20 Best Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo Restaurant Guide: From Budget to Michelin Star: Best Places to Dine in Tokyo

Looking for the best dining experience in Tokyo?? If you are wondering what to eat in Tokyo or which one of the best restaurant in Tokyo, this article might be a big help for you! In past years, we have introduced over 100 popular restaurants in Tokyo by area on our web magazine in various genres and price ranges from budget-friendly Ramen shops to Michelin star Tempura restaurants.

In this article, we have listed the top 20 restaurants in all genres which had most views by readers of our web magazine. From mouthwatering Wagyu beef to affordable Sushi, check out the 20 best restaurants in Tokyo!

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1. Kobe Beef Teppnyaki Hakushu

Kobe Beef Teppanyaki Hakushu (神戸鉄板焼 白秋) is a long established Teppanyaki restaurant since 1966. The restaurant has won numbers of awards including Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice for multiple times. The high-quality Japanese wagyu beef including Kobe Beef and a variety of Teppanyaki dishes (Japanese style iron griddle cooking) can be enjoyed at the reasonable price in the heart of the bustling district, Shibuya. The family-owned restaurant has a very friendly and cozy atmosphere that makes you feel like being at home somehow, and it’s very understandable why the restaurant has been loved for so many years. Hakushu is very popular among both Japanese and tourists so make sure to reserve your table before visiting!

Book your seat at HAKUSHU here!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/iaWGJVsSeFmtSBcbA
Access: 4 mins from Shibuya Station
Hours: 17:30~21:00
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Teppanyaki, Wagyu

Related article: HAKUSHU: the Best Kobe Beef Teppanyaki in Shibuya, Tokyo

2. Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is a high-end Sushi restaurant run by the legendary sushi master, Jiro Ono and is a dream place to dine for every gourmands around the world. It’s one of the most expensive and hard-to-book restaurants in Tokyo, but the dining experience at Jiro would be very much worth the money and effort. Enjoy the Omakese tasting menu, sushi course consisting of 20 pieces of Edo-style sushi served by the master chef with the perfection.

It might be hard to make a reservation in Sukiyabashi Jiro due to the popularity and the size of the restaurant, however, you have an option to visit Sukiyabashi Jiro’s Roppongi branch which is run by the son of Jiro Ono!
Book your seat at Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi 2 Michelin Star

Map: http://bit.ly/2Loa6uY
Access: 1 min from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:30~20:30 (Mon to Fri)
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 50,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi
Website: https://www.sushi-jiro.jp/

Related article: Sukiyabashi Jiro: Best Sushi in the World

3. Ginza Kyubey

Along with Sukiyabashi Jiro, Ginza Kyubey (銀座久兵衛) is known as Tokyo’s finest sushi restaurant that fascinates gourmands around the world. Kyubey has been serving the top quality sushi since 1935 with the carefully selected fresh seafood ingredients prepared by the finest techniques of skilled sushi chefs. Kyubey currently has 7 branches in Tokyo and Osaka in total, and the main restaurant is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

Book your seat at Sushi Kyubey NOW!

Map: http://bit.ly/2IOUvAe
Access: 5 minutes from Shimbashi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:00~22:00
Closed: Sundays and Monday
Budget: Lunch 8,000 JPY~/Dinner 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi
Website: http://www.kyubey.jp/en

Related article: Kyubey Sushi in Tokyo: Top Sushi Restaurant in Ginza

4. Tempura Kondo

If you want to taste the best tempura, then Tempura Kondo (てんぷら 近藤) is the right place to dine. The michelin starred tempura restaurant is run by the master of tempura, Fumio Kondo who is dedicated to creating the finest tempura and has an over 50 years of professional experience. The tempura dishes served in Kondo is light and delicate although it’s deep fried as it’s cooked with a perfect timing and techniques. The restaurant has been admired by numbers of VIPs and celebrities in Japan and overseas.

Reserve Tempura Kondo Michelin 2-star Restaurant in Tokyo

Map: http://bit.ly/2OCIsIJ
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 12:00~15:00/Dinner 17:00~20:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: Lunch 10,000 JPY~/Dinner 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Tempura

Related article: Tempura Kondo : Michelin 2-star Restaurant in Tokyo

5. Rokkasen

Rokkasen (六歌仙) is a popular Yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) restaurant in Shinjuku area, serving a range of great quality Japanese Wagyu beef including Matsuzaka Beef and Kobe Beef in three different styles: Yakuniku (Korean style BBQ), Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki (hot pot dishes). Besides an ala carte and a regular course menu, an all-you-can-eat course is available which you can enjoy the high-quality Japnaese beef as much as you like. The drink menu comes with a large selection of beverage that can be paired with the delicious meals.

