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Where to Eat in Shibuya

Shibuya is still the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Filled with both visitors and locals, the area is large and can be overwhelming, so it can be difficult to settle on one place. Avoid the chains and instead check out restaurants off the beaten path, whether a large cafe or the newest department store food court.

  • Funky aesthetic and European food at and people jinnan cafe

    Funky aesthetic and European food at and people jinnan

    Funky aesthetic and European food at and people jinnan

    and peaople jinnan cafe is huge by Tokyo standards, especially in Shibuya. The two-story cafe houses a bar and party room in addition to an outdoor terrace and plenty of seating for both couples and groups. The furniture is quirky and old-fashioned—leather sofas and wooden chairs along with a variety of decorative low lighting. The aesthetic is American vintage meets Italian food with a hint of rococo, a mashup of tastes that end up working together.

    Funky aesthetic and European food at and people jinnan

    Funky aesthetic and European food at and people jinnan

    The weekday lunch is affordable, at 1,000 yen for a set plate. Diners can choose from the daily pasta or specialty plate lunch that comes with a drink and dessert. and people jinnan cafe is relatively quiet during the weekday lunchtime and is a good place to relax. Dinner is also affordable, with tapas and deli plates representing Italian and Spanish cuisine. The original cocktails are also affordable. For less than 1,000 yen, you can sample the seasonal drinks made from fresh herbs and fruits. The cafe closes at 11 p.m., providing plenty of time to relax with your group.

  • Tokyo’s best gyoza at Harajuku’s Gyoza-ro

    Tokyo’s best gyoza at Harajuku’s Gyoza-ro

    Tokyo’s best gyoza at Harajuku’s Gyoza-ro

    In a country famous for gyoza, it can be tough to decide which dumpling reigns supreme. However, Harajuku Gyoza-ro is the crowd favorite, the same crowd that queues up all day, every day at the tiny establishment. The restaurant, more like a bar, is straightforward. They offer two types of gyoza, one pan fried and the other boiled, and a plate of six costs only 290 yen. Gyoza-ro also serves a few side dishes and alcoholic beverages, but the humble dumpling is the star of the show. Closing at 4:30 a.m., it’s the perfect place to grab a drunken snack.

  • Try the latest food trends at Magnet by Shibuya 109

    Try the latest food trends at Magnet by Shibuya 109

    Try the latest food trends at Magnet by Shibuya 109

    Originally 190Men’s, the newly reopened Magnet by Shibuya 109 is determined to bring back the youth culture Shibuya was once known for. The seven-floor building houses the classiest food court in Shibuya, known as Mag 7. Located on the seventh floor, the food court is known for hosting Japan’s first-ever Fatburger, the Los Angeles hamburger chain best known for its American-size burgers and chocolate shakes.

  • Shibuya Parlor

    Shibuya Parlor

    Shibuya Parlor

    For a healthier option, Shibuya Parlor is known for its decadent-looking parfaits topped with a variety of fresh fruits. Shibuya Parlor prides itself on using the best in-season fruits.

    The Gobun is a stylish gyoza shop that attracts young, fashionable women. The Gobun wants to stray from the traditional-style gyoza shop, like the nearby Gyoza-ro, and has created a classy and relaxed environment to match the department store’s atmosphere.

    Don’t miss the rooftop park, which boasts the best views of the Shibuya scramble and none of the crowds.

  • Soul food at Moja in the House

    Soul food at Moja in the House

    Soul food at Moja in the House

    Moja in the House is known for being not only one of the rare places to find chicken and waffles in Tokyo, but also one of the best. The lunch set is the most affordable, with plates and bowls from 1,000 yen and the famous chicken and waffle combination at 1,100. The meal comes with a free drink and, for an additional 100-200 yen, a side dish or housemade dessert. In addition to the delicious food, Moja also offers creative nonalcoholic cocktails. Ranging from sweet fruity flavors to a milky kinako mixture, these drinks are the perfect addition to a midday feast.

    Soul food at Moja in the House

    Soul food at Moja in the House

  • Try all the meat at Niku Yokocho

    Try all the meat at Niku Yokocho

    Try all the meat at Niku Yokocho

    Shibuya’s Niku Yokocho offers over 20 eateries dedicated to every cut, style, and cooking method of meat. The huge floor is surrounded by tiny restaurants and bars with communal tables in the center. The atmosphere in Niku Yokocho is very loud and rambunctious, with business people relaxing after a long day at work and young people preparing for the nearby clubs. Check out the yakiniku, yakitori, and other unique delicacies like gizzard and raw beef.

    Try all the meat at Niku Yokocho

    Try all the meat at Niku Yokocho

    Shibuya
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2 chome
    Phone
    and people jinnan
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-chome 20-5 Navi Shibuya
    Phone
    0364551354
    Harajukugyoza Ro
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 6-2-4
    Phone
    0334064743
    Shibuya109
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-29-1
    Phone
    0334775111
  • MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-23-10
    Phone
    0334775111
    Moja in the House
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 1-11-12F
    Phone
    0364188144
    Shibuya Niku Yokocho
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 13-8 Chitose Kaikan 2F / 3F
    Phone
    0364169929
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