Akihabara, as it has been famous for the electronics, computer hardware and software, has eveloved to be the sanctuary of subculture.
Starting off as center of resale for the electronic parts, increased number of related products lead to sales of home electrical appliances, which the Akihabara area became famous for. It also has built the basis for subculture when music became a boom, numerous record shops opened in this area attracting many music lovers. In the 1990's, number of video game shops increased, and around this time, with the increasing number of software aimed at "Otaku (geeks)", Akihabara was the place to find "the one", having a vast variety of choices. Now Akihabara is not only the place for the sales of virtual reality, but it became the place that realized the virtual reality, such as the maid cafes. If you are looking for some interesting experience, this is a place to make a visit.

 

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Kanda Yabusoba (かんだやぶそば)
Kanda Yabusoba (かんだやぶそば)


Restaurant: Kanda Yabusoba (かんだやぶそば)

Phone: 03-3251-0287

Address: 2-10, Kanda Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: From 11:30 to 21:00 (L.O.20:30)

Close: Wednesday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥3,000~¥3,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 97 seats (1F: 77 seats, 2F: 20 seats)

 

Yabu Soba was founded in 1880. The antiquated building that stands quietly in the middle of private houses is a very local Japanese style where you will find a beautiful scenery of the garden at the entrance that will make a good picture. Having marvelous soba in a perfect atmosphere already sounds worthy enough for coming here but it is no joke at all.  The Seiro soba (700 yen) here, with a great chewy texture called "koshi", has an outstanding flavor of the noodles that wows customers with every strand. Many locals come here to have a serious soba, and it is probably why standards are raised and kept so high, as if it is almost unattainable.  Dipping those perfect al dente into the tasty tsuyu sauce that best enjoyed with Tendane (1400 yen) was a life changing to say at least, we never knew such simple buckwheat noodles with Kakiage (mixed vegetable and seafood tempura) could blow our minds that way.  The soba that has a remarkable depth of flavor in Yabu Soba restaurant with a long history, is definitely worth to stop by if you ever had a chance to visit Akihabara.


Kanda Matsuya (神田まつや)
Kanda Matsuya (神田まつや)


Restaurant: Kanda Matsuya (神田まつや)

Phone: 03-3251-1556

Address: 1-13, Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: [Mon - Fri] 11:00 - 20:00, Sat and Holidays 11:00  19:00

Close: Sunday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 66 seats

 

Another beautiful Japanese style restaurant that is worth to check out is Kanda Matsuya founded in Meiji era more than 130 years ago specializing in buckwheat noodles.  It is in fact a longstanding favorite among its many local customers. 

When you get a seat in this restaurant, you may as well order the standard dish called Mori Soba (650 yen) that comes with the moderately thinner al dente noodles to dip 2 or 3 strands into the delicious soup.  The soup is very intense flavored with a splendid "dashi" (soup stock) which has a strong punch in it.  The best way to have soba here is to simply taste the buckwheat itself by dipping it into the plain soup first, and then later on, you can put some of the wild plants and spring onions to add the flavor to the soup. When you smell and taste the plain buckwheat noodles, you will understand how refined the soba here is prepared in a most sophisticated form.  Enjoy the real soba in Kanda Matsuya!


Nemurian (眠庵)
Nemurian (眠庵)


Restaurant: Nemurian (眠庵)

Phone: 03-3251-5300

Address: 1-16-4, Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: [Monday - Saturday] 18:00 - 21:30 

Close: Sundays and holidays 

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥3,000~¥3,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 14 seatsSeats: 16 seats

 

Nemurian is a kind of restaurant you would not bother to walk around and search unless you are super local about the area around Akihabara.  It is, in fact, located at a narrow hidden street where foreigners would never stumble upon, but the food here, whether you are hungry or not, is absolutely breathtaking.  The place is not touristy at all and may seem a little bit too local from outside where you may even hold an impression of exclusiveness in front of the entrance, but once you go inside and have few relishes, you may probably feel the place as cozy as your favorite bar.  In the long run, the delicious Japanese sake in Nemurian goes quite well with the food and the ambience.  They have variety of dishes that are very sophisticated and pleasantly original such as wasabi miso, boiled tofu, squid, and more, but the focus in Nemurian must be their top quality buckwheat noodles (mori soba 840 yen, 2 different types of soba 1160 yen).  The soba here is in fact the most popular menu that is almost inevitable to order in this restaurant. The noodles are profound and plain as closer to as raw that has a great chewy texture of “koshi”.  The perfect tsuyu sauce in this restaurant, on the other hand, blends perfectly with the noodles and brings out the flavor of its raw ingredients which leaves customers completely speechless. When you are looking to have a plain but a profound local dinner in Akihabara, make sure to meal here. 



