Koen-dori (Parco to Kuyakusho)

Asahi Sushi (Sushi). 3477-4821
Reasonably priced, reliable sushi in a convenient department-store location.
SunmapShibuya 2-24-1, Tokyu Toyoko-ten, 9F. Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Fermier (Cheese shop). 3477-4602
The main branch of Fermier is where many of the French restaurants in town buy their cheeses; this is a conveniently located outlet.
SunmapShibuya 2-24-1, Tokyu Toyoko-ten, B1F. Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Saigon (Vietnamese). 3477-4684
A good take-out menu, and a few counter seats where you can grab a quick curry while shopping.
SunmapShibuya 2-24-1, Tokyu Toyoko-ten, B1F. Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Seijo Ishii (Retail). 3463-5533
Part of the Foodshow complex below Shibuya Station, this shop specializes in imported foods and liquors and offers a pretty wide selection.
SunmapShibuya 2-24-1, Tokyu Toyoko-ten, B1F. Open 10am-9pm. Closed some Wednesdays.
Toraji (Korean). 6415-5599
A famous and very popular "Korean diner" serving yakiniku and other fare.
SunmapUdagawacho 15-1, Parco Pt. I, 7F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Maimon (Japanese). 3464-6644
Great grilled chicken, oysters and regional sake from this popular chain (which also runs Megu in New York).
SunmapUdagawacho 15-1, Parco Pt. I, 8F. Open 11am-midnight daily.
Frames (Cafe). 6415-6822
They bill themselves as an oasis of quiet in the midst of Shibuya's shopping neighborhood, with pretty good food and late-night hours. [Go to branch review]
lateSunmapUdagawacho 13-16, Kokusai Bldg. 2F. Open 11am-4:30am daily.
Hoang Ngan (Vietnamese). 3464-4060
Inexpensive, authentic basic Vietnamese fare in an unadorned back-street basement. The menu is reasonably large, with full-course meals from Y3000 and much cheaper a la carte choices.
SunmapUdagawacho 14-1. (in the street just behind Parco) Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Kahemi Cafe (Cafe). 5428-6368
A spacious, stylish cafe with a refreshingly grown-up atmosphere in Shibuya, serving organic food and wine. Fifteen wines are available by the bottle, priced Y2800-7800, along with nine varieties of sake and a big selection of liqueurs and cocktails. You can also find flavored lattes and teas, plus sandwiches, desserts and light snacks.
SunmapUdagawacho 2-1, Shibuya Homes B1F. Open noon-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Zest (Tex-Mex). 5489-3332
California-style Mexican food and drinks, served in one of Tokyo's noisiest restaurants.
no smokinglateSunmapJinnan 1-6-8, Campari Bldg. 2F. Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
La Boheme (Italian). 3477-0481
Reliable pastas and other Italian dishes, with convenient late-night hours.
no smokinglateSunmapJinnan 1-6-8, Campari Bldg. 3F. Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe (World cuisine). 5489-1611
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 competent.
no smokinglateSunmapJinnan 1-6-8, Campari Bldg. 4F. Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
!Craftheads (Beer bar). 6416-9474
This stylish basement bar has one of the best selections of US microbrews in Japan. You'll also find some good Japanese craft beers and an impressive selection of bourbon whisky. Nineteen beers are on draft, with many more by the bottle. The food menu is light and casual bar fare, but well above average. Background music is a bouncy mix of hiphop and R&B. (Open from 3pm weekends.)
SunmapJinnan 1-13-10, B1F. Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Deco (French). 6416-1151
Game dishes - wild boar, venison, and Hokkaido bear - are a specialty at this impressive little French spot. Prix-fixe menus are priced Y4,200-Y14,000, with wines starting at Y4000 but climbing quickly. The Y2000 prix-fixe lunch might be a good introduction.
mapJinnan 1-17-2, Dix Jinnan Bldg B1F-2F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Zarigani Cafe (Cafe). 5459-0655
Tucked away on a quiet side street near the Ward Office, Zarigani has a hip, Bohemian atmosphere far removed from the department-store shopping scene just a few blocks away. The music is bouncy and energetic, and the casual menu includes interesting original curries (we can recommend the green curry) as well as cocktails, teas and coffee.
SunmapUdagawacho 6-11. Open noon-11:30pm daily.

Inokashira-dori (Seibu to NHK)

La Boheme Qualita (Italian). 5728-6388
This newest venture from the popular budget Italian chain promises to serve "an Italian mama's home-cooked meals."
no smokinglateSunmapUdagawacho 20-11, Shibuya Mitsuba Bldg B1/B2F. (across from HMV, between Seibu A and B) Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Tajimaya (Shabu-shabu). 3770-5629
Inexpensive all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu starts at Y1980 per person.
SunmapUdagawacho 12-9, Jewel Shibuya 6F. Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
!Kyushu (Kyushu). 3463-0442
This long-established izakaya mini-chain serves excellent Kyushu cuisine and a good assortment of sake and shochu from the southern island. Especially recommended are the Kagoshima-style tonkotsu (pork and daikon stewed in shochu) and a well-balanced Nagasaki-style sara-udon with vegetables and meat served over crisp fried noodles. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapUdagawacho 17-2. Open 5pm-1:30am (LO; -11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
BiOcafe (Cafe). 5428-3322
Organic coffee and tea, breads made with 100% natural yeast, and a completely smoke-free environment - Bio Cafe provides body and mind a bit of respite in junk-food-glutted Shibuya. With its soft-spoken staff and walls that fade from fuchsia to pearly pink, this quiet little cafe along Spain-zaka attracts a stylish, almost exclusively female crowd. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapUdagawacho 16-14, Patio 1F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Raj Mahal (Indian). 3770-7677
Decent budget curries from one of Tokyo's oldest Indian chains; budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime.
SunmapUdagawacho 30-5, 5F. (behind the koban on Inokashira-dori) Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Unosato (Izakaya). 3496-2087
Unosato was a pioneering sake specialty pub that's been here for decades, although nowadays their list looks fairly dated - decent-enough regional brands that you'll find at a hundred other izakaya, supplemented by a page of one-cup selections. Their snacks are still above average though - excellent grilled fish and meats and first-rate seasonal vegetables. The traditional dining space is also very attractive - an island of calm in busy Shibuya. Budget around Y4000-5000 for dinner with a few drinks.
mapUdagawacho 36-11. Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Jelly Jelly Cafe (Cafe). 6809-0574
It's a combination coworking space and game-board cafe, which somehow doesn't sound like the best idea for procrastinators. Over 100 board games are ready for you to try out. Until 6pm it's cafe and work time, with a two-hour charge for use of the space that includes free coffee and drinks. After 6pm is "bar time," so time your visit accordingly.
SunmapUdagawacho 10-2, Shin-Tokyo Bldg 202. Open 10am-midnight daily.
Astral Lamp (Cafe). 5458-5055
This cozy Shibuya hangout has a homey feel - literally. The cafe's six sections are all decorated to look like the rooms of a house. Make yourself comfortable in the bedroom, kitchen, or children's room and have a drink or a bite to eat.
lateSunmapUdagawacho 11-6, 8/9F. Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue (Hawaiian). 3463-0141
The Honolulu-based chain is known for their Hawaiian plate lunches - platters piled high with rice (white or brown), macaroni salad and main dishes like Loco Moco, mahi mahi and barbecue chicken.
SunmapUdagawacho 36-6. Open 10am-10:30pm (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.


Quattro (Club). 3477-8750
One of Tokyo's longest-running live spaces, Quattro provides plenty of space to see local bands and international acts. And there's no smoking. [Show more]
SunmapUdagawacho 32-13.
Aldgate (Beer bar). 3462-2983
One of Shibuya's more serious microbrew bars, The Aldgate offers 21 very nice craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish pasties, Daal Masala, Fish and Chips. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapUdagawacho 30-4, Shiniwasaki Bldg 3F. Open 6pm-2am daily.
La Cucina (Italian). 3476-3636
A pleasant, casual Italian kitchen with culinary ambitions that aren't always fulfilled. The assorted appetizers (Y3400 for five items) were outstanding, but the main dishes and pastas didn't quite live up to expectations or to their high price tags. The wine list is geared toward big spenders, with very little in the under-Y5,000 range. The interior is comfortable, though, and the counter would make a nice setting for a quick pasta and glass of wine, or for a weekday lunch.
SunmapUdagawacho 33-13. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
Outback Steakhouse (Steak house). 5459-7751
An American steak house with an Australian theme and a lively atmosphere. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime; party plans are a bit more. Lunch is served on weekends only.
SunmapUdagawacho 34-1. (near Tokyu Honten, next to Wendy's) Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.

Tokyu Honten-dori, Bunkamura (station to Shoto)

