5 Recommended Restaurants to Visit in Akihabara, Tokyo!

Food at Gundam Cafe

Akihabara is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Tokyo, and it is home to cheap camera, electronic devices, and anime related shops. Being famous as the center of Japan’s pop culture and otaku population, Akihabara also accommodates many good restaurants offering delicious foods at decent price!

1. Marugo

Special Fillet Cutlets at Marugo

Marugo is famous for its great tonkatsu, which uses tender and fresh pork as the ingredients. You can find two different tonkatsu at Marugo, which are: fillet and loin cutlets. Both of these cutlets are very crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, creating a perfect balance and flavor for you to enjoy!

Offering special fillet cutlets for JPY 2,100 and special loin cutlets for JPY 1,850; a little bit pricey for tonkatsu, Marugo is famous among the locals and you’d see a long line in front of its store. Awarded with 1 Michelin Star, Marugo is definitely worth the wait and the price!

Marugo
1-8-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-3255-6595
11:30-14:30 / 17:00-21:00
Closed on Mondays, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, and New Years
Within 4-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station

2. Komaki Shokudo

Foods at Komaki Shokudo

Komaki Shokudo is definitely a great choice for you if you want to eat delicious but healthy seasonal food in Akihabara!

As you enter this restaurant, you’d see a big food display where you can choose the dishes for your lunch, which ingredients are taken directly from the local farmers. All of the foods offered are dairy free and meat free; so all of the menu are vegetarian friendly!

You can also order dairy & gluten free vegetarian curry at Komaki Shokudo; all offered at very reasonable price!

Komaki Shokudo
8-2 Chabara Kandaneribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-5577-0051
11:00-20:00
Closed on New Years, 1st Wednesdays of June & November
Within a minute walk from JR Akihabara Station
http://konnichiha.net/komakishokudo/english.html

3. Gundam Cafe

Gundam Cafe

Gundam Cafe is the only place where you can enjoy the real atmosphere of the anime in Tokyo, and this cafe is very famous among both the locals and the tourists as well.

You’d always need to wait in a long queue to enter this cafe, but it’s definitely worth the wait especially if you’re a true big fan of Gundam.

The cafe is decorated with Gundam-themed furniture and ornaments, and you can enjoy many Gundam-themed menu as well at this cafe. One of the best menu is the Gundam burger, and don’t forget to order it when visiting this cafe!

Gundam Cafe
1-1 Kandahanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-3251-0078
Within a minute walk from JR Akihabara Station

4. Kappo Tanaka

Tuna Bowl at Kappo Tanaka

Kappo Tanaka is one of the best for you to enjoy delicious seafood bowl, and the restaurant is always crowded during the lunchtime. You’d definitely will wait in a long line, but it’s definitely worth it.

Offering both seafood bowl and tuna bowl at decent price, you can enjoy a full set of hearty seafood lunch only for JPY 950 at Kappo Tanaka! The tuna bowl uses medium fatty tuna as one of its toppings, so this tuna bowl is worth every penny you spent!

Kappo Tanaka
Ohashi Building 1F, 1-16 Kandasakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-3253-5152
Opened from 11:30 on weekdays only
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, & National Holidays
Within a minute walk from JR Akihabara Station

5. Tachinomi Kushigin

Liver Yakitori at Tachinomi Kushigin

Tachinomi Kushigin is a standing izakaya bar in Akihabara, where you can enjoy eating delicious and juicy yakitori at decent price.

Located in very strategic place, you’d always see a long line in front of this restaurant everyday. Always packed with the locals and the tourists, Kushigin offers its guests one of the best liver yakitori sticks in Tokyo!

Tachinomi Kushigin
1-8-4 Kandasakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-3526-0909
15:00-24:00 (Monday to Thursday) / 15:00-25:00 (Friday) / 15:00-23:00 (Saturday)
Closed on Sundays
Within 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station

 

 

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