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Top 10 Eat-in or Eat-out American Thanksgiving Dinners in Japan 2015

American Thanksgiving in Japan

American Thanksgiving (サンクスギビング) is Thursday, November 26th. To help you prepare we have compiled the Top 10 Eat-in or Eat-out American Thanksgiving Dinners in Japan 2015. What are your plans? Are you eating in or out? Are you taking the day off from school and work, or waiting to celebrate over the weekend? Reserve and plan today!

American Thanksgiving Dinners in Japan

Over the past 14 years, we have done both. Eating out is easy, but less intimate. Eating in feels like the “real deal”, but wow, all the shopping and cooking can put one to the test. When I was 18 and living with a host family in Kyoto, I promised to make them an “American Thanksgiving in Japan”.  Twenty plus years ago there was no Costco, nor Butterballs available in the supermarkets, so we ordered a turkey from a Hokkaido farm. Well to my surprise, the turkey arrived the day before Thanksgiving with feathers, head, and entrails. Called my mom immediately to find out how to gut and defeather a turkey (no internet back then).

Japan residents are lucky now that ready to cook turkeys can be bought at Costco, National Azabu Supermarket, and Meijiya, as well as, at online at Yoyomarket now Hilo Market, Foreign Buyers Club, and The Meat Guy. The only advice is to measure the inside of your oven before you go shopping to make sure everything fits. Enjoy your American Thanksgiving in Japan!

Would love to hear your advice on how you celebrate American Thanksgiving in Japan.


1. The Pink Cow (Roppongi, Tokyo)

The Pink Cow - American Thanksgiving in JapanPink Cow offers one of the most popular Thanksgivings Dinners in Tokyo and fills up early. Due to high demand they offer two seatings per day to enjoy their great pies, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas in cream sauce and cranberry sauce and, of course, TURKEY! They even have stuffed tofu for vegetarians!  The reserved and prepaid dinner is 4,800 JPY and includes one drink.

When: Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, Nov 26th, Fri Nov 27th two sets: ①18:30-20:00 ②20:30-22:00
Price: Thursday and Friday: prepaid 4,800 JPY door: 5,800 JPY (at the door only)
Address: Tokyo Roi Bulding B1F , 5-5-1 Roppongi Minato-ku
Phone: 03-6434-5773
Reservations: necessary, Pink Cow calendar with links to reservations
Website: http://www.thepinkcow.com/
Email: cowmail@thepinkcow.com


2.  The Oak Door (Roppongi, Tokyo)

250x140xcq5dam.thumbnail.250.140.png.pagespeed.ic.x6sl_xAhSqThe Oak Door is offering a sumptuous and traditional Thanksgiving menu that includes; Autumn greens salad with walnuts, roasted pears, blue cheese, Squash soup with rye croutons, caraway cream and pomegranate syrup, Roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, and mashed potato, Green bean casserole, candied yams, cranberry sauce, gravy, Pecan and pumpkin pies, salted caramel ice cream and coffee or tea.

When: November 26th – 28th, Thursday to Saturday; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Price: 9,500 JPY (Subject to consumption tax and 13% service charge)
Address: Grand Hyatt, 6F, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-4333-8784
Reservations: Necessary call for reservations
Website: http://restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/oak-door-restaurant/

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 3. Good Honest Grub (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Good Honest Grub - American Thanksgiving in JapanWant an intimate, homey feeling, but the ease of eating out? Good Honest Grub is the right place. Run by a Canadian who know how to cook a great Turkey and pie you will enjoy every bite. Good Honest Grub seating is limited so book now! The Thanksgiving feast will include harvest greens, roast turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, steamed veggies, homemade cranberry sauce and pumpkin carrot pie.

