Cat Street Tokyo – 23 Shopping and Eating Ideas

A narrow road connecting Harajuku and Shibuya, Tokyo Cat Street is a magnet for the city's fashion-forward. With plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore, let us be your guide.

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One of the city’s coolest areas, Tokyo’s famed Cat Street runs parallel with the slightly more upmarket Omotesando, a boulevard that spans the stretch between Harajuku and Shibuya. Lined with a rich variety of boutiques, vintage shops and big-name brand stores, Cat Street is a magnet for Tokyo’s fashion pioneers. Between the shops, also find a selection of cutting-edge cafes and restaurants, perfectly primed for post-shopping R&R. 

Perhaps in the shadow of the more well-known Omotesando Avenue and Takeshita Street, overlook Cat Street at your peril. Lacking the uniformity of the former and the crowds of the latter, Cat Street will appeal to those after unique fashions in a relaxed environment. It can be pretty difficult to pin down exactly where the street begins and ends so make sure you look out for the distinctive cat’s eyes street lights. 

Below we’re going to introduce you to the best of what Tokyo Cat Street has to offer; from shops to cafes and restaurants, we’ve got it all. 

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Cat Street Shops

1. Opening Ceremony

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Founded in 2002, Opening Ceremony’s first branch in New York paved the way for further branches in LA and Tokyo. The Tokyo Cat Street store occupies a four-story building, plenty of room for displaying its exclusive stock from the likes od Kenzo, Rodarte, Pamela Love and Peter Jensen. Opening Ceremony also carries its own exclusive collections as well as collaborations that in the past have included Chloë Sevigny, Yoko Ono, Adidas Originals and DKNY. 

­   11:00 – 21:00

   03-5466-6350

­   6-7-1-B Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

2. RAGTAG

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RAGTAG is a renowned second-hand designer clothing store with 15 branches across Japan. Verified, repaired and washed before being put on sale, RAGTAG’s stock is the real deal. Inside the Cat Street store find everything from casual to formal wear and everything in between. Brands like Supreme, Comme des Garcons and Louis Vuitton are common fixtures. 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-6419-3770

­   6-14-2 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

3. White Atelier by Converse

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White Atelier by Converse on Cat Street is the first official Converse store in Japan. While the ground floor displays a wide variety of Converse products along with the store’s exclusive collections, the basement is dedicated to the customizing service. From bespoke shoelaces to whole shoe decoration, the store allows you complete free reign in designing your own unique pair of Converse. How could you resist a design classic given your own unique twist? 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-5778-4170

­   6-16-5 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

4. MoMA Design Store

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Located inside the unmissable Gyre building, the MoMA Design Store on Cat Steet is the New York Museum of Modern Art’s first retail store outside the US. The store stocks a brilliant range of innovative products, from kitchenware and stationery to clothing and accessories. The Gyre building is also home to brands like Chanel, Comme de Garcons and Ukai-Tei as well as a high-end teppanyaki restaurant. 

­   11:00 – 22:00

   03-5468-5801

­   5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

5. Too Cool For School

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Too Cool For School is a Korean cosmetics brand with over 50 stores in 11 countries worldwide. Famous for artful package designs, Too Cool For School was awarded the Dieline Design Awards in 2013. From lip gloss, eye shadow and facial masks to body cleanser, Too Cool For School features a wide selection of high-quality makeup products for everybody. 

­   (Mon – Sat) 12:00 – 19:00

        (Sun) 11:00 – 18:00

   03-3797-1747

­   6-15-4 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

6. Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

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Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren’s distinctive red-brick facade is difficult to miss on Cat Street. The store features denim shirts, jeans and accessories, all of the finest quality. The store is also home to a good range of items that are exclusive to Japan. 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-6438-5802

­   5-17-13 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

7. WISM

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WISM is a popular Cat Street shop with a focus on men’s street/casualwear from brands like STUSSY, C.E and PUMA. However, the store is better known for its bicycle rental service. Rent a battery powered bike for an hour (500 yen), three hours (1,000 yen) or the whole day (2,500 yen) and speed up your Cat Street shopping.  

