Daikanyama, Naka-Meguro
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This guide covers the Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro neighborhoods.
This guide covers the Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro neighborhoods.
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Daikanyama

Spring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Daikanyama
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
Run by Kirin Brewery, this brewpub is a massive 200-seat all-day dining restaurant. There are usually six craft-style beers available, priced at Y680 for a regular 360ml glass, or Y1000 for a set of...
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
The tasty burritos, tacos, and fajitas here are all made from premium organic ingredients. You can choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; with prices...
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) 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.
Hacienda del Cielo - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
The tempting menu on the Hacienda features down-home Mexican dishes like shrimp and tuna ceviche, menudo (stewed beef stomach), and queso fundido (cheese fondue), plus Tex-Mex standards like...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
LB8 - Grill: Daikanyama
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-1am) daily.
A reasonably priced, very casual wine bar and grill from the La Boheme casual-Italian chain. The eclectic wine list starts from Y2500/bottle, with eleven wines by the glass or decanter. The...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-1am) daily.
Linamha - Korean: Daikanyama
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
The first Korean restaurant from the Ken's Chanto/Daidaiya chain, with interesting, not-too-spicy Korean delicacies amid Daikanyama-stylish surroundings.
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Haco Cafe - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Urban, post-industrial atelier seems to be the decorative motif at this laid-back cafe, notable for its proximity to Daikanyama station (about one minute), its late lunch service (until 4pm), and its...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Sign - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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.
Ivy Place - International: Daikanyama
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
"Global comfort food" in a lovely, beach-resort-style setting from Chef David Chiddo and the TY Harbor team (Cicada, Smokehouse).
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
Pachon - French: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Normandy-based regional cooking from chef Bernard Anquetil (formerly of the popular Brasserie Bernard in Roppongi). Full-course dinners Y6,000 - Y12,000, not including drinks.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Le Petit Bedon - French: Daikanyama
Open 6-10pm (LO).
The elegant traditional cuisine and punctilious service in Japanese and French make this charming restaurant popular with the French community. You can enjoy a long, leisurely lunch in the sunny area...
Open 6-10pm (LO).
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11:30pm (LO) daily.
A branch of the Nishi-Azabu and Shibuya Monsoon Cafes, with eclectic Asian cuisine.
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11:30pm (LO) daily.

