Japanese in Ueno & Yanesen

Tucked down an alley off Yanaka Ginza is this design-savvy deli and cafe that subscribes to the farm-to-table ethos by telling customers all about its ingredients' provenance. The set meals are excellent value and the cool, artisan atmosphere makes it a prime spot to revive while you explore the area.

Call ahead or check its website for the weekly day off which changes occasionally.