Nakano, Kichijoji, West Tokyo cities
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Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Nakano
[Open 8am-11:30pm daily.]
A lively branch of the Osaka-spawned cafe chain, Good Morning Cafe Nakano draws a crowd of Meiji University students and other Nakano denizens with its salt-butter caramel waffles (from 8am), espresso beverages and gourmet burgers. In the evenings...
Zingaro - Cafe: Nakano
[Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.]
Located in the midst the manga, anime and toy stores of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro is a project of well-known pop artist Takashi Murakami. The cafe-bar opened in early 2014 along with four contemporary art galleries in the same complex. It's...
Pasta Kitchen - Yoshoku: Nakano
[Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
Open since 1999, this pleasantly decorated basement shop serves several dozen variations of Japanese-style spaghetti - permutations of ingredients like tarako (cod roe), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), sea urchin, squid, natto, shiso, kimchee, shimeji and...
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Nakano
[Open 5pm-3am daily.]
A very casual local (non-standing) bar with reasonably priced wines. Most food items are priced at Y400 and come in tiny, bite-size portions.


Copo do Dio - Brazilian: Nishi-Ogikubo
[Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.]
Hidden among the quiet streets north of Nishi Ogikubo station lies Copo do Dia, a tiny cafe that also functions as an informal Brazilian cultural center. The space, with its heavy wooden tables and simple white walls, is largely unadorned, the vibe...
Mu-hung - Singaporean: Nishi-Ogikubo
[Open 11am-9:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.]
A comfortable smoke-free cafe that serves good Singapore-style chicken rice, although unfortunately they only serve it with fragrant jasmine rice on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month; you get regular rice the rest of the time. Other dishes...


Mamezo - Curry: Kichijoji
[Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.]
A very relaxing place to enjoy Japanese curry - there's jazz on the stereo, art on the walls and cute knickknacks on the wooden shelves. Curries include a lot of vegetables and a nice rich roux, and are priced Y850-1000.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Kichijoji
[Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
The bars in the CBM chain all offer different food menus, and this sixth branch features Okinawan-style Chinese cuisine. The food is quite beer-compatible, with tasty small dishes like maguro poki (tuna poke), stewed pork and chozume...
Wired Cafe Atre Kichijoji - Cafe: Kichijoji
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Il Cafe - Cafe: Kichijoji
[Open noon-11pm daily.]
The atmosphere at this hidden-away third-floor walkup is comfortable and homey, with big sofas and mismatched chairs and white concrete-block walls. A TV and stereo sit in one corner and an old-fashioned Tokyo-apartment-style kitchen takes up the...
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kichijoji
[Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
This fourth branch of the popular Yona Yona beer bar, its first venue outside central Tokyo, offers the same lineup of a dozen or so beers from Nagano brewery Yo-Ho, including seasonal specials. The stylishly appointed, massive dining room is far...
Zenon - Cafe: Kichijoji
[Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.]
It may seem like you've walked halfway to Nishi-Ogikubo station, but when you get here you'll find a hip, very spacious cafe and art gallery that's lively at any hour of the day or night. In addition to gourmet teas and coffee you can choose from...

Mitaka, Nishi Tokyo, Kodaira

Kotori Cafe Kichijoji - Bird cafe: Mitaka
[Open 10:30am-6pm. Closed 3rd Tuesday.]
Some two dozen finches, parakeets and other small birds are in residence at this second, smaller branch of Omotesando's Kotori Cafe, located right across the street from the Ghibli Museum. The birds occupy several glassed-in areas looking out onto...

Koganei, Tachikawa, Fussa

Basel - Deli salads: Tachikawa
[Open 10am-11pm daily.]
The deli counter at Station Cafe Basel was an unexpected discovery - an appetizing selection of around twenty vegetable-centric (but non-vegetarian) light dishes that you can mix and match, for here or to go. They also serve dessert and good...
Wired Cafe Lumine Tachikawa - Cafe: Tachikawa
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Sign Tachikawa - Cafe: Tachikawa
[Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.]
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access.
Ramen Square - Ramen: Tachikawa
[Open 11am-11:30pm (LO) daily.]
Seven famous ramen shops are gathered together in a NY Times Square-themed food court.
Ikea - Swedish: Tachikawa
[Open 9:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30am-) daily.]
Swedish meatballs, sweet pastries and seasonal special dishes are served in Ikea's cafeteria-style restaurant, all at very reasonable prices. The restaurant also features a wide-screen cartoon-viewing theater area to keep younger children...

Chofu, Fuchu, Hino, Hachioji

Meatrea - Attraction: Hachioji
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
Seven meaty restaurants from around the country assemble here in Japan's first "meat theme park". Some popular shops include a Taiwanese fried-chicken shop and a Singaporean chicken-rice restaurant. See

Tama, Machida

Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Machida
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
American-style diner burgers are the mainstay here, with lots of original recipes and seasonal variations like camembert-pepper and basil-mozzarella burgers. They also serve chicken- and fish-based sandwiches.