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Shibuya Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Shibuya, Tokyo

When you are in Tokyo, it’s impossible for you to not hit the streets of Shibuya. To help you survive a day in the city, we created a guide for where and what to eat in Shibuya!

Shibuya is a special place in Tokyo. It’s one of the most vibrant, and exciting areas not just in Tokyo but also in Japan that's always buzzing with energy. It's home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Tokyo, including the Shibuya Crossing, the Hachiko Statue, and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. It's also a major shopping and entertainment district, with everything from high-end boutiques to hole-in-the-wall eateries.

What makes Shibuya so special is its unique blend of culture and modernity. It's a place where the old and the new come together to create something truly special. You can find traditional Japanese restaurants and shops alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. It's a place where you can experience the best of both worlds.

Shibuya is also a great place to people-watch. The Shibuya Crossing is one of the busiest intersections in the world, and it's always interesting to see the different types of people who come through. You'll see everything from businessmen in suits to students in uniforms to tourists from all over the world.

And of course, good food is something you wouldn’t want to miss in Shibuya! Here are our top picks!

1. Gonpachi - Best Japanese Restaurant

If you want to experience Japanese “fine-dining” without spending an arm and a leg (yes, it’s a thing!), head over to any Gonpachi restaurant. From crowd favorites like ramen and sushi to yakitori, you can taste them all here. Fun fact! One of its stores was used as an inspiration in the Kill Bill movie.

  • Price: From 3,500 yen

  • Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:30 AM (Daily)

  • Contact: +81 50-5443-0489

  • Location: 14F E Space Tower, Maruyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

2. Uobei - Best Conveyor Belt Sushi in Shibuya

Whether it’s your first time eating freshly rolled sushi or you want to experience real Japanese sushi, Uobei is the perfect spot to indulge in this quintessential Japanese dish. From fresh tuna to A5 beef, your sushi options are limitless.

  • Price: From 100 yen

  • Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM (Monday to Friday) | 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Contact: +81 3-3462-0241

  • Location: 1 Central Bldg. 6, 2 Chome−29−1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

3. Niigata Katsudon Tarekatsu - Best Katsudon in Shibuya

For some delicious katsu don (a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried breaded pork cutlet, egg, vegetables, and some condiments), make your way to Niigata. Don’t miss their signature katsudon tarekatsu! You won’t be disappointed—we promise!

  • Price: From 940 yen

  • Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM (Daily)

  • Contact: +81 3-6455-3600

  • Location: 1 Chome-5-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

4. Kaikaya by the Sea - Best Seafood in Shibuya

If for some reason you’re down to gorge on seafood in Tokyo, there’s no other restaurant to go to except for Kaikaya by the Sea. This seafood restaurant has everything you need to satisfy your seafood cravings—whether you’re looking for soup, grilled, or fried.

  • Price: From 550 yen

  • Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Thursday to Tuesday)

  • Contact: +81 3-3770-0878

  • Location: 23-7 Maruyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

5. Ichiran - Best Ramen in Shibuya

Craving for ramen? Of course, you’re not leaving Tokyo without eating authentic ramen! Ichiran has so many joints spread across Tokyo. Be sure to try their specialty—the tonkotsu ramen.

  • Price: From 980 yen

  • Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 AM (Daily)

  • Contact: +81 3-3463-3667

  • Location: 1 Chome−22−7, Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan

This list is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many good restaurants in Shibuya…so many! So go explore the streets for some unforgettable culinary adventure!


Looking for a traditional food experience in Tokyo? Come join us at our Tokyo Tea Ceremony Experience where you can witness and participate in an authentic tea ceremony and enjoy Japan's finest teas.


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