Centered around the symbolic station building, the Tokyo station area is the mix of new and the old.

The new being the Marunouchi and Otemachi area, redeveloped since the early 2000's and continuing currently, this area has succeeded in attracting people for shopping and dining.

This area also have underground street with many restaurants of many genre.

The old area will be the Yaesu area, which is on the opposite side of the station from Marunouchi. Keeping the old and friendly atmosphere, many izakaya style bar serve the businessman in this area.


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まんてん鮨 (Mantenzushi)
まんてん鮨 (Mantenzushi)


Restaurant: まんてん鮨 (Mantenzushi)

Address: The Marunouchi brick square B1F, 2-6-1  Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-6269-9100

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Southern entrance On foot 5 minutes

Open: [Lunch] 11:00-15:00(L.O.14:30)
[Dinner] 17:00-23:00 (L. O.22:00) 

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 2,000-2,999Yen, [Dinner] 5,000-5,999Yen

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

Seats: 24 seats (16 counter seats, 2 tables)

Menu: Omakase


This restaurant is for people who are truly into sushi.  Being famous for it's cost performance, a course of chef's choice on the weekend are offered for 5250yen, and serves 27 items including soup, traditional Japanese dish of fish, and of course, sushi. The selection of the fish is made by the chef so that you can enjoy "shun" taste, which means seasonal or the seasonal best.  
Weekday lunch are offered more reasonably, "Tokusen sushi", a high grade set of sushi for 2,980yen and "Chirashi", a bowl of rice with topping of raw fish, shrimps and eggs, is only for 1,000yen. Also "Chirashi" with Salmon roe topping or Sea urchin topping is for 1,500yen.

 

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Nemuro Hanamaru (根室花まる)
Nemuro Hanamaru (根室花まる)

Restaurant: Nemuro Hanamaru

Phone: 03-6269-9026

Address: 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo KITTE 5F

Nearest Station: 279m from Tokyo Station

Open Hour: [Mon - Sat] from 11:00 to 23:00

Close: N.A

Price: [Lunch] 2,000- yen 2,999 yen

Credit Card: Yes

Seats: 67 seats 


You don't usually compare kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) with sushi shops where you order sushi one by one because the quality of sushi toppings and the price are normally quite different. Sushi shops are usually more pricy than kaiten sushi. But some of the kaiten sushi restaurants elevate their quality of sushi toppings closer to or even higher than the ones that sushi shops provide now a days. Nemuro Hanamaru is also a kaiten sushi restaurant and it has a higher quality (than I imagined) after I had few pieces. My recommendations are salmon, engawa, and toro. Good stuff!


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Sushidokoro Jun
鮨処 順 丸の内店 (Sushidokoro Jun)


Restaurant: 鮨処 順 丸の内店 (Sushidokoro Jun)
Address: B1F Mitsubishi Shoji Bld, 2-3-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-6212-8800
Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Southern entrance On foot 5 minutes
Open: Mon-Fri 11:30am–2pm, 5–10pm
Sat 11:30am–9pm
Close: Sun
Price: [Night] 5,000-12,000YEN, [Daytime] 1,260-2,500YEN
Credit Card: VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX、Diners
Menu: English Menu Available

We recommend this restaurant for couples and friends.  Very modern interior with perfect lighting effects inside designed by a well known designer Kengo Kuma, which makes the ambience of the room surprisingly pleasant.  The sushi toppings here are also quite nice especially the Hotate (scallops) and Anago (conger eels).  They are soft enough to almost melt in your mouth right away.  You can either visit here for lunch or dinner.  For lunch, you can have higher standard sushi for a reasonable price (from 1,260yen).  Staffs here are very polite and if you ask them for a English menu, they will bring it to you right away.  Follow our directions properly as it is very near JR Tokyo station but hard to find.

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Uogashi Nihon ichi
魚がし日本一 (Uogashi Nihon ichi)


Restaurant: Uogashi Nihon Ichi (魚がし日本一)

Address: Tokyo Station Ichibangai B1F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3213-8880

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 5 minutes

Open: Mon-Fri 10:30~23:00(L.O.22:45), Sat Sun Hol 10:30~21:30(L.O.21:15)

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 1,000-1,999Yen, [Dinner] 2,000-2,999Yen

Credit Card: --

Seats: 15 seats

Menu: English Menu Available 


Perhaps, you can never find this type of sushi restaurant in your country where you have to eat standing with surprisingly reasonable price (75YEN a piece).  Just feel free to stop by if you have time before heading out to somewhere by bullet train.  Locals often eat sushi in Uogashi just like having beer and snacks in a bar standing.  So there is no need to stay long.  Just grab a few and go.  Got to try the Japanese style in deep since you are in Tokyo station!

