After a long day of wandering around Akihabara satisfied with your electrical and otaku stuff shopping, you’d want to have a stop and have something rescue your stomach! Below is the 10 restaurants in Akihabara that specialize in each major Japanese taste: soba, ramen, sushi, tonkatsu, tempura, and yakitori!
1. Kanda Matsuya (神田まつや)
Built in 1924, Matsuya welcomes the customers with wooden tables, giant white paper lanterns hanging outside. Kanda Matsuya is not just a soba restaurant. If you can pay a visit to the place, it’s best to enjoy your soba with some simple side dishes such as toasted seaweed; tempura; or a stick or two of yakitori. This authentic restaurant is a place for not only a soba but for a couple of drinks. Kanda Matsuya is located at a walkable distance from the famous Akihabara Electric town.
1-13 Kanda Sudacho Chiyoda Tokyo
2. Nemurian (眠庵)
Nemurian is said to be one of the best soba restaurants in Akihabara area, although it has just been running the restaurant for 5 years. You can find the perfect skills of chopping and making the soba like no other of the chef at Nemurian. Here you can try all kinds of soba, from the common, traditional ones to the very special smoked duck soba, Kamo Nanban Soba!
1-16-4 Kanda Sudacho Chiyoda Tokyo
http://www.nemurian.net/ (Japanese Only)
3. Ikina Isshou (粋な一生)
Ikina Isshou has the look at the entrance of any other old ramen shop, but its interior inside are very bright, clean and new. They serve both hot ramen in winter and cold ramen in the summer. Despite its popularity, the shop is quite small and there’s no English menu as well as English speaking staff, but don’t worry, images come with the menu!
1-27-2 Taito, Taito-ku Tokyo
4. Tsukemen Yasubee (つけ麺 やすべえ)
If you like ramen, why not try tsukemen, dipping noodles? It is a style of ramen especially popular to young generations. Yasubee's Tsukemen is provided with sweet spicy sauce and chewy thick noodles. The place is popular to locals and we often see many people waiting in line.
1 Chome-15-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
http://www.yasubee.com/ (Japanese Only)
Find more ramen shops in Akihabara: 10 Best ramen in Akihabara you shouldn't miss
5. Sushiya Ginzo (すし屋 銀蔵)
The outside of the restaurant 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 and bring a cozy atmosphere. They have smoking and non-smoking seats so this is the perfect place for family eating out with children. The special thing about the shop is they offer sushi set for lunch at a very reasonable price. For dinner, there is also fix priced menu; all sushi is 130yen, and all maki is 260yen.
1-8-6 Kandasakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
http://www.danke-bros.co.jp/store/ginzo/index.html (Japanese Only)
6. Kintarou Sushi (金多楼寿司)
Popular and high-class sushi shop of Akihabara which still remains Edo culture, which you can see in the sushi making style as well as the interiors and decoration. All the ingredients are said to be purchased at Tsukiji Fish Market every morning, in order to bring the freshest taste to the customers. They also have counter seats and private rooms for gatherings. The menu along with the website are available in English!
2-2 Kanda Sudacho Chiyoda Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Akihabara: 10 Sushi Restaurants in Akihabara for Sumptuous Sushi!
7. Tonkatsu Hamashou (とんかつ 浜勝)
Located on the restaurant floor of Yodobashi Akihabara, which is very convenient for you after a long day of shopping around the area! Although specializes in tonkatsu, Hamashou also offers various delicious dishes such as fried oysters, & fried shrimp, grilled dishes, and other fresh seafood meals. You can go there with a friend who does not eat tonkatsu as well.
1-1 Kandahanaokacho Chiyoda Tokyo, Yodobashi Akiba 8F
1min walk from JR Akihabara Station
8. Marugo (丸五)
Must say this is one of the best tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo that you shouldn’t miss. The restaurant has two floors and probably seats about 30 people, but since this is a very popular place, I would recommend you to come here for early or late lunch in order to avoid waiting too long in line. The menu is varied with different kinds of meat use to make tonkatsu, but in short, they are all juicy, tender, and delicious!
