Best known for Hibiya Park and the centre of government offices and business buildings, Hibiya offers a little bit of every Japanese and international cuisines, from Chinese dim sum to fine French delights to Korean grill. Check out the following 10 best dining places in Hibiya, Tokyo.
Founded in 1895, Imahan is a famous sukiyaki restaurant in Tokyo. The origin of the restaurant name comes from ‘ima’ which represents the restaurant’s commitment to using only good beef from Imasato village and ‘han,’ the last name of the founder. With first-rate wagyu, Imahan does not only excel in sukiyaki but also kaiseki. It offers different settings of dining, ranging from party room and table seats to Japanese kotatsu style private room to cater to different needs of diners.
Hei Fung Terrace, Chiyoda | Courtesy of Shunju Tsugihagi
If you want to take a break from Japanese cuisines, pay a visit to Hei Fung Terrace! Located in the Peninsula Hotel Tokyo, Hei Fung Terrace serves modern Cantonese dishes made from a mix of Japanese and Cantonese ingredients in a Suzhou garden setting. Moromi pork with dark vinegar and minced garlic Szechuan paste are popular signatures. There is a special room next to the Hei Fung Terrace kitchen where you can overlook how your food is prepared. As well as signature items, dim sum and Chinese noodles are excellent for homesick Chinese and curious travelers.
Opposite to Nissay Theatre and Takarazuka Theater, Shunju Tsugihagi is a good dining place to go after watching a concert or a theatre visit. With a careful selection of ingredients, Shunju Tsugihagi presents delicious dishes that never disappoint any type of diners. If you are a fan of raw fish, fresh and assorted sashimi should be your meal choice. If you are more into hot dishes, grilled steak, tempera and hotpot will be your favorite. But if you want a little bit of everything, go for a bento which includes an appetizer, a main dish, a dessert and fruit in one box. It also has a wide range of rooms from casual dining room to fine dining setting to traditional Japanese dining style.
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Kamon is a restaurant in Tokyo Imperial Hotel that serves teppanyaki in a fusion style – a mix of Japanese and Western accents. Kamon introduces the unique taste of teppanyaki made of a wide variety of ingredients with its special recipe. Committed to both serving excellent cuisines and providing the best customer experience, chefs at Kamon devote themselves to talking with customers and listening to their feedback, so the food and service are always improving.
Hibiya Palace is a fine dining French restaurant in Hibiya Park which offers set menus, a buffet and tea. French Chef Armand Arnal heads the kitchen at Hibiya Palace. He has gained international recognition when he was 16 and has won a Michelin star for five consecutive years since 2009. He became a chef of La Chassagnette in France and will ensure you have an unforgettable dining experience at Hibiya Palace too.
Hibiya Matsumotoro is a gem located in Hibiya Park. Founded in 1903, it is based in a three story house surrounded by the greenery and nature. Casual western dining is served on the first floor, whereas finer French cuisines prepared with seasonal ingredients are offered on the third floor. If you want a Western style wedding party in Japan, the banquet hall is available. Dining at Hibiya Matsumotoro is like dining inside a modern house yet surrounded by a forest – a unique and memorable experience.
If you are meat lovers and want some meat to be done different from Japanese teppanyaki, Korean barbeque at Toraji Hibiyaten will be your favorite. Toraji Hibiyaten is located in the vicinity of Hibiya station. It can accommodate up to 50 people in the restaurant. If you come with a group of friends, go for round tables. If you visit the restaurant with only a friend or your partner, sparkling counter seat is your choice to overlook the view of Ginza. Within a nice setting, Korean grill and frozen beer helps portray a little image of modern Korea in your mind.
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Les Saisons proudly presents top-rate French cuisines in the capital of Japan. Thierry Voisin, the lead chef at Les Saisons since 2005, is a rising French chef who previously worked at Les Crayêres, a Michelin star restaurant in a Champagne region of France. Incorporating innovative ideas into traditional cuisines, Les Saisons, at the same time, features artistic decoration to provide an relaxing yet elegant dining environment. Do not miss Les Saisons’ signature dish – Truffle Pastry. Voisin was inspired to present this extraordinary dish during his time in Les Crayêres. While the truffle is presented in a pastry form, the mystery of the dish will be revealed soon after you cut the pastry into half.
As Harumi Sushi is just three minute walk away from Uchisaiwaicho station, you have no excuse not to pay a visit. Nagayama Kazuo, the chef at Harumi Sushi, is a sushi lover and carefully prepares detailed introductions to different edomae sushi on the menu (also available in English). Not only will you be able to have excellent sushi made of fresh and seasonal fish, but the meal comes with a simple Japanese tea instead of many other side dishes that would distract you from edomae sushi. Dining at Harumi Sushi is like an experiential lesson of sushi and various Japanese fishes. You may even further your knowledge by purchasing a book about sushi written by Nagayama.
La Paranza is an Italian restaurant that holds a principle of using fine ingredients to make authentic Italian cuisines using simple cooking methods. While lunch and dinner course menus are available, the restaurant also offers buffet and a la carte for various dining needs. Try out the Neapolitan pizza and T-bone steak, and with over 40 different wines to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect accompaniment to any meal choice.