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This guide covers Mita/Tamachi, Shinagawa, Osaki and Gotanda along the JR Yamanote line.
This guide covers Mita/Tamachi, Shinagawa, Osaki and Gotanda along the JR Yamanote line.
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Shinagawa

Grand Central Oyster Bar - American: Shinagawa
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Although they're not our favorite oyster bar in Tokyo, Grand Central does offer an impressively big selection of oysters from all over. There's also a large, varied wine list (heavy on the whites,...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Leuven - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shinagawa
Open 11am-3, 5pm-midnight daily.
Part of the Belgian Brasserie Court chain of beer bars, Leuven offers a small roster of draft beers, lots of bottled beers and Belgian-inspired food.
Open 11am-3, 5pm-midnight daily.
Tribeca - Jazz club: Shinagawa
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
A popular jazz bar with live music every night.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Tsubame Kitchen - Yoshoku: Shinagawa
Open 11am-midnight daily.
"Since 1930 Ginza" claims the sign, and they still offer the same nostalgic faux-Western yoshoku specialties like hamburg steaks, cabbage rolls and hayashi rice, for an inexpensive trip down memory...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Zen, The - Izakaya: Shinagawa
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
While The Zen is billed as a shochu dining bar, they also offer a reasonable selection of premium sake. Shochu really is the star here though, and the knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the...
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Maimon - Japanese: Shinagawa
Open 11am-2, 5-11pm daily.
This chain of upscale izakaya (which also runs Megu in New York) is popular for their good food and lively, stylish decor. A specialty of the house is their charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables on...
Open 11am-2, 5-11pm daily.
Aroma Classico - Italian: Shinagawa
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
A branch of the famous Aroma Fresca in Ginza, they offer an excellent wine selection and a fairly upmarket menu (full-course dinners from Y6500).
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Via Partenope - Italian: Shinagawa
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of a popular Italian place in Hiroo and Ebisu, it sports a nicely tiled wood-burning pizza oven and a pleasant ground-floor view looking out onto the plaza.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Tsunahachi - Tempura: Shinagawa
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Fresh, skillfully prepared tempura at friendly prices.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shinagawa
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
A popular chain of Belgian beer bars, Glass Dance offers De Koninck, Leffe Blond and a few other interesting beers on tap, and lots more by the bottle. There's a full Belgian-inspired food menu and...
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Butcher NYC - Grill: Shinagawa
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Run by the Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bar-restaurants, NYC Butcher shifts the emphasis to their meaty food menu, which showcases grilled premium beef and other meats. Prix-fixe menus start...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Shinagawa
Open 8am-11pm daily.
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain. Open from 11am weekends.
Open 8am-11pm daily.
Kaba - Japanese regional: Shinagawa
Open 11am-2, 4-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
The specialty of the house here is seafood from the San-in region of Western Honshu, flown in daily and served grilled and as sashimi. There's also an excellent selection of sake from the region,...
Open 11am-2, 4-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Anna Miller's - Coffee shop: Shinagawa
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
The last surviving Japan branch of the former cult favorite coffeeshop, Anna Miller's serves a variety of pies and American-style breakfasts.
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
Enoteca - Liquor shop: Shinagawa
Mostly French wines; there's also a small cafe/ wine bar.
Shusaron - Bar: Shinagawa
Open 5-11:30pm (3-11:30pm Sat/Sun) daily.
This small but stylish bar specializes in koshu (vintage sake), and they offer several different tasting sets to guide your explorations. The Y1260 set features three different types of koshu, and...
Open 5-11:30pm (3-11:30pm Sat/Sun) daily.
Wired Cafe Dining Lounge Takanawa - Cafe: Shinagawa
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Shinagawa
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This small chain of French brasserie-cafes is popular for their authentic food and atmosphere. The cafe serves simple dishes like omelettes and salads all day long, while the brasserie has more...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Outback Steakhouse - Steak house: Shinagawa
Open 5-11pm daily.
An Australian-themed steak restaurant from the US, with a festive decor and lively atmosphere.
Open 5-11pm daily.
Akita Bisai-Kan - Antenna shop: Shinagawa
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This medium-sized prefectural antenna shop carries a good selection of sake from Akita as well as assorted local foods - mountain vegetables, pickles, and kiritambo (grilled pounded-rice cylinders). ...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
T.G.I. Friday's - American: Shinagawa
Open 11am-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Late-night eateries are relatively scarce in this part of town, so it's worth knowing about this popular American chain restaurant if you want to grab a meal or a drink after 10:30pm. The kitchen...
Open 11am-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Shinagawa
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Toriteru - Yakitori: Shinagawa
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
The excellent chicken meat used here is a special type from Nara Prefecture - a bird bred from shamo game hen and two other types of chicken. And although you may be concerned that there are no...
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.

