The following restaurants in Tokyo are divided into three different categories:
Expensive (over 10,000 yen)
Moderate (3,000 to 10,000 yen)
Inexpensive (up to 3,000 yen)
It is the average price for a three-course menu for one person and half a bottle of the cheapest wine or a comparable drink, with taxes and service charge.
A consumption tax of 5% is added to restaurant bills, gourmet restaurants often charge a service fee of 10-15%. Tipping is not common and can U. be considered an insult.
The Pink Cow
The Pink Cow is a wine bar that has become one of the trendiest cafes in the Harajuku district. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, works of art by local artists decorate the walls.
In addition to the excellent selection of Californian wines, you can order small snacks and (vegetarian) meals such as burritos, bagels or fudge brownies.
Address: 1-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 34 06 55 97
In TY Harbor you have a wonderful view of the harbor in Tokyo Bay. A light cuisine with a California twist is served. B. Roasted fillet of beef with crispy spring rolls and a light tomato sauce or chicken marinated in beer with thyme and garlic. There is a wide selection of beers and wine. On the terrace decorated with flowers, you can enjoy the special lunch menus and brunch on the weekends.
Address: 2-1-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: (03) 54 79 45 55.
World buffet L’Etoile
The World Buffet L’Etoile is one of the numerous restaurants of the Dai Ichi Hotel in Shimbashi, and offers huge ‘all you can eat’ lunch and dinner buffets, where you can enjoy specialties from all over the world in a relaxed winter garden atmosphere.
There is everything your heart desires, from sushi and dim sums to smoked salmon and three-cheese ravioli. The extensive dessert selection with various cakes, ice creams and sorbets leaves nothing to be desired.
The package price is somewhat higher on weekends and during the holidays, but children receive a discount.
Address: Shinbashi, 1-2-6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 35 01 44 11.
At the Gogyo you can get numerous traditional Japanese dishes – above all a large plate of Gyoza, steaming dumplings – in a chic but down-to-earth atmosphere.
Squeeze past the benches and catch a glimpse of the flames in the kitchen before trying a number of shochu peas and enjoying yakibuta, grilled pork. The traditional lantern in front of the door marks the entrance.
Address: 1-4-36 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 57 75 55 66.
Tengu is a cheerful Japanese pub restaurant chain ( izakaya ) and is particularly popular with students and office workers. You can order various small meals and snacks such as yakitori grilled chicken and sashimi, or Japanese-interpreted pizzas and salads from the richly illustrated menu. Beer and sake are also good and affordable. You can easily recognize the Tengu pubs by their logo, a red, long-nosed devil mask.
Address: Ginza, Roku-chome, 6-13-3 Ginza, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 32 48 25 88.
The Hokoto opposite the Harajuku station offers the well-known but very tasty noodles, soups, gyoza and wok dishes. It’s a bright place with quick service, but the food is good, the service is friendly and helpful, and the wallet is only marginally thinner afterwards.
Address: 1F Ruponte Building, 1-17-1 Jingumae, Tokyo
Phone: (03) 34 05 90 15.
This popular Tokyo restaurant, which opened in 1880, gives you an impression of old Japan as soon as you take off your shoes at the entrance. After the waitress, dressed in kimono, leads the guests to their table, they can choose between Shabu-Shabu (thinly sliced beef and pork, which you cook in broth at the table yourself) and Sukiyaki (thin slices of beef, vegetables and tofu and noodles) in Warishita, a special broth made from soy sauce, sweet sake and sugar).
Address: 1-3-4 Asakusa, Tokyo
Telephone: (03) 38 41 00 10.