Japanese Food Spots in Tokyo Area

  • GINZA KYUBEY
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    4.5
    875 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

  • Umegaoka Sushi no Midori (Shibuya Shop)
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    4.5
    1106 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 1-12-3 Mark City East 4F
    A sushi restaurant located in the Terminal Building near Shibuya Station on the JR and other lines. This clean and fresh restaurant is able to seat up to 62 customers at a time between its counter and table seats. The restaurant is dedicated to the concepts of fresh ingredients, artisanal skills, and a heart with a passion for sushi and understanding of customer needs. Under the strictest quality control conditions, sushi artisans create fine quality sushi using fresh seafood direct from Tsukiji and shari sushi rice made with 100% Yamagata Haenuki rice. In addition to individual nigiri sushi, ultra-select nigiri sushi sets, makimono, and rolls, Midori also offers a full menu of other dishes, including salads and stewed sea bream head.

    Plump tasty delicious fresh great service! I don’t care about waiting, it’s sooooooooo WORTH IT! I’ve always loved. Midori sushi. I believe the name is longer. I also went to another branch around...

  • 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...

  • Sakura Tei
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    4.5
    668 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 3-20-1
    This is an eccentric teppanyaki-style restaurant located in the Harajuku area. Visitors can enjoy dishes such as okonomiyaki, monjayaki, and teppanyaki that are all made with dashi seasoning free of any chemical seasonings. They also offer an all-you-can-eat menu and course menu for dinner parties, and the inexpensive all-you-can-eat option that is limited to weekday lunch times is particularly popular. Eat inside and enjoy the artistic and colorful wall art, or take advantage of the spacious outdoor terrace seating.

    You can cook food by yourself and its very easy to make even though we didnt have experience, definitely recommend this place!

  • Tonki
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    4.5
    455 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Shimomeguro 1-1-2
    This is a long-established tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) shop that is famous for its nostalgic appearance reminiscent of Japan’s Showa period. It has been featured in the news and there is often a long line of customers. Using Japan-produced pork loin and high quality filet meet cooked slowly over a long time in a process unchanged since long ago, the restaurant serves up juicy and fragrant offerings that have earned many fans who come back frequently. It even offers counter or table seats as well as private dining rooms.

    every time I visit Tokyo, I eat here at least once. The tonkatsu is very different, not crunchy like in other places, but it has more flavor and character, the sauce is excellent, and the miso soup...

  • ASAKUSA IMAHAN Kokusai Street Head Restaurant
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    4.5
    268 Reviews
    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.

    Love their sukiyaki set meals here and you can get good value for lunch as well. I usually drop by here for a sit down meal after a visit at Senso-ji because its close by Tip - there is another...

  • Restaurant Ukai Toriyama
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    4.5
    252 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Minamiasakawamachi 3426
    This Japanese restaurant in a mountain hamlet surrounded by nature feels like a secret getaway. It's about three minutes by car from Takaosan Interchange on the Keno Expressway. They serve savory cuisine made with seasonal ingredients cooked on the charcoal fire of their irori hearth. Their plump and tasty thick-cut charcoal grilled chicken is a popular. The shop alters its ambiance to coincide with the changing seasons. Visitors look out on cherry blossoms in spring, fireflies in the garden in summer, the colored foliage of fall, and winter's snowy cover. The photogenic location makes it in demand for business dinners and wedding receptions.

    Private dining rooms, excellent service, traditional food. To summarize, à must-visit more by the unique location and atmosphere than by the food.

  • Tempura Daikokuya
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    3.5
    309 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 1-38-10
    This long-established tempura restaurant located near Senso-ji was founded in 1887. Using just sesame oil the tempura with a fragrant smell is eaten with a sauce that has been carefully passed down since the time of it founding. The pure Japanese atmosphere is even loved by non-Japanese as well. Recommended dishes include the tendon rice bowl that uses large juicy shrimp that seem to be flying out of the bowl. The rich sauce that captures the hearts of fans for its unforgettable taste.

    Remember to ask for english menu if you do not read Japanese. As chinese which have fair skin they will thought you are local. Over experience.Perfect. We quote this restaurant as must visit in...

  • Innsyoutei
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    4.5
    208 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 4-59
    A formal restaurant founded in 1875 serving traditional kaiseki course cuisine located inside Ueno Park. The restaurant's striking interior is reminiscent of an old-fashioned Japanese home; its huge windows, encompassing whole walls, allow patrons to observe the changing of the seasons. Innsyoutei primarily serves bean and vegetable-based cuisine made with a colorful variety of ingredients. All of the restaurant's soybean dishes are handmade with 100% domestically produced soybeans ordered just for that day. Innsyoutei accepts reservations of parties from two to 80 people. The restaurant is perfect for a variety of functions, from entertaining an important business client to celebrating a special event.

    Booked this restaurant long in advance, its easy to do it online. Otherwise you may need to queue for a long time. Cosy setting. Tranquil ambience. Lovely traditional food. Very reasonable price...

  • Ningyocho Imahan (Ningyo-cho Main Shop)
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    4.5
    168 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashiningyouchou 2-9-12
    A Japanese restaurant located close to Ningyocho Station in Nihombashi Ningyo-cho, Chuo City. This long-standing restaurant was founded in 1895 and has been operating in Ningyo-cho since 1952. Teppanyaki cuisine and steaks are served in the first floor Kisentei Ningyo-cho main restaurant, while sukiyaki, shabushabu, and kaiseki course cuisine are served in the second floor Ningyocho Imahan main restaurant.

    A MUST TRY!!!! For both the experience and the food. The service was amazing, the food was amazing and the over all experience was just awesome. A bit pricey but worth it for the experience. Will...

  • Tenpurameshi Kaneko Hannosuke
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihonchou 1-4-3 Villa Art Nihonbashi 1F
    The sister shop of Tendon Kaneko Hannosuke, renowned for its old-fashioned Edomae tendon (tempura over rice). Despite its location in Nihonbashi, an area filled with renowned tempura shops, lines still form at this restaurant dedicated to tempura and rice. Inside the compact confines, patrons can observe artisans at work up close and personal as they craft exquisite tempura. Diners can enjoy a variety of delicious tempura at reasonable prices, and the shop is well-loved for its high “cost performance.” The shop’s unusual egg tempura is particularly taste eaten over rice.

    I was in a mood for some freshly made tempura. I am never a fan of temper as that have been fried and sitting around for a while, the only way in my opinion to enjoy tempura is to eat them as soon as...

  • Nihonbashi Tamai
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-9-9
    A garden eel restaurant located near Nihombashi Station. Here diners can enjoy wild garden eel gathered from seasonal hunting grounds. The shop serves its eel two delicious ways – stewed and broiled. If you want to enjoy particularly tender meat, go with the stewed; if you’re looking to savor the innate savory flavor, go with the broiled. The shop also has “ainose” options giving you the chance to enjoy both in a single meal. You can also order broth for pouring over your eel to eat it chazuke style.

    A somewhat rustic, cared for and uncomplicated atmosphere. The eel was excellent. The introduction how best to savour the different ways of enjoying it, adding a condiment here or finishing up with...

  • Poultry Cuisine, Tamahide
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    4.0
    192 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashiningyouchou 1-17-10
    Founded in 1760, Tamahide is a restaurant that specializes in poultry cuisine that was developed by a falconer that served the shogunate. Their Tokyo game foul torisuki (from sukiyaki) was famous during the Edo period for its traditional flavors from before the Western influence on Japan. Try their famous oyako-don (chicken and egg on rice) for lunch and their torisuki for dinner. They also offer completely private dining rooms for anywhere from 4 to 50 guests.

    Visited at 11:50 on December 4, 2019. After starting to line up in front of the store, it took 40 minutes to sit down and get an order. Ordered 1800 yen for Oyakodon Evolution with thigh and...

  • Kurochaya
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Akirunoshi Konakano 167
    Kurochaya is a charming restaurant set in the main house of the Shoya Residence built 250 years ago relocated to the Akigawa Gorge. Visitors can enjoy a course menu of Tokyo’s sole beef brand, Kuroge Wagyu beef, and freshwater fish alongside the Akigawa Gorge. The popular restaurant has an atmosphere of the history and lifestyle of the mountain hamlet and also has rooms where guests can enjoy the cuisine while overlooking a bamboo forest. For reservations of ten people or more, a pick-up service is available.