Marugo (丸五)
Marugo (丸五)


Restaurant: Marugo (丸五)

Phone: 03-3255-6595

Address: 1-8-14, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: 11:30 - 15:00 (L.O 14:50), 17:00 - 21:00 (L.O 20:20)

Close: Monday and third week of Tuesday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥2,000~¥2,999, [Dinner]¥2,000~¥2,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 30 seats

 

When you are looking for great Tonkatsu (pork cutlets) restaurant in Akihabara, there is one called Marugo in a short distance. The tonkatsu in this restaurant is phenomenal, which is well known for its outstanding tenderness of the exceptional juicy meat coated by the high quality crispy batter that has long been making customers supremely impressed. The degree of perfection of the deep fried in Marugo is extremely high and once you have tried one of their top quality pork cutlets, you will never see pork cutlets the same way again.

Among many tempting choices on the menu, the Hirekatsu (pork filet cutlet) 2100 yen is exceptionally good by simply sprinkling over a pinch of rock salt and a refreshing lemon to add a flavor.  Also ask their impeccable wait staff for the rice and soup (450 yen) which can be added upon request.  

You might have to wait for few minutes to get seated but definitely pays off once you taste their exceptional meat.  We will also find ourselves returning to this amazing restaurant for a meal or two. 


Tonkatsu Manpei (とんかつ 万平)
Tonkatsu Manpei (とんかつ 万平)


Restaurant: Tonkatsu Manpei (とんかつ 万平)

Phone: 03-3251-4996

Address: 1-11, Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 - 14:00 and 17:30 - 19:00, [Sat] 11:30 - 14:00

Close: Sundays and holidays (only lunch is open on Saturday)

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 16 seats

 

What makes Tonkatsu Manpei, a small restaurant in a hidden street with only 16 seats, so famous must be their signature dish that is only available from usually November to late March.  The deep fried fresh oyster with butter, so called Kaki no butter yaki (1750 yen), is a simple yet one of the most profound cuisines by the chef that needs proficient technique for the preparation.  In this restaurant, the oysters are pleasantly bigger enough to outstrip the strong flavor of the batter coating and that you will feel the freshness of the delicious raw material spreading in your mouth by leaving you completely speechless.  You would probably find many people ordering the same menu with the look of amazement at the end thinking how tasty and delicious the pieces of oyster are in Manpei.  On the other hand, the standard pork cutlets so called Rosu Katsu (1600 yen) they serve throughout the year are also outstanding which you would feel no regret for coming here, even when the oysters are out of season. 



Menya-Musashi-Bujin
Menya-Musashi-Bujin(麺屋武蔵 武仁)


Restaurant: 麺屋武蔵 武仁 (Menya-Musashi-Bujin)

Address:  2-18-5 Arc building 1F Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone:  03-5822-4634

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara

Open Hour: 11:00-22:00

Close: --

Price: 1000-1999Yen

Seats: 19 seats

Credit Card: N/A

Menu: Buy at the vending machine by the entrace. The menus change often.

 

The best tsuke-men style ramen shop (type of ramen that you dip the noodle in the soup, where in the normal ramen, noodle is served in the soup) ! A little bit expensive, mostly around 1000yen per bowl, but everybody's satisfied with the volume of the noodle and the meat (pork)!


Motenashi Kuroki
Motenashi Kuroki(饗 くろ喜)


Restaurant:  饗 くろ喜 (Motenashi Kuroki)

Address: 2-15 Kanda Izumicho Chioyda-ku, Tokyo

Phone:  03-3863-7117

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara, Asakusabashi

Open Hour:   Mon,Tue,Thu,Sat 11:30~15:00, 18:00~21:00
  Wed 11:30~15:00

Close: Fri, Sun, Holiday

Price: -999yen

Credit Card: N/A

Menu: --

Seats: 9 counter seats and 4 tables

 

Founded on June 2011, this ramen shop has been a popular shop, having a queue of people everyday since the first day the shop was opened, even though the shop is located a bit far from Akihabara.

The taste of the ramen is just overwhelming, both for Shio (Salt based) and Miso ramen that many of the media took it up in their reports and shows.  You can also choose the type of noodle from Hosomen (thin) or Hirauchi (flat) if you like. Find your favorite taste!


