21 Delicious Chinese Restaurants in Tokyo
Craving Chinese food in Tokyo? Good thing you came to us. We've got a guide to the top 21 Tokyo Chinese restaurants, right here.
Everyone loves Chinese food, Tokyoites included. So, whether it’s Sichuan spices, Cantonese dim sum or succulent Peking duck that has your mouth watering, you’re in luck, there’s a Tokyo Chinese restaurant out there for you.
For sure, Tokyo has its fair share of Chinese restaurants. However, quality can vary significantly depending on where you choose. Lucky for you, below you can find a rundown of the 21 very best Chinese restaurants in the Japanese capital, all handpicked by our experts.
Hei Fung Terrace at The Peninsula
Hei Fung Terrace is the ultimate location for sophisticated Cantonese dining in Tokyo. Brought over from Hong Kong in 2009, this Michelin-starred restaurant oozes quality. Whilst looking out over the Imperial Palace Gardens, diners can enjoy traditional Cantonese cuisine cooked to perfection and presented with artistry.
At lunchtime, try the ‘Cantonese Style Tasting Lunch’ (4,980 yen) or the ‘Handcrafted Dim Sum Selection’ (5,980 yen) or if you’re feeling decadent, order up some lobster and black truffle (8,980) from the premium menu. Whatever you go for, you won’t be disappointed. The signature dish at dinner time is the sliced Moromi pork with garlic, Sichuan peppers and dark vinegar which is a real treat. If you want to guarantee a table, booking is advised.
Address: 2F, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, 1 Chome-8 Yūrakuchō, Tokyo 100-0006 Station: Hibiya Phone: 03-6270-2738 Website: Hei Fung Terrace Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00/Weekends 11:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
Located on the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Sense offers authentic Cantonese cuisine and impressive views out of the city from the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Sense is famous for two dishes particularly: Napoleon fish and classic dim sum. Head here for lunch and you can opt for the set meal of soup, vegetables, dumplings, a meat dish, noodles and a dessert, all for a very reasonable 3,800 yen. If it’s a special occasion, think about hiring out one of Sense’s beautiful private rooms.
Address: Mandarin Oriental, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328 Station: Higashi-Shinjuku Phone: Shin-Nihombashi Station Website: Sense Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00/Weekends 11:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
Joe’s Shanghai New York
Joe’s Shanghai, unsurprisingly, is a Shanghai-style restaurant originally hailing from New York City. Joe’s has become pretty famous and even won the top prize at the 1998 Eating and Drinking awards. Quality, then, is assured. The house special is xiaolongbao (pork and crab steamed buns with soup) but they also serve some very good Chinese-American fusion food.
Address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza, 1−9−13 Station: Ginza/Kyobashi Phone: 03-3535-5515 Website: Joe's Shanghai New York Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00/Sat 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00/Sun 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Dynasty is located inside the Hilton Tokyo. It offers a broad menu of wonderful Chinese food including favourites like Peking duck and Sichuan dishes. The duck is particularly good. It is prepared in a traditional oven that ensures tender meat, crispy skin and very happy customers. If you’re visiting on a weekday, opt for the ‘Taste of Dynasty’ buffet featuring over 40 different dishes of excellent quality, all for 7,000 yen.
Address: 〒160-0023 Nishishinjuku, 6-6-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo Station: Nishi-Shinjuku/Tochomae Phone: 03-3344-5111 Website: Chinese cuisine Dynasty Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00/Weekends 11:30 - 15:30, 17:00 - 22:00
Fureika is a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant that specialises in Shanghai and Guangdong fusion dishes. They offer an array of lunchtime set meals, including the noodle set (assorted appetisers, a noodle-based main meal, dumping and dessert), a Peking duck set, a vegetarian set and a dim sum set. A dinner set, featuring Peking duck and high-quality seafood, is also available for 10,000 yen.
Address: 〒106-0044, 3-7-5 Higashiazabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo Station: Azabu-juban Phone: 03-5561-7788 Website: Fureika Hours: 11:30 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
Cantonese Restaurant Ryutenmon
Located inside the Westin Hotel, Ryutenmon is a Cantonese-style restaurant notable for its excellent seafood and dim sum. The menu is wide-ranging, however, including other favourites like cha-shu pork, steamed chicken and roast duck. Pair your meal with some great shaoxing wine for the ultimate experience.
Address: 1-4-1 Mita, Meguro, Tokyo Station: Ebisu/Meguro Phone: 03-5423-7787 Website: Ryutenmon Hours: 09:30 - 21:00
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung is a popular Taiwanese restaurant chain, so popular in fact that it was named as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the New York Times. Trust us, the restaurant serves the best xiaolongbao pork buns you’ll find anywhere. There are six types to choose from and a further 20 varieties of dim sum.