Wired Cafe Shibuya QFront (Cafe). 5428-2620
Coffee, wireless and wired internet access and decent food at this late-night branch of the popular Wired chain.
lateSunmapUdagawacho 21-6, Q-Front 6F. Open 10am-1:30am (LO) daily.
Tsunahachi (Tempura). 3476-6059
Fresh, skillfully prepared tempura at friendly prices. Budget around Y1500-2000 at dinnertime.
SunmapUdagawacho 23-3, Daiichi Kangin Kyodo Bldg. 6F. Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Kujiraya (Japanese). 3461-9145
This traditional whale restaurant has been here forever, now occupying a tiny corner space underneath the 109 Building. Whale meat is served a dozen ways - as sashimi, deep-fried, on skewers, as steaks, etc. Full-course dinners from Y5000, lunch from Y1000.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-29-22. Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Hwaja (Korean). 6416-9891
Convenient for a post-club late-night snack, Cafe-Dining Hwaja serves casual Korean fare - from hearty chige stews to avocado kimchee - 24 hours a day.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-23-11, Bilto Osho 2F. Open 24 hours a day.
Shunju (Japanese). 3770-0019
Top-class seasonal Japanese cooking from this well-regarded Tokyo-based chain. Prix-fixe dinners from Y4200 or a la carte.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-23-12, Shibuya Fhontis Bldg 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Microcosmos (Cafe). 5784-5496
It's a bustling cafe-lounge space by day, with late-night dining and DJ club events on weekends. There's free wifi, although it's not exactly a laptop-conducive atmosphere. [Show more]
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-23-12, Shibuya Fhontis Bldg 2F. Open 11:30am-2am daily.
!Gyossantei (Kyushu). 5489-6350
Gyossantei is a great place to sample the regional cooking of Miyazaki Prefecture, along with good sake from around the country. The dining space is comfortable and informal, and large windows on one side give it a spacious, open feel. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapDogenzaka 2-23-12, Shibuya Fhontis Bldg 2F-A. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:50-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tucano's (Brazilian). 5784-2661
A huge, festive dining room serving all-you-can-eat grilled churrasco beef, pork and chicken, plus a salad buffet, for Y4000 (Y2900 at lunchtime).
SunmapDogenzaka 2-23-12, Shibuya Fhontis Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Uoshin (Izakaya). 3464-3000
Sashimi, grilled fish and sake.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-25-5. Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Viron (Bakery). 5458-1770
Great French cafe-style sandwiches, quiches and pastries to take out; there's also a pleasant cafe upstairs.
SunmapUdagawacho 33-8. Open 9am-10pm daily.
Himonoya (Izakaya). 3463-8088
Good-value grilled fish, snacks and sake in this lively late-night drinking spot. The specialty is himono (grilled dried fish) from around Japan. Budget around Y2000-3000 per person. There's often a two-hour time limit at tables.
lateSunmapUdagawacho 33-8, B1F. (across from Tokyu honten) Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Deux Magots (Cafe). 3477-9124
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
SunmapDogenzaka 2-24-1, Bunkamura B1F. Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Tanto Tanto (Italian). 3477-3881
Upscale, by-the-book Italian cooking in a pleasantly large room. Lunch from Y1,500, dinner from Y5,000.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-24-1, Tokyu Honten 8F. Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Ten-ichi (Tempura). 3477-3891
Top-grade tempura from a famous Ginza-based shop. Full-course dinnertime menus from Y3500; lunch from Y1800.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-24-1, Tokyu Honten 8F. Open 11am-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Goodbeer Faucets (Beer bar). 3770-5544
One of the trio of serious craft beer bars in Shibuya (joining Craftheads and The Aldgate), Goodbeer Faucets offers more than forty beers on draft, focusing mainly on Japanese, American and Belgian brews.
SunmapShoto 1-29-1. Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Arossa (Italian). 3469-0125
One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapShoto 1-26-22. Open 6pm-2am daily.
Uoshin Yonban Third (Izakaya). 3464-4477
Another branch of the excellent Uoshin chain, serving fresh fish and other izakaya fare.
mapShoto 1-29-5.
Panzerotteria (Italian). 080-2675-7216