Naka-Meguro

Buzenbo - Udon: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
At first glance this elegant space looks like a typical cafe - artful ikebana arrangements on the eight small white tables, a small counter, and Bossa Nova music playing softly in the background. So...
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
Da Isa - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Excellent Naples-style pizza from award-winning pizza chef Hisanori Yamamoto at this neighborhood landmark. Weekday lunches are Y1000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Queen Sheba - Ethiopian: Naka-Meguro
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
It's hard to describe Ethiopian food as bland, but many of the dishes here taste very similar, and aren't as exciting as they ought to be. They also have live entertainment, including magic shows.
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Deguchiya - Liquor shop: Naka-Meguro
Open 11am-10pm (Wed 2-10pm). Closed Sundays.
Mainly a wine specialist, Deguchiya also stocks good selections of sake and craft beers. There's a small bar area with a few seats and a bit more standing room where you can drink any of the beers...
Open 11am-10pm (Wed 2-10pm). Closed Sundays.
Kinsai - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-1am daily.
A casual bar-restaurant from the folks who brought us the original gourmet stand-bar, Buchi, and its French cousin, Bongout Noh. Drinks include wine by the glass and plenty of premium sake brands,...
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Baja - Tex-Mex: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
The plump, meaty pork and guacamole burritos serves here are a stand-out, while the chicken burritos and various tacos are also quite popular. The narrow, 8-seat shop attracts a local late-night...
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
Marzac 7 - Wine bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Like the original Marzac in Aoyama, this stylish two-story cafe near the Meguro River serves up nicely prepared grilled-meat dishes and reasonably priced wines by the glass or bottle. The open...
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery - Coffee shop: Naka-Meguro
Open 7am-11pm daily.
A huge 3,000-square-meter retail space designed by noted architect Kengo Kuma, this is the largest Starbucks branch in the world, and the fifth in their series of Reserve Roasteries. The centerpiece...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Arriviamo - Bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Located on the third floor of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Arriviamo is a very pleasant place to stop in for a cocktail or two. The decor is stylish (the building was designed by architect Kengo...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Kushiwakamaru - Yakitori: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
People start lining up early for the excellent yakitori at this legendary neighborhood joint, so we recommend that you get there very early. Same-day reservations can be made from 1-5pm (but make...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Spajiro - Yoshoku: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This popular spaghetti restaurant chain offers both traditional Italian-style noodles and Japanese pastas, featuring ingredients like spicy cod roe, salmon roe, asari clams, natto and Japanese...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Aguri Good Moon - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
This riverfront "designer izakaya" serves both Japanese and European dishes and drinks, including sake and shochu. Dinner is around Y5000 at dinnertime with drinks.
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
Kitchen Troquet - Ramen: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kitchen Troquet is a small, ten-seat restaurant from the folks who brought us Buono Buono, a lunchtime-only Italian-fusion ramen shop which was located just around the corner. Here they've expanded...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Red Book - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
This tiny cafe serves tasty curries and dirt-cheap beer all day long. Choose from chicken, keema, or one of their daily specials (from Y650). The sea green walls scream Bangkok, while the single...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Hatos Bar - Beer bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Excellent American-style barbecue and nice microbrew beers to go with them are the surprising finds at this charming neighborhood bar. Richly marbled pork belly was our favorite, but we also greatly...
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Mitsuyado - Ramen: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
Mitsuyado's double-cheese ramen is the perfect late-night bowl of ramen after a few drinks. Unusual for a ramen shop, there's some open-air terrace seating.
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
Cecil B - Bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
It's an early-sixties swinging bachelor pad, with charmingly kitsch decor and a nice collection of vinyl R and B spun on their old-fashioned record player. Drinks are reasonable, and there's a small...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
Niwakaya Chousuke - Izakaya: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Limited-edition seasonal sake is the drawing card at this rather minimalist drinking spot. They bill themselves as a Hakata-style udon-based izakaya, and there's a good selection of tempura, other...
Open 6pm-2am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Junkadelic - Tex-Mex: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
One of Tokyo's early Tex-Mex pioneers, Junkadelic has a lot more local competition these days, many with more appealing food but none with quite the same Bohemian atmosphere. The kitchen turns out...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
Shu - American: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
While gumbo, jazz, and soul music make likely partners in certain parts of the world - namely, New Orleans - the combination seems somewhat bizarre in Tokyo. Oddly enough, the bar's okra-thickened...
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Tuesdays.
Nakameguro Taproom - Brewpub: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
While its office-building setting and generic wood-paneled-den decor aren't especially inviting, this taproom for the Shizuoka-based brewery offers a wide assortment of craft beers, including two or...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Ceylon Inn - Sri Lankan: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Excellent Sri Lankan cuisine is prepared by native chefs at this friendly little neighborhood spot. The chef's special menu includes chicken liver stew, fish curry and masala chicken. Budget around...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Beer Boy - Beer bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-1:30, 4-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Produced by the popular Craft Beer Market chain, Beer Boy is a standing bar with nine taps of craft beers and an izakaya-style food menu. Food comes in small, snack-size portions and it's...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 4-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Seirinkan - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The camouflage net-covered, cast-iron exterior of Seirinkan (formerly acclaimed pizzeria Savoy) strikes an imposing figure, but inside atmosphere is lively and fun. Although they serve only two kinds...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Bar Agrado - Mediterranean: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Tapas and grilled items, a good selection of sherry, plus around 5 wines by the glass are available at this pleasant bar, located on a small side street behind the Nakameguro GT building. The first...
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Potamelt - Sandwiches/ burgers: Naka-Meguro
Open 8am-9pm daily.
Grilled-cheese sandwiches are the specialty of the house at Potamelt, and the Blue-Cheese Melt is especially recommended. It's got just enough blue cheese in the blend to give it some bite, but not...
Open 8am-9pm daily.
Kakura - Curry: Naka-Meguro
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Medicinal-herb curries are the specialty here; prices range from Y1000-1900. They often run out, so call ahead or have a backup plan.
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
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Updated 2021-04-03