Harajuku is an area renowned for fashion since the 1970's, having many of the designers and creators opening their office in this area. The eccentric fashion by the young people had started in the late 1970's, after the start of vehicle free street from Harajuku station to Yoyogi park.

Ever since the Harajuku area is the place where you can be yourself, show yourself off, and wear what you want to wear.

The restaurants in this area are mostly aimed at the young generations, and you will find most popular food by the young people in Japan. But they are mostly cafe rather than restaurants, and sweets rather than lunch or dinner. But still, you can find some really competitive ramen, curry, and gyoza restaurants in this area.

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Kyushu Jangara - Best Ramen Restaurant in Harajuku image
九州じゃんがら (Kyushu Janagara)

Restaurant: 九州じゃんがら (Kyushu Jangara)
Address: 1-13-21Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone:  03-3404-5572

Nearest Station: JR Harajuku station 2min from Omotesando Exit
Metro Jingumae station (C03, F15) 2min

Open Hour:  Mon-Fri 10:45~02:00
Sat/Sun/Holiday 10:00~02:00

Close: --

Price: -999Yen

Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 52 seats

Located near Harajuku station, the restaurant is not only popular because of it's location, but because of its taste of the Tonkotsu (pork based) soup.

The tonkotsu originated in Kyushu area, and having the name Kyushu Jangara, the restaurant has taken in different types of soup from different areas of Kyushu. Find your favorite taste!

AFURI - Best Ramen Restaurant in Harajuku image
阿夫利 (AFURI)

Restaurant: 阿夫利 (Afuri)
Address: Grande Foresta 1F, 3-63-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3796-8788

Nearest Station: JR Harajuku station 3min from Takeshita Exit

Price: -999Yen

Open Hour: Mon-Sun 10:30-03:00

Close: --
Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 16 counter seats

This Ramen restaurant offers Assari (light, non-fatty) ramen, and it is growing it's popularity rapidly. The main stream of ramen has long been Kotteri and Tonkotsu (heavy, stodgy and pork based), but this restaurant has taken the Assari ramen to a higher level.

Try out the new stream of ramen!

Kohmen - Best Ramen Restaurant in Harajuku image
光麺 (Kohmen)

Restaurant: 光麺 (Kohmen)

Address: 6-2-8 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-3568-6344

Near by Stations:
 -Metro Jingumae station (C03, F15)  2min
 -JR Harajuku station  7min from Omotesando Exit

Open Hour: Sun-Thu 10:00~03:00
 Fri-Sat 10:00~05:00
 Holiday 10:00~04:00
 Day before holiday 10:00~05:00

Close: --

Price: -999Yen

Credit card: N/A

Seats: 35 seats (15 counter seats)

The starter of new style Ramen restaurant. The sign, seating, desert menus, etc. has attract women who were hesitant in going to Ramen restaurants alone, and the market of Ramen has changed drastically after the appearance of Kohmen. But don't be mistaken, the taste of ramen at Kohmen has never stopped attracting men either.

Minoringo Harajuku Curry Restaurant image
みのりんご (Minoringo)

Restaurant: みのりんご (Minoringo)

Address: 1-22-7 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6447-2414
Nearest Station: JR Harajuku station 2min from Takeshita Exit

Open Hour: Tue-Fri (except holiday)
  11:30~15:00, 19:00~
  Sat/Sun/Holiday 11:00~19:00
Close:  Mon (Tue when Mon is holiday)

Price: 1000-1999Yen
Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 20 seats (8 counter seats, 2 tables)


Ramen and Curry did not originate in Japan, but it has become a national food, and also became a different food from the original.

Minoringo is a curry shop that have taken a step further to create their own style of curry.

The specialty is Keema (minced meat curry), coming with semi-boiled egg. Add the cheese topping for 150Yen and you will see a whole different style of curry!


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Curry up Harajuku Curry Restaurant image
Curry up

Restaurant: Curry Up

Address: 2-35-9 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5775-5446
Nearest Station: JR Harajuku station 10min from Takeshita Exit
  Metro Kitasando station 8min

Open Hour: Mon-Sat 11:30~21:00(L.O.20:30)

  Sun/Hol 11:30~20:00(L.O.19:30)

Close: --
Price: 1000-1999Yen
Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 19 seats (5 counter seats, 7 tables)

This shop is produced by Nigo, the founder of A Bathing Ape.

After the closure of famous curry shop "GHEE", Nigo who has formerly worked at the shop has hired another former worker of GHEE, learned the recipe from GHEE's chef, and started the curry shop of the same taste as "Curry up". Co-produced by his artist and designer friends, the shop has a fashionable ambience.


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SHANTi Harajuku Curry Restaurant image
Restaurant: SHANTi
Address: Honorary Harajuku Building 2F
 3-26-11 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5772-6424
Nearest Station: JR Harajuku Station
  Metro Meiji-Jingumae Station
Open Hour: 11:30-01:00 (LO 24:00)
Close: --
Price: 1000-1999Yen
Credit Card: AMEX
Seats: 50 seats
Menu: Soup curry

This curry shop is famous for the ridiculously spicy soup curry. Most of the people who comes to Harajuku has tried this shop at least once!

The spiciest level, 40 "boga" curry is just inedible. Your tongue will start hurting the moment you put your mouth to the soup. Apparently bad for your health, but we just can't resist to know the limit of our ability.


