Shimbashi, Shiodome, Hamamatsucho
Note: Listings for restaurants closer to Toranomon station can be found on the Azabu-Juban page.

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.


Mimiu (Shimbashi - Japanese regional). 3503-3350
Udon-suki from Osaka is the specialty of the house (Y3,500 per person); they also have seasonal dinners priced at Y5,800-7,800, and their own house brand of sake.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-5-6. Open 11:30am-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Shimbashi Yakiton (Shimbashi - Yakiton). 3539-4838
This after-work standing bar serves up excellent charcoal-grilled skewers of pork and chicken plus cheap drinks in an extremely casual setting. The ceiling is festooned with paper lanterns advertising beer and liquor brands. Patrons - mostly Shimbashi office workers stopping in for a drink on the way home - can stand at upturned barrels, communal tables or a long counter in front of the grill. There's also some outdoor standing room, which may be somewhat less smoky depending on your luck. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 1-14-8. Open 4-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kojiro (Shimbashi - Japanese). 3508-1258
Seafood is the star at this reasonably priced counter shop - the owner is a fisherman and he often serves his own catch alongside the daily selections from Tsukiji. The sake list is well above average for a place this size: five regular labels plus five guest slots reserved for seasonal brews. Lunch is a great deal - Y900 gets you an excellent kaisen donburi with anago, salmon and negitoro. Dinner runs around Y3500 with drinks.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-1-5. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:45pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Ishii (Shimbashi - Izakaya). 3593-0141
If you're a sake afficianado you'll be delighted by the stellar selection at this unpretentious little izakaya. Chances are you'll make some interesting discoveries, and perhaps even meet a brewer who's dropped in for a drink while visiting Tokyo. The sake list changes weekly, and features many limited-edition, seasonal bottles from small craft breweries - the kind of selections that are seldom sold in retail stores. [Show more]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-15-10, Ishibashi Bldg 1F. Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Moyan Curry (Shimbashi - Curry). 6205-4288
Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines and cocktails. [Go to branch review]
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-15-12, KL Central Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Shutei Kikuhime (Shimbashi - Izakaya). 3597-1515
Managed by the famous Kikuhime sake brewery in Ishikawa Prefecture, this izakaya showcases Kikuhime sake and shochu. You can try twenty-one types of Kikuhime sake, plus a few more seasonal specials, as well as four types of shochu. Prix-fixe dinners are Y6000, and there's a big a la carte menu of sashimi and other sake-drinking snacks.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-15-17. Open 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Karayama (Shimbashi - Chicken). 3519-7997
While many serious karaage shops will custom-fry each order, Karayama seems to have a big enough turnover that they can often serve you an order of hot, freshly fried chicken as soon as you sit down. Most of the menu items are either teishoku or bento meals, with rice and soup, but if you look carefully at the ticket machine you can find the buttons to order chicken by the piece. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-16-11, New Shimbashi Bldg 1F. Open 10:30am-10pm (LO). Closed 2nd Sunday.
Ringer Hut (Shimbashi - Japanese regional). 3436-4453
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 above but in a pork-based soup). Side dishes include gyoza dumplings (regular, cheese, and mentaiko-cheese) and fried rice.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-11-2. Open 10am-5am (Sun -10pm) daily.
Queen of Chickens (Shimbashi - Italian). 6809-2595
This lively after-work drinking spot is called "Queen of Chickens" - and what more do you need to know? Well, if you must have details, they serve a lovely roast chicken, flavored with rosemary, garlic and various secret herbs (so we were told), for just Y1880. Wines start at Y2700 per bottle. Your Y680 (per person) table charge sounds hefty, but it entitles you to a bottomless serving of bagna calda, with refills of both seasonal vegetables and the warm anchovy-infused sauce, which doubles as a tasty dip for the roast potatoes that arrive alongside your chicken. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-8-8. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tsukada Nojo (Shimbashi - Japanese regional). 5408-1872
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 for dinner with drinks. [Go to branch review]
SunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 4-5-1, Urban Shimbashi Bldg 1F. Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Bono (Shimbashi - Beer bar). 3434-5330
A tiny, half standing bar, Oyster Bar Bono is notable for their selection of eight Japanese craft beers on tap, priced at Y690 (+tax) for a medium-sized glass. The food menu is relatively inexpensive, and features small pizzas as well as oysters. Open noon-10pm (LO) weekends.
SunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 4-6-6. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Dedesuke (Shimbashi - Izakaya). 3431-3442
Most Shimbashi drinking spots close before midnight, but if you've somehow managed to miss the last train, Dedesuke is certainly worth knowing about. Open until 4am, this casual izakaya serves budget wines, a handful of well-chosen sake, and great charcoal-grilled pork, chicken, and A5-grade beef. Budget around Y2500-4000 for food and drink.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-16-4. Open 4pm-3am (LO; Sun 1-10pm) daily.
Kago (Shimbashi - Kyushu). 3432-2486
The regional specialties of Kagoshima (southern Kyushu) are served, including tonkotsu (pork stewed in shochu) and chicken sashimi. They also have a selection of southern Kyushu shochu (distilled liquor), including the distinctive imo-jochu (made from sweet potatoes).
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-17-5, Hama Bldg. 2F. Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Brasserie Beer Blvd. (Shimbashi - Beer bar). 6435-9266
A pleasantly appointed craft-beer venture from the former manager of the legendary Dry Dock bar, Beer Blvd includes a very casual standing area as well as tables. Six or seven taps dispense both US and Japanese craft beers, at Y1000-1200 per pint. The frites are good, but otherwise food menu here can be hit or miss. (Open Saturdays 4-11pm)
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 5-10-8, Culture Center Bldg 2F. Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Kuri (Shimbashi - Bar). 3438-3375
Run by the Moto-Azabu liquor shop Kurihara, this is a larger branch of the original Kuri in Ginza, specializing in sake and shochu. For your tasting cnovenience, sake comes in small (60ml) glasses as an option. Their list of posted rules includes a prohibition on strong perfumes and smoking. [Go to branch review]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-19-4, Sakurai Bldg 2F. Open 4-11:30pm (drink LO). Closed Sundays.
Nozaki (Shimbashi - Izakaya). 6430-3329
Fine food and an excellent sake selection at this very unpretentious after-work izakaya. Budget around Y3000 for food and drink.
SunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-19-4, Shinkyo Bldg 1F. Open 5-11:30pm (Sat, Sun -10:30) daily.
Salsa Cabana Centro (Shimbashi - Tex-Mex). 3437-7757
Solid Tex-Mex food and friendly service at this business-district branch of the popular Yotsuya restaurant.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 4-15-4. Open 4-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Ayumasa (Shimbashi - Japanese regional). 3431-7448
This Tokyo branch of a Shimane-based kappo restaurant serves exquisite seasonal seafood - including fugu - from that region. Full-course dinners range from Y7,000-17,000.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 4-21-14. Open 5-10pm (9pm Sat). Closed Sun; 2nd, 4th Sat.
Hakobune (Shimbashi - Japanese regional). 3574-7890
Charcoal-grilled fish and seafood from the Hokuriku region of northern Honshu are the specialty at this robata-style izakaya. They also stock more than 100 kinds of sake. The food is good, but the atmosphere can get hot, noisy and smoky depending on the size of the crowd. English-speaking staff and English menus are available. Easy-to-order prix-fixe menus start at Y4000, or budget around Y6000 for a la carte.
mapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-1-2, Asoruti Higashi Shinbashi 2F. Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Shimbashi-kan (Shimbashi - Antenna shop). 6280-6474
This dual-purpose prefectural antenna shop showcases the agricultural and other products of both Tottori and Okayama prefectures. You'll find the usual assortment of fresh produce, frozen seafood, and quite a bit of sake from small local producers. Upstairs on the second floor is a small cafe serving local dishes.
SunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 1-11-7, Shimbashi Center Place 1/2F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Kagawa/Ehime Setouchi Shunsai-Kan (Shimbashi - Antenna shop). 3574-7792
Run jointly by two of the four prefectures located on the island of Shikoku, this fairly large antenna shop sells groceries on the first floor and prepares udon noodles and local seafood dishes in the second-floor all-day restaurant (03-5537-2684). Olives are an important local crop, represented here by olive pastes, olive herbal seasonings, olive curries, olive-leaf teas, and olive oil. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-19-10. Open 10am-8pm daily.
Shinshu Osake Mura (Shimbashi - Bar). 3572-5488
People don't come to Shinshu Osake Mura for the atmosphere, or the music (there isn't any). There aren't even any chairs. The reason to visit this hole-in-the-wall, standing-only sake bar, located on the ground floor of one of Shimbashi's most ancient office buildings, is the great sake list. [Show more]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-20-15, Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg #1 1F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Vivo Daily Stand (Shimbashi - Wine bar). 6280-6460
Wine by the glass and casual French snacks at very reasonable prices - most snacks are Y400, while wines are Y500-700 per glass.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-20-15, Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg #1 1F. Open 7am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
!Nanakura (Shimbashi - Udon). 3571-5012
Originally just a small counter shop serving udon noodles, Nanakura has since grown into a full-sized, very lively after-work izakaya with a focus on fresh seafood. The excellent, rather unique udon is still a big draw though, and worth a special trip on its own. The noodles here are cut much thinner than average, and are served with a rich, fatty, and amazingly tasty duck-based dipping sauce. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-20-15, Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg #1 2F. Open 11:20am-2:10, 5-9pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Tabibito (Shimbashi - Bar). 3573-5055
Premium sake is the focus at this charming drinking spot, and proprietress will construct three-part tasting flights based on your preferences. Flights generally cost around Y1500-1700 - perhaps a tad higher than average, but worth it for the personal service and outstanding selection. The Y300 table charge includes a nice plate of sake-friendly snacks, and miso soup is complimentary - just help yourself. The crowd seems to get more lively (and bigger) after 10pm.
mapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 2-20-15, Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg #1 2F. Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
Kohju (Shimbashi - Izakaya). 3575-0939
Good food and an excellent selection of hard-to-find premium sakes make this hidden-away basement spot worth looking for. The ceiling is plastered with sake labels, and customers include serious sake connoisseurs as well as the usual after-work Shimbashi crowd.
mapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-2-17, B1F. Open 5:30-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
!Dry Dock (Shimbashi - Beer bar). 5777-4755
Perhaps this isn't the narrowest bar in Tokyo, but it's certainly the narrowest bar offering such an impressive class of craft beers, both domestic and imported. Cleverly, the tiny space is fashioned to resemble a yacht, with porthole windows and nautical decor throughout. Three small tables fill the upper deck, while the lower deck is standing-room only, with space for maybe seven or eight along the port-side bar. [Show more]
no smokingmapMinato-ku, Shimbashi 3-25-10. Open 5pm-12:30am. Closed Sundays.


Fish Bank (Shiodome - French). 3569-7171
This modern French-Japanese seafood-centered restaurant features a splashy entrance hall (literally - it comes complete with waterfall) and a gorgeous two-story main dining room with views of the Rainbow Bridge. Prix-fixe menus from Y6800, with an optional 4-glass "wine bank" for Y3950.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-5-2, Shiodome City Center 41F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Oregon Bar & Grill (Shiodome - Steak house). 6215-8585
Grilled seafood and steaks from Oregon. Charcoal-grilled dry-aged steaks start at Y3800; there's also a nice selection of Oregon wines. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-5-2, Shiodome City Center 42F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Washoku En (Shiodome - Japanese). 5537-2096
Excellent Japanese dishes, creatively prepared and served. There's also a fantastic view of Ginza. [Go to branch review]
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-5-2, Shiodome City Center 42F. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
!Hibiki (Shiodome - Izakaya). 6215-8051
Good-quality grilled fish and chicken, home-made tofu and seasonal specialties at this upscale izakaya. Weekday lunches start at Y1200, and the deluxe Y2800 lunch includes tofu, sashimi and Yamagata beef steak. There's an impressive nighttime view of Tokyo Bay. Budget around Y6000 at dinnertime.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-8-1, Caretta Shiodome 46F. Open 11am-3, 5-11:30pm daily.
