Konnichiwa~ Finally, here comes the Tokyo Food Guide (东京美食攻略)! I actually shared a similar post about What To Eat in Tokyo in 2019. You can refer to that post as well if you want. I have to blog about this before my next coming trip if not more and more posts gonna piled up lol. This post is about some of the food recommendations that I went to during my Tokyo, Japan trip last year which includes tea salons, izakaya, sushi, matcha dessert shops and many more. Don't forget to watch my Tokyo Food Vlog at the bottom section.

Higashiya Man Marunouchi

Facing the canopy of trees of Marunouchi Naka-dori, Higashiya Man Marunouchi offers sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city's most scenic business district.

This stylish tea salon puts a fresh, contemporary twist on traditional Japanese confectionery, which pairs well with both tea and alcohol.

You can find freshly steamed buns, confectioneries ideal for gifts, and a unique collection of tableware products here.

It features an exclusive tea counter with dozens of teas on display and a petit sabo, a Japanese tea salon, specializing in the craft of how enjoy different teas.

We had ordered the tea pairing menu includes five varieties of hitokuchigashi
Cost : 4,100 yen per pax

Its signature hitokuchi-gashi (bite-size sweets) is available in nine flavours including purple potato paste with chestnut, matcha paste with raisins, and sumptuous dried dates with fermented butter filling topped and roasted walnut.

Japanese-style afternoon tea, featuring two teas of your preference, a light meal and an assortment of wagashi. Your choice of two teas | Sticky rice (first tray) | Light bites (second tray) | Various wagashi (third tray)
Cost : 4,950 yen per set

It looks like kuih-muih in Malaysia just the Japanese version. So cute. The dates filled with butter taste interesting. Never try this before here in Malaysia.

Tailored especially for Higashiya Man Marunouchi, this menu features a variety of seasonal teas and ingredients that change in accordance with the traditional Japanese solar calendar. The sticky rice tastes surprisingly a bit bland. It's like eating a tasteless riceball but other than that is okay.
Cost : 5,000 yen per set
Location : 1F, 1-4-5 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Business hours : Mon - Fri (11.00am - 7.00pm) | Sat (11.00am - 6.00pm) | Closed on Sun

Nanaya Aoyama

Shizuoka-based matcha sweets purveyors Nanaya team up with venerable Asakusa tea shop Suzukien to bring you the richest green tea gelato in Tokyo at this in-store ice cream counter. Serving up the premium No.7 gelato, apparently certified as the ice cream with the world's highest matcha content, this shop is the only one stocking the delicacy outside Shizuoka prefecture.

If matcha is your cup of tea, this creamy creation ought to be your dream dessert. They also have six other richness levels of matcha gelato, but most customers only come here for the premium no.7.

Not a Japanese tea fan? No worries. They also have non-tea flavours such as sweet potato, pumpkin and black sesame flavours as well. 

We tried the genmaicha, matcha and hojicha ice cream. As I'm not a matcha fan, so I'm more prefer the hojicha and genmaicha ice cream. It's silky smooth and yummy!

There are also many varieties of tea and different levels of matcha chocolates, perfect to buy as souvenirs for your friends and family.

Location : 2 Chome-7-12 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan.
Business hours : Wed - Mon (11.00am - 7.00pm) | Closed on Tue


When you're in Japan, of course, have to visit izakaya right? Fyi, izakaya means a type of Japanese bar in which a variety of small, typically inexpensive, dishes and snacks are served to accompany the alcoholic drinks.

Their seafood is delivered from Tyosu Market. They can also discuss the course according to your budget.

Their sake is carefully selected from all over the country. Thus, feel free to order sake when you're there.

Luxury Sea Urchin Course
This is one of the reasons why we decided to visit here - Uni Shabu course! You can enjoy the alum-free and additive-free sea urchin with a total of 8 dishes! We all love the uni dishes and one of my favourites would be the uni shabu-shabu with a rich soup made with plenty of sea urchins.
Cost : 10,000 yen per pax

From the appetizer to the main curse, it is a gorgeous sea urchin course that incorporates plenty of sea urchins. Seasonal sea urchin and shrimp dishes are procured from all over the country. As a uni lover, I'm so happy to have this experience thanks to my Japanese boss. All uni dishes are so delicious. My first time tasting uni tempura as well.

Besides the famous sea urchin shabu course, they also have a new speciality which is thick-sliced beef tongue. Have you ever tried beef sushi before? Or, if you don't eat raw food, you may try their roasted wagyu too. Don't eat beef? Then you may order roasted chicken.

Location : Takaike Building 1F, 4-3-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Japan.
Business hours : Mon - Fri (11.45am - 3.45pm | 6.00pm - 11.30pm) ; Sat ((11.45am - 3.45pm | 6.00pm - 11.00pm) ; Closed on Sun and Public Holiday

Kagurazaka Saryo

A new Japanese cafe proposed by Kagurazaka Saryo, a detached house cafe standing in a back alley of Kagurazaka. They offer Japanese sweets and drinks based on Japanese style in a space that can only be enjoyed here. In addition, the scenery from the window overlooking Shibuya is ideal for various scenes.

