Akasaka, Tameike-Sanno

Aoyama 1-chome

Pondichery (Aoyama 1-chome - Indian). 5772-8166
Good South Indian cuisine from the management of the Mumbai restaurant chain. Lunches are priced from Y850, dinners from Y1500. Lunch is served until 5pm, and on weekends and holidays there's an all-you-can-eat lunch for Y1980.
SunmapMinato-ku, Minami-Aoyama 1-10-5, Sai-Aoyama Bldg 2F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Kuro Mugi (Aoyama 1-chome - Soba). 3475-1850
Good handmade soba noodles. One of the most popular dishes is sanshoku (three-color) soba, made up of green tea, poppy seed and regular seiro noodles. Other specialties include sarashina and yuzu-flavored soba.
mapMinato-ku, Minami-Aoyama 1-1-1, Aoyama Twin Towers East, B1F. Open 11:30am-4, 5-8:30pm (LO; Sat -7pm). Closed Sundays.
La Verde (Aoyama 1-chome - Italian). 3404-0712
While the basement room may be unexciting, the food and wines are quite good and represent great value for money.
SunmapMinato-ku, Kita-Aoyama 1-2-3, Aoyama Bldg. B1F. (diagonally across from Aoyama Twin Towers) Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.


Note: Restaurants in or near the Hotel New Otani can be found in the Kioicho section of the Kagurazaka/Iidabashi page.

East of Sotobori-dori

Zipangu (Akasaka - International). 3580-3661
Japanese fusion, sushi, sake and drinks in a very spectacular, fun setting. Budget around Y10,000 for dinner and drinks.
latedecorSunmapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu 14F. Open 5pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Ninja Akasaka (Akasaka - International). 5157-3936
You might go only once for the novelty factor, but this entertaining ninja-themed restaurant has better food than one might expect. Multi-course tasting menus are Y5,555-15,000 and feature dishes like foie gras and veal creme brulee, and Ninja-style roast lamb with Korean flavoring.
latedecorSunmapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F. Open 5pm-2am daily.
!Stockholm (Akasaka - Swedish). 3509-1677
Pickled herring and much more - their awe-inspiring smorgasbord is a real adventure in dining, so come with a hearty appetite. They also have an impressive selection of eight distinctive aquavits. Lunch 3,150, dinner Y6,090; there's also an a la carte menu and weekend dinner specials. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Istanbul (Akasaka - Turkish). 3501-4080
Good Turkish cooking from this Tokyo Turkish pioneer (the original Shinjuku restaurant has been in business since 1988). Belly dancing Wednesday through Saturday nights. Budget around Y4000 at dinnertime.
mapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 2F. Open 11:30am-3, 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Yona Yona Beer Works (Akasaka - Beer bar). 5510-4789
Twelve beers from the Yona Yona (Yo-Ho Brewery) lineup are on tap here, including hand-pumped Yona Yona Real Ale and the very nice Aooni IPA. Food menu highlights include good roast chicken, and some nicely prepared fried potatoes with the skin attached. Lunchtime specials, served until 4pm, include roast chicken (Y1500) and grilled pork with BBQ sauce (Y1200).
no smokingSunmapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 2F. Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kushinobo (Akasaka TokyuPlaza) (Akasaka - Kushiage). 3581-5056
Good deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers from this popular chain.
SunmapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm daily.
Kita Oji (Akasaka - Kaiseki). 5512-3737
The excellent Y2000 bento lunch served in an elegant private room at Kita Oji feels like one of Tokyo's very affordable luxuries. Yes, it's all individual rooms for parties of 2-70, furnished with hanging scrolls, flower arrangements and hori-kotatsu seating (tatami mats with a hole in the floor around the table, for more comfortable seating). Dinnertime specialties include fugu and black Angus wagyu beef. Lunch is priced Y1980-7140, dinner from Y8500.
mapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-13-5, Akasaka Eight One Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bitte (Akasaka - German). 3597-4258
Casual German cuisine; an order of Berliner Curry Wurst mit Pommes will set you back Y1200, while cheese spatzle is Y1480. There are also nicely priced all-you-can-drink deals with German beers. Lunch specials run Y1100-1500. (No lunch on Saturdays, though.)
mapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-9-6. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.

