Best Food in Tokyo-with the top 10 Excellent Restaurants
To all travelers who want to find food you can experience only in Japan. Tokyo is the only best gourmet city in the world.
Best Food in Tokyo introduces Japanese food widely from high-end dishes to affordable street foods.
Tokyo has numerous restaurants so if you cannot decide which restaurant to go, we hope Best Food in Tokyo will help you.
Best Food in Tokyo | No.1 Sushi 寿司
Savor authentic Sushi in Tokyo
Why should you eat Sushi in Tokyo?
Sushi is the representative food in Japan. Nowadays Sushi can be eaten all over the world, but the native Sushi eaten in Japan has the highest level of any Sushi in the world. Japan is rich in sea foods and you can eat Sushi cooked by experienced chef.
Wide varieties of restaurants allow you to select a restaurant according to your favorite and budget.
If your want to casually enjoy Sushi, you should choose kaiten-zushi, sushi-go-round where you can eat affordable sushi, and odd foods such as cone salad Sushi.
If you don’t mind price and like to try quality Sushi you should go to Michelin starred Sushi restaurants.
Our recommendation-Sushi Saito
By appointment only
Budget : around 30,000 yen
Location : around 5 min walk from Tameike Sanno st.
Opens : 12:00am-2:00pm
Closing day : Sundays & Holidays except consecutive holidays
URL : https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/
Best Food in Tokyo | No2 Tempura
Find your new favorite, Tempura
Frying food was originally introduced in Japan by Portuguese under the isolation policy in 16th century. In 18th century frying food “Tempura” was developed as a fast food and sold at food stand.
Now some restaurants serve high ends Michelin starred tempura, and others serve affordable Tempura.
Some Izakaya bars serve Tempura as one of the menu.
Why should you eat Tempura in Tokyo ?
Tastes and text of Tempura are completely different depending on ingredients, how to fry, and a chef.
There are many Michelin starred Tempura restaurants in Tokyo, so you should eat Tempura cooked by experienced, skilled and acknowledged worldwide chef.
Our recommendation – Fukamachi
Price : around 25,000yen
Location : 1 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Kyobashi sta.
Opens : 11:30am〜1:15pm, 5:oopm〜, 7:00pm〜 on Tuesdays to Fridays
12:00-pm〜/1:45pm, 5:00pm〜/7:30pm〜 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Regular closing days : Mondays, 1st and 3rd Sundays
URL : https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1302/A130202/13004105/
Tokyo highlights, Imperial palace, Kiyosumi garden, Edo Tokyo museum, Tsukiji
Best Food in Tokyo | No3 Tsukemen つけ麺
Try Tsukemen if you are Ramen mania
What is Tsukemen?
Tsukemen is ramen served in separation of noodle and dipping sauce, and eaten simply by dipping noodles in dipping source.
Tsukemen uses thicker noodle than usual ramen, and dipping sauce tastes thick.
When you finish ask the shopkeeper to add soup in your cup, then you can enjoy dipping sauce with soup and drink to the last drop.
Our recommendation – Rokurinsya（六厘舎）
Price : around 10,000yen
Location : Tokyo st. Yaesuguchi exit B1F
Opens : 7:30am-9:45am, 10:00am-11:00pm
No regular closing day
URL : https://www.tokyoeki-1bangai.co.jp/shop/detail/?cd=000044
Best Food in Tokyo | No3 Tonkatsu
What is Tonkatsu ?
Tonkatsu is breaded pork cutlet.
The source is different depending on the restaurant, but tastes similar to brown sauce and retains sweetness. Tonkatsu is basically served in set of pyramid shaped cabbages, white rice, pickled vegetables, miso soup in many cases.
Some restaurants are high end, but others are affordable. The customer basically select 2 kinds of meat ; roast is fatty than fillet, and fillet is lean meat with less fat.
Recommendation in Tokyo-Tonki
Price : around 2000yen
Location: 2min walk from JR Yamanote line Meguro st. West exit
Opens : 4:00pm〜10:45pm
Regular Closing day : Tuesdays, 3rd Mondays
URL : https://twitter.com/tonkatsu_tonki_
Best Food in Tokyo | No5 Japanese Curry カレー
Japanese Curry is not too spicy like Indian-style one, but very delicious
Japanese curry is usually not too spicy like Indian-style one, so even the beginner of curry can eat.
Curry’s texture is like thickening stew and we Japanese eat curry with not Naan, but with baked rice, bread or Udon noodle.
Curry is also cooked at home with meat, potato, carrot as main ingredients.
