8 Best Lunch Spots around Kokyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Lunch time arrives while you are walking around the Imperial Palace and you are hungry. What are you going to do? Where can you go? Have no fear, here are our pick of 8 great place to lunch near the Imperial Palace. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere, do take note for a refueling stop while you are in the neighborhood!


Food & Drinks

1. Grand Kitchen





Located on the ground floor of Palace Hotel Tokyo, this classy, spacious restaurant right next to the Imperial Palace offers the menu of the finest quality and variety, including Japanese cuisine.  Roast beef, chestnut cream soup, and tender Wagyu grilled steak are just a few examples of their exquisite dishes.  Enjoy the fine dining at this first class restaurant.

Open daily:6am-11pm

HP: www.palacehoteltokyo.com (Japanese Only)

Address: Palace Hotel 1F 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Serafina New York Marunouchi



Based in New York, the famous Italian restaurant chain is frequented by many celebrities.  Serafina Maruouchi, the first branch in Japan, offers 20 different pizzas and homemade fresh pasta.  Serafina’s lunch specials feature selections of pasta, pizza or risotto and come with salad and tea or coffee.  A sophisticated restaurant, you can relax in style even during the lunch time.

Open:Lunch 11am-2pm Afternoon Coffee 2pm-5pm Dinner 5pm-11pm

Closed: New Year's Day

HP: www.serafina.asia (Japanese Only)

Address: Palace Bldg. B1F 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Oyster Bar Jackpot Marunouchi

At Jackpot Marunouchi, you can enjoy a generous serving of the freshest oysters, both domestic and imported.  During the lunch time, enticing selections are offtered, such as special fried oyster platter, or oyster curry served with salad.  Lunch special comes with a soup as well,  Seafood lovers will be sure to hit a jackpot!

Open:Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5:00pm-10:45pm

Closed: New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

HP: www.jack-pot.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Mitsubishi Shoji Bldg. B1F 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. TORUchio


TORUchio, a Bib Gourmand establishment (according to Michelin Guide), offers excellent pasta dishes all made with carefully selected ingredients at surprisingly affordable prices.  The lunch set menu consists of carpaccio, pasta, coffee and dessert, and all for ¥1600!  An irresistible deal will get you addicted.

Open:11:30am-2pm Dinner 6pm-10pm

Closed on Sundays

Address: Dai-3 Aoba Bldg. B1F 2-1-32 Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5. Argo


Looking out on the green of the Imperial Palace and the skyline beyond, Argo offers a spacious sensation coupled with a great view.  There are several selections of lunch set courses with varied price range, based on fish or meat.  Enjoy a fine French cuisine in a classy atmosphere!

Open:Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner 6:00pm-9:00pm

Closed on Wednesdays

HP: www.tojo.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-12 ONE FOUR TWO by Tojo 9F 1-12 Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Kohakukyu - Amber Palace






Authentic Chinese restaurant next to the Imperial Palace.  For Lunch, you can choose between Colorful Sampler Course (with Hong Kong style tapas, string beans and pork stirfry, fried rice etc.) or Peking Duck Course (with Seafood soup, vegetable stirfry, roasted duck etc.).  Enjoy your lunch in a posh surrounding with a great view.

Open Daily:Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm-10:00pm

HP: www.palacehoteltokyo.com (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-1-1 Palace Hotel Tokyo 5F Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Elio Antica Forneria

This casual Italian joint is a hidden jewel.  Their dishes are made with excellent, authentic ingredients straight from Italy, you can enjoy the taste of real Italian home cooking in a warm, welcoming dining room.  For lunch, they offer two types of pasta dishes, they are served with bread, salad, dessert and coffee for ¥1200.  Incredible value for your money!

Open:Lunch 11:30am-2pm Dinner 5:30pm-10pm

Closed on Sundays

HP: elio.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 4-36 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

8. Yakushima

True to its name, Yakushima proudly serves the traditional cooking of the Yakushima Island, south of Japan.  Some of the examples of the lunch set menu feature grilled fish, fried chicken, several types of rice bowl with calamari and natto beans, beef and avocado, fried calamari and octopus, or stewed pork.  Surprise daily special is also served.  This is the only restaurant where you can experience the taste of Yakushima, true soul food.

Open:Lunch 11:15am-3pm Dinner 5pm-11pm

Closed on Sundays and National Holidays

Address: 1-6-3 Claire Koji-machi Bldg. 1F 1-6-3 Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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