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

March 27, 2019
NIPPON HODAI
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
http://www.gyukatsu-motomura.com/shop/shibuya
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<Meat> Pork cutlets that enjoy huge popularity

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
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<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
http://www.menya-itto.com/
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<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
https://www.udonshin.com/
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<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
http://kaneko-hannosuke.com/
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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
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<Sweets> Enjoy pancakes in this colorful and popular café

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
http://www.rainbowpancake.net/
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<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
http://comcrepe.com/
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