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This guide covers the area along Meiji-dori between Yoyogi Station and just north of Shibuya. (Listings are arranged from north to south.)
This guide covers the area along Meiji-dori between Yoyogi Station and just north of Shibuya. (Listings are arranged from north to south.)
Bordering neighborhoods:

Yoyogi station

Bistro Hitsujiya - Middle Eastern: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Everyone's favorite Yoyogi-area all-lamb restaurant. They do kebabs from all over, cous cous and lamb steaks. There's also a big menu of Cajun specialties, including some serious gumbo.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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.
Imahan - Shabu-shabu: Yoyogi
Open 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Kyushu pork shabu-shabu from Y3500; Hokkaido lamb from Y4000; Wagyu beef from Y5000.
Open 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Code Kurkku - Italian: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Located in the trendy and ecologically conscious Yoyogi Village complex, Code Kurkku serves sophisticated, organic Italian and international cuisine in an elegant dining space. Lunch starts at...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Code Kurkku Cafe - Coffee shop: Yoyogi
Open 9am-8pm daily.
Part of the Yoyogi Village eco-friendly shopping complex, the former "Roots and Beat" cafe serves good coffee made from organic, sustainably grown, fair-trade beans. Beans are also available to go. ...
Open 9am-8pm daily.
Ama - Nepalese: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-midnight daily.
Oriental Table Ama serves good, reliable Nepalese and Indian curries along with crowd-pleasing pan-Asian side dishes (momo dumplings, Thai fishcakes, spicy lamb skewers, samosa, sate). The...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-midnight daily.
Vietnam Garden - Vietnamese: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Nicely prepared, authentic Vietnamese fare. The dining room is fairly ordinary, but the terrace is pleasant in warm weather.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Watering Hole - Beer bar: Yoyogi
Open 3-11.30pm daily.
Unlike Shibuya, the Shinjuku-Yoyogi area isn't quite so well populated with craft beer bars, but Watering Hole helps to fill the gap. This lively little bar serves twenty craft beers, mostly from...
Open 3-11.30pm daily.
Kakua - Ramen: Yoyogi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Miso ramen is prevalent in Japan, but few shops truly excel. It is an easy dish to make; season a thick soup with some miso paste and be done. But to make a memorable bowl, a ramen chef needs to...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kao Tip - Thai: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A fairly basic menu of Thai standards, and a list of 20 different wines starting at Y1,500 a bottle.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Camp - Curry: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Vegetable-centered curries - variations include four-bean keema, asparagus and bacon, and German potato and soft-boiled egg. Lunch and dinner sets average around Y1000.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tanta Bocca - Italian: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This is the kind of unpretentious neighborhood trattoria that we love, serving good grilled meats and nice pastas, with some very reasonably priced wines in the Y3000-5000 range. Budget around...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bistrot d'Artemis - French: Yoyogi
Open noon-2, 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
This bistrot branch of the highly regarded L'Artemis restaurant in Jingumae offers a more casual experience and convenient late-night hours. The extensive wine list starts at around Y3000; budget...
Open noon-2, 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.

Jingumae 2-chome

Yao - Cafe: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
The menu here is French-influenced casual cafe fare - liver mousse, ratatouille, mussels and clams steamed in white wine, roast beets with Roquefort cheese. French wines start at around Y3000. ...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Curry Up - Curry: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Having conquered the worlds of music and fashion, "A Bathing Ape" founder Nigo has turned his attention to curry rice. The small Curry Up shop on the northern edge of Harajuku was designed by...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Kazusaya Shinkichi - Izakaya: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 4-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Inexpensive sashimi and other fish dishes, offering good quality for the price. There's an assortment of premium sake brands as well as shochu to drink. (Formerly called Higashi-no-17.) Cash only.
Open 4-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
After Sayak - Bar: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 8pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
This tiny, funky ten-seat bar run by Guam native Jamie Skye attracts a mostly local crowd, both Japanese and foreign. Music ranges from String Cheese Incident to Style Council to Scandinavian jazz.
Open 8pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Bonobo - Bar: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 8pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
This comfortable sofa-furnished lounge attracts a Japanese hipster crowd and features jazzy DJs and occasional live performances; there's also a tiny art gallery and chill space upstairs. The hidden...
Open 8pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Emilia - Italian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Skillful Italian cooking in a casual but comfortable trattoria setting. Main courses include game in season, and the finest small-farm-raised meats and regional seafood year-round. There's a good...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Bessho - Liquor shop: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 3-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
This small neighborhood shop stocks a good selection of wines from around the world, sold at very reasonable prices.
Open 3-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Le Sang des Poetes - Bar: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 6pm-1am (Sun 3-10pm). Closed Mondays.
More suited to chilling out than carousing, this quiet neighborhood bar plays prog-rock and is furnished with bookcases overflowing with poetry books, with an emphasis on the Beat era. Decorated in...
Open 6pm-1am (Sun 3-10pm). Closed Mondays.
Cocongo - Cafe: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11am-8pm daily.
The decor of this cute little cafe is a mix of early-sixties batchelor-pad modern with African and Asian knick-knacks, while the soundtrack covers the range of Afro-pop and world music. There are...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Az Finom - Hungarian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Well-prepared Hungarian food and an excellent selection of around 40-50 Hungarian wines, mostly under Y10,000 and mostly served by the glass. The dining space has an old-fashioned European air about...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bepocah - Peruvian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 5pm-2am (Fr, Sa -5am). Closed Sundays.
Bepocah serves upscale Peruvian fare, with an impressive selection of cebiches, tiraditos and other marinated fresh-seafood dishes. Prix-fixe menus are Y4500 and Y5000, or you can order a la carte. ...
Open 5pm-2am (Fr, Sa -5am). Closed Sundays.

