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Shibuya listings are organized along the major streets radiating outward from the central Shibuya station area.
Bordering neighborhoods:

Koen-dori (Parco to Kuyakusho)

Asahi Sushi - Sushi: Shibuya
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Reasonably priced, reliable sushi in a convenient department-store location.
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Fermier - Cheese shop: Shibuya
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
The main branch of Fermier is where many of the French restaurants in town buy their cheeses; this is a conveniently located outlet.
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Saigon - Vietnamese: Shibuya
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
A good take-out menu, and a few counter seats where you can grab a quick curry while shopping.
Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Seijo Ishii - Retail: Shibuya
Open 10am-9pm. Closed some Wednesdays.
Part of the Foodshow complex below Shibuya Station, this shop specializes in imported foods and liquors and offers a pretty wide selection.
Open 10am-9pm. Closed some Wednesdays.
Toraji - Korean: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A famous and very popular "Korean diner" serving yakiniku and other fare.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Maimon - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Great grilled chicken, oysters and regional sake from this popular chain (which also runs Megu in New York).
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Shibuya
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
California-style Mexican food and drinks, served in one of Tokyo's noisiest restaurants.
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Reliable pastas and other Italian dishes, with convenient late-night hours.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Shibuya
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
From the owners of the Zest Mexican chain, a lively, fun place serving Southeast Asian dishes. The food is tasty (although not extremely authentic), there's a big bar, and service is friendly and...
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Craftheads - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
There's an excellent range of nineteen craft beers on tap (mostly US and Japanese) at this stylish basement bar, plus some very hard-to-find bottled imports for when you want to splurge. It's also...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Zarigani Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Tucked away on a quiet side street near the Ward Office, Zarigani has a hip, Bohemian atmosphere far removed from the department-store shopping scene just a few blocks away. The music is bouncy and...
Open noon-11:30pm daily.

Inokashira-dori (Seibu to NHK)

La Boheme Qualita - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
This newest venture from the popular budget Italian chain promises to serve "an Italian mama's home-cooked meals."
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Tajimaya - Shabu-shabu: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu starts at Y1980 per person.
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Niku Ten no Kuni - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Fri, Sat -4:30am) daily.
Shibuya's Niku Yokocho (Meat Alley) is a collection of more than twenty tiny drinking spots, all of them featuring meat-centered cuisine, cheap alcohol, minimal decor and a very casual atmosphere. ...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Fri, Sat -4:30am) daily.
Kyushu - Kyushu: Shibuya
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; -11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
This long-established izakaya mini-chain serves excellent Kyushu cuisine and a good assortment of sake and shochu from the southern island. Especially recommended are the Kagoshima-style tonkotsu...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; -11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
BiOcafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Organic coffee and tea, breads made with 100% natural yeast, and a completely smoke-free environment - Bio Cafe provides body and mind a bit of respite in junk-food-glutted Shibuya. With its...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Raj Mahal - Indian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Decent budget curries from one of Tokyo's oldest Indian chains; budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Unosato - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Unosato was a pioneering sake specialty pub that's been here for decades, although nowadays their list looks fairly dated - decent-enough regional brands that you'll find at a hundred other izakaya,...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Jelly Jelly Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 10am-midnight daily.
It's a combination coworking space and game-board cafe, which somehow doesn't sound like the best idea for procrastinators. Over 100 board games are ready for you to try out. Until 6pm it's cafe...
Open 10am-midnight daily.
Astral Lamp - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
This cozy Shibuya hangout has a homey feel - literally. The cafe's six sections are all decorated to look like the rooms of a house. Make yourself comfortable in the bedroom, kitchen, or children's...
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue - Hawaiian: Shibuya
Open 10am-10:30pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
The Honolulu-based chain is known for their Hawaiian plate lunches - platters piled high with rice (white or brown), macaroni salad and main dishes like Loco Moco, mahi mahi and barbecue chicken.
Open 10am-10:30pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.