Din Tai Fung (Shiodome - Dim sum). 5537-2081
Spectacular Taipei-style, hot-broth-squirting xiao long bao (shoronpo dumplings) and other dimsum fare. The weekend lines may look daunting, but don't worry - they move very quickly. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-8-2, Caretta Shiodome B2F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sandiya (Shiodome - Izakaya). 6253-7155
If you're looking for a budget izakaya with decent food and sake amid the overpriced eateries of Shiodome, Sandiya is worth checking out. More than twenty different craft sake, from labels like Tedorigawa and Sugata, are served here along with down-to-earth izakaya fare like tatsuta-fried chicken, cheese tempura and yakisoba. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-8-2, Caretta Shiodome B2F. Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9) daily.
Shochu Authority (Shiodome - Liquor shop). 5537-2105
To say that this retail liquor specializes in shochu is an understatement: they stock 2300 varieties of the potent Kyushu spirits, and are ready to offer expert advice and tastings.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-8-2, Caretta Shiodome B2F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Tsunahachi Sui (Shiodome - Tempura). 6215-8278
Sui is one of the premium branches of the popular Tsunahachi chain, offering deluxe tempura meals from Y6300 at dinnertime. Lunch starts at Y945.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-8-2, Caretta Shiodome B2F. Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Drunk Bears (Shiodome - Beer bar). 3571-8801
This unpretentious pub serves a big assortment of beers from around the world, including some unusual finds (Rugenbrau from Switzerland) and a few nice Belgians and popular US brands like Sam Adams and Anchor Steam. The food includes lots of fried items (chicken, potatoes) as well as nachos and quesadillas.
mapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-9-1, Pedi Shiodome 2F. Open 11am-11:30pm. Closed Sat, Sun.
Ginzo (Shiodome - Sushi). 3571-7678
This is sort of a fish-centered izakaya rather than a standard sushi shop - there's a big selection of nigiri-zushi from the counter, but they also serve lots of grilled fish and sashimi along with a few decent regional sakes.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-9-1, Pedi Shiodome 2F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Komeraku (Shiodome - Japanese). 3572-6621
Choose from over 30 varieties of chazuke - with both katsuo- and pork-based broth - at this modest little budget shop. Side dishes and drinks are served in the evening, plus chazuke-centered set meals like pork shogayaki. Take-out is available.
SunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-9-1, Pedi Shiodome 2F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
TwentyEight (Shiodome - Bar). 6388-8000
Located in the lobby of the Conrad Hotel, TwentyEight is an oasis of muted monochromes with discrete edges. Dusk is arguably the best time to visit; calm settles over the space as the sunlight fades and votive candles flicker to life. The scene gets busier in the evenings, when the after-work crowd rolls in and the live band strikes up, but beware the Y1800 seating charge after 8pm. [Show more]
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-9-1, Conrad Tokyo Hotel 28F. Open 9am-midnight daily.
!Tateru Yoshino (Shiodome - French). 6252-1155
Modern French cuisine from chef Tateru Yoshino, formerly of the Michelin-starred Stella Maris in Paris. The menu includes dishes like risotto of watercress with frogs legs; carpaccio of Canadian shrimp with corn ice cream; duck foie gras with crystalized eggplant in cacao sauce; and roast lamb with pumpkin puree. The attached wine bar offers cheaper a la carte options and very late hours for this office neighborhood. [See FULL REVIEW.]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-7-1, Park Hotel Tokyo 25F. Open 7-10:30am, 11:30-2pm, 6-9pm (LO) daily.


Dong Fang Ting (Hamamatsucho - Szechuan). 5405-9191
Good Szechuan cooking at reasonable prices in a casual neighborhood spot. The prix-fixe dinners with open bar, priced from Y3000 for two hours, are especially popular. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime, and Y800 for lunch.
SunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 1-12-5. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Soul Bird (Hamamatsucho - Beer bar). 6450-1639
This laid-back neighborhood craft-beer bar feels like a comfortable place to have an after-work party or just hang out. The soundtrack is an eclectic mix of soul music and Japanese rock and pop, and the interior has a rough-hewn, casual feel, with a wide counter bar, high tables and a spacious back room to handle whatever crowds may turn up. [Show more]
mapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 1-20-5. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Zoot (Hamamatsucho - Ramen). 6459-0660
Serving very good ramen by day, in the evenings Zoot turns into a comfortable wine-bar/bistro. The shio ramen with egg comes in a chicken-based broth, with fried garlic chips, croutons and a lemon slice; there are also a variety of tsukemen dishes.
mapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 1-28-4. Open 11:30am-2:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Aen (Hamamatsucho - International). 5776-0831
Healthy seasonal cuisine with lots of vegetables is the attraction at Aen, and the spacious, plant-filled dining area is a pleasant place to enjoy it. The menu is mix of dishes from everywhere - gorgonzola-honey pizza; stir-fried vegetables in XO sauce; stewed Berkshire pork with tomatoes; natto salad. The Y1680 lunchtime buffet includes your choice of one main dish; dinner averages Y3000 before drinks.
SunmapMinato-ku, Kaigan 1-2-20, Shiodome Building 1F. Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Franz Club (Hamamatsucho - German). 6430-0128
A spacious bar serving meaty German fare and great beer. Four German brews from Spaten and Franziskaner are on draft (starting at Y600/glass) with several more by the bottle. The Y3500 prix-fixe menu consists of assorted German hams, sausages, pork cutlets, spaetzel dumplings in cheese sauce, and a pretzel. Unusual for this neighborhood, they're open till 4am Thursday and Friday nights.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Kaigan 1-2-20, Shiodome Building 1F. Open 11am-2, 5-10pm; Thu/Fri 3am; Sat/Sun 8pm. Open every day.
Italiana Enoteca D'Oro (Hamamatsucho - Italian). 6383-1522
There's no need for an elaborate meal if you're not in the mood; here you can settle in with a simple pizza margherita, a sampling of their fifteen different hams and salamis, and a nice bottle or two of Italian wine. The cellar stocks around 300-400 different bottles, so it may take awhile to choose. Open late Thursday and Friday evenings; budget from Y4000 at dinnertime with drinks.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Kaigan 1-2-20, Shiodome Building 1F. Open 11am-4, 5-10:30pm (LO; 3am Thu/Fri). Open every day.
Kuruma (Hamamatsucho - Yakitori). 3438-1616
An upscale yakitori chain featuring delectable free-range birds from Miyazaki Prefecture - charcoal-grilled, fried, stewed, and even raw. The interior is simple and pleasantly decorated, with a lively counter area at its heart. Budget around Y4500 for food and drink.
decorSunmapMinato-ku, Kaigan 1-2-20, Shiodome Building 1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-11:15pm (LO) daily.
Kaba (Hamamatsucho - Izakaya). 6802-3370
With its corrugated metal facade, utilitarian stools, colorful banners and noisily shouted greetings, Kaba strives for a down-home feel and is probably the most boisterous spot in the Hamasite Gourmet complex. The mainstay on the menu is seafood flown in fresh daily from the San-in region of Western Honshu - some thirty or forty varieties, both raw and grilled. There are also dozens of sake from Shimane and Tottori, and a comprehensive English menu covering both food and drink (all but the daily specials). Budget around Y4000 with drinks.
SunmapMinato-ku, Kaigan 1-2-20, Shiodome Building 2F. Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Ringer Hut (Hamamatsucho - Japanese regional). 5733-1051
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 above but in a pork-based soup). Side dishes include gyoza dumplings (regular, cheese, and mentaiko-cheese) and fried rice.
lateSunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 1-27-14. Open 10am-4am (Sat, Sun 11am-11pm) daily.
