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This guide covers the area east of the Yamanote-sen tracks and north of Ginza, including Kyobahi, Yaesu, Nihonbashi and JR Tokyo station.
This guide covers the area east of the Yamanote-sen tracks and north of Ginza, including Kyobahi, Yaesu, Nihonbashi and JR Tokyo station.
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Nihonbashi

Thong - Thai: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of a popular Thai chain. Lunch is served until 4pm.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Maison Kayser - Bakery: Nihonbashi
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Excellent breads and pastries are available to take out, or you can stop for a pastry and an espresso in the lobby seating area. There's also a nice lunch menu, priced at Y1200 and Y1600.
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Cocoshiga - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10am-8pm daily.
The main attraction at this Shiga Prefecture antenna shop is the tiny (three-seat) sake-tasting bar up front, where you can sample some (or all) of the 28 different Shiga-ken sake in stock. The...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Shiga's Bar - Sake bar: Nihonbashi
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Located inside the antenna shop for Shiga Prefecture, this tiny bar offers a selection of 28 different sake from Shiga, served in 45ml tasting sizes (Y300), with the option of a four-part tasting...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Nagasakikan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Nagasaki Prefecture runs one of Tokyo's largest antenna shops, selling a wide range of regional food items that are otherwise hard to find. There's also an impressive selection of modern ceramicware...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Oidemase Yamaguchi Kan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is famous for its fugu, and you can buy frozen fugu sashimi here in various sizes (Y980-Y3150) to enjoy at home. Other local products on sale include a good selection of sake,...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon - Cafe: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Deluxe sandwiches and desserts from famous French chef Joel Robuchon.
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Franziskaner - German: Nihonbashi
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Hard-to-find German beers, German wines, and assorted snacks are on offer at this branch of the small Franziskaner chain. The meat-heavy food menu is more interesting and diverse than might be...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Yukari - Japanese: Nihonbashi
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Nihonbashi Yukari serves magnificent seasonal Japanese cuisine in a casual, relaxed settting. And while dinner might set you back Y10-20,000 with drinks, lunch is an amazing bargain. Regular...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Toyama Bar - Sake bar: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Attached to the Toyama Prefecture antenna shop, this very specialized bar serves seventeen different sake produced in Toyama. Sake is Y700 for a glass, or you can order a three-part tasting flight...
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Toyamakan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
This stylishly appointed antenna shop sells food and drink from Toyama Prefecture as well as traditional handicrafts and other locally made products. Dried noodles, honey, trout sushi, sea bream...
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.

Yaesu

Isekadoya Beer - Japanese regional: Yaesu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Run by the excellent Isekadoya craft-beer brewery, this lively izakaya serves thirteen of the brewery's beers on tap along with several kinds of sake from Mie Prefecture. The kitchen turns out...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Zero - Izakaya: Yaesu
Open 7-11:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are friendly at this small, well-hidden drinking spot. They specialize in shochu and appropriate snacks - Kyoto-style pickles, Korean chijimi pancakes and uni...
Open 7-11:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Beignet - French: Yaesu
Open 11:30-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
"French kushiage" is the unusual specialty at Beignet. Deep-fried morsels of meat and seafood are assembled with a creative flair, and served alongside original French-style side dishes and...
Open 11:30-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Market Tokyo Torch - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:45pm (LO) daily.
A new branch of Craft Beer Market is always a welcome addition to Tokyo's beer scene - you can count on a wide and varied tap list, decent food and good prices. This outlet is located in the stylish...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:45pm (LO) daily.

Tokyo station (inside gates)

Ekibenya Matsuri - Retail: Yaesu
Open 5:30am-11pm daily.
Eki-ben - bento boxes sold at train stations that incorporate regional dishes or special local ingredients - have a long tradition in Japan. Celebrating that tradition, this very popular shop inside...
Open 5:30am-11pm daily.
Hasegawa Saketen - Liquor shop: Yaesu
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Hasegawa offers an excellent selection of craft sake from smaller breweries around the country, including many smaller, 720ml-size bottles. This is their third incarnation inside the gates at Tokyo...
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Yaesu
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture....
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.

