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50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city famous for its endless sprawling buildings and ability to get ramen at 2 in the morning. If you’re coming to Japan one of the most likely reasons is because you love Japanese food. You can’t get enough it and you plan to eat your way through the city. Or is that just me?

I wanted to bring you the 50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo to help you with your gastronomic journey. I’ve also done a complete Budget Traveller’s Guide to One Week in Tokyo that can help you with your itinerary.

50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo - Tonteki
Gourmet Pork Steak at Tonteki in Shibuya

Most of the restaurants listed below are places you can get a meal for under 1000 yen making it great for budget travellers.

When I went on my three-week trip I budgeted 1100 yen for lunches and 3000 yen for dinner. If you want to find out more about how to budget for a 1 week, 2 week or 3 week trip in Japan check out my guide here.

I put together my 50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo from spending a good 6 months before my trip reading through neverending Trip Advisor recommendations, Lonely Planet Guides, blog reviews and heaps and heaps of Youtube videos. These might not be the fanciest restaurants that Tokyo has to offer but it’s the kind of good, heartwarming food that will leave you craving more.

The following list is in no particular order, you just need to try all of them!

Let’s begin with my 50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo

  1. Sushi Zanmai –  Sushi – Japan, 〒104-0045 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Tsukiji, 4丁目11−9
  2. Dansyouya –  All you can eat Yakiniku – Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 7 Chome−2−先 銀座コリドー114
  3. Okonomiyaki KijiOkonomiyaki – Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, 千代田区Marunouchi, 2 Chome−7−3, 東京ビルTOKIA
  4. Tokyo Ramen Streetmultiple Ramen restaurants – Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−1, 東京駅一番街
  5. Coco CurryJapanese curry chain restaurant – multiple locations
  6. Hourantei – The best Ramen we had in the whole of Tokyo! –  located in the exit tunnel of Asakusa (Tsukuba Express) Station
  7. Cawaii Bread & CoffeePastry shop – 1F T&Yビル 16 30 2, 2 Chome-30 Hatchōbori, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0032, Japan
  8. Satou Menshi (deep fried crumbed meatball) – 1 Chome-14-1 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
  9. TsurutontanUdon – Japan, 〒106-0032 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi, 3丁目14−12 六本木3丁目ビル
  10. AfuriRamen – Japan, 〒150-0013 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu, 1 Chome−1−7, 117ビル \
    50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo - Ramen at Hourantei

    We found Hourantai while exiting the Asakusa Station. The sesame covered Ramen was the best I had all in Tokyo

  11. AB City –  Fancy Hipster sandwiches – マンション 並木 橋, 1 Chome-31-19 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0011, Japan
  12. Gyu Katsu MotomuraBeef Katsu – 150-0002
    B1 Floor Ono Bldg. 2 -Gokan, 3-18-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
  13. Tokyo TontekiCheap gourmet pork steaks – Japan, 〒150-0002 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya, 2 Chome−22−10 タキザワビル2F – this place is hard to find – there is a small staircase on the corner of the building that you need to go up (don’t go across the bridge)
  14. Genki SushiSushi chain restaurant – 24-8 Udagawachō, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0042, Japan
  15. Mai-SenPork Katsu – 4 Chome-8-5 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  16. A Happy Pancake OmotesandoJapanese pancakes – Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 4 Chome−9, 神宮前4−9−3 清原ビル B1F
  17. Dominique Ansel BakeryAward-winning pastries – 5 Chome-7-14 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  18. Luke’s LobsterNew York style lobster rolls – Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 6 Chome−6−7−1
  19. Kawaii Monster Cafe –  Crazy desserts and meals – Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 4 Chome−31, 渋谷区神宮前4丁目31−10 YMスクエア 4F
  20. Seiko-En$12 beef lunch set – Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 6 Chome−6−4−1 原宿八角館ビル
    50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo -Mai Sen

    Pork Katsu at Mai Sen

  21. Santa Monica CrepesHarajuku style crepes – 1 Chome-16-168 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  22. Cafe Crepe (Angel’s Heart)Harajuku Style crepes – 1 Chome-20-6 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  23. Sweet BoxHarajuku style crepes – 1 Chome-17-5 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  24. Fu-UnjiRamen – Japan, 〒151-0053 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, 渋谷区Yoyogi, 2 Chome−14−3 北斗第一ビル
  25. Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima $10 Michelin star lunch –  Japan, 〒160-0022 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−32−5, 日原ビル
  26. TorikizokuYakitori chicken chain restaurant – multiple locations
  27. Yokocho Streetfamous Izakaya (Pub) street – Japan, 〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 1丁目2
  28. Menya Musashi Ramen – Japan, 〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−2−6, K-1ビル
  29. Nagibest Shoyu Ramen – 1 Chome-1-10 Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0021, Japan
  30. Itamae Sushi Edo Edo era themed sushi restaurant – 
    50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo - Itamae Sushi Edo

    Itamae Sushi Edo

  31. Ninja AsakasaNinja themed restaurant – Japan, 〒100-0014 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Nagatachō, 2 Chome−14−3, 赤坂東急プラザ (located inside Tokyu Plaza Akasaka)
  32. Iseya100-year Yakitori restaurant, you must go here if you are visiting Studio Ghibli – 1 Chome-2-1 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tōkyō-to 180-0005, Japan
  33. IchiranRamen chain restaurant – multiple locations
  34. Tempura Tendon TenyaTempura chain restaurant – multiple locations
  35.  Sometaro – Okonomiyaki – 2 Chome-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0035, Japan
  36. Asakusa KagetudoFamous Melon pan (bread) – 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
  37. Wonder Parlour CafeVictorian Era Maid Cafe – 3 Chome-9-15 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0013, Japan
  38. Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory where they serve the famous Totoro cream puff – 5-3-1 DaitaSetagaya 155-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
  39. Daily Chico7 Layer Icecream – Japan, 〒164-0001 Tokyo, Nakano, 5丁目52−15 中野ブロードウェイ
  40. KatsumotoTsukemen Ramen – 2-15-5 Misakicho Chiyoda Tokyo
    50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo - Yakitori at Iseya

    Yakitori at Iseya

  41. MarushizuUnagi (eel) – 6 Chome-12-10 Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
  42. SaitamayaYakitori – 2 Chome-5-12 Higashijujo, Kita, Tokyo 114-0001, Japan
  43. Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Gorgeous Afternoon High Tea overlooking Tokyo, bit pricey but totally worth it – 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan
  44. Katsukura Famous Pork Katsu – 千駄ヶ谷5-24-2 (タカシマヤタイムズスクエア 14階), Shibuya, Tōkyō, 151-0051, Japan
  45. Han no Daidokoro KadochikaYakiniku – 2-28-5 Dogenzaka | Shuei Bldg B1FShibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
  46. Harajuku GyozaroGyoza (Japanese dumplings) – 6-2-4 JingumaeShibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
  47. Funabashiya KameidotenjinmaeAnmitsu (Japanese traditional dessert) – 3-2-14 KameidoKoto 136-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
  48. Tsukiji MarutakeJapanese Rolled Omelette – 4-10-10 Tsukiji | Tsukiji Center Bldg. 1FChuo 104-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
  49. Kinno Torikara Deep fried chicken fries (popular Japanese snack) –  25-3 UdagawachoShibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
  50. Shinpachi ShokudoGrilled Mackerel – 1-15-9 Nishishinkuku | KC Building 1FShinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
50 Best Places to Eat in Tokyo - High Tea at the Oriental Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental

High Tea at the Oriental Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental

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