Tokyo is known for it’s amazing food but trying to narrow down WHERE to eat is an incredibly difficult task! So I’ve put together a Tokyo Food Guide based on what I ate and a rating of my experience. This post will capture all the snacks and casual food I had (cheap eats) while I’ll have a separate post sharing the two Michelin Star restaurants I went to! I hope you find this Tokyo Food Guide Cheap Eats edition helpful for your vacation!
I love getting Takoyaki in Vancouver and definitely wanted to find some of these street snacks in Tokyo. There is a famous takoyaki cart in Harajuku among the shops and is a great place to stop and have a snack. It is just a food truck so there are no seats around and you have to stand around to eat. There are a few flavors available but I went for original and really enjoyed it! ~500 Yen for 6 pieces. Rating: 5/5
Type of Food: Dessert
Area: Various, we went to Ginza
I was told that fruit parfaits are very popular in Tokyo and Sembakiya is the top place to go. It is quite expensive though with some of the parfaits being 2,000 yen. We ordered a less expensive version of the parfait (~1200 yen, and a slice of strawberry cake ~800 yen) I didn’t find it to be that special at all and definitely had better dessert elsewhere. In addition the line up was about 30 minutes to get in. Rating: 3/5
Type of Food: Coffee
I had a 3D latte in Hong Kong when I lived there and really wanted the experience again. Reissue can actually draw latte art of your face or do 3D latte art. I asked for a hippo but the photo I showed them as a bit simple so my 3D art didn’t turn out as intricate as some of the Instagram photos I have seen. The latte itself also didn’t taste great so it’s definitely just for the looks. ~1000 yen for the 3D latte. Rating: 3/5
Type of Food: Coffee
When in Tokyo, you need to eat vending machine ramen! At this restaurant, there are photos in the storefront so you can just match up the characters to the machine. It was about 900Yen for a classic bowl of ramen! The restaurant is set up so that everyone eats at the counter and there was a consistent line up! We waited about 30 minutes for our seats and the clientele mostly seemed like locals coming here after work!