Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Tokyo Area

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    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi 2-11-2 Nihonbashi Izumi-chuo SC Higashidate 5F
  • Tokyo Ramen Street
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 street B1
    This is a concentration of restaurants specializing in ramen located on First Avenue Tokyo Station, just after heading out from JR Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Underground Central Exit. Tokyo Ramen Street opened in 2009 with four shops including the famous Osaki (in Tokyo) tsukemen shop Rokurinsha that consistently attracts long lines. After that, it welcomed new shops from Tokyo’s famous restaurants, and is growing as an established gourmet spot where one can try various kinds of ramen. Businessmen as well as Japanese tourists and people on business trips visit as well.
  • Ivorish Shibuya
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 3-3B1F
    A French toast restaurant from Fukuoka located in the Udagawa-cho area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The keys to the shop's delicious toast are the special bread that was developed by Ivorish over a half year period and the appareil made with a careful balance of eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla essence. Served fresh from the pan and redolent with maple syrup, the shop's French toast is crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Ivorish also offers season- and location-specific menu items topped with seasonal fruit and ice cream. The bare brick and warm wood interior of the restaurant creates a comfortable, natural atmosphere. Takeout available.

    I discovered this place on a previous visit to Tokyo and its been on my must visit list ever since. The French toast is to die for (both sweet and savory) abd their menu changes very regularly so...

  • SKYTREE CAFE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    There are two cafes on the Tembo Deck. SKYTREE CAFE 340 on floor 340 has table seating where you can enjoy the spectacular view with your meal. Don't miss the Tokyo Sky Tree mascot Sorakara-chan's parfait and Teppenpen Sundae. There are also standing tables at the SKYTREE CAFE 350 on floor 350 where you can try their special Sky Tree dessert vinegar drink made with fresh milk.
  • Shake Shack
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2-1-15
    The first Japanese location of this popular New York hamburger chain, standing in the Meijijingu Gaien park in the Kita-Aoyama area of Minato City, Tokyo. The shop’s patties are all Angus beef, a high grade brand beef which is fed special fodder. People love Shake Shack’s juicy burgers. The shop’s hearty hot dogs, made with plump wieners, and its original frozen custard are also popular. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal on the shop’s open and airy terrace overlooking the beautiful nearby avenue of gingko trees.

    I dropped by with my girlfriend after a walk. The place was packed but the seats were well-distanced from each other. The shake was pretty good and sold in a wide assortment of flavors. There were...

  • GINZA KYUBEY
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    4.5
    876 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-7-6
    This sushi restaurant in Ginza is famous for its traditional Edo-mae sushi that makes use of the taste and season of its ingredients. Ever since it was founded in 1935, it has been visited by many VIPs including those from the political world. Guests can choose between counter seats, hori-gotatsu recessed floor seats, table seats, and private rooms. In recent years it has also become popular with foreign tourists for the ability to enjoy a relaxed meal in a Japanese-style space known as “modern sukiya-zukuri.” It also has a complete take-out menu featuring futomaki (a thick roll of sushi) and bara-chirashi.

    Ate here 10 years ago. Can’t eat sushi anywhere after it. Simply the best on earth. Will never forget it

  • T.Y. Harbor
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    4.0
    533 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashishinagawa 2-1-3
    T.Y. Harbor is a restaurant adjacent to a brewery along the Tennozu Canal. Its spacious, open interior is a remodeled warehouse. The terrace seating at the water’s edge evokes an elegant, American-style atmosphere. In addition to freshly brewed beer from the adjacent brewery, the restaurant offers soup and salad sets and vegetarian dishes at lunch during the week, while the weekend lunch menu adds burgers, pastas and pizza. The evening menu offers appetizers, pizza, and meat and fish main courses.

    I was dining alone tonight and was made to feel very well by the excellent staff. This place is a micro brewery and covid rules mean you have to stand on the terrace to drink alcohol which was find...

  • Mutekiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 1-17-1
    A ramen restaurant in Ikebukuro that only has counter seating. Mutekiya offers a menu which will satisfy both your stomach and soul, including the popular Honmaru X, a rich tonkotsu-based shoyu (soy sauce) ramen with plenty of back fat; and the One Pound Doka-Mori Chashumen, which comes with a mountain of thick-cut chashu roast pork. The restaurant also serves novel ramen varieties like the crab miso noodles, made with crab miso shipped direct from Sakaiminato in Tottori; the carefully devised karamen spicy noodles, and the mabodofu-like mazesoba. Another nice thing about Mutekiya is its large selection of toppings, such as ajitama marinated soft-boiled eggs and fried garlic.
  • Cafe Kitsune Tokyo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 3-17-1
    A cafe owned and operated by the French fashion brand Maison Kitsune located a three minute walk from Omotesando Station in 3 Chome Minamiaoyama, Minato City. In the cafe's Japanese-style interior, you can enjoy espresso as well as beverages made with matcha green tea and hojicha roasted green tea.
  • Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6 NEWoMan (Newman) 1F
    This is the third Japanese store of ‘Blue Bottle Coffee’ to open domestically and which brought a revolutionary change in Japanese coffee culture. The café is located in the shopping facility ‘NEWoMan’ in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is said to be the representative of third wave coffee, and sells only coffee within 48 hours of being roasted. The inside of the glass-enclosed shop is bright and airy and you can enjoy the wonderful aroma of the coffee with light snacks. Some of the menu is limited to only the Shinjuku café. Take-out is also available.
  • Rokurinsha
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    4.0
    644 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 Street Tokyo Underground Northern Tokyo Ramen Street
    A hot and rising star in the world of tsukemen (noodles accompanied by a broth for dipping) and is located adjacent to Tokyo Ramen Street just past Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit. Rokurinsha established the now-popular style of ultra-thick noodles served with an ultra-thick dipping soup, and is one of the most lined-up for restaurants in Japan. The meat-based dipping soup also incorporates seafood flavors to create a delicious broth you will want to enjoy down to the last drop. Once your noodles are finished, you can request that additional broth be added to the thick dipping soup, watering it down just enough to turn it into an excellent standalone soup.

    Really good broth and the noodles are really delicious when accompanied by it! Although there is perpetually a queue even during off peak hours, it would be cleared very fast as the diners are...

  • ASAKUSA IMAHAN Kokusai Street Head Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 3-1-12
    This venerable sukiyaki and shabu-shabu (Japanese hot pot) restaurant was founded in 1895. Their exquisite sukiyaki, made exclusively with top-class Japanese Black and Kobe beef and flavored with a secret stock, is beloved as one of the traditional flavors that best represents Asakusa and Japan. In addition to set meals featuring their first-rate sukiyaki-style shabu-shabu, steak, and other items, the restaurant also has a full lunch menu of reasonably-priced items. Seating options include table seating, private rooms, and a reception hall, making the restaurant a great place for entertaining guests, a dinner party, or a banquet.
  • Fuglen Tokyo
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    4.0
    158 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Tomigaya 1-16-11
    The very first overseas location of this popular coffee shop from the coffee-loving nation of Norway. Located close to Yoyogi Park in the Tomigaya area of Shibuya City, Tokyo, the shop serves light roasted Norwegian style coffee distinguished by its fruity aroma. Located inside a remodeled home, the shop’s many international regulars like to relax in the shop’s European-style interior. At night, the café also operates as a bar serving ales and cocktails.

    Fuglen offers good coffee - not groundbreaking- in a really charming retro atmosphere. The full bar can satisfies those wanting alcohol in the evening. Its location means it can become very very...

  • TOKYO SHIBA TOFUYA UKAI
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    4.5
    932 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-4-13
    Tokyo Shiba Ukai Tofu Shop wins high marks for its tofu, made with water drawn from a well 120 meters deep and carefully selected, high quality soybeans. Customers can taste seasonal flavors, including tofu in seasoned soymilk and dashi, appetizer plates, and sashimi. Two kinds of lunchtime course meals only available on weekdays are recommended for a little luxurious lunch. Ukai's evening meals are recommended for special occasions and celebrations.

    I got the chance to eat in this restaurant in July 2019 Such a pleasant memory from what I’ve been told this restaurant was already existing since a long time in the Japanese country side then was...

  • Gundam Cafe (Akihabara Shop)
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandahanaokachou 1-1
    A cafe modeled after the world of the hit giant robot anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. The Jaburo coffee was created for Gundam fans wanting to try the coffee made at Jaburo, the home base of the Earth Federation in the Gundam universe. The Gundam mecha-themed curry and food names riffing off of popular episode titles and character lines are sure to tickle the hearts of Gundam lovers. The cafe also sells merchandise such as Gundam-themed Kutani ware, an amusing soy sauce bottle modeled after M'Quve's vase, shirts, and much more.
  • Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Nakameguro 3-23-16
    Blue Bottle Coffee is a coffee shop chain which boasts tremendous popularity in the United States as a leader of the third wave coffee movement; this location is the brand’s fifth café in Japan. The café’s signature coffee is carefully hand dripped one cup at a time using fresh coffee beans roasted in Blue Bottle’s roaster in Kiyosumi Shirakawa. Designed around the idea of “cultivating people who enjoy coffee,” in addition to a café space, the facility also has a training space and workshop space. Photo credit: Takumi Ota.
  • IVY PLACE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sarugakuchou 16-15
    The restaurant IVY PLACE combines a cafe, dining room, and bar in a setting that feels like an old forest library or a taste of home. It has a large terrace surrounded by lots of greenery, including a large keyaki elm tree, its symbol. You can spend time in various ways from morning until night.
  • Andaz Tokyo
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    4.5
    1867 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Toranomon 1-23-4 Toranomon Hills
    This lifestyle hotel is located between the 47th and the top 52nd floor of Toranomon Hills. A Hyatt affiliate, it offers a sophisticated, top-quality hotel experience with various services to provide their guests with a comfortable at home environment. Soft drinks and snacks from room minibars, local phone calls, and WiFi are available free of charge. All the guest rooms have a magnificent view of Tokyo, as well as large bathtubs. They have the highest independent chapel in the city, an event space, and a spacious restaurant for their guests’ dining pleasure.

    I stayed at the Hyatt Andaz for 4 nights. The hotel is very modern and comfortable. The rooms were decent sized by Tokyo standards and well stocked. I would highly recommend this hotel especially for...

  • Himitsudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Yanaka 3-11-18
    A renowned shaved ice shop that started out as a simple street stand. The shop stands in the Yanaka neighborhood, which still bears traces of its old Tokyo downtown atmosphere. The shaved ice is cranked out by hand just as in the good old days, and the shop uses spring water ice created slowly with natural outdoor cold. Himitsudo also uses fruit juice in place of artificial syrup, creating a truly luxurious treat. The shop keeps straws on hand so you can slurp up the slush at the bottom of your cup. Himitsudo is so popular, it issues numbered tickets at peak times.
  • Takano Fruit Parlour and Fruit Bar (Shinjuku Takano Main Shop)
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    3.5
    75 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-26-11 Shinjuku Takano main store 5F
    The flagship Takano location, this fruit parlor located on Shinjuku-dori Avenue in 3 Chome Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo spans five floors. Takano serves parfaits, fruit samplers, cut fruit, juices, and fruit sandwiches made with seasonal fruits, as well as clubhouse and roast beef sandwiches. The shop also has parfaits and course menu options served at no other Takano location.

    You can enjoy Japanese excellent fruits at Takano. Prices are bit expensive. Quite casual atmosphere.

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