Where to Eat in Shinagawa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 25, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Shinagawa (品川区, Shinagawa-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. The wards refers to itself as Shinagawa City in English. The ward is home to ten embassies.
Things to do in Shinagawa

1. T.Y. Harbor

2-1-3 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa 140-0002, Tokyo Prefecture Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Brew Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$71 - HK$220 +81 3-5479-4555
Excellent
31%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 440 reviews

T.Y. Harbor

A restaurant residing right next to the brewery. A Tennoz area landmark overlooking the canal and the waterfront lounge floating in front.

Reviewed By Scott H

What a great restaurant will excellent craft beer, high quality burgers and high end service. Not to mention the atmosphere and waterfront setting.
If you are looking for a higher end craft beer experience coupled with excellent food, you need to visit T.Y. Harbor. You will NOT be disappointed.

2. Jomon Roppongi

5-9-17 Roppongi | Fujimori Bldg. 1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese Dinner, Late Night +81 3-3405-2585
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Jomon Roppongi

Reviewed By sherryhanna2003 - Los Angeles, California

Please go visit if you have a chance! Each skewer that hit the table was better than the next! Salty, crispy, fatty perfection. It's a small place where you take off your shoes on entering, and the staff is friendly and speak English pretty well. My husband and I had a late night date night during our trip, on a night when the rest of our group slept early. This is NOT a place for a group of more than 4 in my opinion. But the two of us loved our experience! Cold beer, delicious food, and yes, the smoke from the grill is thick, but I expect that from most yakitori places. Comparing this restaurant to a yakitori spot in Ginza we went two nights ago, this was much better. Faster service, better rates, and mouth watering food!

3. Le Chateau de Joel Robuchon

1-13-1 Mita, Meguro 153-0062, Tokyo Prefecture Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$455 - HK$2,731 +81 3-5424-1347
Excellent
76%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Le Chateau de Joel Robuchon

Reviewed By mattywhisk - Sydney, Australia

Yes it's a very expensive night out - around $800 per person for the full dego including wines, but it's a once in a lifetime-style experience.
Beautiful building and intimate ambience, faultless and professional service, and immaculate food combinations. A focus on seafood and fresh salad elements, it's an amazing assault on the palate that leaves you reeling.
Wow!

4. Yamazaki

5-2-1 Tsukiji | Tsukiji Market Building 6, Chuo 104-0045, Tokyo Prefecture Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +81 3-3541-1105
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

Yamazaki

Reviewed By alanthegreat - Singapore, Singapore

This is my 2nd visit since 2011. The chef changed, the restaurant did not, so did the quality of sushi too. Now their menu has more variety, with pictures and captioned in English. Price is also more transparent and competitive. I'm surprised that the queue here isn't longer than the other 2 sushi bars along the same row, when the ratings on google and Tripadvisor showed this is actually higher rated.
A bit about this sushi bar, the chef prepares the sushi on the spot and asked for preference of wasabi or sweet sauce to be added on the sushi. The fish served is very fresh, and the fish sizes are quite adequate, not those which are thinly sliced. The chef would introduce each sushi and the type of fish it is when he is serving it. Ala carte menu is available if you do not want to try unfamiliar sushi from the set meals or Omakase meals.
Highly recommended sushi bar and I won't bet myself against coming here a third time when I visit Tokyo again.

5. Ippudo Roppongi

4-9-11 Roppongi | 1F No.2 Odagiri Bldg., Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$71 +81 3-5775-7561
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 389 reviews

Ippudo Roppongi

Reviewed By creamteaanyone - London, United Kingdom

We visited this restaurant twice whilst we were in Tokyo, it's a small restaurant close to Roppongi station and serves a small selection of great ramen dishes and drinks. Staff were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the food.
The do have an English menu which helped us, and the recommendation of the dumplings was appreciated. The portions are gernourous and you leave feeling like you've had a great meal.
If you are looking for a fairly cheap. tasty and filling option for dinner, this comes highly recommended.

6. Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

4-4-13 Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011, Tokyo Prefecture Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$416 - HK$981 +81 3-3436-1028
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 785 reviews

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

Reviewed By Paul C - London

Really excellent meal, lovely and wonderful setting.
It is a bit out of the way, but worth a trip, a short walk from the station to the traditional wooden buildings that make up the restaurant, surprisingly large rambling buildings around a garden at the back. Four of us were sat in a small room on the first floor overlooking the beautiful garden.
We ate the tasting menu, which included tofu cooked many different ways, deep fried, simmered in a creamy broth, with a few extras like tempura, prawn, finished with rice cooked with fish and pickles. All beautifully presented, and more importantly very tasty, lots of different flavours and textures.