Panzerotti - deep-fried savory pies that originated in Puglia, Italy - are the unusual specialty here. Around two dozen varieties are on offer, along with a selection of hams, cheeses, salads and vegetable dishes. The wine list includes both Italian and non-Italian wineries, with bottles ranging from Y3500-5900 along with several choices by the glass. French pear cider and cava are other beverage options. [Show more]
SunmapShoto 2-14-12. Open noon-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.

Bunkamura to Kamiyamacho

Dexee Diner (Shoto) (Cafe). 5790-2944
Dexee is known for their good, inexpensive food as well as the drinks selection. There's a big library of magazines to browse through.
lateSunmapShoto 1-4-8. (on the back road that runs from Tomigaya to Tokyu Honten, a couple of blocks before Tokyu) Open noon-4am daily.
Los Barbados (Bar). 3496-7157
Despite its tiny size (just seven seats) and hard-to-find location, Los Barbados offers an impressive list of premium rums and a surprisingly diverse food menu, along with an excellent Afropop soundtrack. [Show more]
mapUdagawacho 41-26, Papier Bldg #104. Open 11:45am-1am. Closed Sundays.
Pignon (French). 3468-2331
Good casual French cooking, with dishes like home-made merguez sausages, excellent quiches, chicken confit and lamb stew with cous cous. Budget around Y6000 at dinnertime.
mapKamiyamacho 16-3. Open 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Cheese Stand (Retail). 6407-9806
Artisanal mozzarella and ricotta cheeses are freshly made right here in Shibuya in this combination retail shop, cafe and factory. Take them home - fresh mozzarella is Y550/100g, ricotta Y470 - or pull up a chair in the cafe corner and peruse the cheese-centered menu. [Show more]
mapKamiyamacho 5-8. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.


Newzea Platform (Wine bar). 5790-9445
Occupying what must be one of Shibuya's thinnest buildings, this specialty bar serves around two dozen New Zealand wines, including several by the glass, as well as three different beers from Stoke, a New Zealand microbrewery. On the first floor is a relaxed, open-air bar; there's also seating on the fourth-floor terrace (until 11pm) and a full-service restaurant on the third floor. (Don't worry, there's an elevator.) Wines start at Y750/glass, and there's no cover charge.
mapKamiyamacho 42-3. Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
A spacious cafe with an Australian beach motif, Bondi serves international-style cafe fare, including pizzas from a wood-burning oven, along with reasonably priced wines (Y2200 for a 500ml carafe of house wine) and cocktails. There's a comfortable lounge area in back, plain old picnic tables in the main dining room, and outdoor group seating in front of the cafe, facing the not-at-all beachlike Yoyogi Park.
lateSunmapTomigaya 1-15-2. Open 9am-2am daily.
!Fuglen (Bar). 3481-0884
Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and artisanal cocktails are served at this very stylish Norwegian bar - the main branch is in Oslo. During the day they offer serious espresso beverages and tea, and attract a good-sized following thanks to the comfortable setting and the free wifi. [Show more]
SunmapTomigaya 1-16-11. Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Ahiru Store (Wine bar). 5454-2146
Good luck getting into this "secret wine bar" that everybody knows about; they don't take reservations after 6:30pm, so be prepared to line up. Wines from the rotating list - mostly French, mostly biodynamique - start at Y800 a glass, while the food tends toward simple but well-prepared bistro fare along with fresh-baked bread. Budget around Y6000-8000 for dinner and drinks.
mapTomigaya 1-19-4. Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Cristiano's (Portuguese). 5790-0909
One of Tokyo better Portuguese restaurants, with nice grilled dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
SunmapTomigaya 1-51-10. Open 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Arms (Burgers). 3466-5974
Good burgers to go, including some interesting seasonal variations, at this take-out-only branch of the popular gourmet burger shop. They also offer delivery service to most of Shibuya-ku.
SunmapTomigaya 1-9-21. Open 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Roast Works: The Coffeeshop (Coffee shop). 6407-1344
Fresh-roasted beans are sold by the bag here, while the cafe serves only straight specialty coffees (without milk or sugar), either hot or iced, along with a few dessert items.
SunmapTomigaya 2-22-12. Open 9am-7pm daily.


