10 of the best things to do in Ebisu

10 of the Best Things to Do in Ebisu


2019.07.04

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

10 of the best things to do in Ebisu

Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, Ebisu is a trendy district of Tokyo that centers around Yebisu Garden Place.

But aside from being home to this former brewery and its associated Museum of Yebisu Beer, the area is also packed with outstanding cafes and dining establishments that will appeal to all tastes.

In this article, we’ll introduce 10 of the best things to do while exploring Ebisu whether you want a cultural fix, incredible coffee, a fine-dining experience or buzzing nightlife.

  • 01

    Yebisu Garden Place

    Yebisu Garden Place

    Yebisu Garden Place

    Yebisu Garden Place is built on the former site of the Yebisu brewery (which gave the surrounding area of Ebisu its name) and is like a city within a city.

    It’s comprised of around a dozen different buildings that house an exciting choice of restaurants, a hotel and a Mitsukoshi department store.

    It’s a pleasant place to explore, with the Museum of Yebisu Beer and the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum among its cultural offerings.

    Yebisu Garden Place is also home to the Beer Station where you can relax with a Yebisu beer while dining on international favorites, such as pizza, sausages and roast lamb.

    Beer Station

    Beer Station

    Yebisu Garden Place
    rating

    4.0

    479 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20
    phone
    0354237111
    opening-hour
    Store/Depending on the facil…
  • 02

    Ore no Bakery & Cafe Ebisu

    Ore no Bakery & Cafe Ebisu

    Ore no Bakery & Cafe Ebisu

    Baking high-quality raw bread on a daily basis, this bakery and cafe is the go-to place in Ebisu.

    Aside from buying freshly baked bread to take home, you can also dine in, with their Atsuyaki Tamago (“thick omelet”) Sandwich (630 yen + tax) a highlight of the menu.

    The fluffy omelet perfectly matches the sweetness and flavor of the bread, with your option to have it with or without mustard. It’s definitely something everyone should eat at least once while in Ebisu!

    Their delicious menu is matched by very good coffee, with Brazilian, Kenyan and Sumatran coffee beans available.

    Atsuyaki Tamago (“thick omelet”) Sandwich (630 yen + tax)

    Atsuyaki Tamago (“thick omelet”) Sandwich (630 yen + tax)

    Ore no Bakery & Cafe Ebisu

    Ore no Bakery & Cafe Ebisu

    俺のBakery&Cafe
    place
    東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-20-6 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス 時計広場
    phone
    03-6277-0457
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  • 03

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    If you’re a beer connoisseur, then don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Museum of Yebisu Beer, which honors the original brewery that once stood in Yebisu Garden Place.

    Join a guided tour to learn about the establishment and history of the brewery and discover the science of beer tasting, then put your newfound skills to the test during a beer tasting session.

    If you just want to browse the museum exhibits, it’s free to enter, while the tours (including beer tasting) cost 500 yen per person. There’s also a small eatery inside the museum where you can grab beers and light snacks.

    Official Website : Museum of YEBISU BEER

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer

    Museum of Yebisu Beer
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20-1 In Yebisu Garden Place
    phone
    0354237255
    opening-hour
    11:00-19:00[Ebisu Tour Final…
  • 04

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

    Also, in Yebisu Garden Place is the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, which was established in 1990 as one of the first photographic galleries in Japan to showcase the work of multiple photographers.

    Aside from themed exhibitions based on its large permanent collection, the museum also regularly showcases particular photographers, such as Tadahiko Hayashi and Hiromi Tsuchida.

    Anime and video game exhibitions are occasionally held to appeal to younger visitors and there’s a small display in the basement Images & Technology Gallery that illustrates the history of optics.

    Admission to the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum varies, depending on the exhibition taking place.

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    rating

    4.0

    184 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Mita 1-13-3 In Yebisu Garden Place
    phone
    0332800099
    opening-hour
    [Sunday-Wednesday]10:00-18:0…
  • 05

    Walk and drink at “Ebisu Yokocho”

    Ebisu Yokocho

    Ebisu Yokocho

    Decorated with brightly colored neon signs and glowing lanterns, Ebisu Yokocho is a small alley that’s packed with tiny restaurants and bars.

