Akihabara Food Guide: What to Eat in Akihabara
Best Restaurants in Akihabara
The center of Otaku culture in the world, Akihabara is home to Japanese underground culture such as video games, anime, manga and underground idols. Also it’s considered as the best place to shop electronics products.
If you are planning to visit to Akihabara area, please check out our Akihabara Food Guide 2021, suggesting unique and delicious places to eat out in Akihabara recommended by locals and tourists.
From Maid Cafe to delicious bowl of Ramen, here are best restaurants in Akihabara, Tokyo!
1. Maidreamin (めいどりーみん)
Maidreamin is the largest franchised maid cafes in Japan that has several branches across the country. 7 of them are located within Akihabara area. If you are looking for the unique only-in-Japan dining experience, how about being served by cute maids at one of these classic maid cafes!
2. Kanda Matsuya (神田まつや)
Kanda area is only a few blocks away from Akihabara area, and there are numbers of long-established Japanese restaurants. Visit Kanda Matsuya Soba and try the authentic Japanese soba noodles.
3. Tonkatsu Marugo (丸五)
Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) is a must-try Japanese dish for meat eaters. Tonkatsu Marugo is one of the finest Tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo, and the restaurant was introduced by Michelin Guide.
4. Tempura Hisago (ひさご)
Although Akihabara is a center of modern culture of Japan, you can also enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine such as Tempura dishes. At Hisago, delicious Tempura dishes are served since 1918.
5. Aoshima Shokudo (青島食堂)
One of the busiest Ramen stores in Akihabara! Aoshima Shokudo is a famous regional Ramen shop from Niigata Prefecture,serving simple yet flavourful Shoyu Ramen with the significant soy sauce based soup with a hint of ginger. The restaurant has only 9 counter seats, so be prepare to wait in a long queue, especially during lunch time!
6. Yamano (やまの)
Enjoy delicious Wagyu beef in the heart of Akihabara with traditional Japanese BBQ (Yakiniku)!
7. Pinafore (ぴなふぉあ)
Another popular maid cafe in Akihabara, Pinafore offers guests the most unique and fancy dining experience with cute maids and decorated food and drinks.
8. Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵 巖虎)
Menya Musashi is a popular “Dipping Ramen” Tsukemen style restaurants in Tokyo, and its Akihabara branch is located near Akihabara Station.
9. Motenashi Kuroki (饗 くろ喜)
Motenashi Kuroki is one of the most well-known Shio Ramen (salt base soup) restaurants in Tokyo. The shops offers delightful bowl of Ramen served with selected ingredients and has aromatic and delicate taste.
10. Kanda Yabu Soba (かんだやぶそば)
One of the oldest restaurants in Tokyo with over 100 years history, serving authentic and fresh Soba noodle in a preserved historic building.
11. Kanda Koju (かんだ光壽)
Kanda Koju is one of the best spots in Tokyo for Sake lovers that offers a wide selection of Sake drinks served with delicious and authentic Japanese pub food.
12. Marufuku Coffee (丸福珈琲店 )
Cozy and nostalgic Kissaten (Japanese style cafe) located inside the popular electronic department store, Yodobashi Akiba. Try their classic style pancake with freshly brewed aromatic coffee.
13. Gundam Cafe (ガンダムカフェ) <<Permanently Closed>>
The legendary Japanese animation “GUNDAM” themed cafe is located in the heart of Akihabara, offering limited Gundam themed food and drinks.
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