Beer Kitchen Aoshima (Hamamatsucho - Beer bar). 3432-8147
Whlie Hamamatsucho is home to a growing number of craft-beer bars, Aoshima specializes in "world beers," with more than thirty available by the bottle. The food is a mix of European and Asian snacks - grilled steaks; lamb kebabs; skewers of grilled chicken, beef and duck; sausages; Thai-style curries. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime for drinks and snacks.
SunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-4-1, World Trade Center Bldg B1F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Lower Right (Hamamatsucho - Grill). 6809-2797
This stylish basement grill offers both Japanese craft beers and popular Belgian beers on tap. The meat-centered food menu features a section called "Meat Meat Meat!!!" with grilled pork, chicken, beef, and duck. The Hamburg steak (Y1700), made from a mix of ground beef, pork and duck and topped with a slab of foie gras, is wonderfully flavorful and juicy, and well worth a try. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-1-20, Svax Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO) daily.
!On the Table (Hamamatsucho - Beer bar). 6435-8678
Many craft-beer specialists make due with lackluster bar fare to accompany their drinks, so we were pleasantly suprised by the high standards of the kitchen at On the Table. A sister shop of the Good Beer Faucets bar in Shibuya, they also serve several of their own beers, custom-brewed under the GBF brand in collaboration with a few established microbreweries. Altogether there are more than twenty craft beers on tap, including a handful of US and European imports. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Shiba-Daimon 1-15-3, Gems Daimon 3F. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
!Agoo (Hamamatsucho - Belgian rest/beer bar). 3432-1535
The vibe at this small neighborhood bar is friendly and laid back - comfortable enough to stop in for a drink by yourself or for a quiet conversation with friends. There's a decent selection of Belgians at average-for-Tokyo prices, plus a small snack menu.
mapMinato-ku, Shiba-Daimon 2-4-5. Open 5pm-1am (2am Fri/Sat). Closed Sundays.
Calabash (Hamamatsucho - African). 3433-0884
Malian and Senegalese cuisine is served here, along with South African wines.
mapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-10-1. Open 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
!!DevilCraft (Hamamatsucho - Beer bar). 6435-8428
One of Tokyo's best craft beer bars, DevilCraft Hamamatsucho serves thirsty visitors from a nicely chosen roster of over twenty brews on tap, from both Japanese and American breweries, and, since late 2015, from their own Tokyo brewing facility. They're also known for their overstuffed deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas, and the Buffalo chicken wings and spinach-artichoke dip with tortilla chips make excellent starters. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-13-12. Open 5-11pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Meishu Center (Hamamatsucho - Liquor shop). 5405-4441
A down-to-earth little shop that offers an impressive variety of sakes for tasting. There are two brightly lit, stand-up counters where a mostly neighborhood crowd gathers for an after-work drink - this is as unpretentious as it gets. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-3. Open 11am-9pm. Closed weekends.
Torimatsu (Hamamatsucho - Yakitori). 3432-0564
The prices are cheap and the yakitori is above average (as is the sake list), but note that the pre-selected assortment is fairly hardcore - skin, cartilege and organ meats - so some people might prefer to order a la carte. The decor is utilitarian and unpretentious, and the menu and service are in Japanese only.
mapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-3-32. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sun, 1st, 3rd Sat.
Glass Dance (Hamamatsucho - Belgian rest/beer bar). 3436-4901
Several Belgian beers are sold by the bottle here, along with Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout and Paulaner Hefeweiss on tap. The kitchen serves jerk chicken, fish and chips, and sausages. Budget around Y3500 at dinnertime, including Y380 table charge. [Show more]
SunmapMinato-ku, Hamamatsucho 2-5-1. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.


Le Pain Quotidien (Shiba-koen - Bakery). 6430-4157
Located inside a park and surrounded by greenery, this popular Belgian organic bakery is famous for their large communal table, although they also offer smaller tables for two or four. The interior is quite spacious, and there's also some terrace seating out front. You can drop in for coffee and pastries anytime from 7:30am.
SunmapMinato-ku, Shiba-Koen 3-3-1. Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
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