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10 Shibuya Lunch Spots - From Local Cuisine To Muslim-Friendly Shops!

10 Shibuya Lunch Spots - From Local Cuisine To Muslim-Friendly Shops!

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Shibuya in Tokyo is famous for its scramble crosswalk, bustling with travelers. It is also a center for dining and drinking, with so many shops that make it difficult to decide where to enjoy a meal. Here are 10 suggested Shibuya spots for lunch!

Translated by Sandy Lau

Written by Kyoka Yamamoto

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Shibuya: Filled with Rows of Food and Drink Establishments

Shibuya is one of the major sources of Japan’s youth culture. The scramble crosswalk in front of Shibuya Station is bustling with many young people and pedestrians every day.

Shibuya is also a major destination in Japan for international tourists, and is lined with an endless number of restaurants and drink establishments. If you’re visiting for the first time, you might end up feeling lost about where to go. In this article, we’ll introduce ten of our recommended restaurants in Shibuya.

1. d47 Shokudo - Eat Specialty Foods from Across Japan!

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d47 Shokudo is a restaurant with a monthly-changing menu and offers specialty regional dishes from across Japan. Here, you can enjoy food from throughout Japan, made with seasonal and regional ingredients, while still being in Tokyo.

Their menu items are named “◯◯ Set Meal,” with the ◯◯ being replaced with the names of various areas in Japan. The Nagasaki Set Meal is one such example.

The restaurant is inside Shibuya Hikarie and is directly connected to Shibuya Station, so you won’t have to worry about walking outside on rainy days.

d47 Shokudo
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Shibuya 2-21-1 Google Map
Access: 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: https://www.hikarie8.com/en/

2. Genki Sushi – A Popular Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant

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Picture from Genki Sushi In Shibuya – Unique, Tasty and Creative Sushi For 108 Yen!
Genki Sushi is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant that is extremely popular among travelers. You can enjoy over 100 types of seasonal neta (*1) for reasonable prices at this chain.

Your sushi will come to you on an express lane when you order on the touch screen panel. The panel is available in Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. Genki Sushi offers freshly-made sushi you can indulge in right after you order.

*1 Neta: the ingredient used in sushi (e.g. fish or egg).
Genki Sushi
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho 24-8 Leisure Plaza Building 1F Google Map
Access: 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: https://www.genkisushi.co.jp/en/

3. Hanasaka Ji-san – Enjoy Halal-Friendly Meat

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Picture from The First Halal Hot Pot Restaurant “Hanasaka Ji-san” In Shibuya
Shabu-shabu, or hot pot, is a famous type of Japanese cuisine. Shabu-shabu consists of cooking thinly sliced meat by dipping it into a dashi stock simmering in a pot, then eating it with a ponzu (a citrus-based sauce) or sesame sauce.

Hanasaka Ji-san is a halal-friendly restaurant where Muslim guests can feel at ease eating shabu-shabu at. Halal beef from Miyazaki Prefecture is used, and the restaurant’s condiments do not contain alcohol. The Halal Washoku with Halal Shabu-shabu (starting from 4,000 yen plus tax) uses halal-suitable ingredients and is a popular choice with Muslim customers.

Hanasaka Ji-san
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Sakuragaokacho 3-22 Sakura Building B1 Google Map
Access: 1-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: http://hanasakaji-san.jp/

4. Malay Asian Cuisine – A Halal-Friendly Malaysian Restaurant

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Malay Asian Cuisine is a restaurant where you can taste authentic halal-friendly Malaysian cuisine made by a Malaysian chef. Here, you can enjoy the authentic taste of Malaysian food that hasn’t been changed to suit the Japanese palate.

Their entire menu, with the exception of the alcohol, is halal-friendly, making this restaurant great for Muslim guests. They serve approximately 50 types of Malaysian dishes here and specialize in creating a balance between spicy and sweet, bringing out the flavor of the shrimp and chicken in the food.

The weekday lunch set (starting from 1,000 yen plus tax) includes a main dish, salad, drink, and a Malay sweet that changes every day. There are also free refills available for your salad, drink, and sweets!

