Azabu-Juban, Kamiyacho, Toranomon


Napoleon Fish (Azabu-Juban - Chinese). 3479-6687
Spicy regional Chinese dishes from Guizhou and Yunnan provinces (just north of Laos and Vietnam). Budget around Y6-7000 at night, Y1000 at lunchtime.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-6-7. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Ukyo (Azabu-Juban - Izakaya). 6804-6646
The fantastic sake list here (more than 200 varieties) is supported by a solid sake-friendly food menu, including many Okinawan dishes and luxurious items like foie gras and uni. Budget around Y7000 for ample food and drink.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-6-3. Open 6pm-4am daily.
!Hainan Jeefan Shokudo (Azabu-Juban - Singaporean). 5474-3200
A "hawker-style SE Asian canteen" in a pretty cafe setting; they specialize in very authentic Singapore-style Hainanese Chicken Rice (steamed chicken served with jasmine rice and various sauces). They also have a good selection of curries and seafood stir-fries. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Roppongi 6-11-16. Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed 3rd Monday.
Craft Hands (Azabu-Juban - Beer bar). 3568-3723
This intimate neighborhood beer bar covers all the bases, with a dozen domestic craft beers on tap, plus a fridge filled with another fifty crafty US and Belgian imports by the bottle - the Belgians complete with matching glassware. Oh, and wine too - some sixteen varieties by the glass. [Show more]
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-3-13, Casa Esencia 1F/B1F. Open 5pm-2am daily.
!Miyakawa (Azabu-Juban - Spanish). 3403-2626
A tiny counter bar (plus a few tables) with friendly service and good food. The tapas-style menu includes various Spanish hams, an excellent paella, and a very rich and luscious oxtail stew. You'll also find some pleasantly affordable Spanish wines to go with the food.
mapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-5-4. Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
!Homework's (Azabu-Juban - Sandwiches/ burgers). 3405-9884
Gourmet burger pioneers in Tokyo, they still grill up some of Tokyo's better burgers in town, and also assemble great sandwiches (including an inspirational shrimp and avocado combination) and voluminous baskets of French fries. (Delivery within the neighborhood until 8:30pm, until 5:30pm Sundays and holidays.)
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-5-8. Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.
Grace (Azabu-Juban - Korean). 3475-6972
The specialty of the house is a dish called samgetang - a richly flavored Korean stew made from tender chicken meat, ginseng, garlic, Korean dates and rice. Enjoy it here in conjunction with assorted Korean side dishes and a tasty ishiyaki bibimba. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-7-2. Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO), Sun to 10:30. Closed 3rd Sunday.
Hudson Market Bakers (Azabu-Juban - Bakery). 5545-5458
The concept here is a New York-style bakery-cafe in the heart of Azabu-Juban, selling top-quality cheesecake, carrot cake, brownies, cookies, cornbread and pastries just like you'd find in New York. There's a small eat-in corner where you can enjoy your sweets along with a cup of coffee or tea.
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-8-6. Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm). Closed Mondays.
Nagasaka Sarashina (Azabu-Juban - Soba). 3585-1676
Sarashina soba noodles, the specialty here, are made only from the refined core of the buckwheat kernel. Noodles here are served with two dipping sauces - sweet and spicy - which you can combine as you wish. The noodles are good, if a bit bland, but the tempura is only average. Side dishes like yakitori and smoked duck are served a la carte, and there's a Y3500 full-course menu with tempura and several other items.
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-8-7. Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Chef's Table (Azabu-Juban - South American). 6277-7326
Filling a gap in the Tokyo dining scene, The Chef's Table offers upscale Latin American cuisine paired with good, affordable wines. During a recent visit we enjoyed an impressive Argentine-style skirt steak for our main - the meat was intensely flavorful and paired with an assertive chimichurri sauce packed with garlic, chili and spices with a vinegary kick. Our entertaining mixed shellfish ceviche was also on the spicy side, balanced by the sweetness of coconut and slightly tart mango slices. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 1-11-10, Juban Annex Bldg 5F. Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Eat More Greens (Azabu-Juban - Cafe). 3798-3191
If you have friends in town who are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, this "vegetable cafe and bakery" is the place to send them. They serve curries and pastas during the day and a wider evening menu, with vegetable-based tapas, falafel platter, vegetable-topped pizzas and lasagna. The refreshingly large drinks list includes organic California wines (Bonterra), a couple of US microbrew beers, and even tequila. There's plenty of outdoor seating, although it can get smoky out there.