West of Sotobori-dori

Lizzeran (Akasaka - Spanish). 5572-7303
Budget pinchos snacks, starting at Y220 (Y200 at lunchtime) are the draw at this lively Spanish cafe-bar, along with reasonably priced drinks. And they're open from 8am if you're in the mood for a quick Spanish-style breakfast.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-2-6. Open 8am-2pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Spain Club Ala (Akasaka - Spanish). 3586-6011
Tasty tapas and main dishes and reasonable Spanish wines from the popular Spanish chain.
latemapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-7-17. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30pm-2am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Chinese Cafe Eight (Akasaka - Chinese). 6234-9788
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. [Go to branch review]
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-8-8, Akasaka Floral Plaza Bldg B1F. Open 24 hours a day.
Ajirutei (Akasaka - Wine bar). 3505-2399
Somewhere between bistro and beer hall lies the ambiguous territory of the wine izakaya. Ajirutei occupies a space that looks as though it was once a sports bar. Despite the cheerful red walls and various pieces of wine paraphernalia - wine crates, bottles, and posters from the movie "Sideways" - scattered throughout, the interior retains some of the character of its previous incarnation. The ghost of a dartboard lingers behind the decorative platter bearing a map of France on one wall, and one can easily imagine team-logo mugs in the nooks where wine bottles now stand. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-10-4, Gessekai Bldg 2F. Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Schmatz (Akasaka - German). 5545-5424
We have great respect for any successful restaurant that started life as a food truck at a farmers market, as Schmatz did, and in fact they still operate a truck at Commune 246 in addition to their sit-down restaurant. Gourmet artisanal sausages are the main focus of the menu here, with variations like herb bratwurst, "spicy spicy", cheese, lamb and wild boar. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-19-8. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sangendou (Akasaka - Izakaya). 050-5257-2547
This very reasonably priced izakaya chain offers good food and good value, as well as convenient late-night hours at this branch. The impressively diverse menu features soba noodles, kushiyaki (both yakitori and other meats on skewers), homemade tofu, "Kyoto-style oden," and lots of good seasonal specials. There are over a dozen different sakes to try, and you can choose any three as a "tasting set" for Y1000; other drinks include awamori cocktails, shochu, beer and wine.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-21-10. Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-3am (Sat, Sun -10pm) daily.
!Rokuhara (Akasaka - Kushiage). 3584-0698
Top-quality seafood, meats and vegetables go into the kushiage here, and while the average dinnertime budget is around Y6000, lunch is a real bargain at just Y1000. The set lunch features eight assorted deep-fried skewers, and since it's the only thing on the menu you can just take a seat at the counter and wait for your freshly prepared skewers to arrive, one by one, on your plate. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 4-2-2, B1F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Umaya (Akasaka - Japanese). 6229-1661
A beautiful rustic-style restaurant opened by famed kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke. Lunches start from Y1000, dinners from Y3000. Food includes homemade tofu, and the drinks menu features Kyushu shochu and sake.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 4-2-32. (on Hitotsuki-dori, walk uphill towards the jinja but make an immediate left.) Open 11am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Spajiro (Akasaka - Yoshoku). 3584-5550
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 sauce-flavored) sauces, with more than fifty variations in basic ingredients, twenty-five optional toppings, and four different portion sizes. To simplify things for confused diners, the menu features a top-ten list. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-15-9. Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Gaburi Chicken (Akasaka - Chicken). 6441-2330
With numerous branches all over Tokyo, this Nagoya-based fried-chicken chain must be doing something right. Their chicken tends to be on the oily end of the spectrum, juicy rather than crisp, fried up fresh with each order. You can choose from six different cuts of meat, with options like neck meat, wings, and "yagen" (chicken breast with cartilage), along with several different optional dipping sauces like yuzu-kosho and ume (plum). [Show more]
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-17-7. Open 5pm-5am daily.
!511 (Akasaka - Steak house). 6685-0511
The concept at this steak specialist is kaiseki-style cuisine showcasing the highest grades of Kobe beef, grilled to perfection in the kitchen's specially made brick ovens. Prix-fixe dinners run from Y13,000, and a typical dinner menu might include items like beef tongue sashimi, sushi and chazuke in addition to steak. There are also monthly special dinners priced at Y5,000 and Y10,000, and wine-pairing dinners for Y18,000. Lunch is a real bargain, starting at Y1500.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 4-3-28, Dear Plaza Akasaka B1F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Fujitohachi (Akasaka - Japanese regional). 6277-6614
This comfortably casual izakaya showcases the food of both Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, with some nicely prepared local dishes that are usually hard to find in Tokyo. At the top of our list is their version of houtou, an udon dish from the Kofu (Yamanashi) area where the noodles are simmered in a thick, rich soup made with kabocha pumpkins and other vegetables. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-1-5. Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.