Book your table at ROKKASEN here!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4BSeXZKssBn8An7N8
Access: 2 mins walk from Shinjuku Station
Hours: Lunch 11:00~16:00/Dinner 16:00~23:00
Budget: 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Shabu Shabu
Website: http://www.rokkasen.co.jp/en/index.html

Related article: Rokkasen: the Best Wagyu Restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

6. Gyuan

Gyuan (牛庵) is a long-established Japanese style steakhouse located in Ginza area, which has been providing amazing hospitality and high-quality wagyu dishes for over 30 years. You can enjoy a range of wagyu meat dishes at Gyuan including steak, shabu shabu and sukiyaki. The Kobe Beef served at Gyuan is all A5 rank and they can be enjoyed with simply grilled steak or with traditional Japanese hotpot dishes, shabu shabu or sukiyaki. If you want to enjoy wagyu beef but think it’s too expensive to afford, you should definitely visit Gyuan in lunch time as they serve delicious lunch meals using wagyu beef with surprisingly affordable price. You can enjoy mouthwatering wagyu beef humburg steak for 1,000 yen!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WrNga1cFK5R9o6xFA
Access: 4 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:15/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY ~/Dinner 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Steak, Wagyu

Related article: Gyuan: Affordable Kobe Beef Restaurant in Ginza

7. Kobe Beef Ikuta

Kobe Beef Ikuta (神戸牛炭火焼肉 いく田) is a high-end Yakiniku restaurant where you can relax and enjoy delicious wagyu beef away from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku area, Tokyo. Ikuta serves only the high grade, rare type of Kobe Beef that is purchased directly from the supplier. The restaurant offers a range of course menu which can be chosen according to your budget as well as ala carte. Enjoy the umami and sweetness of the fat of the premium Kobe Beef that has a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mto3XxHkB5ewjRQz8
Access: 2 mins walk from Yoyogi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00 (weekday only)/Dinner 17:00~23:00
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY ~/Dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Wagyu

Related article: Charcoal Cuisine Kobe Beef Ikuta: Wagyu BBQ in Shinjuku, Tokyo

8. Yakiniku Han no Daidokoro Bettei

Han no Daidokoro Bettei (韓の台所 別邸) is a Shibuya branch of the popular Yakiniku (Korean style BBQ) restaurant. Han no Daidokoro serves the fine-quality Japanese black-haired wagyu and A5 rank Yamagata Beef including rare parts that you may not easily find any other restaurants. It has a modern and stylish dining space and there are 20 private rooms. The restaurant also offers a wide range of Korean side dishes that go perfectly with grilled meat.

▶ Book your table at Han no Daidokoro Bettei in Shibuya!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WKsoBAyNGt6xC4bx7
Access:  2 mins from Shibuya Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY~/Dinner 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Wagyu

Related article: HAN NO DAIDOKORO: Wagyu Yakiniku BBQ in Shibuya


TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR (タパス モラキュラーバー)  is a molecular gastronomy restaurant located on the 38th floor of Mandarin Oriental Hotel a luxury five-star hotel in Tokyo. The Michelin-starred restaurant offers an extraordinary dining experience with molecular gastronomy “the science of cooking”. The inspiring and innovative multi course meal with a fusion of Japanese and Wester cuisine is prepared and served with a precise calculation. Each dish is served in tapas style delightfully and beautifully that stimulates not only the taste but all 5 senses. Be indulged and entertained by the magical culinary art.