7. Tonki

1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$220 +81 3-3491-9928
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

Tonki

Reviewed By Boguespierre - Massachusetts, USA

Just corrected the opening hours for this entry (which stated closed Monday, open Tuesday) after finding the place closed. It was great when I last went there 20 years ago, so I’m sure it is still fine. Went instead to Tonkatsu Taiho down the hill, which is pretty fine too - had to line up for 30 minutes, but had a nice chat with an elderly local couple who thought Taiho better than Tonki!
TripAdvisor entry format doesn’t allow it, but note that Tonki is also closed the 3rd Monday of each month.

8. Mon cher ton ton Roppongi

3-12-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +81 3-3402-1055
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Mon cher ton ton Roppongi

Reviewed By 15PeterK - Tokyo, Japan

We live in Tokyo so having the choice of the finest restaurants in the world, it is always a challenge to choose new destinations.
I had previously been reluctant to go here as it just gave the feeling it was too touristy.
With friends coming in from uk we needed to ease them into tokyo life so decided for Mon Cher Tonton
Wonderful food and great setting around the teppan.
The set menus look great but we wanted to try a variety of dishes so we decided on a la carte. Everything including vegetables was fabulous. In particular recommend the abalone, foie gras and of course the wagyu beef.
Highly recommended and will be back

9. Atelier Morimoto XEX

7-21-19 Roppongi | 1 Field I.K.N. Roppongi Bldg., Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$738 - HK$1,326 +81 3-3479-0065
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Atelier Morimoto XEX

Established in 1987, named "XEX Club House" at that time, and known as the first "members only" venue in Japan, XEX quickly become one of the most popular spot in Tokyo, crowded not only with Japanese celebrities, but as well became a favoured destination of major Hollywood stars. Today, open for the public, restaurant Omae XEX is still attracting the Hi Life in Tokyo.

Reviewed By WashingtonTravel_001 - Bellevue

This was a mix of about 80 percent locals, 20 percent tourists. I suspect that locally its a "celebration" sort of spot. To give you a sense of what I am gauging it against, I wanted to go to $400 a person little price fix sushi bar. My wife won't eat sushi. So, as a substitute sans sushi I was perfectly happy here. It is sort of that teppan, grill in front of you style but is NOT the cheesy type we have in the states. they use the grill to cook your specific meal one at a time. The food quality was very good. Our chef was very nice and knew some English. the price was worth what we got. So, if you are looking for a "classic" locals place or traditional Japanese place this is not where to go, but if you want a very nice dinner, that still makes you feel like you are in Tokyo this is a good compromise. finally, as to sushi, I had some nigiri and a roll. they were fine but no better than what i get down the street in Seattle. So if you want sushi but your spouse does not at all, this will do fine but don't expect to have your socks blown off.

10. Mawashizushi Katsu, Meguro

3-1-1 Kamiosaki | 1f, Shinagawa 141-0021, Tokyo Prefecture Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 3-5437-1228
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Mawashizushi Katsu, Meguro

Reviewed By HungryWil - Jersey City, New Jersey

What went well:
-Quality sushi
-Great prices (less than $20USD for 2)
-Conveyor Belt
-Efficiency in service
Room for improvement:
-No one spoke English
Details:
I had a 36 hrs in Tokyo and an aggressive agenda but needed to try quality sushi in Tokyo and off a conveyor belt no less! Mawashi Sushi Katsu did not disappoint! We showed up around 9:15pm on a Thursday and there was what appeared to be a long line but it cleared up pretty quickly (15-min wait). After sitting down, we were free to grab anything off the conveyor belt.
Ordering Tips:
If you fancy something else beyond what's on the conveyor belt, you can open up the menu which has pictures and captions in both Japanese and English. You'll grab an ordering slip, circle your assigned seat #, and write down the dishes you'd like. Once that's done, hand in your slip directly to the sushi chef and they'll whip it up in just a couple of minutes. None of the servers explained this process to us and my wife and I were rookies to this experience. Thankfully, another patron recognized our confusion and had mercy on us! Apart from the English barrier, I'd highly recommend based on the value, the quality, and the overall experience.

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