Pinch of yum in Tokyo

Tokyo offers one of the best dining scenario on the planet. Both local and regional Japanese cuisine consists of top restaurants which has accrued Michelin stars more than both New York and Paris .So finding good food can be quite easy task and it comes under every price ranges from cheap to expensive high-class restaurants within your budget. Japanese chefs are recognized for their excellent foreign cooking skills. So putting forward varieties of cuisine popular foods such as Indian, Chinese, Italian, French can be discovered anywhere around the city.

Though it is easy to find out the best restaurants in Tokyo , here I am picking out Tokyo’s diverse and outstanding restaurant where you are surely going to experience the tradition with lot more fun.


( Japanese, Asian )

Tucked behind Bishamon Temple down a small street of Kagurazaka, turn from the narrow laneway to find a dark wooden passage. The stone path has been purified with water for your arrival, according to Shinto traditions. Beyond the tradition chef Hideki Ishikawa’s warm and welcoming smile will make you feel like a home while he stands behind the counter preparing your food with perfection. Refreshing and cooling dishes makes out a perfect way for delicious warm dishes in winter merging the best seasonal ingredients into it . Seared in crisp tempura , grilled or simmered every dishes can make you realize chef’s incredible skills.

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What to eat ?

  • Steamed Rice
  • Hot Pot
  • Kohaku noodles with truffle sauce
  • Grilled fish
  • Boiled Crab
  • Soups and Curries
  • Drinks

Location :

5-37 Kagurazaka 1F Takamura Bldg., Shinjuku 162-0825 Tokyo Prefecture

What is the average price of the food for two people at Ishikawa?

50,000 yen

How to contact Ishikawa ?

Phone : +81352250173
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Ginza Kojyu

( Japanese, Asian, Kaiseki )

One of the best place in Tokyo where you can experience kaiseki dining. The home feeling of the cozy interior with the dedication  put in every dishes they prepare. Owned and operated by chef Toru Okuda seasonal menu offering traditional Japanese cuisine, including few experimental dishes.

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What to eat ?

  • Kaiseki dishes
  • Fried Abalone
  • Soup
  • Alcohol
  • Noodles

Location :

Ginza Kojyu, Carioca Bldg. 4fl., 5 Chome-4-8 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,

What is the average price of the food for two people at Ginza Kojyu ?

22,000 yen

How to contact Ginza Kojyu ?

Phone : +81362159544
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French, Japanese

The  French term that literately means  which makes people gather together. L ‘ Effervescence restaurant is hermitage in the city. Chef Namae is responsible for the excellent dishes here which exude a touch of playfulness  such as its upscale take on the McDonald’s takeaway apple pie made with wild boar or sage and matutake mushrooms, served in a red takeaway box. Including caramelized apple and kuromoji ice cream served with muesli this restaurant is known for its desserts and also French wines.

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What to eat ?

  • Forest
  • Japan
  • Memory
  • Fixed Point
  • Ars longa, Vita brevis
  • Wines

Location :

2-26-4 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo,106-0031

What is the average price of the food for two people at L ‘Effervescence ?

28,000 yen

How to contact L ‘Effervescence ?

Phone : +81357669500
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( Japanese, Fusion )

The restaurant follows the “Innovative Satoyama Cuisine” that explains the rich food culture of Japanese satoyama expressing the dishes through NARISAWA filters offering beneficial and sustainable for the environment. Chef Narisawa’s culinary training in France, Italy and Switzerland reflects in his dishes made by using Japanese ingredients and through European cooking techniques. Varieties of dishes such as bread of the forest and moss butter and many other courses are well enjoyed by the guests.

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What to eat ?

  • Bread of the forest
  • Sea snake, Okinawa
  • Kobe Beef, Hyogo
  • Gion Festival
  • Duck
  • Matcha

Location :

2-6-15 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

What is the average price of the food for two people at Narisawa ?

35,000 yen

How to contact Narisawa ?

Phone : +81357850799
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( European, French )

Quintessence offers Chef’s selected menu that is served on the basis of fresh seasonal products available in the market day to day. Following a special aspect of the restaurant “cuission” or the art of fire used in their cooking method. Unique process of low temperature long-time roasting to extract the flavor of the top quality meat is maintained. Menus in this restaurant are ‘carte blanche’.

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What to eat ?

  • Goat’s milk bavarois with lily bulb, sea salt and olive oil
  • Crisp pan-fried amadai (tilefish)
  • Chestnut crème brûlée
  • Wine

Location :

141-0001 Shinagawa-Ku Kitashinagawa 6-7-29 Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama 1F, Tokyo

What is the average price of the food for two people at Quintessence ?

28,500 yen

How to contact Quintessence ?

Phone : +81362770090
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So try out the best local traditional cuisine which stands out beyond their culture and reach your expectation level. Hope you experience the best dining scenes in Tokyo boasting up the excitement of revisiting this restaurants again.