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La Fee Delice (ラ フェ デリース)
La Fee Delice (ラ フェ デリース)

Restaurant: La Fee Delice (ラ フェ デリース)

Phone: 03-5766-4084

Address: 5-11-1, Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: Meiji Jingumae station, Exit 4

Open Hour: From 11:30 to 23:00 (L.O.21:30)

Close: N.A

Price: [Dinner] 3,000- yen 3,999 yen [Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen

Credit Card: JCB, AMEX, VISA


La Fee Delice, known for its excellent crepe, is perhaps one of the hottest local restaurants around Harajuku.  When we first had their marron crepe, we were stunned how such a small restaurant in a hidden street could serve such high standard dish.  It was a big enough crepe that almost fell out of the plate but neatly prepared with the tasty whipped cream on top that blended perfectly with the marron paste.  It was simply phenomenal and every bite was pleasure to remember.  If you are looking for a place to have exceptional crepe in Harajuku, La Fee Delice is a place to go.  


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Cafe Crepe Strawberry House (カフェクレープ ストロベリーハウス)
Cafe Crepe Strawberry House (カフェクレープ ストロベリーハウス)

Restaurant: Cafe Crepe Strawberry House (カフェクレープ ストロベリーハウス)

Phone: 03-3497-0030

Address: 1-11-6, Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: Meiji Jingumae station, Exit 5

Open Hour: Weekdays from 10:30 to 22:00 Saturday and Sunday, Holiday from 10:00 to 22:00

Close: N.A

Price: [Dinner] - 999 yen [Lunch] - 999 yen

Credit Card: N.A


Café Crepe Strawberry House, founded in 1977, is a first store in Harajuku specializing in crepe and it has a strong preference for the ingredients they use. The exceptional outer layer of the crepe made of fresh egg and milk that has 41cm long will be delivered to you in the best shape while it is still holding heat. The freshly baked crepe in Harajuku that attracts many locals as well as many visitors from overseas is definitely something worth to try while strolling around Takeshita Street. Make sure to note down Banana Chocolate Fresh Cream (バナナチョコ生クリーム) at Café Crepe Strawberry House on your list before you head out to Harajuku! 


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Sweet Box (スイートボックス)
Sweet Box (スイートボックス)

Restaurant: Sweet Box (スイートボックス)

Phone: 03-3401-7655

Address: 1-17-5, Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: JR Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit

Open Hour: [weekdays] from 11:00 to 22:30

Close: Open 365 days

Price: [Dinner] - 999 yen [Lunch] - 999 yen

Credit Card: N.A


Seats: N.A


The secret of the deliciousness in Sweet Box come from its carefully selected ingredients and the passionate staffs that pursue making the crepes even better by putting lot of effort and diligence. To that extent, you would understand why there sometimes is a long line of people in front of the shop waiting to get their outstanding fresh crepes. It may sound just a little bit exaggerating, but once you taste it, it will definitely make you smile and happy.

You may also take the crepes inside NOA Café located right next to the shop so that you can take the seats while you are having them.  Enjoy! 


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Harajuku Gyozaro Harajuku Gyoza Restaurant image
原宿餃子樓 (Harajuku Gyozarou)

Restaurant: 原宿餃子樓 (Harajuku Gyozaro)
Address: 6-2-4 Jinguumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3406-4743

Near by Stations:
 -Metro Jingumae station (C03, F15)  2min
 -JR Harajuku station  7min from Omotesando Exit

Open Hour: 11:30-04:30

Close: --

Price: - 1,999 Yen

This restaurant has become so famous I probably don't have to explain. But for those who don't know, if you like gyoza (grilled dumplings), or if you haven't tried gyoza yet, this is a must go place. Located near Kiddy Land, the restaurant is always crowded with the gyoza lovers.

The restaurant specializes in gyoza, offers only a few variety of menus but in a very reasonable price. You will understand why people get addicted once you try it!


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Fukuyoshi Harajuku Tonkatsu Restaurant image
福よし (Fukuyoshi)

Restaurant: 福よし (Fukuyoshi)
Address: 4-28-24 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3470-5529
Nearest Station: JR Harajuku 6 min from Takeshita Exit
Open Hour: Mon-Fri
Lunch 11:30~14:00
Dinner 18:00~20:00
Close: Sat, Sun

Price: 1000-2999Yen

Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 12 counter seats, 5 tables

A Tonkatsu (deep fried breaded Pork) restaurant, operating over 50 years in Harajuku, known to be Eric Clapton's favorite restaurant in Japan. When he has tour in Japan, he always comes to this restaurant and orders Chiken-katsu (deep fried breaded Chicken).

Tonkatsu was nominated in top 10 Japanese food by the visitors to Japan, according to a survey carried out in 2010. Considering the number of people who would have tried Tonkatsu, it's ranking is quite high. Have a try!

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Tamawarai Harajuku Soba Restaurant image
玉笑 (Tamawarai)

Restaurant: 玉笑 (Tamawarai)
Address: 5-23-3 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5485-0025
Nearest Station:
  - JR Shibuya, Harajuku
  - Metro Meiji-jingumae
Open Hour:
[Lunch] Tue-Fri 11:30-15:30(L.O.15:00)
[Dinner] Tue-Fri 17:30-21:30(L.O.21:00)
  Sat 11:30-20:00(L.O.19:30)
  Sun/Hol 11:30-17:00(L.O.16:30)
Close: Monday (Tue if Mon is holiday)
Price: Lunch: 1000-1999Yen
          Dinner 2000-2999Yen
Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 14 seats

One of the best soba restaurant in Tokyo. The restaurant obtaining 1 star in the Michelin, is located in a quiet residential area between Shibuya and Omotesando.

The serving of the soba itself is low in volume, but the profound taste of the soup and the soba is guaranteed to satisfy you. Try the course from 5,000Yen or other side dishes.


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