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No. 18 Dining Bar - Burgers: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Hefty, voluminous, meaty gourmet burgers are the draw at this tiny counter shop.
Open 11am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Eat - Burgers: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
This cozy American-style gourmet diner serves one of the few lamb burgers in town, and they do a terrific job. With minimal dressing on the burger, it's all about the very flavorful meat,...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Hohokam Cafe - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Choose from more than two dozen burger variations at this comfortable American-style cafe, including fun combinations like baked apple and gorgonzola or chili, cheddar and jalapeno. They also offer...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
The burgers at this popular Hawaiian chain are indeed rather big - flat and wide rather than thick - and charbroiled to order. A regular-size burger (5 ounces) is Y880, or Y1200 with fries and a...
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
Great Burger, The - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
First-rate premium-grade burgers, although we prefer the more laid-back atmosphere at their nearby sister shop, Hohokam Cafe. Lunch sets from Y1000 are served until 4pm (2pm weekends).
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Zip Zap - Sandwiches/ burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
The inside may look like a Harajuku cafe, but the menu is straight out of an American diner - good (though pricey) burgers, big sandwiches, Mexican favorites and simple starters like fried calimari. ...
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
Umami Burger - Burgers: Omotesando
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The Umami Burger delivers a giant blast of rich, meaty flavor, more than living up to its name. The signature dish at this California-based gourmet burger shop, it has been carefully crafted from a...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
3rd Burger - Burgers: Omotesando
Open 7am-11pm daily.
With its sleek decor and lush wall of greenery, this is one of the more pleasant and relaxing spots along Kotto-dori to stop for a midday snack. Charcoal-grilled burgers (from Y450) are served with...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Fellows - Burgers: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-4, 6-10pm (Sun 11:30-7). Closed Mondays.
Located in a very quaint old building on the back streets of Harajuku, Fellows is highly rated by Tokyo burger enthusiasts. The burgers are well put together, with a hint of charcoal grilling but no...
Open 11:30am-4, 6-10pm (Sun 11:30-7). Closed Mondays.
Harakara - Burgers: Gaienmae
Open 11:30am-4, 6-8:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8). Closed Mondays.
Harakara's burgers are seasoned with only salt and pepper - no ketchup, mustard or sauces - so as not to mask the rich flavor of the aged beef. The most popular offering is the avocado cheeseburger...
Open 11:30am-4, 6-8:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8). Closed Mondays.
Fatburger - Burgers: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This is the first Japan venture from a beloved LA-based fast-casual burger chain, and the burgers here live up to their stellar reputation. Properly juicy and packed with deep meaty flavor, they're...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Great Burger Stand, The - Burgers: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Conveniently located at the front corner of Tokyu's Shibuya Stream complex, this is a branch of one of Tokyo's best gourmet-burger chains (they also run Hohokam Cafe in Harajuku). Take-out is...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Gotham Grill - Steak house: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Charcoal-grilled steaks from dry-aged beef range from Y3150 (7 oz. fillet) to Y12,600 (32 oz. porterhouse); they also offer a half-pound classic burger.
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Ebisu
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This branch of the popular burger chain offers a well-chosen selection of craft beers to go with your burgers, from breweries like Green Flash, Ballast Point and Far Yeast. The six taps include one...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Blacows - Burgers: Ebisu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Run by a Japanese meat company, Blacows specializes in gourmet burgers made from black Angus wagyu beef, coarsely ground and very juicy. A full-time butcher occupies one corner of the kitchen and...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Hiroo
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches are served here, with six taps of craft beer in different styles - lager, pale ale, IPA and so on. Draft beers are Y880 and Y1100 (370ml and 473ml...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Shirokanedai
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original shop of this popular burger chain serves American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Craft-beer fans can choose from six beers on draft, including one each of stout, lager, pale ale,...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
7025 Franklin Avenue - Burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-9pm daily.
American West coast-style burgers and sandwiches, with delivery service and a pleasant outdoor patio.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Munch's Burger Shack - Burgers: Mita
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Smoked bacon and a good selection of cheeses (cheddar, gouda, colby, mozzarella and pepper jack) liven up the 100% US beef burgers here, along with avocado, chili beans and mushrooms. Onion rings...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Good Vibes - Sandwiches/ burgers: Shibaura
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This friendly neighborhood sandwich shop in out-of-the-way Kaigan serves the best pastrami in town, along with espresso-barbecue pork, crunchy chicken, and aged-beef menchi-katsu sandwiches and...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Counter, The - Burgers: Roppongi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Custom-made burgers with a huge variety of optional ingredients, sauces and toppings are ready to order from this California-based burger shop. Alternatively, you can swap your buns for salad greens...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Pe'z Magic - Burgers: Nogizaka
Open 11am-10pm (Sat, Sun 7:30pm) daily.
