On a hot summer day and you might want to have some drinks before entering large Meiji Shrine grounds. Then this cafe restaurant run by Meiji Shrine Bunkakan might be a perfect place. This restaurant boasts the great views of the shrine forest from the window. During summer season, visitors often order ice creams. I ordered Perrier for 200 yen.
the rival of Angel's Heart Dessert cafe. the wold famous Harajuku Crepes was first made by marion's crepes in 1976 they claimed. (marions's crepes are more popular with tourists while the nearby Angel's Heart is more popular with locals). a basic harajuku crepe here in Marion's Crepes with just the cream filling is 350 yen and it goes up in price to 500 to 1,000 yen if you add toppings like fruits or chocolate or nata de coco and others, you can also combine two or more toppings and even more and have the option of adding ice cream since what makes harajuku crepes special is the ice cream or yogurt added in the crepe besides the number of topping inside. these crepes are yeally yummy and very filling! when strolling takeshita Dori Street here in Harajuku Tokyo, don't forget to try the Harajuku Crepes of Marion's Crepes and Angel's Heart ok!
Favorite Dish: my order was Kiwi ice cream with Kiwi toppings on a large harajuku crepe for 500 yen. it was soo delicious but the odd thing is that i was the only adult customer there as most of the customers were japanese teens (Kawaii!).
the famous harajuku crepes! although Harajuku Crepes were originally made by the nearby Marion's Crepes, this Store is more popular to the Japanese Teens and the Marion's Crepes more popular with tourists. the wondrous harajuku crepes, very filling! It originated in the 1970's as a snack to japanese teens shopping in Harajuku for long hours and like they say, the rest is history! a basic harajuku crepe with just the cream filling is 350 yen and it goes up in price to 500 to 1,000 yen if you add toppings like fruits or chocolate or nata de coco and others, you can also combine two or more toppings and even more and have the option of adding ice cream since what makes harajuku crepes special is the ice cream or yogurt added in the crepe besides the number of topping inside. these crepes are yeally yummy and very filling!
Favorite Dish: my order was strawberry ice cream with strawberry toppings on a large harajuku crepe for 500 yen. it was soo delicious but the odd thing is that i was the only adult customer there as most of the customers were japanese teens and schoolgirls hehehehe.
Great sake and excellent food is what you get if you take the effort to find this out of the way Japanese sake restaurant, just outside the Shibuya drag. The atmosphere is tops and staff is playful.
They’re sake selection is superb, to say the least, with 18 top sakes from around Japan in stock. The food is really good as well. Very heavy on fish, with limited options for beef, pork and chicken. Expect to pay about 4,000 yen, which seems expensive but really isn’t considering the quality of the sake (and food, which is of good quantity). That goes for the sake as well, which is given in generous portions.
I make it a point to come here every time I’m in Tokyo.
This place is packed… always! Might want to think about making a reservation. Staff speaks some English and they have a comprehensive English menu. Japanese menu has a little more selection though.
Favorite Dish: Sake!!!!!
This ramen restaurant is great little gem hidden away from Shibuya. DaiDai cooks up some of the best Tantanme I’ve ever had. If you’re not in the know, tantanme is spicy ramen, usually with pork. The staff doesn’t speak any English. I don’t even think they’re Japanese actually. There is no English on the menu as well. However, there are pictures up in the restaurant. Just point to what you want. Its that easy.
Best of all, they’re late house (11am to 5am) will give you a happy, but unhealthy treat long after more restaurants have closed. This is a great place to drop by after drinking, especially if you’re staying in the Olympic inn (see hotel tips).
To get there is easy. Take the Tokyu line (or Den-en-toshi line) one stop from Shibuya station to Ikejiri-ohashi station. Exit the station by the north exit and walk about 500 to 600 meters. You will pass a McD, a pachino parlor , the Olympic hotel and a 7-11. About 150 meters after all that you will find DaiDai.
Don't read this portion if you are not a fan of raw fish. But if you love sushi as I do, you simply have to try the sushi at this place. All the sashimi ( raw fish ) are fresh and cut generously so there's more fish than sushi rice. Also , it's professionally cut to the grain so there won't be any awakward moments when you try to chew into a fleshy segment. Best of all, this conveyor-belt sushi restaurant serves their delicious sushi at Y120-300 per plate. Ah...at this price and at the delicious freshness, I doubt you can resist.
Note: Contrary to what Nukedoc says in my comments page, that is really Salmon Sushi, the piece of fish flesh is so huge, it just overwhelms the small ball of rice at the bottom.
Favorite Dish: The Hamachi ( Yellow-Tail ) Sushi simply melted in my mouth. It's fresh, firm and fatty at the same time ....The salmon sushi was just as delicious.
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They offer Asian food with a twist, so that you might find for example leaves of basil in your fried rice, but sometimes what they offer leaves the diner feeling something was missing.
Fujimamas is hugely popular, but after a few visits you'll find the food less exciting than when you first went. If you're in Tokyo for a holiday it'll be fine, but for those of us that live here Fujimamas is probably better left to a once a year visit.
Favorite Dish: Weekend brunch!
One of Tokyo's rare Greek restaurants, serving somewhat adapted versions of Greek favorites. The skylit interior is bright and cheery during the day, with windows looking out over the rooftops of Harajuku. Lunch is very inexpensive.
It's not the best Greek food, but Greek is hard to come by in Tokyo and this restaurant is by far the cheapest Greek in Tokyo.
Kaffir Lime is a cozy little neighborhood place with a limited menu of Thai standards, nicely prepared but adapted to Japanese tastes. Portions are on the small side and prices are quite "Harajuku". If you want Thai while in Harajuku however, this is the place to go. If you want bigger sizes and more authentic Thai food, then head to Phad Thai in Roppongi.
All of the above aside, I always enjoy my meals at Kaffir Lime and they have some great lunch sets for around 900yen. English spoken and menu in English also.
Favorite Dish: Love the fish curry!!!
This restaurant is a part of a popular chain of restaurants that are in Tokyo and Osaka.
The food is mainly asian and the prices are quite reasonable (for Japan).