 

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Funabashiya
天ぷら船橋屋新丸の内ビル(Tempura Funabashiya Shin Marubiru)


Restaurant: 船橋屋 新丸の内 (Funabashiya Shin Marunouchi)

Address: Shin Marunouchi Bld 5F, 1-5-1  Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3211-5200

Open: [Lunch] 11:00-16:00 (LO 15:00),

[Dinner] Mon-Sat 17:00-23:00 (LO 22:00)

  Sun/Hol 17:00-22:00 (LO 21:00)

Close: --

Price: 1,000-1,999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Central Entrance On foot 2 minutes 

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

Seats: 43 seats

Menu: English menu available


A long established restaurant having history of over 100 years, has opened it's branch in the modern building of Tokyo. Using the sesame oil distilled specially for the tempura at Funabashi, an experienced chef fries in a way that is suitable for each ingredient.
For the customer to enjoy tempura the most, this restaurant serves the tempura in a unique way; it is brought to you in the order it is fried, where in most of the restaurant except "ryotei", are served only after all the ingredients are fried, so that you can enjoy the crispy texture for all of the ingredients.

 

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Kikutei
菊亭 (Kikutei)


Restaurant:菊亭 (Kikutei) 
Address: Tokyo Bld Tokia B1F, 2-7-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3212-7891

Open:  Lunch Mon-Fri 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00,

Sat Sun Hol 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00  

Close: --

Price: 1,000-1,999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi South entrance On foot 5 minutes 

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

Seats: 44 seats

Menu: English menu available

 

Another long reestablished restaurant of history over 60 years. The restaurant offers lunch in a reasonable price (from 1,000yen). The characteristic of this restaurant is the sauce, not too sweet and salty where many tempura restaurants make sweet sauce. Also the ingredient is fresh and uses season's best vegetables and fish.
With the ambience of the restaurant having Jazz as BGM, this is a place for the adults. Eveninig time is also great having extensive menus like those in Izakaya.

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Tempura Keyaki
天ぷら けやき (Tempura Keyaki)


Restaurant: 天ぷら けやき (Temupura Keyaki)

Address: Tokyo station Kitchen Street 1F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3217-5421

Open:  11:00~23:00(L.O.22:00)

Close: --

Price: 1,000-1,999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu North entrance On foot 2 minutes 

Credit Card: --

Seats: 31 seats (11 counter seats, 20 table seats)

Menu: [Lunch] はみだし大海老天丼/Hamidashi Oh-Ebi Tendon (Big Shrinp tendon) 1,400Yen, 海の幸天丼/Umino Sachi Tendon (Seafood Tendon), 特天ぷら定食/Toku Tempura Teishoku (Tempura, Rice, and soup set) 1,500Yen


Try out the tempura fried in house-blended sesame and vegetable oil! You can have Tendon (tempura dipped in soy based sweet sauce on a rice bowl) and set menus between 1,000yen - 1,980yen, which comes with tempura, rice, miso soup and salad.
You can also make a choice by pieces, which the rich people prefer as it is served hot and crispy, eating them as you go.

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Rokurinsha
六厘舎Tokyo (Rokurinsha Tokyo)


Restaurant: Rokurinsha Tokyo (六厘舎TOKYO)

Address: Tokyo Station Ichibangai B1F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3286-0166

Open:  11:00~22:30(L.O.22:00), Morning 7:30~10:00(L.O.9:45)

Close: --

Price: -999YEN

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 5 minutes 


Never heard of a place where it had to close its shop because it was too good? This legendary tsukemen shop had to close its operation in Osaki as there were too many people queuing everyday in front of the shop and neighbors who wanted to live quietly didn’t like that. So the shop has moved to Tokyo station, again, forming a long line.

 

You dip the noodles into the broth and eat them, a mouthful at a time just like having soba. Normal tsukemen for 850yen, ajitama tsukemen (tsukemen with egg) 950yen, Kara tsukemen (spicy tsukemen) 950yen.

