Tokyo, Japan Restaurants: Best Local Cuisine

PUBLISHED: May 19, 2019

One of the best things about vacationing in Tokyo is the food. When it comes to exotic cuisine, there are few places like Japan but that doesn’t mean that your choices will be limited to a certain type of food. There are as many various foods and restaurants in Tokyo as anywhere in the world.

Isakaya Juban

This little izakaya restaurant is popular with locals. The salmon and grilled squid are delicious but they have much more to offer. Although they do offer a menu in English, it may not list everything available. Ask for a menu and have someone translate if you see something that appears interesting.

Ise Sueyoshi

Ise Sueyoshi traditional Kaiseki style Japanese cuisine. Owned and operated by a world-renowned Japanese chef, you’ll get the delicious dishes made from the freshest ingredients. For fine dining at it’s best, you’ll want to try Ise Sueyoshi.

Ukyo

Fusion food is very popular in some countries, including Japan. For a different taste, try Ukyo where they combine Japanise food with a French taste. Although most French food is rich, you won’t find that in Japan as the Japanese do not normally indulge in heavy, buttery type foods. Some of the menu items include such things as cream croquettes, uni shumai dumplings, and their: egg rice. Although this is an upscale restaurant, it is not formal.

Udon Yamachou

If you are looking for a place to have a nice lunch, Yamachou is perfect.  The food is great and they even offer music to listen to while you are dining. The menu includes traditional noodles, as well as tempura udon and duck udon. Although this isn’t an upscale restaurant, it is nice and the food is scrumptious.

Sushi Tomita

Few people visit Tokyo without feasting on sushi, the most popular Japanise food in the world. Although sushi restaurants can be pricey and busy, even in Tokyo, there are some great places to get sushi that won’t break the bank. Sushi Tomita serves some great sushi.  Here you can eat at a counter or a private dining room with a reservation.

Nodaiwa

Nodaiwa is a traditional Japanese restaurant known for its delicious eel. This eatery is historical and fancy, as well as pricey, though not extreme. The food is delicious and you’ll get an authentic taste of Tokyo flavor. It is also located close to Tokyo Tower in case you want to pay a visit to that attraction before dinner.

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