Tokyo Restaurants – the Ultimate Guide

Take the stress out of choosing a Tokyo restaurant with our guide to the very best. Whatever your budget, whatever your preference, we've got a Tokyo restaurant for you.

One thing is for certain: you won’t go hungry in Tokyo. The city is a venerable hub for food lovers, laced with restaurants and cafes of all varieties. Whether you crave the elegant simplicity of traditional Japanese cuisine or want to gorge yourself on some cutting edge gastronomy, it’s all but a train ride away. 

To help you find the restaurant for you, we’ve gone to the trouble of putting all the information you’re going to need into one place. From Michelin starred to budget, sushi to hamburgers, we have you covered:

Tokyo Food Guide

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Start your foray into the world of Tokyo food with a handy overview of some of the best traditional and distinctively ‘Tokyo’ restaurants with our Tokyo food guide. A guide to Tokyo sushi, ramen, udon, tempura, tonkatsu and more!

The Best Restaurants in Tokyo

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If money isn’t a factor and it just has to be the best restaurant in Tokyo, check out our list of great eateries in Japan’s capital for some guidance.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Tokyo

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Food lovers from all over the world are drawn to Japan for its culinary excellence. With restaurants everywhere, you could spend a month in the city and still not scratch the surface. However, if you are serious about your eating and only the best will do, its Tokyo’s Michelin starred restaurants that you’re going to want to head to first. Even then, with more Michelin stars to its name than any other city on earth, you’re taking on a challenge. 

Of the 217 in the city, we’re here to introduce you to 19 of the very best. These restaurants ooze quality and charm and, perhaps surprisingly, they won’t all leave you yen-less. 

Cheap Restaurants in Tokyo

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Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, you don’t need money to enjoy the many quality restaurants Tokyo has to offer. These range from pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants and can be found all over the city. To help you find them, we’ve compiled a list of the top 13 cheap restaurants in Tokyo. If you are as hungry as you are thrifty, read on…

Kobe Beef Restaurants in Tokyo

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Photo Credit: Jon Åslund via Flickr cc

Kobe beef is famous across the globe for its uniquely flavorful, tender and fat-marbled meat. Coming from Wagyu cattle, raised in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture according to rules set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing guidelines, it is inimitable.  

American Restaurants in Tokyo

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Whether you are here in Tokyo for a short while or forever, American food is always readily available and screaming to be eaten. Here’s a list of some of the best greasy American restaurants to offset your healthy Japanese diet:

Theme Restaurants in Tokyo

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Delicious food is not all you can expect from a Japanese dining experience. Many restaurants have come up with alternative ideas to entertain their customers, designing restaurants with sometimes whimsical, sometimes strange, always entertaining themes. Read all about them: 

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo

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Photo Credit: Skanska Matupplevelser via Flickr cc

Vegetarian and vegan eateries have, in recent years, begun to pop up around Tokyo – safety zones for the capital’s herbivores. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to introduce you to the best of them, with a guide to the top ten vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo.  

Best Shibuya Restaurants

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Shibuya isn’t just a den for the young and hip, it has also amassed an enviable reputation as a hot-spot among the city’s food-lovers. Hidden cafes mesh with unmissable flash to produce a restaurant scene with something for everybody. 

Best Shinjuku Restaurants 

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Shinjuku, another central Tokyo hub, is a by-word for shopping, entertainment and, importantly for us, dining. Use our guide to find the best of Shinjuku’s many restaurants.

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Jack Heslehurst

Jack Heslehurst

Tokyo-based writer and editor, originally from the UK, with a special interest in politics, history and travel.



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