Gottsu Akihabara
Gottsu Akihabara-Ten(ごっつ秋葉原店)


Restaurant: Gottsu Akihabaraten (ごっつ 秋葉原店)

Must Have: Shoyu Ramen (しょうゆラーメン)

Phone: 03-3257-3330

Address: 18-1, Kanda Matsunagacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Biore Akihabara 1F

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: 11:00AM - 4:00AM next day

Close: Open 365 days

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner] ~¥999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 13 seats (only in the counter)

 

A ramen full of lard! I know it doesn't sound nice. But each and every ramen shop has it's original combination of the soup, the noodle and the toppings. Tonkotsu (port based) soup with grated lard adds richness to it's taste. The noodle is not only made from flour but also with tapioca to add elastic texture to the noodle, and also tangles well with the soup.
Shouyu (soy sauce) ramen 680yen, Miso ramen 750yen.



Kanda Isono (神田 磯野)
Kanda Isono (神田 磯野)


Restaurant: Kanda Isono (神田 磯野)

Phone: 03-3256-2929

Address: 1-3, Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: [Mon~Fri] 11:30-15:00, 17:45-20:30, 

[Sat and Hol] 11:30-17:30

Close: Sunday

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner] ~¥999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 8 seats (only counter seats)

 

Another delicious ramen in Akihabara.  You may choose either a soy sauce (780 yen) or salt based ramen (800 yen) in this small shop called Kanda Isono because they are both marvelous.  A light chicken bone and fish based soup with fresh seaweed, half boiled ajitama egg, and a few slices of extremely tender chashu pork on top is the reason what locals never stop coming back.  The moderately thinner al dente beautifully prepared in the rich broth has a good chewy texture that brings out the flavor of the ramen even more.  The shop is very small with only 8 counter seats available, but we can feel the chef’s strong determination towards his ramen to continuously pursue the path up to the peak.  It is undisputedly a ramen shop that you cannot miss out on when you are in Akihabara.


Fukunokami Shokudo (福の神食堂)
Fukunokami Shokudo (福の神食堂)


Restaurant: Fukunokami Shokudo (福の神食堂)

Phone: 03-5296-0004

Address: 3-4-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: [Mon〜Fri] 11:00~21:00, [Sat〜Sun] 11:00~20:00

Close: Sunday

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner] ~¥999 

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 12 seats (only counter seat) 

 

Here is a very orthodox chuka soba ramen accompanied with tasty chashu pork, bamboo shootings, and ajitama eggs on top of the thinner straight noodles in a delicious soy sauce based soup.  The real standard chuka soba ramen in Fukunokami Shokudo that is, in a sense, nothing special to see or smell yet very straightforward to its base and has a profound flavor that makes people somehow addicted.  The recommendation here is Ajitama Chuka Soba 800 yen which we had it and supremely impressed.  A lightly flavored soup of the Ajitama Chuka Soba was so delicious and pleasant that we even thought it could be served as a soup by itself.  The excellence of the ramen always comes from the soup that takes charge of the total balance of the fresh ingredients inside. 



MaguroDonyayJudaime-Yazaemon
MaguroDonya Jyudaime-Yazaemon(まぐろ問屋 十代目彌左エ門)


Restaurant: MaguroDonya Jyudaime-Yazaemon (まぐろ問屋 十代目彌左エ門)

Address: Atre Akihabara2  4F, 1-9 KandaHanaokacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-5298-2721

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara, Showa-Dori Exit 1min walk

  Metro Akihabara, Exit3 1min walk

Open Hour: Mon-Fri 11:00~14:30(L.O.), 14:30~23:00(L.O.22:30)
  Sat,Sun,Holiday 11:00~14:30(L.O.), 14:30~22:30(L.O.21:30)

Close: No fixed closed days

Price: Lunch -999Yen, Dinner 5000-5999Yen

Credit Card:  VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX、Diners

 

If you like tuna, or if you wanna like tuna, try this restaurant. Their specialty is, guess what? Tuna! Transported direct from the Misaki port (a famous port for Tuna fish), freshness of the tuna is guaranteed, and in a reasonable price!


Sushiya Ginzo
Sushiya Ginzo(すし屋銀蔵 秋葉原店)


Restaurant:  Sushiya Ginzo(すし屋銀蔵 秋葉原店)

Address: 1-8-6 KandaSakumacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone:  03-5298-5161

Open Hour:   Mon-Fri 11:00~23:30(L.O.23:00), 
Sat/Sun/Holiday 11:30~22:30(L.O.22:00)

Close: No fixed closed days

Price: Lunch -999Yen, Dinner 4000-4999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station Central exit 1min walk 

Metro Akihabara Station Exit3 2min walk

Credit Card: VISA, AMEX

 

Price of the sushi is fixed to 137yen per piece! Even the pricy sushi like Otoro (fatty tuna) is 137yen. The restaurant also offers side dishes suitable for drinking. It can be used as an Izakaya style restaurant.