▶ Book your table at TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZfTRK3EpbX7pBNHT9
Access: 2 mins walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station
Hours: 18:00~20:00/20:30~22:30
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Budget: 30,000 JPY~
Genre: Molecular Gastronomy

Related article: TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR: the Michelin-Starred Molecular Gastronomy in Tokyo

10. Sushi no Midori

The popular Sushi franchise, Sushi no Midori (寿司の美登利) is one of the best places to taste Sushiin Japan as you can enjoy the great quality Sushi at surprisingly reasonable price. There are several branchses in Tokyo and all of them are very popular, and there are usually a queue outside during lunch time. Their Shibuya branch is located inside Shibuya Mark City, the commercial complex connected to Shibuya Station. The sushi dishes at Sushi no Midori are served with high-quality seafood by skilled sushi chefs. There are a range of sushi set meals available as well as ala carte and side dishes.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Dtx4MGFeT3gcfETM7
Access: 3 mins from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00 (closed between 15:00~17:00 on weekdays)
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

Related article: Sushi no Midori: Affordable Quality Sushi in Shibuya, Tokyo

11. Nabezo

Nabezo (鍋ぞう) is a franchised Nabe (Japanese hotpot dish) restaurant and has several branches in Tokyo. Two popular Japanese hotpot dishes, shabu shabu and sukiyaki can be enjoyed at Nabezo with 100-minute all-you-can-eat style. Dishes are served with carefully selected ingredients such as domestic beef, pork and fresh vegetables. There are a variety of sauce, soup and seasoning that you can enjoy the dish with various tastes. If you are not sure how to eat shabu shabu or sukiyaki, the friendly staffs always help to show you how to enjoy the dishes. There are currently two branches in Shinjuku, so check the location from the link here: Nabezo: Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki All-You-Can-Eat in Shinjuku

▶ Book your table at Nabezo Shinjuku

12. Kobe Beef 511

A Japanese style steakhouse Kobe Beef 511 (神戸牛 511) is located in Akasaka, Tokyo. With the restaurant’s name “511” which indicates the highest quality of meat A5 and BMS (marbling level) value No.11, the top-quality Kobe Beef is served with the fine culinary technique and warm hospitality. The course dishes includes Kobe Beef grilled in their own high-temperature kiln over charcoal fire served with seasonal ingredients. With the concept of “Kobe Beef and Wine”, the restaurant offers an abundance selection of wine with the sommelier to help you to choose the wine to meet your preferences. Great place to enjoy fine beef and authentic Japanese cuisine at the same time.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wjFBLUHuN7acuxWh8
Access: 4 minutes walk from Akasaka Station
Hours: Lunch (weekdays) only 11:30-14:30/Dinner 17:30-22:30
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY~/Dinner 15,000 JPY~
Genre: Wagyu

Related article: Kobe Beef 511: Enjoy the Highest A5 Kobe Beef in Tokyo

13. Kushiyaki Bistro Fukumimi

Kushiyaki Bistro Fukumimi (串焼BISTRO福みみ) is an Izakaya style (Japanese gastro pub) restaurant located in Ginza where you can enjoy a variety of freshly grilled Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) with a lively atmosphere. The Yakitori dishes are available with various parts of chicken and grilled by certified Yakitori chefs. There are a wide range of side dishes on the menu, which go perfectly with chilled beer. It’s kids-friendly and has English menu.

▶ Book your table at Kushiyaki Bistro Fukumimi Ginza!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/87pGYZpJ8rhWw1j46
Access: 3 minutes walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 16:00~23:30 (open from 14:00 on weekend and holiday)
Budget: 4,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakitori

 14. Gonpachi

Gonpachi (権八) is an authentic Japanese cuisine restaurant located around Nishi Azabu and Roppongi area. Gonpachi is often called “the Kill Bill restaurant” as it was an inspiration of the iconic fighting scene from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill film, and it became a very popular place to dine among international visitors. At Gonpachi, various authentic Japanese dishes can be enjoyed including sushi, soba, yakitori and tempura in a dining space with atmospheric old-fashioned wooden interio.

Book your table at Gonpachi here!

Map: http://bit.ly/2SelBF9
Access: 10 mins walk from Roppongi Station
Hours: 11:30~3:30 next day (lunch time 11:30~15:00)
Budget: Lunch 1,000 JPY~/Dinner 4,000 JPY~
Genre: Japanese cuisine

Related article: Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu: the Famous Kill Bill Restaurant

15. Asakusa Imahan

Asakusa Imahan (浅草今半) is a long-established Japanese restaurant since 1985 and has over 10 outlets across Japan. The main branch is located in Asakusa area near the famous landmark Sensoji Temple. The signature dish in Ihaman is sukiyaki, traditional Japanese hotpot dish served with the finest ingredients including black-haired wagyu and Kobe Beef, which are simmered with perfectly blended sweet soy sauce in an iron pot. Another popular Japanese hotpot dish shabu shabu is also available on the menu. Since the restaurant is highly popular among both locals and tourists, it’s recommended to make a reservation in advance!