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-2-5. Open 11am-10:15pm (LO; from 9am Sat, Sun) daily.
Hatanaka (Azabu-Juban - Tempura). 3456-2406
The excellent tempura here uses the freshest seafood and some unusual vegetable choices like lily buds and peanuts. Full-course dinner from Y5000; a la carte is also available.
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-21-10, Azabu Court 1F. Open 5:30-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Frijoles (Azabu-Juban - Tex-Mex). 6459-4095
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. There's a small but tastefully appointed dining area, or you can take out.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-3-5. Open 11am-10pm daily.
La Boheme (Azabu-Juban - Italian). 6400-3060
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night hours.
no smokinglateSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 2-3-7. Open 11:30-4:15am (LO) daily.
!Zurriola (Azabu-Juban - Spanish). 5730-0240
This pristine restaurant in Azabu-Juban specializes in contemporary Spanish cuisine with a respectful nod to modern French gastronomy. Chef Seichi Honda spent nine years in France and Spain before returning to Japan to work at Ryugin and Sant Pau. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 3-2-7, Resort Azabu-Juban 1F. Open 11:30am-1:30, 6:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
!Bistrot Quotidien (Azabu-Juban - French). 6435-3241
This charming neighborhood spot serves creative, upscale bistro fare in a pleasant setting and at reasonable prices. Some of our favorite dishes have included a very meaty plate of pork rillettes and liver mousse, a lively bonito carpaccio on a bed of couscous, and excellent homemade boudin blanc sausages. The excellent rum caramel creme is also worth a try. Prix-fixe menus start at Y3500 for dinner, Y1800 at lunchtime.
SunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 3-9-2, Tamon Azabu 2F. Open noon-1:30, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Burgaz Ada (Azabu-Juban - Turkish). 3769-0606
The recipes at Burgaz Ada are from Constantinople, not Istanbul, as the chef is ambitiously working to recreate historical dishes from the Ottoman Empire - the roots of modern Turkish cuisine. Full-course menus Y6,900-13,650, wines from Y4,500/bottle. An a la carte menu is available after 9pm.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Azabu-Juban 3-7-4, Azabu Rikudo 3F. Open 6pm-2am daily.
Yamada Chikara (Azabu-Juban - Experimental). 5942-5817
Chef Yamada learned the techniques of Molecular Gastronomy during his stint at El Bulli in Spain, and here he applies those techniques to kaiseki cuisine. All seating is at the counter, and the prix-fixe menu is Y16,000. The wine list includes Spanish selections as well as the usual French. (From May-September they also do Sunday breakfast service.)
SunmapMinato-ku, Minami-Azabu 1-15-2. Open 6pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Nissin (Azabu-Juban - Retail). 3583-4586
Meat is Nissin's strong point, with over a dozen types of cold cuts, a cornucopia of sausages, and unusual items like pheasant, rabbit, and even kangaroo meat. And the third-floor wine shop is worth a visit in its own right - particularly for its wide choice of Australian and California wines in the under-Y2000 price range. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Azabu 2-34-2. Open 9:30am-8pm daily.
Milieu (Azabu-Juban - French). 3568-7850
Good French cooking at budget prices - dinner is just Y2100, and usually includes a choice of one of three starters and mains. The Y1200 lunch includes a pasta or sandwich and a small soup, salad, dessert and drink. The interior is no-frills, but there's a nice outdoor terrace.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Azabu 2-23-12. Open 11am-2, 5-9:30pm daily.