Kuni (Wine bar). 6415-4592
A slightly more upscale relative of the wine bar Cona that features a standing area on the ground floor, a wine bar on the second, and table seating on the third. All pizza and pasta dishes are Y1000.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 1-5-5. Open 11:30am-7am daily.
Tsukada Nojo (Japanese regional). 5456-6277
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000 for dinner with drinks. Open until 2am (LO) Fridays and Saturdays. [Go to branch review]
SunmapDogenzaka 2-6-1, Iwasaki Bldg 3F. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Cona (Wine bar). 3770-5729
It's hard to beat the prices at this casual wine bar in Shibuya. All of the 70+ varieties of wine are available for Y1900. Choose your own bottle from the small glass cellar, or ask for recommendations from the knowledgeable young staff. [Show more]
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-7-5. Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
Hapineko (Cat cafe). 3770-1328
With its convenient location just a few minutes from Shibuya station, Hapineko can get crowded on weekends and holidays, so a weekday visit is recommended. The sixteen happy resident cats occupy a relatively large playroom overlooking Dogenzaka, and visitors can purchase optional kitty treats (Y105) and "cat string" to tempt them with. [Show more]
SunmapDogenzaka 2-28-3, Dogenzaka Kuratosu Bldg 3F. Open 11am-10pm (LO; -8pm weekends) daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #1) (Yakitori). 3780-1011
Spicy chicken wings and interesting Nagoya-style stews in a casual late-night izakaya.
latedecorSunmapDogenzaka 2-29-8, Dogenzaka Center Bldg. 6F. Open 4pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Reikyo (Taiwanese). 3461-4220
A late-night Shibuya standby - they've been here for decades, serving good-quality Taiwanese specialties at reasonable prices.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-25-18. Open noon-2pm, 5-midnight (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Uobei (Sushi). 3462-0241
"Conveyor-belt sushi without the conveyor belt" is how Uobei describe themselves. Make your selections on the multilingual touchscreen order pad, and a minute or two later your sushi will be whisked directly to your seat via a high-speed, dish-sized maglev track. (Note: actual maglev technology is probably not involved.) [Show more]
SunmapDogenzaka 2-29-11, Dai-roku Central Bldg 1F. Open 11am-midnight daily.
Toriyoshi (Dogenzaka #2) (Yakitori). 5784-3373
Good spicy chicken wings and izakaya specialties from Nagoya like miso-stewed daikon. Open to 4am Friday and Saturday nights.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-10-10, Sekaido Bldg. B1F. Open 5pm-midnight (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Maishin (Izakaya). 3464-1644
Maishin is worth knowing about for their serious sake selection and their Sunday hours, a day of the week when many sake specialists are taking a holiday. You'll find lots of limited-edition seasonal specials from small breweries, and the staff are ready to offer advice (in Japanese), or you can peruse the menu (also in Japanese). [Show more]
SunmapDogenzaka 2-10-12, Dogenzaka Suyama Bldg B1F. Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
B & Loin (American). 3461-1475
Slow-smoked American-style barbecue is the specialty here, to stay or to go. Pork back ribs (our favorite) and pork belly are prepared with a spicy rub, while the richly flavored beef brisket is livened up by an espresso rub. Side dishes include a spicy and meat-filled chili-bean soup, nice tangy cole slaw, and smoked sausages. [Show more]
SunmapDogenzaka 1-22-7, Dogenzaka Pia 1F. Open 11:30am-1am (Sun 5-11pm) daily.
Fab Cafe (Cafe). 6416-9190
Equipped with laser cutters and a 3D printer, Fab Cafe encourages its patrons to turn their stylish ideas into stylish physical objects. The bright and convivial space feels like a beehive of creative activity - lone patrons peck away industriously at laptops while small groups huddle together for informal meetings, while machinery whirs and coffee grinders buzz in the background. [Show more]
decorSunmapDogenzaka 1-22-7, Dogenzaka Pia 1F. Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.
Ringer Hut Shibuya Dogenzaka (Japanese regional). 5459-1822
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the above but in a pork-based soup). Side dishes include gyoza dumplings (regular, cheese, and mentaiko-cheese) and fried rice.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-16-7. Open 11am-4am daily.
Hemel (Belgian rest/beer bar). 5918-6939
"Hemel Belgian Beer and Food" lives up to their name - this comfortable wood-paneled bar offers an attractive selection of Belgian and European food to go with their extensive list of over 100 beers.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-16-8, Sakamoto Bldg B1F. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Gompachi (Japanese). 5784-2011
Japanese cuisine and a late-night sushi bar.
no smokinglateSunmapMaruyamacho 3-6, E Space Tower 14F. Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Legato (International). 5784-2121
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 per bottle. (No lunch on weekends.)
SunmapMaruyamacho 3-6, E Space Tower 15F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kaikaya (Japanese). 3770-0878, 3770-3940
Japanese-style sashimi and grilled fish with international influences, like their garlicky salmon/avocado carpaccio and their deep-fried squid with blue cheese dressing and roast garlic.
SunmapMaruyamacho 23-7. Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sake to Sakana (Izakaya). 3496-1070
This small, mostly counter-bar shop serves creative cuisine and an interesting sake selection, with an emphasis on the dry, karakuchi end of the scale. (This is the new incarnation of Sakanatei, a long-running sake izakaya that was located near Tokyu Honten.)
mapShinsen 12-4. Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
German Farm Grill (German). 5457-2871
A few good German beers at sensible prices, along with sausage-and-meat platters. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapShinsen 8-1. (past the top of Dogenzaka on route 246) Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-4am daily.
!Tamoiyanse (Kyushu). 3461-4333
Excellent southern Kyushu specialties made from freshly flown-in ingredients. The tonkotsu-ni, chunks of pork stewed in shochu overnight, was especially outstanding, as was the chawan-mushi. The bar stocks more than 50 different kinds of shochu, and several of the walls are covered with shochu labels and descriptions. The decor is modern and stylish; the crowd is diverse. Budget around Y5000. (No lunch on weekends.) [See FULL REVIEW.]
latedecorSunmapShinsen 10-10. Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-2am (-midnight Sat, Sun) daily.
!Buchi (Izakaya). 5728-2085
This is the original gourmet stand bar that started the trend - they serve premium sake in attractive one-cup containers along with a huge menu of well-prepared food, all at reasonable prices. There's a sit-down restaurant down in the basement if you start to get wobbly. [Go to branch review]
lateSunmapShinsen 9-7. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Kuumba du Falafel (Middle Eastern). 6416-8396
Falafel sandwiches and platters, hummus and lentil soup are served at this tiny eight-seat cafe, and everything is available to take out.
SunmapShinsencho 23-1. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; Sun -6). Closed Mondays.

