- World cuisine: Shibuya
From the owners of the Zest Mexican chain, a lively, fun place serving Southeast Asian dishes. The food is tasty (although not extremely authentic), there's a big bar, and service is friendly and...
- World cuisine: Daikanyama
A branch of the Nishi-Azabu and Shibuya Monsoon Cafes, with eclectic Asian cuisine.
- World cuisine: Roppongi
A self-consciously bohemian bar/restaurant/hangout with an interesting menu.
- World cuisine: Azabu-Juban
Eclectic Asian cuisine and a lively atmosphere.
- World cuisine: Daiba
Assorted southeast Asian dishes and a large bar.
Mugendo Asian Mama
- World cuisine: Koenji
A trendy bar/restaurant run by Mugendo, a cute ethnic trinket shop. The food is Vietnamese, Indian, Thai and Okinawan; the music and decor are similarly eclectic. Small dishes start at around Y500.
- World cuisine: Kichijoji
An interesting miso and miso soup restaurant, with seasonal dishes like kimchee nabe and several varieties of cabbage rolls. Many dishes are vegetarian.
- World cuisine: Tama Plaza
Eclectic Asian cuisine, a lively atmosphere and late-night hours, from the Global Dining Group (Zest, La Boheme).
Assorted Southeast Asian
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Ikebukuro
Billing themselves as an "Oriental Bistro," this late-night drinking spot serves Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian fare at very reasonable prices. The front of the restaurant is open to the...
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Waseda
This popular Waseda student hangout serves various Thai and Indian-style curries. The two-curry set includes a yogurt drink and runs about Y1000.
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Okubo
This festively decorated restaurant has a Southeast Asian resort theme and a menu offering Vietnamese, Thai and other nearby cuisines. Budget around Y2500 for food and drink.
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Shinjuku
At Tokyo's original Tiki lounge, wooden masks glower, faux torches blaze, and hula dancers shake it, shake it, baby. The kitsch is ubiquitous, self-aware, and executed with formidable slickness. If...
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Balinese and other Asian foods plus extravagant tropical decor in this fun party space. Lunch from Y900, dinner from Y1600. It's a good idea to call ahead for reservations.
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Shibuya
A mix of Chinese, Portuguese and Asian cuisines, just like the island of Macau after which it's been named.
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Setagaya-ku
A very relaxed, funky bohemian hangout, Saigon offers a tasty Japanese-ethnic menu with various Asian influences - Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian in particular. Drinks include a big shochu menu and...
- Misc. Southeast Asian: Minami-Funabashi
This ethnic-style izakaya chain serves Asian-inspired dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Indonesia.