Nakano Private Food Tour: Tempura, Japanese BBQ & More

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Private Experience
Dine at three local izakaya restaurants and enjoy tempura, wagyu beef, side dishes, and sake or other drinks in this private food tour in Nakano, a Tokyo hub west of Shinjuku.


Experience a fun food tour through the vibrant foodie district of Nakano (west of Shinjuku) and try several classic Japanese dishes and drinks with a local host
From Japanese fusion dishes and tempura to melt-in-your-mouth wagyu and sake, eat and drink with your host in a variety of izakaya restaurants in Nakano
Discover cozy bars and izakaya restaurants in alleyways and side streets and experience the local lifestyle
Your host is a local sushi chef and food enthusiast who loves sharing local secrets and creating custom tours centered on authentic experiences
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

A short train ride to the west of the glittering district of Shinjuku, you'll find Nakano, a laidback pop culture hub popular among anime fans. While many flock to Nakano in search of collectible goods in the neon-lit Nakano Broadway shopping district, the area is also home to an understated gourmet scene. Surrounding the shopping district, you'll find alleyways and side streets packed with izakaya restaurants and cozy bars where Tokyoites enjoy authentic comfort foods. This custom food tour of the area invites you to discover these hidden gourmet pockets in Nakano. Guiding you on this gastronomic adventure is a local host, a sushi chef and a food photographer whose love for Japanese food culture is contagious. He has dedicated himself to unveiling the hidden culinary delights of Tokyo through thoughtfully designed tours. This particular tour, with its three stops at local restaurants, promises a diverse and delectable journey through the flavors of Nakano. Your first stop will be an izakaya serving Japanese fusion foods with three kinds of Japanese sake. Sip on Japan's national drink paired with light bites as you get to know each other and learn more about your host and the area. Your second stop will be an izakaya, where you can try three types of tempura (battered, deep-fried ingredients), a crispy Japanese classic, with a drink. Finally, you'll wrap the evening with grilled, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef with side dishes at a Japanese barbeque restaurant. This evening tour is a fantastic celebration of what makes Nakano such a vibrant foodie district.


Three kinds of sake paired with three dishes
Tempura and one drink
Three kinds of wagyu beef and side dishes
Food tour and a bilingual guide


Transportation to the meeting and from the drop-off point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at the North Exit of the JR Nakano Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Please note that guests are required to order a drink at the second restaurant
Please note that vegan and vegetarian requests cannot be accommodated.
This tour involves alcohol. Please contact the host in advance if you plan to participate with minors (please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old)

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 27, 2024
¥ 17,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals