Restaurants in Japan

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A welcome lunch break when shopping in Ginza, this restaurant serves kaiseki, multicourse meals of small, traditional dishes. The emphasis is on... Read More

Offers an excellent maiko show and dinner (in which apprentice geishas perform and serve) for intimate groups.... Read More

Said to be the inspiration for the Japanese restaurant scene in Quentin Tarintino's Kill Bill Voume 1, Gonpachi is a warehouse-sized, multi-level... Read More

British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's Michelin-starred Tokyo venue occupies a space on the 28th floor of the tower housing the Conrad Hotel, affording... Read More

Located inside the indoor mulit-attraction extravaganza called Namjatown, the stadium's riotous kitschy sprawl is part pinball-like pachinko parlor,... Read More

For authentic dumplings, try this local institution with lines out the door. Read More

Bauhaus meets Bushido at Ogata’s Higashi-yama restaurant, where everything from the impeccable seafood concoctions to the décor is the... Read More

A modern, dimly-lit space with seating at a wooden counter or at tables with views over Tokyo (lncluding an impressive angle on Tokyo Tower), this... Read More

The noodle shop has been dishing up handmade soba, udon, and tempura since 1465. Read More

Isetan is one of Tokyo's most popular department stores and its basement depchicka, or "food hall" (in the tradition of European stores such as... Read More

This brightly lit, open-air space filled with wooden tables dishes up traditional Japanese specialties such as dashi jouyu udon, noodles served cold... Read More

A highly ritualized, multicourse meal of “small bites,” kaiseki has evolved through the centuries as an offshoot of the Buddhist tea... Read More

Located on the edge of Aoyama National Cemetary, Kaotan Ramen has a notably shabby exterior and simple interior: a long, worn wooden table and benches... Read More

Tsukemono (Japanese pickled vegetables) are the specialty at this branch of the Kyoto-based restaurant Kintame. Located on a small side street in... Read More

The house specialty is a refined version of oden (Japanese hot pot). Sit at the counter, select your oden ingredients from a large brass pot, and sip an... Read More

The nine-floor ride in a claustrophobic, battered elevator is well worth it: The doors open to Kondo, a Zen-calm dining room of muted tans and blond... Read More

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