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 accompan…
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 (practice 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 have won it a moneyed and celebrity clientele. Despite the cachet, this is a relaxed restaurant. The friendly owner, Imada-san, speaks excellent English as do some of hi…
Top Choice Japanese in Ueno & Yanesen

Innsyoutei

In a gorgeous wooden building dating 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. Without…
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 – some dishes…
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 …