    Average costs 10,000yen per person if you like to enjoy famous beef steak. Very traditional plate settings and beautiful Japanese decoration with small plates for each cuisine. I recommend choosing...

  • Dote no Iseya
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nihondutsumi 1-9-2
    A long-standing tendon (tempura rice bowl) restaurant established in 1889 which has continued to serve the same great-tasting meals for 128 years. The restaurant's signature item is its anago garden eel tempura, and Dote no Iseya has a dedicated tank outside the restaurant to ensure customers enjoy only the freshest eel. Taking great care in the oil used to deep fry the tempura, the thick sauce drizzled on top, and the rice served in each bowl, Dote no Iseya serves truly first-rate tendon.

    Dote-no-Iseya is not the easiest place to get to but I assure you the trip there was well worth the trip. Anago and unagi are different in that Anago is sea eel while unagi are the fresh water...

  • Tsukiji Sushidai Honkan
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 6-21-2
    A sushi restaurant a five minute walk from Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. Here you can enjoy authentic Edo-style riverside fish market nigiri sushi made with the freshest ingredients at reasonable prices. In order to serve the select ingredients used in the best condition possible, the chef puts great care and consideration into every aspect, from personally choosing the ingredients to monitoring the temperature of the sushi rice to the size of the nigiri sushi itself. With the Tencho Omakase Sushi chef's course (includes 11 pieces of nigiri sushi and one sushi maki-roll); you can choose the last nigiri yourself. Sit at the counter and you can watch the skilled hands of a master sushi chef right in front of your eyes while listening to an explanation about the area each piece of sushi comes from.

    Busy, lively restaurant with top quality sashimi and good service. Good range of options and helpful staff.

  • HANTEI
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    4.0
    172 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Nedu 2-12-15
    Located in a building in the Nezu part of Tokyo’s Bunkyo City that is designated as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property, this is an unusual spot to enjoy kushi-age (fried food on skewers) using plentiful servings of seasonal tastes. The restaurant, which is in an old three-story wooden house that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake, welcomes you with a very nostalgic atmosphere that is purely Japanese. Beginning with the “starter set” that features six types of kushi-age including carefully selected meat, fish, and vegetables and two types of shusai (appetizers to go with drinks), you can order an additional set or just one skewer at a time. There are also private dining rooms available for extra charge.

    Love this place and try to visit every time Im n Tokyo. For a while it was closed but was pleasantly surprised when it re-opened. The lunch menu revolves around kushiage which is different items...

  • Kamameshi Nakai
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Nishitamagunokutamamachi Otaba 175
    Kamameshi Nakai, sitting in the mountains of Okutama, is a relaxed restaurant surrounded by nature. All the kamameshi (rice dish served in a pot) dishes served here are delicious but their bamboo shoot kamameshi and chestnut kamameshi served only in season are particularly popular. Their salt-grilled river fish, such as rock fish, ayu (sweetfish) and trout are not to be missed either.

    紅葉が見頃の季節に、奥多摩温泉地に訪れ、ネットからのグルメ情報を頼りに、きのこ釜めしを美味しく賞味した。また是非来たい。

  • Kyobashi Isehiro Main Shop
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Kyoubashi 1-5-4
    Isehiro is a veteran yakitori skewered chicken shop since 1921 located at Kyobashi Station near Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit. Guests enjoy professionally prepared yakitori featuring meat from hens in their prime as well as other carefully selected ingredients like leeks and shiitake mushrooms. The quaint interior has a counter, Japanese style tatami mat rooms, and private seating available for gatherings.

    Nice small traditional place with outstanding food. Good service that even tries to speak English. The location is very special with typical architecture and decoration. Simple but with a lot of...

  • Ginza Tenkuni Main Shop
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    3.5
    156 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-9-11
    Established in 1885, Ginza Tenkuni is a restaurant which serves exquisite Tokyo-style tendon tempura rice bowls and kakiage mixed vegetable and seafood tempura. The distinctive, delicious taste of the restaurant's flavorful yet light tendon sauce is the fruit of many, many years. Ginza Tenkuni's kakiage is packed with tasty ingredients and yet is still crisp, light, and fluffy all the way to the center.

    Karaage seafood Don - more so we don’t like this version of tempura as we were expecting the flaky type - tasted good but we prefer the flaky type

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