Kurobei Yokocho, Kitchen Street, Kitamachi Dining

Noodle House Laundry - Asian fusion: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Small dishes and noodles from China, Southeast Asia and Japan are served with craft beers at this very multi-cultural establishment in Tokyo station's restaurant complex. The atmosphere is lively...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Akita Pure Rice Sake Bar - Yakitori: Yaesu
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Craft sake from Akita Prefecture is the specialty at this comfortable counter bar, which stands at the front of a chicken specialty restaurant called Honke Abeya. You can just drop by for a quick...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.

Tokyo station underground complex

Liquors Hasegawa North - Liquor shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8pm) daily.
An amazing selection of hundreds of craft beers - both domestic and imported - can be found in the refrigerators and shelves of this underground liquor shop, along with a decent selection of sake,...
Open 10am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8pm) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Yaesu
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
This long-established chain serves reliable French cafe fare like steak frites, Salade Nicoise and assorted quiches. The location is in the underground shopping mall next to Tokyo Station.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Antenna America - Liquor shop: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Craft-beer fans riding the Shinkansen from Tokyo can now stock up on drinks for their journey from this conveniently located retail shop and bar, run by a major importer of American craft beers. ...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Hokkaido Foodist - Antenna shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Located at the western end of the Yaesu underground shopping area next to Tokyo station, Foodist is a veritable supermarket of Hokkaido food and drink. The dairy section is especially well stocked,...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Bubby's Yaechika - Cafe: Yaesu
Open 7:30am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 9am-9pm) daily.
Pancakes, home-made pies and burgers from this third Japan branch of the famous New York brunch spot. It's conveniently located in one of the underground shopping malls connected to Tokyo station. ...
Open 7:30am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 9am-9pm) daily.
Liquors Hasegawa - Liquor shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Liquors Hasegawa focuses on hard liquors, with an impressive selection of rare Bourbons and Scotch whiskeys. Best of all, you can try them out in the shop - Y150-200 gets you a 10ml pour of many of...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Erick South - Indian: Yaesu
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Erick South specializes in dishes from southern India, and serves up some of our favorite budget curries in Tokyo. Curries and side dishes are all distinctively flavored, and the quality is a few...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Rokurinsha - Ramen: Yaesu
Open 7:30am-10, 11-10pm (LO) daily.
The prize-winning tsukemen here is served with a thick, richly flavored dipping sauce made with pork, seafood and vegetables. For those who want to skip the long lines, the shop also sells a very...
Open 7:30am-10, 11-10pm (LO) daily.
Hitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-9pm daily.
This second Tokyo branch of Kiuchi Brewery's sort-of-brewpub offers ten taps of Hitachino Nest beer, including a few unusual seasonal brews that are hard to find elsewhere. Regular draft beers are...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Lou - Dim sum: Yaesu
Open 10am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Chinese dumplings - to eat in or take out - are the specialty of this Kamakura-based shop inside the Gran Roof complex next to Tokyo Station. The take-out menu includes three types of gyoza (shrimp,...
Open 10am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Yabaton - Tonkatsu: Yaesu
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
One of Nagoya's most famous tonkatsu shops, Yabaton is known for their tasty miso-slathered cutlets and their cute pig-sumo wrestler mascot. The teppan tonkatsu (Y1365) is their best-selling dish - a...
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Nihonbashi Brewery T.S. - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun 11-9) daily.
The second branch of the Bakurocho-based bar-brewpub serves beers from Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, Oregon, plus guest beers, at least one cider, and one or two of their own house beers....
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun 11-9) daily.
Tokyo Beer Paradise by Primus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
You'll find a slightly different mix of beers here compared to other Belgian beer bars around town. The food menu includes Belgian dishes like Carbonnade Flamande (beef and onion stew), roast pork...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
Cataratas Yaesu - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This popular standing bar in Tokyo Midtown Yaesu's second-floor dining complex offers a few unusual craft beers on tap as well as various light snacks. A recent taplist featured an imperial stout...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Moto Tokyo - Sake bar: Yaesu
Open 3-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Some eighty varieties of sake are ready to sample at this comfortable standing bar, along with traditional sake-drinking fare served in dainty portions. One nice touch here is that sake is served in...
Open 3-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Yaesu
Open 10am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Decent fast-casual burritos, burrito bowls, burrito salads and tacos, all made from premium organic ingredients, are ready to take out at this mini-branch of the Tokyo chain. Side dishes include...
Open 10am-9:45pm (LO) daily.