 

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Hirugao (ひるがお)
Hirugao (ひるがお)


Restaurant: Hirugao (ひるがお)
Phone: 03-3213-7000
Address: 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Station first Avenue B1F Tokyo ramen street
Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit 
Open Hour: 10:30 - 23:30 (L.O.23:00)
Close: N.A
Price: [Dinner] - 999 yen [Lunch] - 999 yen
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 22 seats

Ramen Street in Tokyo Station is one of the most competitive places in Tokyo where their ramen cannot be "just" good.  As how some experts explain, to survive in this keen competition, they must reach way beyond customers satisfaction as many customers expect to come to this ramen battleground for more than the average.
Hirugao has won the great reputation for its delicious Shio ramen (salt based ramen) on this Ramen Street for the past few years.  In fact, their most popular Shio Tama Ramen (850 Yen) always puts us in a situation to decide on whether we should do a second bowl. The soup has an exquisite combination of chicken bones, dried sardines, and perhaps the shellfish which blend perfectly with the springy al dente noodles and its tasty chashu pork. If you are a big fan of ramen (especially the salt based), it is impossible not to like Hirugao.

 

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Menya Shichisai
麺や七彩 (Menya Shichisai)


Restaurant: Menya Shichisai (麺や 七彩)

Address: Tokyo Station Ichibangai B1F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3211-8330

Open:  7:30-10:30 (LO10:00), 10:30-17:00 (LO16:30)

Close: --

Price: [Night]  -999YEN, [Daytime]  -999YEN

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 5 minutes 

Credit Card: --


When you come to Menya Shichisai, you must order the shoyu based ramen.  You will be quite amazed of how the taste of shoyu turns out that mild and tender. People don't come here to have thick and heavy taste but rather standard ramen that pleasantly goes into your throat.  The soup, chashu pork, leek and the curly noodle make a good harmony in a broth that might make you come back for the next time.  Kitakata style ramen (750yen).


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Akanoren (赤のれん)
Akanoren (赤のれん)


Restaurant : Akanoren (赤のれん)

Phone : 03-3201-4775

Address : 2-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Marunouchi building 6F

Nearest Station : JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance

Open Hour : Mon - Sat from 11:00 to 23:00 (LO22:30), Sun from 11:00 to 22:00 (LO21:30)

Close : N.A

Price : [Dinner] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen [Lunch] - 999 yen

Credit Card : N.A

Seats : 45 seats


What makes Akanoren's ramen so special is not only how its unprocessed seaweed all over on top of the noodle looks impressive but also the outstanding taste of the perfect blend of the rich Hakata style (pork bone based) soup with tenderized chashu pork (which is also spot on) that goes quite well with the chewy noodles.  In this ramen shop, you can choose hardness and thickness of the noodle by yourself when ordering a bowl.  While enjoying the chewy texture of the noodle which was cooked just right, very springy and al dente, we were very satisfied that we made it hard and thin this time.  If you are a fan of Hakata style ramen, it is impossible to not like Akanoren.

 

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Kujiraken (くじら軒)
Kujiraken (くじら軒)


Restaurant: Kujiraken (くじら軒)
Phone: 03-3231-0807
Address: 2-1, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit (underground shopping center)
Open Hour: Mon-Fri from 11:00 to 22:00, Sat-Sun from 11:00 to 21:00
Close: N.A
[Lunch] ... 999 yen, [Dinner] - 999 yen
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 15 seats

Kujiraken, located in Tokyo Station, somewhat reminds us of the flavor of the Showa times. It is a very simple traditional shoyu (soy sauce based) ramen that is very popular for the locals. The mildly prepared soup that contains dried sardines, pork and chicken bones, seaweed, and vegetables with the flavored oil has something inexplicable but unbelievably deep that it surprises you with every sip. The hardness of the noodles well blended with the soup and the chashu pork is a perfect al dente which you can feel the fine chewy texture. Enjoy the Shinasoba Noukou Shoyu flavor when you ever had a chance to come to Kujiraken in Tokyo Station!  

