10 Best Restaurants in Harajuku Area

Harajuku Food Guide

One of Tokyo’s most popular tourist destinations, Harajuku is known as “Kawaii Paradise”. From a unique Kawaii-themed restaurant to authentic Japanese fine dining, pick your style and fill your appetite!

1. Harajuku Gyoza Lou (原宿餃子楼)

Harajuku Gyoza Lou
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The first restaurant on our list is Harajuku Gyoza Lou (原宿餃子楼). This gyoza (Japanese-style dumplings) restaurant has been a popular choice for lunch and dinner in the Omote-sando area for over 20 years.

There’s a good chance you’ll see a line outside the restaurant, and you can enjoy both Yaki-Gyoza (pan-fried) and Sui-Gyoza (steamed) made of purely Japanese ingredients.

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2. Omotesando Ukaitei (表参道うかい亭)

Omotesando Ukaitei
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Next on our list, we have Omotesando Ukaitei (表参道うかい亭). This place is also located near Omotesando and is a fine dining style Teppanyaki ( iron griddle cooking) restaurant.

Here, you can enjoy a top-quality teppanyaki meal in a classy atmosphere, with a gorgeous interior and sky-high garden with a great landscape.

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3. LUKE’S Lobster Omotesando (LUKE’S 表参道店)

LUKE’S Lobster Omotesando

If you are looking for a more casual option for your meal near Omotesando, then LUKE’S Lobster Omotesando (LUKE’S 表参道店) may be what you’re looking for.

This restaurant is originally from New York and opened its first Japanese branch restaurant in the Omotesando cat street area. Plenty of lobster is used in each of their rolls, making it a popular meal choice for those who love seafood.

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4. Kyushu Jangara Ramen (九州じゃんがら)

Kyushu Jangara Ramen
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Kyushu Jangara Ramen (九州じゃんがら) is a Kyushu-style rich Tonkotsu Ramen chain restaurant that you can find in various places across Tokyo.

Besides the usual Tonkotsu Ramen, there are a variety of Ramen dishes served at Kyushu Jangara Ramen such as Vegan Ramen with mild to spicy flavor as well as optional toppings.

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5. Guzman y Gomez Harajuku

Guzman y Gomez Harajuku

Guzman y Gomez Harajuku is a great option for a quick Mexican-style meal in the Harajuku area.

This Mexican street food restaurant first opened in Australia, providing authentic Mexican cuisine using high-quality fresh ingredients. They now have 3 restaurants in Tokyo, and the one in Harajuku is just 2 minutes on foot from the train station.

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6. Okonomiyaki Sakura Tei (さくら亭)

Okonomiyaki Sakura Tei
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Okonomiyaki Sakura Tei (さくら亭) is a hot-plate-style food restaurant where you can eat Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki, teppanyaki, and many other street foods that can be prepared on a hotplate.

The appealing point about this restaurant is its colorful and artistic atmosphere as well as the fact that they offer all-you-can-eat options. So if you feel like having a large meal at a relatively reasonable price, this is a great option for you.

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7. Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama (とんかつまい泉 青山本店)

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Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama (とんかつまい泉 青山本店) is a great option if you are looking for freshly made tonkatsu meals.

Tonkatsu Maisen is a famous tonkatsu chain restaurant that has various branch restaurants across Japan as well as abroad. This restaurant in Aoyama, in particular, has a much wider variety of menu options. Not only can you enjoy their usual Tonkatsu menu, but also shabushabu and Kaiseki course meals.

8. Bills Omotesando

Bills Omotesando
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If what you’re craving is a more western-style cafe restaurant, then you should consider Bills Omotesando.

Located just 2 minutes from Meiji-jingumae station, this restaurant is a cozy place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee break, or dinner.  Their pancakes are their most popular dish, so be sure to check it out when you go there.

9. La Fee Delice

La Fee Delice
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Talking about cozy feel restaurants, La Fee Delice is another option you should take into account.

This french-style restaurant specializes in garrets. Their “La Complet” garret uses ham, eggs, and cheese. It might sound simple, but it is a delightful meal that is amplified by the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant. It’s a peculiar experience since the restaurant is located in the middle of a busy shopping area.

10. Cafe Masumiya

Cafe Masumiya
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Lastly, on our list, we have another cafe-style restaurant. Cafe Masumiya is a restaurant specializing in sandwiches, bagels, soups, and sweets.

Located just a street apart from the bustling Takeshita street, this is a perfect place to have a nice meal and rest for a moment from the greatly energetic Harajuku streets.

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