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Hibiki (Nomura Bldg) - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
This upscale izakaya-dining bar serves excellent grilled chicken and nice fresh fish, complemented by a good sake and shochu list. The interior is tasteful, with blond wood furnishings, an open...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Peak Lounge and Bar - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Enjoy chic cocktails in a bamboo grove high in the sky at the Park Hyatt's internationally famous bar and lounge. They also serve afternoon tea, desserts and light snacks. Cocktails start at around...
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
New York Bar - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-midnight (Thu-Sat -1am) daily.
Perched on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt hotel, the New York Bar makes good on its promise to offer the best view of Tokyo. The interior is a sleek haven of glass and dark wood enlivened by two...
Open 5pm-midnight (Thu-Sat -1am) daily.
New York Grill - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
There's a popular Sunday brunch for Y6,900, but you can get the same lunch on weekdays for Y5,000 (minus the flute of champagne). Full-course dinners are Y11,000-21,000, but people come here just as...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
LoyKratong Resort - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
This flashy tropical-themed restaurant serves Thai-inspired European fusion cuisine - something that wouldn't be out of place at an adventurous Mediterranean restaurant inside an upscale Phuket...
Open 11am-3, 6-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Legato - International: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tokyo fusion cuisine and an excellent view of Shibuya, managed by Global Dining (Stellato, Tableaux). The sommelier has put together a widely varied list of good wines that are all priced at Y4500...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ginpei - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
The excellent fish and seafood served at Ginpei is flown in fresh from two regional fishing ports - Minoshima in Wakayama and Muroto Cape in Shikoku. Matching the impressive level of the seafood is...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Hana Chibo - Okonomiyaki: Ebisu
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This deluxe branch of the famous Osaka-based chain of okonomiyaki restaurants offers a wide menu of teppanyaki-grilled dishes along with a nice 38th-floor view looking over western Tokyo. ...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Konbuya - Oden: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The sophisticated oden served at Konbuya is a far cry from the usual convenience-store fare, with standout items like grilled anago eel wrapped in tofu skin, kakuni stewed pork in fried tofu, and...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Lobby Bar, Ritz-Carlton - Bar: Roppongi
Open 2:30pm-midnight daily.
Nestled in overstuffed chairs with pillows covered in candy-colored pastel silk, visitors can enjoy spectacular views while listening to live Bossa Nova from 2:30-midnight. Arrive on the early side...
Open 2:30pm-midnight daily.
Mixx Bar - Bar: Tameike
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Mixx is among the first bars in Tokyo to wholeheartedly embrace the trend of molecular mixology. Signature cocktails include the Caprese, spiced tomato juice and vodka topped with mozzarella foam and...
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Pierre Gagnaire - French: Tameike
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Modern, very creative French cuisine from one of France's top chefs. Prix-fixe lunches are Y6,000-10,000; dinners 18,000 to 23,000. There's also a Y3800 "express lunch" on weekdays. Jackets are...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Fish Bank - French: Shiodome
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This modern French-Japanese seafood-centered restaurant features a splashy entrance hall (literally - it comes complete with waterfall) and a gorgeous two-story main dining room with views of the...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Oregon Bar & Grill - Steak house: Shiodome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Grilled seafood and steaks from Oregon. Charcoal-grilled dry-aged steaks start at Y3800; there's also a nice selection of Oregon wines.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Washoku En - Japanese: Shiodome
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Excellent Japanese dishes, creatively prepared and served. There's also a fantastic view of Ginza.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hibiki - Izakaya: Shiodome
Open 11am-3, 5-11:30pm daily.
Good-quality grilled fish and chicken, home-made tofu and seasonal specialties at this upscale izakaya. Weekday lunches start at Y1200, and the deluxe Y2800 lunch includes tofu, sashimi and Yamagata...
Open 11am-3, 5-11:30pm daily.
TwentyEight - Bar: Shiodome
Open 9am-midnight daily.
Located in the lobby of the Conrad Hotel, TwentyEight is an oasis of muted monochromes with discrete edges. Dusk is arguably the best time to visit; calm settles over the space as the sunlight fades...
Open 9am-midnight daily.
Peter - International: Hibiya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-midnight (LO 10pm) daily.
The flashy main dining room of the Peninsula Hotel offers gorgeous views and an entertaining menu of modern international cuisine. Have fun putting together your own meal of three, four, or five...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-midnight (LO 10pm) daily.
Peter: The Bar - Bar: Hibiya
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Patrons lounge on pod-shaped seats beneath polished chrome trees, while ambient electronic music mingles with the soft glow of lavender neon from behind the black marble bar. Friendly service and...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Tsurutontan - Udon: Ginza
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Late-night dining options are rather limited in this part of town, especially combined with affordable prices, so this flashy gourmet noodle shop is a welcome addition to Ginza's nighttime landscape....
