Tokyo Taste Test: The Best Restaurants in the City

Tokyo is one of the world’s most glamorous cities. With incredible shopping and must-see sights, and incredible food. Feast on Tokyo’s finest (and make your dinner reservations) with KKday’s round-up of the best restaurants in the city.

1. Akasaka Hanamura Tempura Restaurant

Tokyo Restaurants: Akasaka Hanamura
Tokyo Restaurants: Akasaka Hanamura

Tucked away in a back alley, Akasaka Hanamura may be small and unassuming, but its built a loyal patronage after almost a century in business. Enjoy a delicious tempura meal cooked right before you, with fresh vegetables dipped in tentsuyu sauce.

Specialty: Seasonal Tempura Course

Akasaka Hanamura Specialty: Seasonal Tempura Course
Akasaka Hanamura: Seasonal Tempura Course

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Open on: Mondays to Sundays at 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Closed on:
Address: 6-6-5, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

2. Hyoki Kasuitei

Top Tokyo Restaurants: Hyoki Kasutei
Tokyo Restaurants: Hyoki Kasutei

Amidst the bustle of the Roppongi district, Hyoki Kasuitsei’s minimalist interior and incredible customer service allow you to dial back a bit. Let their famous Steamed Hot Pot course transport you all the way back to Ancient Japan.

Specialty: Steamed Hot Pot Course

Tokyo Restaurants: Hyoki Kasutei Steamed Hot Pot
Hyoki Kasutei: Steamed Hot Pot

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Open on
: Mondays to Saturdays at 6:00-11:00pm.
Closed on: Sundays and Public Holidays
Address: Mercury Roppongi 1, 2F, 6-7-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

3. Hyakumangoku Sushi Restaurant

Sushi is one Japanese dish that’s become so popular, you can grab a bite at the closest convenience store. But for the owners of Hyakumangoku, there’s just no rushing craftsmanship.

Top Tokyo Restaurants: Hyakumangoku
Tokyo Restaurants: Hyakumangoku

For over 45 years, they’ve been perfecting their Edo-style Sushi with only the freshest seasonal ingredients picked from the Tsukiji Market. The patience and attention to detail is evident in their whole menu, as even their simple herbal miso soup is marinated for three weeks before it’s served to you.

Specialty: Sushi

Hyakumangoku Specialty: Sushi
Hyakumangoku: Sushi

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Open on: Mondays to Fridays at 4:00pm-10:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Closed on: Sundays and Public Holidays
Address: Ebato Building 1F, 2-11-5, Higashiueno, Taitou-ku, Tokyo

4. Unagi Uomasa Restaurant

Top Tokyo Restaurants: Unagi Uomasa
Tokyo Restaurants: Unagi Uomasa

At this Michelin Star restaurant, freshness it top priority. So much so, that it’s only upon placing your order that the chef cuts, skewers, grills, or steams your eel. As you wait for your meal, the staff serves you a fine selection of appetizers, freshly cut liver, wasabi, and eel bone chips.

Specialty: Unagi Eel Dishes

Unagi Uomasa Specialty: Unagi Eel Dishes
Unagi Uomasa: Unagi Eel Dishes

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Open on: Mondays to Sundays at 11:30am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Closed on: Tuesdays and 3rd the Wednesday of the month.
Address: 4-14-4, Higashiyotsugi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

5. Wagyu Imari Restaurant

Top Tokyo Restaurants: Wagyu Imari
Tokyo Restaurants: Wagyu Imari

After dining at Tokyo’s Wagyu Imari Restaurant, no steak will ever truly compare. Enjoy their special Hapinesumura beef, which is handpicked daily and noted for its signature melt-in-your-mouth flavour.

Specialty: Wagyu Beef Course

Wagyu Imari Specialty: Wagyu Set Course
Wagyu Imari: Wagyu Set Course

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Open on:
Mondays to Fridays at 5:00pm-11:00pm, Weekends and Public Holidays at 11:30am-10:00pm
Location: Uniden Ginza building 7F, 2-8-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

6. Kioi Nadaman Restaurant

Top Tokyo Restaurants: Kioi Nadaman
Tokyo Restaurants: Kioi Nadaman

Operating since 1830, the restaurant chain—which has opened branches all over the country—has built a legacy for excellent food and service. After a trip to the Imperial Palace, feast like royalty at Kioi Nadaman as you enjoy authentic kaiseki cuisine as overlook the stunning Imperial Gardens.

Specialty: Kaiseki Cuisine

Kioi Nadaman Specialty: Kaiseki Cuisine
Kioi Nadaman: Kaiseki Cuisine

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Open on:
 Weekdays at 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm, Weekends at 11:30am-10:00pm
Address: Hotel New Otani garden tower 6F, 4-1, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo