The following restaurants are more expensive than average, but among the best of their kind.
Expensive (over ￥5000)
- Shōjin Ryōri (Buddhist cuisine)
- 梵 "Bon", 1-2-11 Ryusen, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3872-0375. Nearest Station : Iriya (exit 3). Open Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 5-8pm ; Sat. & Sun. 5-8pm.
- Kaiseki Ryōri (Fine Gastronomy)
- 吉兆 "Kitchō" : famous establishment divided in four companies with a total of 19 restaurants in Japan, including 6 in Tokyo, 4 in Osaka, 4 in Kyoto, 2 in Kobe, 1 in Nagoya, 1 in Nagano and 1 in Abuta (Hokkaido). Read the related New York Times article.
- Seafood Kaiseki
- 中納言 "Chunagon", 5-9-16, Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3571-7121. Nearest Station : Ginza (exit A5). Open daily 11am-10:30pm (9:30pm L.O.). Also has branches in Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo's Omori.
- 天一 "Ten-ichi", 6-6-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3571-1949. Nearest Station : Ginza. Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm.
Middle-range (￥2000 to ￥5000)
- つな八 "Tsunahachi", 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3352-1012. Nearest Station : Shinjuku JR station (east exit) or Shinjuku-Sanchome (exits A1-5). Open daily 11am-10pm.
- Tōfu Cuisine
- 笹乃雪 "Sasanoyuki", 2-15-10, Negishi, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3873-1145. Nearest Station : Uguisudani (North exit). Open from 11am-9pm Closed on Mondays (if holiday, then Tuesday).
- Cantonese Chinese & steamed buns (dim sum)
- 南翔饅頭店 "Nanxiang Steamed Buns Restaurant", 1F Hill Side in Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5413-9581. Nearest Station : Roppongi. Open daily 11am-11:30pm (10:30pm L.O.)
- チャイナルーム "China room", 5F Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills, 6-10-3, Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-4333-8785. Nearest Station : Roppongi. Open daily 11:30am-14:30pm (till 15:30pm on Sat, Sun and holidays) & 6pm-10pm
Cheap (under ￥2000)
- Fried fish/meat & tsukemono
- 近為 "Kintame", 1-14-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku. Tel: 03-3641-4561. Nearest Station : Monzennakachō (exit 1). Open Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. Also has branches in Kyoto, Kameoka, Tokyo's Ningyochō and Kamakura.
- Yakitori & Kara-age
- 焼き鳥宮川 "Yakitori Miyakawa", 2-7-1 Nihombashi Kayabachō, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3667-3096. Nearest Station : Kayabachō (exit 5 or 6). Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm & 6pm-9:30pm.
- 神田やぶそば "Kanda Yabu Soba", 2-10 Kanda-Awajichō, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-3251-0287. Nearest Station : Awajichō (exit A3). Open daily 11:30am-8pm.
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