Address: 〒103-8265 Nihonbashi 2−4−1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Station: Nihonbashi/Tokyo Phone: 03-3246-4768 Website: Din Tai Fung Hours: 11:00 - 21:30
Xiao Fei Yang
If you like Chinese hot pot, you’re going to love Xiao Fei Yang, the most famous hot pot chain restaurant in China. This, one of the first branches in Japan, follows the same winning formula as always: fresh vegetables, tender meat and the signature half-spicy, half-clear broth. Just five minutes from Shibuya Station, it has convenience on its side too.
Address: 〒150-0042 Udagawacho 30−4, Shibuya-ku Station: Shibuya Phone: 03-3477-1117 Website: Xiao Fei Yang Hours: Sun~Thu 11:30 - 23:30/Fri&Sat 11:30 - 24:00
Harajuku Gyoza Lou
Gyoza, for those that don’t know, are dumplings filled with a delicious pork and herb mix. Gyoza are now are a staple dish in Japan, despite being of Chinese origin. Japanese gyoza are typically fried, whilst the Chinese tend to boil or steam theirs. Whatever your preference, head to Harajuku Gyoza Lou, where the choice is yours. This place is popular, so get there early or expect to queue.
For more information about restaurants around Harajuku/Omotesando, check out 25 must try Omotesando restaurants.
Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 6−2−4 Station: Meijijingu-Mae Phone: 03-3406-4743 Website: Harajuku Gyoza Lou Hours: 11:30 - 04:30
Chun Shui Tang
Bubble tea, also known as boba milk tea or tapioca milk tea, is a Taiwanese drink now popular all around the world. Typical bubble tea recipes contain tea, chewy tapioca balls and fruit jelly. Chun Shui Tang is said to be the best bubble tea joint in Taiwan and has now opened several branches in Japan. Beside bubble tea, they also serve noodles and other light meals.
Tip: If you’re there in spring, order up the limited edition strawberry bubble milk tea. It’s delicious.
Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, 4 Chome-28-11 Jingūmae, Shibuya Station: Omotesando Phone: 03-6804-6656 Website: Chun Shui Tang Hours: 11:00 - 21:00
Another bubble tea place located in Omotesando and again, a Japanese branch of a Taiwanese chain. Gong Cha (the name a reference to the tea served to Chinese emperors) offers a wide array of tea varieties, including non-bubble versions like black tea, Oolong and Jasmine, as well as a lot of different toppings and customisable options.
Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, 6 Chome-6-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Station: Meijijingu-Mae Phone: 03-6427-7543 Website: Gong Cha Hours: Mon~Thur 11:00 – 21:30/ Friday 11:00 – 22:00/ Sat&Sun 10:00 - 22:00
If you like your mouth numbed by Sichuan spice, Shisen Hanten may well be the restaurant for you. In truth, the spice levels have had to be toned down a little to suit the local market, but I’m sure they’ll soon fix that if you ask nicely. The mapodofu (spicy minced tofu) is a classic and well worth giving a spin. At lunchtime, there are great lunch sets starting at just 1,500 yen.
Address: 102-0093, 2 Chome-5-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku Station: Akasaka Phone: 03-3263-9371 Website: Sisen Hanten Hours: 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Chinese Cafe Eight
As far as authenticity goes, Chinese Cafe Eight can’t be beaten. They have branches across Tokyo, all featuring chefs trained in China itself and menus packed with Chinese classics. Plus, being open 24/7, whenever a Chinese food craving strikes, Chinese Cafe Eight has you covered.
Address: 〒106-0031 Tokyo, Nishiazabu 3-2-13 Station: Roppongi Phone: 03-5414-5708 Website: Chinese Cafe Eight Hours: Open 24 hours
Zuien Bekkan specialises in classic Beijing cuisine, including duck, dumplings and even swallow nest soup. If you’ve never tried swallow nest soup, give it a go, it’s highly nutritious and surprisingly tasty.
Address: 〒100-6590 Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−1−5−1, 5F Shin-Marunouchi Building Station: Tokyo Phone: 03-5224-8177 Website: Zuien Bekkan Hours: 11:00 - 23:00/ Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tokyo Chinese Muslim Restaurant
This is one of the few places in Tokyo serving fully halal Chinese food. Just as matter of fact as the restaurant’s name is the food, which is simple but extremely flavoursome and all prepared fresh. It’s located just three minutes on foot from Kinshicho Station and is well worth seeking out.
