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Pancakes, Eggs Benedict or Chinese dim sum - here are a few good places to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing over brunch.

See also our listings for weekday breakfast spots.

Western-style brunch

Slappy Cakes - American: Shinjuku
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet pancakes are the big draw at this popular Oregon-based breakfast restaurant, where they come in interesting variations like Banana-Chocolate Chip with Raspberry Jam; and Roast Mushrooms,...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
New York Grill - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
There's a popular Sunday brunch for Y6,900, but you can get the same lunch on weekdays for Y5,000 (minus the flute of champagne). Full-course dinners are Y11,000-21,000, but people come here just as...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Christa - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
The flagship of the TY Harbor restaurant group (Cicada, Smokehouse, Ivy Place), Christa specializes in American-style steaks and chops. Prix-fixe dinner menus are Y10,000 and lunches are Y3800, or...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
Two Rooms - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The former chef from the New York Grill (Park Hyatt) has teamed up with veterans from the Oak Door (Grand Hyatt) to create a glitzy new dining destination in central Aoyama. This international-style...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Andersen - Danish: Omotesando
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Danish-style stews and other main courses in the restaurant area above the bread shop, and European-style breakfast in the morning.
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Terrace (Westin Hotel) - International: Ebisu
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
The Westin's lobby restaurant is known for their lavish lunch and weekend brunch buffets, with frequent special events featuring food from various regions of the world. They also offer an appetizer...
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
Captain Cook - British: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
If you're looking for a new brunch venue, a weekday breakfast provider or just a place that serves modern international cuisine all afternoon, Captain Cook is worth checking out. The...
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 5-11pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
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...
Open 5-11pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Roti Roppongi - International: Roppongi
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Superb, inventive American cuisine from noted Tokyo chef Ian Tozer, built around a deceptively casual menu. The dining room is pleasantly smoke-free, and there's outdoor patio seating when the...
Open 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
This flagship restaurant of the Grand Hyatt bills itself as a French brasserie, with a very spacious setting and a dramatic open kitchen. Their all-day service includes breakfast and a popular...
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international...
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Stockholm - Swedish: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Pickled herring and much more - their awe-inspiring smorgasbord is a real adventure in dining, so come with a hearty appetite. They also have an impressive selection of eight distinctive aquavits. ...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO 9:30-10). Closed Sundays.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Very casual bistro-style fare and a good variety of wines from southern France - they import their own wines and many are available by the glass. The chef is Philippe Batton, formerly of Le Petit...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Franz Club - German: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am daily.
Part of the popular Franziskaner chain, Franz club offers a decent selection of German beers and nice roast meats, sausages, ham and similar fare, served well into the wee hours of the morning. ...
Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-4am daily.
Trader Vic's - Bar: Kioicho
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Probably best known in Tokyo for their popular Y6,600 "Champagne Brunch" on Sundays, featuring all the sparkling wine you can drink, Trader Vic's is also has a decent selection of rum at the bar. ...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Kojimachi Cafe - Cafe: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) daily.
One might expect this sort of sprawling, relaxed cafe in a neighborhood like Koenji or Naka-Meguro, but it's a surprising find in a business district like Hanzomon. Weekend brunch is served...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sun. noon-6pm) daily.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Kudanshita
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bistro-style food from Petit Bedon chef Philippe Batton (including perfect duck confit and world-class roast potatoes), plus an eye-opening selection of wines from southern France, with many choices...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.

Dim sum

Le Parc - Dim sum: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:20-10pm (LO) daily.
With its Francophile name and decor, this Ebisu hideaway has all the trappings of a French bistro, but it's one of the best places for dim sum in the city. Incongruous though this must seem, once you...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:20-10pm (LO) daily.
Chinaroom - Chinese: Roppongi Hills
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm daily.
The Grand Hyatt's Chinese restaurant offers a dim sum buffet at lunchtime every day for Y4200. Budget around Y10,000 per person in the evening for food and drink.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm 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.
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Updated 2016-11-28