Akasaka station

Tinun Taikoku Ramen (Akasaka - Thai). 3586-3258
Inexpensive Thai noodles.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-6-6. Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Zanmai (Akasaka - Yakitori). 5549-4718
Very good yakitori and game-bird cuisine along with a respectable sake list. Budget around Y7000 for dinner, Y1000 for lunch.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-12-10, Akasaka Sun Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Yomo (Akasaka - Liquor shop). 3585-6711
Going strong since 1624, Yomo offers a very nice selection of sake and shochu on the first floor and an impressive collection of mainly French wines down in the basement.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-12-21. Open 10am-1am (Sat 10-9, Sun 12-8) daily.
Safari (Akasaka - African). 5571-5854
Home-style African dishes from across the continent and a great soundtrack of African music are the draws at this festive little bar-restaurant. The menu covers the range from simple kebabs, pilafs and stews to more exotic items like ostrich steak, fried crocodile and kangaroo. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-13-1, Bells Akasaka 2F. Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Den Den Den (Akasaka - Kyushu). 5561-9811
Free-range chicken dishes and other specialties from Miyazaki Prefecture in southern Kyushu, plus shochu and microbrew beers from down there. The atmosphere is funky-casual izakaya-style.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 3-14-7, Tani Bldg. 2F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Bikini (Akasaka - Spanish). 5114-8500
Despite the casual setting - diner-style tables, a big counter and an open kitchen behind it - the menu offers a serious exploration of modern Catalan Spanish cuisine, with dishes like codfish fritters, Iberico pork terrine with figs, stewed oxtail (Y2200), and several traditional rice dishes. Wines are fairly reasonable; budget around Y7000 for food and drink at dinnertime.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower 1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Breizh Cafe Creperie (Akasaka - Cafe). 5545-6761
Delicious Bretagne-style artisanal sweet crepes and savory buckwheat galettes are served at this charming little cafe, along with hard cider and soft drinks imported from the region.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower 1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Delirium Cafe Reserve (Akasaka - Belgian rest/beer bar). 5545-7730
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 focus of attention here, but there's also a cozy table section off to the side.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower 1F. Open 11am-midnight daily.
Zakuro (Akasaka - Japanese). 3582-6841
This "Japanese folkcraft restaurant" specializes in expensive domestic beef dishes served in old-fashioned private dining rooms. Shabu-shabu dinners are priced Y9,300-15,500 and sukiyaki is Y16,500. The sukiyaki lunch is Y2200.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower 2F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Do-zo (Akasaka - Izakaya). 5545-6873
This self-consciously casual drinking spot offers a wide food menu - everything from Okinawan pork stews and stir-fries to udon noodles carbonara and brown-sugar creme brulee.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower B1F. Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Hainan Chi-fan (Akasaka - Singaporean). 6802-5512
A cozy little shop specializing in the famous Singaporean chicken-rice dish and a surprisingly big menu of other street-stall dishes; some take-out is available.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-3-1, Akasaka Biz Tower B1F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Zum Eichen Platz (Akasaka - German). 5545-6623
An impressive food menu and a decent selection of German beers, specializing in Spaten, Franziskaner and Flensburger.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-5-11, 2F. (from Akasaka Sta. exit 7 turn right and walk about 2 min.; it's on the right) Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Yamaya (Akasaka - Liquor shop). 3583-5657
A discount wine retailer with a good selection.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-14-33. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Uotami (Akasaka - Izakaya). 3224-9188
An inexpensive and lively chain of izakayas with very convenient hours and all private dining rooms.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-14-33, Akasaka Mita Bldg. 4F. Open 5pm-5am daily.
Weberhaus (Akasaka - Austrian). 5573-2525
This rather informal restaurant prepares Austrian food - particularly the cuisine of the South Styria region - including crepe-like palatschinken pancakes and wiener schnitzel. There are a few reasonably priced Austrian wines starting at Y3000 per bottle.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-12-11, Charmant Akasaka 2F. Open 5:30-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
Hobgoblin Pub (Akasaka - British pub). 6229-2636
Draught British beers and food, plus sports shown on big-screen TVs and a lively expat crowd. Weekday lunch is Y999; no lunch on weekends.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-13-19, Tamondo Bldg. B1F. Open 11am-3, 5pm-late (no lunch Sat). Closed Sundays.
Bois Cereste (Akasaka - Belgian rest/beer bar). 3588-6292
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. There's also a restaurant area serving Belgian food. Bar area open to midnight. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-13-21. Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Moti (TBS) (Akasaka - Indian). 3584-6640
Another local branch of this popular Indian chain, with a good selection of vegetable-based choices.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-14-31. Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
Jubako (Akasaka - Unagi). 3583-1319
This top-class traditional ryotei occupies a beautiful stand-alone house in the middle of Akasaka, and has been serving fine unagi-centered meals for 200 years. Prix-fixe lunches from Y13,000, dinner from Y17,000.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-17-61. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kagura (Akasaka - Japanese regional). 3585-3030
Kagura is run by the Fukumitsuya sake brewery in Kanazawa, and it showcases their line-up of premium sakes. The food menu focuses on Kaga-ryori - the regional cuisine of Kanazawa. Prix-fixe menus are Y8,400 and Y12,600 (+10%sc), or you can order a la carte.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-5-9. Open 4-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Aozai (Akasaka - Vietnamese). 3583-0234
Respectable mid-level Vietnamese dining from an old neighborhood standby.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 5-4-14. Open 11:30am-2:30, 4-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Authentic (Akasaka - Burgers). 3505-8584
This cozy backstreet diner serves a menu of American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches, to stay or to go. The unusual broccoli cheeseburger (Y1270) is one of our favorites - the slightly crunchy broccoli florets slathered with melted Monterey Jack cheese sitting atop the burger yield a pleasing combination of textures and flavors. Another novel offering is the peach burger (Y1200), made with yellow cling peaches in syrup. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-18-19. Open 11am-2, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
!!Kikunoi (Akasaka - Kaiseki). 3568-6055
Third-generation kaiseki chef (and sometime TV celeb) Yoshihiro Murata is known for his innovative approach to kaiseki cuisine, drawing on French cooking techniques and ingredients. He has two branches in Kyoto, but this is his first Tokyo venture. Full-blown kaiseki service starts at Y15,750, with lunch priced at Y10,500. No lunch on Mondays.
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 6-13-8. Open noon-1, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Comme a la Maison (Akasaka - French). 3505-3345
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.
latemapMinato-ku, Akasaka 6-4-15. Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
!Django (Akasaka - International). 5573-2664
This small neighborhood spot serves good, original California-style cuisine and reasonably priced New World wines, and is popular with the international community. The fusiony menu is full of complicated but well-executed dishes like "maguro tuna steak flavored with tri-color peppers in brandy and port wine sauce served with wild rice." Portion sizes are surprisingly big - the bagna cauda includes nearly a dozen boiled vegetables, and the excellent grilled pork main dish is almost too big for one person. Budget around Y5-7000 at dinnertime; Y850-1000 for lunch.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 6-17-7. Open 11am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Hot Pepper (Akasaka - Thai). 3423-2248
A small, friendly shop with good inexpensive Thai food.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 9-2-6. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.


