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Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

Japanese 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tokyo Tower may not be exactly the Eiffel Tower, but at night it is pretty damn close! Sitting near the base of this enormous TV tower is an amazing restaurant that offers fine tofu cuisine in a traditional Japanese garden setting and dojo-style dining — Afar Magazine

At the foot of Tokyo Tower, this stunning re-creation of an Edo-era mansion, incorporating huge beams from an old sake brewery, serves unforgettable tofu-based kaiseki-style cuisine. — Rough Guide

Make your reservations for this place when you book your flights. You’ll be glad you did, for this is perhaps Tokyo’s most gracious restaurant. — Lonely Planet

It's hard to imagine you're in Tokyo when you enter the lush grounds of this exquisite restaurant. — Frommer's

With its wooden architecture, miniature gardens and koi-filled ponds, Ukai Tofuya evokes the spirit of traditional Japan. — Time Out

L'OSIER

French 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In Tokyo, French restaurants are at the top of the culinary ladder, which is why it’s no small accolade that local gourmets consider L’Osier to be the best around. — Lonely Planet

The French chef, who has worked in Paris and Tokyo, carefully selects quality ingredients and bases his cooking on classic cuisine while pursuing his own original ideas. — Michelin Guide

Tucked away in a side street in Tokyo'€™s glitzy Ginza district, this Art Nouveau-inspired restaurant is among our top choices for a fine French meal. — Gayot

This restaurant’s striking frontage and heavy door marks it out among the designer shops on Namiki Street. — Time Out

Chef Bruno Menard reigns at this elegant, modern restaurant decorated with an understated Art Deco motif. — Frommer's

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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

French 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The French masterchef has six Tokyo outposts; this one in Roppongi Hills is the best. — Rough Guide

A French restaurant, located within Roppongi Hills, with a unique design and style created by the well-known French chef Joel Robuchon. — Time Out

While the number of famous French chefs' outposts in Tokyo is beginning to reach a critical mass, this casual eatery in the Roppongi Hills luxury mall is pure pleasure. — Concierge

Experience the contemporary French cuisine via the degustation, prix-fixe or a la carte menus. — Gayot

The stylish red and black interior is dominated by a long counter with seating for 44, in the style of a sushi restaurant or Spanish bar. — Michelin Guide

Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo

French 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Beige is the love child of fashion headliner Chanel and celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, and the menu is decadence defined. — Lonely Planet

Located in the penthouse of the Chanel Building in Ginza, this Michelin two-starred restaurant is a collaboration between the French fashion house and renowned chef Alain Ducasse. — Travel + Leisure

This restaurant was born out of a collaboration between Alain Ducasse, a grand chef of French cuisine, and Chanel. — Time Out

The cutting-edge French fare incorporates Japanese ingredients, such as vegetables from Kamakura, veal from Hokkaido and Meishan pork from Ibaraki. — Michelin Guide

This culinary collaboration with Chanel, atop the main Chanel store building in the heart of Ginza, has resulted in a suitably fashionable environment to see and be seen ... — Gayot

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Nihonryori RyuGin

Japanese 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Experimental chef Seiji Yamamoto has put modern Japanese cuisine on the map with his three-Michelin-star restaurant. — Time Out

In a play on the Chinese characters for 'cooking', owner-chef Seiji Yamamoto says that cooking involves the “measuring out of reason”. — Michelin Guide

Chef Seiji Yamamoto’s mission at his acclaimed restaurant is to convey the richness of Japan’s natural environment and its fluctuating seasons through a traditional kaiseki menu. — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

The accolades for chef Seji Yamamoto's Nihonryori Ryugin are impressive: three Michelin stars and status as one the world's top 50 restaurants as determined by S. Pellegrino's annual awards. — Travel + Leisure

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New York Grill

American 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

We suggest heading to the Park Hyatt’s New York Grill, where a selection of the best cuts are on the menu and outstanding views of the city are thrown in to boot. — Wallpaper

Sitting pretty on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, the New York Grill offers great views and Stateside-sized portions. — Rough Guide

In the soaring, glass-fronted apex of the Park Hyatt Hotel, splurge on modern American food at its finest – superb seafood, juicy steaks, and robust rotisserie fare. — DK Eyewitness

The New York Grill offers sky-high power dining (and brilliant views) at the apex of the Park Hyatt hotel. — Time Out