Kyobashi

Isehiro - Yakitori: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 4:30-9pm. Closed Sundays.
If you're looking for hot-off-the-grill yakitori at lunchtime you might be disappointed, as most shops around town don't actually fire up their grills until early evening. Instead, they usually...
Open 11:30am-2, 4:30-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Bannzai Vino - Wine bar: Kyobashi
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
If you're looking for a wine bar in Kyobashi that won't doesn't roll up the shutters at 11pm, Bannzai Vino is open until 4am (except Sundays), and serves fairly decent food along with wine from...
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
Kaba - Japanese regional: Kyobashi
Open 11am-2, 4-10:15pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The specialty of the house here is seafood from the San-in region of Western Honshu, flown in daily and served grilled and as sashimi. There's also a good selection of sake from the region, and a...
Open 11am-2, 4-10:15pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A small, office-building branch of one of Tokyo's more interesting curry shops, Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sekai no Yamachan - Japanese regional: Kyobashi
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
A branch of the very popular Nagoya izakaya chain, Yamachan is a great place to sample local Nagoya delicacies in Tokyo. Recommendations include the awesome spicy chicken wings (we prefer the...
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Ibrew - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Good craft beers at very reasonable prices - that's the chief selling point for this cozy, unpretentious beer bar. Ten Japanese craft brews are served on tap, all priced at just Y690 for a large...
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
We Brought Hakodate - Antenna shop: Kyobashi
Open 24 hours a day.
Although it's just one aisle of a Lawson convenience store rather than a full-fledged store, this mini-antenna shop from Hakodate, Hokkaido, has the advantage of being open 24 hours a day. They carry...
Open 24 hours a day.
Dobro - Croatian: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Like Italy, its much larger neighbor across the Adriatic, Croatia has a long coastline and a seafood-heavy Mediterranean cuisine built around grilled fish, scampi, mussels and calamari as well as...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Sapporo Dominica - Soup curry: Kyobashi
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30) daily.
With just a handful of choices, Sapporo Dominica might not have as wide a menu as some of its competitors, and their bowls may not be as vegetable-laden as others, but the kitchen here turns out...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30) daily.

Kayabacho, Hatchobori

B at K5 - Beer bar: Kayabacho
Open 4-10pm (Fri 4-11, Sat, Sun 1-9) daily.
Brooklyn Brewery's spacious Tokyo tasting room, located in the sprawling basement of a boutique hotel in Kayabacho, is one of the nicest craft-beer bars in town. They offer a big selection of...
Open 4-10pm (Fri 4-11, Sat, Sun 1-9) daily.
Hanamasa (Shinkawa) - Retail: Kayabacho
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.
Tsutsui - Yoshoku: Kayabacho
Open 11am-1:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Open since 1949, this classic yoshoku shop serves legendary fried-rice omelettes, Hamburg steaks, and many other standards. The chicken fried-rice omelette (Y1750 at dinnertime) is reasonably...
Open 11am-1:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Dandan - Izakaya: Kayabacho
Open 5-10pm. Closed weekends.
This very old-fashioned izakaya has a genuine shitamachi feel to it - sumo paraphernalia on the walls, a TV set going in the corner, and three big communal tables for customers. The shop is known...
Open 5-10pm. Closed weekends.
Maru - Wine bar: Hatchobori
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
A liquor shop, a standing bar, and a casual sit-down grill, Bar Maru is many things to many people. Browse the shelves, and if you find something you like you can crack it open on the spot for a...
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
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Updated 2023-09-07