From L.A. to Tokyo, channel your inner Iggy Azalea and “stay fancy” in the world’s most populated city.
It’s no big secret that the neon glow of Tokyo is attracting the A-listers of Instagram. Aussie Instagram sweethearts, Gabby Epstein and Jade Tuncdoruk have been following in the famous footsteps of Kim Kardashian and her sisters, filling their feeds with enviable snaps of Tokyo’s culinary scene.
For those wanting to enjoy delicious dining experiences in and amongst the hustle of Japan’s busiest city, the dining experts at OpenTable have rounded up a list of the top Insta-worthy dining spots fit for any self-proclaimed foodie.
Ranked as one of the top 50 Restaurants in Asia, L’Effervescence is seriously fun French food with Japanese ingredients. Located in the residential area of Azabu Jaba in Tokyo, diners can escape the urban jungle for botanical bliss.
The elegant and understated interior faces into a Japanese garden oasis flourished with an array of maple and bamboo trees. Headed up by world-renowned Chef Shinobu Namae, he expertly combines his flair for French cooking with the precision and art of Japanese traditions to produce a truly remarkable modern cuisine that’s almost too beautiful to eat.
Location: 106-0031 TokyoMinato-kuNishiazabu 2-26-4
Bird Land Ginza is the definition of casual elegance, tucked away in the basement of the Ginza subway station in Tokyo.
But don’t feel dissuaded by the unconventional location; this chic venue has brought new meaning to haute-cuisine by perfecting the art of Yakitori style cooking (Japanese skewered chicken). BirdLand Ginza prides itself on serving the finest chicken in Japan, sourcing their birds over 100km away in the mountains in Okukuji District of Ibaraki Prefecture, to the north of Tokyo!
Location: 104-0061 TokyoChuo-ku4-2-15 Ginza Tsukamoto-Sozan Building B1
Zurriola is one of Tokyo’s finest Spanish restaurant nestled in the heart of the capitals culinary hub, Ginza. Fronted by highly acclaimed Chef, Sehchi Honda, he uses his nine years of European culinary experience to conjure up subtle, innovative cuisine that’s a treat for both your eyes and taste buds. Oenophiles who believe that variety is the spice of life will relish the fruitful selection of Zurriola’s 800 different variations of vintage Spanish wines.
Location: 104-0061 TokyoChuo-ku6-8-7 Ginza Kojun Building 4F
Kaikaya is an east-meets-west fish restaurant that epitomises Tokyo’s effortlessly cool dining scene. Located in Shibuya – Tokyo’s major commercial and business center – it takes the concept of market-to-table to the next level, with the catch of the day being reeled in from Sagami Bay by the restaurant’s owner, Teruyuki Tange. As a surfing fanatic, Tange’s deep love for the ocean flows throughout the restaurant, with his kaleidoscope vision for producing colourful culinary creations attracting international fans including lead singer of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl.
Location: 150-0044 TokyoShibuya-Ku23-7, Maruyamacho