Sumida, Koto, Edogawa-ku
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Skytree (Oshiage)

Be a Good Neighbor Coffee Kiosk - Coffee shop: Oshiage
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
You can enjoy excellent espresso and drip coffee at this Skytree branch of the Harajuku-based coffee shop "Be A Good Neighbor." In the wintertime, the drinks menu expands to include hot cocoa, hot lemonade and flavored teas, with pastries to go...
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.
World Beer Museum - 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...


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...
Hisago - Tempura: Ryogoku
[Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.]
If you get hungry during an afternoon of Ryogoku sightseeing, Hisago serves decent-quality tempura at budget-friendly prices all day long. The mixed tempura teishoku (Y1100) comes with a nice variety of seafood and vegetables, including unusual...
Tokyo Shoten - Sake bar: Ryogoku
[Open 11am-10:40pm (LO) daily.]
There are thirty different types of sake to sample at this casual standing bar, and surprisingly all of them are made by breweries within Tokyo city limits. To add to the novelty factor, the sake is dispensed from vending machines - just insert...


Beerich Yeast - Beer bar: Kinshicho
[Open 6pm-3am (LO). Closed Sundays.]
Beerich has all the trappings of a classic old-school Tokyo cocktail bar - the bartenders are decked out in white shirts and vests, and the drinks come with gigantic globes of hand-carved ice. The atmosphere isn't quite as stiff as you might...


Nikusoba Keisuke - Ramen: Koto-ku
[Open 11am-11:30pm daily.]
Keisuke is best known for their excellent, potently strong shoyu-style ramen.


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.
Allpress Espresso - Coffee shop: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
[Open 8am-5pm (Sat, Sun 9-6) daily.]
Occupying a beautifully restored timber warehouse, this combination roastery and cafe is a convivial and very hip spot to relax in for a serious cup of coffee or a mid-afternoon snack. The food is unexpectedly good, with nice grilled-cheese...
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...


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...


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.