You have arrived in Tokyo, one of the world’s capital cities with varied food options. What’s more, this place combines all kinds of restaurants, from street food, must-try restaurants with long queues, to Michelin restaurants. Tokyo really is a melting pot that has in store international dishes from around the world, but of course, Japanese cuisine that you may regret not trying while visiting.

Worry not, because LifeSara has here a collection of 8 Tokyo-based delicious food places and cafes that are worth every calorie. You will get to know local restaurants with premium-quality ingredients and authentic Japanese vibes all over Tokyo, including areas like Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya, And Shinjuku.

Notice one thing yet? Yes, all of these popular places are easily accessible by subway! Now that you can buy an unlimited pass with valid duration from 24, 48, to 72 hours, you can travel to more than 250 stations almost all over Tokyo. If you are one traveler who is attracted to city centers, you cannot miss this

However, if you are still on the fence or are clueless about where to buy an unlimited pass, considerbuying Japan unlimited pass from KLOOK This is a convenient way to commute that will make your trip even more enjoyable. And keep scrolling to get back to the very reason we are here—must-eat Tokyo foods!


Mori no Terrace (Meji Jinja)

Let’s begin our delectable journey with one adorable cafe like Mori no Terrace. This dessert bar sells ice cream, bakery, and drinks in front of Meiji Jinja shrine, which is not so far from Harajuku station. Apart from the winning location, the shop embraces pleasant vibes with outdoor seating for customers who prefer open air. Their mouth-watering dessert menu covers gelato-styled ice cream!! We recommend you try their to-die-for matcha flavor.

Must try : Matcha ice cream
Opening hours : 09.00 – 18.00 hrs
Location : 1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan



Kiwamiya is a premium yakiniku shop located in Shibuya with more than 4,000 followers on TikTok. This well-known restaurant allows you to grill your own meat on a Teppanyaki fry pan under close supervision of professional chefs, who will provide a step-by-step guide. Their hamburgs are heaven on earth due to juiciness and drooling smell (Halal options available).

Must try : Kobe Hamburgs for 1,990 Yen
Opening hours :

  • Mon – Fri 11.30 – 23.00 น. (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Sat – Sun and holidays 11.00 – 22.30 hrs

Location : Kiwamiya, 1 Chome-14-8 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan


Asakusa-based ramen shops

Sorry but not sorry. Some of you may want us to be specific when it comes to food; however, believe us that you cannot miss this ramen store. It offers reasonably priced, flavorful dishes with creative interiors and good lighting that will accentuate your photo collection. With noodles that are worth seeking out and generous toppings, combine everything with provided eggs for an ultimate food experience. This is the topic we can NOT be specific about.

Must try : Ramen
Opening hours : –
Location : Asakusa Road


Rokkasen Annex

With a look of a hidden gem, Rokkasen Annex is not exactly a hidden gem. This all-you-can-eat restaurant is recognized as a must-visit place among Thai tourists and offers a great many courses. Throw away your worries about grilled meat quality while you enjoy their foods to the fullest. What’s more, Rokkasen Annex’s menu extends to sukiyaki. You can customize what’s on the table, such as grilling-shabu and grilling-sukiyaki. Don’t forget to visit this restaurant the next time you are bound to Tokyo (enjoy unlimited offerings for a limited time of 90 minutes)

Must try : Buffet for 2,500 Yen/pax
Opening hours : Mon – Fri 11.00 – 23.00 hrs
Location : 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−2−6 西新宿K-1ビル B1, Japan


Hakata Furyu Akihabara

Hakata Furyu is a ramen restaurant with countless branches all over Tokyo, including Shibuya, Shibashi, Akihabara, Ueno station, and so on. This way you can pick the nearest one!! Some of their strong suits are creamy soup, sticky noodles, generous toppings, and most importantly, the spiciness that takes away all homesickness. Such a total package! (Free two noodle refills—they won’t let you go until you’re 100% full hahaha.)

Must try : Special Green Tea for 500 Yen
Opening hours : 11.00 – 02.00 hrs
Location : 3 Chome-15-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan


Sake no Daimasu

Hands up if you or your traveling companion drinks like a fish. Sake no Daimasu (sake no DAIMASU wine-kan) is a restaurant/bar well-known for their perfect pairing between food and drinks. They have a vast collection of wines imported from overseas. Pair any glass with their incredibly tender grilled venison steak, and we guarantee you will hit the pillow with a smile on your face!!

Must try : The deer ham for 680 Yen
Opening hours :

  • Mon – Fri 14.00 – 02.00 hrs (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Sat – Sun 11.30 – 02.00 hrs
  • Holidays 17.00 – 02.00 hrs

Location : 1 Chome-14-8 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan


Marion Crêpes

Marion Crêpes, a crepe stall we accidentally discovered mainly because of random hunger. Despite their super urban location like Shinjuku, this shop’s history dates back to 1976 and has a lot of franchise stores around Japan. Of course, some of the must-try are in the extensive crepe menu. Remember to enjoy one of their perfectly thin crepes with generous stuffing!

Must try : Cherry blossom strawberry roll
Opening hours : 11.00 – 02.00 hrs
Location : 3 Chome-25 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan



Some might consider you never come to Japan if you never visit this Japan-originated place. Located in Shibuya area, Maidreamin will give you the experience of a Japanese master amidst the digital world theme. Of course, you will also get to try delightful food and drinks served by adorable maids that will detach you from reality for a moment. (Their staff are English speakers, so you need not worry about language difficulties!)

Must try : Plain Omelette Rice for 1,188 Yen
Opening hours : 11.00 – 23.00 hrs
Location : 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 30−1 蓬莱屋ビルB1, Japan