 

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Isehiro Kyobashi honten
伊勢廣 京橋本店 (Isehiro Kyobashi honten)


Restaurant: 伊勢廣 京橋本店 (Isehiro Kyobashi honten)

Address: 1-5-4 Kkyobashi Chuo-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3281-5864

Open: [Lunch] 11:30~14:00, [Dinner] 16:30~21:00

Close: Sun/Hol

Price: [Lunch] 1,000-1,999Yen, [Dinner] 6,000-7,999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 5 minutes 

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

Seats: 80 seats

 

Founded on 1921, the old fashioned Japanese style house stands in the middle of sky scrapers of Tokyo. A type of restaurant you would want to go just to feel the history of Japan and the Tokyo area.
The high quality chicken and the artisan of yakitori here attracts people, many come to reward themselves of their hard work. To understand how different the taste can be by the technique to grill chicken.

 

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Eiichi
栄一 (Eiichi)


Restaurant: 栄一 (Eiichi)

Address: 1-5-1 Kkyobashi Chuo-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3281-6578

Open:  11:15-13:30, 17:00-21:30

Close: Sat Sun Hol

Price: [Lunch] -1,999Yen, [Dinner] 6,000-7,999Yen

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 5 minutes 

Credit Card: JCB、AMEX

 

Yakitori restaurant just close to Isehiro, the #1 ranking Yakitori in Tokyo station area, is Eiichi. This restaurant offers yakitori in more reasonable price than Isehiro, so the people working in Tokyo come more casually here. Also, this restaurant is the favorite of men, because of the volume of the yakitori bowl served here.
Night time is also popular, as with other popular restaurants, you can rarely go in without reservation on Friday nights. Although the average price paid for Isehiro and here are the same, you can have much more food and drinks here than Isehiro.

 

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Bancho Marunouchi
萬鳥 MARUNOUCHI (Bancho Marunouchi)


Restaurant: 萬鳥 MARUNOUCHI (Bancho Marunouchi)

Address: Shin Marunouchi Bld 5F, 1-5-1  Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Phone:  03-5224-8025

Open:  Mon-Sat 11:00~14:00(L.O), 17:00~22:00(L.O)Sun Hol 11:00~14:00(L.O), 17:00~21:00(L.O)

Close: --

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

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi Central Entrance On foot 2 minutes 

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

Seats: 32 seats

 

A restaurant that offers a whole new taste to Yakitori. The owner of French restaurant "La Chevre" opened this yakitori restaurant "Bancho" using the chicken from Bresse, Challan etc., which usually are used at French restaurants. Grilling these chicken in Yakitori style, the chef has also selected French wines, which match the taste of yakitori. Also for the chicken from Japan, the restaurant purchases the wine from MAISON ALAIN PARET, which Alain Paret himself has made the wine only for the Japanese chicken which brings the perfect match with the taste and texture of the chicken.

 

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Kuruma Marunouchi ten
車 (Kuruma)


Restaurant: Kuruma Marunouchi ten Miyazaki Jidori Sumibiyaki (車 丸の内店)

Phone: 03-3216-0022
Address: 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Building TOKIA B1F
Nearest Station: 5 minute walk from JR Tokyo Station
Open Hour: [lunch] Mon-Fri 11:30 to 15:00 (L.O.14:30) Saturday and Sunday, Holiday 11:30 to 15:00 (L.O 14:45)
Close: N.A
[Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen
Credit Card: Possible (VISA, MASTER, JCB)
Seats: 72 Seats

 

If you are on a budget trip and do not have an idea where to eat around Tokyo Station for lunch, try Kuruma.  Kuruma, known for its excellent Oyakodon (a bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs), is perhaps one of the hottest local restaurants around this area. 
The Gokujo Oyakodon (980 Yen) has a perfect blend of the rich taste of the golden egg and the freshness of the meat as you can see on the picture.  Every bite is pleasure to remember.  The chickens are cooked just right, exactly the way we like them to be. It is so good that we are always caught in a situation to decide on whether we should do a second bowl. 
The atmosphere is lively and energetic. Among many tempting choices on the menu, the Gokujo Oyakodon is just exceptionally good.  We would go back again just for that.

