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This guide covers the Nishi-Azabu neighborhood and the Roppongi Hills complex next to it
This guide covers the Nishi-Azabu neighborhood and the Roppongi Hills complex next to it
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Nishi-Azabu

Implicito - Wine bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 5pm-3am daily.
A small, casual Italian wine bar that serves around twenty wines by the glass, in all price ranges, along with light snacks.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Helmsdale - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-8am daily.
300 single-malt whiskies, a couple of interesting Scottish ales (Dark Island and Black Cuillin, from Orkney and Skye respectively), and an interesting food menu, including haggis, Welsh rarebit and...
Open 6pm-8am 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.
Ahill - Teppanyaki: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-2am (LO) daily.
A snazzy little grill-counter setup specializing in Japanese beef steaks and other grilled meats (lamb, Iberico pork), French teppanyaki style. The prix-fixe menus also include the shop's original...
Open 6pm-2am (LO) daily.
81 - International: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm, 9pm. Closed Sundays.
"Borderless cuisine" is the ambitious specialty at this eatery run by three veterans of El Bulli in Spain. The eight-course tasting menu draws on local, seasonal ingredients, and includes drinks...
Open 6pm, 9pm. Closed Sundays.
Tafia - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 5pm-4:30am. Closed Sundays.
Officially known as "Rhum et cafe Tafia," this bar's emphasis is more on the rum end of the spectrum, with a breathtaking variety (some 300 bottles) that includes limited-edition labels that you...
Open 5pm-4:30am. Closed Sundays.
Teyandei - Izakaya: Nishi-Azabu
Excellent grilled fish and meats and friendly service in this lovely converted two-story house. Full-course dinnertime menus from Y2500. There are semi-private rooms on the ground floor and an open...
Butagumi - Tonkatsu: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Tonkatsu doesn't get much better than this. Butagumi showcases premium pork brands - Spanish Iberico, Berkshire, Tokyo X, Agoo from Okinawa and many others, with several choices on any given day. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
La Bombance - Japanese: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Top-notch creative seasonal Japanese cuisine from innovative young chef Naohiro Watanabe. The attitude towards the food and atmosphere is fun and relaxed rather than stiff and formal. While the...
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Taku - Sushi: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
It's unusual to find high-quality sushi like this outside Ginza, but here it's presented in a modern dining room with late-night hours. They also serve French wines as an alternative to sake; wines...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Hokkaien - Chinese: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Good Peking-style food in a well-established neighborhood restaurant. Dinner averages around Y7,000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30-2:30am daily.
Well-prepared, casual California-Mexican dishes and a variety of ever-popular frozen margaritas.
Open 11:30-2:30am daily.
Rice Terrace - Thai: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-2pm, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
A stylishly decorated restaurant in a converted two-story house. The food is spicy and authentic, with plenty of original dishes to show off the chef's talents. There's a nice selection of...
Open noon-2pm, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Comodo - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8pm-8am daily.
A very-late-night bar with a local crowd and a simple but fairly good food menu. Cover charge.
Open 8pm-8am daily.
Gompachi - Japanese: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2:45am daily.
Good sushi and other straight-ahead Japanese fare from the late-night Global Dining group (La Boheme, Zest, etc.). The massive, multi-story space is always buzzing with activity, and sometimes seems...
Open 11:30am-2:45am daily.
Le Souffle - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Yes, this cafe would be worth knowing about for their dessert souffles alone. But they also offer a full menu of remarkably high-quality French cooking, from straightforward starters like scallop...
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Konbuya - Oden: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-1am (LO; 11pm Sundays). Open every day.
Although it's best known in its convenience-store and yatai manifestations, oden can be a cuisine of great subtlety and refinement, and Konbuya in Nishi-Azabu is an excellent place to investigate the...
Open 6pm-1am (LO; 11pm Sundays). Open every day.
Bistro de la Cite - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A casual, medium-priced bistro on Nishi-Azabu's "bistro-dori"; the food is excellent.
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Elevage - Wine bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
The sign outside of Elevage reads simply, "Rare wine and spirits," but one look inside and wine lovers will swoon, whiskey connoisseurs will drool. Prices aren't cheap, but Elevage is one of the few...
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Kitchen 5 - Mediterranean: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
This long-running Nishi-Azabu standby is one of the pioneers in tapas-style "mukokuseki" (no-nationality) dining. The service can be moody at times, but the food is usually quite interesting.
Open 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Swiss Chalet - Swiss: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Fondue-centered full-course dinners from 5000 yen.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Sawamura - Bakery: Nishi-Azabu
Open 7-10am, 11am-4pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The ground-floor bakery includes a cafe area where you can enjoy fresh-baked bread and pastries with your morning coffee from 7am.
Open 7-10am, 11am-4pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Captain Cook - British: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
If you're looking for a new brunch venue, a weekday breakfast provider or just a place that serves modern international cuisine all afternoon, Captain Cook is worth checking out. The...
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Gogyou - Ramen: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-2:30am daily.
Excellent miso-style ramen. Gogyo blackens their miso in a kitchen-side fire show while preparing the soup.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-2:30am daily.
L'Auberge de L'ill - French: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This is the Tokyo outpost of the famous restaurant in Alsace, which has been awarded three Michelin stars for forty years in a row. The rather grand building was once home to the Georgian Club...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Chien Fu - Taiwanese: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The Taiwanese-style vegetarian cuisine here is a mock-meat cuisine based on soy protein, gluten, dried bean curd and vegetables, without onions or garlic, served with organic brown rice. The original...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
SuperDeluxe - Club: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8pm-2am daily.
SuperDeluxe have established themselves as a center for experimental music, performance and art, with interesting events scheduled for nearly every night of the week. The bar serves a couple of very...
Open 8pm-2am daily.
Chinese Cafe Eight - Chinese: Nishi-Azabu
Open 24 hours a day.
Very good Peking duck and other Chinese fare at amazingly low prices.
Open 24 hours a day.
Aladdin - Middle Eastern: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30-2, 5:30-10:30pm daily.
Nicely done kebabs and other authentic Persian dishes, from the management of the former Ali Baba. They offer a Y1200 buffet at lunchtime, every day but Sunday.
Open 11:30-2, 5:30-10:30pm daily.