    It’s one of the most popular areas in Ebisu after dark, with a lively atmosphere as locals come to dine and drink at the end of the working day.

    Aside from casual eateries serving local delicacies such as fried chicken, grilled meats and mushroom-based dishes, you can also find sophisticated wine bars and rustic pubs.

    If you’re visiting during the day, a few of Ebisu Yokocho’s restaurants may be open but the alley really ignites once the sun goes down.

    Ebisu Yokocho

    Ebisu Yokocho

    Ebisu Yokocho
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 1-7-4
    phone
    0362688799
  • 06

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    Styled after an American food hall but on a more intimate Japanese scale, this dining hub is the perfect destination if you’re hungry but not quite sure what you want to eat.

    It centers around a large open dining space that can seat 117 people, with four surrounding counters serving food and drinks. Select something from the bakery, the gourmet salad bar or a meat-based dish, with both coffee and alcoholic drinks available to accompany your meal.

    Aside from the indoor dining space, there’s also an outdoor sitting area where friends, families and solo diners can relax.

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    EBISU FOOD HALL

    EBISU FOOD HALL
    rating

    4.5

    25 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu Minami 1-1-9
    phone
    0357735959
  • 07

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu (Main Store)

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu (Main Store)

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu (Main Store)

    Serving as the flagship store for Sarutahiko Coffee, the Ebisu branch is the place to head if you’re in need of a caffeine fix.

    Carefully-selected single origin beans and special blends feature on their menu of hand-drip and espresso coffee. It exudes a relaxed atmosphere and has friendly staff who are more than happy to explain the differences in beans and blends.

    If you’re really passionate about your coffee, head to the annex, Mameya, where you can try the beans before you buy.

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu (Main Store)

    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu (Main Store)

    Sarutahiko Coffee, Ebisu Flagship Store
    rating

    4.0

    83 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 1-6-6 Saito Building 1F
    phone
    0354226970
    opening-hour
    [Weekday]8:00-22:30[Saturday…
    Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu Main Store Annex
    place
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 1-5-1
    phone
    0354228176
  • 08

    Hemp Cafe Tokyo

    Hemp Cafe Tokyo

    Hemp Cafe Tokyo

    Vegetarians and vegans can rejoice at this hemp-focused restaurant where there’s no meat in sight.

    They draw on hemp products, such as hemp seed, hemp protein and hemp oil in creating their unique menu of sweet and savory dishes, all of which are fresh and organic.

    Think hearty nachos, locally-inspired nori rolls, salads and even raw cakes, all washed down with Cannabia - a beer that’s also made from hemp.

    Even if you’re not vegan, you’ll find something healthy to cleanse your body here, together with a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

    Official Website : Hemp Cafe Tokyo

    Hemp Cafe Tokyo

    Hemp Cafe Tokyo

  • 09

    Shodai

    Shodai

    Shodai

    Famed for its white curry udon, this sophisticated restaurant specializes in noodles that are made to order in front of your eyes.

    Settle in at one of the counter seats to watch their skilled chefs in action, manipulating the soba noodles with ease and confidence.

    The White Curry Udon appears like a soft and velvety mousse, with the curry and udon hidden below. Aside from their photogenic dishes, the restaurant also offers an extensive choice of liquors, including locally-made sake to complement your meal.

    Shodai

    Shodai

    酒彩蕎麦初代
    place
    東京都渋谷区恵比寿南1丁目1-10
    phone
    0337147733
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  • 10

    TOOTH TOOTH

    TOOTH TOOTH

    TOOTH TOOTH

    This stylish French bistro is situated down a spiral staircase, which leads to a dining area that exudes class and sophistication.

    Its lunch and dinner menus draw on seasonal ingredients and can be accompanied by a wide selection of European wines.

    At the lunch time, you can select your choice of main dish like pasta or hamburg steak. All lunch menus include a buffet of bread, deli, soup, rice and drinks for only 1,000 to 1,500 yen.

    In the evening, the a la carte menu is more elaborate, with dishes such as Kuroge Wagyu Beef that make Tooth Tooth an ideal destination for special occasions or first dates.

    TOOTH TOOTH

    TOOTH TOOTH

    TOOTH TOOTH
    place
    東京都渋谷区東3-17-12 トレディカーサ恵比寿1F・B1
    phone
    03-6419-2040
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