Some of the restaurants and coffee shops in Akihabara close quite soon, but you still have chances to enjoy and experience Japan’s taste in these locations below, best ten places for dinner and afterward entertainment in Akihabara:

1. Dinner with maids  @home cafe

@home cafe (or At Home Cafe) is one of the most popular maid cafes in Akihabara, and it’s all about ‘moe’ or ‘cute’ style! You will be welcomed to @home exactly like a real master as well as to receive a License for your first time coming to the cafe called ‘Majesty Card’, then farewelled with the line, “When will you be back home?” That experience is so worth trying!

The name is “maid cafe” but they do have food suitable for dinners such as curry rice and omu-rice.

The cutest curry dish shaped like a bear

The cutest curry dish shaped like a bear. From Instagram

Besides the foods and drinks are very at an affordable price, also don’t forget the bonus of any maid cafe: 

– A game with a maid for 500 yen (simple/ kids games).

– An instant photo taken with a maid for 500 yen.

– A purikura (small photo sticker) taken with a maid for 1000 yen.

Address:
4F, 5F, 6F, 7F, Mitsuwa Building, Soto-Kanda 1-11-4, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo or Akihabara Don Quijote (4-3-3 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Access:
4-5 mins walk from Akihabara Station

Hours:
Weekdays 11:30-22:00, Weekends and National Holidays 10:30-22:00
Price range:
1,500yen~

Website:
http://www.cafe-athome.com/en/
(where you can find more information on access and operation hours about all the branches)

2. Cosplay and Karaoke together at Adores

Adores is the big arcade in red that stands out on Akihabara’s main street. The third floor to the tenth floor are used for karaoke, so you can enjoy both games and karaoke in the same place, or even change your clothes into your favorite costumes and enjoy singing because they have “costume cosplay rental services”. Since Japan is known for its karaoke as the most popular form of entertainment, you should visit the place after dinner to have some fun time with your company! Adores also offers dinner with dishes such as pasta, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, curry, french fries and burgers.

Some dinner dish and dessert dish at Adores

Some dinner dish and dessert dish at Adores. From Instagram

Address:
1-13-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo-to (except 1st/2nd floors)

Access:
1min walk to JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
10:00-24:00

Tel:
03-5298-1331

Website:
http://www.adores.jp/tenpo/akihabara.html (Japanese Only) 

3. Train nerd night with cosplayed waitress at Little TGV

Here’re an eatery and bar for train nerds. Besides carriage seats and other rail items, there is model of trains, too. Little TGV is a cross between a maid café and a kind of railway themed izakaya (Japanese-style pub). In addition to exhibits such as a model railway and a television showing railway videos, you’ll also find hard-working female staff dressed in railway cosplay uniforms. Their food and drinks are related to the theme of trains, and they look so cute. Such as “Shinkansen Onigiri” (Onigiri with the shape of Shinkansen).

Seats look like just like those in the trains

Seats look like just like those in the trains. From Twitter

Little TGV’s decorated egg, tamagoyaki

Little TGV’s decorated egg, tamagoyaki. From Instagram

Access:
5mins walk from Akihabara Station or Suehirocho Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)

Address:
4F, Isamiya Dai 3 Bldg, 3-10-5 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 

Hours:
Weekdays 18:00-23:00. Weekends and holidays 12:00 to 23:00

Price range:
2,000yen~

Websites:
http://littletgv.com/ 

4. Play games and have dinner with maids at Sengoku Izakaya Mononopu

Mononopu is the special maid cafe where you can meet the fusion between modern and tradition, with the maids all wear blue dress or purple dress, with pink shoulder pads and white aprons in front. Although you cannot take pictures with the maids yourself, you can still take the picture of the food, of course, the food is said to be quite good. It costs 500yen to have a small polaroid photo with a maid, and if you ask one of them to come adding flavor (like cream or toppings, etc.) they will do the decoration and chant something every cute at the same time!

The costume of Mononopu is very cute

The costume of Mononopu is very cute. From Instagram

Maids decorates omu-rice in front of you

Maids decorates omu-rice in front of you. From Instagram

Address:
4-6-2 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
1min walk from Suehirocho Station

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday 14:00-22:00 (last order 21: 30). Wednesday-Friday
14:00-23:00 (last order 22: 30). Saturday 12:00-23:00 (last order 22: 30). Sunday and holidays 12:00-22:00 (last order 21: 30)

Price range:
Lunch 2,000yen ~ . Dinner 3,000yen ~

Website:
http://mononopu.com/index.html (Japanese Only)

5. Classic yakitori for dinner at Ichijiku

This is actually an Izakaya, but you can still have your delicious yakitori. Must be noted that Seseri is Ichijiku’s most liked dish, which is the most delicious part of chicken’s neck. Enjoy some grilled yakitori, especially grilled Seseri and some glasses of sake like the locals.

