Restaurants

Top Choice Tonkatsu in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Tonki

Tonki is a Tokyo tonkatsu (crumbed pork cutlet) legend, deep-frying pork cutlets, recipe unchanged, for nearly 80 years. The seats at the counter – where you can watch the perfectly choreographed chefs – are the mos…
Street Food in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ebisu-yokochō

Locals love this retro arcade chock-a-block with food stalls dishing up everything from humble yaki soba (fried buckwheat noodles) to decadent hotate-yaki (grilled scallops). Seating is on stools, while tables are f…
Japanese in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Higashi-Yama

Higashi-Yama serves scrumptious modern Japanese cuisine paired with gorgeous crockery. The interior, a rustic take on minimalism, is stunning too. The restaurant is all but hidden, on a side street with little signa…
Izakaya in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ōtaru

Ōtaru isn't winning any Michelin stars, but we're giving it three stars of our own for atmosphere. In increasingly redeveloped Naka-Meguro, this izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery), in an old wooden building festooned wit…
Street Food in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ganko Dako

This street stall dishes out steaming hot tako-yaki (grilled octopus dumplings). Choose your toppings – the classic is 'sauce' (ソース) – and whether you want them karitto (crisp) or yawaraka (soft). It’s located, unfo…
International in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Bombay Bazar

Mismatched furniture and ‘found’ objects conspire to make this cafe look like something the Lost Boys of Peter Pan may have thrown together. The menu is similarly eclectic, with a spin-the-globe selection of pizza, …
Izakaya in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ippo

This mellow little izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery) specialises in simple pleasures: fish and sake (there’s an English sign out front that says just that). The friendly chefs speak some English and can help you decide …
Barbecue in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Yakiniku Champion

Champion's sprawling menu includes everything from sweetbreads to the choicest cuts of grade A5 wagyū (Japanese beef), all cooked at a grill set on the table. The menu has a diagram of the cuts as well as descriptio…
Ice Cream in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ouca

Green tea isn’t the only flavour Japan has contributed to the ice-cream playbook; other delicious innovations available (seasonally) at this famous Ebisu ice-cream stand include kuro-goma (black sesame), kinako kuro…
Shokudo in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Megutama

Megutama calls itself a 'photo books diner' – because thousands of photo tomes are shelved on its walls. Diners are free to flip through them (use the coloured card as a placeholder). The food here is good, too: cla…