Okay so I will start by saying: I am not a food blogger. However, I’m a hugeeeeeee fan of food. Tokyo is an amazing city to eat and explore in!
My good friend Grace traveled to Japan after I did and brought back many, many recommendations, which this post would not have been possible without. My stomach has been rumbling uploading all of these photos so let’s begin!
1. Nagi Ramen
Best Anchovy Ramen in class, they say. There are tons of different locations, most opened 24 hours! Just search the website for more specific locations here.
2. Ippudo Ramen
This is another chain of ramen restaurants, but I went to the location in Roppingi and I can say this place is popular for a reason. This ramen is tonkotsu-based (pork) soup and I haven’t tasted anything before I had it and I haven’t tasted anything like it after I had it. AKA my life is changed. English menu with limited options available so I was a huge fan. Point at picture, receive food, devour=happy, happy tummy. Very inexpensive as well. There is a website with addresses here.
3. Cafe Pancake and Gram in Harajuku
Fluffy pancakes…need I say more? Note that they serve pancakes three times a day and they only make 20 servings at the times: 11am, 3pm, and 6pm so get there early by way of Harajuku or Shinjuku station. The address is “Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−9−30.”
4. Gyukatsu Motomura in Shibuya
“L I T E R A L L Y melts in your mouth,” -Grace. The address is, “Japan, 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya, ３丁目１８−１０ 大野ビル2号館”
**featuring our beautiful friend Sarah**
5. Tsukji Market at 6am
Sushi/”Best post-going out meal in the history of drinking” Or you could also have a very early breakfast..? The address is, “5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan.” The market is just above Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Oedo Subway Line. Alternatively, it can be reached in a five minute walk from Tsukiji Station on the Hibiya Subway Line. The closest JR station is Shimbashi, from where you can walk to the market in about 15 minutes.
6. Piss Alley aka Memory Lane in Shinjuku
-Yakitori, which is essentially a fancier Japanese kebab. It’s famous in Piss Alley. You’ll love it. The address is, “1 Chome-2-8 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan,” and it’s outside Shinjuku station.
SO, moral of the story here:
Eat loads of yummy food in Japan. There is something for everyone! Hope you enjoyed the post & happy traveling! Xoxo