Organic burgers and sandwiches; delivery available through much of Tokyo. Delivery 11am-8:30pm weekdays, 11am-6:30pm weekends.
Open 11am-10pm (Sat, Sun 7:30pm) daily.
Authentic - Burgers: Akasaka
Open 11am-2, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
This cozy backstreet diner serves a menu of American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches, to stay or to go. The unusual broccoli cheeseburger (Y1270) is one of our favorites - the slightly crunchy...
Open 11am-2, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Bareburger - Burgers: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A popular New York-based burger chain, Bareburger offers highly customizable burgers along with a couple of craft beers (Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire) on tap. The burger experience here relies heavily...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Brozers' - Burgers: Ningyocho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
This long-running shop provides Japanese-style premium burgers to this otherwise burger-deprived Tokyo quarter. Burgers start at Y1000, and topping variations include fried egg, pineapple, and...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Cruz Burgers - Burgers: Yotsuya
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Cruz offers one of the best combinations of deluxe burgers and craft beers in Tokyo. The burgers are top-notch (the chef is a veteran of Firehouse in Hongo), and come in interesting variations like...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Martiniburger - American: Kagurazaka
Open 11am-10pm (LO; 9pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
This casual neighborhood spot serves up gourmet burgers, upscale diner fare and assorted vodka cocktails. They bill themselves a New York-style bar-restaurant, and accordingly the menu features...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; 9pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Folk Burgers and Beers - Burgers: Jimbocho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Mon, Sat lunch only) daily.
Run by a veteran of the esteemed Fire House burger shop in Hongo, Folk Burgers offers one of the best selections of craft beers among Tokyo's gourmet burger shops. The burgers are solid and...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Mon, Sat lunch only) daily.
Jack 37 Burger - Burgers: Bakurocho
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat -8:30). Closed Sundays.
So-called Balinese burgers are the specialty here, and they make up most of the menu. Smothered in Indonesian sambal sauce and onions, they're definitely on the spicy side, while other flavors take...
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat -8:30). Closed Sundays.
Crane - Burgers: Akihabara
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Classic American-style burgers are served here along with milkshakes in many flavors. Burgers are meaty and well seasoned, served with good quality bacon and cheese as options. Regular burgers come...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Henry's - Burgers: Akihabara
Open 10am-7pm daily.
This second branch of the popular Daikanyama burger shop keeps things simple - you can order combo sets with fries and a drink plus your choice of a single, double or triple burger. There are...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
McLean - Burgers: Kuramae
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO; Sun -3pm). Closed Mondays.
In addition to regular, cheese and teriyaki-egg burgers, McLean's menu offers interesting daily specials like Hot Chili Cheese Tex-Mex Burger (Saturdays; Y1480) and Triple Melt Blue Cheese Burger...
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO; Sun -3pm). Closed Mondays.
Fire House - Burgers: Hongo
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun. 7pm) daily.
A pioneer of Tokyo's gourmet hamburger scene, this charmingly rustic little shop offers more than a dozen burgers to choose from, with variations like apple-mozzarella, mushroom-mozzarella and...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun. 7pm) daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Toyosu
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
An offshoot of the Village Vanguard novelty-gift chain, VV Diner has spawned a growing chain of its own, offering a reliable menu of reasonably priced gourmet burgers in comfortable settings. This...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Fatz's the San Franciscan - Burgers: Kichijoji
Fatz's, the highly regarded Koenji burger shop, now has a new location and a new menu. No longer confined to just burgers, they serve a full range of casual San Francisco cuisine, including tacos,...
Chess Garden - Burgers: Hatagaya
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun -8pm; Tue 12-3 only). Closed Wednesdays.
