44 of the Best and Cheapest Places to Eat in Tokyo

I am happy to say that this (44 of the Best and Cheapest Places to Eat in Tokyo)  is my last post in my pre-vacation series for Tokyo. Happy because this means I’m done my research and I am so excited now to go, now that I super prepared on where the best place to stay in Tokyo is if it’s your first time, what are the most Instagram-able / best coffee shops in Tokyo in you are as obsessed as I am, and what are the best things to see and do in Tokyo. I see like I’m ready to explore and have a rough idea of what to do each day and where to eat each day.

where to eat in Tokyo - best restaurants in Tokyo

I want to note that although some of these restaurants are cheap,  they are not all cheap. My whole thing is I want affordable amazing food that falls reasonably within my budget and I really do think all these places below fall into that. Also, I am totally the type of person that will buy a $7 dollar coffee to then eat a $10 dinner, it’s just how I like to spend my money.

Also, from what I remember, exact locations of restaurants were kind of hard to find sometimes so my tip there is to read Google reviews as a lot of them explain how to find it.

Places to Eat in Tokyo: Coffee Shops

Where to Eat in Tokyo - coffee shops

My love for coffee shops and cute cafes runs deep, so deep that it’s what inspired this “pre-vacation research” series in the first place, so to see 33 of the Most Instagram-able Coffee Shops in Tokyo read that here. As for my personal roundup of places to eat in Tokyo: Coffee Shops, please see below. In the previous post, I listed the reason why these were my must-eat at coffee shops.

  1. Alfred’s Tea Room
  2. Aoyama Flower Market Tea House
  3. Blue Bottle Cafe 
  4. Café Kitsuné
  5. DUMBO Doughnuts and Coffee
  6. Little Darling Coffee Roasters
  7. Melting In The Mouth
  8. Path Cafe
  9. Starbucks Reserve Roastery
  10. The Local Coffee Stand

Where to Eat in Tokyo: Breakfast & Brunch

Where to Eat in Tokyo - Breakfast & Brunch


  1. Convenience Stores: 7/11 & FamilyMart
  2. Bakeries
  3. Peanuts Cafe
  4. No4
  5. Blue Jam Cafe
  6. Crossroad Bakery
  7. Cafe Aaliya
  8. Le Pain Quotidien
  9. Sarabeth’s
  10. Honey Toast
  11. Flippers
  12. Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe
  13. Mister Donut

Best Restaurants in Tokyo for Lunch & Dinner

Where to Eat in Tokyo - Lunch and Dinner

  1. Daiwa Sushi
  2. Gonpachi Nishiazabu
  3. Tsukumo Ramen Ebisu Honten
  4. T’s TanTan
  5. Pepper Lunch
  6. Harajuku Gyozaro
  7. Genki Sushi
  8. Ichiran
  10. Luke’s Lobster
  11. Uobei Shibuya Dogenzaka
  12. Menya Musashi
  13. Himawari Zushi Shintoshin
  14. Tendon Tenya
  15. Calbee+ Harajuku Takeshitadori
  16. Al Dente Shinjuku
  17. Buta-Daigaku Shinbashi
  18. Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery
  19. Sumibi Yakiniku Nakahara
  21. Jambo yakiniku

Where to Eat in Tokyo: Best Resturants in Tokyo

So these are all the restaurants on my list, will we get to all these places? most likely not. Not because I don’t want to go to all of them because I truly do but because so much of where we eat will also be where we end up and what’s around us. There are a ton of restaurants in Tokyo and most of them are truly amazing, I don’t remember I bad meal we had, but I do remember the most amazing meals were the places we tended to just stumble in to. I will be sure to create a follow-up post that outlines what my personal standout restaurants were when we come back from our trip.

For more on my Tokyo trip plans, check out my post on what hotel we pick and why we chose that area, the best coffee shops in Tokyo, and my Tokyo bucket list, the best things to see in Tokyo.


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