▶ Book your seat at Sukiyaki Imahan here

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HVY2BNiY1qvHFXHB8
Access: short walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:30~21:30
Budget: lunch 4,000 JPY~/dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu

Related article: Asakusa Imahan: Traditional Sukiyaki Restaurant

16. Marugo

Marugo (丸五) is a popular Tonkatsu restaurant located in Akihabara. This long-established restaurant is small and cozy, yet attracts visitors across the country and there is always a long queue in front of the shop during lunch and dinner time (but it’s very much worth queuing). The tonkatsu dishes served at Marugo are available with loin (more juicy) or fillet (less fatty). The meat is cut pretty think and it’s perfectly cooked to be crispy outside and juicy and tender inside. The gigantic Ebifurai (deep-friend breaded shrimp) is also a popular dish on the menu.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/q7iMXrM7Y8YMGhuE7
Access: 4 mins walk from Akihabara Station
Hours: lunch 11:30~15:00/dinner 17:00~21:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Tonkatsu

Related article: Tonkatsu Marugo: Tonkatsu Restaurant in Akihabara Tokyo

17. Okonomiyaki Sometaro

Sometaro (染太郎) is one of the most popular restaurants in Asakusa area, the historic capital of Tokyo. Sometaro serves delicious Okonomiyaki dishes (Japanese savoury pancake) using an authentic recipe from 1937 since their establishment. The longtime loved restaurant with an oldshool wooden building makes you feel like being back in the post war period of Japan and gives you an unique dining experience in Tokyo. Besides Okonomiyaki dishes, there are some Teppanyaki dishes cooked on the iron griddle attached on the table. You can either ask them to cook your dishes or you can try cook by yourself.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WRe2mcXaGd8kfvSj6
Access:  mins walk from Station
Hours: lunch 11:30~15:00/dinner 17:00~21:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Okonomiyaki

18. Ichita

Ichita (いち太) is a modern-Japanese Kaiseki restaurants situated in Aoyama area, earning one michelin star just after one year of opening. Owned by the experienced Japanese cuisine chef, Ichita serves Kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course meal) using carefully selected seasonal ingredients that beautifully present four seasons in Japan and can be enjoyed with the five senses. Hand-made soba noodle is served at the end of course

▶ Book your seat at Ichita here!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/A5BLL5pgAs31e2pe6
Access: 5 min walk from Gaienmae station
Hours: 17:30~23:00 (Closed on Sundays&Holidays)
Budget: 20,000 yen~
Genre: Kaiseki

Official Website: https://www.tokyoichita.com/ (Japanese)

19. Izuei (Ueno)

Izu-ei (伊豆榮) is an Unagi (eel) restaurant that has been running their business since Edo period, surviving through numerous war battles and natural disasters and pass to 9 generations over 300 years. The restaurant serves a traditional Edo-mae style Unagi, originated in Tokyo. The high-quality eels are grilled by the skilled master chefs, sasoning with traditional sauce made with secret recipe. The elegant and modern Japanese style building has a space for 270 people including table seats and Japanese style tatami seats. There are currently 4 branches and its main branch is located in Ueno area.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XAqvKG2FZASv5s7G9
Access: 5 mins walk from Ueno Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00
Budget: lunch 4,000 JPY~/dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Unagi

20. Ichiran

Ichiran (一蘭) is a famous Ramen chain in Japan which has branches across Japan as well as overseas. Ichiran’s signature is a Tonkotsu Ramen which is served with rich and creamy pork broth soup and thin straight noodle originated in Fukuoka. The bowl of Ramen is topped with sliced pork, chopped green onion and spicy red sauce, which create the perfect balance. The store is also known for the unique system of ticketing and counter seating which are quite an attraction for visitors. You can customize your Ramen by choosing hardness of the noodle and richness of the soup. Their Shinjuku store is extremely accessible as it’s located only 3 mins walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit, and it’s open until 6am in the morning.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/CjUaixmSx3WXquja6
Access: 3 mins walk from Shinjuku Station
Hours: 10:00~6:00 next morning
Budget: 1,000 JPY
Genre: Ramen

Related article: Ichiran Ramen: How to Enjoy Tokyo’s Most Popular Ramen

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