Center-gai

Mocha - Cat cafe: Shibuya
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Occupying the top two floors of a modern nine-story building in the middle of Shibuya, Mocha is quite attractively decorated and comfortably furnished, and offers nice panoramic views of the...
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Quattro - Club: Shibuya
One of Tokyo's longest-running live spaces, Quattro provides plenty of space to see local bands and international acts. And there's no smoking.
Aldgate - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
One of Shibuya's more serious craft beer bars, The Aldgate offers more than twenty craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
La Cucina - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
A pleasant, casual Italian kitchen with culinary ambitions that aren't always fulfilled. The assorted appetizers (Y3400 for five items) were outstanding, but the main dishes and pastas didn't quite...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
An American steak house with an Australian theme and a lively atmosphere. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime; party plans are a bit more. Lunch is served on weekends only.
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.

Tokyu Honten-dori, Bunkamura (station to Shoto)

Tsunahachi - Tempura: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Fresh, skillfully prepared tempura at friendly prices. Budget around Y1500-2000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Kujiraya - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
This traditional whale restaurant has been here forever, now occupying a tiny corner space underneath the 109 Building. Whale meat is served a dozen ways - as sashimi, deep-fried, on skewers, as...
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Shunju - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Top-class seasonal Japanese cooking from this well-regarded Tokyo-based chain. Prix-fixe dinners from Y4200 or a la carte.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Microcosmos - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
It's a bustling cafe-lounge space by day, with late-night dining and DJ club events on weekends. There's free wifi, although it's not exactly a laptop-conducive atmosphere.
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Gyossantei - Kyushu: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:50-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gyossantei is a great place to sample the regional cooking of Miyazaki Prefecture, along with good sake from around the country. The dining space is comfortable and informal, and large windows on...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:50-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tucano's - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
A huge, festive dining room serving all-you-can-eat grilled churrasco beef, pork and chicken, plus a salad buffet, for Y4000 (Y2900 at lunchtime).
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Uoshin - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Sashimi, grilled fish and sake.
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Viron - Bakery: Shibuya
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Great French cafe-style sandwiches, quiches and pastries to take out; there's also a pleasant cafe upstairs.
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Good-value grilled fish, snacks and sake in this lively late-night drinking spot. The specialty is himono (grilled dried fish) from around Japan. Budget around Y2000-3000 per person. There's often...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Deux Magots - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Tanto Tanto - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Upscale, by-the-book Italian cooking in a pleasantly large room. Lunch from Y1,500, dinner from Y5,000.
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Ten-ichi - Tempura: Shibuya
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Top-grade tempura from a famous Ginza-based shop. Full-course dinnertime menus from Y3500; lunch from Y1800.
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Goodbeer Faucets - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
One of Shibuya's roster of serious craft beer bars, Goodbeer Faucets offers more than forty beers on draft, focusing mainly on Japanese, American and Belgian brews. The spacious bar attracts a very...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good.
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Uoshin Yonban Third - Izakaya: Shibuya
Another branch of the excellent Uoshin chain, serving fresh fish and other izakaya fare.
Panzerotteria - Italian: Shibuya
Open noon-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Panzerotti - deep-fried savory pies that originated in Puglia, Italy - are the unusual specialty here. Around two dozen varieties are on offer, along with a selection of hams, cheeses, salads and...
Open noon-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.

Bunkamura to Kamiyamacho

Los Barbados - Bar: Shibuya
Open 11:45am-1am. Closed Sundays.
Despite its tiny size (just seven seats) and hard-to-find location, Los Barbados offers an impressive list of premium rums and a surprisingly diverse food menu, along with an excellent Afropop...
Open 11:45am-1am. Closed Sundays.
Zokkon - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Zokkon is a tastefully decorated, upscale izakaya with good food and an impressive sake selection. The sake list emphasizes daiginjo and other higher grades of sake, with three-part tasting flights...
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Pignon - French: Shibuya
Open 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good casual French cooking, with dishes like home-made merguez sausages, excellent quiches, chicken confit and lamb stew with cous cous. Budget around Y6000 at dinnertime.
Open 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Cheese Stand - Cheese: Shibuya
Open 11am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Artisanal mozzarella and ricotta cheeses are freshly made right here in Shibuya in this combination retail shop, cafe and factory. Take them home - fresh mozzarella is Y550/100g, ricotta Y470 - or...
Open 11am-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Yoyogi-Koen

