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Foodie Files: Tokyo Eats

Posted on 21 August 2017

In case you haven't noticed, we're serious Japanophiles. Tokyo is always a good idea, not just because it's one of the coolest trendsetting cities. The ultra modern sits right next to tradition, from design, culture, technology to food of course! Here are a few of our current favourite Tokyo eats.

BREAKFAST

Hailing from Sydney, bills Omotosando does great brunch food and atmosphere. Just get there early because everyone wants in.
Must order: Ricotta hotcakes, warm bananas and honeycomb butter

Address: Tokyu Plaza, Omotesando Harajuku 7F, 4-30-3 Jingu-mae

Nestled among the greenery of the charming Daikanyama T-Site complex, this place makes you feel bookworm chic with Tsutaya bookstore right next door.
Must order: Classic Buttermilk pancakes
Address: Daikanyama T-Site Garden, 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya


Though we love sushi, it's doesn't quite appeal for breakfast. Tenfusa is one of the only tempura eatery inside Tsukiji fish market and it's a must visit.

Must order: Tempura rice bowl 
Address: Tsukiji Market Bldg 6, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku 


LUNCH/DINNER

This traditional yakiniku barbecue restaurant serves up fantastic cuts of meat and a selection of tasty cooked dishes.
Must order: Sample platter of different cuts of beef
Address: 4-11-26 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

If you like soba, this place is the best. Expect handmade buckwheat soba, delicate flavours and attentive Japanese service.
Must order: Kamo Seiro Soba - Hot soba with duck soup
Address: 7-14-18 RoppongiMinato 106-0032

Great things happen at this izakaya. You'll see the creative types of Tokyo and those in the know. It's run by charismatic owner Chef Narukiyo, who cooks up delicious bites and plies you with lots of sake. 
Must: get a spot around the coveted bar and order the omakase tasting menu
Address: 2 Chome-7-14 Shibuya

DRINKS

On a quiet back street in Nishi Azabu, this speakeasy houses over 3000 books and is the perfect place for a (date night) nightcap.
Must order: Old Fashioned
Address: 
2-15-12 Nishi-Azabu 

Bar Piano
One of those quirky Tokyo experiences not to be missed. It's the tiniest, most stuffed-animal head and chandelier filled bar you'll ever go to. 
Must order: It doesn't matter, you probably won't remember by the time you leave.
Address: Nonbei Yokocho, 1-25-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku

 

Right in the heart of Roppongi, this is the place to begin a night out; great tunes, buzzing atmosphere and lots of eye candy. Must order: Espresso Martini

Address: 1F Centrum Roppongi Bldg,7-14-23, Roppongi

Want to know more? Visit our picks from People Make Places blog post here. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

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