If you were captivated by the setting of "Lost in Translation"---and who wasn't?---here's your chance to see it in person and enjoy Japan's famous beef at the same time. — Gayot

Tonkatsu Maisen Ikebukuro Seibu

Japanese 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

You could order something else (fried shrimp, for example), but pretty much everyone else will be ordering the famous tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlets). — Lonely Planet

Extremely popular with the locals, this restaurant has been dishing out tonkatsu (deep-fried breaded pork cutlet) for more than 25 years. — Frommer's

Maisen's specialty is the tonkatsu set: tender, juicy, deep-fried pork cutlets served with a spicy sauce, shredded cabbage, miso soup, and rice. — Fodor's

The main branch of this tonkatsu chain is built around a converted bathhouse. — Time Out

Tuck into a succulent Kurobuta-pork tonkatsu (cutlet) in a shaggy crisp panko crust. — Travel + Leisure

Nobu Tokyo

Sushi 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An unlikely location in an obsure office building doesn't dissuade. We can't stay away from celeb chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's empire, wherever we go. — BlackBook

Famed chef Matsushima Nobu, who has award-winning restaurants in the US and Europe, combines classic Japanese cuisine with contemporary creativity. — Insight Guides

With branches throughout the world, this Japanese restaurant from owner-chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa has its main branch in New York. — Time Out

Tokyo's trendiest restaurant is neither as difficult to book nor as expensive as its counterparts in New York or London. — Gayot

There’s a dramatic Japanese-style design for Nobu Matsuhisa’s Tokyo operation, where you can sample the famous black-cod dinner. — Rough Guide

Kikunoi

85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Top-level traditional French restaurants would never think of confining themselves to recipes from a century ago, and there's no reason why kaiseki should eschew creative innovation. — Condé Nast Traveler

When anyone mentions Kyoto cuisine, one of the first places most people think of is Kikunoi, a renowned and long-established Japanese restaurant. — Time Out

Third-generation owner-chef Yoshihiro Murata reflects the seasons through exquisite dishes, prepared according to the restaurant’s long-held traditions. — Michelin Guide

Exquisitely prepared seasonal dishes are as beautiful as they are delicious at this two Michelin–starred, Tokyo outpost of a three-generation-old Kyoto-based kaiseki restaurant. — Lonely Planet

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills

Sushi 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Try the 15-item omakase for lunch and the 20-item omakase for dinner. The rice is carefully cooked so that each grain stands out. Prices may be high but the restaurant attracts plenty of sushi lovers. — Michelin Guide

A visit to Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten should be treated with the utmost reverence – just try not to show your surprise when the meal ends about 20 minutes after it started. — Time Out

Sukiyabashi Jiro is known as one of the best sushi restaurants in the world, and it has become even more famous among foodies since the 2011 documentary. — Gayot

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NARISAWA

French 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Though this is a decidedly international restaurant, unique Japanese products are still the focal point. — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

The brilliant fortysomething chef Yoshihiro Narisawa weds French finesse and Spanish avant-garde savvy with kaiseki aesthetics and a passion for local ingredients. — Travel + Leisure

Yoshihiro Narisawa creates innovative and original dishes with a very modern sensibility. — Michelin Guide

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Nodaiwa

Japanese 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Housed in a converted kura storehouse transported from the mountains, Nodaiwa is the most refined unagi shop in the city. — Time Out

This 5th-generation shop has been serving up melt-in-your-mouth unagi (eel) in this location since the 1960s. — Lonely Planet

Kimono-clad waitresses shuffle around this 160-year-old kura (storehouse), converted into one of Tokyo’s best eel restaurants. — Rough Guide

5th-generation owner-chef Kanejiro Kanemoto keeps alive a family tradition – he is a chef who was born to grill unagi and has dedicated his life to it. The unaju comes with so much... — Michelin Guide

Michelin-starred Nodaiwa is located in a free-standing, three-story wood and plaster storehouse that was relocated from the country to its present location among the skyscrapers. — Travel + Leisure

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Tenichi Ginza Honten

Japanese 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A tempura dinner here will give you a whole new appreciation. — Gayot

When the Japanese want tempura, they go to a restaurant that serves nothing but. — Concierge

In this restaurant, located on Namiki Dori, in the heart of Ginza's nightlife, you can sit at a counter and watch the chef prepare your meal. — Frommer's