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Tokyo Imaiya Honten
東京今井屋本店 (Tokyo Imaiya Honten)


Restaurant : Tokyo Imaiya Honten 今井屋本店 東京店

Phone: 050-5890-1513

Address: Marunouchi building 6F, 2-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance

Open Hour: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:00 to 14:30, Dinner Mon-Fri 16:00 to 23:30, Sat Sun Hol 11:00 to 23:30

Close: Year-end and New Year holidays

[Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen, [Dinner] 5,000- yen 5,999 yen

Credit Card: VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners

Seats: 56 seats

 

Picrumb would like to introduce Tokyo Imaiya Honten's Ultimate Oyakodon (1200 yen) today that can only be seen during lunch time.  Perhaps, it may sound just a little bit pricey for oyakodon, but you will realize the value being very appropriate when you have it once. What makes this oyakodon so great is its soft boiled eggs that shine on top of the white rice that blends perfectly with the tasty chicken with good chewy texture. The chickens are grilled just right but you will realize what is making them even better is its freshness that cannot be easily faked out. When you are in Imaiya Honten, make sure to order the Ultimate Oyakodon (半熟とろっとろの究極の親子丼). 

 

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繁乃井 (Shingenoi)
繁乃井 (Shingenoi)


Restaurant: Shigenoi Kurobe Yokocho ten

Phone :03-3287-0021

Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Station B1F, Kurobe Yokocho
Located in Tokyo Station
Open hours: 11:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O.21: 45)
Price: [lunch] ¥ 900 ~ ¥ 1,999
Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX)

 

Shigenoi is a wonderful place to take your friends out as we are quite confident about the Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl) they serve for lunch and that we know we will not let them down. 

We like the taste of the chicken that they grill over coals as they smell and taste better in that way. Once you have it, you will know why we take people out there so often. This is the set menu by the way which comes together with special chicken soup and some Japanese vegetable pickles. 

The only thing that is making it difficult for people to come here is the direction. Once you reach Tokyo station, just find a floor map and the area called Kurobe Yokocho or you can just follow our picture guide so that you do not have to get lost. 

 

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Donburiko (どんぶりこ)
Donburiko (どんぶりこ)


Restaurant: Donburiko(どんぶりこ)

TEL :03-5224-6051
Address: Tokyo station, 1F Kitchen Street, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: 1 minute from Tokyo Station 
Opening hours: 11:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O 22:00)
Price: [lunch] ¥ 1,000 ~ ¥ 1,999

 

Donburiko serves one of the best oyakodon (chicken egg rice bowl) around Kurobe Yokocho near Tokyo Station.  Some of the places that serve oyakodon have more savory smell of grilled chicken that arouses your appetite, whereas in Donburiko, you do not smell much of that (perhaps they do not grill chicken over coals) but has tasty meat macerated in the rich sauce that eventually makes you smile. The chicken soup in Donburiko is also magnificent (we wish we knew how to make that soup at home).  Donburiko is one of the most popular places in lunch time around Kurobe Yokocho near Tokyo Station so it might be crowded around 12PM, but definitely worth visiting even when you had to wait for few minitues for the line. 

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Honke Abeya (本家あべや)
Honke Abeya (本家あべや)


Restaurant: Honke Abe

Phone: 03-6256-0822

Address: 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo KITTE B1F

Nearest Station: 285m from Tokyo Station

Open : [Mon - Sat] lunch from 10:00 to 14:00

Close: N.A

Price: [Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen

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

Seats: 58 seats

 

After having a lot of oyakodons in the past (and now being quite picky about it especially with how they grill chickens), we can proudly say the oyakodon which is using the Hinai brand in Honke Abe has exceeded our expectation. The mildly cooked fresh eggs that almost melt in your mouth and the exceptional chicken meat on top of the tasty dashi rice not only looks beautiful but also tastes superb.  It is a very popular menu and you may find many people queuing in front of the restaurant especially around 12pm.  The restaurant is in the severe competition around Tokyo Station on a higher standard, but that is exactly why it is worth coming.

 

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Mansaku (万作)
Mansaku (万作)


Restaurant: Miyazaki Ryouri Mansaku (宮崎地鶏 万作)

Phone: 050-5868-2708
Address: 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo KITTE 5F
Nearest Station: Tokyo Station 1-minute walk.
Open Hour: [Mon- Sat from 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 23:00 
[Sundays and holidays] from 11:00 to 22:00]
Price: [Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen
Credit Card: VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners
Seats: 54 seats

 

A famous Miyazaki raised chicken in Mansaku is our "must go" place in Tokyo Station for a reasonable and fine local food.  Oyakodon (1,300 Yen) here uses the charcoal fire which covers the room with fine savory smell to grill the chicken meat very tender.  It is simple, honest and delicious. Not to mention that the price is a bargain for such high quality of food.

