Zip Zap in Harajuku serves burgers, sandwiches, and Mexican food - not the most original fare, but the dog-friendly terrace and family-friendly environment makes it a handy place to have on your restaurant list.
Zip Zap - image © Florentyna Leow
When visiting the Harajuku and Omotesando area, it’s always handy to have several eating options to choose from. One to add to your list is the cutely-named Zip Zap, a spacious cafe-restaurant in the quiet back streets of Harajuku, with a menu that takes its cue from American diner food.
Zip Zap - image © Florentyna Leow
Though most known for its (slightly expensive) premium wagyu burgers, the Zip Zap has a rather extensive menu running the gamut from deli-style sandwiches and pastas to curries and even some Mexican dishes. Desserts are also made in-house. Lunch menus are served till 3pm on weekdays and until 5pm on weekends, which is a real boon if you want to avoid peak dining hours in the area.
Another bonus is that dog owners get to bring their pets with them to the outdoor terrace. Dog-friendly cafes are still relatively few and far in between, so a place like Zip Zap is useful to remember. And, a place like Zip Zap is always a lifesaver if you’re traveling with young children who might need a break from Japanese cuisine.
Besides the wagyu burgers there’s not much in the way of culinary standouts at Zip Zap, but it’s a perfectly decent option when you’re hankering for lunch in Harajuku.
1F Sakai bldg., 6-9-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001
〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前6-9-11 堺ビル1F
Subway: 3-minute walk from exit 4 of Meiji-jingumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.
Train: 5-minute walk from Omote-sando exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line.
Official website (Japanese and English)
:: Read customer reviews of Zip Zap on TripAdvisor.
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