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PoPo [ポポ]

PoPo [ポポ]

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shindaita* This stylish and unique restaurant shares the same space with Live House FEVER. Not only a chill hangout spot, it sometimes also functions as a trendy art gallery. No need...
SECCHAN [せっちゃん]

SECCHAN [せっちゃん]

*RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa *Open until morning light, this restaurant serves savory Osaka-style pancakes called Okonomiyaki. Cook the pancake yourself on a griddle at your table, but don’t be afraid t...
MINTEI [珉亭]

MINTEI [珉亭]

*RESTAURANT, RAMEN-Shimokitazawa* Listed in tons of guidebooks, Mintei is the most famous Chinese restaurant in Shimokitazawa. Beat the lunch and dinner rush by showing up at 3 or 4 PM- otherwise be prepared...
STEAKHOUSE KYOYA

STEAKHOUSE KYOYA

*RESTAURANT-Koenji* Alongside the railroad from Koenji Station, punk rocker Kyoya (ex-The Willard, ex-Laughin’ Nose) has opened his own steakhouse. He features only one style of meat, but you choose y...
Little Bird

Little Bird

*RESTAURANT-Yoyogihachiman* An all gluten-free restaurant in Yoyogi-hachiman, Little Bird is a helpful place for celiacs in Tokyo. You can enjoy Japanese foods like ramen, udon, and dumplings, not to...
MIRO [ミロ]

MIRO [ミロ]

*CAFE-Shinjuku* Shinjuku is one of the biggest and busiest districts in Tokyo. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, walk about 15 minutes to the east for fewer crowds and small shops with relaxed vibes. Miro, a...
tagcafe [タグカフェ]

tagcafe [タグカフェ]

*CAFE-Shimokitazawa* Sometimes it’s hard to access WiFi, even in chain cafes and restaurants. If you need an internet connection, Tagcafe is a useful spot open from noon to midnight. You can also charge y...
GOOD HEAVENS!

GOOD HEAVENS!

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* An authentic British bar in Shimokitazawa, Good Heavens is overflowing with the spirit of good fun- the English owner has books and records aplenty. Here you can attend...
MOTHER [マザー]

MOTHER [マザー]

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Mother has a long history in Shimokitazawa, serving hearty vegan food for over 45 years. The decor is inspired by the Japanese Jomon era- stepping inside feels like getting...
STAND KAGEN [スタンドかげん]

STAND KAGEN [スタンドかげん]

*RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Here’s a place you can hang out all day and all night- eat lunch at Stand Kagen and watch at night as it transforms into Bar Mou,a place to have a drink and listen to live D...
NORAH’S COFFEE TABLE

NORAH’S COFFEE TABLE

*CAFE-Shimokitazawa* Tiny, trendy coffee shops are popping up everywhere these days in Shimokitazawa. Norah’s Coffee Stand is one of the best- tasty, affordable, and with a comfortable space to chill a...
YONCHOME CAFE

YONCHOME CAFE

*CAFE-Koenji* Close to Koenji Station, Yonchome is a vintage Japanese-style cafe that’s been open for over 30 years. They have lots of homemade food and drinks, an English menu, and free WiFi. Grab a...
MIXTURE

MIXTURE

*CAFE-Shimokitazawa* Ichibangai is Shimokitazawa’s biggest shopping district, full of vintage clothing, variety goods, restaurants, and more. Amongst it all is Mixture, a bakery and cafe selling all k...
kate coffee

kate coffee

*CAFE-Shimokitazawa* One of Shimokita’s attractions is the vast number of tiny and unique shops all in one small town. Since many of the shops are crowded, it’s nice to have a comfortable place to sto...
PARA TACO

PARA TACO

*RESTAURANT-Daikanyama* The Mexican food at this Daikanyama restaurant is not only tasty, but colorful and creative. Great for vegetarians and the health-conscious, all the vegetables are additive and...
ZAC

ZAC

*CAFE-Shimokitazawa* Zac is one of the few old-style coffee shops in Shimokitazawa, standing out from the tons of tiny and trendy newer shops. Try the “Morning” breakfast special for a classic Japanese mea...
MAGIC SPICE

MAGIC SPICE

*RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Shimokitazawa has become famous as a “Curry Town” since they started their curry festival a few years back. Magic Spice, a small chain shop from Sapporo, specializes in sou...
PETIT DELIRIUM TAP CAFE

PETIT DELIRIUM TAP CAFE

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shinjuku* Delirium is a Belgian beer cafe with locations across Europe. Petit Delirium Tap Cafe Shinjuku has an impressive selection of Belgian craft beers of over 10 drafts and 50 bottles,...
TAIYO [太陽]

TAIYO [太陽]

*RAMEN, RESTAURANT-Koenji* Every day new ramen shops with unique flavors and styles pop up all over Tokyo. But if you’re looking for standard ramen, go to Taiyo in Koenji. The soy sauce soup with dried s...
Tit-Chai [ティッチャイ]

Tit-Chai [ティッチャイ]

*RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Tucked away from the busy Shimokitazawa streets is authentic Thai restaurant Tit chai. The cuisine is spicy and delicious, and the vibe feels like eating a home cooked dinner...
SAIGON [サイゴン]

SAIGON [サイゴン]

*RESTAURANT-Setagaya Sta.* It’s a rare experience to ride a tram in Tokyo, so the Tōkyū Setagaya Line is a nice way to enjoy a short trip with a local view. If you make a stop at the mostly residential Set...
INNING+ [イニングプラス]

INNING+ [イニングプラス]

*RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* This organic, gluten-free restaurant was opened by a former baseball player. Not only is the food tasty and beautifully prepared, you you can taste the time and effort that...
JICCA

JICCA

*RESTAURANT-Hatagaya* If you need a vegetable fix and have bought plans at Club Heavy Sick, first stop at Jicca on the second floor of the same building. They serve good wine and Japanized western food...
SUPERIORITY BURGER

SUPERIORITY BURGER

*RESTAURANT-Harajuku* Harajuku is famous for Kawaii culture, but recently many restaurants and stores for more refined tastes have been popping up beyond the main stretch. Superiority Burger is a vegan...
Tabela [タベラ]

Tabela [タベラ]

*CAFE-Shibuya* Beyond Bunkmura Street by Shibuya Station is “Oku-Shibuya,” a newly created district lined with tasteful shops. Stylish cafe Tabela shares space with UPLINK, a popular independent movie the...
Soleil [それいゆ]

Soleil [それいゆ]

*CAFE-Nishiogikubo* Soleil is one of the popular old-style cafes in Nishiogikubo. The antiques and vintage furniture give the interior a nostalgic feel. Open until 11pm, you can stop by for breakfast, ...
SANKAKU [山角]

SANKAKU [山角]

*IZAKAYA, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Teishoku (set meal)- a combination of a main dish, rice, miso soup, and pickled vegetables- is the classic Japanese style of eating out. Usually Teishoku-ya (set meal...
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