The charcoal-grilled burgers here are meaty and juicy, with a subtle smoky flavor from the grilling process. They're served with excellent bacon (optional), raw onions for a bit of bite, and piquant...
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun -8pm; Tue 12-3 only). Closed Wednesdays.
Arms - Burgers: Sangubashi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
You'll find excellent gourmet hamburgers at this pleasant little parkside cafe, including some interesting special toppings that change seasonally.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good Town Bakehouse - American: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 8am-10pm daily.
The huge breakfast menu here (served all day long) covers everything from buttermilk waffles and brioche french toast to a hefty cornbread plate with chili con carne, smoked bacon, onion soup and...
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Fashioned after an American roadside diner, Village Vanguard offers diner-style comfort food, including tasty apps like mozarella croquettes and entertaining burger variations such as garlic mushroom...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Eight's Burger - Burgers: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
This popular neighborhood burger joint offers a number of spicy burger options, livened up with chili beans, jalapenos and home-made salsa. The chili bacon cheeseburger is fairly typical, bringing...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Koshigaya Laketown
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers are served here, with original variations like "pepper and wild bacon," "quattro formaggio and honey," and "basil, tomato, mozzarella." Burgers start from under...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Charbro - American: Musashi Kosugi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
This cozy neighborhood spot serves a great line-up of burgers and sandwiches. The burgers are some of the best in town, with a pleasant infusion of charcoal flavoring from the grill, and they're...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Midtown BBQ - American: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Fantastic wagyu brisket is one of the highlights at this spacious new American-barbecue joint around the corner from Yokohama Stadium. They offer a full range of expertly barbecued meats including...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Take-out burgers

Henry's - Burgers: Daikanyama
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Charcoal-grilled burgers made from top-quality A5-grade wagyu are the drawing card at this popular burger shop, managed by the owners of a yakiniku restaurant. With just four seats, this small shop...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
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.

Sandwiches, deli

Park Hyatt Delicatessen - Sandwiches/ deli: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Perhaps the best deli counter in town, with a huge selection of cold cuts, pates and salads. Lunches are priced from around Y1000, and breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 to 10:30am. The outdoor...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Eggslut - Sandwiches/ burgers: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sandwiches made with freshly scrambled eggs are the specialty at this Los Angeles-based shop, with a variety of delectable creations to choose from. The Bacon, Egg and Cheese features some of the...
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Faro Caffe - Cafe: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun -7) daily.
This laid-back local cafe plays a soundtrack of acid jazz and serves well-stuffed sandwiches along with gourmet coffee and desserts. The sandwich selection features appetizing choices like warm...
Open 11:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun -7) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Omotesando
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona beers from Hawaii.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Shibuya
Open 11am-7pm daily.
The popular New York-based lobster shop serves up tasty sandwiches - both seafood rolls and grilled-cheese style - featuring Maine lobster, crabmeat and shrimp. They also carry American craft beers...
Open 11am-7pm daily.
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.
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.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Shibuya
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Big Hawaiian-style hamburgers and assorted sandwiches, plus Hawaiian beers from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Buy Me Stand - Sandwiches/ deli: Shibuya
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located midway between Shibuya, Daikanyama and Ebisu, Buy Me Stand serves excellent grilled-cheese sandwiches along with soups and salads. In the mornings (before 11am) it's breakfast time, with...
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Cyclo Banh Mi - Vietnamese: Ebisu
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This sandwich specialty shop located inside the Ebisu Food Hall complex offers seven types of banh mi sandwiches such as Pork with Sweet Chili Mayo, Braised Chicken with Lemongrass, and Soft Shrimp. ...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Cafe Habana - Cuban: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tasty Cuban-style sandwiches - stuffed with shredded roast pork, ham and cheese - are a big draw at this Cuban-themed bar-restaurant, along with Mexican-style grilled corn on the cob topped with...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
King George - Sandwiches/ deli: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) daily.
King George's sturdily constructed sandwiches include appetizing concoctions like the Meathead, made with turkey, turkey pastrami and jalapenos (Y1600), and the HLT with honey-glazed ham and white...
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) daily.
Homework's - Sandwiches/ burgers: Hiroo
Open 11am-9pm (LO) (Sun. to 6pm). Open every day.
