Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

d47 Shokudō

There are 47 prefectures in Japan and d47 serves a changing line-up of teishoku (set meals) that evoke the specialities of each, from the fermented tofu of Okinawa to the stuffed squid of Hokkaido. A larger menu of …
Top Choice Izakaya in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Shirube

It's a toss up as to which has the most character here: the inventive fusion dishes or the charismatic staff who put on a show in the open kitchen. Either way, Shirube is among Tokyo's most beloved izakaya. Don’t mi…
Hotpot in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Matsukiya

There are only two things on the menu at Matsukiya: sukiyaki (thinly sliced beef, simmered and then dipped in raw egg) and shabu-shabu (thinly sliced meat swished in hot broth and then dipped in a citrus and soy sau…
Izakaya in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Narukiyo

For evenings when you want to eat well and adventurously, head here. The menu, handwritten on a scroll, is undecipherable – which is fine, because you just want to have what the chef recommends anyway. Tell him how …
Tonkatsu in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Gyūkatsu Motomura

You know tonkatsu, the deep-fried breaded pork cutlet that is a Japanese staple; meet gyūkatsu, the deep-fried breaded beef cutlet that is Tokyo's latest food craze. At Motomura, diners get a small individual grill …
Italian in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Out

Out serves only one dish – tagliolini al tartufo (egg noodles with truffles) – take it or leave it (we'll take it). The noodles are made from scratch in-house with flour imported from Italy; the truffles (rotated by…
Seafood in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Kaikaya

Traveller favourite Kaikaya serves seafood, much of which is caught in nearby Sagami Bay, in a variety of styles, from sashimi to steamed with herbs. It has a fun, laidback vibe, with surfboards on the walls, though…
Supermarket in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Food Show

This takeaway paradise in the basement of Shibuya Station has steamers of dumplings, crisp karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken), artfully arranged bentō (boxed meals), sushi sets, heaps of salads and cakes almost …
Vegan in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Nagi Shokudō

A vegan haven in fast-food-laced Shibuya, Nagi serves up dishes like falafel and coconut curry. The most popular thing on the menu is a set meal with three small dishes you can choose, miso soup and rice. It's a low…
Soba in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Sagatani

Proving that Tokyo is only expensive to those who don't know better, this all-night joint serves up bamboo steamers of delicious noodles for just ¥320. You won't regret 'splurging' on the ごまだれそば (goma-dare soba; buc…