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Akihabara Restaurants & Dining

Where to Eat in Akihabara - Tokyo

Akihabara is not really known for its dining as much as for its technological prowess however there are a number of good Japanese restaurants catering to all budgets to discover while shopping. Most of the Japanese eateries cater to the younger set with quick cheap meals or venues suitable for larger groups. There is also a handful of international restaurants serving Italian, French and Indian cuisine.

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Mansei Youshoku

This massive dining complex is actually 7 unique restaurants in one, spread across ten floors. Prices rise as you go up the floors with the 10th floor being the most expensive teppanyaki style steak. The 8th and 9th floors offer traditional Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. The 7th floor restaurant serves tonkatsu, steak and rice for lunch then shabu-shabu, sukiyaki and steak for the dinner serving. The 5th floor offers very affordable meals including some Korean specialties like kalubi, rosu, and bibinba. The 3rd and 4th floors serve western-influenced dishes such as meatloaf with gravy and skewered meats. The lower floors are home to a meat and fish market with a drinking hall in the middle. There is something for all bugets and tastes at Mansei.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30-15:00, 17:00-20:30; Sat-Sun 11:30-20:30
  • Subway: Akihabara
  • Address: 2-21-4F Kanda-Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3251-0291
  • Cuisine: Shabu-Shabu /Sukiyaki / Yakiniku / Teppanyaki
  • Price Range: Lunch: budget, Dinner: affordable - pricey
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Yukari

This is a branch of the popular okonomiyaki chain from Osaka. The okonomiyaki is mixed and fried for you by skilled waiters and they aren’t stingy with the all-important okonomiyaki sauce. The menu also presents are range of yakisoba dishes as well as tonpei – pork coated in okonomiyaki batter served with a tasty sauce and mayonnaise.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-22:30
  • Subway: Akihabara
  • Address: 3F,AkihabaraUDX, 4-14-1 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3526-3310
  • Cuisine: Okonomiyaki
  • Price Range: Lunch: budget, Dinner: affordable
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Yabu Soba

Situated in a picturesque hundred-year-old house Yabu Soba has been in the soba business since 1880. Yabu Soba offers ‘seiro’ soba meaning the noodle dough is prepared with a 10:1 ratio of buckwheat to wheat flour giving it a unique Edo-style flavour. Enjoy the noodles with shrimp tempura or simply dipped into the flavourful broth. A great place to soak up some history and enjoy some traditional Japanese fare.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:30-20:00
  • Subway: Ogawamachi station, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 2-10 Kanda-Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3251-0287
  • Cuisine: Soba
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Botan

Traditions are well observed at Botan, a small restaurant that specializes in chicken sukiyaki. Not only are the surroundings a throw-back to the old days but the wait staff all wear traditional kimonos to compound the time-honored concept. Iron pots on the tables are heated with charcoal so the chicken, tofu and seasonal vegetables can simmer away in the delicious broth right in front of you. Wonderful on a cold day.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30-20:00; closed Sunday
  • Subway: Ogawamachi station, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 1-15 Kanda-Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3251-0577
  • Cuisine: Sukiyaki
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Kyushu Jangara Ramen

This popular ramen shop has five franchises throughout the city, serving delicious Hakata ramen, that’s pork bone soup with extra-thin noodles. The soup varies according to preference with a simple ‘jangara’ broth, a rich ‘bonshan’ broth as well as a spicy version called ‘karabon’ and varieties in between. Noodle refills are free so be sure to keep some soup in your bowl. The ramen toppings are numerous with flavoured boiled eggs, stewed pork or pork tenderloin among popular favourites.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-23:30, Sat&Sun 09:30-23:30
  • Subway: Akihabara Station, Hibiya Line
  • Address: 3-11-6 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3251-4059
  • Cuisine: Ramen
  • Price Range: Budget
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En

Enjoy some unique dishes at En, an up scale Izakaya chain known for its stylish and creative décor. The menu has all the usual izakaya items plus some very unique things like the Kyoto salad topped with steamed pork or the cheese and sea bream spring rolls. The drinks menu includes a great range of beers, sake and shochu varieties. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:30
  • Subway: Akihabara Station, Hibiya Line
  • Address: 5F Atre Vie Akihabara Building, 1-9 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-5298-2796
  • Cuisine: Izakaya
  • Price Range: Lunch: budget, Dinner: affordable
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Tatsukichi

Pull up a stool at Tatsukichi and enjoy endless skewers of tasty meaty morsels. Try the Berkshire pork or the crunchy prawns for a taste sensation or else choose from the many beef, pork, chicken and vegetable options especially the large asparagus spears. Food will be given to you until you tell them you are full. A good list of beers and sake accompany the food.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 23:00
  • Subway: Akihabara Station, Hibiya Line
  • Address: 3F Akiba Ichi, 4-14-1, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3341-9322
  • Cuisine: Kushiage
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Kandagawa Honten

Visit Kandagawa Honten to sample delicious grilled eel dishes at reasonable prices. Wild eel is often also available during the summer months. The small restaurant’s décor is beautiful with a traditional Japanese concept and as such is popular among foreign visitors so it’s best to make reservatios ahead.

  • Opening Hours: Open 11:30-13:30, 17:00-19:30. Closed Sun, 3rd Sat
  • Subway: Akihabara Station, Hibiya Line
  • Address: 2-5-11, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-3251-5031
  • Cuisine: Unagi
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Nidaime Tsujita

The Nidaime Tsujita approach to ramen has people lined up for one of the 16 counter seats at all times of day. The key is in the soup which is made from a special blend of seafood and pork bones, black pepper and citrus to achieve a uniquely smoky pork gravy. Order some ‘bancha’ tea to accompany the ramen and enjoy this unique flavour experience.

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-15:30, 17:00-21:30; Sat-Sun 11:00-20:00
  • Subway: Awajicho Station, Marunouchi Line
  • Address: 1-4 Ogawacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-5256-3200
  • Cuisine: Ramen
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Sun Room

Located on the 8th floor of the Yodobashi Camera Mulch Media Akiba Building this restaurant has a clean, fresh appeal and good views of the Akihabara streets. The specialty at Sun Room is organic ingredients with a western influence interpretted in a very traditional Japanese manner, but the main attraction is rice so you won’t leave feeling hungry. Try the tororo, pureed potato over rice for something different or the rolled cabbage for something simpler.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00-23:00
  • Subway: Akihabara Station, Hibiya Line
  • Address: 8F,Yodobashi Camera Mulch Media Akiba Bldg ., 1-1 Kanda-Hanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tel: 03-5289-7720
  • Cuisine: Teishoku, Yoshoku
  • Price Range: Budget
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