Sushikou
Sushikou(すし好)


Restaurant:  Sushikou(すし好)

Address: Akiba Tolim 5F, 1-6-5 KandaSakumacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-5297-5555

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station, Central Exit 1min walk

  Metro Akihabara Station, Exit3 1min walk

Open Hour: Mon-Fri 11:00~14:00, 17:00~22:30 (Lo.21:30)
  Sat 11:00~22:30  (Lo.21:30)
  Sun/Holiday 11:00~22:00 (Lo.21:00)

Close: --

Price: 2000-2999Yen

Credit Card: AMEX, JCB

Seats: 41 seats

 

A major sushi chain restaurant in Japan. The restaurant is popular for the "Chirashi", a type of sushi served in a bowl of vinegared rice and various raw fish on top.

All the food are offered in a reasonable price, and Sake here is also very peculiar. ”Hire-zake" is a type of Sake that comes with grilled blow fish fins, put on fire before drinking. But "Hire-zake" here is served with a dried fish called "Warasubo", which looks like an alien! Have a try, many Japanese love the taste of "Hire-zake"!!



Tempura Hisago Akihabaraten
Tempura Hisago Akihabaraten (天ぷら ひさご 秋葉原店)


Restaurant: 天ぷら ひさご 秋葉原店 (Tempura Hisago Akihabaraten)

Address: AKIBA-ICHI 3F, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021

Phone: 03-3252-3051

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara

Open Hour:  

[Lunch] Mon- Fri 11:00-15:00 (L.O 14:30)
Sat,Sun,Hol 11:00-15:00 (L. O.15:00)
[Dinner] Mon-Fri 17:00-23:00 (L.O 21:30), Sun/ last day of consecutive Hol 17:00-22:00(L.O 20:30)

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 1,000-1999Yen, [Dinner] 5,000-5,999Yen

Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard, UC, DC, UFJ, Diners, Amex, JCB, NICOS, MUFG

Seats: 38 seats

Menu: English menu available

 

Nice place to have decent Tempura for less price.  We recommend you to sit on the counter seats to see how they deep fry tempuras and beautifully decorate them on the dishes.  Some Japanese people say it is one of the status to sit on the counter seats and have Tempuras right away while they are still making a crispy sound.  Hisago gives you both high quality of deep fries and a comfortable atmosphere to let customers enjoy having Tempuras as much as possible.


Tempura Tenyoshi
Tempura Tenyoshi(てんぷら天芳)


Restaurant: てんぷら天芳 (Tempura Tenyoshi)

Address: Japan, Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda Neribeicho, 3 Fuji Soft Bld 1F

Phone: 03-3251-1037

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara 189m

Open Hour:  11:00-22:30

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] -999Yen, [Dinner] 3000 - 3999Yen

 

We recommend you to have very reasonable "Tempura Teishoku", a set menu for 1,000YEN when you have the chance to visit Tenyoshi during lunch time.  Akihabara area does not hold a big name for Tempura like Asakusa or the Sushi reputation in Tsukiji area, but it is always nice to sit back and relax to have fresh crispy tempura for a reasonable price. Stop by after walking around Akihabara for electric devices or anime characters.



Ichijiku
Ichijiku(九)


Restaurant: 九 (Ichijiku)

Address: B1F Aizawa building, 17 Kanda Matsunagacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-5256-5522

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: Mon-Fri 11:30~13:30, 17:00~22:30(L.O.)

Close: Sat and Sun

Price: [Lunch] -999Yen, [Dinner] 3,000 - 3,999Yen

Credit Card: N/A

Seats: 20 seats (10 counter seats, 2 table seats)

 

Good quality of food and very polite staffs.  You can either come here for lunch or dinner.  When you visit here for lunch, we recommend you to order "Chicken Katsu" the set menu which has a decent volume and quality for a very reasonable price.  At night, you can order any of the Yakitoris here but preferably try the "Tsunagi", "Tsukune", and "Sasami".  They are spectacular.  You will know why this place is always full of people.


Kushisuke
Kushisuke (串助)


Restaurant: 串助 (Kushisuke)

Address: AKIBA-ICHI 3F, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021

Phone: 03-3252-1281

Nearest Station: JR Akihabara Station

Open Hour: 11:00~23:00

Close: --

Price: 3,000-3,999Yen (lunch:1,000Yen)

Credit Card: VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners, Master

Seats: 48 seats

Menu: English menu available

 

Not many Yakitori restaurant has 40 years of history like Kushisuke.  People often come here to have Kushisuke's big juicy meat with glasses of beer on their hands.  When you come, order some Tebasaki (chicken wing), Shisomaki (meat rolled with Japanese basil), and Tsukune (chicken meatloaf) so that you don't have to miss out anything in Kushisuke.  They have good selections of Japanese shochu as well.  Nice to have especially when you are having Yakitoris but be careful of drinking too much!



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