Shibuya is a popular area for shopping, dining and finding various forms of entertainment. It is also considered as the center for youth culture and fashion, because you’ll mostly find teenagers and young adults in their 20’s on various shops that litter the streets of Shibuya.
Of course, as an entertainment district, there are many specially themed shops, boutiques, and cafes which attract people of varying ages. For those who enjoy eating delicious foods, you can visit these highly recommended places to have lunch in Shibuya.
Just to let you know, they don’t serve rabbits at Usagi (“Usagi” means “rabbit” in Japanese). What you’re going to find here is delicious ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles) that would blow you away. There is a high chance that you are going to stand in line if you don’t come early. They have an English menu, so it makes things easier for you and they don’t use rabbit meat on their dishes!
Address: 8-13 Shinsencho, Shibuya-ku
2. Komagata Dozeu Shibuya
Komagata Dozeu has been around for a very long time. Most of the time, you will find yourself waiting in line which proves that this is a very popular shop and tourists visit this place to taste their famous Dozeu Nabe, loach hotpot. At first glance, you will find it unappetizing. However, after you take a bite, you will remember the phrase “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”. Many attest that they find it very delicious and easily became one of their favorite restaurant in the city.
Address: RengaBldg 4F, 1 Chome-5-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Kokuu is a ramen restaurant that only has 9 seats. A place to enjoy delicious and affordable ramen when you feel like it. Just like many restaurants in Shibuya, you need to get a ticket on the vending machine before getting your order. Their wanton ramen is their signature dish.
Address: 29-5 Sakuragaokacho Shibuya Tokyo
4. Ivorish Shibuya
Ivorish is a cafe that originated in Fukuoka and has found its place in the busy streets of Shibuya. What makes this restaurant so special is that they serve delicious French toast that is too hard to resist. Make no mistake; you might need to wait in line for half an hour before you get the chance to try their French toast. This cafe is very popular with the ladies and for people who love to eat something sweet and tasty!
Address: 3-3 Udagawacho Shibuya Tokyo
Website: http://ivorish.com/ (Japanese Only)
Are you craving for curry? Look no further and head straight towards Murugi! While their menu consists of only three types of curry, each and every one of them is superb. Their signature dish Tamago-iri curry is quite unique. It is curry with rice shaped mountain (inspired by Mt. Everest) surrounded by a thick curry sauce and sliced hard boiled egg. A friendly advice, taste it before you judge it!
Address: 2-19-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Katsukichi is just a few minutes walk from Shibuya station, and their specialty is tonkatsu. This restaurant is quite easy to miss since it is located on the basement floor. Their signature dish tonkatsu is well cooked and simply delicious. Crunchy on the outside while soft and juicy on the inside.
Address: B1F, 3-9-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Fukudaya is all about soba noodles. While there are many restaurants that serve soba, only a handful will make you say “Oishii” and Fukudaya is one of them. The interior of the restaurant is quite spacious and bright, which is perfect for those who are not comfortable eating on cramp places.
Address: 2nd floor of Fukuda building, 2-25-15 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
8. Tokyo Tonteki
Tokyo Tonteki serves delicious and mouth watering pork steak with shredded cabbage. It also comes with rice and miso soup, so you are going to have a filling meal. The restaurant is a bit small so be prepared to wait in line, whenever you visit it for lunch or dinner.
Address: 2F, 2-22-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Website: http://tokyotonteki.jp/ (Japanese Only)
9. Hashidaya Honten
Hashidaya Honten only has a handful of dishes on their menu for lunch and among them, their Oyakodon is the best. Oyakodon is a dish that is made up of rice, chicken, egg and vegetables. It is one of the most common Japanese dishes, and Hashidaya Honten has the tastiest Oyakodon in Shibuya.
Address: 3-15-4, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Website: http://www.hashidaya.com/shibuya/index.html (Japanaese Only)
Rakeru is a restaurant that specializes in omurice. Omurice is a classic Japanese dish that is made up of omelet, filled with fried rice and topped with ketchup. You’ll find a wide variety of omurice at Rakeru, such as ones with cheese or mochi, and you might have a hard time deciding which ones to eat. Regardless of your choice, you’re bound to enjoy it!
Address: 1-12-9 Shibuya Shibuya Tokyo
Website: http://www.rakeru.jp/ (Japanese Only)
All information in this article is as of March 2017
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