Between Dogenzaka and Route 246

Matsukawa (Unagi). 3464-8477
Reasonably priced, good-quality unagi (from Y2900 for eel over rice). The charcoal grill is on display in the front window, so you can check out the chef in action before you go in.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-2-2, Tokyu Plaza 9F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Rogovski (Russian). 3463-3665
Solid, stick-to-your-ribs Russian food and a panoramic view over Shibuya Station.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-2-2, Tokyu Plaza 9F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Hobgoblin Pub (British pub). 6415-4244
A British-style pub popular with foreigners; they serve British ales (many on draft) and food, with sports events shown on a big-screen TV.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-3-11, Ichiban Bldg 3F. Open 5pm-late (Sat, Sun from noon) daily.
!Tharros (Italian). 3464-8511
Very good Sardinian cuisine and wines; budget around Y7000-8000 for dinner.
no smokingmapDogenzaka 1-5-2, Sede Bldg 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Failte (Beer bar). 3476-7776
Run by a Belgian beer bar chain, Failty features beers imported directly from Ireland, plus twenty different wines and food prepared by a French chef.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-5-2, Sede Bldg 5F. Open 5:30pm-1am daily.
Komagata Dojo (Shibuya-ten) (Unagi). 3464-5522
The Shibuya branch of a famous dojo specialty shop in Asakusa. (Dojo is a small, eel-like fish.) Dinner from Y3,000, lunch from Y700.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-5-9, Renga Bldg 4F. Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Yodareya (Izakaya). 3463-6506
Concealed beneath a stairway in a nondescript building behind the Shibuya Mark City, this tiny izakaya, specializing in robata-grilled fish, meat, and vegetables, is worth seeking out. They carry up to 100 varieties of sake and several choices of shochu. The sake menu changes daily, so consult the staff for recommendations. The staff is young and enthusiastic, the vibe hip but ultra-relaxed.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-11-1, Dai-ni Daiban Bldg 104. Open 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Madrid (Spanish). 5459-5507
A two-story late-night Spanish bar and restaurant, with your choice of bar snacks and wines or a complete Spanish meal. The upstairs restaurant has a nice selection of charcoal-grilled meats.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 1-11-3. (behind Tokyu Plaza) Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Yamaya (Liquor shop). 5728-3321
This supermarket-sized branch of the national discount liquor chain stocks a wide assortment of imported foods as well as all kinds of booze.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-9-5. Open 10am-10pm daily.
!Yamashiroya (Japanese). 5489-0039
Modern Kyoto-style cuisine in a very tasteful dining space. The rather elaborate nine-course dinner menu is Y3990, and it changes every month; lunch starts at Y1890. Drinks include Italian wines and fruit liqueurs from Yamagata as well as the usual sake and shochu. Reservations are required.
SunmapDogenzaka 2-6-4, Kumaya Shoten Bldg 2F. Open noon-1:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Midori-zushi (Sushi). 5458-0002
A branch of the famous sushi shop in Umegaoka, popular for their high-quality fish and reasonable prices (Y3000-5000 with a few drinks). There can be long lines at peak hours. Take-out is also available.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-12-3, Mark City East 4F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Bikini Tapa (Spanish). 5784-5500
A bit more ambitious than your typical tapas joint, Bikini offers "modern Catalan cuisine," including an extensive selection of pinchos and other small dishes. The Y1800 special lunch includes a platter of five pinchos followed by an excellent seafood-heavy fideua - just like paella, but made with short pasta noodles instead of rice. Budget around Y3500 at dinnertime.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-12-5, Mark City East 4F. Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
!Ankara (Turkish). 3780-1366
A very appetizing selection of appetizers and an impressive assortment of kebabs and chef's specialties for such a small restaurant. The chef isn't afraid of spices, using more red pepper and garlic than is usual for Tokyo. The interior is spare, but the music adds to the atmosphere.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-14-9, B1F. Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Wailele (Beer bar). 070-6987-1981
This lively after-work bar is one of the "Cerveza Gym" quartet of specialty beer bars, devoting their two to four taps to American craft beers from breweries like Sound, Diamond Knot and Maui. Just as interesting though is their impressive line-up of more than sixty bottled and canned beers, representing a who's who of US craft breweries. [Show more]
SunmapDogenzaka 1-7-8, Araiya Bldg 2F. Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
Blen Blen Blen (Brazilian). 3461-6533
If you're thirsty for a cachaca cocktail in the wee hours of the night, follow the circle-stamped road past Mark City to Blen Blen Blen. This bone fide Brazilian bar, tucked into a faded white seventies-style building in Dogenzaka 1-chome, seats a maximum of thirty and stays open til 4am. [Show more]
lateSunmapDogenzaka 1-17-12, Nono Bldg 2F. Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
Hua Tai Cha So (Tea shop). 5728-2551
A sister shop to the main Hamamatsucho branch, with a large tearoom and a retail shop selling tea leaves and equipment. The tearoom is open until 5pm, and the retail shop until 8pm.
SunmapDogenzaka 1-18-6. Open 10:30am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays.


