I'm heading to Tokyo next April and looking to eat somewhere trendy and local without spending a fortune. I've heard the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo has cool restaurants and bars. Can someone recommend the best places to eat and drink in this part of town?
Get the Peking Duck at "Chinese Cafe Eight" (my favourite Chinese restaurant anywhere), it is soooo good! Also the decor is interesting, though unless you know to look you don't tend to notice straight away.
Anyway their site with map is here
They mention their specialty (the duck) here
Everything is on your doorstep there, you're not more than a bike ride from Shibuya (I've walked it on a number of occasions).
I'm a bit of a ramen snob; I will eat ramen in only 2 places in Tokyo. Kazuki Ramen in Ebisu is one of them: http://www.ramentokyo.com/2012/08/kazukiebisu.html
I'm not sure if this restruant is still there but, they have a cheese based ramen shop called "Tsukumo Ramen". I didn't think it was going to be very good but I was pleasantly surprised. It's worth a shot.
Last time I was in Ebisu I went to this place Ebisu Yokocho see map here:
Its a self described "food alley" where hey have different small stands selling yakitori, oden, kushikatsu (deep-fried kebabs) and okonomiyaki pancakes among many other. The atmosphere is incredible and the food can't be beat. Get there early as it packs up fast.
There are so many great restaurants in the Ebisu. Just list some I tried and liked.
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