North side

Cafe Russia (Russian). 0422-23-3200
Authentic Georgian and Russian food is prepared by native chefs in this unpretentious basement cafe. Georgian- and Russian-themed set menus (Y3000-3200 for lunch or dinner) are a good introduction to the kitchen's most popular dishes. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-4-10, Nine Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Montana (Curry). 0422-21-0208
A northern outpost of the very popular Peppermint Cafe near Inokashira Park, Montana serves nice pork curries, including several Thai-inspired, coconut-based varieties. Fans of novelty ramen might want to try their tsukemen noodles with curry.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-10-2. Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Namaste Kathmandu (Nepalese). 0422-21-7010
A friendly, cozy little restaurant with good home-style Nepalese dishes. In addition to the curry selection there's a tandoori mixed platter (featuring chicken, sausage, fish tikka and prawn) for around Y2000.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-11-7, Yokose Bldg. B1F. Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Mamezo (Curry). 0422-21-7901
A very relaxing place to enjoy Japanese curry - there's jazz on the stereo, art on the walls and cute knickknacks on the wooden shelves. Curries include a lot of vegetables and a nice rich roux, and are priced Y850-1000.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-18-15. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sukhothai (Thai). 0422-20-2600
Home-style cooking, plus "Thai sukiyaki." Lunch served weekends only.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-2-10. Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed some Tuesdays.
Kochiya (Antenna shop). 0422-23-7450
Fresh produce from Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku can be found in ample quantities at this well-stocked antenna shop, which also supplies local Kichijoji residents with regional specialty foods such as jars of tiny kibinago (silver-striped herring) fillets, and candied deep-fried fish bones. Wheat-gluten (fu) snacks come in flavors like ginger, yuzu and strawberry. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-25-7. Open 10am-7:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Atre Kichijoji (Retail). 0422-22-1401
This branch of JR's Atre shopping complex offers a sprawling, rather impressive food hall, on a par with Shinjuku department-store food floors.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24. Open 10am-9pm daily.
!Craft Beer Market (Beer bar). 0422-27-6779
The bars in the CBM chain all offer different food menus, and this sixth branch features Okinawan-style Chinese cuisine. The food is quite beer-compatible, with tasty small dishes like maguro poki (tuna poke), stewed pork and chozume (Taiwanese-style sausages). Beers from the bar's thirty taps are priced at the same Y780 per pint as the other branches, while food is also reasonably priced. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre East Wing 1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Rose Bakery (Cafe). 0422-22-1506
Good breads, cakes and vegetable salads at this cute, plant-filled bakery-cafe inside the Atre shopping mall. Lunch options include a "plate of vegetables" and vegetable tarts with salad as well as burgers. They also have branches in London and Paris. Open from 9am on weekends.
no smokingSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre Kichijoji 1F. Open 8am-10pm daily.
Wired Cafe Atre Kichijoji (Cafe). 0422-22-2168
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre Kichijoji 2F. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Midori-zushi (Sushi). 0422-27-5581
You'll find high-quality fish at affordable prices (Y3000-5000 with a few drinks) at this popular mid-priced chain, but you may have to wait on line during peak hours.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre Kichijoji B1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Rikyu (Yoshoku). 0422-23-8141
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture. A set menu with grilled tongue, curry, oxtail soup and salad is Y1575. [Go to branch review]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-24, Atre Kichijoji B1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Temari no Ouchi (Cat cafe). 0422-23-5503
Typical of Tokyo's second wave of cat cafes, Temari no Ouchi strives to create a destination "relaxation space" for visitors rather than just a place to play with cats for half an hour. Kick back with an imported beer or original cocktail, or choose from a range of herbal teas and coffee-based drinks. There's also an extensive menu of desserts, snacks (popcorn shrimp, sausages), and full meals (keema curry, Hawaiian loco moco). [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-13-14 3F. Open 10am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Soybean Farm (World cuisine). 0422-21-0272
An interesting miso and miso soup restaurant, with seasonal dishes like kimchee nabe and several varieties of cabbage rolls.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-15-2. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
!Allt Gott (Swedish). 0422-21-2338
Excellent Scandinavian cooking from the former chef of Gamlastan in Kichijoji. Lunch starts at Y1500; dinner averages around Y4000 with drinks. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-28-1, Shibata Bldg. 2F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Il Cafe (Cafe). 0422-20-1306
The atmosphere at this hidden-away third-floor walkup is comfortable and homey, with big sofas and mismatched chairs and white concrete-block walls. A TV and stereo sit in one corner and an old-fashioned Tokyo-apartment-style kitchen takes up the back wall. There's even a small tatami corner. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-8-2-3F. Open noon-11pm daily.