Ringer Hut Shibuya South Exit (Japanese regional). 3464-0668
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the above but in a pork-based soup). Side dishes include gyoza dumplings (regular, cheese, and mentaiko-cheese) and fried rice.
lateSunmapSakuragaokacho 2-12. Open 10am-5am daily.
Amusement (Beer bar). 3464-7971
A very unpretentious, comfortably scruffy bar that looks like it's been frozen in time from the late seventies. They have a smattering of interesting beers from England, Belgium, Germany and Czech, plus lots of mixed drinks and bar foods.
lateSunmapSakuragaokacho 2-9. (underneath JTB) Open 5pm-5am (1am Sundays). Open every day.
Fujiya Honten (Bar). 3461-2128
This very popular after-work stand bar offers decent food and inexpensive wines. The atmosphere is lively and fun, although it can get rather smoky in the wintertime when the doors are closed.
mapSakuragaokacho 2-3. Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Hong Kong Roji (Chinese). 3464-1866
The specialty is okayu (rice gruel), and they also serve assorted dumplings and noodle dishes.
SunmapSakuragaokacho 2-3. Open 11am-3, 5-11pm daily.
Mary Jane (Jazz kissaten). 3461-3381
You'll hear all sorts of jazz here, with an emphasis on the lastest CDs from American and European musicians. Besides the great music you can also enjoy good food - they serve delicious soups and risotto at dinnertime, and five different pastas at lunch (Y1000 including coffee or tea). [Show more]
SunmapSakuragaokacho 2-3, 2F. Open noon-11pm (Fri -midnight) daily.
Cantik (Cafe). 5728-6228
Tiki-torch lights, wooden patio furniture, and covered terrace seating conduce to a beach-bungalow atmosphere at this dog-friendly cafe. The "Healthy Plate" for dogs (Y480) includes a chicken and vegetable main dish, some soft beef jerky and a milk-flavored bone for chewing on. C
SunmapSakuragaokacho 4-17. Open noon-5, 6pm-midnight daily.
Sorano (Tofu). 5728-5191
The Shibuya branch of this Osaka tofu-maker is clearly aimed at a youngish audience, with flashy decor and relatively low prices. Located alongside the JR tracks in Sakuragaokacho, it has a gorgeous interior, with a pebbly pathway meandering past a tiny pond and water-floating ikebana. The main dining area follows an interesting multi-level plan with semi-private nooks perched above the main rooms. [See FULL REVIEW.]
decorSunmapSakuragaokacho 4-17. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Hi Score Kitchen (Cafe). 3770-8145
The food here is basic Italian-International fare, and lunch (served till 3pm) includes a buffet of side dishes - Y1000 with main course, Y1500 with main, dessert and coffee. The dinner menu includes rotisserie-grilled meats, pastas and pizzas.
decorSunmapSakuragaokacho 4-2, Joyce Shibuya 3F. Open 11am-11:30pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
Kantipur (Nepalese). 3770-5358
Good Nepalese food, large portions, and great background music. Budget around Y2000 at dinnertime.
mapSakuragaokacho 16-6. Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tio Tio (Spanish). 5458-4188
This cute and casual tapas bar is popular with the after-work crowd in Shibuya. Start with a glass of fino sherry or a copa de cava for Y500 and ask the staff to shave a few slices off the joint of Jamon Serrano proudly displayed on the counter. Wines by the glass change daily. A few seats are available around the bar, but the front is standing room only.
latemapSakuragaokacho 16-7, Suzuki Bldg 1F. Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
Mandala (Nepalese). 3463-5181
This is the second Nepalese restaurant on the block, turning this into little Kathmandu. Very reasonable prices, and a comfortable, homey setting.
SunmapSakuragaokacho 16-9, DK Shibuya Bldg. 3F. Open 11am-2:30, 5pm-1am daily.
JZ Brat (Jazz club). 5728-0168
A popular venue for jazz and R&B acts from home and abroad. [Show more]
mapSakuragaokacho 26-1, Cerulean Tower Hotel 2F. Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Coucagno (French). 3476-3000
Fancy French food with a skyscraper view; prix-fixe dinners from Y8000, with lots of good wines in the Y10,000-15,000 range. [See FULL REVIEW.]
no smokingSunmapSakuragaokacho 26-1, Cerulean Tower Hotel 40F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Daylight Kitchen (Cafe). 5728-4528
One of Tokyo's more child-friendly dining spots, Daylight Kitchen serves "everyday natural food" and provides special menus for babies and older kids.
SunmapSakuragaokacho 23-18, Visionary Arts 1F. Open 11am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Sakuragaoka Cafe (Cafe). 5728-3242
A pair of rather cute goats, living in a pen in front of the shop, are one of the main draws at this lively neighborhood cafe. The interior is spacious, filled with mismatched, comfortable chairs and battered tables, and the soundtrack tends towards bouncy reggae; unfortunately it can get smoky at times. [Show more]
SunmapSakuragaokacho 23-3. Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.
Miraflores (Peruvian). 3462-6588
This small but festive shop offers a good range of authentic Peruvian specialties, including Andes potato soup, seafood stews and a "Plato Campesino" Andes picnic platter. There's usually bouncy Latin music playing in the background. Lunch from Y1000; full-course dinner Y3000-Y5000, plus a la carte.
mapSakuragaokacho 28-3. Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Ayung Teras (Indonesian). 5458-9099
These days Tokyo has plenty of Southeast Asian restaurants, but few are as charming and satisfying as Ayung Teras in Shibuya. The decor is decidedly Indonesian, quite dense with handicrafts and art, but done in a tasteful and restrained manner. It doesn't feel at all touristy, or overly "ethnic." Rather, Ayung Teras seems more like a casual restaurant you might run across in one of the finer international hotels of Jakarta. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapSakuragaokacho 20-12. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Cabotte (Wine bar). 3462-7790
Well off the beaten track in Sakuragaokacho, this cozy little wine bar is a nice place to share a bottle with friends on a rainy evening. There's no wine list - the owner will choose something for you based on your preferences and budget. Wines by the glass are available from Y800, bottles from Y4200. [Show more]
lateSunmapSakuragaokacho 12-5. Open 6pm-2am daily.

