Tokyo restaurants

Top Choice Sushi in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Sushi Dai

There is no better value sushi in Tokyo than the omakase (chef's choice) course here. The menu changes daily (and sometimes hourly), but you're guaranteed to get 10 pieces of nigiri (hand-pressed) sushi made from se…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Kōrakuen & Akihabara

Inua

Helmed by Noma-alumnus Thomas Frebel and a crack team of young chefs and front-of-house staff, Inua was Tokyo's most feted restaurant opening of 2018. With its focus on sourcing amazing local produce – be it prized …
Top Choice Kaiseki in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Kikunoi

Exquisitely prepared seasonal dishes are as beautiful as they are delicious at this Tokyo outpost of one of Kyoto's most acclaimed kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) restaurants. Kikunoi’s third-generation chef, Murat…
Top Choice Kaiseki in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Tofuya-Ukai

One of Tokyo’s most gracious restaurants is located in a former sake brewery (moved from northern Japan), with an exquisite traditional garden, in the shadow of Tokyo Tower. Seasonal preparations of tofu and accompa…
Top Choice Japanese in Asakusa & Sumida River

Kappō Yoshiba

The former Miyagino sumo stable is the location for this one-of-a-kind restaurant that has preserved the dōyō (practise ring) as its centrepiece. Playing up to its sumo roots, you can order the protein-packed stew c…
Top Choice Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kyūbey

Since 1935, Kyūbey’s quality and presentation has won it a moneyed and celebrity clientele. Despite the caché, this is a relaxed restaurant. The friendly owner Imada-san speaks excellent English as do some of his te…
Top Choice Japanese in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Sougo

Sit at the long counter beside the open kitchen or in booths and watch the expert chefs prepare delicious and beautifully presented shōjin-ryōri (mainly vegetarian cuisine as served at Buddhist temples – note some d…
Top Choice Japanese in Ueno & Yanesen

Innsyoutei

In a gorgeous wooden building dating back to 1875, Innsyoutei (pronounced 'inshotei' and meaning 'rhyme of the pine cottage') has long been a favourite spot for fancy kaiseki-style meals while visiting Ueno-kōen. Wi…
Top Choice Bistro in Harajuku & Aoyama

Eatrip

Eatrip is one of the big players in Tokyo's farm-to-table organic movement. Working with domestic food producers, it serves up neo-bistro-style dishes that reflect head chef Shiraishi Takayuki's global travels. Samp…
Top Choice Sushi in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Kizushi

While sushi has moved in the direction of faster and fresher, Kizushi, in business since 1923, is keeping it old school. Third-generation chef Yui Ryuichi uses traditional techniques, such as marinating the fish in …