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This area guide covers Akihabara and the area running south from there - the east side of Awajicho station, Kanda, Mitsukoshimae and Bakurocho.
This area guide covers Akihabara and the area running south from there - the east side of Awajicho station, Kanda, Mitsukoshimae and Bakurocho.
Bordering neighborhoods:

Akihabara

Boo - Cafe: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
One of the rare non-chain restaurants in Akihabara, this charming cafe serves an eclectic evening menu of Italian-inspired dishes at very reasonable prices. At lunchtime it's more of a standard cafe...
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Asan Cafe - Cafe: Akihabara
Open 11am-6:45pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Part of the Aki-Oka complex of artisan shops and studios, this offbeat cafe features hammocks to swing in and tablet computers to fool around on while you enjoy a coffee; unfortunately they close...
Open 11am-6:45pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Hanamasa - Retail: Akihabara
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.
Chabara - Antenna shop: Akihabara
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Showcasing local food products from all over Japan, this stylish retail venture from JR (the train company) also incorporates a sake tasting bar, a kampoh juice bar, a counter selling inexpensive...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Kuramoto Stand - Bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A small but stylish bar run by Kikusui Brewery and attached to the Chabara antenna shop, Kuramoto offers sake tasting sets as well as sausages, pancakes and other foods made with sake lees.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Jyudaime Yazaemon - Japanese: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The specialty of the house here is maguro (tuna) fresh from Misaki Fish Market in Miura, served as sushi, sashimi, or broiled or stewed. There's also plenty of other good seafood, along with...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
En - Izakaya: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
En takes a creative, original approach to cooking, with unusual dishes like cheese and sea bream spring rolls, and Kyoto vegetable salad topped with steamed pork. Drinks include a good selection of...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-2, 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Spicy chicken wings, yakitori and Nagoya miso specialties.
Open 11:30am-2, 4-11pm (LO) daily.
82 Ale House - Bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Very close to Akihabara station, this bustling bar from the ubiquitous Hub chain is a convenient place for a casual drink and snack after a day of electronics shopping or manga browsing. They have...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Hibiki - Japanese: Akihabara
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This upscale chain izakaya is known for their excellent grilled meats and vegetables and their well-chosen sake and shochu lists. The decor is sleek Japanese modern. Budget around Y6000-7000 per...
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tucano's - Brazilian: Akihabara
Open 10:30am-10pm daily.
This very informal counter bar is billed as a galetteria - a Brazilian-style charcoal-grilled chicken specialist - but the one-pound beef rump steak and the 600g "gigasteak" seem to be just as...
Open 10:30am-10pm daily.
Craft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
While they're priced at the higher end of the scale for craft-beer dining bars, this branch of Skytree's "World Beer Museum" serves a few craft beers from the US and the UK that aren't otherwise...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Katsugyu - Gyukatsu: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Deep-fried beef cutlet is the specialty at this branch of the Kyoto-based restaurant. Set meals are priced Y1180-1580.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Akihabara
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This popular Osaka-based shop lets you cook your own kushiage skewers in a deep-fryer right at your table. It's all you can eat, including various side dishes and a big variety of skewered tidbits. ...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Queen of Chickens - Italian: Akihabara
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The popular Shimbashi-based rotisserie chicken specialist offers hearty food at budget-friendly prices, especially at lunchtime (until 3:30pm) when you can get half a roast chicken along with...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
En Dashi-Chazuke - Japanese: Akihabara
Open 11am-11pm daily.
You'll find many variations of chazuke (rice with tea poured over it) at the sit-down counter, and deli-style Japanese side dishes available from the take-out corner.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Party Party Carolina - Curry: Akihabara
