Here is my list of the best accessible restaurants in Tokyo divided by type of cuisine. I've checked them all personally I can assure you that they're excellent and also comfortable with foreign guests.
Here, I've chosen the best accessible restaurants in Tokyo. They're all located in areas you're likely to visit (ie, the main urban hubs). Sure, there are better restaurants in Tokyo, but they're not accessible (ie, they're inconveniently located, crushingly expensive or difficult for "foreigners to enter"). The restaurants listed here are places you can actually go to and enjoy, most without any reservations.
For information about Tokyo specialties, restaurant costs and where to find the best restaurants, see my What and Where to Eat in Tokyo page. There are also plenty of great vegetarian restaurants and vegan restaurants in Tokyo too.
If you want an even more adventurous eating experience where you mingle with Tokyo locals, see our selection of places to eat on the Eat Like A Local In Tokyo page.
Best Restaurants in Tokyo by Type of Cuisine
- Ginza Aoki (Ginza)
Ginza has no shortage of amazing sushi restaurants. Sushi Aoki, a 1-star Michelin restaurant is a tiny restaurant down a quiet lane in Ginza that’s a great place to begin your sushi journey.
- Ginza Sushiko Honten (Ginza)
Ginza Sushiko Honten has 1 Michelin star and the honor of being one of the oldest sushi places in Tokyo. Naturally, it has the sushi chops to match these accolades.
- Ginza Kyubey (Ginza)
Sushi empire Kyubey is one of Tokyo’s most famous high-end sushi restaurants. At the Ginza branch, you’ll get quality sushi without the rigid atmosphere of tiny counter seaters.
- Janoshin (Imperial Palace District)
Looking for a no-fuss neighborhood sushi joint that’s also good value for money? The quiet and unassuming Janoshin in Kojimachi might be right up your alley.
- Namazu Uogashi (Tokyo Station Area)
Though Numazu Uogashizushi doesn’t look like much, this nondescript-looking restaurant in Tokyo Station’s Kitchen Street offers sushi sets that are great value for money.
- Umegaoka Sushi-no-Midori (Akasaka)
Umegaoka Sushi-no-Midori is a mid-range sushi chain that’s a favorite with travelers for their reasonable prices. If you’re in Akasaka and need an affordable place for sushi, this is a good place to have on your list.
- Kikanbo (Kanda)
Spicy noodles just around the corner from Kanda Station.
- Fuunji (Shinjuku)
Wickedly good ramen and tsukemen (noodles on the side ramen) in West Shinjuku.
- Rokurinsha (Tokyo Station Area)
Absurdly popular tsukemen (noodles on the side ramen) right in Tokyo Station (if this is full, try one nearby – there are plenty).
- Ichiran (Shibuya)
Tasty ramen served in "private" booths in Shibuya.
- Manpuku (Ginza)
Excellent shoyu (soy sauce-based soup) ramen on the edge of Ginza.
- Jomon (Roppongi)
This curbside classic in Roppongi is my favorite izakaya in the city.
- Akita Pure Rice Sake Bar (Tokyo Station Area)
A great place to taste some sake from northern Japan along with some great yakitori – right inside Tokyo Station.
- Sake no Ana (Ginza)
A great foreigner-friendly place to really learn about sake.
- Kushiro (Tokyo Station Area)
Great sake and Hokkaido cuisine a very short walk from Tokyo Station.
- Teppen (Tokyo Station Area)
Casual izakaya just steps from the north end of Tokyo Station.
- Shousuke (Shinjuku)
Approachable and popular izakaya in West Shinjuku.
Best Tokyo Soba Restaurants
- Honmura-an (Roppongi)
Artisanal soba in the heart of Roppongi. A must for soba fans!
- Matsuya (Akihabara)
Excellent soba in traditional surroundings not far from the center of Akihabara.
- Kanda Yabu Soba (Kanda)
Delicious soba in a superb elegant "Old Japan" restaurant.
- Namiki Yabusoba (Asakusa)
Very popular traditional soba restaurant not far from Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa.
Best Tokyo Udon Restaurants
Best Tokyo Tonkatsu Restaurants
- Tonki ( Meguro)
A temple to pork cutlets in Meguro.
- Marugo Tonkatsu (Akihabara)
A classic tonkatsu place in the heart of "Akiba."
- Yabaton (Ginza)
Super approachable and delicious tonkatsu in Ginza.
- Maisen (Harajuku)
Too famous, too popular but still delicious.
Best Tokyo Yakitori Restaurants
- Kushiwakamaru (Nakameguro)
It's worth the trip to sample the brilliant yakitori here in Nakameguro.
- Birdland (Tokyo Station Area)
Perhaps a bit overrated, but still tasty, this Tokyo Station yakitori-ya is a good place to get acquainted with yakitori.
Sasanoyuki (Ueno area)
One stop north of Ueno on the Yamanote Line, this is the place to discover the possibilities of tofu.
- Momonoki House (Harajuku)
One of Tokyo's most popular and best vegetarian restaurants.
- See also our pages on vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo and vegan Tokyo.
Best Tokyo Unagi (eel) Restaurants
- Bincho (Ginza)
Mouth-watering Nagoya-style unagi in Ginza (not far from Tokyo Station).
- Izu-ei Honten (Ueno)
A great place to sample unagi while in Ueno. There are plenty of other dishes as well.
Best Tokyo Tempura Restaurants
- Ten-Ichi (Ginza)
High-end tempura that's worth the splurge.
- Tsunahachi (Shinjuku)
Reasonably priced and approachable tempura in the heart of East Shinjuku.
- Tenkuni (Shinjuku)
Convenient and tasty tempura in the Takashimaya Times Square complex Shinjuku.
Best Tokyo Kaiseki / Other Haute Cuisine Restaurants
- Takazawa (Roppongi)
Artistic Japanese-French fusion that lives up to the hype.
- Narisawa (Roppongi)
Elegant and refined Japanese twists on European haute cuisine. Each dish is a work of art here.
- Kikunoi (Roppongi)
Brilliant Kyoto-style kaiseki. This is traditional kaiseki served the right way. Highly recommended.
Need More Tokyo Restaurant Picks?
For more restaurant picks, including lots of high-end restaurants, visit our Tokyo Michelin Restaurant Map page.
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.
Tokyo Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Tokyo guide
- Check Tokyo accommodation availability and pricing on Booking.com - usually you can reserve a room with no upfront payment. Pay when you check out. Free cancellations too.
- Need tips on where to stay? See my one page guide Where To Stay In Tokyo
- You can buy a Japan SIM card online with Klook for collection on arrival at Tokyo Narita or Haneda airports. Or rent an unlimited data pocket wifi router.
- See my comprehensive Packing List For Japan
- Compare airline flight prices and timings for the best Japan flight deals.
- If you're visiting more than one city, save a ton of money with a Japan Rail Pass - here's why it's worth it
- A prepaid Suica card makes travelling around Tokyo much easier - here's how.
- It's essential you have travel insurance for Tokyo - we recommend World Nomads