Bicke (Beer bar). 0422-21-8775
The very spacious Bicke feels like an old-fashioned Tokyo bar, with dark wooden furnishings, a big-screen TV showing sports, and bouncy eighties R&B on the sound system. The beer selection is mostly Belgian, and mostly by the bottle, although if you check out the beer fridge you might find some US and other international craft beers not yet on the menu. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-13-7, Grandale Bldg 3F. Open 5pm-midnight (from 1pm weekends). Closed Wednesdays.
Parisienne (French). 0422-21-7133
Lunch Y1,800-6,000, dinner Y3,000-15,000.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-13-7, Grandale Bldg 4F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Harukiya (Ramen). 0422-20-5185
This branch of the famous Ogikubo honten serves classic Tokyo-style ramen in a shoyu soup that's made with dried sardines. The wonton-men is especially recommended.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-14-1. Open 11am-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Uoshin (Izakaya). 0422-23-2039
Good grilled fish, sashimi and sake from this small chain izakaya.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-18-8, 2F. Open 4pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Katsukura (Tonkatsu). 0422-23-8651
One of the best of the tonkatsu chains, Kyoto-based Katsukura offers nice side dishes like yuba (tofu-skin) croquettes and excellent Kyoto-style pickles. And they're open all afternoon if you need a late lunch.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-3-1, Tokyu Dept. Store 9F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Ume no Hana (Tofu). 0422-28-0320
Tofu and yuba specialties. Dinner from Y3600. [Go to branch review]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 2-3-1, Tokyu Dept. Store 9F. Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
!Yona Yona Beer Works (Beer bar). 0422-28-4740
This fourth branch of the popular Yona Yona beer bar, its first venue outside central Tokyo, offers the same lineup of a dozen or so beers from Nagano brewery Yo-Ho, including seasonal specials. The stylishly appointed, massive dining room is far flashier than pretty much anything else we've seen in Kichijoji, and it makes a lively and fun setting when the place is full. [Show more]
no smokingdecorSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honmachi 1-8-10, Kichijoji Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hokkaido Umai Mono Kan (Antenna shop). 0422-27-2904
The tasty things from Hokkaido sold here include a vast array of squid-related products, frozen herring and other fish, lots of cheeses, scallop soup, corn-flavored chocolates, and packages of caramels in interesting flavors. The gigantic wooden bear at the entrance makes this shop easy to find.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-11-5, Coppice Kichijoji B1F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
AB Cafe (Cafe). 0422-23-3778
A cute little cafe with snappy decor, free wifi and a simple, inexpensive food and drink menu.
decorSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-11-2, Michelle Kaihatsu Kosha Dai-ni Bldg B1F. Open noon-1am daily.
Kushiya Monogatari (Kushiage). 0422-28-7735
Good, all-you-can-eat kushiage from this very popular Osaka-based chain. Pick your own skewers of fish, meat and vegetables from the counter and deep-fry them yourself at your table. Y2500 for two hours. There are also inexpensive all-you-can-drink plans to go with your meal.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-11-30, Daiya Palace Kichijoji 2F. Open 4-11pm daily.
Sometime (Jazz club). 0422-21-6336
Jazz nightly from 7pm, from Y1500. Check their schedule for live events.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-11-31, Ishikawa Bldg. B1F. Open 7pm- daily.
Toriyoshi Shoten Kichijoji North (Yakitori). 0422-23-4567
This rebranded venture from the Toriyoshi chain offers a wider menu of izakaya fare, with everything from fried wontons to macaroni salad. At the core of the menu though you'll find their famous chicken dishes like spicy fried chicken wings, tsukune with raw egg, and sesame chicken livers. Lunch is served 11am-2pm. Budget around Y2500-3000 for dinner with drinks.
lateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-14-8. Open 24 hours a day.
Ippudo (Ramen). 0422-23-8186
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
lateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-18-1, Kichijoji New Plaza Bldg B1F. Open 11am-4am daily.
Screw Driver (Bar). 0422-20-5112
This small specialty bar offers the biggest selection of rums in Tokyo, with more than 400 varieties. They also stock 100 kinds of bourbon.
lateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-20-15, Toei Bldg 4F. Open 7pm-4am daily.
Ryukyu (Okinawan). 0422-21-6015
Mainly a place to drop in for an after-work drink of Okinawan awamori, they also have a full menu. The Okinawan soba is made from nice, roughly cut noodles and served in a peppery soup along with tasty stir-fried vegetables. Some of the other dishes can be a bit oily. The interior could best be described as "tropical kitsch," featuring seashell lamps and seashell beaded curtains.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Honcho 1-29-5, Sun Square 1F. (on a side street a few blocks behind Yodobashi Camera) Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Zenon (Cafe). 0422-29-0711
It may seem like you've walked halfway to Nishi-Ogikubo station, but when you get here you'll find a hip, very spacious cafe and art gallery that's lively at any hour of the day or night. In addition to gourmet teas and coffee you can choose from wine and beer, shochu and sake, plus an inexpensive cafe-style food menu.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 2-11-3. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.