Tennozu Isle

La Verde - Italian: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good-quality budget Italian, nice-size portions and a decent wine selection are the draws here.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) 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.
Kodawariyama - Yakitori: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm.
Inexpensive yakitori and microbrew beers from Gotemba Kogen.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm.
Enotria Diana - Cafe: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
A very casual Italian cafe where you can find wines by the glass (from Y500) along with simple fare like salamis, grilled chicken and organic vegetable salads.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Breadworks - Bakery: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Luxuriously spacious and modern in feel, this combination bakery-cafe is a comfortable place to relax with a coffee and pastry, or a quiche, cup of soup and salad. There's also a bit of outdoor...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Terra Cafe Bar - Cafe: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-9pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
This unusual concept cafe celebrates the joys of dried, canned, frozen and other preserved foods - in fact they are the only foods served here. Choose a snack from the well-stocked freezers and heat...
Open 8am-9pm (Sun -6pm) daily.

Osaki

Doichan Chaya - Cafe: Osaki
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A casual "tea house" serving Chinese teas, herb teas, and several varieties of iced tea along with light snacks. Tea time runs from 2-5pm, but if you're hungry you can take advantage of Doichan's...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Gotanda

Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Wattaribozu - Japanese regional: Gotanda
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1am daily.
Akita Prefecture is famous for its excellent sake, but its regional cuisine isn't as widely known. Wattaribozu, a cozy little basement izakaya near Gotanda Station, is a great place to explore both...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1am daily.
Ringer Hut - Japanese regional: Gotanda
Open 24 hours a day.
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...
Open 24 hours a day.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Gotanda
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Located next to Gotanda Station, this branch of the ubiquitous cafe chain offers inexpensive dishes like sandwiches, salads, pastas and pizzas as well as coffee, tea and cocktails. There's plenty of...
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Sign Gotandar - Cafe: Gotanda
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access. Lunch is served until 3pm.
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Yasaiya Mei - Japanese: Gotanda
Open 11am-11pm (lunch to 3pm) daily.
This branch of the vegetable-oriented chain specializes in vegetable shabu-shabu (minimum order for two people), to which you can add various vegetable side dishes (including several meaty items). ...
Open 11am-11pm (lunch to 3pm) daily.
Arco Iris - Peruvian: Gotanda
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Very authentic South American cooking - the spicy, garlicky shrimp soup (with rice and green peas) was amazing, and the Aji de Gallina (stewed chicken) is definitely worth a try. Spanish-language...
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Waniya - Izakaya: Gotanda
Open 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
An amazing selection of sake and top-rate food in a cozy setting. The sake list changes with the season, and it helps if you know what you're looking for.
Open 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Nonki - Izakaya: Gotanda
Open 6pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
A small sake pub with good food, some of it Okinawan-style.
Open 6pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
7025 Franklin Avenue - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-9pm daily.
American West coast-style burgers and sandwiches, with delivery service and a pleasant outdoor patio.
Open 11am-9pm daily.

