Outside Tokyo

Restaurants in Outside Tokyo

At the airport outpost of this popular Japanese sushi chain—there are more than 60 locations throughout the country—you’ll have a front-row seat at a marble counter as the chef prepares fresh sushi rolls, such as tuna nigiri made with fish from the Tsukiji Fish Market.

The polished shop puts a twist on traditional Japanese mochi (glutinous rice cakes) by injecting them with fluffy cream, along with the standard red bean paste. Try offbeat favors such as blueberry or caramel pudding.

Comprising just a few booths and stools, this restaurant may be short on old-school Italian charm but the dishes deliver; choose from thin-crust margherita pizza, pepperoncini pasta with red pepper flakes, and Japanese-style spaghetti topped with native shimeji mushrooms.

Bright, airy coffee house overlooking the Zenko-ji temple.

This brightly lit, open-air space filled with wooden tables dishes up traditional Japanese specialties such as dashi jouyu udon, noodles served cold with lemon, grated daikon (white radish), and sliced leek. Sit at the long counter that stretches along the window for runway views.

The fare at this international café with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the runway ranges from American-style hamburgers to a bowl of udon (or Japanese wheat) noodles with fried shrimp. Not hungry? Try a 12-year-old Suntory Yamazaki, an excellent Japanese single malt whiskey.

More of a take-out stand than a café, this “American-style” operation is the ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite or refreshment—pure beef hot dogs, beer, muffins, and coffee—on the go.