmosphere and a neighborhood feel. Although interior is fairly large (and certainly bigger than it appears from the entrance), the counter setup with its display...
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Borrachos - Tex-Mex: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
One of the highlights at Tokyo's only Okinawan Mexican restaurant is the spareribs made from heirloom Okinawan pork, which you can order in advance when you make your reservations. The menu is...
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Vanilla Beans - Japanese: Futago-tamagawa
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
A casual bar/ cafe/ restaurant with a very varied but always appealing izakaya-style menu, with dishes like beef cheeks stewed in beer, Vietnamese spring rolls, and a lavishly constructed Salad...
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
Bleue Blanche - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
Fairly decent Italian fare (pastas, grilled fish, antipasti) served in small portions. Drinks are on the expensive side.
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
Rigoletto Spice Market - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-4am daily.
Reliable food, reasonably priced wines, late-night hours and glitzy decor are the draws at this suburban venture from the Rigoletto group. The food menu features pastas, pizzas, and small tapas...
Open 11am-4am daily.
Buzenbo - Japanese: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
At first glance this elegant space looks like a typical cafe - artful ikebana arrangements on the eight small white tables, a small counter, and Bossa Nova music playing softly in the background. So...
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
Kinsai - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-1am daily.
A casual bar-restaurant from the folks who brought us the original gourmet stand-bar, Buchi, and its French cousin, Bongout Noh. Drinks include wine by the glass and plenty of premium sake brands,...
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Baja - Tex-Mex: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
The plump, meaty pork and guacamole burritos serves here are a stand-out, while the chicken burritos and various tacos are also quite popular. The narrow, 8-seat shop attracts a local late-night...
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
Aburiya Fudo - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2am (LO; Sundays 10pm) daily.
Excellent charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables are served here with Korean-style sauces and side dishes. The quality of the meats is first-rate, and there are lots of grilled and stewed organ...
Open 6pm-2am (LO; Sundays 10pm) daily.
Marzac 7 - Wine bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Like the original Marzac in Aoyama, this stylish two-story cafe near the Meguro River serves up nicely prepared grilled-meat dishes and reasonably priced wines by the glass or bottle. The open...
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Koop Cafe - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
This late-night riverfront cafe offers a casual Italian-Mediterranean menu and open-air seating up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
Aguri Good Moon - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
This riverfront "designer izakaya" serves both Japanese and European dishes and drinks, including sake and shochu. Dinner is around Y5000 at dinnertime with drinks.
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
Red Book - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
This tiny cafe serves tasty curries and dirt-cheap beer all day long. Choose from chicken, keema, or one of their daily specials (from Y650). The sea green walls scream Bangkok, while the single...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Cecil B - Bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
It's an early-sixties swinging bachelor pad, with charmingly kitsch decor and a nice collection of vinyl R and B spun on their old-fashioned record player. Drinks are reasonable, and there's a small...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
Hara Torippa Seizosho - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Italian-style beef tripe stew is the speciality of the house here, prepared in several different styles. The stews are all richly flavored and somewhat spicy - it would be fun to stop in here for...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Junkadelic - Mexican: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
A friendly, casual little spot with some of the better Mexican fare available in town.
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
Bar Agrado - Mediterranean: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Tapas and grilled items, a good selection of sherry, plus around 5 wines by the glass are available at this pleasant bar, located on a small side street behind the Nakameguro GT building. The first...
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Zanmai - Sushi: Jiyugaoka
Open 24 hours a day.
Reliable budget sushi from the popular Zanmai chain, and a welcome addition to the late-night dining options in Jiyugaoka.
Open 24 hours a day.
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Jiyugaoka
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
The Jiyugaoka branch of a popular Kichijoji chicken specialty shop.
Open 4-11pm (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.
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Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
 
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