8 Restaurants in Tokyo to Enjoy Authentic Japanese Cuisine for Lunch Under 2,000 Yen!
Japanese cuisine is catching the world's spotlight. Japanese food can range from authentic Japanese cuisine to a Western-style cuisine but this time, we are focusing on authentic Japanese cuisine. Popular restaurants serving authentic Japanese cuisine can be expensive but there are many places where you can eat lunch for a reasonable price. From Michelin-starred restaurants to off-street restaurants, here are the restaurants to go to eat a Japanese-style lunch in Tokyo.
Jun 28 2016 (May 22 2018)
1. Kikukawa [Ginza]
Kikukawa is a well-established restaurant located off-street in Ginza. At night, it is an expensive restaurant going over 10,000 yen but during lunch, you can enjoy delicious authentic Japanese cuisine for about 1,500 yen. The photograph shows Omakase Gozen (Chef's Selection Meal), a meal consisting of dozens of side dishes is superb. There is also the Osakana Gozen (Fish Meal) which can be enjoyed for under 1,300 yen. Try eating tasty Japanese cuisine between sightseeing.
HP: r.gnavi.co.jp/g483800/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 6-4-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Ginza Uchiyama [Ginza]
Uchiyama is an one-Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant. This popular Michelin starred restaurant has reasonable lunch menus. The photo above is Tai Chazuke (red sea bream chazuke) is extremely popular. Tai chazuke is a dish enjoyed by placing the raw red sea bream mixed in fragrant sesame seed sauce and pouring soup over it. It is a dish nice on the stomach. Why not trying this dish for lunch when you are tired from sightseeing?
Address: Light Bldg. B1F, 2-12-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
3. Yamashiroya Shozo [Shibuya]
This restaurant in Shibuya serves creative Kyoto cuisine. With local cuisine of Kyoto at its base, new Japanese cuisine is served at this restaurant and is popular during lunch. The lunch meal in the photo is Kuzushi Hiru Gozen (Kuzushi Lunch Meal) is 1,990 yen. There is also the Short Lunch Course for the same price. You can enjoy delicious meals for a reasonable price. Located in Dogenzaka in Shibuya, how about stopping by between your touring?
HP: www.yamashiro-ya.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address:2F, 2-6-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Hanabusa [Akihabara]
This famous restaurant in Chiyoda-ku has been loved by a well-known Japanese novelist. Serving as a popular Japanese restaurant for business meetings and business entertainment, this restaurant has private dining rooms to enjoy meals. The Business Lunch in the photo can be enjoyed for under 2,000 yen. Other dishes include the tai chazuke (red sea bream chazuke) and a dozen more so it is hard to choose which one to eat. Having lunch in one of the private dining rooms is a good idea.
HP: r.gnavi.co.jp/hanabusa/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 6-15-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Nihonbashi Tsujihan [Nihonbashi]
People make long lines in Nihonbashi to eat at Tsujihan, a well-known seafood rice bowl restaurant. This restaurant offers high quality seafood rice bowls that are delicately seasoned and well-prepared. The photo above shows the extremely popular lunch bowl, Zeitaku Don Ume (Grand Bowl, Ume) available for under 1,000 yen. After eating this bowl, you can transform the leftover rice into tai chazuke (red sea bream chazuke) which makes it an extremely tasty dish. Long lines are formed everyday so it is recommended to go there early to line up.
HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1302/A130202/13146590/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hisae Bldg. 1F, 3-1-15 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Azabu Juban Takishita [Azabu Juban]
Takishita is a well-known char-grill restaurant located in Azabu Juban. This grand Japanese lunch menu offers a very popular set menu of fish grilled over charcoal which creates long lines at lunch time. They offer four to seven different types of fish and rice is served generously so you can eat a filling lunch. The price varies depending on the fish but ranges from 1,200 yen to 1,800 yen which can be a little high. The superb flavoring and the fish is cooked just right so give this restaurant a try to enjoy a delicious Japanese meal.
HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130702/13004451/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Kojima Bldg. 1F, 2-1-11 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. Kurogi [Ueno]
Kurogi is a famous restaurant in Yushima on the Michelin guide. This restaurant is very famous among Japanese cuisine restaurants and dinner courses start from 10,000 yen, offering high quality food. However during lunch hours, they offer a dish for 1,000 yen. The Tai Chazuke (red sea bream chazuke) in the photo is only available during lunch time. It is a very popular dish and reservations are necessary so make a phone call before visiting here.
HP: www.kurogi.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 3-35-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
8. Kagura [Akasaka]
Kagura is a well-known Japanese restaurant in Akasaka. This restaurant is famous for its Kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese multi-course). The quiet interior and few seats create a relaxing environment to dine. The set meal in the photo is the Nizakana Gozen (Boiled Fish Meal) for a reasonable price of 1,600 yen and only 10 servings are available everyday. The boiled fish is very tasty and popular so 10 servings are gone in a flash. To be sure to enter when the restaurant opens, go there early.
HP: www.kagura-akasaka.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 5-5-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.