Here’s one of Tokyo’s best-kept secrets: the city is home to some of the world’s greatest pizza restaurants. Here’s our curated list of Tokyo’s finest pizza parlours.
Pizza Studio Tamaki - image © Florentyna Leow
Pizza might not be the first meal that comes to mind when you visit Tokyo, but writing it off altogether could have you missing out on some truly world-class meals. Italy and New York have serious competition here! Whether it’s Tokyo Neapolitan-style, sourdough crust, Californian-style, or a thin and crispy New York slice, you’re in for a real treat. Take a night off from slurping noodles and try any one of the following places for a fabulous meal.
- Pizza Studio Tamaki (Higashi-Azabu; mid-range)
Pizza Studio Tamaki (PST) in Higashi-Azabu serves some of the best Neapolitan-style pizza in Tokyo. That’s not hyperbole - it’s just a fact of life in Tokyo.
- Pizzakaya (Roppongi; mid-range)
Pizzakaya in Roppongi claims to serve the best pizza in Tokyo. It’s a tall claim, but their Californian-style pizza is indeed very good – fantastic washed down with some top-notch American craft beers.
- Pizzeria e trattoria da ISA (Nakameguro; mid-range)
Offering a taste of Naples in Nakameguro, da Isa serves up some of the best sourdough Neapolitan pizza in Tokyo.
- DevilCraft Hamamatsucho (Hamamatsucho; mid-range)
DevilCraft in Hamamatsucho specializes in Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas, paired with some of the finest craft beer around. The classic combo of beer and pizza here is every bit as good as it’s advertised.
- Isola blu (Ginza; mid-range)
Down an unassuming, quiet street in Ginza is some of the best pizza Tokyo has to offer. Die-hard pizza fans will love Isola blu’s crispy, chewy, wood-fired pizza.
- Seirinkan (Nakameguro; mid-range)
Made famous by Netflix's Ugly Delicious, Seirinkan offers a selection of antipasto and pasta but just two pizzas; your choice of either Margherita or Marinara. A simple case of do one thing and do it damn well!
- Pizza Strada (Azabu-Juban; mid-range)
Pizza Strada serves some fine wood-fired New York-style pizza cooked in front of your eyes; there's even a terrace should you wish to dine outside.
Recommended Okonomiyaki in Tokyo
If you like pizza, you might also like okonomiyaki. The word literally means ‘as you like it,’ and as that suggests, pretty much any ingredient is fair game. Pork? Squid? Cream cheese? It’s all good. ‘Okonomiyaki’ is often translated in English as ‘Japanese pizza,’ but this is a bit of a misnomer. It’s more like a thick, grilled pancake, with all kinds of ingredients held together by a nagaimo (mountain yam) and wheat flour batter.
- Sometaro, (Asakusa; budget)
Sometaro is an old-school okonomiyaki shack just a few minutes away from the main tourist area of Asakusa. Be warned: there’s no air-conditioning, so it gets super hot in the summer.
- Momijiya (Iidabashi; mid-range)
Momijiya in Iidabashi is well-loved for its delicious Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki pancakes, packed with plenty of vegetables, meat, and noodles. Whether it’s the best in Tokyo is debatable, but it’s always packed – which should tell you plenty.
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Where Are These Places Located?See these places on the Truly Tokyo Google map:
- Open the Tokyo map
- You will see the list of places on the left hand side. (Click the 3-line icon in the top left corner if not). Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want.
- Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
- Map pins are color coded - BLUE: Hotels / Ryokan / Guesthouses | VIOLET: Ryokan | PINK: Places to Eat | GREEN: Shops | YELLOW: Things to See and Do
- If you're using the map on your phone, open the map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.
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- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Tokyo guide
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