Wakanui (Azabu-Juban - Steak house). 3568-3466
Run by a New Zealand meat company, Wakanui was set up to introduce Tokyo gourmets to premium beef, lamb and wines from New Zealand, and they succeed quite admirably at that mission. The dining room is attractive but not overly fussy, with an open kitchen and a glass-enclosed aging room at one end to literally showcase the beef. The off-the-beaten-track location was chosen for its proximity to Nissin, an international market where patrons can pick up the same meats and wines that are served here and bring them home. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Azabu 2-23-14, Towa Igrek B1F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Akabanebashi, Kamiyacho

Nodaiwa (Akabanebashi - Unagi). 3583-7852
A charming, rustic eel house that's been here for 160 years. Full-course eel meals (unaju teishoku) start at Y2500. The sake is Kikumasamune - your choice of hot or cold.
mapMinato-ku, Higashi-Azabu 1-5-4. Open 11am-1:30, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Tokyo Curry Lab (Akabanebashi - Curry). 5425-2900
This Japanese curry shop inside Tokyo Tower fashions itself as a laboratory for testing new curry recipes, and the interior is another statement from the always stylish Wonderwall design firm, with a science-lab motif and miniature TV screens at each seat. The curries are innovative and tasty, priced at Y1000-1200; take-out is also available.
SunmapMinato-ku, Shiba-Koen 4-2-8, Tokyo Tower Foot Town 2F. Open 11am-9:20pm (LO) daily.
!Tofuya Ukai (Akabanebashi - Tofu). 3436-1028
First-class traditional Japanese cuisine, with an emphasis on tofu, in a beautiful setting next to Tokyo Tower. Private dining rooms look out over lovely gardens and 100-year-old trees, although the building itself is new. Prix-fixe lunch from Y6000, dinner from Y9000.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Shiba-Koen 4-4-13. Open 11am-3, 3-8pm (LO) daily.
Tomoecho Sunaba (Kamiyacho - Soba). 3431-1220
This long-established handmade soba shop dates back to the Edo era, although the current shop is situated inside a modern office building. The specialty of the house is tororo (sticky grated yam) soba (Y1470), and the tempura soba is also popular.
mapMinato-ku, Toranomon 3-11-13, Svaxtt Bldg 1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-7:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Yokarou (Kamiyacho - Ramen). 3431-2080
Popular Szechuan-style ramen, around Y1000 a bowl. Try to avoid the noon-1pm rush hour if possible.
mapMinato-ku, Toranomon 3-8-2. Open 11am-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Nobu (Kamiyacho - Japanese). 5733-0070
The second incarnation of Nobu Tokyo is under different management, and is closer in style to the branches in New York and London. Prix-fixe omakase menus are priced Y12,000-25,000, along with an extensive a la carte menu focusing on fish and seafood. Budget around Y10,000-15,000 for dinner; there's a 10% service charge and a Y1500 cover charge. Lunches range from Y1800 (for a vegetarian lunch plate) to Y12,000.
SunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 4-1-28, Toranomon Towers Office 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Die Wurst (Kamiyacho - German). 3436-6949
It looks just like an ordinary coffee shop, but they serve German sausages, excellent bread and rolls, and many excellent German beers. (AKA "Franziskaner")
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 5-11-12. (above Kamiyacho station) Open 5pm-4am (9pm Sat, Sun). Open every day.
!Nirvanam (Kamiyacho - Indian). 3433-1217
The cooking here is a level above the usual Tokyo Indian restaurant - sophisticated dishes with distinctive flavors and top-quality ingredients. The emphasis is on southern Indian specialties (the owner is from Kerala), with lots of curries of mutton, fish and chicken and some great starters. The popular lunchtime buffet is bigger than average, with fifteen different dishes. Budget around Y3000-4500 at dinnertime.
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 3-19-7. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
!Zum Einhorn (Kamiyacho - German). 5563-9240
Although the dining room is notably lacking in atmosphere and music, the kitchen prepares outstanding German cuisine, including some fantastic game dishes in the autumn months. Prices may seem high at first, but portions are much larger than average for Tokyo. They also offer a very good selection of German beers - in all different styles - from around the country.
mapMinato-ku, Roppongi 1-9-9, Roppongi 1st Bldg. B1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.


Daigo (Onarimon - Shojin-ryori). 3431-0811
Top-class vegetable-centered temple cuisine. Lunch 10-12,000 yen, dinner 14-18,000 yen.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Atago 2-3-1, Forest Tower 2F. Open noon-3pm, 5-8pm (LO) daily.
Fermier (Onarimon - Cheese shop). 5776-7720
A retail shop that supplies French cheeses to many Tokyo restaurants, so they always have fresh stock (unlike some supermarkets and department stores). They stock many varieties you won't find elsewhere.
mapMinato-ku, Atago 1-5-3. Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays.

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.


Bonne Femme (Toranomon - French). 3582-0200
Reliable, classic French cooking in a bistrot-style setting. Lunch ranges from Y1300 (just a main dish and coffee) to Y5000; dinner is Y5000-Y9000, or a la carte. Entrees include roast lamb (Y3200) and steak tartare with fried potatoes (Y3000); starters also average around Y3000.
mapMinato-ku, Akasaka 1-3-13, Tameike Suzuki Bldg. 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sign Kasumigaseki (Toranomon - Cafe). 6206-1050
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access. Lunch is served until 3pm.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-5, Kasumi Dining 2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
!Delirium Cafe Tokyo (Toranomon - Belgian rest/beer bar). 3501-3181
This specialty bar imports beers directly from Belgium, and serves an impressive selection of ten different varieties on draft, including varieties we haven't seen elsewhere around town. Open to 1:30am Wed, Thu, Fri nights.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-6, Tokyo Club Bldg, Kasumi Dining 1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Ruth's Chris Steak House (Toranomon - Steak house). 3501-0822
Tasty steaks, including USDA prime beef, from this American steakhouse chain. The decor is on the conservative side (lots of brown and beige), and the music can be repetitive (we were treated to a short tape loop of Dixieland jazz). Wines are priced Y5,000-100,000 - mostly from California, but with some pricier French selections for the big spenders in the house. Steaks range from a 230g petite filet (Y5,500) to the 370g Wagyu NY Strip steak (Y19,000); side dishes are extra.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-6, Tokyo Club Bldg, Kasumi Dining 1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sake Bistro W (Toranomon - Izakaya). 3501-1811
A stylish izakaya-slash-dining bar serving modern Tokyo cuisine - a mix of Italian, Spanish and Japanese regional dishes made from premium ingredients. There's an excellent sake list that rotates regularly. Budget around Y5000 at dinnertime.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-6, Tokyo Club Bldg, Kasumi Dining 1F. Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Torikai (Toranomon - Yakitori). 3501-7766
The specialty of the house if yakitori-style skewers and wings of Nagoya cochin game birds.
mapChiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki 3-2-6, Tokyo Club Bldg, Kasumi Dining 3F. Open 11am-2, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
!Le Petit Tonneau (Toranomon - French). 5545-4640
Very casual bistro-style fare and a good variety of wines from southern France - they import their own wines and many are available by the glass. The chef is Philippe Batton, formerly of Le Petit Bedon in Daikanyama, and the atmosphere is authentically French. [Go to branch review]
mapMinato-ku, Toranomon 2-1-1. Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Nirvanam (Toranomon - Indian). 5510-7875
The second branch of one of Tokyo's best Indian restaurants, Nirvanam specializes in southern Indian fare made with high-quality ingredients - lots of mutton, chicken and fish curries and some excellent starters. Budget around Y3000-4500 at dinnertime; they also have a popular lunchtime buffet for Y1200. No lunch on weekends.
mapMinato-ku, Toranomon 1-1-20, B1F, Toranomon Jitsugyo Kaikan B1F. Open 11:15am-2:30, 6-9:15pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
!!Anpuku (Toranomon - Udon). 6257-3850
Novel, fusion-style udon is the specialty here, but what first attracted our attention was the inviting little sake bar standing at the front of the shop. A couple dozen well-chosen craft sakes from around the country are served in taster-size 60ml or full 120ml portions, in your choice of standard sake cups or proper wine glasses (we recommend the latter). [Show more]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 1-26, Toranomon Hills 4F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Toranomon Koffee (Toranomon - Coffee shop). 6268-8893
Serious coffee fans in the Toranomon area were happy to hear about the opening of this office-building branch of the cult-favorite Omotesando Koffee in Aoyama. The polished-wood decor is quite minimal, the better to focus attention on the laboratory-like coffee-brewing area. [Show more]
no smokingdecorSunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 1-23-3, Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 2F. Open 7am-9pm daily.
