In all my 13 years in Japan, I have never found a place that offers better food the American way with true American style than the Hard Rock Cafe. Not to mention the Hard Rock also has style going for it, a great lively atmosphere, cool music, and an awesome menu to choose from.
There's also a Hard Rock Cafe in Yokohama. But, this one's bigger and more visable.
Favorite Dish: The Nachos are the best.
I also recommend the chicken steak in garlic-mushroom sauce.
The prices are good compared to the amount of food you get.
After living on a diet of rice for three months, this westerner was ready for for a burger! The thing about Tokyo is, there is all kinds of western food to be found. It seems like there is a McDonalds or Subway on every corner. But, if you want real American food, chances are that you don't want to eat at a McDonalds. So where do homesick western travelers all end up? The Hard Rock Cafe.
You are instantly westernized when you hear the Police or the Rolling Stones playing in the background and a large burger is heading your way. Plus, there is chance to see the most beautiful waitresses in all of Tokyo, and a place where westerners come together without messing with anyone's chi.
As hard rocks go, this one is actually above par. The food is much better than the one in Cleveland or LA. Plus, there is a higher quality of service. So, you can't really go wrong. The worst thing about the Tokyo Hard Rock is finding the place. It is hidden down a back alleyway in Roppongi (near the orange eiffel tower) and on the second floor.
The better one is actually in Ueno. which is near Tokyo, so if you are out that way, don't miss it, it is in the old train station. If not, the Roppongi location is till great.
Favorite Dish: Mmmn, burgers and fries!
If anyone would be so kind, I collect the guitar pins with the name of the location on them. The Japan sites have these really cool ones with dragons around them. If you are going and would like to pick one up for me I would really appreciate it.
Your bog standard “Hard Rock Café” fare, which can be a comfort when you are far from home and your still not quite attuned to the time yet.
Hard Rock Cafe.
I expect they're really all the same, but I haven't seen any others with gorillas hanging from the roof!
This one was in Roppongi (an area in Tokyo).