Mita, Shirokane-Takanawa

Manuel Churrascaria - Portuguese: Takanawadai
Open noon-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Manuel Churrascaria serves northern Portugal-style charcoal-grilled dishes - pork, chicken and seafood - along with other traditional Portuguese cuisine. The restaurant itself is very cozy, seating...
Open noon-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Munch's Burger Shack - Burgers: Mita
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Smoked bacon and a good selection of cheeses (cheddar, gouda, colby, mozzarella and pepper jack) liven up the 100% US beef burgers here, along with avocado, chili beans and mushrooms. Onion rings...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bon Appetit - Curry: Mita
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed weekends.
An old standby in the Mita neighborhood, this long-running basement shop has solid wood furniture, stucco walls, odd little paintings and soft jazz in the background. The roux here is okay, but the...
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed weekends.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Mita
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Comme la Gueuze - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mita
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
If you're used to seeing the same handful of Belgian beers on draft wherever you go around town, the six rotating taps at Comme la Gueuze will be a welcome change. The twenty-seat bar has a...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Bondy - Curry: Shibaura
Open 11am-10pm. Closed weekends.
A branch of a very popular Jimbocho curry shop, Bondy serves excellent European-style Japanese curries.
Open 11am-10pm. Closed weekends.
Hanamasa - Retail: Shibaura
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.
Hanamasa (Minami-Azabu) - Retail: Shirokane-Takanawa
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.
Labyrinthe - French: Shirokane-Takanawa
Open noon-midnight daily.
Spectacular traditional French cooking, rich sauces, with nothing light or nouveau about it. Prepare for a serious meal.
Open noon-midnight daily.
Paprika.hu - Hungarian: Shirokane-Takanawa
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Traditional Hungarian cooking and a good selection of Hungarian wines. Main dishes range from Y1200-1600.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.

Shirokanedai

Tenement - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 6pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the music is downbeat at this very casual late-night cafe-bar. The drinks menu offers a decent selection of cocktails.
Open 6pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Hayari - Eclectic: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Hand-made sausages and fried hinadori chicken are the specialties here, with organic wines by the glass or bottle. Sausage variations include Spanish chorizo, Chinese chozume, Korean sunde, boudin...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Toritei - Japanese regional: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Kyushu-style charcoal-grilled chicken is the tasty specialty here. It's well charred and a bit chewy, just like it's prepared in Miyazaki, and there's also an impressive extra-garlicky version. If...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Isola - Italian: Shirokanedai
Open 6:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Another candidate for best pizza in Tokyo, prepared in a ceramic oven, although some may balk at the prices - pizzas range up to around Y3000.
Open 6:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Shirokanedai
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original shop of this popular burger chain serves American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Craft-beer fans can choose from six beers on draft, including one each of stout, lager, pale ale,...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kamikozawatei - Shabu-shabu: Shirokanedai
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Excellent shabu-shabu made from Ohmi beef. The setting is gorgeous, a converted private residence built in the 1960s that's a modernist architectural gem. Full-course menus from Y6,090, by...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
IR Second House - Bar: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
With gorgeous decor and comfortable terrace seating, I/R Second House is a stylish neighbhorhood spot for casual food and craft beers. Food ranges from pizzas and burgers to serious grilled beef,...
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Karashi - Teppanyaki: Shirokanedai
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Karashi is a comfortable neighborhood spot that specializes in both teppanyaki and okonomiyaki. It's an odd combination - even though both styles of cooking use the same type of grill, Japanese...
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
La Boheme - Italian: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
One of the few late-night spots in the neighborhood; pizzas and pastas in a multi-level, palatial setting.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Stellato - International: Shirokanedai
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Upscale California dining in a fun, thirties-movie-palace setting, from the owners of the Zest-La Boheme chain. The mainly New World wine list is well assembled, and dinner with wine generally runs...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Blue Point - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30-3am daily.
The restaurant in back is pretentious and overpriced, but the outdoor cafe is a pleasant place to sit during warm weather.
Open 11:30-3am daily.
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Updated 2016-06-24