­   (M,Tu,Th,Su) 11:30 – 20:00

        (W,F,Sa) 11:30 – 20:30

   03-6418-5034

­   5-17-20 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

8. Beauty & Youth – United Arrows

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United Arrows is a fashion label with multiple sub-brands including District, Green Label Relaxing and Beauty & Youth. The Cat Street store stocks high-end men’s fashion from District and casual women’s clothing, houseware and cosmetics from Beauty & Youth under one roof. You’ll find a small florist here as well, which is a nice touch. 

­   (Clothes Shop) 11:00 – 20:00

        (Flower Shop) 11:00 – 19:00

   03-5468-3920

­   65-17-9 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

9. Adidas Originals Flagship Store Tokyo

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Tokyo’s Adidas Originals flagship store is located right here on Cat Street. From collaborations with local brands to limited edition products, there’s always something interesting to get your hands on here. Of late, Adidas NMB, a shoe line combining classic designs and cutting-edge tech has been causing quite a stir among Tokyo’s shoe-nerds.  

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-5464-5580

­   5-17-4 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

10. Patagonia

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Patagonia is an American outdoor apparel company founded by Yvon Chouinard, a vocal advocate of environmental protection. Patagonia prides itself on its ethical production methods and its involvement in environmental campaigns, plus, for practical but cool outdoor clothing, Patagonia is hard to beat. 

­   (Mon – Fri) 12:00 – 20:00

        (Sat, Sun and Hol) 11:00 – 20:00

   03-5469-2100

­   6-16-8 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

Cat Street Cafes 

11. Starbucks B-Side

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Close to the start of the street, the two-story Starbucks B-Side is a great place to take a break with its spacious lounge and large windows. Designed by musician, designer and all-around Cat Street celebrity Hiroshi Fujiwara, it must be one of the coolest Starbucks anywhere. 

­   08:00 – 22:00

   03-3797-6821

  ¥    300 – 600

­   5-11-2 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

12. The Roastery by Nozy Coffee

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The Roastery by Nozy Coffee is a godsend for all third-wave coffee enthusiasts. The baristas do their thing within an island in the centre of the cafe, making it easy to find out their recommendations or pick up a few brewing tips. A range of single-origin beans are available to be prepared in any way you’d like. 

­   (Mon – Sat) 10:00 – 22:00

        (Sun, Hol) 10:00 – 21:00

   03-6450-5755

  ¥    450 – 600

­   5-17-13 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

13. Gongcha

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Gongcha is a fast-growing Taiwan-style bubble tea franchise with over 1,000 shops in 10 countries across the globe. From a regular milk tea to a custom smoothie, whatever you’re after, Gongcha has you covered. The cafe also allows customers to choose from an array of decaff drinks as well as choose their sweetness level and the amount of ice they’d like. 

­   (Mon – Thu) 11:00 – 21:30

        (Fri) 11:00 – 22:00

        (Sat, Sun and Hol) 10:00 – 22:00

   03-6427-7543

  ¥    300 – 600

­   6-6-2 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

14. Neko Neko Za (formerly Choosy Cat Cafe) 

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Neko Neko Za is not only a cat cafe but also a home for rescue cats. The cafe is always looking for people to foster the cats, but if this isn’t an option, simply take some time out to give them a bit of attention. Those with experience looking after cats or cat cafe regulars are permitted to play with the cats at will, those without are given careful instruction to ensure the animals’ well-being. 

­   12:00 – 17:00

   @nekonekoza

   Closed Mon

  ¥    700 – 1,700

­   6-14-15 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

15. Number Sugar

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Number Sugar specialises in delicious homemade caramel. See the caramel being prepared in the kitchen through the window before heading in to give it a try. Buy a stick for just 100 yen or a box to take home. Particularly popular here is the Number Sugar Coffee – a luxurious blend of ice coffee and caramel cream. 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-6427-3334