Kita-Sando

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.
Terra Australis - Australian: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Run by an Australian wine importer, this stylish upscale dining spot focuses on modern Australian cuisine, with prix-fixe dinners starting at Y5800. The third-floor bar is open until 11pm (last...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Tas Yard - Cafe: Kita-Sando
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A very pleasant garden-style cafe with decent food and drink.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Himalaya Curry - Nepalese: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Lots of good curries, great momo dumplings and "special nan" - potato, keema, coconut, etc. - at very affordable prices. The tiny basement dining space is enlivened by Nepalese music videos. Open...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Mangia Pesce - Italian: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A luxury-level Italian trattoria, with lunch from Y1500, dinner from Y6500.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Be A Good Neighbor - Coffee shop: Kita-Sando
Open 8:30am-6pm daily.
Serious espresso is served at this tiny neighborhood kiosk, and the friendly staff are happy to talk coffee all day long. A single espresso is Y150 while a large cafe latte is Y420; they also do...
Open 8:30am-6pm daily.

North of Takeshita-dori

JamRock - Caribbean: Harajuku
Open 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
This lively cafe serves authentic Jamaican dishes like stamp and go (fish fritters), pepperpot soup and jerk beefsteak. Lunches are served weekends only, with specials starting at around Y900. In...
Open 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Masala Hut - Nepalese: Harajuku
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm daily.
Very good Indian curries, tandoori dishes, and Nepalese specialties. Full-course dinners from Y2500 (or Y2000 for the vegetarian special). The dining room is tiny but cheerful.
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm daily.
Sakuratei - Okonomiyaki: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Attached to an experimental art gallery called Design Festa, Sakuratei is definitely the most artsy okonomiyaki shop in town, and it attracts a young Bohemian-leaning crowd. The menu offers some...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Design Festa Gallery Cafe & Bar - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This unusual cafe-bar sits in the courtyard of a very bohemian art-gallery space called Tokyo Design Festa. There's a small indoor section where you stand around overturned barrel-tables, and an...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Sen - Taiwanese: Harajuku
Open 11:30-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A popular neighborhood hangout with good mid-level Taiwanese cooking. (Saturdays, Sundays dinner only.)
Open 11:30-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Reissue - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 10am-5:30pm (LO) daily.
This laid-back daytime-only Harajuku cafe serves as the atelier of latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto, one of the pioneers of 3D foam latte art. (Read our profile of the artist and his work at our sister...
Open 10am-5:30pm (LO) daily.
Sopra Sotto l'Ovest l'Est - Wine bar: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Managed by the folks who run the Kyoto restaurant Agaru Sagaru Nishi-Iru Higashi-Iru in the basement of this building, this casual wine bar offers value-conscious wines and simple Italian fare. Some...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Agaru Sagaru Nishi-Iru Higashi-Iru - Japanese: Harajuku
Open noon-2pm, 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
We're not sure whether to call it casual modern kaiseki or creative Kyoto cuisine, but the food at Agaru Sagaru is exquisite in both flavor and presentation. The nine-course menu follows a...
Open noon-2pm, 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Ikiba - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
An experimental venture from the trendy folks who run the Aoyama Farmers Market, this cafe-bar complex has several distinct zones - two separate bars, lots of outdoor seating in the yard, a tiny...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Hohokam Cafe - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Choose from more than two dozen burger variations at this comfortable American-style cafe, including fun combinations like baked apple and gorgonzola or chili, cheddar and jalapeno. They also offer...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Justin - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Eclectic cuisine in a convivial cafe-style setting, with brick walls and a pleasant open-air front area. There are numerous party plans, or you can order a la carte - budget around Y4000 at...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
San Francisco Peaks - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet hot dogs are the specialty here, but they also offer a good selection of Japanese craft beers, including interesting small breweries like Sankt Gallen and Baird. The hot dogs are made from...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Restaurant I - International: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed various days.
While Chef Keisuke Matsushima is best known for the regional southern-French cuisine at his Michelin-starred restaurant in Nice, his newer venture in Harajuku adopts a more eclectic approach. The...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed various days.

Takeshita-dori

Wolfgang Puck Express - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good burgers and other simple California fare at this most "express" level of the Puck family of restaurants.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Harajuku Taproom - Brewpub: Harajuku
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
More than twenty craft beers from the excellent Baird Brewery in Shizuoka are on tap here, along with decent yakitori and other light fare. The bar is popular with an international crowd and the...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Sunday Jam Harajuku - American: Harajuku
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Yes, it's yet another pancake restaurant, this one offering unusual variations like ham-and-cheese; caramel-ginger; apple-turnover; and a spicy Latin pancake. The ham-and-cheese pancake was a meal...
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.

South of Takeshita-dori

LoyKratong Resort - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
This flashy tropical-themed restaurant serves Thai-inspired European fusion cuisine - something that wouldn't be out of place at an adventurous Mediterranean restaurant inside an upscale Phuket...
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Ryu no Ko - Szechuan: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
One of the few places in Tokyo serving spicy Szechuan-style cuisine, Ryu no Ko does a better job with their weekday lunches than they do in the evening. The mabo-dofu and tantanmen are both...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kebab Box J - Turkish: Harajuku
Open 10:30am-9pm daily.
First-rate doner kebabs, substantial in size, ready to take home or just eat on the sidewalk outside the shop. Kebabs are chicken, beef, or mixed, served in toasted pita bread and topped with a...
Open 10:30am-9pm daily.
Chiles Mexican Grill - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
The menu here covers the usual bases for fast-food Tex-Mex - tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, and burrito bowls - with beef, chicken and pork fillings and customizable toppings. ...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Devi - Indian: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Interesting curries and other Indian fare at very reasonable prices. Budget around Y2000 for dinner, Y1000 for lunch.
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Mocha - Cat cafe: Harajuku
Open 10am-8pm (last entry 7:30pm) daily.
With its prime location overlooking JR Harajuku station, this newest branch of the Mocha cafe chain packs in the crowds, including a good number of overseas tourists. The playroom is fairly compact,...
Open 10am-8pm (last entry 7:30pm) daily.
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.
Singapore Holic Laksa - Singaporean: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun 10-7). Closed Mondays.
Singapore-style laksa spicy noodle soup starts at Y500 at this fast-food shop, with your choice of short or long noodles and four levels of hotness. The flavor is rich, shrimpy and quite spicy,...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun 10-7). Closed Mondays.
Guzman y Gomez - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Meaty, well-prepared tacos and burritos are served at this Tokyo outlet of an Australia-based Tex-Mex chain. For added structural integrity, the tacos are double wrapped in nice corn tortillas, and...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
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.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
SW11 Kitchen - British: Harajuku
Open noon-10:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
The British menu here, served from 6:30pm, features bubble and squeak, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and roast lamb, while the drinks list offers Pimms cocktails and cider. This casual...
Open noon-10:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Spicy grilled chicken wings with pepper, all kinds of yakitori, chicken stews, and chicken sashimi are just a few of the superb dishes from the extensive chicken-oriented menu. Try the tori...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Hasegawa Saketen - Liquor shop: Harajuku
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A very well-stocked sake shop, plus a small stand-up bar where you can try samples in small 50ml tasting sizes. Usually there are around ten sakes open for tasting, priced Y200-400. There's also a...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Yasaiya Mei - Japanese: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Healthy vegetable-oriented cuisine is the concept at this attractively appointed dining bar - everything from bagna cauda and vegetable terrines to robatayaki-style skewered morsels. Drinks include...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.

