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Tokyo Food Guide

If you're short on time, don't miss our Self-Guided Food Tour of the very best food in Tokyo.

Tokyo is Japan's capital and has almost endless options for great food.

Local dishes: Tsukemen Ramen.

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Updated: 23rd November, 2018
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Itto麵屋一燈

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Extremely highly rated tsukemen ramen. I arrived around midday on a Wednesday and had to wait for just over an hour."

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Sushi Cyoh築地 すし兆 本店

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Possibly my favourite sushi bar in Japan. I've not seen queues (although I haven't been at peak times), the staff are lovely and the sushi is affordable and delicious."

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Fuunji Ramen風雲児

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Tsukemen ramen, very popular. We arrived at about 6pm and had to wait 15 minutes."

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KushiWakaMaru. The Stick Factory. Yakitori

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Great yakitori restaurant. Very popular and the queue doesn't move fast so I had to wait about an hour."

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Uogashi-Nihonichi魚がし日本一 秋葉原店

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Delicious standing sushi bar chain. Make sure you try some of the sushi aburi style (seared with a blow torch)."

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Uogashi-Nihonichi魚がし日本一 渋谷道玄坂店

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Delicious standing sushi bar chain. Make sure you try some of the sushi aburi style (seared with a blow torch)."

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Tempura Tsunahachi Shinjuku

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"An upmarket tempura restaurant with affordable lunch set menus. I had the "Tempura Zen" set menu."

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Tsukiji Yamachō築地山長

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Omelette on a stick. You can watch them make it too."

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Higashiikebukuro Taishoken

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"The original store of the creator of tsukemen ramen, who died in 2015. They have other stores too but I wanted to come to the original."

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Harajuku Gyoza-ro

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Gyoza restaurant in Harajuku which seems to be more popular with foreign tourists than locals. There was a queue but it moved fairly quickly."

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AFURI Shinjuku

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Yuzi-based ramen chain restaurant in a busy food court in the basement of a shopping centre. I went for the yuzi tsukemen ramen which was served slightly differently to other tsukemen I've had."

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Donmaru丼丸 どんまる 両国店

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Seafood bento for 500 yen + tax (although they seemed to only charge the tax on one of my visits) or more for larger boxes. They have a massive selection of different fillings."

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Mikkeller Tokyo

JAPANESE BAR

"Nice little craft beer bar selling Mikkeller beer. Friendly staff and open layout."

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Popeye

JAPANESE BAR

"Craft beer izakaya. Either 70 or 100 beers on tap depending on which sign or menu you're reading."

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Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

JAPANESE RESTAURANT AREA

"Known as "Memories Alley". Apparently good for yakitori stalls."

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BEATCAFE

JAPANESE BAR

"Really hard to find bar. You have to go down some steps to a basement that looks like there's nothing there."

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Kasugatei

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Aburi soba noodles. It's popular and small so you'll likely have to queue."

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Coins Bar

JAPANESE BAR

"A great little 300 yen bar with no cover charge. It's down in the basement."

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Hub British Pub

JAPANESE BAR

"Nice British-style pub chain with cheap drinks, especially during happy hour (until 7pm or 8pm if it's raining)."

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CoCo Ichibanya

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Famous Japanese curry chain. Endless choices on the menu."

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SANTA MONICA Crepes

JAPANESE DESSERT

"Tasty crepes, especially popular with school children."

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