One of the finest tempura (vegetables and seafood) restaurants in the city, Ten-Ichi’s flagship outlet in Ginza has a plush traditional feel and offers impeccable service. — DK Eyewitness

Top-quality tempura, served direct from the wok to your plate, is one of the finest delicacies in Japan’s cuisine. — Time Out

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Dhaba India

Indian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nowhere in Tokyo serves up spicy South Indian cuisine better than this Indian restaurant. — DK Eyewitness

The name of this restaurant, dedicated to South Indian cuisine, means ‘cafeteria’ and it has many fans who consider it to serve the best curries in Tokyo. — Time Out

Give your taste buds a workout at this bustling South Indian restaurant, one of the best of its kind in Tokyo. — Rough Guide

Indian meals in Tokyo don't come much better than those served at this long-established restaurant with deep-indigo plaster walls. — Lonely Planet

With a focus on South India cuisine, Dhaba has built a reputation as having some of the best Indian flavors in town. — Fodor's

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La Table de Joel Robuchon

French 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

French convivialité is the underlying theme of the restaurant and a favourite word of Joel Robuchon. — Michelin Guide

Amid a cluster of skyscrapers, a reproduction of a Loire Valley chateau houses French culinary star Joel Robuchon's Tokyo outpost. — Travel + Leisure

This ground-floor restaurant offers nouveau French cuisine at a fraction of what meals cost at its more expensive, more romantic, and much more formal sister Joël Robuchon Restaurant. — Frommer's

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Tonki

Japanese 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A family joint, with Formica-top tables, Tonki is a success that never went conglomerate or added frills to what it does best. — Fodor's

This minimalist, sharp-looking, family-run restaurant, where a seemingly telepathic team create order out of chaos, is the most famous place in town for tonkatsu. — Rough Guide

Sit at the counter to watch the perfectly choreographed chefs breading, frying and garnishing the tender cutlets. — Lonely Planet

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Andy's Shin Hinomoto

Japanese 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tucked under the Yamanote line tracks and shuddering every time a train passes overhead, Shin-Hinomoto delivers the classic izakaya experience. — Time Out

Sashimi, grilled fish, tempura, sautéed vegetables, deep-fried chicken, tofu, salad, and much more are offered on the English-language menu. — Frommer's

This izakaya is located directly under the tracks of the Yamanote Line, making the wooden interior shudder each time a train passes overhead. — Fodor's

The cramped seating, boisterous laughter, and cigarette smoke here make for a convivial dining experience. — DK Eyewitness

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Kanda Yabu Soba

Japanese 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The most illustrious noodle shop in the city, Yabu serves classic Edo-style handmade soba (buckwheat noodles) in a classic, tranquil setting complete with a small garden. — Insight Guides

When you walk in, staff singing out the orders is one of the first signs that you’ve arrived in a singular, ageless place. — Lonely Planet

Like a living museum dedicated to the traditional art of the buckwheat noodle, Kanda Yabu Soba is housed in a low Japanese house with a small garden. — Time Out

A basic soba meal costs just ¥670, but the shun (seasonal meal), which changes 10 times a year, is excellent and affordable. — Fodor's

A squat building set in its own quiet garden, this restaurant is refined yet informal. For locals, it is just the neighborhood noodle joint, albeit one with a century of history. — DK Eyewitness

Les Saisons

French 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Les Saisons’s reputation for high-end dining has been bolstered by the arrival of reputed chef Thierry Voisin. — DK Eyewitness

The restaurant serves dishes that, while based on traditional French cuisine, exude a modern spirit – such as onion royale with boudin noir, braised ris de veau with peach vinegar-flavoured salad. — Michelin Guide

Get dazzled by the French fare of chef Thierry Voisin (formerly of the Michelin-starred Les Crayeres in Reims). — BlackBook

Always one of Tokyo’s top French restaurants, Les Saisons - the Imperial Hotel’s flagship restaurant - has hit a peak with the arrival of brilliant young chef Thierry Voisin. — Time Out

Some of the world’s best French restaurants can be found in Tokyo, and our favorite among them is elegant Les Saisons, in the Imperial Hotel. — Travel + Leisure

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Tour d'Argent

French 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Here's the place to dine if you're celebrating a very special occasion, are on a hefty expense account, or fancy yourself a jet-setter. — Frommer's

The specialities are Three Emperor-style foie gras, and roast duckling. The gorgeous dining room is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions. — Michelin Guide

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