Double Tall has some of the best coffees and espresso in town, plus a wide variety of flavored lattes and other steamed milk favorites. With fresh homemade cakes and desserts, as well as fresh bagels, Double Tall makes a popular stop among regulars. The variety of specialty goods even extends to a decent selection of popular Japanese micro brewed beers. While you are here for a morning cup of hot coffee, their latte foam art will surely make your day!
Pompompurin Cafe is a theme restaurant, with a quirky interior palette of its own. Based on Pompompurin (the famed Sanrio character), every dish on their menu includes either a cutlery or an edible piece of the cartoon. The cafe gets together in one plate, many cuisines of the world, and so there's pasta, noodles, rice, beef puddings, tacos and eggs, and all of them look so adorable! There are also sweets that look amazing with all the colours and shapes. The ambience is cheerful, thanks to the theme, and the service is nice. Pompompurin Cafe can be visited for some out-of-the-box binging.
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental hotel is a great location for those looking for an evening of leisure, good live music, and some pampering. The views of the city from the 38th-floor glass paned windows are breathtaking and is just one of the features that makes this a fine place to spend an evening. Whether you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the evening or have a sumptuous breakfast, the lounge has everything. Whether it is the sun-soaked city or the twinkling lights of skyline, the lounge is open from morning to night at your service. There is also a cigar cellar right near the hotel's reception desk, or for those looking for a special afternoon treat, try the afternoon tea service.
Using a minimalist but highly artistic approach to food, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa offers up a fusion of flavors that can neither be defined as solely Japanese or French cuisine but uses the techniques of both. NARISAWA in Aoyama is the ideal choice for those in search of fine-dining that will excite the senses and leave you in awe. The deceptively simple decor here belies overall attention to detail that culminates in seasonal cuisine dishes that combine organic and sustainable ingredients. A true fusion of Japanese culture and French technique is offered here, in dishes that are exquisite in taste and visually beautiful as well. A visit to this multiple award-winning restaurants is for all those who are looking to explore new tastes.
Located on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, the New York Grill offers a spectacular American dining experience. With its floor-to-ceiling windows affords spectacular views of downtown Tokyo. Massive Italian paintings, vaulted ceilings and leather cushioned chairs add to the "wow-factor." Not to be outdone, the kitchen serves a spectacular continental menu with such dishes as steak tartar, grilled veal scallopini and plenty of seafood options as well. The wine list features only California vintages. Whether it is prix fixe or a la carte, the New York Grill serves American grilled delights to Tokyo with a side of elegance.
Japanese dining with an exquisite blend of French cuisine is what Signature is all about. Set in a sophisticated ambiance, Signature dishes out some of the most eclectic preparations available in Tokyo, allowing diners to savor such options as foie gras accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. Signature also has an extensive wine list, ensuring that a perfect pairing is always available to accompany the breathtaking view from the restaurant's location on the 37th floor of the striking Mandarin Oriental hotel. A great option for those looking to host a small private luncheon, the bright and open atmosphere of this Michelin Guide Tokyo-rated restaurant is just one of many features that make this a must-visit for those seeking out fine dining in Tokyo.
Known to be busy during peak hours, Ikaruga is a local favorite dining spot in Tokyo. It serves wholesome ramen at prices that suit all pockets, making it a convenient dining space for office-goers. Located in Chiyoda-ku, the restaurant serves up flavorful bowls of piping hot ramen and soba that are local specialties. Be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat.
if you are looking for a quick-fix for your hunger, then a piping hot bowl of ramen is your best bet. What better place to buy that than at Hirugao. This small restaurant offers tempting ramen at affordable prices making it an instant hit with locals. It is one of the most popular places to taste shio-ramen, a variety of salted ramen. Be sure to arrive early in order to bag a seat here.
If you are looking to try some authentic an delicious Tskumen Ramen, head to Rokurinsha located inside Tokyo Station. This is a small restaurant exclusively serving this traditional meal. Enter this restaurant and place your order at the vending machine, from where a staff member will then lead you to your seat and hand you a bib. Patrons are served two bowls each, one with chasu (thick noodles) and another with dipping sauce (pork mince and fish sauce base). Ask for the level of spiciness as per your taste and slurp up the delicious meal. When you are done be sure to ask the server to fill your bowl with the complementary broth.
Located a few blocks away from Tokyo Railway Station, Tojin Kikka serves some of the best Sichuan style Chinese in the neighborhood. Specializing in the deliciously flavorsome mapo dofu, the Sichuan tofu dish, it is often ranked as one of the best Chinese eat outs in Chūō-ku. The unassuming looking back-alley joint is always full of locals hankering for spicy favorites like yunbairo. Drop in and have a bite!
Piacere is the Shangri-La Hotel's flagship restaurant. The fine-dining spot commands stunning views of the Tokyo skyline, which combined with an award-winning wine list and gourmet cuisine makes for a memorable meal. Each dish is a work of art, conceptualized and executed to perfection by executive chef Andrea Ferrero and his talented team. A cut above your average Italian restaurant, the simplest of pastas is elevated to new heights by the addition of stellar seasonal ingredients and creative flair. From culinary experts to wine connoisseurs, this restaurant is at the forefront of Tokyo's modern dining scene and aims to cater to every distinguished palate.
The Marunouchi area of Tokyo is not know for its fun and frivolity, but that is just what some local restauranteurs wagered on when they opened the Mucho Mexican resto-bar - to inject some colorful flavor into this reserved part of town. They have succeeded. Akin to a more resort-like, Mexican resto, Mucho Modern Mexicano brings the smells, tastes and colors of Mexico alive. The place is lively and fun. It is affordable and tasty. Not to mention, the food is made in front of you, guacamole fresh, and the drinks are spirited. You could do worse than taking the time to fiesta here, so why not pop in and see what Mexico can be all about? Reservations recommended. -Stephen Lebovits