Camelback - Sandwiches/ deli: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Mondays.
Modern, Japanese-inspired sandwiches prepared by a former sushi chef are served at this tiny take-out counter. Sushi-style tamagoyaki omelettes, steamed monkfish liver and home-cured lamb bacon are...
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Mondays.
Newzea Platform - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Occupying what must be one of Shibuya's thinnest buildings, this specialty bar serves around two dozen New Zealand wines, including several by the glass, as well as three different beers from Stoke,...
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Bondi Cafe Yoyogi Beach Park - Cafe: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 9am-2am daily.
A spacious cafe with an Australian beach motif, Bondi serves international-style cafe fare, including pizzas from a wood-burning oven, along with reasonably priced wines (Y2200 for a 500ml carafe of...
Open 9am-2am daily.
Fuglen - Bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and artisanal cocktails are served at this very stylish Norwegian bar - the main branch is in Oslo. During the day they offer serious espresso beverages and tea,...
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Ahiru Store - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Good luck getting into this "secret wine bar" that everybody knows about; they don't take reservations after 6:30pm, so be prepared to line up. Wines from the rotating list - mostly French, mostly...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Hashiya - Yoshoku: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
This Japanese-spaghetti pioneer has been offering their unique take on pasta since the 1950s, with over sixty variations on the menu. One of the more popular options features sea urchin, squid and...
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Dog Heart - Animal cafe: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11am-7pm daily.
A pack of happy, tail-wagging pups greeted us in boisterous fashion upon our arrival at Dog Heart, letting us know that we'd be in for a lively afternoon at one of Tokyo's more gregarious animal...
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Cristiano's - Portuguese: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
One of Tokyo better Portuguese restaurants, with nice grilled dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
Open 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Arms - Burgers: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Good burgers to go, including some interesting seasonal variations, at this take-out-only branch of the popular gourmet burger shop. They also offer delivery service to most of Shibuya-ku.
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Roast Works: The Coffeeshop - Coffee shop: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 10am-8pm daily.
After you've selected the type of coffee bean, you can take your pick from Aeropress, French press or hand-dripped preparation for your cup of freshly made coffee. They also sell a couple of dessert...
Open 10am-8pm daily.

Dogenzaka

Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Shibuya
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.
Cona - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
It's hard to beat the prices at this casual wine bar in Shibuya. All of the 70+ varieties of wine are available for Y1900. Choose your own bottle from the small glass cellar, or ask for...
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #1) - Yakitori: Shibuya
Open 4pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Spicy chicken wings and interesting Nagoya-style stews in a casual late-night izakaya.
Open 4pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Reikyo - Taiwanese: Shibuya
Open noon-2pm, 5-midnight (LO). Closed Thursdays.
A late-night Shibuya standby - they've been here for decades, serving good-quality Taiwanese specialties at reasonable prices.
Open noon-2pm, 5-midnight (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Uobei - Sushi: Shibuya
Open 11am-midnight daily.
"Conveyor-belt sushi without the conveyor belt" is how Uobei describe themselves. Make your selections on the multilingual touchscreen order pad, and a minute or two later your sushi will be whisked...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #2) - Yakitori: Shibuya
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Good spicy chicken wings and izakaya specialties from Nagoya like miso-stewed daikon. Open to 4am Friday and Saturday nights.
Open 4pm-4am daily.
Maishin - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Maishin is worth knowing about for their serious sake selection and their Sunday hours, a day of the week when many sake specialists are taking a holiday. You'll find lots of limited-edition...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Fab Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.
Equipped with laser cutters and a 3D printer, Fab Cafe encourages its patrons to turn their stylish ideas into stylish physical objects. The bright and convivial space feels like a beehive of...
Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.
Ringer Hut Shibuya Dogenzaka - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 11am-4am daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 11am-4am daily.
Hemel - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am daily.
"Hemel Belgian Beer and Food" lives up to their name - this comfortable wood-paneled bar offers an appealing menu of Belgian and European food to go with their extensive list of over 100 beers.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Gompachi - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Japanese cuisine and a late-night sushi bar.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Legato - International: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tokyo fusion cuisine and an excellent view of Shibuya, managed by Global Dining (Stellato, Tableaux). The sommelier has put together a widely varied list of good wines that are all priced at Y4500...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kaikaya - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Japanese-style sashimi and grilled fish with international influences, like their garlicky salmon/avocado carpaccio and their deep-fried squid with blue cheese dressing and roast garlic.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sake to Sakana - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
This small, mostly counter-bar shop serves creative cuisine and an interesting sake selection, with an emphasis on the dry, karakuchi end of the scale. (This is the new incarnation of Sakanatei, a...
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Frankenstein - German: Shibuya
Open noon-2:30, 5:30pm-3am daily.
German beers from Franziskaner, Flensburger and Spaten breweries are served on tap here, mostly priced at Y1100 for a regular glass (330ml). There's also a range of German food, with a focus on...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30pm-3am daily.
Tamoiyanse - Kyushu: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-2am (-midnight Sat, Sun) daily.
Excellent southern Kyushu specialties made from freshly flown-in ingredients. The tonkotsu-ni, chunks of pork stewed in shochu overnight, was especially outstanding, as was the chawan-mushi. The bar...
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-2am (-midnight Sat, Sun) daily.
Kuumba du Falafel - Middle Eastern: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; Sun -6). Closed Mondays.
Falafel sandwiches and platters, hummus and lentil soup are served at this tiny eight-seat cafe, and everything is available to take out.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; Sun -6). Closed Mondays.

