Tokyo Food Guide: 5 Delicious Restaurants Around Tokyo Tower

By The byFood Team
Updated: February 15, 2024

Standing tall amidst the modern expanse of Tokyo is Tokyo Tower. With a staggering height of 333 meters (1,092 feet), this white and red architectural marvel that resembles the Eiffel Tower is the second largest structure in entire Japan.

Open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Tokyo Tower is one of the top sightseeing spots in Tokyo and showcases an observatory deck with a panoramic view, seasonal winter illuminations, and a music venue. Once you're done exploring Tokyo Tower, it's time to try the culinary offerings of the Tokyo Tower restaurants that are in and around the landmark.

Tokyo Tower Restaurants

Here are some recommended Tokyo Tower restaurants in the landmark and the surrounding area.

  1. Katsura Steak House
  2. Amamoto
  3. Tofuya Ukai
  4. Marion Crepes
  5. Umeiya

1. Katsura Steak House

Boasting the best up-close views of Tokyo Tower in the city, Shiba Park is also home to the Prince Park Tower Tokyo. If you’re craving wagyu beef, the hotel’s Katsura Steak House is a prime spot for a romantic meal or for an indulgent girls’ night out. 

Treat yourself to the Katsura Teppanyaki Course Dinner, starting off with a pre-dinner drink at the Stellar Garden Sky Lounge. The lounge features panoramic views of the city, with Tokyo Tower front and center, its orange lights winking charmingly in the night sky. For the meal to follow, expect sumptuously plated appetizers, seasonal veggies and fish, two different cuts of wagyu steak, and fried rice, topped off with dessert. The wagyu has a buttery, inviting aroma—the highest-quality steak around town.

2. Amamoto

Located right next to Tokyo Tower, Amamoto is an eight-seater Michelin-starred sushi restaurant. The restaurant was opened in 2016 by the owner-chef Masamichi Amamoto, who meticulously sources his seafood from across the country, striving for seasonality. Chef Amamoto also isn’t afraid to deviate from tradition, either—his sushi rice, for example, is seasoned with an unorthodox ingredient: brown sugar syrup.

Come watch as the chef skillfully preps each morsel of sushi, but be sure to make a reservation far in advance—a seat at the counter here is in high demand. 

3. Tofuya Ukai

Garden of Toufuya Ukai

People who claim that tofu is bland will eat their words at Tofuya Ukai, a restaurant at the base of Tokyo Tower where the bean curd product, which is made entirely in-house, is the star of the menu. Tofuya is famous all over Japan for giving a new face to tofu, making their tofu from scratch with the finest soybeans and the purest mineral water. Their two specialty dishes are tosui-tofu (a soup made with dashi stock and soymilk) and age-dengaku (sliced and fried tofu that is grilled over wood charcoal). Lunch courses are offered on weekdays for ¥5,940 and on weekends for ¥7,560, and grand kaiseki courses are also offered at prices from ¥10,800 to ¥16,200.

The restaurant is stunning, reminiscent of the town of Edo from 200 years ago, and features Japanese gardens and a koi pond. The mix of dishes that reflect the current season's offerings will surely delight even the most particular palate.

4. Marion Crepes

Do you prefer savory or sweet? At Marion Crepes at Tokyo Tower's main entrance, you can go either way! The long lines will surely persuade you to sink your teeth into some of the most delectable crepe offerings in town. Lucky Tokyo Tower explorers can easily grab a crepe to their liking since the store is located near the Tower’s main gate, a perfect bite to start your Tokyo Tower adventure.

5. Umeiya

Negi tonkotsu (thick pork broth) ramen and shoyu (soy sauce) ramen are the top sellers at Umeiya Tokyo Tower. Conveniently located at the Tokyo Tower food court, the chefs here take their ramen seriously but without breaking the bank. With ramen noodles cooked to al dente perfection and the hot and comforting broth, you can quickly get your ramen fix at Umeiya, where payments are done by vending machine, and be off to your next destination!

Tokyo Tower is not just a colossal structure that serves as a broadcast antenna to major networks, it is also an iconic Tokyo landmark where learning, fun, and food collide. Take in the fantastic view, go souvenir shopping, see cool exhibitions, indulge your One Piece obsession, and experience live shows, all at Tokyo Tower; then refuel at these Tokyo Tower restaurants!

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