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Where to Eat in Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa not only offers the latest and most original shopping in Tokyo, it also provides unique dining options ranging from the latest dessert trends to traditional izakayas. The town is flooded with options for lunch and dinner, some popular restaurants holding queues hours long to underrated places hidden on the side streets.

  • Orange Cafe

    Orange Cafe

    Orange Cafe

    Best known for its waffles and chic interior, Orange Cafe is one of Shimokitazawa’s cutest dessert cafes that offers more than just sweets. American style waffles are the star attraction here, and are offered in both sweet and savory options. Waffle lunch sets are also served, with a savory waffle flavor like cream cheese or pizza, salad and coffee or tea. Dessert waffles are also available throughout the day, in traditional flavors such as chocolate, green tea or seasonal fruit. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax and people watch while enjoying lunch or a midday dessert. Orange Cafe is open from 12PM to 7PM everyday.

    Orange Cafe

    Orange Cafe

  • Kokera

    Kokera

    Kokera

    Kokera is a traditional Japanese style izakaya with an all wooden interior. Both counter seating and large tables are offered which makes this a perfect spot for a large group, a rarity in the popular nighttime areas. Sake is the most popular drink and is paired well with the fresh sashimi platter, perfect for splitting with friends. Kokera is only opened in the evenings, from 5 pm to midnight.

    Kokera

    Kokera

  • Curry at Magic Spice or Rojiura Curry Samurai

    Curry at Magic Spice

    Curry at Magic Spice

    Soup curry, Sapporo’s soul food, is a rarity in Tokyo. However, Shimokitazawa sports two original Sapporo soup curry restaurants: Magic Spice and Rojiura Curry Samurai. Magic Spice leans towards the Nepalese and Indian style curries with fragrant spices and a seven tiered spiciness chart. The interior transports diners all the way to India and the friendly sari wearing servers can help decipher the menu into English. Magic Spice is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM.

    Curry at Rojiura Curry Samurai

    Curry at Rojiura Curry Samurai

    Rojiura Curry Samurai is the first Tokyo branch of the famed Hokkaido restaurant. Rojiura is most famous for its vegetables and vegetarian friendly soup curry options. Grab a day’s worth of nutrients in one meal as each soup curry comes with twenty different vegetables. Each soup curry is customizable, diners can choose the size of their rice, curry and spiciness level. Rojiura is open daily from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

  • Shirube

    Shirube

    Shirube

    Shirube is one of the most popular izakayas off the main road in Shimokitazawa. Another traditional Japanese style izakaya, Shirube offers both tables and counter seating with open spaces in the ground so diners can sit comfortably. English menus are available and the servers are happy to assist or recommend options. All the drinks and food plates are affordable and pair well together. Fresh food dishes are popular here, large salads are served as appetizers and sashimi platters are the star attraction.

    Shirube

    Shirube

  • And Roll

    And Roll

    And Roll

    Shimokitazawa not only offers a variety of regional food around Japan but also unique twists on foreign food. And Roll provides the best of Italian food specializing in roast beef and wines. The restaurant is casual and decorated in a rustic design with armchairs and vintage decorations. Choose from pasta, paella or pizza for individual servings or tapas for larger groups. And Roll has a huge variety of imported beers, wines and whiskies as well as traditional Japanese drinks like sake or highballs. Domestic craft beers from all over Japan are also available. And Roll is the perfect restaurant to be transported out of Japan for a meal.

    Shimo-Kitazawa
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kitazawa 2-chome
    Phone
    waffle Cafe Orange
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kitazawa 2-26-21 El Fore City Shimokitazawa 1F
    Phone
    0357385320
    Kokera
    Address
    Tomokazu Building 102, 2-3-12, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0031
    Phone
    0334133231
    Magic spice shita Kitazawa
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kitazawa 1-40-15
    Phone
    0354548801
  • Rojiura Curry SAMURAI. shita Kitazawa
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kitazawa 3-31-14
    Phone
    0354536494
    Shirube
    Address
    Pine crest Kitazawa 1F, 2-18-2, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0031
    Phone
    0334133785
    Shimokitazawa Kakuregayoshokusakabadainingu Andororu
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kitazawa 2-19-17 Sawadayabiru 3F-B
    Phone
    0364508630
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