Terrific overstuffed sandwiches and great burgers in a pleasant cafe-style setting. They also provide thirty-minute delivery within the area.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) (Sun. to 6pm). Open every day.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus beers from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Anna Miller's - American: Shinagawa
Open 8am-10:40pm (LO) daily.
The last surviving Japan branch of the former cult favorite coffeeshop, Anna Miller's serves a variety of pies and American-style breakfasts.
Open 8am-10:40pm (LO) daily.
Good Vibes - Sandwiches/ burgers: Shibaura
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This friendly neighborhood sandwich shop in out-of-the-way Kaigan serves the best pastrami in town, along with espresso-barbecue pork, crunchy chicken, and aged-beef menchi-katsu sandwiches and...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Counter, The - Burgers: Roppongi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Custom-made burgers with a huge variety of optional ingredients, sauces and toppings are ready to order from this California-based burger shop. Alternatively, you can swap your buns for salad greens...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Homework's - Sandwiches/ burgers: Azabu-Juban
Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.
Gourmet burger pioneers in Tokyo, they still grill up some of Tokyo's better burgers in town, and also assemble great sandwiches (including an inspirational shrimp and avocado combination) and...
Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.
Fermintxo Boca - Spanish: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Alluring Basque-style bocadillo baguette sandwiches are served at lunchtime here, and the namesake Fermintxo Boca sandwich (grilled Iberico pork loin, mozzarella and pimento) is especially...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Maine-style lobster rolls are the specialty here, to eat in or take out. They also serve shrimp and crab rolls, combination sets, and lobster and crab grilled-cheese sandwiches.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Bareburger - Burgers: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A popular New York-based burger chain, Bareburger offers highly customizable burgers along with a couple of craft beers (Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire) on tap. The burger experience here relies heavily...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Caviar House and Prunier - Sandwiches/ burgers: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Long a fixture at Copenhagen and other northern European airports, Caviar House have made a name for themselves serving smoked-salmon sandwiches and upscale seafood snacks to hungry travelers. ...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Pantry - Sandwiches/ burgers: Marunouchi
Open 11am-9pm (weekends -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Great sandwiches, American-style burgers and substantial salads (from the same management as Homework's in Hiroo). They deliver over a wide area from Nihonbashi down to Shimbashi/Uchisaiwaicho.
Open 11am-9pm (weekends -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and sandwiches. The atrium deck is very airy and pleasant, but seating there is limited.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Wise Sons - Sandwiches/ burgers: Marunouchi
Open 7:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30-8) daily.
Pastrami and corned beef sandwiches are the specialties of this San Francisco-based Jewish delicatessen. Other delicacies, many of them rarely seen in Tokyo, include rugelach, babka, coconut...
Open 7:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30-8) daily.
Looking Good - Sandwiches/ deli: Otemachi
Open 7:30-9:30, 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
It's good to have a specialty, and this tiny shop has single-mindedly devoted itself to toasted cheese sandwiches, served morning, noon and night. They're nicely prepared and served on crunchy...
Open 7:30-9:30, 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Lien - Sandwiches/ deli: Suidobashi
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Tucked away in the rather institutional-looking basement of the Athenee Francaise, this branch of the French-based cafe serves a range of good, made-to-order French-style sandwiches.
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Ogawamachi
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus Hawaiian beers from Kona Brewing Company (Y500/bottle). Deliveries to 9pm.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Daiba
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet Hawaiian-style burgers and mahi-mahi sandwiches, plus Kona beers.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sunset Beer FC - Sandwiches/ deli: Nakano-ku
Open M-W 8am-6pm; F, Sa 10-9; Su 10-7. Closed Thursdays.
Cuban sandwiches are the specialty at this tiny neighborhood sandwich shop, and they also serve "Guarana Sour" cocktails and beer. Sandwiches are Y500.
Open M-W 8am-6pm; F, Sa 10-9; Su 10-7. Closed Thursdays.
Toyoda's Cheese Steak - American: Hatagaya
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This neighborhood sandwich counter serves Philadelphia-style cheesesteak and pulled pork sandwiches, and sometimes meatball subs. The cheesesteak comes in either hoagie or sandwich format (the...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Mi Choripan - Argentine: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.
