Gourmet Spots in Akihabara: 4 Restaurants and Cafes You Must Try!

After enjoying shopping to your heart’s content in Tokyo’s mecca of electronics and subculture Akihabara, you must be pretty hungry, right? So where to eat in Akihabara? Among the many dining options, the editor-in-chief of VISIT CHIYODA Marei would like to recommend four delicious restaurants and cafes!

1. Kyushu Jangara Akihabara Honten, a trendy ramen restaurant (Vegan Friendly!)

With the current phenomenal ramen boom, there is a ramen restaurant in Akihabara that consistently draws long lines of customers. This popular spot offers a comprehensive foreign language menu, easy ordering, and vegan and vegetarian ramen. Established in 1984, it’s “Kyushu Jangara Akihabara Honten.”

Since people from many countries visit the restaurant, there is a multi-lingual menu in Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese, and Thai!
There is also a “dark soy sauce vegan ramen” for all the vegans and vegetarians out there!

The ramen at Kyushu Jangara is characterized by its pork bone broth and thin noodles typical of Kyushu ramen. Pork bone base with miso, soy sauce and spices are also available, allowing you to adapt the ramen to your taste buds.

Inside the Kyushu Jangara Akihabara main store

The most popular menu item is their “Kyushu Jangara” with all toppings. It is a luxurious ramen with a light pork bone broth and all the popular toppings such as cubed meat, cod roe, and aji-tamago (seasoned egg). Another popular menu item is the plant-based soy sauce ramen for vegans and vegetarians. This healthy ramen is made with only vegetables, without any animal ingredients or monosodium glutamate.

(left) “Kyushu Jangara – All Toppings” (right) “Vegan Ramen with Dark Soy Sauce”

Order the interesting drink “Ramune” to go with your ramen and try it. Ramune is an old-fashioned Japanese lemonade, which you can drink by pushing the glass ball in the mouth of the glass bottle down inside. Please give it a try, especially if you have never tasted it before!

(upper right) Ramune bottle and note on how to drink (lower right) You can enjoy changing the flavor with seasonings

The ramen broth is well mixed with the thin noodles, making it easy to slurp up. The vegan ramen was also very savory. The staff at the restaurant were friendly and made me feel at ease with my ramen experience, giving it a 5 out of 5! Thanks for the food!

(Left) Passionate message displayed in the storefront (Right) The charming chef and VISIT CHIYODA editor-in-chief Marei
Kyushu Jangara Akihabara Honten

Website: https://kyushujangara.co.jp
3-11-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ipxKUteLs1Dtx3PPA

2. SHOGUN BURGER: juicy, super coarsely ground 100% Wagyu beef burgers!

SHOGUN BURGER, born in Toyama Prefecture, features a juicy, super-ground 100% Wagyu beef patty. The patties are grilled on the spot, not frozen. The original buns are also baked every morning by a baker. We hope you will try our Japanese-style hamburger!

“SHOUGUN BURGER” has a cool brand design with a samurai helmet burger
Drinks are free-refill (only the same drink you bought)

With a wide variety of burgers, including vegetarian burgers, steak burgers, and teriyaki foie gras burgers, and the option to customize toppings, you will find your favorite burger for sure!

Read past article: https://visit-chiyoda.com/gourmet-hamburger-restaurants/


Akihabara UDX Building 2F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/inLuDYtcAJ2kVDEK8

3. Gyusha: A Place for Fans of Curry and Hand-kneaded Hamburger Steaks

Gyusha is a restaurant that specializes in hand-kneaded hamburgers. The curry made by stewing beef tendon and vegetables is rich and tender! You can order hamburger steaks grilled to your liking. (Medium is recommended.) You can also order three-layered stacked hamburger steaks, so if you like meat, be sure to visit Gyusha!

Curry at Gyusha with an intense beefy flavor. You can also order a variety of toppings.

Read past article: https://visit-chiyoda.com/curry-meister-top-5-kanda-restaurants/

Hamburger Steak Restaurant Gyusha

6-5-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GWYHVvLShV6P38k4A

4. Fruit Parlor “Freuf de Saison”: The best Place to Taste Japanese Seasonal Fruits

Freuf de Saison is known as a cozy café where you can enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, attracting a large number of fans.

The most popular menu is the “Fruit Parfait” with all kinds of fruits. This is recommended for those who want to try many kinds of fruits. Hidden under fruits and cream, you will find three kinds of sorbet.
A calendar that shows at a glance what kind of menu is available in what month. You can see the menu on your smartphone using the QR code.

The menu varies depending on the season and the availability at the time. The most popular item is the gorgeous fruit parfait. The parfait is priced around 2,000 yen for the highest quality, but it is a must-try! The parfait is so generous that it overflows the glass, yet it is surprisingly easy to eat.

This parfait is called “The parfait with melons you heard of in rumors” (“uwasa no meron pafe“). It’s a limited parfait using plenty of the delicious “Uwasa no Melon” from Hokkaido which you can’t buy in ordinary supermarkets. These melons are surprisingly sweet and super juicy!

What was impressive was the wide range of customers. Young couples and female customers mingled with the regulars, and there was also a large number of male customers. It is a relaxed, old-fashioned fruit parlor with an atmosphere that anyone is welcome to visit.
Read past article: https://visit-chiyoda.com/tokyo-refreshing-summer-desserts/

Freuf de Saison

4-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cdLdvXN7AR4yYPoR9