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A Guide to Eating Your Way Through Tokyo's Subway System

Time for some trainspotting.
A Guide to Eating Your Way Through Tokyo's Subway System
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Time for some trainspotting.

Subway-surf for top eats and drinks in this frenetic and enigmatic city with this handy station guide.

1. Tochomae


For all beef lovers, this  is the place to be. Kobe beef that literally melts in your mouth.

Address: 52/F Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg., 2-6 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku

2. Omotesando


Even if we have Maisen here in Manila, we still somehow end up at the original Maisen in Aoyama. They serve Amai-Yuwaku and Tokyo-X pork in limited quantities per day.

Address: 4-8-5 Jingumae

3. Roppongi  



French cuisine using native Japanese ingredients and  a liberal dose of  unusual touches.

Address: 2-26-4 Nishiazabu

4. Azabu-juban 


This is not your typical cocktail place. It’s also not the place to go to if you want to go crazy. It’s all about sophisticated cocktails in pure and unexpected combinations.

Address: 1-6-4 Azabujuban

5. Otemachi    


This photo of Palace Hotel Tokyo is courtesy of TripAdvisor

A six-seater tempura bar. Seasonal ingredients fresh from Tsukiji Market. Tempura so light and enjoyable you don’t get that heavy feeling even after a 10-course meal. 

Address: Palace Hotel, 1-1-1 Marunouchi

6. Tokyo   


I wasn't a big ramen fan before, but my husband, Bryan, is. So now, every single trip to Tokyo entails a visit to the Ramen Street conveniently located in the basement of Tokyo Station. Shops close at 10 p.m., which makes  it a good place for a  late or second dinner.  Yes, second dinner because there are just so many good places in Japan, one dinner is  not enough.

Address: Basement, Tokyo Station  

7. Shimbashi    


Make sure to eat by the sushi counter so you can see the action. Seafood so fresh, it’s still moving.  

Address: 8-7-6 Ginza 

8. Ginza     


Cocktails by Ueno-san never disappoint. You never know what you’re going to get but it will always be something outstanding. It’s a familiar place we go back to every visit.   

Address: Basement, Efflore Ginza 5 Bldg., 5-4-15 Ginza

9. Tsukijishijo 


We lined up at 4:45 a.m., and two hours after we were finally able to eat sushi for breakfast. Was it worth it? Oh yeah. 

Address: Tsukiji Market 5-2-1 Tsukiji

*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine's June 2017 issue.


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