The Most Extraordinary Restaurants You Can Visit in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s most iconic and incredible cities. Home to nearly 10 million people, it’s visited by millions of tourists every year. Known for its beautiful cherry blossom trees, bustling metropolis and Anime, it makes for an unforgettable getaway – no matter what season you visit. 

If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, it’s a good idea to plan out where you’ll eat before you go. But with over 160,000 restaurants to choose from, how do you know where to start?

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience whilst in this fascinating city, here are some quirky and extraordinary options to check out: 

Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant 

Situated within Shinjuku City moments from the centre of Tokyo, Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant will have you feeling as if you’ve well and truly fallen down the rabbit hole! Join the Mad Hatter as you tuck into delicious delights from pasta to duck breast in the awe-inspiring dining room. 

With four different locations to choose from across Tokyo, including Alice in a Labyrinth, Alice in Fantasy Land, Alice in a Fantasy Book or Alice in an Old Castle there’s something for all tastes!

Boasting a variety of themed food and drinks (including cocktails such as the Cheshire Cat), you’ll feel as if you’ve entered the fictional lands, all whilst in the middle of the city!  

Price: ¥200 to 1,000

Ninja Akasaka 

Located in Chiyoda City, Ninja Akasaka is another extremely unique restaurant. Resembling a hidden village set in the Sengoku period, it has waterfalls, ponds and secret labyrinths to explore. Beloved by the likes of Stephen Spielberg and Lady Gaga, it’s certainly worth a trip during your Japan vacation. 

Upon entering this restaurant, you’ll be met by ninjas who will lead you through the ‘Ninja Village’ before showing you to your table. With Chinese, Japanese and French cuisine to choose from, it makes a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Tokyo. 

Price: ¥3,000 – 20,000 

Vampire Cafe

Love all things spooky? Then head to the Vampire Cafe. Frequently considered as one of Japan’s most scary and quirky restaurants, it’s a themed restaurant that will mesmerise you from the moment you enter. Not for the faint of heart, it’s adorned with deep red hues and a menu that’s truly out of this world.

From ghoulish cheese tart to melted witch risotto, the themed food and cocktails are perfect for both Halloween and other occasions throughout the year. Set in Chuo, this remarkable cafe is beloved by tourists that visit from all over the globe each year.

Price: ¥500 – 8,000

Kawaii Monster Cafe 

One of the main things that Japan is known for is it’s ‘cuteness culture’ called Kawaii. And there’s no better place to explore this than by visiting Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo. Themed as a candyland with vibrant colours, rides and themed dining areas, this wacky yet amazing restaurant has to be seen to be believed. 

Offering fun and tantalising food (including rainbow pasta, mad BLT and chocolate chicken) those with a sweet tooth will love, it’s the ultimate place to capture unique photographs. It also features regular performances every 90 minutes by the staff.

Price: ¥700 – 3,000

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House

Feeling homesick whilst on your travels? Then why not try the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House. Nestled in the buzzing ward of Shibuya, this beautiful eatery offers high tea, brunch and lunch delights – as well as a welcome break from the chaos of the city. 

A flower shop and cafe, it has various offerings from French toast to omelettes and flower parfait. A wonderful restaurant to visit during the summer months, the price tag is well worth it. Differing from other food that you’ll find in the city, it’s also ideal for fussy eaters due to the simplicity of the menu.

Price: ¥700 – 2,000

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are the top 5 most extraordinary restaurants you can visit during your travels in Tokyo. Of course, which one you opt for is up to you – you’ll want to consider your budget first though as the city does tend to be quite expensive. 

But one thing’s for certain. And that is that whichever restaurant or cafe you choose, you’re guaranteed a remarkable afternoon or evening that will create memories that last far longer than your holiday! Tokyo is such an awe-inspiring place with so much to enjoy you’re bound to find an eatery that you love there.