Malay Asian Cuisine Shibuya
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Shibuya 2-9-9 SANWA Aoyama Building 2F Google Map
Access: 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: http://www.malayasiancuisine.com/index.html

5. Ramen Hayashi – A Popular Shibuya Ramen Shop

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Ramen Hayashi is always busy with customers and is one of the most popular ramen shops in Shibuya.

Their menu only has three options: ramen, ajitama (soft-boiled, soy-marinated egg) ramen, and roast pork ramen. A line forms in front of the shop everyday due to their exquisite soup made with a combination of pork, chicken, and seafood. Shio (salt) ramen is also available as a secret menu item. Pictured is the ajitama ramen with char siu priced at 1,100 yen plus tax.

6. Menya Mekaji – Order the Tsukemen!

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Picture from 15 Famous Ramen Shops To Try In Shibuya – Recommended By An Expert!
Menya Mekaji is a shop known for its delicious tsukemen (noodles with soup for dipping) and ramen.

Although we suggest trying their flavorful ramen, our top recommendation is the popular tsukemen (880 yen plus tax). This dish is eaten by dipping the noodles into a seafood-flavored soup.

The soup for the ramen and tsukemen are prepared differently. However, both start from a mix of soup stock extracted from chicken and pork, which is then added to a seafood-based soup carefully-made overnight.

7. Han no Daidokoro – Savor Yamagata Beef

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Han no Daidokoro is a popular Korean and yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya. The restaurant purchases entire A5 ranked Yamagata cattle, the highest rank for wagyu beef.

The restaurant is famous for their dinner service where you can eat various cuts of Yamagata beef. You can also enjoy Yamagata beef for lunch.

We recommend the Four-Cut Yamagata Beef Lunch (3,564 yen plus tax) if you want to try samples of different cuts of Yamagata beef. Their lunch menu also contains many other choices, including the Green Onion-Miso Pork Kalbi Lunch (150g) (1,134 yen plus tax) and the Addictively Tasty Shibuya Sauce Lunch (200g) (1,1620 yen plus tax).

Free refills are available for rice, soup, and salad.

8. Jiromaru – Indulge in High-Grade Wagyu Beef by the Slice

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Picture from Savor High Grade Wagyu Beef And Yakiniku At Jiromaru Shibuya!
Jiromaru is a stand-and-eat yakiniku restaurant that is ideal for single diners. You can order high-grade wagyu beef at reasonable prices per slice, starting from 30 yen! We recommend this restaurant if you want to try various cuts of meat a little at a time.

Their menu changes every day, allowing customers to be able to enjoy different cuts and offal whenever they visit.

9. Ootoya – Delicious Set Meals at Great Prices

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Ootoya is a restaurant where you can eat Japanese set meals at affordable prices. The restaurant has locations all across Japan, including restaurants in Hokkaido in the north and Okinawa in the south.

The restaurant serves deliciously-balanced meals with rice, miso soup, and various side dishes. The side dishes will come with an abundance of both meat and seafood. You can also upgrade to a larger bowl of rice for free. This restaurant is recommended for solo travelers.

Ootoya Shibuya Bunkamura Street
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho 28-3 A2 Building B1F Google Map
Access: 6-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: https://ootoya.com (Japanese)

10. Negishi – All-You-Can-Eat Rice! Beef Tongue Set Meals

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Picture from Cheap! Tasty! Healthy! 6 Popular Shibuya Washoku Chains
Negishi is popular its set meals, which contain beef tongue, grated yam, barley rice, oxtail soup, miso nanban (*2), and omizuke (*3). Here you can eat beef tongue at an affordable price.

Beef tongue is available in the chewy akatan, or red tongue, and the soft shirotan, or white tongue, in either thick or thin slices. They also serve pork loin and chicken. The rice is all you can eat! Negishi is another restaurant we recommend to single diners.

*2 Miso Nanban: a fermented dish made by mincing green chilies and pickling it thoroughly in miso.
*3 Omizuke: a dish from Yamagata Prefecture featuring produce pickled together with other vegetables.

Negishi Dogenzaka
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 2-29-8 Dogenzaka Center Building B1F Google Map
Access: 6-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Toyoko, Hanzomon, Den’entoshi, Fukutoshin, Inokashira, Ginza, and JR Lines)
Official Website: http://www.negishi.co.jp/US/index.html

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