 

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Tempura Fukamachi (てんぷら深町)
Tempura Fukamachi (てんぷら深町)

Restaurant : Tempura Fukamachi (てんぷら深町) 

Phone : 03-5250-8777

Address : 2-5-2, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku Tokyo, Sub Jude Glin Kyobashi Shinohara Building 1F

Nearest Station : JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Central Entrance On foot 9 minutes

Open Hour : [Tue - Fri] from 11:30 to 13:30 (L.O)

Close : Monday, 1st and 3rd week of Sunday

Price : [Lunch] 2,500 yen - 8,500 yen, [Dinner] 15,000 yen - 19,999 yen

Credit Card : N.A

Seats : 16 Seats (Counter table 12 seats, 2 tables 4 seats)


Tempura Fukamachi is one of those hidden places far and away from the major streets that you would never stumble upon unless somebody recommends it to you and gives you a guide specifically to look out for it. 

When we first entered this place knowing that this is a starred restaurant by Michelin, we were quite surprized to find how small the room was with only 12 seats at the counter table and 2 separate tables at the back.  Though, we took it very positively as many tempura restaurants in Japan with no good taste sometimes tend to make the rooms bigger and make the customers sit very close to each other (trying to pack the room to pursue profit as much as they can).   However, we think making rooms bigger is not only practically manageable for taking good care of the customers but also the quality of the deep fried may also be ruined.  What customers really want from the tempura restaurant is the exceptional crispy deep fried (which needs a lot of trainings and techniques for making it) with perfect timing to bring each piece of the tempuras on their dishes by matching the speed of the customers finishing them one by one.  Hence, the size of the room and the number of seats (or number of people) looked down from the kitchen must be moderately small enough to be manageable to deliver the best tempuras in best timing.  As far as we know, Fukamachi has all of them. 


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Tsujihan (つじ半)
Tsujihan (つじ半)

Restaurant: Tsujihan (つじ半)

Phone: 03-6262-0823

Address: 3-1-15, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Hisae Building 1F

Nearest Station: JR Tokyo Station

Open Hour: 11:00-14:40, 17:00-21:00

Close: N.A

[Lunch] 0-1,000 yen, [Dinner] 0-1,000 yen [Lunch]

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 12 seats

 

Tsujihan is a kind of place where you would hardly find tourists from abroad, even though the restaurant with only 12 counter seats that serves amazing Zeitaku Don (Luxurious Rice Bowl) is one of the most popular places around Tokyo Station for the locals who are very picky about having good fresh sashimi rice bowls. The restaurant is difficult to find on the streets and everything in the restaurant is written only in Japanese, but that is just how local oriented it is.

Once you go inside, you may order Zeitaku Don "Ume" (990 Yen) as it is the standard and the most popular menu for the locals, although they have "Ta-ke", 1,450 Yen, "Matsu" 1,980 Yen, and "Tokujo" 2,980 Yen respectively other than the "Ume" on the menu list (for the people who want the even higher quality).

 

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Kiji (きじ)
Kiji (きじ)

Restaurant : Okonomiyaki Kiji Marunouchi (お好み焼き きじ 丸の内店)

Phone : 03-3216-3123

Address : 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Building TOKIA B1F

Nearest Station : Tokyo Station

Open Hour : 11:00 to 15:30 (15:00L.O) , 17:00 to 23:00 (22:00L.O)

Close : No fixed holiday

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

Credit Card : (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

Seats : 40 seats

 

If you are a big fan of Okonomiyaki, one of the most popular dishes from Osaka, Kiji may be able to deliver you the real taste of Osaka while you are in Tokyo.

The most recommended menu in Kiji is Suji Yaki (980 Yen), a full of fresh healthy shredded leeks on top well mixed with the crispy pork meat and noodles with a good deal of crunchy bean sprout.  You can watch them baking its raw Okonomiyaki on the iron plate until the surface changes its color to gold which is the perfect timing to cut it in half and start eating.  Perhaps, you may be able to taste both the spicy and the mild rich sauce pleasantly pasted below the mountain of leeks.

The Okonomiyaki in Kiji was exceptional without a doubt which even made us feel as if we were in Osaka.  We would go back again just for their Suji Yaki.

 

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