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
An unusual collection of curries is on offer at this festively named shop - beans and cheese, mushroom and eggplant, fried chicken, spicy chorizo sausage, fresh tomato and avocado among them. Lunch...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Hisago - Tempura: Akihabara
Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Hisago delivers well-crafted tempura at budget-friendly prices. Voluminous donburi options - assortments of pre-seasoned seafood over rice - are real dinnertime bargains at around Y1600, while...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tatsukichi - Kushiage: Akihabara
Open 4-11pm daily.
You'll find high-quality skewered morsels that are deep-fried with a light touch here, and ordering is simple - just tell them when to stop. (Don't worry, you can specify in advance any ingredients...
Open 4-11pm daily.
Oerbier Man - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars import their own beers, and this branch features beers from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium, along with the usual vast Belgian selection. Food ranges...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Akihabara
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000...
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Moff Rell - Rabbit cafe: Akihabara
Open noon-9pm. Closed some Mondays.
The rabbits seem friendlier and more outgoing than average at this small cafe. Perhaps it's a result of the cafe's policy of providing all visitors with a complimentary packet of rabbit snacks upon...
Open noon-9pm. Closed some Mondays.
Tokyo Curry-ya Meitenkai - Curry: Akihabara
Open 10am-9pm daily.
This tiny counter shop inside Akihabara Atre has assembled five famous Japanese curry shops from this curry-strong neighborhood - mini-branches of Kyoeido, Ethiopia, Delhi, Topca and Hongo Petit Feu....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Akatsuka - Izakaya: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
The kitchen turns out a typical selection of sashimi, grilled meats and fish, but many people come here specifically for their tori motsu nikomi (chicken giblet stew). It's served steaming hot, with...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm. Closed weekends.
Marugo - Tonkatsu: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-3, 5-8:25pm (LO). Closed Thurs., 3rd Wed.
Great tonkatsu served in a nice old traditional house smack in the middle of Akihabara's "Electric Town." (near the Livina lamp megastore.)
Open 11:30am-3, 5-8:25pm (LO). Closed Thurs., 3rd Wed.
Akiba Fukurou - Bird cafe: Akihabara
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays.
This owl cafe in the center of Akihabara has a unique atmosphere - more like a theme-park attraction than an animal cafe. From the outside it looks like a repurposed downtown office, but inside it's...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Kandagawa Honten - Unagi: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-7:30pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
The lovely traditional decor of this long-established unagi shop has helped make it popular with foreign visitors. The grilled eel is first-rate, and wild eel is often available in the summer...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-7:30pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Forest of Owl - Bird cafe: Akihabara
Open 2-11pm (Wed 5-11) daily.
Although it just opened in May 2015, the cafe-bar "Forest of Owl" (Auru no Mori) is a game changer. Just pay the Y500 entrance fee and Y200 soft drink charge (a huge choice from a bank of vending...
Open 2-11pm (Wed 5-11) daily.
Neko Jalala - Cat cafe: Akihabara
Open 11am-8pm daily.
JaLaLa distinguish themselves within the competitive cat-cafe world with their choice of exotic breeds such as Abyssinians and Maine Coons, housing a total of 17 cats altogether. Coffee, tea and...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Cafe Obscura - Coffee shop: Akihabara
Open 11am-9pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
Sangenjaya-based coffee purveyor Obscura sell around ten varieties of fresh-roasted coffee beans - both single-origin and custom blends - starting at Y600/100g. Located inside an old converted train...
Open 11am-9pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
Surugaya Kahei - Izakaya: Akihabara
Open 11am-11pm daily.
There's a nice selection of some three dozen craft sake to explore at this stylish little bar, with an unusual fish and seafood-centered food menu to accompany your drinks. It's run by a...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Hitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
Occupying one of the most stylish settings for a taproom in Tokyo, this brewing laboratory from the ever-popular Hitachino Nest beer offers seven beers on tap, including some experimental lab-only...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.

Awajicho, Kanda

Wiz - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Thirty-one taps of craft beer are ready to pour here - both top-grade Japanese brews and solid US and European imports. The food menu ranges from simple tapas-style dishes like salmon carpaccio to...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Sanjuro - Izakaya: Awajicho
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9:30) daily.
We were intrigued by the menu categories at this after-work izakaya - charcoal-grilled meats, charcoal-grilled small fish and charcoal-grilled big fish - all of them prepared over top-grade bincho...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9:30) daily.
Yabu Soba - Soba: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Probably Tokyo's most famous soba shop, located in a beautiful antique Japanese house with woodblock prints on the wall.
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Tsujida - Ramen: Awajicho
Open 11am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Serving one of Tokyo's best bowls of miso ramen, Tsujida is popular with serious noodle connoisseurs and other ramen fans.
Open 11am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Manpei - Tonkatsu: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-7pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Highly rated by Tokyo's tonkatsu cognoscenti, this pork cutlet specialist serves a cutlet with a thin but pleasantly crunchy coating and juicy meat on the inside. The accompanying tofu soup is above...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-7pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Isegen - Nabemono: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 4-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Anko-nabe is the specialty here, since 1830. (Anko served Sept to April). Budget Y3000 at lunch, Y8000 at dinnertime. (Closed Saturdays in the summer.)
Open 11:30am-2, 4-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Matsuya - Soba: Awajicho
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
This long-established shop serves yabu- (rough-) style soba noodles made from a 5-1 mix of buckwheat to wheat flour, plus egg yolks.
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Botan - Nabemono: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
One of Tokyo's culinary landmarks, they've been serving the same excellent chicken nabe for nearly 120 years. The chicken is slow-cooked over an old-fashioned charcoal burner in front of you...
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Jha Bar - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Four beers on tap and many more by the bottle at this late-night bar, with an unusual selection mostly from Belgium, Germany and the UK. The food menu features pizzas, salads and tapas-style small...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Song Kee Jee Fan - Singaporean: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Stylish Singaporean cuisine from the former manager of Hainan Jeefan Shokudo in Azabu-Juban.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Market Awajicho - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
The third branch of the popular beer bar chain, CBM offers a variety of microbrew beers priced at a very reasonable Y780 per US pint (smaller glasses are Y480, and there's a small table charge). The...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
Machineko - Cat cafe: Iwamotocho
Open 2-8pm (Sat, Sun noon-8). Closed Tuesdays, Fridays.
The setup at this rescue-cat cafe is quite minimal - a few perches and climbing trees, some lockers and vending machines and a few seats for visitors, a handful of cat-themed magazines and just a few...
Open 2-8pm (Sat, Sun noon-8). Closed Tuesdays, Fridays.
Carp - Okonomiyaki: Kanda
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat -8pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Named after Hiroshima's baseball team, this casual, brightly lit all-day shop serves Hiroshima's most famous dish, okonomiyaki. You can choose from "soba" or udon noodles, with a few optional...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat -8pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-) daily.
The second Tokyo outlet of Nagano Prefecture's Yo-Ho Brewing, this Kanda branch offers a more ambitious food menu as well as a dozen of the brewery's beers on draft, including a couple of hand-pumped...
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-) daily.
Al Mina - Middle Eastern: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Al Mina, Tokyo's only Palestinian restaurant, serves great Middle-Eastern cuisine and some decent Lebanese and Palestinian wines. The warm, inviting space includes a comfortable sofa area where...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Muromachi Sunaba - Soba: Kanda
Open 11:30am-8:30pm (LO; Sat -3:30pm). Closed Sundays.
The original Sunaba was one of the first famous soba shops in Japan, and this branch has been going strong since the late 1940s. Specialties include their tamago-yaki (rolled omelette) and chicken...
Open 11:30am-8:30pm (LO; Sat -3:30pm). Closed Sundays.
Champ de Soleil - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
French/Belgian bistro fare, with mussels and other seafood as well as frites. Ten Belgian beers averaging Y900-1,000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Columbus - Bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-4am. Closed Sundays, some Sat.
The menu is casual Italian-influenced izakaya fare, with some pleasant surprises (like their salmon mousse appetizers and the pate of the day). They offer a few interesting beers along with wine and...
Open 11:30am-4am. Closed Sundays, some Sat.
Loup de Mer - Yoshoku: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; -6 Sun). Closed Mondays.
Unlike most yoshokuya, the decor here won't make you sigh with nostalgia - the dining room is done up in a tasteful pastel color scheme from the current century. Chef Suzuki is a veteran of the...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; -6 Sun). Closed Mondays.
Maltan - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 6pm-1am (Fri -4am). Closed Sundays.
A funky, art-filled basement bar serving Japanese craft beers, single-malt whiskies and an inexpensive food menu. There are five regular beers on draft (including Shiga-Kogen pale ale) plus a couple...
Open 6pm-1am (Fri -4am). Closed Sundays.
Bakuro - Kyushu: Kanda
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
The food menu at this casual izakaya is built around horsemeat - you can enjoy it raw, grilled yakiniku-style, stewed, smoked or served as sausages. There's also standard Kyushu-style izakaya fare -...
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Himalaya Table - Nepalese: Kanda
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11). Closed Sundays.
Do craft beers go with Nepalese cuisine? The folks at Himalaya Table Craft Beer and Spice think so, and so they offer eight microbrews on tap - chosen to go well with your momo mutton dumplings,...
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11). Closed Sundays.
Bernardus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's better Belgian bars, with twenty beers on tap (including everything from the St. Bernardus brewery) and a lot of unusual brews by the bottle. No lunch on Mondays or weekends; open to...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Kikanbou - Ramen: Kanda
Open 11am-4, 5:30-9pm. Closed Sundays.
You'll find spicy ramen on many shop's menus. This usually means they take their normal bowl, throw in some chili peppers, and call it a day. Many of these bowls are just hot, with very little in...
Open 11am-4, 5:30-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Kura Kura Ji-beer House - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
The off-the shelf snack-bar decor here is perked up by a cozy counter bar with five seats and twelve taps dispensing some of Japan's best microbrew beers. The small menu includes a few good chicken...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Bakuro Kanda South - Japanese regional: Kanda
Open 5-11:29pm (Sat 4-10). Closed Sundays.
Some of the best horse sashimi and grilled horse in town are served at this lively after-work spot, all at very reasonable prices. The assorted sashimi platter featuring five different cuts of meat...
Open 5-11:29pm (Sat 4-10). Closed Sundays.
Butcher Brothers - Grill: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
As you'd expect from the name, Butcher Brothers serves up meaty fare - hefty steaks, smoked lamb chops, roast pork - all at very reasonable prices. Wines are also affordable, starting at Y450 per...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Excellent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is served here, and the fifteen taps in the cozy ground-floor bar area dispense a good selection of craft beers from Japan and the US, including some from...
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.

Bakurocho, Hamacho

Ismy - Cafe: Bakurocho
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; Sun -6pm) daily.
This artsy cafe-bar has a very local, neighborhood feel - there are books and magazines to peruse, a small gallery space upstairs and regular art events. The food menu features pies both sweet...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO; Sun -6pm) daily.
39 Yoshoku - Hawaiian: Bakurocho
Open 8am-8:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Hawaiian burgers and locomoco platters are served with bottled beer from Fire Rock, Chimay, and a few others. The budget-friendly food menu offers items like Kahlua pig, ahi steak, and hulihuli...
Open 8am-8:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Marcato - Burgers: Bakurocho
Open 11am-3am (Sun -7pm) daily.
The signature "Asakusa burger" in this neighborhood hangout is made with Black Angus wagyu beef. The shop also hosts live music and occasional darts matches.
Open 11am-3am (Sun -7pm) daily.
Bookshelf Cafe - Cafe: Hamacho
Open 8:30am-9pm (Sat 10-6). Closed Sundays.
This neighborhood cafe offers Hitachino Nest beers (six by the bottle, one or two on draft) and espresso beverages from Horiguchi Coffee. Lunch specials include taco-rice, ciabatta sandwiches and...
Open 8:30am-9pm (Sat 10-6). Closed Sundays.

Kodenmacho

Darvish - Retail: Kodenmacho
Open noon-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Darvish sells imported Persian ingredients - Iranian dates and other fruits, juices, honey, and mint water. Assorted spices are priced at Y200 per jar, and ready-made stews and other...
Open noon-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Pizzeria Il Tamburello - Italian: Kodenmacho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good Neapolitan-style pizzas in a charming old building (the owner apprenticed in Southern Italy before opening this shop).
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Beer Wars - Beer bar: Kodenmacho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat 1-10:30). Closed Sundays.
A solid selection of US craft beers, good food, and a friendly atmosphere make this a popular destination for neighborhood beer lovers. Six taps are devoted to US breweries like Karl Strauss,...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat 1-10:30). Closed Sundays.
Hanamasa (Nihonbashi Honcho) - Retail: Kodenmacho
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.

Mitsukoshimae

Brasserie D and Sweetroom - French: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-1am daily.
Contemporary French cuisine in a tastefully flashy setting. The three-course dinner menu is Y3900, and all wines are priced at Y3900 per bottle.
Open 11am-1am daily.
Otako - Oden: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-1:30, 4:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Lunchtime is a good time to sample the oden at this long-established specialty izakaya - a teishoku (set meal) with a four-piece oden bowl plus rice, soup and pickles, is just Y780, and there are...
Open 11am-1:30, 4:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Midette - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -6pm) daily.
In addition to the usual local food and booze, this large prefectural antenna shop offers a good assortment of crafts - tableware, glassware, wooden dolls and other decorative items. The sake area...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -6pm) daily.
Ventaglio - Italian: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Lunch and dinner buffets of modern Italian cuisine in a beautiful open-atrium dining space. The weekday lunch buffet is Y2900; weekend lunch is Y4200, dinner is Y5000, and the weekend dessert buffet...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Mandarin Bar - Bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Sumptuous is the word for the Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Nihonbashi. The interior by Ryu Kosaka, with richly tactile accents by textile designer Reiko Sudo, is chic and inviting,...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
K'Shiki - International: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
The Mandarin Oriental's casual-dining spot offers creative contemporary cuisine with an Asian twist, plus a great view of Ginza and Marunouchi. The Y5,000 tasting menu is a good deal if you like...
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
Sense - Chinese: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
The Mandarin Oriental's Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant offers an excellent weekend dim sum lunch from 11:30am-4pm. Choose from twenty varieties, all you can eat, for Y5000 (+10%). Weekday...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Tapas Molecular Bar - Experimental: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6, 8:30pm daily.
Here inside the Mandarin Hotel's 38th-floor lounge, the eight-seat Tapas Molecular Bar serves cutting-edge modern cuisine. Twenty-one plates of highly inventive, deconstructivist, very tasty morsels...
Open 6, 8:30pm daily.
Cafe Aimee Vibert - French: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10am-10pm daily.
This cafe venture from the Michelin-starred Aimee Vibert in Nibancho offers above-average bistro fare in a casual setting. The decor is classic French cafe style - tile floors, dark wood and...
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Bikini Picar - Spanish: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Modern Catalan cuisine - artfully arranged pinchos and tapas and creative main dishes - are on offer at this casual after-work drinking spot. Some twenty types of Spanish wine, including sherries...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Nana - Japanese regional: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Nana is a slick, modern izakaya specializing in the regional cuisine of Kyoto, obanzai-ryori. Many of the dishes here incorporate or are built around lovely Kyoto heirloom vegetables, and the menu...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Zakuro - Japanese: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Shabu-shabu, sukiyaki and other Japanese beef dishes; they also offer pork shabu-shabu. Prix-fixe dinners are priced Y5,000-15,000; lunch from around Y2000.
Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Market Mitsukoshimae - Beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm daily.
CBM offers thirty beers on tap - mostly Japanese craft beers - priced at a very budget-friendly Y480/glass or Y780/pint. The food menu is also fairly impressive, with dishes like roast duck a...
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm daily.
Brugse Zot - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-1:30, 2-11pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
This rather large, 110-seat Art Nouveau-style restaurant specializes in beers from De Halve Maan, a 450-year-old brewery in the Belgian city of Bruges. They serve lots of other Belgian beers as well...
Open 11am-1:30, 2-11pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Mondo - Japanese regional: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
You'll find exceptionally good regional cuisine from Shimane Prefecture and very reasonable prices at this old-fashioned izakaya. The menu showcases fish and seafood flown in from the region as well...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Shimanekan - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Sake and foodstuffs from Shimane-ken, in the far northwest corner of Honshu, can be purchased here. The attached restaurant (called Mondo) serves good regional cuisine and sake.
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Nara Mahoroba-Kan - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
A prefectural antenna shop specializing in food and drink from Nara Prefecture. The shop encompasses a small cafe area in front serving somen and udon noodles, Nara-style sushi, and sweets; a tiny...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.

