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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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Gelateria Marghera (Azabu & Ebisu, Tokyo)

I was craving gelato the other day, so Baby and I stopped into one of my favourite locals for some awesomely delicious.  Gelateria Marghera in Azabu (ジェラテリア マルゲラ 麻布十番店) is definitely one of the most delicious gelato shops in Tokyo. The Azabu store was the first store outside of Milano, …

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The Oak Door (Roppongi Hills, Tokyo)

The Oak Door, located on the sixth floor of The Grand Hyatt Tokyo, is a bustling steakhouse and bar featuring premium quality meats and seasonal produce prepared in dramatic oak wood burning ovens. The staff are extremely nice and helpful making The Oak Door a pleasant place to visit for …

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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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Hill Valley Popcorn Factory (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

2015 Update: Hill Valley Popcorn Factory now has over 10 locations in Japan, and new, delicious flavors! Stop by, eat-in or take home and enjoy! HILL VALLEY Popcorn Factory in Nakameguro serves fresh, delicious popcorn similar to Garrets in Chicago. They use non genetically modified corn and their flavors include Natural, …

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Ukai Tofuya (Shiba koen, Tokyo) – Culinary Lunch Oasis

Ukai Tofuya

Ukai Tofuya at the base of Tokyo Tower in Shibakoen is one of my most favorite Tokyo culinary lunch destination. Ukai specializes in tofu cuisine, which compliments the seasonal fish and vegetables they also serve.  The restaurant is located in a lovely Japanese garden which adds to the excitement of …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Camden blue star donuts

*** CAMDEN BLUE STAR DONUTS HAS CLOSED *** Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping …

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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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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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Patisserie 1904 (Nakameguro & Ikejiriohashi, Tokyo)

I heard about Patisserie 1904 from a Japanese friend a couple years ago but never had the opportunity to go. Apparently it`s is a hugely popular cake and sweets shop nestled quietly on a residential street between Ikejiriohashi and Nakameguro (one block from Yamate street – the main road). We had …

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Urth Caffe (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

urth caffe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Ivy Place (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Ivy Place is a popular restaurant in Daikanyama that serves quality comfort food, blending Mediterranean influences with modern American dining. It is split into 3 sections, a café, bar, and dining area with a terrace on each. The cafe is open from 7am, serving buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs and other specials and the …

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Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant (Yoyogi Uehara, Tokyo)

I had a delicious lunch at the Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant in Yoyogi (previously located in Harajuku) this week. The restaurant is 100% gluten free, and the chef and owner who has celiac disease is one darn good cook. Little Bird Restaurant offers a nice selection of entrees and desserts …

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Eggs n Things Breakfast (Harajuku/Ginza/Odaiba)

Eggs n Things offers a variety of breakfast items from 8:00 – 22:30 on weekends and from 9:00 during the week. Light and fluffy pancakes, waffles, and crepes with your choice of toppings; omelets, meat & eggs, fruit cups and mouth-watering specials like the Hawaiin loco moco or Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon. …

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Rocco`s New York Style Pizza (Midtown, Tokyo)

Rocco`s New York Style Pizza is another gem in Japan who offers pizza by the slice or whole pie. Their main shop first opened in Oji in June 2010. They now have new location in Roppongi! Opened just a few months ago they hit all the buttons, great sauce, chewy …

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Isshin Rice House (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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