There are amazing restaurants all over the world that serve all kinds of different food. When you're visiting a new city, it's a lot of fun to try out some of the restaurants in the city that get a lot of hype for having such tasty food. Some of them even have unique themes or special dishes that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Japan is home to a lot of unique things from foods to games and stores. They're definitely known for having a lot of really famous restaurants that both locals and visitors just can't get enough of.
To see 10 of the best restaurants in Tokyo, keep reading!
10 Bar Rhythm Akihabara Denkigai
Bar Rhythm Akihabara Denkigai is a bar and restaurant that has a variety of different types of food on the menu. Along with the food that they offer up for visitors to eat, Bar Rhythm Akihabara Denkigai also has a ton of games that visitors can play while they're enjoying their meal.
From time to time, they even do special collaborations with different anime series to offer unique food and drinks based on that anime. Because of the games, karaoke, and unique foods, this is definitely a good restaurant for groups or even families to stop at for dinner.
9 Gluten Free T’s Kitchen
For people that have dietary restrictions like being gluten-free or vegan, finding suitable food at restaurants isn't always simple. These days, it's getting easier and easier as many restaurants are adding vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to their menu.
Gluten Free T's Kitchen is a restaurant located in Tokyo that has a fully gluten-free menu. Along with having gluten-free options, there are a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu as well. Even if you're not someone that has to avoid gluten, this restaurant is a totally tasty one.
8 Banya Kanda Ekimae
An izakaya is a pub in Japan known for its fairly informal setting, drinks, and food that goes along with those drinks. Banya Kanda Ekimae is a really popular izakaya in Tokyo that is known for its delicious foods, private dining areas, and all-you-can-enjoy drinks.
Banya Kanda Ekimae is slightly more on the expensive side and it's not always easy to get reservations, so it's important to plan your trip beforehand. But it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike because of the food, drinks, and private dining areas.
7 Maidreamin SHIBUYA
Maid cafes are pretty common around Japan. The servers are dressed as maids - hence the name maid cafe - and they offer a really unique experience for visitors. Maidreamin SHIBUYA is a super popular maid cafe that visitors who are looking for a uniquely Japanese experience just can't miss.
On top of the unique experience and the incredibly different decor in maidreamin SHIBUYA, this restaurant also has an assortment of totally adorable food. Some of it is almost too cute to eat!
6 Glutenfree Cafe Littlebird
A lot of food in Japan has gluten in it and, if you're someone that can't tolerate gluten, that can make having a good time on your trip difficult. There's just so much tempting food everywhere that you can't have! Luckily, there are some really delicious restaurants that offer gluten-free options.
Glutenfree Cafe Littlebird is a cafe located in Tokyo that has an entirely gluten-free menu. It's located pretty close to Harajuku and Yoyogi Park which means that on top of having tasty food, it's near a lot of other tourist destinations that you'll likely be interested in seeing while in Tokyo.
5 Ise Sueyoshi
Ise Sueyoshi is a unique restaurant that features ingredients that are seriously fresh. The head chef has a personal relationship with the farmers and fishermen that Ise Sueyoshi sources its ingredients from, meaning they're always brought into the restaurant at the peak of freshness.
Ise Sueyoshi is a Kaiseki, a restaurant where a series of small, unique plates are brought out to diners. This is definitely a unique dining experience and not one that everyone is looking for, but it's one that true foodies can't miss.
Cedros is a restaurant in the Shibuya area of Tokyo. This restaurant is a little more on the expensive side, but someone looking for a fine dining experience in Tokyo should consider a trip to Cedros.
While a lot of Japanese food features seafood, Cedros is different because it serves up California-style seafood dishes. Everything, including shrimp, lobster and poke, is on the menu! They're all served up in a really high-end, unique style that is too tasty to resist.
3 Ninja Akasaka
Many restaurants in Tokyo are known for their delicious food. While this is definitely true of Ninja Akasaka and its really delicious Japanese cuisine, it's also known for the unique experience that dining at this restaurant provides visitors.
Ninja Akasaka is a restaurant that is completely themed around an Edo-era Japanese village. The restaurant is dark and the halls are like a maze, but the entire thing is so well-decorated and executed that it really transports the visitor into another time and place.
2 Han No Daidokoro Honten
Han no Daidokoro Honten is a really popular restaurant in the Shibuya area that specializes in barbecue and Japanese steakhouse offerings. Being in Shibuya means that Han no Daidokoro Honten is located near a lot of other tourist destinations and it also means that a lot of the staff speaks English, so don't worry if your Japanese isn't perfect.
This restaurant is one that allows visitors to cook their own meat, right there at the table. It's a unique and interactive experience that results in some seriously tasty food.
1 GYOPAO Gyoza Roppongi
GYOPAO Gyoza Roppongi is a restaurant that has a variety of different Asian foods available on the menu. It's located right in the heart of Tokyo, meaning that it's pretty easy to get to this restaurant from a lot of other tourist attractions you'll likely be checking out during your trip.
If your Japanese isn't great, bring your smartphone with you! Scanning a code on the menu will allow you to access an English version of the menu so you know exactly what you're ordering. GYOPAO Gyoza Roppongi features a wide selection of totally delicious Chinese and Taiwanese street food offerings.