South of Omotesando

Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
The burgers at this popular Hawaiian chain are indeed rather big - flat and wide rather than thick - and charbroiled to order. A regular-size burger (5 ounces) is Y880, or Y1200 with fries and a...
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
Smith - International: Harajuku
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11) daily.
Smith's eclectic international menu features dishes like foie-gras truffle pizzas, grilled Iberico pork, and oven-baked chicken and mushrooms with raclette cheese. Drinks include eight Japanese...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11) daily.
Castle of Owls - Bird cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm (last entrance 7pm) daily.
The star attraction at the new branch of Castle of Owls, which opened in Harajuku on September 2015, is a little owl called Bolt. After his lunch of raw quail meat, Bolt likes to take a little...
Open 11am-8pm (last entrance 7pm) daily.
Tokyo Snake Center - Animal cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays.
You can get a milk snake to go with your iced coffee and cake at Tokyo Snake Center! As you enter, you'll find a dozen colorful snakes in clear Perspex cases at the door. These are the "attendant"...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Cafe de Take - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This surprisingly spacious cafe is quiet enough for conversation or reading, and provides ample space between tables. The small food menu includes tasty curries, donburi dishes and cakes and...
Open 11am-10pm 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.
Luke's - Sandwiches/ deli: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Lobster rolls - lobster meat sandwiches in a toasted bun - are the specialty at this New York-based shop. All the lobsters come straight from Maine, and a display in front of the shop shows their...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Great Burger, The - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Premium burgers, with Y1000 lunch sets till 4pm (2pm weekends).
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ra.a.g.f - Rabbit cafe: Harajuku
Open noon-7pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11-7:30). Closed Fridays, 3rd Thu.
Pet, play with and feed the dozen staff rabbits at this small rabbit cafe. Entry is Y600 for the first 30 minutes, or Y1000 for the first hour, and Y500 for each additional 30 minutes. Coffee and...
Open noon-7pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11-7:30). Closed Fridays, 3rd Thu.
Zip Zap - Sandwiches/ burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
The inside may look like a Harajuku cafe, but the menu is straight out of an American diner - good (though pricey) burgers, big sandwiches, Mexican favorites and simple starters like fried calimari. ...
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
Kiki - French: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
The concept at this casual bistro is "French tapas," although most dishes here are larger than typical tapas-bar fare. The chef spent ten years working in France and three years as sous chef at...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Roastery - Coffee shop: Harajuku
Open 8am-8pm daily.
This comfortable and spacious cafe serves espresso, cafe latte and Americano, along with NY Rings, the Roastery's own take on New York cronuts. Coffees are brewed from single-origin beans from Nozy...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Smokehouse - American: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
There's great American-style barbecue and a nice collection of a dozen craft beers to wash it down at this cozy bar-restaurant located halfway along Cat Street. Weekday lunches start at Y1000, and...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Bulgari, Il Cafe - Italian: Harajuku
Open 11am-10pm daily.
A more casual branch of Bulgari's flagship Ginza restaurant, Il Cafe offers full-course meals as well as a la carte choices - simple starters, pastas and sandwiches. One especially luxurious dish is...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Le Pre Verre - French: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The first Japanese branch of Marc and Philippe Delacourcelle's popular Parisian wine bistro, Le Pre Verre offers French organic wines and modern, casual French food (the same menu as in Paris). ...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ukaitei - Teppanyaki: Harajuku
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Top-class teppanyaki in a glitzy 1920s-style setting. Specialties include abalone and lobster, and premium beef from their own ranch in Hyogo-ken. Prix-fixe lunches start at Y6830, dinners from...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Kaila - American: Harajuku
Open 9am-7:20pm (LO) daily.
Pancakes, waffles and French toast at this Hawaiian-based shop come covered in fresh blueberries, strawberries, bananas and other fruit. Other all-day breakfast dishes include omelettes and Eggs...
Open 9am-7:20pm (LO) daily.
Cerfeuil - Retail: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
This gourmet grocery store offers a big selection of both imported and hard-to-find regional Japanese foods. Everything from goat butter and Hokkaido artisinal cheeses to fresh ramen noodles from...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Dominique Ansel - Bakery: Harajuku
Open 8am-7pm daily.
The popular New York-based bakery Dominique Ansel is best known as the inventor of the cronut, the croissant-doughtnut combination that took New York by storm when it was first introduced. In...
Open 8am-7pm daily.
Heiroku Sushi - Sushi: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
A large conveyor-belt sushi restaurant on Omotesando; very popular with tourists.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Good, inexpensive pastas and budget wines are the draws at this long-running Harajuku-area Italian spot.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Madosh Cafe - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Billing themselves as an "avocado cafe," this sprawling, comfortable space is filled with mismatched furniture and charmingly primitive artwork (or perhaps projects from a kindergarten art class). ...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
PDX Taproom - Beer bar: Harajuku
Open 3-11pm (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
There are maps of Portand Oregon on the wall and music from Portland indie bands on the stereo; the bartender sports a lumberjack shirt and a beard. Most important though, they sell Portland's...
Open 3-11pm (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
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Tokyo Beyond Sushi
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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Updated 2016-08-20