Sencha Tea Soda
Refreshing sencha with umami. It is definitely a tea soda to enjoy. The flavour of sencha spreads throughout your mouth. This is my first sencha soda experience and I love it!
Cost : 800 yen

Sencha Fruit Soda
Add frozen fruits to enjoy sweetness and sourness at the same time. It is a new way to enjoy tea that looks beautiful.
Cost : 800 yen

Saryo Hojicha Latte
The umami and astringency are in perfect harmony. The roasted aroma is very strong and the texture is silky smooth.
Cost : 650 yen

Unagi Hitsumabushi Set
I ordered this unagi ochazuke. Domestic eel with carefully selected sauce. Slowly baked plump. It is delicious and enjoys the side dishes as well.
Cost : 2,200 yen

Freshly Made "Tofu Set Meal"
More sucrose than regular soybeans. It is not sweet but the aroma of the soybeans is strong! The texture of the tofu is so smooth and we like it. It is lovely that they leave a card written "please do not open the lid until the flame has disappeared". So, my friend wait for several minutes only open the lid.
Cost : 1,000 yen

Chami Pork from Kagoshima
It contains antibacterial tea leaves. By doing this, the meat is delicate and has no odour. Served with sesame, soy milk broth and 6 kinds of root vegetables.
Cost : 1,200 yen

Kikicha Ice Cream It consists of three types of ice cream which are Matcha, Sencha and Genmaicha. Matcha ice cream comes with a rich aroma while Sencha with a refreshing taste. Genmaicha, which is fragrant brown rice tea, I personally love the aroma and strong taste. Don't forget to order this if you pay a visit here.
Cost : 1,100 yen

Location : 14th Floor, Shibuya Scramble Square, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Business hours : Daily (10.00am - 11.00pm)

Kanazawa Maimon Sushi

When you're in Japan, how come you can miss eating sushi right? We visited Kanazawa Maimon Sushi at Shibuya PARCO. And it was one of the best sushi that I have ever at!

All the ingredients are so fresh and oishii! The uni, hotate, ikura, engawa, all are my favourites!! My tummy is so happy! No wonder the Japanese don't like to eat omakase in Malaysia. Four of us ordered lots of sushi and only cost RM500+ in the total bill.
Location : Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 15−1 渋谷PARCO7階.
Business hours : Mon - Fri (11.30am - 2.30pm ; 4.30pm - 10.00pm) | Sat - Sun (11.30am - 10.00pm)

Chaya 1899 Tokyo

Tea culture has been nurtured in Japan since ancient times to connect people and enhance relaxation. 1899 is a place where hospitality and tea are served together in a modern way, allowing guests to have a quiet and relaxing time over a cup of tea.

Chaya 1899 Tokyo is a Japanese cafe where guests can spend time as they please while being wrapped up in the soft aroma of tea.

Feel the tich passage of time over a cup of tea and unwind with all five senses in a space where tradition coexists with modernity.

Besides food, you can also purchase their tea powder products here.

1899 Tea Parfait
We ordered one of their signature parfaits to give it a try. We like the different textures and layers of the dessert. Some are crunchy, and some are soft and tender. Overall, worth to try.
Cost : 1,400 yen

Matcha and Roasted Green Tea Gelato
Of course, we have to try their Japanese tea gelato. The taste is not bad too.
Cost : 380 yen

Japanese Black Tea Soda
My first time trying Japanese black tea soda and I like it! I think I already fall in love with tea soda on this trip because I never get enough hahaha.
Cost : 500 yen

Rich Matcha Latte
My friend ordered the matcha latte and she thinks it tastes not bad.
Cost : 600 yen
Location : 6-4-1 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004.
Business hours : Daily (11.00am - 5.00pm)

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

Similar to the tea salon I recommended earlier, this is another tea salon you should visit for another traditional tea experience! It is located in Aoyama and the tea experience is slightly different than the previous one we tried.

At the back of the store, there's a seating area where you can enjoy sipping on the tea of your choice. If you'd like to taste different varieties, you can sample individual teas (from 1,400 yen), but we decided to try the whole experience and asked for the tea course.

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experiences
Tea course
Gyokuro, Blended tea, Hojicha, Matcha, Wagashi
Cost : 4,900 yen
+ Highest grade gyokuro
Cost : 1,320 yen

For your info, Gyokuro is one of the most luxurious green teas in Japan. It's grown in the shade, which gives it a unique, refined flavour that's less bitter and full of umami. He made three infusions from the leaves, each a little milder than the last, and the third one was served as a cold brewed tea. Then he poured a special sauce over the leaves and gave them to us to eat. That's right~ The leaves are such superb quality that it's like eating spinach with a slight green tea flavour. This is interesting to all of us and one of the highlights throughout the tea experience!

For those who prefer something a little more substantial, you guys also can try the tea-infused rum and vodka. So you could also think of Sakurai as a kind of standing tea bar. We didn't get the chance to try the alcohol because we went to Shinjuku for supper and beer after this lol. However, give it a try.

Location : Japan, 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato City, Minamiaoyama, 5 Chome−6−23 スパイラルビル 5F.
Business hours : Mon - Fri (11.00am - 11.00pm) | Sat - Sun (11.00am - 8.00pm)


Last but not least, one of the restaurants that I'm looking forward to this trip is Eggslut. All-day breakfast rolls, signature coddled eggs, burgers, coffee and beer in a trendy serve.

Store specializing in popular egg dishes from LA. Both taste and atmosphere are the home itself.

Egg enthusiast is a store specializing in egg dishes of No.1 with LA which we made for egg enthusiasts. "Egg slut" which is a raging breakfast loved by eggs cleared many standards and "ultimate egg sand" an LA celebrity who can enjoy carefully selected material, delicate French technique, and visuals which we refined, and it was in the topic offered. In shop healthy brightly feeling wind of California, please enjoy the taste and atmosphere of the LA home.

I had ordered a Bacon, egg & cheese sandwich at 1,245 yen with a drink set.
Location : Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 6 Chome−20−10 South 2F Miyashita Park.
Business hours : Daily (11.00am - 9.00pm)

That's a wrap, everybody! Hopefully, you guys enjoy reading this Tokyo Food Guide and pay a visit to those restaurants that I recommended here. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any other food recommendations for me as well. Till here. Ja neh~

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