East Side

!Bongout Noh (French). 5464-0858
The Buri group run a couple of popular standup sake bars (Buchi in Shibuya, Buri in Ebisu), and now they've opened a standup French bistrot, with similarly inexpensive food and 100 different wines. If you get tired of standing there's also a sit-down restaurant in back; snacks up front average around Y700, with main courses in the restaurant averaging Y1500. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapShibuya 1-10-12, Miyagi Bldg 2F. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Kua 'Aina (Sandwiches/ burgers). 3409-3200
Big Hawaiian-style hamburgers and assorted sandwiches, plus Hawaiian microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
SunmapShibuya 1-10-4. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Moja in the House (American). 6418-8144
Moja's version of chicken and waffles is the main draw here - they pair very crispy fried chicken with tasty, somewhat crunchy waffles, plus unusual side dishes of red coleslaw and kale salad. [Show more]
SunmapShibuya 1-11-1, 2F. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Streamer Coffee Company (Coffee shop). 6427-3705
Well-contructed lattes and nice latte art, plus free wifi, in a relaxed atmosphere. Open noon-6pm weekends.
SunmapShibuya 1-20-28. Open 8am-7pm daily.
347 Cafe (Cafe). 5766-3798
This big, trendy cafe has a large terrace with ample outdoor seating and even a small swimming pool on the third and fourth floors of this Shibuya shopping complex.
SunmapShibuya 1-23-16, Picasso 347 3/4F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
!Nana (Japanese regional). 5468-9696
Obanzai-ryori (Kyoto-style home cooking) is the main draw here; budget around Y4000 for dinner.
SunmapShibuya 1-14-16, B1F. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Satei Hato (Coffee shop). 3400-9088
This old-school Tokyo kissaten serves coffee that's rich, strong, and packs a kick. Well-chosen beans and careful preparation translate into superb quality. Not only are the brews top-notch, they're served in the world's most exquisite china. [Show more]
SunmapShibuya 1-15-19. Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Gontran Cherrier Bakery (Bakery). 6418-9581
The first Tokyo "artisanal bakery" from famous French baker Gontran Cherrier produces first-rate breads, pastries and sandwiches. The selection includes some interesting Japanese-inspired items like yuzu cheesecake and curry baguettes. [Show more]
SunmapShibuya 1-14-11, BC Salon 1F. Open 7:30am-9pm daily.
Gontran Cherrier Cafe (Cafe). 6418-9582
Attached to the artisanal bakery of the same name, this "bread and wine cafeteria" offers meaty fare like confit de canard and a nice charcuterie platter in the evenings, along with reasonably priced wines. Lunches are Y1000-1500.
SunmapShibuya 1-14-11, BC Salon 2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Concombre (French). 5467-3320
Old-school traditional budget French cuisine in a tightly packed, sometimes smoky dining room.
SunmapShibuya 1-12-24, 707 Shibuya Bldg 1F. (walking up the hill toward the post office, turn left at the first corner) Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ima mo Mukashiya (Japanese regional). 5469-9339
The warm, cozy atmosphere and friendly service are the draw at this casual Hokkaido-inspired izakaya. The cooking is home-style and simple, - some highlights have included smoked salmon with a crisp, almost crunchy skin, and lightly grilled bamboo shoots served with fresh katsuo-bushi. The hand-written menu changes with the seasons. Dinner runs around Y3000-Y5000 with drinks.
lateSunmapShibuya 1-12-24, 707 Shibuya Bldg 2F. Open 5:30-2am (LO) daily.
Ankara (Miyamasuzaka-ten) (Turkish). 3486-7449
Nicely prepared mezes and kebabs from an extensive menu. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sunday dinner only.
SunmapShibuya 2-19-20. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cream of the Crop Coffee (Coffee shop). 6434-1567
Espresso, drip coffee, coffee beans, and pastries from this conveniently located coffee specialist, one of several in the Hikarie complex. They also sell teas from Paris-based Betjeman and Barton.
SunmapShibuya 2-21-1, Shibuya Hikarie 1F. Open 8am-9pm daily.
Rikyu (Yoshoku). 3486-2351
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture. [Go to branch review]
SunmapShibuya 2-21-1, Shibuya Hikarie 6F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
iBeer Le Sun Palm (Beer bar). 6419-7496
Le Sun Palm offers ten Japanese craft beers on tap - a fairly average selection, with reasonably priced half pints if you just want a quick beer on the run. Almost all draft beers are Y530 for 240ml half-pints and Y930 for 470ml pints, with a four-beer tasting set priced at Y980. There's a comfortably spacious six-seat counter in front and cafe-style seating inside. [Show more]
SunmapShibuya 2-21-1, Shibuya Hikarie 7F. Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
!Nagi (Ramen). 3499-0390
Classic Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork-bone soup) ramen.
lateSunmapHigashi 1-3-1, Kaminito 1F. Open 11:30am-4, 5pm-3am daily.
Tokyo Family Restaurant (Cafe). 3797-3355
TFR presents an eclectic menu of ethnic cuisines from around the world, including tagines, couscous and other Middle Eastern dishes. Monday through Thursday evenings an every-changing roster of cuisines is showcased in the Y1400 special dinner plate. Lunch covers a similar range of styles, and averages around Y1000 with coffee or tea. [Show more]
mapHigashi 1-3-1, Kaminito 20, 3F. Open noon-4, 6-11pm (LO; Sat 6-11pm). Closed Sundays.
Ishinohana (Bar). 5485-8405
This stylishly retro watering hole in Shibuya serves original cocktails crafted with precision and panache. Bartender Shinobu Ishigaki has a winning way with unusual flavor combinations and mixes fruits, vegetables, and herbs into his drinks. [Show more]
mapShibuya 3-6-2, B1F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Seat Mania (Cafe). 5467-8997
As the name indicates, vintage designer chairs are the defining feature of this funky cafe situated between Shibuya and Aoyama. They serve crepes, sandwiches, and a variety of pasta and rice dishes, but it's worth a visit just to perch for an hour on that Eames or Le Corbusier that you've always wanted but could never afford.
SunmapShibuya 3-1-9. Open 11:30am-10pm. Closed Saturdays.
Soft (Bar). 5467-5817
A small, intimate club, pub and party space with some interesting DJs. Open until 4 or 5am Fridays and Saturdays.
SunmapShibuya 3-1-9, B1F. Open 8pm- daily.
!Nakamura (Izakaya). 6427-9580
Occupying the second floor of a newish office building, Nakamura is a very tastefully appointed modern izakaya, with sophisticated lighting and sleek furnishings. A full crew of chefs work in the open kitchen area behind the massive central counter, which is the most entertaining place to sit. There's also a big shared table off to one side and several private dining rooms. The food is the sort of original seasonal cuisine that's popular in upscale dining bars, and there's a good sake list to match. [Show more]
no smokingdecorSunmapShibuya 3-13-5, Ipuse Bldg 2F-B. Open 6-11:30pm (LO) daily.
!Good Meals Shop (Beer bar). 6805-1893
Run by the friendly folks at Tokyo Family Restaurant, Good Meals is most notable for their comfortable second-floor "stand" area, where you can pick out some nice imported craft beers from the refrigerators and either take them home or drink them here. (Don't worry, in spite of the name, there is some seating in addition to the standing bar area.) [Show more]
mapHigashi 1-25-5. Open noon-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tiri Tiri (Curry). 3499-4678
Good Indian-style Japanese curry. Medium-spicy variations include tomato, chickpea, lentil, pork, chicken, lettuce, cheese, mixed-vegetable (potato, carrot, chickpea), and mixed (tomato, cheese, spinach). There are also extra-spicy masala curries - shrimp, chicken, pork and various vegetable combinations. [Show more]
mapHigashi 1-27-9. Open 11:30am-7:30pm (LO; Fri -4:30pm). Closed Sat, Sun.
Belgo (Belgian rest/beer bar). 3409-4442
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to light snacks.
latemapShibuya 3-18-7, Shibuya Ichigokan Bldg. B1F. Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
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