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Akasaka Restaurants & Dining

Where to Eat in Akasaka - Tokyo

Once a celebrated entertainment district, Akasaka restaurants have remained diverse presenting a wide variety of international cuisines from Russian to Indonesian to Mexican venues plus a plethora of exquisite Japanese restaurants. 

Being in the political centre of the city, many Akasaka restaurants cater to a very high-end clientele of corporate executives and politicians. There are however excellent dining experiences available for all budgets. Many of the priciest restaurants have bargain lunch sets available for a fraction of their dinner prices.

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Abe

Awarded one star by the Tokyo Michelin Guide 2009, Abe is an excellent traditional Japanese restaurant with a large communal table as well as four private dining rooms. The restaurant specializes in cuisine from the Yamagata region. Lunch sets are very affordable offering a meat or fish dish plus all the extras; miso soup, pickles, salad and other tasty morsels. Dinner is slightly more pricey with the chef’s tasting menu featuring an array of interesting seasonal dishes. A modest wine and sake menu accompanies the excellent food. 

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Subway: Roppongi itchome station, Namboku line
  • Address: 2-22-11 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3568-2350
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: affordable/pricey
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Zipangu

With a distinctly western approach to traditional Japanese cuisine, Zipangu poses an interesting dining experience. Owned by Nadaman, one of the country’s most respected restaurants, the philosophy at Zipangu is to create comtemporary Japanese dishes that go well with wine. 

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 17:00 - 03:00, Sun 17:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Akasaka Excel Hotel 14F, 2-14-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Subway: Nagatacho station, Namboku, Hanzomon and Yurakucho lines
  • Tel: 03-3580-3661
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: luxury
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Yasubee

Available in three sizes 220g, 330g and 440g, the tsukemenya noodles served at Yasubee are handmade and delicious, swimming in ‘dashi’ fish soup. You will need to purchase a ticket at the vending machine when you enter then staff will seat you and take your order. Long lines at lunchtime signal a popular venue and efficient service sees the line moving quickly.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 02:00
  • Subway: Akasaka station, Chiyoda line
  • Address: Orion Bldg.1F, 6-3-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3505-4211
  • Cuisine: Ramen
  • Price Range: budget
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Ninja Akasaka

As the name implies this restaurant is themed around the height of the ninja tradition. Interiors are decorated accordingly with a maze-like layout that adds to the dramatic appeal of this restaurant. The menu features contemporary Japanese food which is tasty and well prepared. With all the cloak and dagger drama of the ninja period Ninja Akasaka is an ideal place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries or for entertaining business guests, however reservations are a must.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 17:00 - 02:00; Sun 17:00 - 23:00
  • Subway: Akasaka-mitsuke station, Ginza and Marunouchi lines
  • Address: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza Bldg. 1F, 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-5157-3936
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Japanese
  • Price Range: luxury
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Rokuhara

Tender breaded seafood, meats and vegetables, deep fried on skewers are the specialty of this busy Akasaka restaurant. The bargain lunch sets present eight pieces of kushiage along with rice, miso soup, salad, pickles and garnishes. There are no lunch menus, just sit down and enjoy whatever the chef is cooking. For dinner the kushiage will just keep coming until you signal the chef that you’ve had enough.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 04:30
  • Subway: Akasaka-mitsuke station, Ginza and Marunouchi lines
  • Address: Akasaka Fugetsudo Bldg.B1F, 4-2-2Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3584-0698
  • Cuisine: Kushiage
  • Price Range: budget
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Kakashika

Pull up a counter seat and watch the chefs in action filleting the deadly blowfish into safe edible slices of delight. This fugu restaurant also offers a number of seafood set meals to appeal to the lunch time crowd. At night, dare yourself to dine on blowfish and try the sake-infused flippers - a delicacy in Japan.

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 17:00 - 24:00
  • Subway: Akasaka-mitsuke station, Ginza and Marunouchi lines
  • Address: B1F Sengiya Building, 3-20-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3584-0058
  • Cuisine: Fugu
  • Price Range: affordable/pricey
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Ogura

This famous Tokyo restaurant boasts over 30 varieties of oden; a sumptuous winter dish consisting of several ingredients including fish cakes, crab sticks, konnyaku and daikon radish stewed in a light soy sauce broth. At Ogura the broth is not soy-based, rather a crisp clear alternative to regular oden. The menu offers a number of seasonal vegetable dishes and seafood creations.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00; Sat-Sun 11:30 - 21:30
  • Subway: Akasaka station, Chiyoda line
  • Address: Akaska Biztower 2F (Akasaka Sacas), 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3568-3383
  • Cuisine: Oden
  • Price Range: Akasaka station, Chiyoda line
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Botejyu San

Eating okonomiyaki is always a fun dining experience and at Botejyu San it’s an exhilarating one. Established in 1946 this popular restaurant was the first to use mayonnaise on its okonomiyaki and the innovation continues to set it apart. Deft-handed chefs will expertly make your meal for you in addition to wowing you with their showy teppan-yaki skills.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Subway: Akasaka-mitsuke station, Ginza and Marunouchi lines
  • Address: 3-10-1-2F Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-3505-2930
  • Cuisine: Okonomiyaki
  • Price Range: affordable
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Yoinokuchi

For a taste of traditional Japan, Yoinokuchi is situated in a beautiful Showa period building that features a graceful Japanese garden. The restaurant specializes in chicken hot-pot soup ‘tori-nabe’ a warm tasty dish with accents of home cooking. Lunch set specials are very affordable and dinner is slightly more pricey but very romantic by night lighting.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00; Sat 18:00 - 23:00
  • Subway: Akasaka-mitsuke station, Ginza and Marunouchi lines
  • Address: 4-3-29 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-5575-7433
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: affordable/pricey
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Inaseya AnAn

In traditional izakaya style, all seating at Anan is hori-gatsu, that’s the shoes off, sunken floor kind. The menu is heavy with chicken and tofu creations but there is also a good variety of traditional izakaya favourites. A good variety of cocktails and wines are offered in addition to regional sake and shochu beverages.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 17:00 - 24:30; Fri 17:00 - 02:00; Sat-Sun 16:00 - 23:00
  • Subway: Akasaka station, Chiyoda line
  • Address: B1F, HK Akasaka Building, 5-1-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-5571-5880
  • Cuisine: Izakaya
  • Price Range: affordable/pricey
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