Before we begin exploring the best restaurants in Tokyo, it is useful to garner some background facts on the location of our intended dining experience.
- Tokyo began life as a village known as Edo.
- A massive earthquake destroyed nearly half of Tokyo in 1923.
- The Allied bombing of Tokyo was just as destructive as that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Tokyo has the world’s busiest metro system.
- Japan is home to the oldest monarchy in the world.
- Tokyo is home to more people than any other metropolitan area.
If you would like to know more about these fascinating Tokyo facts you can visit history.com for all of the details.
Best Restaurants in Tokyo
Now we get to the bread and butter of the article. The food, or more precisly, the best restaurants in Tokyo for you to find the food.
Where to Eat in Tokyo
I am happy to say that this (44 of the Best and Cheapest Places to Eat in Tokyo) is my last post in my pre-vacation series for Tokyo. Happy because this means I’m done doing my research and I am so excited now to go, now that I super prepared on where the best place to stay in Tokyo is.
If it’s your first time, what are the most Instagram-able / best coffee shops in Tokyo in you are as obsessed as I am, and what are the best things to see and do in Tokyo. I see like I’m ready to explore and have a rough idea of what to do each day and where to eat each day.
I want to note that although some of these restaurants are cheap, they are not all cheap. My whole thing is I want affordable amazing food that falls reasonably within my budget and I really do think all these places below fall into that category. Also, I am totally the type of person that will buy a $7 dollar coffee to then eat a $10 dinner, it’s just how I like to spend my money.
Also, from what I remember, exact locations of restaurants were kind of hard to find sometimes so my tip there is to read Google reviews as a lot of them explain how to find it.
A Foodie Guide to Tokyo
Everything you need to know to dominate the Tokyo, Japan food scene. Your Tokyo food guide for the best restaurants for sushi, ramen, snacks and more!
Tokyo, Japan is foodie heaven. I was so lucky to have a few days there on either side of my epic trip to Okinawa. I basically ate like it was my job. At least four solid meals per day and some stops for snacks in between! I wanted to cram as much of Tokyo’s amazing food in as I possibly could.
Affordable Michelin Star Restaurants
Tokyo is one of the cities in the world that has a substantial amount of Michelin graded restaurants, making it an ideal destination for food hunts by epicureans.
Generally, Michelin restaurants are always thought to be pricey. Thus, today we are going to talk about top 10 of the most affordable Michelin restaurants in Tokyo that serve delicate cuisine at a reasonable price!
Finding a Tokyo restaurant when you first visit the city, can be a challenging business. How can you even begin to pick where to eat, out of the 100,000 Tokyo restaurants out there? If it sounds insane, that’s because it is.
The bad news is that you won’t really be able to sample thousands of restaurants during your stay, but the good news is that no matter where you go, it’s very difficult to get a bad meal in Tokyo.
In fact, Tokyo restaurants have the most Michelin stars in the world, and even the small standing ramen bars are known to offer incredibly good food. To be absolutely honest, a short trip around a major train station will reveal an array of restaurants and shops which sell ready-made food. The options are all very tasty.
Breakfast and Brunch in Tokyo
I am happy to say that this (44 of the Best and Cheapest Places to Eat in Tokyo) is my last post in my pre-vacation series for Tokyo. Happy because this means I’ve done my research and I am so excited now to go.
Yes, I know this entry has been seen before but, good blogs have a habit of rising to the surface and appearing frequntly.
Places to Eat in Tokyo
Japan is a dream destination for any foodie or traveler who wants to get out of their comfort zone. Tokyo is the hub of the country – being home to 37 million people and over 160,000 restaurants!
So how do you decide where to eat? Don’t worry – I teamed up with travel bloggers to bring you 20 amazing places to eat in Tokyo!
Tokyo Food Tour
When I first started planning my trip to Tokyo, I was overwhelmed with just how large the city is, it was hard to know where to start. The Greater Tokyo Area is home to over 38 million people (that’s more than the entire population of Canada!). With millions of people, that also means thousands (if not millions?) of restaurants and izakayas lining almost every street in Tokyo.
Trying new foods or finding the best spots to eat is one of my favorite parts of city travel. But with so many options, I thought I might need a bit of help to find the true hidden gems and know what to order besides ramen and sushi. I ended up booking a Japanese Street Food Tour through Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood with Arigato Food Tours. I not only got to enjoy the best Japanese street food I’ve ever had but also enjoyed learning so many interesting facts about Japanese food culture.