6 Best Tokyo Restaurants for Business Travelers
If you're visiting Tokyo on business, take the time to enjoy some of the many amazing things the city has to offer. With some of the best-rated restaurants in the world, finding a great Tokyo dining experience will be the least of your worries. For the best meeting locations in Tokyo, check out these six fantastic Tokyo restaurants and consider adding them to your must-visit list for business dinners once you're in the city.
1. Ise Sueyoshi
If private dining is your goal, Ise Sueyoshi in Tokyo is a must while visiting the city. Ise Sueyoshi wants to ensure you have an amazing dining experience. Once you make a reservation, they will email you about any allergies and food preferences you may have. The menu is similar to a tasting menu with each course excellently prepared and beautifully presented. Plus, Yelp reviews describe how the ingredients used in each dish are of the highest quality flown in fresh from the Ise, Mie prefecture. Check availability to book your table at this link.
2. Ippudo Roppongi
You've never had fusion-Ramen like this. Ippudo Roppongi is the restaurant to visit if you're looking for authentic noodle soup presented in ways that you could never imagine. Enjoy quick service and a friendly staff who will even provide you with English language menus. Ippudo states their purpose is to "tell the world about lovely Japanese foods, including ramen." Yelp reviews say that they more than accomplish their goal which makes it a must eat spot for those visiting Tokyo on business.
3. Tapas Molecular Bar
Tapas Molecular Bar is another by-reservation-only dining experience in Tokyo. With only eight seats, it is the perfect spot for hosting a client meal or business meeting. Located in the Oriental Lounge on the 38th floor, the bar serves a plethora of tasty dishes in the traditional sushi-bar style. A two-hour dining experience, the chefs at the Tapas Molecular Bar will prepare bite-sized dishes to stimulate your imagination and delight your palate, according to Yelp reviews. Book your reservation online at this link.
4. Ichiran, Shibuya
If you're looking for an authentic Ramen-soup experience, then Ichiran is a must-visit restaurant while in Tokyo. Ichiran's entire Ramen menu focuses on Tonkotsu Ramen. The Ramen comes in many variations like miso paste, salt and soy sauce. There are also varying broths paired with Ramen from meat-based broths to seafood-based broths. Ichiran only uses the best ingredients and top chefs when making their Ramen, so Yelp reviews say to expect some of the best noodles Tokyo has to offer.
Hakushu is a Tokyo steakhouse that won the title of "Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Japan" by TripAdvisor in 2016. Hakushu is a Teppanyaki restaurant, meaning they cook the meal in front of you on an iron griddle. The restaurant also specializes in Japanese Wagyu Beef, so if you're looking for an authentic Japanese Steakhouse experience while doing business in Tokyo, Hakushu is where you need to dine. Yelp reviews say how each meal is also freshly cut to order, including the beef, so you know your meal will always have the highest-quality ingredients.
6. Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai
Take a trip back in time to the Tokyo of old at the Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai restaurant. With majestic pine trees and more than 6,000 square meters of gardens, you'll feel like you're in the Tokyo of 200 years ago in this restaurant specializing in tofu cuisine, according to Yelp reviews. Located at the foot of the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai's handmade tofu comes from the highest-quality soy beans and spring water. Enjoy this authentic Japanese dining experience for lunch or dinner.
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