Inside of Ichijiku is packed with locals

Inside of Ichijiku is packed with locals. From Instagram

Address:
17 Kanda Matsunagacho Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Monday-Friday: Lunch 11:30-13:30. Dinner 17:00-22:30. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Price range:
Lunch 1,000yen ~ . Dinner 3,000yen ~

Tel:
03-5256-5522

6. Visit a standing bar; Tachinomi Kushigin

You can call Tachinomi Kushigen an Izakaya, or just a standing bar which serves cheap and delicious yakitori. It’s one of the most popular night out place in Akihabara, thanks to its location convenience and good food at very low prices. Always packed with people and very lively, recommendation here is the liver yakitori.

You can watch them grilling yakitori so close!

You can watch them grilling yakitori so close! From Instagram

Address:
1-8-4 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 15:00-24:00. Friday 15:00-1:00 the next day. Saturday 15:00-23:00. Closed on Sunday

Price range:
1,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3526-0909

7. Enjoy sushi at Sushiya Ginzo

The outside of Sushiya Ginzo brings a very notable feeling, just like you are about to go into a high-class sushi restaurant. Both inside and outside of the shop are decorated in wood tones, which brings a cozy atmosphere. They have smoking and non-smoking seats, so this is the perfect place for family eating out with children. For dinner, there’s also fix priced menu; all sushi is 130yen, and all maki is 260yen, which is easy to order for everyone.

Delicious sushi platter at Ginzo!

Delicious sushi platter at Ginzo! From Twitter

Address:
1-8-6 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Weekdays 11:30-23:30
last order 23:00). Weekends and holidays 11:30-22:30 (last order 22:00)

Price range:
2,000yen ~

Tel:
050-5868-2338

8. Authentic Izakaya dinner at Yamato

The place is quite spacious so you can have a great gathering with your company. The shop offers fresh fish dishes and skewers grilled carefully over on an iron dish over the charcoal, as well as seasonal fresh seafood dishes, various tempura made with seasonal ingredients for affordable prices! As Yamato is an authentic Izakaya, then have all the classic Izakaya menus. A perfect place to experience atmosphere of Izakaya! Also, since this is an Izakaya style restaurant, the beer here is super cheap.

Dishes from Yamato

Dishes from Yamato. From Instagram

Address:
1-6-1 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Monday-Friday: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (last order 13:30). Dinner 17:00-23:30 (last order 23:00). Saturday: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (last order 13:30) Dinner 16:00-23:30 (last order 23:00). Sunday and holidays: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (last order 13:30) Dinner 16:00-23:00 (last order 22:30)

Price range:
Lunch 1,000yen ~ . Dinner 2,000yen ~

Tel:
050-5868-0388

9. Enjoy unique chicken sukiyaki at Botan

Beef sukiyaki is usual but have you ever tasted chicken sukiyaki? Botan’s charm is shown not only through classic wooden interior but also its food, which is chicken sukiyaki. You will be well taken care of by a waitress wears kimonos, who bring charcoal to the grill to set a small iron dish on top of your table, then begin cooking for you if you want to: chicken, onion, tofu and vegetables, all simmering in the rich, sweet house sauce.

Classic chicken sukiyaki, same taste for over 100 years!

Classic chicken sukiyaki, same taste for over 100 years! From Instagram

Address:
1-15 Kanda Sudacho Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
5mins walk from Shin-Ochamizu Station

Hours:
Mondays-Saturdays 11:30-21:00 (last order 20:00). Closed on Sundays, holidays; in August, there is 2 weeks closed scheduled

Price range:
Lunch 6,000yen ~. Dinner 8,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3251-0577

10. Drink like locals at Akatsuka

Akatsuka has the traditional look of an izakaya, and so does the inside, but I’m sure you will have cozy fun time gathering! The most popular dishes here are sashimi, grilled meats and fish, especially the tori motsu nikomi (chicken giblet stew). It’s served hot, with the richness in the flavor of miso-based broth with tofu, and some toppings of onion and scallions. As the restaurant is small, customers sit so close to each other that everyone naturally starts chatting each other.

Akatsuka, a cozy little place.

Akatsuka, a cozy little place. From Instagram

Address:
1-10-2 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo

Access:
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Lunch 11:30-13:30. Dinner 17:00-22:30. Closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Price range:
Lunch 1,000yen ~ . Dinner 3,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3251-2585

Thumbnail image is from Flickr