When: Wednesday – Saturday, November 25th – 28th; 2 seatings 18:00 and 20:30
Price: 3,900 JPY, children under 10 2,500 JPY
Address: 2-20-8 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011
Phone: 03-3797-9877
Reservations: Necessary please email or call
Website: http://www.goodhonestgrub.com


 4. ROTI (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Roti - American Thanksgiving in Japan
Enjoy a wonderful four course Thanksgiving dinner at Roti in Roppongi. The menu looks exhibit for this year. Lobster bisque, garlic butter crostini, Entree: Caramelized persimmon, Roquefort & salt baked beetroot salad, pancetta crisp, spiced walnuts & pomegranate dressing, Main: Free-range Californian turkey, smoked & roasted breast, confit style leg, cornbread dressing, apple cranberry relish, giblet gravy, velvet potatoes & roasted autumn vegetables, Dessert: Pure pumpkin cheesecake, ginger-pecan crust, bourbon butterscotch caramel & eggnog ice cream. Also as always, vegetarian options are available!  Take out is also available if pre-ordered by Monday 23rd. All takeout orders must be picked up at the restaurant before 18:00 each day. See below for more information on the take-out menu.

When:November 26th & 27th, 4-course dinner ; 2-hour reservation times are as follows (2 seatings) 18:00 – 20:00 or 21:00 – 23:00; Children welcome for the early dinner seating (also see their website for Thursday lunch and Sunday brunch options)
Price: 3,600 -6,800 yen depending on sittings and menue chosen
Reservations: Necessary call 03-5785-3671 or email e-mail to info@roti.jp
Address: Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.roti.jp/


5. Lawry’s (Ebisu, Tokyo)

Lawry's - American Thanksgiving DinnersWe had a group family Thanksgiving dinner at Lawry’s a few years ago, and it was an easy and delicious evening.  Lawry’s Tokyo will prepare turkey dishes for two days at dinner time only.  You can order a whole turkey for a group of six or by the plate. We had 20 people, and three turkeys was perfect. There is also a roast beef and turkey mixed option. Since the number of whole turkeys is limited, I highly recommend you reserve with the next week.

When:  November 26th and 27th evening dinners; between 17:00 – 22:00
Price: Whole Turkey Course (up to 4 people)  ¥12,000(tax & service charge excluded)
includes Spinning Bowl Salad, Gravy sauce,cranberry relish, chestnut and potato puree with winter roots vegetables. Turkey Plate ¥4,000 includes Spinning Bowl Salad, Gravy sauce,cranberry relish, chestnut and potato puree with winter roots vegetables
Reservations: Reservation necessary before November 22nd —  contact@lawrys.jp or 03-5114-8080
Address: 4-20-3 Ebisu Garden Place, Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo 107-0052
Website: http://www.lawrys.jp/tokyo/


6. Beacon (Shibuya, Tokyo) 
American Thanksgiving DinnersBeacon is offering a special Thanksgiving Dinner meal on November 26th. The delicious menu proxies to deliver culinary delight for the Thanksgiving connoisseur. The special Thanksgiving dinner is cream of autumn mushroom soup, appetizer/salad, roast turkey,  spiced pumpkin cheesecake, and coffee. Enjoy!

When:  November 26th evening only
Price: 8,500 JPY
Reservations: Reservation necessary 03-6418-0077 (no reservations by email)
Address: 1-2-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0002
Website: http://www.tyharborbrewing.co.jp/jp/beacon/


7.  Ruby Jacks Steakhouse (Roppongi, Tokyo)

American Thanksgiving DinnersRuby Jacks, know for their steak dinner, is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26th only! Conveniently located in Roppongi near Akasaka it is a great option for the after work crowd! The menu looks delicious with Cherry house smoked salmon, Cauliflower cream soup, Slow cooked duck and chestnut filled Turkey leg with confit mashed potatoes, broccoli with bacon dressing and cranberry sauce. Leave some room for the Pumpkin pudding brûlée with pecan-salt caramel ice-cream. Yum!

