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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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Colosseo Italian Restaurant (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Colosseo (コロッセオ中目黒) is our favorite Italian restaurant in Nakameguro. This family-owned and operated restaurant consistently serves delicious cuisine with freshly made bread complete with the purest olive oil. Their two-pasta set, a half plate of meat pasta with tomato sauce and a seafood pasta with white sauce, is a neighborhood favorite. Our family …

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Mr Farmer Komazawa Olympic Park (Komazawa, Tokyo)

Mr Farmer is known for their farm-to-table concept, delivering fresh, locally produced food to local consumers. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free Mr Farmer offers something for everyone. Mr Farmer Komazawa (their 4th restaurant) is located in Komazawa Olympic Park at the Nishi-guchi gate or near the Jabu Jabu Ike (paddling …

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Crisp Salad Works (Azabu-Juban, Hiroo, Roppongi and Ebisu)

In the last week I have eaten twice at Crisp Salad Works (クリスプ サラダ ワークス), so just have to recommend on BestLivingJapan. One of the best locations in  Tokyo to fill your salad cravings! They now have five locations. Also Green Brother’s has opened two salad stores that highly recommend …

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Oyako Cafe & Playroom (Musashi Koyama, Tokyo)

Oyako Cafe / Parent Child Cafe Three Little Pigs (親子カフェ三びきの子ぶた) is another great spot to add to our Top Tokyo Restaurants with Playrooms list. Oyako Cafe is a clean and cozy, baby & kid-friendly cafe with floor-level tables, private nursing room and play area equip with toys for babies up to …

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Farmshop, Futakotamagawa – Seasonal Californian Cuisine & Market

2018 UPDATE: Farmshop in Futakotamagawa has permanently closed and is now Shake Shack Burgers.  Farmshop Restaurant and Market is known for their farm-to-table concept – delivering locally produced food to local consumers. They serve seasonal and casual Californian dishes at their dining-bakery-market. Conveniently located in the Takashimaya Maronie Court in Futakotamagawa it sits alongside …

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Shutters (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Shutters in Daikanyama serves deliciously tender soy sauce or salt and pepper flavored ribs as well as curry, pasta, salad & dessert. Located in the basement of the La Fuente baby and kids clothing mall in Daikanyama it`s a great spot to have lunch after a day of shopping. We especially like …

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Kawaii Monster Cafe (Harajuku, Tokyo)

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 very pleasing with average taste). As my 12-year-old …

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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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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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Organic House, Kichijoji

Organic House Deli and Cafe is a very popular kid-friendly deli cafe serving a variety of healthy salads, seasonal vegetables, tofu, fish and meat dishes. Healthy bentos, pre-made calzones and gelato counter also available. Menu changes daily and the deli prices are based on weight. Organic House Notes: Provides: Table …

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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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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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Mitsuyadouseimen Tsukemen & Ramen, (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Mitsuyadouseimen`s speciality is Marutokutsukemen, noodles with pork broth & yuzu dipping sauce with slices of pork, egg, nori and veggies on the side – a crowd favorite. You`ll see patrons order this dish then slurp it up with one of the restaurants large ramen eating bibs. Families with kids frequent …

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