3rd Cafe (Toranomon - Cafe). 3539-3221
In addition to drip coffee and sandwiches, this tiny cafe also offers seven wines by the glass, priced at Y350-600. There's even a bit of terrace seating.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 1-23, Toranomon Hills 3F. Open 7am-11pm daily.
Pirouette (Toranomon - French). 6206-6927
Pirouette's chef Naoya Kobayashi grew up on a farm in Nagano, and he has a keen appreciation for what top-quality farm-fresh ingredients - particularly vegetables - should taste like. After training at a couple of highly regarded restaurants in France, he brought his talents to this beautifully appointed Toranomon dining room, where he offers a creative, modern take on French cuisine. [Show more]
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Toranomon 1-23-3, Toranomon Hills Garden House 1F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:30pm daily.

Uchisaiwaicho (and Nishi-Shimbashi)

Nambutei (Uchisaiwaicho - French). 3591-1023
Well-prepared, traditional French cuisine in a very pleasant setting - an old-style Japanese house located inside Hibiya Park. The small, intimate dining room looks out onto the park. Lunch from Y3,000, dinner from Y7,000.
decormapChiyoda-ku, Hibiya-Koen 1-2. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Verde (Uchisaiwaicho - Italian). 3591-4030
Good-quality budget Italian, with a good wine selection. At lunchtime there's a wide selection of pizza and spaghetti variations, most in the Y1000-1500 range.
mapChiyoda-ku, Uchisaiwaicho 2-2-2, B1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sake Plaza (Uchisaiwaicho - Retail). 3519-2091
Although the atmosphere at this sake-industry information center is rather utilitarian, they do offer sake tastings during the day (Y300 per tasting) along with occasional special events. And of course there's an enormous amount of reading material, although it's almost entirely in Japanese.
mapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 1-1-21. Open 10am-6pm. Closed weekends.
Au Fil des Jours (Uchisaiwaicho - Belgian rest/beer bar). 6268-8939
Belgian beers from the popular Brussels chain of specialty bars.
mapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 1-5-8. Open 11am-11pm. Closed weekends.
!Craft Beer Market Toranomon (Uchisaiwaicho - Beer bar). 6206-1603
Craft Beer Market offers thirty different brews on draft, including a good number of seasonal specials. Prices are noticeably less expensive than the average Tokyo microbrew bar, with pints priced at just Y780 and glasses at Y480. (There's also a Y300 table charge.) [Show more]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 1-23-3, SA Grace 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
Himachi Cafe + Dining (Uchisaiwaicho - Cafe). 6205-4245
Casual cafe dining, with dishes like grilled pork and vegetable-heavy salads. Teishoku lunches start at Y750, while dinner averages around Y2000. Free WiFi is available.
mapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-11-4. Open 11am-4, 6-11pm (Sat 2-9pm). Closed Sundays.
Mu-hung (Uchisaiwaicho - Singaporean). 3591-6558
Singapore-style chicken rice is the well-prepared specialty at this tiny eight-seat counter, with your choice of either steamed or deep-fried chicken. (We prefer the deep-fried.) Other dishes include nice Malaysian curries with excellent fried roti (bread), and other Malaysian/Singaporean specialties.
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-15-12, Eastern Bldg B1F. Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Artistree Cafe (Uchisaiwaicho - Coffee shop). 6435-9047
Coffee from Dutch artisanal roaster JH and San Francisco's Zaranda roasters is served in this pleasantly modern coffee bar located near Toranomon Hills.
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 3-6-10. Open 8am-7pm (Sat, Sun 11-6) daily.
Hanamasa (Uchisaiwaicho - Retail). 5776-2128
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
SunmapMinato-ku, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-23-1. Open 24 hours a day.
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