7 Best Restaurants with Views of Tokyo Tower

By Ryan Noble
Updated: April 1, 2024

Much like France’s Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower is an iconic landmark of Tokyo and a must-see sight if you’re lucky enough to visit this sprawling city. In fact, since you’ve flown all this way, how about taking a seat and really making the most of it?

To give you a little more time with such a memorable view, we’ve put together a list of the seven best restaurants with views of Tokyo Tower.

Browse through and get your table booked — you’ve got a date with Tokyo Tower.

1. Katsura Steak House

A chef preparing a steak at Katsura Steak House.

For starters, we need to tell you about Katsura Steak House, on the basement floor of the Prince Hotel. Although this wagyu teppanyaki restaurant is technically on B1F, the meal itself is a feast for the eyes as the chefs will prepare everything on the grill right in front of you, giving you a selection of six different courses to choose from. Then, it’s just a quick journey up to the third floor for Tokyo Tower-side drinks.

Pro tip: If you book your table through us, we’ll snap a few pictures for you next to Tokyo Tower, print them out, and put them in a frame for you — all on the same day!


A private room in XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS, overlooking the Tokyo skyline at night.

Did someone order traditional sushi and tempura in the heart of Tokyo? You’ll find it at XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS, helmed by Japan’s Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto, a Michelin-starred chef with worldwide renown for his Japanese fusion cuisine. Naturally, that means this restaurant has exclusive access to the finest seafood from Toyosu Fish Market, and it’s carefully crafted into a selection of premium tasting courses. With views of Tokyo Tower and the never-ending Tokyo skyline, remember to tear your eyes away from the sushi now and then for unforgettable sights.

Michelin-starred sushi and Tokyo's skyline sound too good to resist? Book your table at XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS.

3. Tower View Terrace

A couple clinking glasses from the roof of Prince Hotel, looking up at Tokyo Tower.

When it comes to cafes and restaurants with views of Tokyo Tower, you’d expect a pretty good view from a place with ‘tower view’ in its name, and Tower View Terrace does not disappoint — and in fact, this place doubles as both a cafe and a restaurant! 

On the third floor of Prince Hotel by Shiba Park, Tower View Terrace is a relaxed cafe by day and a chic restaurant by night, offering lunch from ¥2,800 and dinner from ¥8,000. If you need us, we’ll be gazing up at the tower with a glass of bubbles this evening…


The view from KINTAN Ebisu, overlooking Tokyo with the Tokyo Tower in the distance.

KINTAN’s Ebisu branch isn’t just a stunning steak restaurant with a great view of Tokyo Tower — it’s also a stunning steak restaurant with a great view of the entire city of Tokyo. At 180m above the ground, it’s no surprise the view is this good.

As connoisseurs of premium steak, KINTAN offers four ways to dine, depending on the location:

  • Yakiniku (grilled)
  • Shabu-Shabu (hotpot)
  • THE KINTAN STEAK (various cuts of high-quality steak)
  • Meat Kappo KINTAN (experimental beef cuisine)

KINTAN Ebisu falls into the ‘Steak’ category, focusing on their specialty of high-grade wagyu steaks prepared in a variety of ways. 

Pro tip: Solo diners get the window seats, so take yourself here for a bit of me-time.

5. New York Grill

The interior of Park Hyatt Tokyo's New York Grill, made famous in Lost in Translation.

Park Hyatt Tokyo is lucky enough to have three restaurants and two bars in its stylish hotel, but none quite as famous as the New York Grill & Bar, first stepping into the spotlight in Lost in Translation when Bill Murray and Scarlett Johannson’s characters met for the first time at the bar. 

All the way up on the 52nd floor, it has an impressive claim to Tokyo’s skyline and boasts a 360-degree view of the city, including Tokyo Tower. If that weren’t enough, it also has the largest selection of US wines in Japan and a menu inspired by the cosmopolitan flavors of New York.

6. Tower Shita

Tower Shita, translating to “underneath the tower” or “bottom of the tower,” is as close as you can probably get to Tokyo Tower without being underneath it, meaning you can enjoy this gorgeous backdrop without straining your neck. Choose from one of two multi-course menus — the Tawashita Omakase Course or the Tawashita Special Course — each offering a selection of hot and cold seasonal dishes and ending with a coffee, best sipped slowly while taking in the view.

7. Restaurant Port (Minato City Office Cafeteria)

Overlooking the city of Tokyo as the sun sets, with the Tokyo Tower near the center of the shot.

Restaurant Port, aka Minato City Office Cafeteria, is exactly that — a cafeteria at the Minato City Office that’s also open to the public. It’s a unique idea with an enviable view of Tokyo Tower, alongside a Daily Lunch menu, a ‘Healthy Lunch’ option that promises to be less than 700kcals and contains 120g of vegetables, and a rich Daimon Curry. 

Make sure to check timings before you go as it tends to only be open on weekdays between 7:45–8:45am and 11am–2pm. Then, after you’ve eaten, take a morning or afternoon stroll through the neighboring Shiba Park, a delightful park to explore, no matter the season.

Pro tip: We’d recommend going alone or in a small group as this is also a cafeteria for employees. 

If you’re not quite finished exploring the best restaurants near Tokyo Tower, we have another Tokyo Tower restaurant guide you’re going to want to check out!

Restaurants with the best views of Tokyo Tower: FAQs

Why is Tokyo Tower so famous?

Other than its iconic architecture against the Tokyo skyline and the way it’s all lit up at night, Tokyo Tower is also an important symbol of the city’s post-war recovery after World War II. Constructed in 1958, it was the tallest tower in the world at that time.

It also functions as a broadcasting tower, which was first required in 1953 after NHK, Japan's national broadcaster, began their service.

How tall is Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Tower is 333m tall, even beating its inspiration, the Eiffel Tower, which stands at 300m tall.

Tokyo Tower vs Skytree: Which is taller?

Tokyo Tower is 333m tall, while Skytree is almost double the height at 634m, offering the best view of Tokyo in the entire city. This height also carries some meaning, with 6, 3, and 4 being read as “mu-sa-shi” in older Japanese, taken from the previous name of the region where Tokyo is located.

Is it worth going to Tokyo Tower?

Absolutely! There are three reasons Tokyo Tower is worth going to:

Foot Town: At the base of Tokyo Tower you’ll find ‘Foot Town’, containing cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops worth popping into before or after your journey into the skies above Tokyo.

Main Deck: For ¥900, you can head up to the Main Deck, set 150m up (about halfway) up Tokyo Tower. Even only halfway up, expect Insta-worthy views.

Top Deck: For ¥3,000 (or ¥2,800 if you book your Tokyo Tower tickets online), you can buy a ‘Top Deck Tour’ ticket, which gives you access to the Main Deck and the Top Deck, all the way up at 250m. On a clear day, you’ll even be able to see Tokyo Skytree and Mt. Fuji in the distance.

When is Tokyo Tower open?

Tower Tokyo’s observation decks are open from 9am to 11pm every day.

Where is Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Tower is in Minato City, Tokyo. The closest three stations are Onarimon, Kamiyacho, and Akabanebashi, all about a 10-minute walk from the base of Tokyo Tower.

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Ryan Noble
Ryan’s love for Japan may have begun with Naruto — something he refuses to hide — but it only grew once he truly understood the beauty of this country’s language, culture, and people. He hopes to use that passion to bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world, shining the spotlight on its hidden gems and supporting the revitalization of rural regions.
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