Ningyocho

Raifukutei - Yoshoku: Ningyocho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed weekends.
This charming, tiny local shop is famous for their classic yoshoku dishes like hayashi rice, omelettes and katsudon. The hayashi rice (Y750) is quite straightforward - mostly just rich sauce with...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9pm. Closed weekends.
Wanchan - Thai: Ningyocho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Conveniently located just above Ningyocho station, Wanchan serves good, original Thai cuisine, prepared by a former chef for the Thai ambassador. In addition to the usual curries and other crowd...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Imahan Sozai - Retail: Ningyocho
Open 11am-7pm daily.
This popular take-out shop is run by Imahan, the century-old sukiyaki and shabu-shabu restaurant, and is located across the alleyway from their flagship restaurant. While a sukiyaki dinner at the...
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Brozers' - Burgers: Ningyocho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Japanese-style premium burgers in this otherwise burger-deprived Tokyo quarter. Burgers start at Y1000, and topping variations include fried egg, pineapple, and chili beans as well as the usual...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Gustavo - Wine bar: Ningyocho
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
A joint venture by ham importer Principe and wine producer Zonin, this casual wine bar specializes in top quality cured meats from San Daniele del Fruili and Italian wines. The interior resembles a...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Imahan - Nabemono: Ningyocho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This is the spacious main branch of Tokyo's best-known sukiyaki and shabu-shabu restaurant, founded in 1895. They also have a teppanyaki counter; budget around Y10,000 for dinner with drinks, or...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Palazzo - French: Suitengumae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
The 20th-floor French restaurant at the Royal Park Hotel in Nihonbashi offers and elegant setting and good food; budget around Y4000 at lunchtime and Y15,000 in the evenings for food.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Sumida - Teppanyaki: Suitengumae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Premium Kobe and Matsuzaka beef from pampered cattle is prepared at this deluxe steakhouse. Lunch from Y2625, dinner from Y12,600 yen. Private rooms are available.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.

Nihonbashi

Hirata Bokujo - Tonkatsu: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
The gourmet tonkatsu here is made from tasty premium hybrid pork from a small farm in Yamagata. Katsu sets are priced Y1400-2500, and full-course pork shabu-shabu dinners are Y4500-7500. Lunch...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Ishingo Yong-Jiang - Chinese: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This budget-friendly Chinese restaurant specializes in seafood and duck dishes (including Peking Duck). The "dinner set" includes a main dish plus three cold appetizers, three dumplings, soup, rice...
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sai Ka Bo - Korean: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Traditional and authentic Korean cuisine, ranging from simple "home-style" cooking to more elaborate banquet fare. Full-course dinners are priced Y3000-8000.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Thong - Thai: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of a popular Thai chain. Lunch is served until 4pm.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Maison Kayser - Bakery: Nihonbashi
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Excellent breads and pastries are available to take out, or you can stop for a pastry and an espresso in the lobby seating area. There's also a nice lunch menu, priced at Y1200 and Y1600.
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Sant Pau - Spanish: Nihonbashi
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Serious Catalan cuisine in this fancy Tokyo branch of Chef Carme Ruscalleda's famous Barcelona restaurant. The tasting menu is Y21,000, and main dishes run around Y7000 each. (The lunchtime "quick...
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Jangara Ramen - Ramen: Nihonbashi
Open 10:45am-11:30pm daily.
A branch of the relatively famous Kyushu ramen chain. Kakuni (Chinese-style stewed pork) is one of their specialties here and worth a try.
Open 10:45am-11:30pm daily.
Fujinokuni Yamanashi-kan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-7:30pm daily.
Yamanashi is Japan's most productive winemaking region, and you'll find a good selection of local wines at this prefectural antenna shop, along with specialty food products such as fruit jams and...
Open 11am-7:30pm daily.
Oidemase Yamaguchi Kan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is famous for its fugu, and you can buy frozen fugu sashimi here in various sizes (Y980-Y3150) to enjoy at home. Other local products on sale include a good selection of sake,...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon - Cafe: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Deluxe sandwiches and desserts from famous French chef Joel Robuchon.
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Antwerpen - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nihonbashi
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
A tiny, charming Belgian beer bar with a small selection of brews, including the city of Antwerp's own De Koninck on tap. There's not really a food menu, but you can order pizza (from Pizza LA) or...
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
Merveille - French: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-1:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
A branch of the popular Au Gout du Jour restaurant in Kojimachi, "au gout du jour" could be their tagline as well, as they pride themselves on their beautiful fresh vegetables and other seasonal...
Open 11am-1:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Franziskaner - German: Nihonbashi
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Hard-to-find German beers, German wines, and assorted snacks are on offer at this branch of the small Franziskaner chain. The meat-heavy food menu is more interesting and diverse than might be...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Yukari - Japanese: Nihonbashi
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Nihonbashi Yukari serves magnificent seasonal Japanese cuisine in a casual, relaxed settting. And while dinner might set you back Y10-20,000 with drinks, lunch is an amazing bargain. Regular...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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