   Closed Tue

  ¥    800 – 1,100

­   5-11-11 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

16. Candy Show Time

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Candy Show Time is a handmade candy store that stocks over 30 varieties of sugary goodness. Watch the skilled candy makers at work behind the scenes, artfully working in unique patterns and shapes into the candy. Themed packs are available to buy and very popular, or you can create your own goody bag of candy to take away with you. 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-6418-8222

  ¥    400 – 700

­   6-7-9 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

Cat Street Restaurants

17. Good Town Doughnuts 

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Located just off Cat Street, Good Town Doughnuts is an all-American doughnut joint that feels more Brooklyn than Tokyo. A great selection is available, from classics to those that are a little more innovative (matcha-tea flavour anyone?). Besides the doughnuts, this restaurant/cafe also serves a good range of hot and cold drinks and a brunch menu featuring things like paninis, muffins and homemade maple granola. 

­   10:30 – 21:00

   03-5485-8827

  ¥    400 – 600

­   6-12-6 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

18. Harajuku Gyozaro

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Harajuku Gyozaro is an ever-popular gyoza (Japanese-style dumpling) restaurant on Cat Street. Expect long lines, but the simple menu is well worth the wait. Of course, try the gyoza, but the traditional sides shouldn’t be missed either. 

­   (Mon – Sat) 11:30 – 04:30

        (Sun) 10:00 – 22:00

   03-3406-4743

  ¥    600 – 1,200

­   6-2-4 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   N/A

 

19. Luke’s Lobster

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Located very close to Harajuku Gyozaro, Luke’s Lobster specialises in Maine-style seafood rolls. Very casual, there are only outdoor benches to sit on, but the fantastic food is the main event. The best-seller is the classic lobster roll. Seasoned, juicy lobster inside a fresh butter-grilled bread roll. Delicious. Other options and half-and-half sandwiches are available, plus all the ingredients are sustainably sourced. 

­   11:00 – 20:00

   03-5778-3747

  ¥    950 – 1,600

­   6-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

20. The Great Burger

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Thirty types of burger, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, pancakes and more – The Great Burger ranks among Tokyo’s very best American diners. All orders are prepared fresh from quality ingredients and served piping hot. The restaurant also serves a great range of milkshakes and even bottled craft beer from around the world. 

­   (Mon – Fri) 11:30 – 23:00

        (Sat, Sun and Hol) 09:00 – 23:00

   03-3406-1215

  ¥    960 – 1,500

­   6-12-5 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

 

21. Daihachi Takohanamaru

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Daihachi Takohanamaru is a small takoyaki (octopus dumpling) restaurant located near the beginning of Cat Street, right across from Candy Show Time. Originating in Osaka, takoyaki is common street food in Japan, but it’s not easy to find a place that serves authentic Osaka-style takoyaki in Tokyo. Enjoy your steaming takoyaki as you wander around Cat Street. 

­   12:00 – 21:00

   03-3409-8787

  ¥    500 – 550

­   5-11-8 Jingumae, Shibuya

­    N/A

 

22. Chao! Bamboo

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Located right next to Harajuku Gyozaro, Chao Bamboo serves the authentic Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian food of your dreams. Recalling south-east Asian street vendors with its hodge-podge of small tables and chairs, Chao Bamboo is a breath of fresh air. Don’t confuse it with Kaffir Lime, a separate Thai restaurant upstairs in the same building. 

­   (Sun – Thu) 11:30 – 23:00

        (Fri, Sat) 11:30 – 23:30

   03-5466-4787

  ¥    700 – 1,100

­   6-1-5 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   N/A

 

23. Smokehouse T.Y. Harbor Brewery

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Located in the same building as The Roastery by Nozy Coffee, Smokehouse was founded by David Chiddo of T.Y. Harbor Brewery. The group has already witnessed success with restaurants Ivy Place, Cicada and Beacon. Smokehouse hails itself as the first authentic BBQ restaurant in Tokyo. Following authentic American recipes, some steaks are smoked for as long as 10 hours. 

­   (Mon – Sat) 11:30 – 22:00

        (Sun, Hol) 11:30 – 21:00

   03-6450-5855

  ¥    1,500 – 3,000

­   5-17-13 Jingumae, Shibuya

­   Official Website

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