Mi Choripan proudly serves up "Argentinian Soul Food" - aka overstuffed chorizo-sausage sandwiches seasoned with chimichurri sauce, which are sold from street stalls in Argentina and other parts of...
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.
Sandwich Club - Sandwiches/ deli: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 8am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
Disappointingly, they don't serve club sandwiches at Sandwich Club, but they do offer a half dozen varieties including Philly Cheesesteak, Tuna-Cheddar and an ever-changing daily special. Sandwiches...
Open 8am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
Fungo - Sandwiches/ deli: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Not-quite Western-style sandwiches, soups, drinks. They deliver within the area (to 10pm).
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good American-style sandwiches and burgers are the draw here along with Hawaiian beers. In the evenings they also offer a few Hawaiian main dishes.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona beers from Hawaii. This branch is located in the food-court area of the Red Brick Warehouse shopping complex.
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Lien Sandwiches - Sandwiches/ deli: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Formerly known as Lina's, this pleasant cafe serves good French-inspired, made-to-order sandwiches, including vegetable options. Lunch specials are served until 2pm.
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Kamakura
Open 11am-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
The main drag from Kamakura station to the beach is lined with cafes, fast food and family restaurants. Kua-aina stands out by virtue of its terrace and its reliable mahi-mahi sandwiches.
Open 11am-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Take-out sandwiches

Banh Mi Sandwich - Vietnamese: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-7pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
This simply named shop sells freshly made Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in several enticing varieties, including roast pork (our current favorite), grilled chicken with honey and lemongrass, ham and...
Open 11am-7pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Eggslut - Sandwiches/ burgers: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sandwiches made with freshly scrambled eggs are the specialty at this Los Angeles-based shop, with a variety of delectable creations to choose from. The Bacon, Egg and Cheese features some of the...
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Luke's Lobster - American: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Maine-style lobster rolls are the specialty here, to eat in or take out. They also serve shrimp and crab rolls, combination sets, and a jalapeno lobster roll that's exclusive to this branch. ...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Lobster rolls - lobster meat sandwiches in a toasted bun - are the specialty at this New York-based shop. All the lobsters come straight from Maine, and a display in front of the shop shows their...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Omotesando
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Maine-style lobster and seafood rolls, seafood grilled-cheese sandwiches and soups are the specialties at this US-based chain. This is a take-out branch, with some outdoor seating.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Shibuya
Open 11am-7pm daily.
The popular New York-based lobster shop serves up tasty sandwiches - both seafood rolls and grilled-cheese style - featuring Maine lobster, crabmeat and shrimp. They also carry American craft beers...
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Luke's Lobster (Shibuya Stream) - Sandwiches/ deli: Shibuya
Open 11am-8pm daily.
This take-out branch of the popular New York-based sandwich shop serves the usual assortment of lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, as well as lobster and crab grilled-cheese sandwiches. There's also a...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery - Vietnamese: Ebisu
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
This neighborhood take-out sandwich shop is serious about their banh mi, and the staff in charge of baguette production learned their craft at a bakery in Vinh Yen, Vietnam. Fresh-baked baguettes...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Maine-style lobster rolls are the specialty here, to eat in or take out. They also serve shrimp and crab rolls, combination sets, and lobster and crab grilled-cheese sandwiches.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Banh Mi Sandwich - Sandwiches/ deli: Suidobashi
Open 11am-8pm (or until they run out). Closed Sundays.
This is the second outlet of the excellent Takadanobaba sandwich shop, and unlike the original branch, this one has indoor counter seating as well as a few chairs out on the sidewalk. Sandwiches are...
Open 11am-8pm (or until they run out). Closed Sundays.
Toyoda's Cheese Steak - American: Hatagaya
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This neighborhood sandwich counter serves Philadelphia-style cheesesteak and pulled pork sandwiches, and sometimes meatball subs. The cheesesteak comes in either hoagie or sandwich format (the...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
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.
Luke's Lobster - Sandwiches/ deli: Yokohama Sta.
Open 10am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8:30pm) daily.
This take-out window run by the popular sandwich shop chain serves lobster, crab and shrimp rolls as well as lobster and crab grilled-cheese sandwiches. There's a bit of seating in front of the shop...
Open 10am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8:30pm) daily.
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Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

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Updated 2019-10-18