Falconer's Cafe (Bird cafe). 0422-57-7762
Located just down the block from the Ghibli Museum, this cafe features a large glassed-in aviary space housing the owner's falcons, hawks and owls. The shop attracts a community of Tokyo bird-lovers, and some customers bring their own birds along. The cafe's small food menu features curry rice and stir-fried ginger pork. [Show more]
SunmapMitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 1-11-8. Open 1-7pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Kotori Cafe Kichijoji (Bird cafe). 0422-29-9224
Some two dozen finches, parakeets and other small birds are in residence at this second, smaller branch of Omotesando's Kotori Cafe, located right across the street from the Ghibli Museum. The birds occupy several glassed-in areas looking out onto the cafe, and provide a lively backdrop for a post-Ghibli coffee break. A coffee and cake set runs Y1620. [Show more]
SunmapMitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 1-14-7. Open 10:30am-6pm. Closed 3rd Tuesday.

South side

Musui (Cafe). 0422-26-7020
Bakery-cafe Musui is a handy place for visitors to Inokashira Park to stop for a snack, or to buy a picnic lunch. They offer deli and sandwich platters during the daytime, and pastas and simple meat and fish dishes after 6pm. In the mornings, bread, soup and beverage combos start at Y380. Lunch specials are served from 11am-2pm.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Gotenyama 1-5-7. Open 7am-11pm (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi Shoten Kichijoji South (Yakitori). 0422-76-7129
This rebranded venture from the Toriyoshi chain offers a wider menu of izakaya fare, with everything from fried wontons to macaroni salad. At the core of the menu though you'll find their famous chicken dishes like spicy fried chicken wings, tsukune with raw egg, and sesame chicken livers. Budget around Y2500-3000 for dinner with drinks.
lateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-10, MA Bldg. 1F. Open 11:30am-5am daily.
Toriyoshi (Kichijoji #2) (Yakitori). 0422-76-7140
Spicy Nagoya-style chicken wings are the specialty of the house at this popular yakitori chain.
lateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-1-5, Chudai Bldg. 2F. Open 5pm-5am daily.
Craft and Romance (Beer bar). 0422-24-6170
If you're looking for a craft-beer tasting flight after the other Kichijoji craft-beer bars have closed, this seventh-floor spot is worth knowing about. While we were disappointed by the food and service on multiple visits, and while seating can be cramped, we enjoyed the background music (mostly blues), and the terrace area looks like a pleasant place to sit when weather permits. Open late (to 3am) on Friday and Saturday evenings; open from 11am Saturdays and Sundays.
no smokinglateSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-5-3, Kichijoji Piatto 7F. Open 5pm-1am daily.
Calico (Cat cafe). 0422-29-8353
The best thing about Calico, one of Tokyo's very first cat cafes, is that there are plenty of cats to go around - some 24 at last count. Perhaps because of the high cat-to-human ratio, the cats here seem more relaxed and more pettable than average. There's a nice mix of exotic and more common breeds, most of them very photogenic. [Show more]
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-5-7, Yuki Bldg 4F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Pizzeria GG (Italian). 0422-26-5024
Thirty varieties of fantastic thin-crusted pizzas are ready to eat in or take out. The pizza makers trained in Naples, and they use a wood-burning pizza oven.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-17-1, Purejiru Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-3:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Peppermint Cafe (Bar). 0422-79-3930
A Kichijoji institution, more popular for its music, drinks and casually hip atmosphere than for the not-very-authentic Thai food.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-15-14, B1F. Open 5:30pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Toneri (Izakaya). 0422-46-2818
Seasonal izakaya fare and gourmet oden, plus very impressive lists of shochu and sake.
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-17-10, F&W Bldg. B1F. Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Kichijoji #4) (Yakitori). 0422-48-4600
The newest and fanciest Kichijoji branch of this excellent yakitoriya, at the entrance to Inokashira Park.
decorSunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 1-21-1, Inokashira Parkside Bldg. B1F. Open 11:30am-4, 4-11:30pm daily.
Africa Tairiku (African). 0422-49-7302
Popular with members of the African expat community, African Continent serves West African food and hosts regular concert nights. Menu suggestions include yam and fish soup, moimoi (tofu made from black eyed peas) and suiya (grilled mutton).
SunmapMusashino-shi, Kichijoji Minamicho 2-13-4, Unius Office One B103. Open 7pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
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