!Shunju (Tameike - Japanese). 3592-5288
Charcoal-grilled meats and fish, nabe stews and rice dishes, with sake, shochu, and Italian and French wines to drink. The decor is simple - plain blond-wood chairs and tables - with few distractions from the wide-open 27th-floor view. Prix-fixe dinners start at Y6000; a la carte is also available, but there's a Y1000 table charge at dinnertime. Lunchtime is a relative bargain, starting at Y1200 for a donburi (rice bowl) lunch plus coffee or tea.
decormapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-11-1, Sanno Park Tower 27F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Spice Diner (Tameike - Indian). 5521-0005
Tandoori dishes and spicy curries are paired with Japanese craft beers at this unpretentious basement Indian restaurant. The generous tandoori platter was the star of the evening during a recent visit, while spinach curry and a very spicy mutton and onion stir-fry were also first-rate. [Show more]
no smokingmapChiyoda-ku, Nagatacho 2-11-1, Sanno Park Tower B1F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Frijoles (Tameike - Tex-Mex). 6459-1763
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from Y800-1100. Outdoor seating is available.
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 2-11-13, Common Akasaka 1F. Open 11am-8pm. Closed weekends.
Mixx Bar (Tameike - Bar). 3505-1111
Mixx is among the first bars in Tokyo to wholeheartedly embrace the trend of molecular mixology. Signature cocktails include the Caprese, spiced tomato juice and vodka topped with mozzarella foam and fried basil, and the Oeuf a la coque, a creamy whip of rum, coconut, mango juice, and vanilla ice cream (Y2500 each). [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-13-33, ANA Intercontinental Hotel 36F. Open 11:30am-1am daily.
!Pierre Gagnaire (Tameike - French). 3505-1111
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 recommended. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-13-33, ANA Intercontinental Hotel 36F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Champagne Bar (Tameike - Bar). 3505-1111
This refurbished bar, hovering over the main lobby of the ANA Hotel, serves several different champagnes by the glass or the bottle, ranging from Y1300 to Y3000 per glass. There's also a limited food menu and lunch specials at midday.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-13-33, ANA Intercontinental Hotel 3F. Open 11:30am-11pm daily.

