By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
January 20, 2017
Courtesy of Rokurinsha


Cult ramen haunt in Tokyo Station.

The Queue: 120 minutes
Duration: 2 hours 15 min.
Orders Taken: 01h30
Eating Time: 12 minutes
Payoff: We’d endure the epic line all over again for another slurp of that umami-rich tsukemen ramen. $$

Related: Best Places to Eat Like a Local


Food-nerd nirvana in the Aoyama neighborhood.

Duration: 4 hours
First Course (Bread): 00h15
Best Course (“Carbonized” Steak): 02h18
16th Course (Dessert Trolley): 03h15
Payoff: You’ll need to book a month ahead for chef Narisawa’s tasting menu, but you’ll savor every second of this mind-altering marathon. $$$$

Restaurant Pricing Key
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150

Appeared as “Tokyo: Two Meals Worth Your Time” in T+L Magazine

Related Links:
Best Places to Eat Like a Local
T+L’s Definitive Guide to Tokyo
Quest for Japan's Best Ramen