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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.

Below is some of the best food in Tokyo...

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Updated: 6th July, 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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Rokurinsha ramen

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Possibly the most famous ramen restaurant in Tokyo. Made even more famous by the 'The Mind of a Chef' TV show with David Chang."

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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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Usagi

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Delicious ramen. They have a few different options."

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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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Katsu Midori Sushi Shibuya活美登利 西武渋谷店

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Sushi train restaurant in a handy location on the 8th floor of a mall in central Shibuya. The seared nigiri were great."

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Hasegawaはせ川

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Fried pork tonkatsu. Some things are cheaper at lunch."

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Kura Sushi

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Popular sushi train restaurant chain. All plates are only 100 yen and although the quality isn't anywhere near what you'll find in more expensive small sushi bars, it's still tasty and amazing value."

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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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Kamitoku香味徳

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

"Beef-based ramen recommended by a local friend. It was very cheap and quite basic but a nice comforting beef stock that reminded me of a Vietnamese pho but without all the herbs."

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Rock No Cocoroロックのこころ

JAPANESE BAR

"Rock & Roll bar with personality. It's open until 5am and the staff are really friendly."

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