Roppongi Hills

King George - Sandwiches/ burgers: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
A branch of the Daikanyama-based King George, which has been serving overstuffed sandwiches since 2013. Sandwiches include appetizing concoctions like the Meathead, made with turkey, turkey pastrami...
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Butagumi Shokudo - Tonkatsu: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tonkatsu at this branch of the legendary Nishi-Azabu Butagumi is made from premium grades of pork and heirloom breeds. The spacious counter surrounds an open kitchen area where you can watch your...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tetsu - Ramen: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
A convenient and popular Roppongi Hills branch of one of Tokyo's best shops for tsukemen-style ramen noodles.
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Franziskaner - German: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-1am (LO) daily.
Situated on Roppongi-dori right in front of Roppongi Hills, this branch of the popular chain offers good German beers, sausages and other snacks, and (relatively) late-night hours.
Open 11am-1am (LO) daily.
Il Ritrovo - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
One of the more budget-friendly options in Roppongi Hills, Il Revito serves decent pizzas and other casual Italian fare along with inexpensive wines. Budget around Y2000-3000 for dinner with drinks.
Open 11am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Pintokona - Sushi: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A modern conveyor-belt sushi shop with a high-tech element - an electronic chip in each plate keeps track of freshness, and fish is taken out of rotation after thirty minutes.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
"New-style French dining" in a very stylish dining room. The food is first-rate and the ambience is casual, with all counter seating. The focus of attention is the open kitchen space on the other...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Kushinobo - Kushiage: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-4am (LO) daily.
Late-night kushi-katsu, with shochu, awamori and sake from around Japan.
Open 11am-4am (LO) daily.
Hachibei (Roppongi Hills) - Yakitori: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Great Hakata-style yakitori in stylish surroundings; the main branch is a popular Fukuoka destination. Budget around Y4500 for food and drinks at dinnertime.
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Rokuzo - Izakaya: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Now here's something you don't expect to find in the middle of Roppongi Hills - an old-fashioned down-to-earth izakaya. The specialty at Sakanaya Rokuzo is fish and seafood from around Japan, served...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Yasaiya Mei - Japanese: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Healthy seasonal vegetable-centered cuisine is the concept at this cheerful counter shop, with attractively presented dishes like bagna cauda, vegetable shabu-shabu, grilled shiitake with duck, and...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
This flagship restaurant of the Grand Hyatt bills itself as a French brasserie, with a very spacious setting and a dramatic open kitchen. Their all-day service includes breakfast and a popular...
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Chinaroom - Chinese: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm daily.
The Grand Hyatt's Chinese restaurant offers a dim sum buffet at lunchtime every day for Y4200. Budget around Y10,000 per person in the evening for food and drink.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm daily.
Oak Door - Steak house: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm daily.
Excellent grilled meats and flamboyantly expensive New World wines in the Grand Hyatt's flagship restaurant.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm daily.
Arata - Izakaya: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
The well-prepared grilled pork and chicken here are supplemented by a selection of casual small-plate dishes priced at Y300 and Y500. There's also an extensive list of budget wines priced at Y2500 a...
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Obika Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Four types of mozzarella cheese imported from Italy every day make up the centerpiece of the menu here. You can enjoy them with various salamis and dried hams, salads and pasta dishes, and Italian...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sukiyabashi Jiro - Sushi: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This is the English-friendly branch of the legendary Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza, run by the original owner's son, where you can enjoy absolutely top-grade sushi and actually talk to the chef, which is...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international...
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
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Updated 2016-11-22