Sumida, Koto, Edogawa-ku
Cafes, bars and casual dining
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Listings for selected area cafes, bars, and casual dining spots, from our sister site Bento.com.

[Note: links on this page lead to full listings at Bento.com.]

Sumida-ku


Skytree (Oshiage)

Be a Good Neighbor Coffee Kiosk - Coffee shop: Oshiage
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Great espresso and drip coffee from the oddly named Harajuku-based coffee shop Be A Good Neighbor. Wintertime drinks also include hot cocoa, hot lemonade and flavored teas, with pastries to go with.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Oshiage
[Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
Good charcoal-grilled beef tongue from this Sendai-based chain. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture.
Toriton - Sushi: Oshiage
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
Fresh fish and good cost performance at this Hokkaido-based conveyor-belt sushi spot. The lines may be long but they move quickly.
Rokurinsha - Ramen: Oshiage
[Open 10:30am-11pm daily.]
This very popular shop is known for their tsukemen, served with a thick, richly flavored dipping sauce made with pork, seafood and vegetables. Prepare to wait on line during busy times.
Sekai no Beer Hakubutsukan - Beer bar: Oshiage
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
Rather than trying to represent the entire world, the "World Beer Museum" narrows its focus to brews from five beer-producing countries - Belgium, Germany, the UK, Czech Republic and the US - along with a "world food" menu of representative dishes...
Super Dry - Beer bar: Oshiage
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
In addition to their flagship beer, this popular Asahi-run pub pours a rotating roster of draft beers like Leffe, Bass Pale Ale and Hoegaarden; they also serve several varieties of Leffe by the bottle. There's an inexpensive menu of pub food to...

Ryogoku

Hosokawa - Soba: Ryogoku
[Open 11:45am-3, 5-8:45pm. Closed Mon, 3rd Tue.]
First-rate noodles in a tastefully austere modern setting, with a tiny garden visible just out the front window. The soba is quite a bit firmer and chewier than average, with a thick and milky, almost soup-like sobayu (the water the noodles have...

Koto-ku

Nikusoba Keisuke - Ramen: Koto-ku
[Open 11am-3, 6pm-2am daily.]
Keisuke is best known for their excellent, potently strong shoyu-style ramen.

Kiyosumi-Shirakawa

Blue Bottle Coffee - Coffee shop: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
[Open 8am-7pm daily.]
The first Tokyo outlet of the famous Oakland, California-based coffee shop, this spacious branch includes both a cafe area and roastery. A cup of blend coffee is Y450, while single-origin coffees start at Y550.
Cafe Hai - Vietnamese: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
[Open 11am-5:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.]
Cafe Hai, closed for dinner but open all afternoon, is a nice, arty spot to drop in on for a casual Vietnamese lunch. The small, pork-heavy menu features pho noodles with pork cakes, fried-pork banh mi sandwiches, fried spring rolls, and "Com Tron...
Cream of the Crop Coffee - Coffee shop: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
[Open 10am-6pm. Closed Mondays.]
Located a few minutes away from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), this out-of-the-way roastery sells beans to go and serves drip coffee (from Y420) in one corner of their big warehouse space. They also have a more centrally located branch in...

Kiba

Tori no Iru Cafe - Bird cafe: Kiba
[Open 1-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.]
Enjoy the company of owls and parrots while sipping your herb tea and snacking on owl-shaped cookies and coffee jellies. They also offer a selection of beers and wines that feature birds of prey on their labels, including three varieties of the...
Menya Kissou - Ramen: Kiba
[Open 11:30am-3pm. Closed Sundays, Wednesdays.]
Ranked the number-one bowl of ramen in Tokyo by many critics and popular surveys, the nine-seat Kissou is open only for lunch, when the long lines can take more than an hour. The broth is a light tonkotsu-gyokai blend, and the egg topping is highly...

Toyosu

Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Toyosu
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
An offshoot of the Village Vanguard novelty-gift chain, VV Diner has spawned a growing chain of its own, offering a reliable menu of reasonably priced gourmet burgers in comfortable settings. This particular branch, a few minutes from the...
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toyosu
[Open 11am-11pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.]
An indoor/outdoor cafe with a nice choice of Belgian beers and enticing food like Iberico ham, duck confit, and of course mussels. In the afternoons they serve chocolate fondue and waffles.
Les Deux Bleue - Cafe: Toyosu
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
Bring your canine companion and choose from a large doggy menu, including cheese pizza, chicken-breast jerky, tofu burgers and cake. For after-dinner exercise there's a big, fenced-in dog run right outside the cafe.

Edogawa-ku


Shin-Kiba