Between Dogenzaka and Route 246

Hobgoblin Pub - British pub: Shibuya
Open 5pm-late (Sat, Sun from noon) daily.
A British-style pub popular with foreigners; they serve British ales (many on draft) and food, with sports events shown on a big-screen TV.
Open 5pm-late (Sat, Sun from noon) daily.
Tharros - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Very good Sardinian cuisine and wines; budget around Y7000-8000 for dinner.
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Failte - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-1am daily.
Run by a Belgian beer bar chain, Failty features beers imported directly from Ireland, plus twenty different wines and food prepared by a French chef.
Open 5:30pm-1am daily.
Komagata Dojo (Shibuya-ten) - Unagi: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The Shibuya branch of a famous dojo specialty shop in Asakusa. (Dojo is a small, eel-like fish.) Dinner from Y3,000, lunch from Y700.
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Creoru - Takoyaki: Shibuya
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Takoyaki, kushiage and yakisoba are served Osaka-style here at this late-night, Osaka-based shop. There's a big takoyaki grill in the front take-out window, a small six-seat counter on the ground...
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Madrid - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
A two-story late-night Spanish bar and restaurant, with your choice of bar snacks and wines or a complete Spanish meal. The upstairs restaurant has a nice selection of charcoal-grilled meats.
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Shibuya House - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
A slightly more upscale relative of the wine bar Cona that features a standing area on the ground floor, a wine bar on the second, and table seating on the third. All pizza and pasta dishes are...
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
Yamaya - Liquor shop: Shibuya
Open 10am-10pm daily.
This supermarket-sized branch of the national discount liquor chain stocks a wide assortment of imported foods as well as all kinds of booze.
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Yamashiroya - Japanese: Shibuya
Open noon-1:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Modern Kyoto-style cuisine in a very tasteful dining space. The rather elaborate nine-course dinner menu is Y3990, and it changes every month; lunch starts at Y1890. Drinks include Italian wines...
Open noon-1:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Midori-zushi - Sushi: Shibuya
Open 11am-10pm daily.
A branch of the famous sushi shop in Umegaoka, popular for their high-quality fish and reasonable prices (Y3000-5000 with a few drinks). There can be long lines at peak hours. Take-out is also...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Bikini Tapa - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
A bit more ambitious than your typical tapas joint, Bikini offers "modern Catalan cuisine," including an extensive selection of pinchos and other small dishes. The Y1800 special lunch includes a...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Wasserfall - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sun -12) daily.
A sister shop of the nearby Hawaiian-themed Wailele, Wasserfall offers an impressively wide selection of German beers, including four on draft. The several dozen bottled beers are organized by...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sun -12) daily.
Ankara - Turkish: Shibuya
Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
A very appetizing selection of appetizers and an impressive assortment of kebabs and chef's specialties for such a small restaurant. The chef isn't afraid of spices, using more red pepper and garlic...
Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Wailele - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
This lively after-work bar is one of the "Cerveza Gym" trio of specialty beer bars, devoting their two to four taps to American craft beers from breweries like Sound, Diamond Knot and Maui. Just as...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
JBS Shibuya - Bar: Shibuya
Open 2-11pm daily.
The initials stand for Jazz Blues Soul, but the huge, 11,000-disk vinyl collection here also includes an impressive selection of old-school hiphop from the seventies through the nineties. Customers...
Open 2-11pm daily.
Blen Blen Blen - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
If you're thirsty for a cachaca cocktail in the wee hours of the night, follow the circle-stamped road past Mark City to Blen Blen Blen. This bone fide Brazilian bar, tucked into a faded white...
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
Hua Tai Cha So - Tea shop: Shibuya
Open 10:30am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A sister shop to the main Hamamatsucho branch, with a large tearoom and a retail shop selling tea leaves and equipment. The tearoom is open until 5pm, and the retail shop until 8pm.
Open 10:30am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Sakuragaokacho

