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Popular Restaurants in Japan

If you're a first time visitor to Japan, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Japan.

What are some good restaurants in Japan?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Japan.

Golden Gai
新宿区, 東京都
5-9-19 Ginza. | MC Building 3F Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3571-4711
Sukiyabashi Jiro
2−15 4丁目 Chuo, Tokyo 03-3535-3600
Robot Restaurant
1-7-1 Kabukicho | B2F Shinjuku, Tokyo 03-3200-5500
Tsukiji fish market
中央区, 東京都 03-3541-2640
Omotesando Koffee
神宮前4丁目15-3 Tokyo, Japan
Sushi Saito
9−15 1丁目 Minato, Tokyo 03-3589-4412
Pierre Hermé
Chiyoda, Tokyo 03-3221-7252
Laduree Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo 03-3563-2120
Gen Yamamoto
港区, 東京都 03-6434-0652
Unchikuya Nuku
78−5, 花かつらビル1F北側 Sueyoshicho, Kyoto +81 75 525 8056
Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 045-662-1252
1-1-7 Ebisu Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-5795-0750
Alice in Wonderland Restaurant
Taiyo Building 5th floor, 8-8-5 Ginza Chuo Ku, Tokyo +81 (03) 3574 6980
Ninja Akasaka
永田町2-14-3 港区, 東京都

Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"Check out Ebisu Yokocho (an old shopping centre full of izakayas), the Golden Gai alleyways, and under the train tracks near Koenji station."  See More

"Sushi Saito and Sawada are often considered to be even better than Jiro."  See More

"Big names such as Sushi Saito, Sawada, Sukiyabashi Jiro will of course be fantastic but as it is very difficult to get seats for these, I would recommend Sushi Shimon."  See More

"Shinjuku is known for themed bars such as the Robot Restaurant."  See More

"Tsukiji fish market Meiji Jingu Shrine Omotesando and Harajyuku Gyozalo shopping area Asakusa (Sensoji temple, souvenir shopping"  See More

"When we were in Tokyo, we made sure to visit Omotesando Koffee."  See More

"Shibuya happens to have a Pierre Hermé, which has the best french macarons in the world."  See More

"If you like chocolate/sweets, you are in heaven, cause not only you can get the best Japanese sweets in tokyo, you can also find branches of Laduree Ginza, Pierre Hermé, PIERRE MARCOLINI, La Maison du Chocolat in tokyo - just to name a few !"  See More

"Gen Yamamoto is a bar almost singularly focused on expressing local produce through the cocktail."  See More

"In Kyoto itself, we wound up at Unchikuya Nuku for a nice, simple Izakaya dinner that was delicious and affordable."  See More

"Yokohama Chinatown is one of the biggest in the world, well worth checking out."  See More

"The Alice in Wonderland Restaurant was a little quirky, interesting drinks as well."  See More

"My recommendation is the Ninja Akasaka restaurant which offers a Ninja themed dinner experience including a little magic show at your table."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Golden Gai
  2. Sawada
  3. Sukiyabashi Jiro
  4. Robot Restaurant
  5. Tsukiji fish market
  6. Omotesando Koffee
  7. Sushi Saito
  8. Pierre Hermé
  9. Laduree Ginza
  10. Gen Yamamoto
  11. Unchikuya Nuku
  12. Yokohama Chinatown
  13. AFURI
  14. Alice in Wonderland Restaurant
  15. Ninja Akasaka
Where can I find out more about Japan?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Japan.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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