Soba | Omotesando | ¥
Excellent homemade soba. The walnut dipping sauce is particularly noteworthy.
Steakhouse | Ebisu | ¥¥
Top quality meats served in a variety of ways. Their hamburger (pictured) is basically steak tartare quickly seared on the outside - delicious!
Italian | Ebisu | ¥¥
Cosy Italian restaurant with an excellent-value course meal.
Sushi | Azamino | ¥¥¥¥
A classic omakase-only sushi bar where every nigiri is simply perfect.
Kushiage | Ebisu | ¥¥¥
Beautiful, stylish restaurant specialising in kushiage (deep-fried skewers). Their course meals are enjoyable and great value.
Yakiniku | Shibuya | ¥¥¥
High-quality Japanese beef to grill at your table. Don't miss out on the complimentary homemade almond tofu (an-nin-dofu) at the end of the meal.
Tonkatsu | Omotesando | ¥¥
A true institution. Try the black pig (kurobuta) tonkatsu.
Sushi | Azabu-Juban | ¥¥¥
Quintessential local sushi bar with loads of energy.
Unagi (eel) | Tsukiji | ¥¥¥
Hands down the best unagi in Tokyo.
Yakitori | Shibuya | ¥
A fun, loud and bustling yakitori joint. No reservations, so be prepared for a short wait.
Yakiniku | Shinjuku | ¥¥¥
Swanky yakiniku restaurant where you grill different cuts of thinly sliced wagyu at your own table.
Yakitori | Shibuya | ¥¥
Great kushiyaki (grilled skewers) restaurant in central Shibuya with a fun atmosphere.
Izakaya | Shibuya | ¥¥
Small menu that changes daily. Excellent sakes.
Pizza | Naka-meguro | ¥
One of the best pizzerias on earth. Only two types of pizzas are served here - Margherita and Marinara - using the freshest Japanese ingredients.
Izakaya | Shibuya | ¥¥
Great izakaya for a night out with friends. Fresh seafood and a good sake list.
Tempura | Azabu-Juban | ¥¥¥¥
Tempura course meal served at the counter by a friendly and comical chef.
Wine, Beer & Cocktail Bars
A cosy wine bar focussed on natural wines. Also serves good tapas.
Genius mixologist, Hiroyasu Kayama, reconstructs classic liqueurs and spirits using homegrown plants and a mortar and pestle. No menu here, but everything he makes - and how he makes it - is excellent. This is truly one of the best cocktail experiences in the world. Reservation recommended.
Master Gen creates a tasting men of delicious cocktails, all with the freshest seasonal Japanese fruits - unequivocally the best cocktail experience ever. Reservation required.
Small and unassuming bar with unique Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Craft beer pub serving some great Japanese brews among other international beers.
Translates as "drunkard's alley", this alley is filled with tiny little bars that fit not more than six people.
Coffeehouse by day, absinthe bar by night. The bar has around 70 varieties of absinthe. Located near Trench and Triad so great for an evening of bar-hopping.
A swanky bar serving innovative, delicious cocktails. Only drawback perhaps is the clientele, but it is worth a visit regardless. Located near Tram and Triad so great for an evening of bar-hopping.
Set over two floors, each floor has a separate menu. Cool, retro ambience that evokes an old passenger train. Located near Tram and Trench so great for an evening of bar-hopping.
Pastries & Snacks
A small but cute café where you can sit and eat lovely sandwiches made with the shop's homemade cheeses.
A quaint café with exceptional bread inspired by the seasons. Open late.
A tiny little shop that sells pasteis de nata fresh out of the oven that rival those of Lisbon's famous Pasteis de Belem.
Delicious French pastries. There's also nice brasserie upstairs serving classic French food.
Perfect for an afternoon snack. Delicious cakes and biscuits. Don't walk away without buying a box of their chocolate biscuit cigars. Yoku Moku outlets can also be found in most depachika (basement food halls in department stores).
Beautiful, spacious café with excellent brew.
A classic Japanese coffee house that does excellent pour-overs and delicious chiffon cakes.
Coffeehouse by day, absinthe bar by night. The day's beans are roasted in house every morning.
Scandinavian coffee house with high quality coffee. They also do great cocktails in the evenings.
Every coffee aficionado's heaven - enough said.