1-8-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station
Lunch 11:30-15:00 (last order 14:00), Dinner 17:00-21:00 (last order20:00)
9. Tempura Hisago (ひさご)
Tempura Hisago is also located in a very convenient location, and the shop specializes in Edo style tempura. They serve tempura in a set of main dishes and side dishes, such as rice, sashimi, pickles, etc. If you choose to sit on the counter seats, you may have the chance to see the chef making your tempura very carefully.
UDX Building 3F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
2mins walk from JR line Akihabara Station
11:00-15:00 & 17:00-22:30
They don’t have fixed holidays
Lunch 1,000yen ~ . Dinner 6,000yen ~
10. Yamato (矢まと)
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! Since this is an Izakaya style restaurant, the beer here is quite cheap!
1-6-1 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
1min walk from JR Akihabara Station
Mondays-Fridays 11:30-14:00 (Last order 13: 30) & 17:00-23:30 (Last order 23: 00).
Saturdays 11:30-14:00 (Last order 13: 30) & 16:00-23:30 (Last order 23: 00)
Sundays and Sundays & Holidays 11:30-14: 00 (Last order 13: 30) & 16:00-23:00 (Last order 22: 30)
Lunch 1,000yen ~ . Dinner 3,000yen ~
11. Ichijiku (九)
This is actually an izakaya, but you can still have your delicious yakitori for lunch, also the very popular Seseri-don, a bowl of rice with crispy Seseri toppings. Seseri is the most delicious part of chicken’s neck and must be noted that Seseri is also Ichijiku’s most liked dish. You should go to Ichijiku for your night out, enjoy some grilled dishes, especially grilled Seseri and some glasses of sake like the locals.
Aizawa Building B1F, 17 Kandamatsunagacho Chiyoda Tokyo
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station
Monday-Friday: Lunch 11:30-13:30, Dinner 17:00-22:30
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Lunch 1,000yen ~, Dinner 3,000yen ~
12. Tachinomi Kushigin (立ち飲み 串吟)
You can call it an Izakaya, or just a standing bar which serves cheap and delicious yakitori. It’s one of the most popular night out places in Akihabara, thanks to its location convenience and good food. Always packed with people and very lively, the recommendation here is the liver yakitori.
1-8-4 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station
Monday-Thursday 15:00-24:00, Friday 15:00-1:00 the next day.
Closed on Sundays
Find more izakayas in Akihabara: Best 5 Izakaya in Akihabara For Your Fun Nightlife!
13. Ishibashi (いし橋)
Ishibashi is a Michelin starred sukiyaki restaurant in Akihabara area. The restaurant has a distance from Akihabara Station; it's closer to Suehirocho Station. This over 130 years old restaurant offers authentic sukiyaki dish and their private rooms are very relaxing. Watch sukiyaki prepared right on your table, water your mouth, and indulge in the tender flavor of beef.
3-6-8 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
14. Botan (ぼたん)
Botan is another long-established sukiyaki restaurant in Akihabara area. What makes Botan unique is that they offer chicken sukiyaki! The establishment is like a traditional Japanese house and feels very nice. Indulge in the deep flavor of their sukiyaki.
1-15 Kanda Sudacho Chiyoda Tokyo
Find more sukiyaki restaurants in Akihabara: Top 5 Sukiyaki Restaurant Around Akihabara to Go!
15. Fruits de Saison
Fruits de Saison offers seasonal fruit parfaits! Beautiful parfaits with fresh fruits would surely satisfy you. Check out their Instagram for latest menu because they change menu often seasonally.
4 Chome-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
https://fruits-de-saison.com/ (Japanese Only)
For those who are interested in more "Akihabara-like" unique foods, visiting a themed restaurant may be a fun thing to do. Such as Final Fantasy's Eorzea Cafe, Square Enix cafe to experience the world of video games, a train-themed Izakaya Little TGV Akihabara, or a maid cafe which became one of the must-visit places in Akihabara.
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