The Best Restaurants in Minato, Tokyo

Kobe beef
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Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

Whether you’re searching for authentic French cuisine or Middle Eastern al fresco dining, Minato is home to all this and more. Culture Trip rounds up our top restaurants picks in the Tokyo ward.

1. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Restaurant, French, Dessert

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is famous for its creative cocktails, beautiful desserts, and, of course, the authentic French cuisine. The restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars.

2. Atelier Roppongi XEX

Restaurant, Japanese

XEX is a sushi and teppanyaki restaurant. Cushy armchairs and votive candles set the mood, while great service and presentation keep customers coming back for more.

3. Joumon

Restaurant, Japanese

Joumon is a kushiyaki restaurant, serving charcoal-grilled meats, veggies, and other edibles on bamboo skewers. A great place for Japanese pub food and sake cravings.

4. Warayaki-ya

Restaurant, Japanese

Grab a bar seat at Warayaki-ya, and you’ll be able to watch the chefs cook the food using a very unique method. The straw-fueled flames are part of warayaki, a style of cooking common in Shikoku. English menus are available.


Restaurant, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Upscale CICADA has a spacious patio and a hip, modern interior with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired touches – like the bar mosaic – to match their culinary talents. Reservations recommended.

6. Revive Kitchen THREE AOYAMA

Restaurant, Healthy

Revive Kitchen is an innovative, health-focused restaurant that whips up fresh ingredients and exciting flavor combinations. A great option for gluten-free dining as well.

7. Umi

Restaurant, Sushi

Umi is an upscale sushi bar and seafood restaurant. Enjoy expertly prepared dishes made right before your eyes.

8. Tofuya Ukai

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Japanese

Tofuya Ukai’s specialty are tofu-based dishes. This high-end restaurant offers private Japanese-style dining rooms overlooking the restaurant’s own garden. Reservations strongly recommended.

9. Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511

Restaurant, Japanese, Steakhouse

511 in Akasaka uses the finest Kobe beef, prepared in a variety of tantalizing ways, for their kaiseki-style dining experience. The name “511” is inspired by the grade of meat they select for their dishes: A5 grade with a beef marbling standard of 11. Reservations can be made through their website.

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