T.Y. Harbor Brewery does a great job with the beers that are brewed on location. A good offering of ales; amber, pale, wheat and stout; these beers are on tap daily and should be sampled. With local Japanese beer and conventional brews as well, beer lovers of any persuasion will be satisfied by the variety and solid flavors on offer here. Scrumptious American delicacies are perfect accompaniments to the brews. There is also a patio overlooking the canal and is a perfect spot to soak in some sun while sipping on cold beer in spring and summer.
Canal Cafe is the place you should head to for a scrumptious Italian-inspired meal. One of the few alfresco restaurants in the city, here you can enjoy your meal with a spectacular view of the neighboring canal. Boasting an enticing variety of Neapolitan pizzas, seafood and pastas, there isn't much on the menu that won't have your taste-buds tingling with delight. There is also a cafe on the deck side of the restaurant as well as a dessert boutique to relish delectable sweets. Take in the views of the Cherry Blossom trees, the calm waters of the canal and fresh Tokyo air as you dig into a scrumptious slice of pure Italian flavors. This stunning space can be rented for private events.
This floating teahouse was first established in Hamarikyu Gardens in 1707, where its beauty and peacefulness became legendary with local shoguns and dignitaries. In 1983, it was renovated extensively and visitors flock to this beautiful oasis for a tray of matcha and a view of lazily swimming carp, turtles and gorgeous Japanese gardens. Entry into the park is JPY300 and a pot of tea will set you back a paltry JPY500.
Known for its elegant continental fare and an extensive wine cellar, this is the area's signature restaurant. The decor is sumptuous and nearly all of the 50 tables have a view of Tokyo Bay with the night skyline especially stunning. Specialty appetizers are available. Typical mains are char-broiled isaki fish with Moroccan spice and roasted rack of French lamb with ginger sauce.
Resembling a Californian café from the 1960s, the Longboard Café is decorated with surfboards, a truck, petrol pumps, old signboards and stools that look as if they came from an ice cream parlor. Outside is a terrace that overlooks the Rainbow Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, whilst inside there is plenty of table and counter seating. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and nachos are on the menu, with ice cream sundaes offered for dessert. Beverages include Guinness and Heartland on tap, espresso, cocktails and soft drinks. Longboard Café is part of a series of shops in Museum and Museum in Aqua City, all of which have a retro look to them. -AH
Busy since its opening in 1991, this bright and cheery harbor side "coffee shop" is really rather elegant. Its breakfast buffet is an international spread including several Southeast Asian breakfast items. Among the Asian choices are a spicy beef salad at, Thai noodles, nasi goreng (Indonesian), and Chinese porridge. The themes of the dinner buffets are changed regularly. A recent French Fair Buffet included 10 hot and 15 cold dishes among which were duck soup, chicken with saffron creme sauce, roast pork and beef, seafood terrine, pate, carrot, tomato, onion and cucumber salads, topped by a selection of eight desserts. The first floor restaurant seats about 115 at 50 tables covered with yellow place mats. Because of the window configuration, most tables have an unobstructed view of the harbor-even from the popular no-smoking section.
Yakatabune Masayoshi-maru on the Irie river sits pretty awaiting guests who board her daily for a cruise up the river and while cruising they sit and enjoy a sumptuous meal served on board.