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Torisuki - Yakitori: Ginza
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Pheasant, mallard duck, Kyoto duck and guinea fowl are some of the tasty game birds featured at this first-rate yakitoriya, along with heritage-breed Hinai-dori chicken from Akita Prefecture. The...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Aux Amis Tokyo - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
A souped-up branch of Aux Amis des Vins, one of Ginza's best French wine bars, with a high-octane view. Dinnertime set menus start at Y6300, lunches from Y1800.
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Mango Tree - Thai: Marunouchi
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This flagship of a Bangkok-based chain is one of the more upscale Thai restaurants in town, with a large lunchtime buffet (Y2800) and a prix-fixe evening menu (budget around Y8000). The buffet...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Mandarin Bar - Bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Sumptuous is the word for the Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Nihonbashi. The interior by Ryu Kosaka, with richly tactile accents by textile designer Reiko Sudo, is chic and inviting,...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
K'Shiki - International: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
The Mandarin Oriental's casual-dining spot offers creative contemporary cuisine with an Asian twist, plus a great view of Ginza and Marunouchi. The Y5,000 tasting menu is a good deal if you like...
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
Hamayu - Teppanyaki: Daiba
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm daily.
The first-rate teppanyaki menu here features the finest Japanese domestic beef and seasonal seafood appetizers, complemented by a stunning 30th-floor view overlooking the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm daily.
Tennoz - Teppanyaki: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Perched on the tweny-eighth floor atop the Seafort Square complex, Tennoz offers a lovely bayside view along with top-quality steaks. A steak lunch is Y2800, and dinners, which range from Y9,000 to...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Asahi Sushi - Sushi: Hatsudai
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Reliable, affordable sushi with a skyscraper view. Nigiri-zushi selections are Y1890-4830, and sushi-centered prix-fixe menus are Y5250-8400.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.

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Nezucafe - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
The Nezu Museum's cafe looks out onto a beautiful wooded garden - a lovely, serene setting for a cup of coffee or an afternoon snack. The menu offers coffee, matcha latte and desserts as well as...
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
Two Rooms Bar - Bar: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Attached to the Two Rooms Grill, the bar and lounge area offers cocktails and a wide choice of wines from around the world in a lovely setting, with a big outdoor terrace looking out over Harajuku...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
A Piece of Cake - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A relaxing, quiet space inside a museum devoted to the whimsical works of sculptor Taro Okamoto.
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Office - Bar: Gaienmae
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
For those who hate leaving work, this popular DJ bar is decorated like an office, with file cabinets, bookshelves, and copier machine. Different DJs nightly, a young crowd, a full food menu, and a...
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
Hacienda del Cielo - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
The tempting menu on the Hacienda features down-home Mexican dishes like shrimp and tuna ceviche, menudo (stewed beef stomach), and queso fundido (cheese fondue), plus Tex-Mex standards like...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Tofuya Ukai - Tofu: Akabanebashi
Open 11am-3, 3-8pm (LO) daily.
First-class traditional Japanese cuisine, with an emphasis on tofu, in a beautiful setting next to Tokyo Tower. Private dining rooms look out over lovely gardens and 100-year-old trees, although the...
Open 11am-3, 3-8pm (LO) daily.
Soba Kichi - Izakaya: Marunouchi
Open 11am-3:15am (LO) daily.
This popular after-work drinking spot offers very affordable prices - you can enjoy a couple of drinks and snacks here for under Y2000. Deep-fried kushiage skewers start at around Y140, and you can...
Open 11am-3:15am (LO) daily.
Washoku En - Japanese: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The tasteful Kyoto-modern decor here is definitely the most impressive in the entire Marunouchi Oazo complex. Good-quality Japanese fare, including a good assortment of regional dishes, with a nice...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Mile Post Cafe - Indian: Kayabacho
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Perched above an expensive bicycle shop, Mile Post serves Japanese craft beer and an eclectic food menu in a waterfront setting. When the weather is nice the cafe's ten-seat terrace area, looking...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Garden Lounge (New Otani) - Coffee shop: Kioicho
Open 6am-midnight daily.
If you'd like some scenery with your beverage, the Garden Lounge of the Hotel New Otani in Chiyoda-ku offers a stunning, panoramic view of a 400-year-old, perfectly maintained Japanese garden. Let...
Open 6am-midnight daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Washoku En - Japanese: Suidobashi
Open 11am-3, 5-11:30pm daily.
Calling En an izakaya doesn't quite do them justice - the food and drink are both top-notch, the decor elegant and modern. Most of the dining spaces take full advantage of the wrap-around glass...
Open 11am-3, 5-11:30pm daily.
Bar Six - Bar: Asakusa
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Located at the top of the very cultural Amuse Museum, Bar Six offers a nice evening view of the illuminated pagoda and temple buildings of nearby Sensoji Temple. Weather permitting, the outdoor...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Hibiki - Japanese: Daiba
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Excellent seafood, chicken, tofu, and charcoal-grilled items in this lovely modern Japanese pub-style restaurant. There's a nice panoramic view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge, and sleek...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
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Updated 2017-05-15