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Frijoles, Azabu, Roppongi, Shiodome & Otemachi

Frijoles is my teenagers favorite restaurant in Azabu. Frijoles, a casual cantina-style restaurant, serves up a small menu centered on soft tacos and burritos dressed with beans and guacamole, reminiscent of North America’s Chipotle restaurants. You can get steak, chicken or veggie with your choice of fillings. Nachos are extra …

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Crayon House Hiroba (Omotesando, Tokyo)

The Hiroba at Crayon House offers a friendly, all-you-can-eat 90% Organic buffet serving soups, salads, vegetables, brown or semi-refined rice, pasta, tofu, mushrooms, seaweed, meat and fish.  It is located in the basement of the Crayon House Toy and Bookstore and includes a small shop with a variety of organic products. Great spot …

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The French Kitchen (Roppongi Hills)

The French Kitchen offers delicious breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch buffets, and is open all day, serving classic French dishes. The restaurant features an open kitchen, a bar, an outside terrace and the “Chef’s Table”, a private dining room equipped with its own kitchen that is ideal for special dinners, …

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Kua Aina, 9 Locations in Tokyo – Hawaiian Burger and Sandwich Grill

If you`re looking for a good, solid burger stop by Kua Aina. Originally from Hawaii, their light wooden interior, island music and colorful Hawaiin goods adorning the walls makes you feel like you walked into a burger joint on the island. Their large hamburger patties, seasoned with the owner`s original and secret spices …

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Organic Cafe Lulu (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – Reading Cafe and Play Space

Organic Cafe LuLu (オーガニックカフェ ルル) in Kiba is a parents` dream cafe. This bright and airy space serves only organic meals (all dairy and egg free) prepared by licensed nutritionists, houses a large selection of children`s books – both in English and Japanese, wooden play house with foosball table, wooden …

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Bills (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Delicious Ricotta Pancakes

Bills Odaiba

Bills Odaiba located in the Decks Mall, has an open terrace that gives a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. The large, 200 person seating restaurant is clean and family-friendly. Families can enjoy their meal and take a stroll outside in nice weather or stay-in and shop around. If you walk …

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Kawaii Monster Cafe (Harajuku, Tokyo)

***The Kawaii Monster Cafe is Now Permanently Closed*** The Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku is one of those places you go to and say “only in Japan.”  My 12-year-old and I went for lunch the other day and enjoyed environment (a mix of Manga and Willy Wonka) and food (visually …

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Salvatore Cuomo – Tokyo Kid Friendly Italian Lunch Buffet

Salvatore Cuomo - Tokyo Kid Friendly Italian Lunch Buffet

One of my favorite place for a “mommy and kid” lunch is Salvatore Cuomo in Roppongi Hills. Salvatore Cuomo is conveniently located on the B2F level (Kids Level), and offers pasta, pizza and salad buffet from 11:00 – 15:00 for 800-1,500 JPY depending on age.  It is the perfect place …

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Saru Shirogane (Ebisu/Hiroo, Tokyo) – Healthy Bistro

Saru

Saru Shirogane is one of those restaurants that looks interesting from the outside, but you might not have tried it because it is slightly hidden under a highway overpass. However, Saru is not hiding anything; the staff can tell you exactly where each piece of meat or veggie originates from in …

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Yakiniku Shibaura (Mishuku, Tokyo)- Family friendly Yakiniku

Yakiniku shibaura

Yakiniku Shibaura is our favorite family-friendly yakiniku restaurant in Setagaya-ku. They serve delicious cuts of Japanese domestic Wagyu Beef. Our kids love it. As you walk into the restaurant you see a refrigerator stocked with slabs of Japanese domestic Wagyu beef. Yakiniku Shibaura carefully selects their Wagyu beef from different areas of Japan, and …

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Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule (Midtown, Tokyo)

Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule is known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza and is one of the most popular restaurants in Tokyo Midtown. They have set lunch courses and a pleasantly casual atmosphere with a multi-lingual staff. Go early for lunch to beat the rush. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule Notes: …

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Hacienda Del Cielo Modern Mexicano (Daikanyama, TokyoI)

I had a sudden urge for Mexican and tried lunch at Hacienda Del Cielo (アシエンダ デル シエロ) in Daikanyama. The place is lively and beautifully put together. Lofty ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, lounge-like seating, and a beautiful and spacious rooftop terrace with views of Tokyo. The perfect atmosphere …

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Grill Burger Club Sasa (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama is popular with the local hipster crowd. They serve 100% wagyu beef burgers in whole wheat buns, soups, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers come in S/M/L (80g, 100g and 125g respectively) and a kids lunch set is available.   This was one of my favorite places to eat …

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Niagara Curry (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Niagara Curry is a charming restaurant owned by a collector of all memorabilia that is train related. Customers select their meal by ticket machine then have their curry order delivered to them by a mini-SL train. At the end of the meal, patrons are given a train ticket and paper …

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TOP TOKYO GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS

Blu Jam Cafe

Here are our Top Tokyo Gluten Free Tokyo Restaurants. Note that celiac disease or gluten intolerance are not common in Japan and many Japanese have not heard of it so prepare yourself when walking into a Japanese Restaurant. We’ve listed Gluten terms to look out for, foods to avoid and …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Looking for a good spot for breakfast or brunch in Tokyo on the weekends? There are a ton of places in Tokyo to choose from, especially considering that some can be so busy that lines form and you just want to eat already! Though not an exhaustive list, here are …

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Bistro Chick (Higashi Azabu, Tokyo)

Bistro Chick (ビストロ チック) is a cute little bistro in Azabu which serves a great lunch! Don’t let the name surprise you there is no chicken on the Bistro Chick lunch menu, although they sometimes offer for dinner. Lunch is a delicious selection of 5-7 pasta meals offered with starters …

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