Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolis, is also known as the world’s most exciting dining destinations. There are more than 150,000 restaurants in Tokyo, and you will probably wonder where is the best places to eat in Tokyo… But don’t worry! Even if you feel lost in the massive city, I picked the best accessible places to eat in Tokyo. There is so much more to eat than just sushi and ramen. 🙂
If you come to this place, you must try their 3D latte art! You need to pay extra for the 3D latte art (I had a cup of cappuccino (650yen) + 3D latte art (additional 500yen)), but it is definitely worth it. If you want customized latte art, be prepared to show a picture to the server. They will make your latte, based on the picture you have! You can also have lunch there as well! Their food was good but the portion was a bit small.
- They accept CASH ONLY!
- They don’t take reservations.
- Each person must order 1 drink.
- Cost: ¥1,000 – ¥2,000
3-25-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
It was cold and snowing when I went to Luke’s Lobster, but their lobster rolls made my day better! Although it was not very crowded when I visited, my friend told me that you have to be in line for more than an hour sometimes… It is a bit overpriced in my opinion, but the amount of lobster meat is generous. The bun itself is pretty delicious with a warm, crispy outer layer.
- Buy it over the counter.
- There are a few seats outside, but most seem to stand and eat as quick meal.
- If you are there at popular times, be prepared to wait in line.
- Cost: ¥950 – ¥2,000
6-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Although this place is not really known by tourists, this place is popular for Japanese people. If you want to escape from Tokyo’s craziness and relax, this place might be a good choice for your lunch spot, and the atmosphere might remind you of Kyoto. Their interior is also amazing with 2 long commuter table facing a small Zen garden. I had ¥2,800 course lunch, and that includes appetizers, 2 main dishes, and dessert.
- The lunch time is between 11:30am – 2:00pm.
- Besides the lunch course, they have 2 courses; 5,000yen or 8,000yen.
- They accept reservations and credit cards
- Cost: ¥2,800 – ¥8,000
Oak Omotesando 2F, 3-6-1 Kitaaoyama, Minato, Tokyo
Eddy’s Ice Cream
Eddy’s Ice Cream, located in Harajuku is the cutest ice cream I ever found in my life! The shop is all decorated in pink color, so everywhere is literally a photo spot! No matter what spot you choose to take your photos, it will look amazing in Eddy’s Ice Cream. The ice cream is also creamy and delicious. There are two flavors; vanilla and strawberry. I had vanilla, and it was so milky! For your ice cream, you can choose between vanilla, strawberry, or mix, and you can put any toppings you want!
- The shop gets super crowded in the afternoon, so I recommend you to visit for the morning or just before closing time, especially if you want to take some photos.
- They accept CASH ONLY.
- Cost: ¥900 – ¥1,400
4-26-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
There are about 234 Michelin Stars restaurants in Tokyo, and Craftale is one of them. However, what differentiates this restaurant is their creativity and cost performance. Each dish was presented with the beauty of the plating or the surprising combinations of flavors. Every plate was phenomenal, but my absolute favorite was the steak! They cooked the beef perfectly. Also the atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable… you can even see beautiful cherry blossoms from the window in spring. I definitely recommend here for the best places to eat in Tokyo 🙂
- They’re closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- They serve lunch only in the weekends.
- Reservation is recommended.
- They take credit cards.
- Cost: lunch ¥7,000; dinner ¥10,000
1-16-11 2F, Aobadai,Meguro, Tokyo
Aoyama Flower Market Tea House
If you’re planning on having afternoon tea in Tokyo, this is the place! The atmosphere is amazing, and the food is also fresh and delicious. The interior is nicely decorated with seasonal flowers as if you’re sitting in a beautiful garden. We ate warm salad, and it was amazing! It perfectly matched with beautiful floral theme. I am usually a coffee person, but I highly recommended if you love flowers.
- You may have to be in line for 20 – 90mins, depending on how crowded it is.
- Lunch is served between 11:00AM and 3:00pm.
- They do not serve coffee.
- They take credit cards.
- Cost: ¥2,000 yen – ¥3,000yen
5-1-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo
Shinjuku Omoide Yokochō
Omoide Yokocho is a short alley full of amazing food and drinks. It’s one of the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo. The street gives you a glimpse of old Tokyo culture that’s a bit raw and off the tourist track. The restaurants serve mostly yakitoris and other grilled items along with local beers and drinks. I definitely recommend you stop in and grab some Yakitori at one of the restaurants there. The food is excellent and the ambiance is also not to be missed. We ordered a couple of Yakitoris and beers. All yakitoris are freshly grilled right in front of you, and they are one of the BEST yakitoris I ever had! Even if you don’t plan to eat here, check it out for the aesthetics. It is very photogenic 🙂
- Most of the restaurants accept CASH ONLY.
- It will be hard to find this place, but if you follow a map or directions from staff in the train station, you’ll get there.
- For photo opportunities, I recommend you visit in the morning.
- Cost: ¥2,000 – ¥4,000
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Have you been to any of the places I mentioned? If you have any other suggestions, let me know on the comments below! I’m always looking for best places to eat in Tokyo. You can never get bored of Tokyo, and that’s why I love that city.
If you are planning to go to Tokyo soon, make sure to check out my Tokyo Ultimate Guide as well. I hope you will enjoy it! Safe travels xx
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