Ringer Hut Shibuya South Exit - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 10am-5am daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 10am-5am daily.
Amusement - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4:30am; Sun -10pm). Open every day.
Worth knowing about for their late-night hours, this comfortably scruffy basement bar-restaurant looks like it's been frozen in time since the early eighties. They offer a handful of interesting...
Open 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4:30am; Sun -10pm). Open every day.
Fujiya Honten - Bar: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
This very popular after-work stand bar offers decent food and inexpensive wines. The atmosphere is lively and fun, although it can get rather smoky in the wintertime when the doors are closed.
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Hong Kong Roji - Chinese: Shibuya
Open 11am-3, 5-11pm daily.
The specialty is okayu (rice gruel), and they also serve assorted dumplings and noodle dishes.
Open 11am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Mary Jane - Jazz kissaten: Shibuya
Open noon-11pm (Fri -midnight) daily.
You'll hear all sorts of jazz here, with an emphasis on the lastest CDs from American and European musicians. Besides the great music you can also enjoy good food - they serve delicious soups and...
Open noon-11pm (Fri -midnight) daily.
Sorano - Tofu: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
The Shibuya branch of this Osaka tofu-maker is clearly aimed at a youngish audience, with flashy decor and relatively low prices. Located alongside the JR tracks in Sakuragaokacho, it has a gorgeous...
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Kantipur - Nepalese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good Nepalese food, large portions, and great background music. Budget around Y2000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tio Tio - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
This cute and casual tapas bar is popular with the after-work crowd in Shibuya. Start with a glass of fino sherry or a copa de cava for Y500 and ask the staff to shave a few slices off the joint of...
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
JZ Brat - Jazz club: Shibuya
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
A popular venue for jazz and R&B acts from home and abroad.
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Coucagno - French: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Fancy French food with a skyscraper view; prix-fixe dinners from Y8000, with lots of good wines in the Y10,000-15,000 range.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Daylight Kitchen - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's more child-friendly dining spots, Daylight Kitchen serves "everyday natural food" and provides special menus for babies and older kids.
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Sakuragaoka Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.
A pair of rather cute goats, living in a pen in front of the shop, are one of the main draws at this lively neighborhood cafe. The interior is spacious, filled with mismatched, comfortable chairs...
Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.
Miraflores - Peruvian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
This small but festive shop offers a good range of authentic Peruvian specialties, including Andes potato soup, seafood stews and a "Plato Campesino" Andes picnic platter. There's usually bouncy...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Ayung Teras - Indonesian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
These days Tokyo has plenty of Southeast Asian restaurants, but few are as charming and satisfying as Ayung Teras in Shibuya. The decor is decidedly Indonesian, quite dense with handicrafts and art,...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Cabotte - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Well off the beaten track in Sakuragaokacho, this cozy little wine bar is a nice place to share a bottle with friends on a rainy evening. There's no wine list - the owner will choose something for...
Open 6pm-2am daily.