When:  November 26th evening only
Price: 9,500 JPY (consumption tax included, but additional +10% service charge )
Reservations: Reservation recommended
Address: 2F Ark Hills South Tower 1-4-5, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

8. T.Y Harbor (Higashi-Shinagawa) –  T.Y. Harbor is one of our favorite adult night locations and Thanksgiving Dinner is bound to be delicious.  T.Y is offering a Thanksgiving Day lunch and dinner on Thursday, November 26th. Thanksgiving Special Lunch includes roasted turkey breast with mushroom gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry relish for 1,700 JPY.  Thanksgiving special dinner includes cheddar cheese and bacon chowder soup, roasted turkey breast with mushroom gravy, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry relish and pumpkin pie with whipped cream and candied ginger for 4,500 JPY.

When:  November 26th evening only
Price: 1,700 JPY (lunch) and 4,500 JPY (dinner)
Reservations: Reservation recommended
Address: 2-1-3 Higashi-Shinagawa 140-0002


9. Motif Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo (Marunouchi, Tokyo) – If you are looking for a more formal Thanksgiving setting, try Motif Restaurant from November 20 to 26, 2015.  The highlight of the menu is Koshihikari rice-fed turkey breast sourced from Agishi in Ishikawa Prefecture. Guests can savor classic roasted turkey with traditional gravy and cranberry sauce and share the special moment with friends and family.

  • LUNCH Amuse Buffet  – Homemade Smoked Salmon with Herb Salad, Roasted turkey and gravy with homemade cranberry chutney and Potato Gratin, Dessert buffet JPY 6,000 per person
  • DINNER – Homemade Smoked Salmon with Herb Salad Pumpkin Soup Roasted turkey and gravy with homemade cranberry chutney and Potato Gratin Homemade apple pie JPY 9,000 per person
  • WINE FLIGHT Sommelier Selected Pairing Wines By the Glass  JPY 3,800 (three glasses)

When:  November 20 -26th, 2015
Price: Lunch 6,000 JPY, Dinner 9,000 JPY (Consumption Tax and 15% service charge will be added)
Reservations: Reservations necessary 03-5222-5810
Address: 7th floor, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi , 1-11-1 Pacific Century Place, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/tokyo/dining/restaurants/motif_restaurant_and_bar/



10. BOND ST. KITCHEN (Tennouzu, Tokyo)
Bond st kitchen - American Thanksgiving in JapanBOND St. Kitchen is the catering arm of T.Y.EXPRESS which owns T.Y. Harbor, Ivy Place, Beacon and many other restaurants in Japan.  They have taken all their culinary expertise and offer a great takeout option for Thanksgiving at home.  The Thanksgiving Turkey Package is available for spick-up or delivery on Thursday, November 26th only! The Turkey Package (can feed about six people) includes a whole roasted turkey (approximately 7 kg, mushroom gravy sauce, cranberry relish, and original cornbread stuffing.  All you will need to prepare at home are your side dishes of mashed potatoes and veggies.  Enjoy classic Thanksgiving dinner at home with friends and family!

When:  Thanksgiving Turkey Package available only for pick-up or delivery on November 26th, Thursday; Delivery or pick up at Tennouzu bread works  ※Delivery charge: 2,000 yen (Delivery area: Shinagawa-ku, Minato-ku, Shibuya-ku, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: Package for approximately six people¥24,000 tax included
Orders: Limited package will be sold with reservation in advance, Tel: 03-5479-1686
Address: Pick-up is at Breadworks in Aoyama: 5-7-28 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Website: https://www.tysons.jp/bond/

11. ROTI (Roppongi, Tokyo) – offers takeout

Take out is also available if pre-ordered by Monday 23th. All take out orders must be picked up at the restaurant before 18:00 each day.   Take-away menu

  • Whole Roast Turkey  4-5kg bird, serves approx. 8-10 persons. Includes turkey giblet gravy, Cornbread dressing & cranberry relish 16.000
  • Whole Roast Chicken 1kg bird, serves approx 2-4 persons, includes turkey giblet gravy, Cornbread dressing & cranberry relish. 5.400
  • Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake  1-whole baked cheesecake (Un-cut), serves 10-12 –  7.500

When:November 26th – 29th
Reservations: Necessary call 03-5785-3671 or email e-mail to info@roti.jp
Address: Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.roti.jp/


American Thanksgiving Dinners in Japan


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