Roppongi 1-chome

!Minsk (Roppongi 1-chome - Belarusian). 3586-6600
Excellent home-style "Belarus home cooking" by native chefs. The decor is minimal (elaborately stacked vodka bottles, a vodka-themed calendar on the wall), but the food is uniformly good - from the richly flavored borscht (heavily seasoned with cumin, dill and other herbs), to the spongy buckwheat crepes stuffed with minced chicken, to the garlicky potato pancakes. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Azabudai 1-4-2. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
!!Edition Koji Shimomura (Roppongi 1-chome - French). 5549-4562
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.
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 3-1-1, T-Cube 1F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Devi Fusion (Roppongi 1-chome - Indian). 5570-4335
Don't come here looking for fusion cooking - it's all straight-ahead curries and tandoori items, above average in quality although sometimes overly salted. One thing that sets them apart is the Hoegaarden on draft, a refreshing Belgian white beer that provides a very pleasant contrast with the spicy dishes. The decor is fairly pedestrian, with sports on the big-screen TV, but at least the smoking and non-smoking sections are on separate floors.
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 3-3-15. Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Wayang Bali (Roppongi 1-chome - Indonesian). 5545-6895
Very good Indonesian fare at this "small-plate izakaya," including a range of sate skewers, stews, salads and vegetable dishes. The dining area is more festive than you might expect from its hidden-away office-building setting. Lunch is served until 3pm.
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 1-6-1, Izumi Garden 2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Fermintxo Boca (Roppongi 1-chome - Spanish). 6426-5760
Alluring Basque-style bocadillo baguette sandwiches are served at lunchtime here, and the namesake Fermintxo Boca sandwich (grilled Iberico pork loin, mozzarella and pimento) is especially recommended, as is the Iberico-pork sausage variety. [Show more]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 1-4-5, Ark Hills South Tower 1F. Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays, holidays.
3rd Burger (Roppongi 1-chome - Burgers). 6459-1947
Budget almost-gourmet burgers in a fast-food setting, along with fruit and vegetable smoothies. Pungent marinated Japanese mustard greens and wasabi-tartar sauce add some sparkle to the namesake 3rd Burger.
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 1-4-5, Ark Hills South Tower B1F. Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Be a Good Neighbor Coffee Kiosk (Roppongi 1-chome - Coffee shop). 3586-1025
A pleasantly appointed branch of the gourmet espresso-bar chain; they also serve alcoholic beverages for a few hours in the evening. The espresso here is unusually thick and sludge-like, and quite good.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 1-4-5, Ark Hills South Tower B1F. Open 8am-10pm daily.
Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar (Roppongi 1-chome - International). 5575-2100
Gourmet pizzas with exotic toppings make up the core of the menu here, with choices like lamb sausage and goat cheese, roast peppers and eggplant, or chicken meatballs with mushrooms, red onions and ricotta. Pizza crusts are pleasantly crunchy, and the size is just about right for one person, although big enough to share if you're having other dishes. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-12-32, Ark Mori Bldg. 1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Aux Bacchanales (Roppongi 1-chome - Cafe). 3582-2225
A cheerful cafe with a nice lunch menu (under Y1,000) and a take-away bakery department.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-12-32, Ark Mori Bldg. 2F. Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bubby's (Roppongi 1-chome - American). 6441-0733
Gourmet burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner. Breakfast is served from 8am on weekdays, with dishes like banana-walnut pancakes, granola with fresh fruit, and eggs and bacon or sausage. Open 10am-9pm on weekends.
SunmapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-12-32, Ark Mori Bldg. 2F. Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Taco Rico (Roppongi 1-chome - Tex-Mex). 3505-1570
The tacos, burritos and burrito bowls here come with fillings of pork, grilled chicken, or avocado-shrimp. Tacos come in two-piece or three-piece platters, with an optional additional topping of lime rice, cheese, sour cream and key lime.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-12-32, Ark Mori Bldg. 2F. Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Honoji (Roppongi 1-chome - Izakaya). 3588-1065
Reasonable izakaya fare and a good selection of sake at this down-to-earth drinking spot; budget around Y3500 for food and drink in the evening.
mapMinato-ku, Roppongi 3-4-33. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
!La Chasse (Roppongi 1-chome - French). 3505-6144
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, deer), much of it bagged by the chef himself. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Roppongi 3-5-7. Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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