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Bongout Noh - French: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am daily.
The Buri group run a couple of popular standup sake bars (Buchi in Shibuya, Buri in Ebisu), and now they've opened a standup French bistrot, with similarly inexpensive food and 100 different wines. ...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Big Hawaiian-style hamburgers and assorted sandwiches, plus Hawaiian microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Moja in the House - American: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Moja's version of chicken and waffles is the main draw here - they pair very crispy fried chicken with tasty, somewhat crunchy waffles, plus unusual side dishes of red coleslaw and kale salad.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Streamer Coffee Company - Coffee shop: Shibuya
Open 8am-7pm daily.
Well-contructed lattes and nice latte art, plus free wifi, in a relaxed atmosphere. Open noon-6pm weekends.
Open 8am-7pm daily.
347 Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This big, trendy cafe has a large terrace with ample outdoor seating and even a small swimming pool on the third and fourth floors of this Shibuya shopping complex.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Nana - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Obanzai-ryori (Kyoto-style home cooking) is the main draw here; budget around Y4000 for dinner.
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Satei Hato - Coffee shop: Shibuya
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
This old-school Tokyo kissaten serves coffee that's rich, strong, and packs a kick. Well-chosen beans and careful preparation translate into superb quality. Not only are the brews top-notch,...
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Gontran Cherrier Bakery - Bakery: Shibuya
Open 7:30am-9pm daily.
The first Tokyo "artisanal bakery" from famous French baker Gontran Cherrier produces first-rate breads, pastries and sandwiches. The selection includes some interesting Japanese-inspired items like...
Open 7:30am-9pm daily.
Concombre - French: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Old-school traditional budget French cuisine in a tightly packed, sometimes smoky dining room.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ima mo Mukashiya - Japanese regional: Shibuya
Open 5:30-2am (LO) daily.
The warm, cozy atmosphere and friendly service are the draw at this casual Hokkaido-inspired izakaya. The cooking is home-style and simple, - some highlights have included smoked salmon with a...
Open 5:30-2am (LO) daily.
Motomura Miyamasuza-ten - Gyukatsu: Shibuya
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Excellent deep-fried beef cutlet is the draw at this popular beef specialist; prices start at Y1200 for a single portion of meat, or Y1900 for a double portion, with rice and side dishes.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Ankara (Miyamasuzaka-ten) - Turkish: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Nicely prepared mezes and kebabs from an extensive menu. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sunday dinner only.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cream of the Crop Coffee - Coffee shop: Shibuya
Open 8am-9pm daily.
Espresso, drip coffee, coffee beans, and pastries from this conveniently located coffee specialist, one of several in the Hikarie complex. They also sell teas from Paris-based Betjeman and Barton.
Open 8am-9pm daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ibeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Le Sun Palm offers ten Japanese craft beers on tap - a fairly average selection, with reasonably priced half pints if you just want a quick beer on the run. Almost all draft beers are Y530 for 240ml...
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Nagi - Ramen: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-3am daily.
Classic Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork-bone soup) ramen.
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-3am daily.
Tokyo Family Restaurant - Cafe: Shibuya
Open noon-4, 6-11pm (LO; Sat 6-11pm). Closed Sundays.
TFR presents an eclectic menu of ethnic cuisines from around the world, including tagines, couscous and other Middle Eastern dishes. Monday through Thursday evenings an every-changing roster of...
Open noon-4, 6-11pm (LO; Sat 6-11pm). Closed Sundays.
Ishinohana - Bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
This stylishly retro watering hole in Shibuya serves original cocktails crafted with precision and panache. Bartender Shinobu Ishigaki has a winning way with unusual flavor combinations and mixes...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Seat Mania - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-10pm. Closed Saturdays.
As the name indicates, vintage designer chairs are the defining feature of this funky cafe situated between Shibuya and Aoyama. They serve crepes, sandwiches, and a variety of pasta and rice dishes,...
Open 11:30am-10pm. Closed Saturdays.
Nakamura - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 6-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Occupying the second floor of a newish office building, Nakamura is a very tastefully appointed modern izakaya, with sophisticated lighting and sleek furnishings. A full crew of chefs work in the...
Open 6-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Good Meals Shop - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Run by the friendly folks at Tokyo Family Restaurant, Good Meals is most notable for their comfortable second-floor "stand" area, where you can pick out some nice imported craft beers from the...
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tiri Tiri - Curry: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3pm. Closed Sat, Sun.
Good Indian-style Japanese curry at this lunchtime-only counter. Medium-spicy variations include tomato, chickpea, lentil, pork, chicken, lettuce, cheese, mixed-vegetable (potato, carrot, chickpea),...
Open 11:30am-3pm. Closed Sat, Sun.
Belgo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to...
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
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