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Worth waiting in line for! A selection of 8 of the city's most popular restaurants

2018/10/02

There are loads of fantastic places in Tokyo that you'll want to try even if you have to wait an hour.
We'll show you our pick of the best specialty restaurants serving meat, noodles, Donburi rice bowls, and sweets.
See for yourself why people line up outside!

<Meat> Tender beef cutlets in Shibuya

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Enjoy flavorsome beef paired with wasabi soy sauce and rock salt.

Beef cutlet and barley rice set 130g 1,300JPY

牛カツ もと村 渋谷店(GYUKATSU MOTOMURA (SHIBUYA))

東京都渋谷区渋谷3-18-10 大野ビル2号館 B1F

10am-L.O 10pm

Open all year round

03-3797-3735

<Meat> Pork cutlets that enjoy huge popularity

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The renowned Narikura, which has been featured on TV, is also very popular with visitors from abroad.
Make sure to give these pork cutlets a try, with meat so soft that it melts in the mouth.

Marbled highland pork loin cutlets meal (140g), 1,980JPY

成蔵(NARIKURA)

東京都新宿区高田馬場1-32-11 小澤ビル地下1F

Lunch 11am~1:30pm (L.O.) Dinner 5:30pm~8pm (L.O.)

Thur, Sun

03-6380-3823

<Noodles> Kings of the world of Ramen

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This celebrated ramen restaurant holds first place nationwide on a famous review site.
Its firm, springy noodles and rich seafood broth will get you hooked.

Special rich seafood dipping noodles 1,100JPY

麺屋 一燈(MENYA ITTO)

東京都葛飾区東新小岩1-4-17

(Mon-Fri) 11am~3pm, 6pm~10pm (Mon: ~8pm) / (Sat, Sun, Hol) 10:30am~3pm, 6pm~10pm ※Until sold out

New Year's holiday, summer holiday

03-3697-9787

<Noodles> An Udon restaurant that makes no compromises on its noodles

We recommend the Tenzaru, featuring vegetable and prawn tempura as an accompaniment to top-quality udon, which are made with a commitment to "freshly kneaded, freshly cut, and freshly boiled".

Tenzaru 1,300JPY

うどん 慎(UDON SHIN)

東京都渋谷区代々木2-20-16 相馬ビル1F

Mon-Thu, Sun, Hol : 11am~11pm (L.O. 10pm) / Fri, Sat : 11am~12am (L.O. 11pm)

New Year's holiday

03-6276-7816

<Donburi> Try an extra-large Tempura Donburi in Nihombashi

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This is a luxurious dish with fresh conger eel, shrimp, squid and a half-boiled egg on top!
It's definitely worth an hour's wait.

Edomae Tendon 980JPY

金子半之助 日本橋本店(KANEKOHANNOSUKE NIHONBASHI)

中央区日本橋室町1-11-15

11am-22pm (21:30pm LO)(Mon-Fri) 10am-21pm (20:30 LO)(Sat,Sun,Holidays)

New Year's holiday,irregular holiday

+81-3-3243-0707

<Donburi> A sumptuous seafood Donburi for under 1000JPY

Try this luxury seafood donburi at an amazing price!
After you've eaten the toppings with egg yolk and soy sauce, pour sea bream broth over the leftover rice to enjoy it as Ochazuke.

Plum 990JPY

つじ半(TSUJIHAN)

東京都中央区日本橋3-1-15 久栄ビル 1F

(Mon-Fri) lunch 11am~3pm, 5pm~9pm (Sat, Sun, Hol) 11am~9pm

New Year's holiday, summer holiday

03-6262-0823

<Sweets> Enjoy pancakes in this colorful and popular café

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Eat thick, fluffy pancakes at this famous spot in Harajuku.
The combination of pancakes and the shop's rainbow decor is perfect for those Instagram shots!

Macadamia nut sauce 1,250JPY

レインボーパンケーキ(RAINBOW PANCAKE)

東京都渋谷区神宮前4-28-4 ARES GARDEN OMOTESANDO 2F

10am~6pm (L.O. food 5pm, drink 5:30pm) 予約10amのみ可能

Tue

03-6434-0466

<Sweets> Japan's first brûlée-style crepes

In Harajuku, Comcrepe is the classic.
Try these hot, crispy, aromatic crepes!

Crêpe Brûlée 600JPY

コムクレープ 原宿店(COMCREPE (HARAJUKU))

東京都渋谷区神宮前1-8-25 One Takeshita Place1-A

10am-8pm

Wed

03-6455-4464

You'll want to come again, even if you have to wait.
Find out the secret behind this shop's popularity!
If you avoid the busiest periods, you might be able to get in more quickly than you'd expect!

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