Chilling In Tokyo: Marunouchi/ Yurakucho

"Chilling in Tokyo" bar and cafe listings for the Marunouchi/ Yurakucho area.

Hibiya/ Yurakucho

Meal Muji (Hibiya - Cafe). 5501-1510
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi. Breakfast is served from 7am.
SunmapYurakucho 1-2-1, Toho Theater Crie Bldg Rem Hibiya 2F. Open 6:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Peter: The Bar (Hibiya - Bar). 6270-2763
Patrons lounge on pod-shaped seats beneath polished chrome trees, while ambient electronic music mingles with the soft glow of lavender neon from behind the black marble bar. Friendly service and the absence of a cover charge are a plus, making Peter: The Bar a fun place for a drink and a great view of the city. [Show more]
viewdecorSunmapYurakucho 1-8-1, The Peninsula Tokyo 24F. Open 5pm-midnight daily.

Marunouchi

Marugo (Marunouchi - Wine bar). 6269-9105
This Marunouchi branch of the excellent Marugo wine bar is less cramped than the original shops in Shinjuku, but it can still get smoky sometimes. The outdoor seating is recommended when the weather is nice. The menu includes eighteen French wines by the glass, hundreds more by the bottle, and a small selection of tasty snacks like pork terrine.
open-airSunmapMarunouchi 2-6-1, Brick Square 1F. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Tama (Marunouchi - Wine bar). 3213-2277
Tama serves Okinawan food and wine, which turns out to be a pretty good combination. There are five wines by the glass every day, all priced at Y550, and many more bottles lining the wall, all with prices on display for easy ordering. The rafti (stewed pork) is excellent; they also do grilled meats and various appetizers. Budget around Y4000.
SunmapMarunouchi 2-6-1, Brick Square B1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Pagliaccio (Marunouchi - Italian). 6273-4486
The cheerful green exterior of this recently opened cafe/trattoria adds a bit of color to a street lined with generically tasteful shops selling luxury goods. Large windows offering a peek at the warmly lit space inside entice passersby to stop in for an espresso or glass of wine. [Show more]
SunmapMarunouchi 2-2-3, Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg 1F. Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Podo (Marunouchi - Korean). 5218-5551
This lively after-work pub is a great place to try makkoli, the very drinkable Korean version of milky-white nigori ("cloudy") sake. Eleven different types are served, in unexpected flavors like pear and grape, okoge (toasted rice) and pumpkin, priced from Y380 for an aluminum cupful. For the more adventurous, the menu also offers pomegranate wine and garlic liqueur plus the usual beer and Korean soju. [Show more]
SunmapMarunouchi 3-3-1, Shin-Tokyo Bldg. B1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun-8:30pm) daily.
Meal Muji (Marunouchi - Cafe). 5208-8241
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi, inside their huge flagship store in Yurakucho.
SunmapMarunouchi 3-8-3, Infoce Yurakucho 2/3F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Cafe Salvador (Marunouchi - Cafe). 5220-6466
The magazine corner at this popular all-day cafe includes Conde Nast titles like Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, GQ and Wired for your browsing pleasure. The single-origin coffee is made from beans selected by globetrotting "coffee hunter" Yoshiaki Kawashima, and there's a good selection of tapas-style dishes, sandwiches and desserts.
SunmapMarunouchi 3-2-3, Fuji Bldg 1F. Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Antwerp Central (Marunouchi - Belgian rest/beer bar). 5288-7370
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root vegetables. The bar serves more than 30 Belgian beers, including Leffe Blond and three others on tap. Ample terrace seating is available. Bar open until 4am weeknights, midnight weekends. [See FULL REVIEW.]
open-airlateSunmapMarunouchi 2-7-3, Tokyo Bldg Tokia B1F. Open 11am-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
Viron (Marunouchi - Cafe). 5220-7289
A combination bakery and brasserie; it also features a small standup bar serving ten wines by the glass - a good place to meet up before dining nearby.
SunmapMarunouchi 2-7-3, Tokyo Bldg Tokia 1F. Open 10am-midnight daily.
DaPaulo (Marunouchi - Bar). 3287-3733
A casual French-Italian bistrot-bar, with lots of original tapas-size dishes, wine by the glass and Belgian beers.
SunmapMarunouchi 1-5-1, Shin-Marunouchi Bldg B1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Soba Kichi (Marunouchi - Izakaya). 5222-5133
You might not expect to find a bustling late-night drinking scene on the seventh floor of an office building, but Soba Kichi is just one small part of the very lively "Home" restaurant complex in the Shin-Maru Biru across from Tokyo Station. Budget prices are a big part of the appeal - you can enjoy a couple of drinks and snacks here for under Y2000. [Show more]
lateSunmapMarunouchi 1-5-1, Shin-Marunouchi Bldg 7F. Open 11am-3:15am (LO) daily.
WW (Marunouchi - Wine bar). 5288-7829
The wine bar of Salt (the Australian restaurant next door), WW offers around 1000 different wines from around the world, including a few dozen by the glass, plus a simple food menu (sashimi, blood sausage, trout confit). Budget around Y5000 at dinnertime.
SunmapMarunouchi 1-5-1, Shin-Marunouchi Bldg 6F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gent (Otemachi - Belgian rest/beer bar). 6273-4662
The seventh (and smallest) Tokyo venue from the Belgian Beer Cafe group, Gent (with a hard "g") is located in the basement of a new Otemachi office complex called Ootemori. They offer the the usual selection of several dozen Belgian beers, with four or five on tap, and unusually for this neighborhood, they are open on Sundays (at least for now). Note that there is a Y500 table charge.
no smokingSunmapOtemachi 1-5-5, Otemachi Tower Ootemori B2F. Open 11am-11pm (LO; 9:30pm Sat, Sun) daily.
Brussels (Otemachi - Belgian rest/beer bar). 6225-2696
A good selection of beers in a pleasant, intimate setting, from the popular chain of Belgian beer bars.
mapOtemachi 1-9-7, Otemachi Financial City South Tower 1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.