Address: 2 Chome-18-6 Kotobashi, Sumida, Tokyo 130-0022 Station: Kinshicho Phone: 03-5669-0934 Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Located within the five-star Conrad Tokyo, it’s little surprise that this Chinese restaurant is top-quality. Inevitably, this comes at a price (4,800 yen for lunch, 8,800 yen for dinner), but the excellent food (especially the seafood and dim sum) combined with the stunning setting (including views over the Tokyo skyline) make it well worth the hit.
Address: 〒105-0021 Tokyo, Minato-ku, Higashishinbashi, 1−9−1, Station: Shiodome Phone: 03-6388-8745 Website: China Blue Hours: 11:30 - 21:00
Dim Joy Ginza Mitsukoshi
A classy little dim sum place in Ginza. Lunch sets start at a very affordable 1,580 yen (5 small dim sum, noodle soup or rice) and rise to 2,680 yen for a slightly more luxurious alternative (Chinese tea, appetizer, dim sum set, soup, meat or vegetable dish and dessert). Great for a quick lunch.
Address: 〒104-8212 Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza, 4 Chome−6−16, Mitsukoshi Ginza store 11F Station: Ginza Phone: 03-3561-7091 Website: Dim Joy Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Chien Fu is a Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant (and vegan-friendly) right next to Roppongi Hills. As well as being meat-free, it’s also guilt-free, as all the food is designed with maximum nutrition in mind. Conveniently, it also has English menus.
Address: 〒106-0031 Tokyo, Minato, Nishiazabu, 3−1−22 SAI BUILDING 4F Station: Roppongi Phone: 03-6438-9128 Website: Chien Fu Hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-21:30
Ginza Aster Honten
If you’re looking to splurge a little, Ginza Aster Honten may be the Chinese restaurant for you. Although inspired by classic Chinese cooking, the food here has a gourmet edge that puts it in another category entirely. To compliment your meal, select something from the extensive wine cellar or try out some traditional shaoxing or even Japanese sake.
Address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo 1-8-16 GINZA ASTER BLD Ginza, Chūō-ku Station: Ginza/Ginza-itchome Phone: 03-3567-8718 Website: Ginza Aster Hours: 11:30 - 22:00
Ippin has four branches: Aoyama, Kanamecho, Shiinamachi and Nakano-Sakaue. The Aoyama location is great if you’re after a quick lunch on the go, offering as it does a range of tasty bento boxes starting at just 470 yen. For dinner, there’s a two-hour all-you-can-eat option for a reasonable 3,480 yen.
Address: 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya 2-2-4 Station: Shibuya Phone: 03-3486-3787 Website: Aoyama Ippin Hours: 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
Hong Kong Roji Shibuya
Roji Shibuya make the best Hong Kong-style congee in town. If you didn’t know, congee is a type of porridge boiled in water and flavoured with meat or fish. Those that like it, really like it, those that don’t, really don’t—it’s that kind of dish. Typically, it’s eaten for breakfast or as a late-night snack and is said to be highly nutritious. Well worth giving a go.
Address: 2-3 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0031 Station: Shibuya Phone: 03-3464-1866 Website: Hong Kong Roji Hours: 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:15
Ikebukuro, a district in the north-west of Tokyo, is home to the biggest Chinese population in the city and a whole host of Chinese restaurants. We think, however, we’ve found the very best Ikebukuro Chinese restaurant.
Yong Xiang Sheng Jian Guan
Not far from the north exit of Ikebukuro Station you can find Yong Xiang, a restaurant specialising in delicious pan-fried meat buns. They are, without exaggerating, truly mouthwatering and a steal at just 400 yen.
Address: City Hotel 1F, 1-29-2 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Station: Ikebukuro Phone: 03-6914-1566 Website: Yong Xiang Sheng Jian Guan Hours: 11:30 - 22:00
Yokohama Chinatown is Japan’s biggest and best Chinatown by a long way. Due to Yokohama’s longstanding ties with China, the city has long been influenced by the country; something never more obvious that in Chinatown. Walking around, visitors are able to soak up the wonderful smells and colours of the area, and, of course, feast on some delicious Chinese cooking. There are countless restaurants to choose from, though one of the best options is to simply pick up a few cheap steamed buns from one of the many stalls.
For more info, check out our guide to the top 20 things to do in Yokohama.
Kyokarou Address: 〒231-0023 Kanagawa prefecture, Yokohama, Naka-ku, Yamashitachō 145-2 Station: Ishikawacho/Motomachi-Chukagai Phone: 045-227-1616 Website: Kyokarou Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 21:30/Weekends 11:00 - 21:30