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Harajuku Food Guide: Where and What to Eat Near Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Wondering where and what to eat around Harajuku? In this guide, we highlight the best restaurants in Harajuku in Shibuya, Tokyo, and recommend foods to eat.


You’ve probably heard of Harajuku, whether it’s in the movies or magazines. Harajuku is a popular area in Shibuya for its unique youth culture and fashion.


In the last few decades, this neighborhood has become home to a wide array of vintage and trendy clothing shops, quirky thrift stores, and upscale fashion houses—from Takeshita Street to Omotesando. If you’re down for some serious shopping, this is a good place to start!



But of course, you’re gonna get hungry along the way. If you’re looking for the best local eats in Harajuku, here are some of our recommendations:


1. Gyukatsu at Gyukatsu Kyoto Katsugyu


This Japanese restaurant is known for its specialty gyukatsu (beef cutlet from Kyoto). Its Harajuku branch is one of the most popular. Choose your gyukatsu meals and specify the doneness you prefer.


Price: From 2,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 9:30 PM

Contact: +81 3-6271-4829

Address: 1F Re-Bell Harajuku, 4 Chome−31−11, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan



2. Uni risotto at Censu Tokyo


If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant with top-notch service, Censu will never fail, even the most critical palate. Every dish has its own personality, which speaks a lot about the chef’s skill. You must try uni (sea urchin) risotto!


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 6-11 PM (closed on Sundays)

Contact: +81 3-6434-5883

Address: 2 Chome-12-9 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan



3. Ramen at Afuri


You don’t really want to discount a popular restaurant just because it’s popular. At Afuri, you can choose from a wide selection of ramen noodles, including the crowd favorite—the yuzu shio ramen. Their char siew rice is also quite popular.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 10:30 PM (Monday to Sunday)

Contact: +81 3-6438-1910

Address: 3 Chome−63−1, Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan



4. Parfait at Shiseido Parlor


Desserts! For your dessert cravings and a perfect ambiance, head over to Shiseido Parlor! From parfait to green tea goodness, you can find them all here. This high-end dessert place is a must-visit for every sweet tooth.


Price: From 2,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Contact: +81 3-3475-1021

Address: WITH HARAJUKU, 8F, 1 Chome-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan



5. Omurice at Tamago Kitchen


If you’re looking for a down-to-earth restaurant that serves great meals, try Tamago Kitchen. Tamago, which means egg in English, is served in different ways at this restaurant. You should check out their various omurice dishes!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM (closed on Thursday)

Contact: +81 3-6455-5949

Address: 1 Chome−13−18, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan


 

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