Are you looking to get away from Tokyo’s City Centers and try some unique dishes? There are so many restaurants in Odaiba to choose from whether you’re looking for Chinese, Indian, Japanese, or anything else! But, because there are so many great choices to choose from, where do you even start? Let’s dive into some of our favorite restaurants in Odaiba that were hand selected by our Japanese staff!
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In the 1980s, a landfill and Tokyo Bay were used to create the modern shopping and entertainment district known as Odaiba お台場 (north of Tsukiji, accessible by the Yurikamome monorail from Shimbashi Station). Odaiba, a sizable man-made island called Daiba, is located in Tokyo Bay, Japan. Odaiba offers themed shopping malls, a museum, a television broadcast center, various sports facilities, an exhibition center, theme parks, two virtual reality entertainment centers, a vehicles-of-the-future display, a brewery, a waterfront replica of the Statue of Liberty, restaurants, hotels, and what once held the title of the world's tallest Ferris wheel. If you are in Tokyo and haven't been there, it should definitely make your list of places to visit!
5 Unique must-try Odaiba Restaurants
AQUA CiTY ODAIBA
Bear with us - this is not one restaurant but somewhere with a range of restaurants to choose from! Aqua City Odaiba is a godsend if you or your companion can never seem to decide where to eat. They provide a variety of a great selection of different restaurants to choose from (Japanese, Indian, American, Chinese, etc.) and numerous assortments of forte shops all in one building. Aqua City is close to Odaiba station and is one of the most convenient shopping areas people run into right after leaving the station!
Location: 〒1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo
Ideal for: Indecisive eaters, shoppers who need to rest their feet
Kua’ Aina Aqua City Odaiba
Kua’ Aina restaurant in Odaiba offers an incredible view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge in the background. They are very well known for their Hawaiian dishes and have a bright and warm atmosphere resembling of Hawaii in the store. In addition, you also can get a selection of a variety of scrumptious burgers and delightful Hawaiian hotcakes. There are many options to customize your burger including several buns, cheddar, and toppings like avocado to your custom-made burger. This place is ideal for people who crave a Hawaiian vibe or want a little Hawaiian flavor in their day. Burger lovers, this is one of the Odaiba restaurants that you don't want to miss!
Must-try dish: Smoked Monterey Jack Bacon Burger, Turkey Bacon & Cheese Burger
Location: 4th Floor, Odaiba AQUA CiTY Complex
Ideal for: Burger lovers, friends, or couples looking for a quick filling meal
Phone: 03- 3599-2800
English Support: Yes, English menu + English-speaking staff
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Icho is one of Odaiba's restaurants ideal for business or family dinners for those looking for a classy restaurant that offers a gourmet experience. It is on the top floor of the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba Hotel. They accept online and phone reservations and state that they can accommodate customers’ dietary needs.
Some of the standout dishes they serve are the wagyu beef and fresh seafood cooked right in front of you on a teppan grill with a dynamic performance by the chefs. A nice thing about this restaurant is that it offers spectacular views of the Odaiba area and Tokyo city from the window, which can make your lunch and dinner that much more memorable.
Must-try dish: Aoyagi (lunch course where you can enjoy large scallops grilled on an iron plate and Kumamoto and Japanese Black Beef Premium "Wao")
Location: 〒135-8701 Tokyo, Minato City, Daiba, 2 Chome−6−1 グランドニッコー東京台場 ３０F
Ideal for: Business dinners, anniversaries, special occasions
Phone no.：03-5500-6711 / Fax：03-5500-4507
English Support: Yes, multiple languages are available on the website
Gonpachi Odaiba: the Kill Bill Restaurant in Odaiba, Tokyo
Fans of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill - this Odaiba restaurant is the very same one used to model where Uma Thurman's famous fight scene happened! Gonpachi in Odaiba is only slightly smaller than the movie set though. Even if that's not your thing, Gonpachi offers a gorgeous and traditional Japanese aesthetic that is not to miss! They are very well known for serving a number of Japanese dishes, in particular the soba noodles and yakitori (chicken skewers).
Must-try dish: Daiba Course (8 dishes) 3300 yen
Location: 〒135-8718 Tokyo, Minato City, Daiba, 1 Chome−7−1 401F-A AQUA CITY ODAIBA, 4F
Ideal for: Tarantino fans, do-it-for-the-gram'ers, traditional Japanese food-lovers
English Support: English menu available
Trattoria Restaurant CARESS
CARESS is regarded as a must for anyone in the mood for a gourmet Italian dining experience. They specialize in Italian-Japanese fusion dishes with fresh Japanese ingredients. Their dinner courses are on the pricier end, but their lunch options are very reasonable. One standout item on the lunch menu that you absolutely shouldn't underestimate is the Reuben sandwich (their homemade sauce is great!)
CARESS accepts reservations anytime and also for special occasions. In addition, their website is available in both Japanese and English.
Must-try dish: Reuben sandwich, Chef's course (if you're feeling fancy)
Location: 〒1-3-5-102 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Ideal for: Romantic occasions
English Support: Yes, the website available in English and Japanese
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4 Budget-Friendly Odaiba Restaurants
Are you looking for other cuisines besides Japanese cuisine? How about Indian? Khazana is a budget-friendly all-you-can-eat Indian restaurant with affordable prices. If you're on a diet or meat is not your thing, they even have vegetarian and Halal options. Khazana is located inside the Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall. The location is a great place to wrap up a day of shopping and soak up the sunshine and sea breeze.
Must-try dish: Lunch buffet
Location: 〒135-0091 Tokyo, Minato City, Daiba, 1 Chome−6−1 デックス東京ビーチシーサイドモール ５F
Ideal for: Gathering with friends, families
English Support: Yes, the website are available in English and Japanese
Budget: The restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet on weekdays at lunch for only 1,050 yen!
Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai: Six Ramen Choices
Ramen-lover in need of a quick fix? Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan is a budget and time-friendly restaurant in Odaiba with a fantastic menu. Their goal is to share the wonderful flavors of the different styles of ramen from across Japan. There are actually six different restaurants here serving ramen from Nagoya, Nagano, Tokyo, Saitama, and Sapporo!
One of the standouts is the tonkotsu ramen from Hakata (which is considered the home of pork broth ramen!). If pork isn't your thing, you can't go wrong with the classic miso ramen from Sapporo either. If you're not comfortable using Japanese to order, have no fear. You can easily self-order using a vending machine out front!
Must-try dish: Wagyu beef char siu white water noodles
Location: 5F of Odaiba Aquacity Complex
Ideal for: Friends or family Gatherings
Phone: +81 3-3599-4700
English Support: Yes, on the ordering machines
Budget: 1,000~1,500 yen
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Eggs N Things: Hawaiian Restaurant in Odaiba
Got a craving for some Western dishes? If so, then you’re in the right place! Eggs N Things was established in Hawaii in the mid-70s, and so they’ve been around quite a long time! They are famous for their pancakes but also offer a range of breakfast and lunch options. It's a great spot for anyone who is a fan of all-day breakfasts. Is there really any time of day when bacon, eggs, and toast is inappropriate? One really convenient thing is that you can reserve a table in this restaurant so you won’t have to wait in line when this place is generally crowded (and it does get crowded).
Must-try dish: Loco-style pancakes with a tower of whipped cream!
Location: 〒135-0091, Daiba1-7-1, Aqua City Odaiba 3F
Ideal for: Couples and families to gather for breakfast
English Support: English translation on the website
Budget: Lunch 1,000 yen~ / Dinner 2,000 yen~
KING OF THE PIRATES
Ahoy!? Ahoy. Of all the restaurants in Odaiba, there is only one shaped like a pirate ship. If you haven't noticed the trend by now - every restaurant on our list features an incredibly gorgeous view of the ocean and surrounding scenery. King of The Pirates is certainly no exception! If you're looking to spice up your vacation or take that special somewhere other than your standard gourmet fare - this is the one. In addition to being quite affordable for the theme factor, they can also accommodate groups if you're planning a birthday party or get-together.
But what do pirates even eat? My image of pirates never featured much food - just a lot of rum, thanks to a certain *ahem* franchise. Don't let the concept fool you though. Among restaurants in Odaiba, King of The Pirates offers more than a few gorgeous pirate-themed dishes such as the Rotisserie Chicken with 12 herbs and spices or the tender Pirate's BBQ Baby Back Ribs.
Must-try dish: Pirates' Supper Plate
Location: 〒5F, AQUA CiTY ODAIBA, 1-7-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Ideal for: Meatlovers, me-hearties, that friend who watches too much One Piece
English support: Yes, English is supported on the website
Budget: [Dinner] 3,000yen (Table charge 500yen per person after 4 pm) / [Lunch] 1,000yen
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Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai
Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai is a dining experience unlike any other when it comes to ambiance, food, and service. While it is certainly on the pricier side, if you are celebrating a special occasion with your partner, this restaurant offers elegant fine dining and a traditional Japanese experience at the same time. Many of the dishes utilize older traditional methods of preparing tofu. One reviewer even said that after trying Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai's tofu, tofu was the same for him!
(Quick note: This restaurant is just a little outside of Odaiba)
Must-try dish: Omakase course
Location: 〒4-4-13 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Ideal for: Anniversaries, special occasions, romantic dinners
Phone: TEL 03-3436-1028
English Support: Yes, English language option on the website
Fish Bank Tokyo
If you and your partner are seafood lovers, Fish Bank Tokyo is perfect for a romantic evening or for a fancy Friday. They offer a wonderful 6-course meal that is a fusion of European and Japanese. According to my editor who's been several times, if I don't mention the uni (sea urchin), "I'd be doing our readers a disservice." So, there's that. It's a popular establishment so it can be tough to get a reservation so it's worth booking in advance.
Must-try dish: 6-Course Dinner
Location: 〒Shiodome City Center 41F, 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7141
Ideal for: Seafood (and wine) lovers, parties, weddings, large gatherings
English Support: Yes, Both English and Japanese is available on the website
Budget: 2,000 ~ 9,000 yen // 7,000~11,000
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Grillogy Bar & Grill
Grillogy is a part of the Hilton Hotel in Odaiba and is perfect for a romantic dinner or lunch with a fancy vibe. They offer a buffet lunch or dinner and a lovely afternoon tea party if you want to up the fancy factor. You can also request the terrace seating which, during the lighter seasons, adds a lovely atmosphere of fresh ocean breeze to your meal.
Often in Japan, you'll hear someone grumbling about the portion sizes - this is not an issue you'll have here! The balance of both the interior design of Grillogy and its dishes has been remarked upon by many as perfect and, having been on a date there myself, I couldn't agree more.
Must-try dish: Strawberry Caprese, Wagyu beef
Location: 〒Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81 3-5500-5580
English Support: Yes, available on the website for booking
Budget: 2,500yen ~
5 Fun activities in and around Odaiba
The Takoyaki Museum
The Takoyaki Museum is near Aqua City Shopping Center and 10 minutes from Tokyo Teleport Station. The Museum offers multiple takoyaki shops to choose from and shares the history of takoyaki. As a food item that originated in Osaka, it is enjoyed throughout Japan now.
Address : 〒135-0091 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku Tokyo
Shopping center At Aqua City
The Aqua City shopping center is near the Odaiba Marine Park and is a great location where you can enjoy the view of The Statue of Liberty and the Rainbow Bridge. The shopping center consists of over 60 stores and includes numerous different kinds of restaurants. There also is a shrine and ramen food court for you to enjoy!
Address: 〒135-870 7 Daiba 1-7-1
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DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
The Kua Aina restaurant is a 6-minute walk to DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. The Unicorn Gundam Statue in Odaiba is famous and can be found in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. Additionally, it serves as a multipurpose commerce and recreation area. The fact that the DiverCity mall is a foreign tax-free mall and that it has more than 154 internationally renowned branded retailers is a feat in itself! Stores include Daiso, Uniqlo, and others, which may appeal to foreign tourists! It’s an ideal place to shop around while hanging out with friends and family. Daiba Station is just 6 minutes (450 m) and Tokyo Teleport Station is just 7 minutes (600 m) away from the DiverCity Complex, respectively.
