ROPPONGI 7-14-18 Roppongi, Minato-ku +81(0)357726657 www.honmuraantokyo.com Few restaurants take the modern way of soba to a greater level of refinement than Honmura-an. The family-owned restaurant has recently been renovated and is arguably the best soba in Tokyo, with fantastic side dishes and a good selection of sake.
AOYAMA 2F, 3-6-1, oak Omotesando building, Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 11:30am-8:30pm, no holidays Opened in March 2013, this restaurant and café features a natural, relaxing and private architectural environment. Its single 9m long cedar table faces an as large verranda leading the eyes to the little garden. The place uses traditional materials yet with a superb modern twist that makes it very relaxing and timeless.
Akasaka-Mitsuke 2F, 4-2-2 Akasaka-Mitsuke, Minato-ku, Tokyo +81335056380 Always fully booked weeks in advance, probably some of the best sushi you can find in Tokyo.
AOYAMA B1 Floor, 5-50-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 03-6418-5572 18:00 ~ 01:00 Mon-Fri 17:00 ~ 01:00 Sat 17:00 ~ 24:00 on Sundays and holidays http://www.maru-mayfont.jp/ Maru is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with traditional roots, offering a range of dishes in a relaxed yet stylish environment. They are tucked away in a small side street just a few minutes walk from Omotesando subway station in Tokyo’s central Aoyama district. In a simple but elegant, wood paneled room we prepare dishes combining traditional Japanese and modern influences in an open-kitchen style.
5-3-4 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo T03-3408-5040 http://www.roppongiinakaya.jp/en Fantastic selection of fresh vegetable/meat/fish, grilled just in front of you. Just pick what is shown just in front of you. Lobsters are still moving to show how fresh they are.
Nishi-Azabu Palais-Royal Nishi-Azabu 1F, 3-23-7 Nishi-Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo +81(0)357713344 http://www.sushiaoki.jp/ Classic Japanese design, we recommend that you sit at the sushi counter. Aoki is among the best Japanese sushi restaurants in Tokyo and an incredible experience.
Meguro 3-4-7 Yagumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81 3 5731 1620 Until 5 pm http://yakumosaryo.jp/ Opened by Sinichiro Ogata (the man behind the former Higashiya and Simplicity Design Studio) serves Kaiseki-style breakfasts and lunches, Japanese sweets, sake, wine and tea.
NISHI AZABU 410 bldg. 3F 4-10-7 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 03-6418-8205 OPEN UNTIL 2AM Founder of Azabu Haus now opens his next dream venture after closing down the first success. My favorite in Tokyo. Thanks to Jo, the owner, who is always a very attentive host, working every detail. Key point: open quite late by Tokyo standards!! Pasta from 1,500 yen and only 26 seats. Call in advance.
Naka-Meguro 1-27-12 Aobadai, Naka-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 81 3 5725 9025 Izakaya-style small plate dining. In a modern and stylish interior.
Food by Yuri Nomura and Flowers by Iki Ogasawara. The venue is beautiful. The menu constantly changes as everything is sourced by Ms Nomura from farms that she visits. Not just food but lifestyle. Wonderful friendly atmosphere.
RESTAURANT AND TEA HOUSE
Pola Ginza bldg. 2F 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan www.higashiya.com This tea salon serves traditional Japanese confectionary in a new, innovative style. . The sweets are presented in beautiful wooden boxes, perfect gifts for Japanese friends or to take home.
SUSHI RESTAURANT Juno Ginza Seiwa bldg 9F, 8-7-7 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo +81335735258 Lunch 11.30am-1.30pm, dinner 5-9.30pm / Closed Sun and nat. holidays Owned by one of the country's most famous chefs, Hachiro Mizutani. He only use the finest ingredients and made plates like a master craftsman.
Nishi-Azabu Tokyo-to Minatoku Nishi-azabu 3-1-15, RF buiding B1F 03-3404-2622 11:30 am to 2pm and 6pm to 23pm last order This sushi restaurant is typical of Japanese Edo period, they use an ice refrigerator, no electricity. Prices may not be what you would expect from a local sushiya-san but here you will come to have the tastiest and fresh sushi served to you! You will see the difference.
4pm-10.45pm / closed Tue, third Mon of every month
Tonki opened in 1939 and clearly hit a winning formula, as it’s seen little need to change anything over the ensuing three-quarters of a century. The mid-century modern interior, with its sleek blond wood and very clean lines, was part of a refurbishment in the 1970s, and still looks contemporary today. A long counter runs around the spacious kitchen in the centre of the ground floor, allowing diners a clear view of the chefs at work (there’s also second floor, but that doesn’t have the fine views of the open kitchen).
Delicious yakitori place in Tokyo, unlike most this Yakitori restaurant looks is beautifully designed and looks like a sushi.
Address: Nishi-Azabu 4-2-6, Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒106-0031 Japan
Phone: +81 3-5464-0466
Crazy performance at the Robot restaurant, it’s more about the performance than the quality of the food.
Tickets are 8,000 yen per person, but if you book from the their own website they are reduced to 7,500 yen. Online bookings can be made up until 5pm and after that you can call. Aside from not getting the best discounts, the Restaurant has a strict no-refund policy for cancellations, so you can do better with a little searching.