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This guide lists selected restaurants serving yoshoku - Japanese versions of Western dishes such as potato croquettes, deep-fried shrimp and Hamburg steaks with demi-glace sauce.
Restaurants specializing in Japanese-style curries are listed separately.
This guide lists selected restaurants serving yoshoku - Japanese versions of Western dishes such as potato croquettes, deep-fried shrimp and Hamburg steaks with demi-glace sauce.
Restaurants specializing in Japanese-style curries are listed separately.

Yoshoku dishes

Rikyu - Yoshoku: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
One of several Tokyo outlets of this popular Sendai-based beef-tongue specialist, this branch offers an especially wide menu. The more than a dozen dishes range from tongue sausages, meatballs, and...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Will - Yoshoku: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8pm (LO) daily.
The all-pork Hamburg steak here is made from premium Iwanaka pork from Iwate prefecture, and it's remarkably tasty - a revelation in how good this simple dish can get. The ground meat is a mix of...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8pm (LO) daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Azabu Shokudo - Yoshoku: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Omu-rice (fried-rice omelettes) and menchi-katsu (deep-fried minced-meat cutlet) are the staples at this popular neighborhood yoshoku establishment, along with Hamburg steaks and crab croquettes. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Tsubame Kitchen - Yoshoku: Shinagawa
Open 11am-midnight daily.
"Since 1930 Ginza" claims the sign, and they still offer the same nostalgic faux-Western yoshoku specialties like hamburg steaks, cabbage rolls and hayashi rice, for an inexpensive trip down memory...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Hyakumangoku Monogatari - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
A huge selection of craft sake from Ishikawa Prefecture is sold in the basement of this three-story shop - well over 100 varieties, including some two dozen sakes in convenient one-cup serving sizes....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Rengatei - Yoshoku: Ginza
Open 11:15am-2:15, 4:40-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Going strong since 1895, this Ginza fixture was the birthplace of not one but two yoshoku classic dishes - hayashi rice and omu-rice (fried-rice omelette), and they still serve them the same way. ...
Open 11:15am-2:15, 4:40-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Mantenboshi - Yoshoku: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Mantenboshi serves a full range of classic and updated yoshoku dishes, including a fancy version of omu-rice - an omelette filled with fried rice flavored with ketchup, as the English-language menu...
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Tsubame Kitchen - Yoshoku: Marunouchi
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
Hamburg steak is the specialty at this venerable yoshoku specialist (they first opened in 1930), along with other classic retro dishes like cabbage rolls and hayashi rice. This is modern yoshoku...
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Yaesu
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture....
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Vimon - Steak house: Yaesu
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Hamburg steak is the specialty here, made from "Japanese black cattle," aka domestic Angus beef. The sune burg (ground shank steak) starts at ¥1430 for a reasonably hefty 170g portion, which at...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Tsutsui - Yoshoku: Kayabacho
Open 11am-1:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Open since 1949, this classic yoshoku shop serves legendary fried-rice omelettes, Hamburg steaks, and many other standards. The chicken fried-rice omelette (Y1750 at dinnertime) is reasonably...
Open 11am-1:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Raifukutei - Yoshoku: Ningyocho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed weekends.
This charming, tiny local shop is famous for their classic yoshoku dishes like hayashi rice, omelettes and katsudon. The hayashi rice (Y750) is quite straightforward - mostly just rich sauce with...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed weekends.
Limelight - Steak house: Ichigaya
Open 11am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
A yoshoku-style Hamburg steak with cheese, in hefty sizes ranging from 200-300g, is one of the best selling dishes at this popular steakhouse. The ground steak is served with mashed potatoes and...
Open 11am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Kurofunetei - Yoshoku: Ueno
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
This traditional shop offers all your yoshoku favorites - cabbage rolls with cheese, Hamburg steaks, seafood curry, fried-rice omelettes - but the big draw is their famous hayashi rice (¥1570). ...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sakurai - Yoshoku: Ueno
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
This modern yoshoku restaurant serves its own refined versions of stuffed cabbage, fried-rice omelets, menchi-katsu (deep-fried ground-beef patties), fried prawns and other classic fare. There are...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Oshiage
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Kichijoji
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture....
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.

Wafu spaghetti

Hashiya - Yoshoku: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Old-school Japanese-style spaghetti from a shop that started in the 1950s. The menu offers nearly a hundred pasta variations, featuring sea urchin, cod roe, squid, clams and other ingredients.
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Al Dente - Italian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
This long-running pasta specialist is a favorite of many resident and visiting Italians in Tokyo. In addition to tomato- and cream-based pasta sauces, Al Dente serves up Japanese variations...
Open 11am-9pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Spajiro - Yoshoku: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
One of the draws of this retro-style Japanese spaghetti chain is the ability to customize your bowl almost endlessly. Spaghetti comes in tomato-based, cream-based and Japanese-style (soy...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Japonais - Yoshoku: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
The spartan lunch-counter decor looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1960s, and the food is similarly retro - Japanese-style spaghetti served with plastic tubs of potato salad as a side order....
Open 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Al Dente - Italian: Ginza
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Located high up in the Sony Building, this old-school spaghetti joint offers a nice view of Ginza's main drag to go with your noodles. Choose from some three dozen types of spaghetti, including...
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Pasta Kitchen - Yoshoku: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Open since 1999, this pleasantly decorated basement shop serves several dozen variations of Japanese-style spaghetti - permutations of ingredients like tarako (cod roe), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), sea...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hashiya - Yoshoku: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
This Japanese-spaghetti pioneer has been offering their unique take on pasta since the 1950s, with over sixty variations on the menu. One of the more popular options features sea urchin, squid and...
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
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Updated 2017-03-06