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This guide covers the Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro neighborhoods.
This guide covers the Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro neighborhoods.
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Daikanyama

Spring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Daikanyama
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
Run by Kirin Brewery, this brewpub is a massive 200-seat all-day dining restaurant. There are usually six craft-style beers available, priced at Y680 for a regular 360ml glass, or Y1000 for a set of...
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
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.
La Casita - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
This Tokyo Mexican-food landmark has been here since 1976, serving better-than-average Mex and Tex-Mex standards at reasonable prices. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Weekend Garage Tokyo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Roughly equidistant from Ebisu, Shibuya and Daikanyama, Weekend Garage is a stylishly hip and surprisingly spacious cafe and hangout spot, with lots of greenery and outdoor seating. The food menu...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Cafe Habana - Cuban: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Cuban-style sandwiches, stuffed with roast pork, ham and cheese, are the main draw here, along with grilled corn on the cob. Other branches are located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Malibu and Dubai.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) 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.
King George - Sandwiches/ deli: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) daily.
King George's sturdily constructed sandwiches include appetizing concoctions like the Meathead, made with turkey, turkey pastrami and jalapenos (Y1600), and the HLT with honey-glazed ham and white...
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) 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.
Tableaux - International: Daikanyama
Open 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Under the same management as Zest and La Boheme, this is one of their two high-ticket California-style restaurants (along with Stellato). There's also a separate bar and cigar-smoking room (with a...
Open 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Linamha - Korean: Daikanyama
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
The first Korean restaurant from the Ken's Chanto/Daidaiya chain, with interesting, not-too-spicy Korean delicacies amid Daikanyama-stylish surroundings.
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Haco Cafe - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Urban, post-industrial atelier seems to be the decorative motif at this laid-back cafe, notable for its proximity to Daikanyama station (about one minute), its late lunch service (until 4pm), and its...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Sign - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Ivy Place - International: Daikanyama
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
"Global comfort food" in a lovely, beach-resort-style setting from Chef David Chiddo and the TY Harbor team (Cicada, Beacon).
Open 7am-1am (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.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight 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).
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.

Naka-Meguro

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.
Da Isa - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Excellent Naples-style pizza from award-winning pizza chef Hisanori Yamamoto at this neighborhood landmark. Weekday lunches are Y1000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Queen Sheba - Ethiopian: Naka-Meguro
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
It's hard to describe Ethiopian food as bland, but many of the dishes here taste very similar, and aren't as exciting as they ought to be. They also have live entertainment, including magic shows.
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Deguchiya - Liquor shop: Naka-Meguro
Open 11am-10pm (Wed 2-10pm). Closed Sundays.
Mainly a wine specialist, Deguchiya also has a very good craft-beer selection, and they will let you drink anything you buy here after adding a small corkage charge. They're probably stronger in US...
Open 11am-10pm (Wed 2-10pm). Closed Sundays.
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.
Kinfolk Lounge - Bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-midnight daily.
Yet another bicycle-themed cocktail bar, the cozy, laid-back Kinfolk Lounge is run by a custom-bicycle maker that also runs a nightspot in Brooklyn. Ginger Mint Mojitos are the specialty of the...
Open 6pm-midnight 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.
Five Star Cafe - Singaporean: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This laid-back restaurant, located in what feels like a cinderblock bunker, serves up tasty, reasonable Singaporean and Malaysian fare. Lunch (11:30-3) is a steal, with classics such as Hainan...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kamachido - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-4, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
This stylish little izakaya offers a very diverse izakaya menu - grilled meats, gyoza dumplings, oden, and popular gourmet ramen, plus a small but nice sake list. (A sister shop of Aburiya Fudo and...
Open 11:30am-4, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Aoya - Japanese regional: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed first, third Mondays.
Located in a Showa-era house, this charming lunch spot along the backstreets of trendy Aobadai serves up healthy Japanese home cooking and specialty teas. The Obanzai set for Y1200 changes daily and...
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed first, third Mondays.
Torimikura - Yakitori: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm (LO; 3am Fri, Sat). Closed Sundays.
Excellent chicken and game bird dishes and seasonal grilled vegetables. Twenty kinds of sake and 100 varieties of shochu. Budget around Y5000-6000 per person.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm (LO; 3am Fri, Sat). Closed Sundays.
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.
Kushiwakamaru - Yakitori: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
People start lining up early for the excellent yakitori at this legendary neighborhood joint, so we recommend that you get there very early. Same-day reservations can be made from 1-5pm (but make...
Open 5pm-midnight 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.
Kitchen Troquet - Ramen: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kitchen Troquet is a small, ten-seat restaurant from the folks who brought us Buono Buono, a lunchtime-only Italian-fusion ramen shop which was located just around the corner. Here they've expanded...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (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.
Hatos Bar - Beer bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Excellent American-style barbecue and nice microbrew beers to go with them are the surprising finds at this charming neighborhood bar. Richly marbled pork belly was our favorite, but we also greatly...
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Mitsuyado - Ramen: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
Mitsuyado's double-cheese ramen is the perfect late-night bowl of ramen after a few drinks. Unusual for a ramen shop, there's some open-air terrace seating.
Open 11:30am-12:30am 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.
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.
Shu - American: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
While gumbo, jazz, and soul music make likely partners in certain parts of the world - namely, New Orleans - the combination seems somewhat bizarre in Tokyo. Oddly enough, the bar's okra-thickened...
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
Nakameguro Taproom - Brewpub: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
While its office-building setting and generic wood-paneled-den decor aren't especially inviting, this branch of the Taproom attracts an audience of foreign and Japanese beer lovers with its excellent...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Ceylon Inn - Sri Lankan: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Excellent, authentic Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by native chefs at this friendly little neighborhood spot. The chef's special menu includes chicken liver stew, fish curry and masala chicken. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Seirinkan - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The camouflage net-covered, cast-iron exterior of Seirinkan (formerly acclaimed pizzeria Savoy) strikes an imposing figure, but inside atmosphere is lively and fun. Although they serve only two kinds...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
Patisserie Potager - Bakery: Naka-Meguro
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
If you love dessert but also love vegetables, this unique pastry shop is the place for you. Sample tempting creations like avocado cheesecake, buckwheat chai mousse, arugula jelly with black-sesame...
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
Ka-Ku-Ra - Curry: Naka-Meguro
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Medicinal-herb curries are the specialty here; prices range from Y1000-1900. They often run out, so call ahead or have a backup plan.
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
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Updated 2016-08-20