Address: 〒1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
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Venus Fort Mall
The Venus Fort shopping center on the man-made island of Odaiba showcases an extravagant aspect of Japan that promotes grandiose illusions. Venus Fort is an anomaly for fans of the traditional Japanese culture represented by geishas and Ikebana. This shopping center was constructed to look like a tiny Italian village, with little houses housing each store. It seems out of place amid the Japanese countryside. However, it is particularly well-liked by Japanese visitors who come to get a peek at their idealized Europe. And Many Tourists regarded it as "the Most Beautiful Shopping Mall in Japan." It is a shopping center in Odaiba with a theme of the European Renaissance. The mall may be a good place for people to hang out with their family and friends while shopping. Also, Eggs'n Things restaurant is around 18 minutes away from Venus Fort mall.
Address: 〒135-0064 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81(0)33 599 0700
Odaiba Seaside Park
Odaiba Marine Park is another name for Odaiba Seaside Park. As previously indicated, the park is only a six-minute walk from the Aqua City shopping center. The Odaiba Seaside Park offers fantastic activities, including fishing, windsurfing, and canoeing, in addition to other water sports.
There are just two vistas in Marine Park that are exclusive to Japan. The Odaiba Statue of Liberty, a duplicate of the one in New York, is located in the park, and the Rainbow Bridge is magnificently illuminated at night. This is an excellent location if you want to shoot pictures in a gorgeous setting.
Address: 〒1-4 Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo
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Japanese Phrases for Eating at Odaiba Restaurants
Basic Ordering in Odaiba Restaurants
Keep in mind, you can use these phrases at any restaurant in Japan. When you’re ordering in Japanese, there is a very simple format to follow that most Japanese people use. Rather than saying the dish name, they simply point to the menu item and say ‘kore’ (this). When they are ordering several items, they will use ‘kore to…’ (this and…).
Quick note: If you’re using kore to, you should pause and wait for your server to acknowledge that item. They will understand that you plan to order more and will let you know when they’ve written down your item and are ready for you to continue.
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Standard Ordering in Odaiba Restaurants
If simply pointing and saying, ‘this’ feels a little too basic, here’s how you’ll say “I’ll have one of [dish name], please.”
[dish name] wo hitotsu kudasai.
I’ll have one of the [dish name].
Here are a few quick examples:
|豚骨ラーメンを一つお願いします。||Tonkotsu ramen wo hitotsu onegaishimasu.||I’ll have one tonkotsu ramen, please.|
|牛丼を一つお願いします。||Gyuudon wo hitotsu onegaishimasu.||I’ll have a beef bowl, please.|
Customizing your order
If you have dietary restrictions, you may want to confirm a dish’s ingredients or ask to remove something. In which case, you’ll use:
[dish name] ni [ingredient] ga haitte imasu ka?
Is there [ingredient] in [dish name]?
Here are a few quick examples:
|このサラダに肉が入っていますか？||Kono sarada ni niku ga haitte imasu ka?||Is there meat in this salad?|
|味噌ラーメンにだしが入っていますか？||Miso ramen ni dashi ga haitte imasu ka?||Is dashi used in the miso ramen?|
Typically, you’ll get one of two responses.
‘Hai, haitte imasu' means ‘yes, there is.’
‘Iie, haitte imasen’ means ‘no, there isn’t.
Then, if you find there is something you can’t eat in there, you’ll use:
Nara, [ingredient] nashi de daijoubu desu ka?
In that case, could I have it without [ingredient]
[ingredient] nuki de onegaishimasu.
Without [ingredient], please.
|なら、肉なしで大丈夫ですか？||Nara, niku nashi de daijoubu desu ka?||In that case, could I have it without meat?|
|パクチー抜きでお願いします。||Pakuchi nuki de onegaishimasu.||Without cilantro, please.|
Settling the Check
This one is easy. You can either wait for your server to wander by or do what most Japanese people do which is call out ‘sumimasen!’ to get their attention. Then, you’ll just say:
Okaikei wo kudasai.
I’d like the check, please.
Thank you for reading the list. I hope you like it! My recommendation out of the list mentioned is the Aqua City shopping mall. I think Aqua City shopping mall is a great starting point for anyone who comes to Odaiba. It has many fun activities for those of you who can’t decide on a place to go!
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