Our recommendation in Tokyo-Yoshida Curry
Price : around 1500yen
Location : 275m from JR Ogikubo station
Opens : 11:30am-1:50pm
5:30pm-8:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
11:30am-1:50pm on Saturdays
Closing day : Wednesdays, Thursday, Sunday and National holidays
URL : https://www.facebook.com/takahiro1300318/
Best Food in Tokyo | No6 Sukiyaki すき焼き
Try one of Japanese hot-pot dish, Sukiyaki
What is Sukiyaki ?
Dish cooked by boiling thinly sliced beefs, fresh vegetables in salty sweet stock of mirin, sugar.
Vegetables include Chinese cabbage, white leek, onion, tofu, mushroom, shirataki (noodle made from konnyaku), wheat gluten, etc.
Especially Japanese wagyu beef is delicious and its texture is soft as to smoothly dissolve in the mouth.
It suits winter cold season, and usually eaten by dipping in raw egg.
Recommendation in Tokyo – Ningyocho Imahan
Price : around 10.000yen
Location : 1 min walk from Ningyocho A1exit
Opens : 11:00am-3:00pm for lunch on weekdays
5:00pm-10:00pm for dinner on weekdays
11:00am-10:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
No regular closing day
URL : https://imahan-tokyo.com/official/
Best Food in Tokyo | No7 Soba そば
Why don’t you eat healthy and nutritious noodle, Soba ?
Soba is noodle cuisine made by back wheat flour, flour and water.
Back wheat noodle is smaller and thinner than Udon noodle, so looks like spaghetti.
It is very nutritious but gluten-free and low caloried
A bowl of hot soba is served with stock full of flavors in the same manner that ramen is served.
Recommendation in Tokyo-Shiro
Price : 1500yen
Location : 6 minutes by walk from Exit A2 of Omotesando station
Opens : 11:30am-3:30pm in the daytime
5:30pm-10:00pm in the evening
Closing day : Thursdays, the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
URL : http://www.shiro-tokyo.jp/
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Best Food in Tokyo | No8 Omurice オムライス
One of a classic Yoshoku recipe, Omurice
Omurice, rice omelet is the dish which ketchup rice is filled in with mostly small pieces of chicken.
The doneness of egg is each different depending on the restaurants. In case it is well done a thin egg is used. Some omelet rice is rapped with a sheet using soft boiled eggs, but eggs are fresh, so you can safely eat.
Sauce is ketchup based, but sometimes tomato based, original sauce, or demi-glace sauce.
Price : around 1500yen
Location : 1min walk from Nihonbashi Station Exit C
Opens : 〈1st Floor〉
11:00am-9:00pm on Mondays to Saturdays (L.O. 8:30pm)
11:00am-8:30pm on Sundays and national holidays
11:00am-3:00pm (L.O. 2:00pm)
5:00-9:00pm on Mondays to Saturdays (L.O. 8:00pm)
Closing day : 1F Mondays, 2F Sundays and National holidays
URL : http://www.taimeiken.co.jp/
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Best Food in Tokyo | No9 Yakiniku 焼き肉
Enjoy different part of meats with mouthwatering Tare source
Yakiniku is Japanese style barbeque in which proper sized cut meats and vegetables are baked on the wire net.
Many restaurants use charcoal and serve many kinds of meals such as rib, skirt steak and organ meat including hormone.
Baked meats are eaten by dipping in the sauce or, scattering on with the seasonings like salt and lemon juice.
Mainly special Yakiniku restaurants serve Yakiniku, baked meat and kimchi, bibinba and tijimi of Korean dish as side menu.
The price is completely different depending on rank of meats served in each restaurant.
High quality Japanese beef costs more than 10,000 yen for one person.
To those who want to eat without worrying about cost, affordable roasted meat buffet would be recommended.
Our recommendation – Yakiniku Uguisudanien
Price : 9000 yen
Access : 4min by walk from JR Uguisudani sta
Operation time : 15:00 – 2:00 am
No regular closing day
URL : http://osietesite.com/gourmet/tokyo/chinese-tokyo/uguigudanien
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Best Food in Tokyo | No10 Yakitori 焼き鳥
Must-try Japanese cuisine, Yakitori
Yakitori is a Japanese style of skewered chicken. Bite sized pieces of chicken grilled on skewers.
Flavored with salt or Tare sauce and served on skewers Yakitori can be eaten from skewers.
If you eat Yakitori in a group, it is ok to take out each meat from the skewer and put on the plate using chopstick, but you need to be used to chopstick.
Kinds of Yakitori are different depending on the restaurant.
They are mainly divided into meats like thigh, seseri chicken neck meat, and organs like sunazuri, chicken gizzard and Hatsu chicken hearts.
Yakitori can be eaten not only at Yakitori special restaurant, but also at Izakaya bar.
Our recommendation – Kushiwakamaru
Price : around 3000yen
Location : 3 min walk from JR Nakameguro sta.
Starts : 5:00pm – 12:00am
No regular closing day
URL : https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1317/A131701/13003193/