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.
Beautiful, spacious café with excellent brew.
Chatei Hatou | 茶亭羽當
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.
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.
Scandinavian coffee house with high quality coffee. They also do great cocktails in the evenings.
Master Gen creates a tasting men of delicious cocktails, all with the freshest seasonal Japanese fruits - unequivocally the best cocktail experience ever. Reservation required.
Ikkyu | 逸喜優
Sushi | Azamino | ¥¥¥¥
A classic omakase-only sushi bar where every nigiri is simply perfect.
Kawakami An | 川上庵
Soba | Omotesando | ¥
Excellent homemade soba. The walnut dipping sauce is particularly noteworthy.
Kiraku | 喜楽
Ramen | Shibuya | ¥
A modest ramen shop that’s been around for 60 years serving delicious shoyu-based Chinese-style ramen. Their gyoza are definitely worth ordering, too.
Kogane | こがね
Kushiage | Ebisu | ¥¥¥
Beautiful, stylish restaurant specialising in kushiage (deep-fried skewers). Their course meals are enjoyable and great value.
Ishinohana | 石の華
Small and unassuming bar with unique Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Every coffee aficionado's heaven - enough said.
Kongouen | 金剛園
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.
Maisen | まい泉
Tonkatsu | Omotesando | ¥¥
A true institution. Try the black pig (kurobuta) tonkatsu.
Matsukan | まつ勘
Sushi | Azabu-Juban | ¥¥¥
Quintessential local sushi bar with loads of energy.
Miyagawa | 宮川本廛
Unagi (eel) | Tsukiji | ¥¥¥
Hands down the best unagi in Tokyo.
Morimoto | 森本
Yakitori | Shibuya | ¥
A fun, loud and bustling yakitori joint. No reservations, so be prepared for a short wait.
Nikutei Futago | 肉亭ふたご
Yakiniku | Shinjuku | ¥¥¥
Swanky yakiniku restaurant where you grill different cuts of thinly sliced wagyu at your own table.
Sagoemon | 佐五右衛門
Yakitori | Shibuya | ¥¥
Great kushiyaki (grilled skewers) restaurant in central Shibuya with a fun atmosphere.
Sakeria | 酒坊主
Izakaya | Shibuya | ¥¥
Small menu that changes daily. Excellent sakes.
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.
Seirinkan | 聖林館
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.
Taka | 産直屋たか
Izakaya | Shibuya | ¥¥¥
One of Tokyo's best izakayas, known for extremely fresh seafood. Note that reservations are hard to come by - your best bet is to adding the owner on Facebook and contacting him directly.
Unosato | うのさと
Izakaya | Shibuya | ¥¥
Great izakaya for a night out with friends. Fresh seafood and a good sake list.
Nata de Cristiano
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.
Yasuke | 弥助
Seafood | Shibuya | ¥¥¥
Izakaya-esque seafood restaurant with a great set menu at lunch time. The homemade soba that comes at the end of the meal is particularly noteworthy.
Yokota | よこ田
Tempura | Azabu-Juban | ¥¥¥¥
Tempura course meal served at the counter by a friendly and comical chef.
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).
Craft beer pub serving some great Japanese brews among other international beers.
Nonbei Yokocho | のんべい横丁
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.