BARS, RESTAURANTS AND CAFES IN SHIBUYA

The Central Shibuya area has an endless number of eating options. There’s something for just about every taste and price range. There are also plenty of places for you to escape the crowds for awhile and relax with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Alcatraz ER

アルカトラズE.R.

This is a bizarre hospital and prison combo-themed restaurant in Shibuya’s Dogenzaka area. Part izakaya, part haunted house, Alcatraz is perfect for those looking to get their “wacky Japan” fix. Come for the atmosphere and not for the food.

Address
Harvest Bldg. 2F, 2-13-5 Dogenzaka
東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-13-5 2F

Hours
Sun-Thu 5pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-4am

Telephone
050 5798 9316

URL
alcatraz-er.net

Alcatraz ER

Cat Cafe Hapineko

猫カフェ ハピ猫

Whether you’re a cat lover or simply want to experience another quirky aspect of Japan, sit back and relax with Hapineko’s cute feline staff. Or at least as much as the staff lets you, as this particular cafe is notorious for its bad customer service. But it’s still the most well-known in Shibuya and conveniently located on central Dogenzaka.

Address
Cratos Building 3F, 2-28-3 Dogenzaka
渋谷区道玄坂2-28−3 道玄坂クラトスビル3F

Hours
11:00-22:00 everyday

Telephone
03-3770-1328

URL
hapineko.com

Cat Cafe Hapineko

Chillin'

チルイン

Located in central Shibuya’s bustling Center-Gai, take a break from the noise and crowds with a variety of flavors of shisha to choose from in a laid-back atmosphere. You can even bring your own food and drinks.

Address
6F, Shinoda Bidg. 31-4 Udagawa-cho
渋谷区宇田川町31-4 シノダビル6F

Hours
14:00 – 24:00, until 5:00 on weekends

Telephone
03-6427-0826

URL
shisha-chillin.com

Hookah Shibuya

Gyossantei

魚山亭 渋谷店

Gyossantei is a classy izakaya in the heart of Shibuya that specializes in food from Miyazaki prefecture in southern Kyushu. It prides itself on using high quality fresh ingredients, such as organic vegetables and free-range chicken. Find it across from Bunkamura on the 2nd floor of the Fhontis building.

Address
2F, Fhontis Bldg., 2 -23-12 Dogenzaka
渋谷区道玄坂2 -23-12フォンティスビル2FA

Hours
Tue.-Fri., 11:30 – 24:00, Weekends: 17:30 – 23:30

Telephone
03-5489-6350

URL
hotpepper.jp/strJ000771267/

Shibuya Izakaya

Jinnan Curry

神南カリー

This is an elegant but reasonably-priced Japanese curry restaurant right across the street from Bunkamura. The ingredients are high quality and the portion sizes are decent. They also sell takeaway “curry pan,” or dough with curry filling. At lunch time you can expect to spend between ¥750 and ¥900 for a meal that should be filling enough for most people.

Address
2-23-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-23-11

Hours
11:00 – 23:00

Telephone
03-5459-5251

URL
jinnan-curry.baycrews.co.jp

Shibuya Curry

Monjayaki Masudatei

渋谷マスダ亭

This conveniently located and tasty restaurant specializes in two of Japan’s favorite fried pancake-type dishes – monjayaki and okonomiyaki, which most visitors to Japan find delicious. You can even attempt the challenge of mixing up the ingredients yourself and frying it into a pancake at your own table.

Address
22-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku
東京都渋谷区宇田川町22-1

Hours
12:00 – 22:15, 15:00 – 22:15 Mon.

Telephone
03-3462-0016

URL
home.p04.itscom.net/masu-tei/

Shibuya Okonomiyaki

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu

渋谷エクセルホテル東急

The 5th floor lounge is a great way to look over the scramble crossing from a quiet, luxurious atmosphere. The coffee or tea will cost you about double what you would pay at Starbucks, however. The 25th floor features both a traditional Japanese as well as a French restaurant, with buffet breakfasts at either restaurant going for ¥2,310.

Address
Shibuya Mark City, 1-12-2, Dogenzaka
東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-12-2(マークシティ内)

Hours
10:00 – 24:00 (5F), 7:00 – 23:00 (25F)

Telephone
03-5457-0109

URL
shibuya-e.tokyuhotels.com/dining

Shibuya Excel Hotel

Soba Hiyamugi Sagaya

蕎麦 冷麦 嵯峨谷 渋谷店

Located just around the corner from Don Quijote, this delicious soba restaurant is both affordable and conveniently open 24 hours. The soba here simply tastes better than at other similarly-priced chains throughout the city. There’s no English  menu but check the display outside for reference.

Address
1F Plaza Dogenzaka, 2-25-7 Dogenzaka
東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-25-7 プラザ道玄坂 1F

Hours
24 Hours

Telephone
03-6416-4248

URL
tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303

Tokyo Soba

Streamer Coffee Company

ストリーマー コーヒーカンパニー

Opened in 2010, Streamer Coffee was started by “world champion” latte artist Hiroshi Sawada. Using milk, the baristas make intricate designs and patterns on your coffee, turning it into a work or art that you can drink. There are also a number of sweets and cakes to indulge in and the free wifi is an added bonus.

Address
1F 1-20-28, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
東京都渋谷区渋谷1-20-28 1F

Hours
8:00 – 18:00, from 11 on weekends

Telephone
03-6427-3705

URL
http://streamercoffee.com/shibuya

Streamer Coffee Shibuya

Sunday Coffee Stand

サンデーコーヒースタンド

Just next to the Dogenzaka entrance to the back of Mark City, this is a great little coffee shop with a nice atmosphere and free wifi. They have a decent selection of coffee and tea, and it’s a good place for observing the many interesting characters of Dogenzaka street.

Address
2 Chome-10-1 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya
東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-10-1 1F

Hours
8:00 – 24:00 everyday

Telephone
03-6416-0084

URL
tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/

Shibuya Coffee

Sushi-zanmai

すしざんまい 渋谷東急本店前店

The Shibuya branch of the popular Tsukiji-based sushi restaurant. The sushi here is reasonably priced and delicious. It must be one of the few restaurants where the actual food is bigger than how it appears on the menu. The 24-hour operating hours are perfect for those who like sushi for breakfast or as a midnight snack. There’s also another branch across from Shibuya Station’s East Exit.

Address
Saito III Bldg. 34-5 Udagawacho
渋谷区宇田川町34-5 サイトービルIII

Hours
24 hours

Telephone
03-5784-2820

URL
tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/

Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Sohonten

梅丘寿司の美登利総本店 渋谷店

This famous sushi shop is inside of Mark City and can easily be spotted by the long line of people waiting outside. The wait can be around 30 – 60 min. but many feel the wait is justified. The staff is friendly and accommodating to non-Japanese speaking customers. Try coming in the morning to avoid the queue.

Address
1-12 Dogenzaka, Mark City East 4F
渋谷区 道玄坂 1-12-3 渋谷マークシティ 4F

Hours
11:00 – 22:00 every day

Telephone
03-5458-0002

URL
sushinomidori.co.jp/shibuya.html

Yamaga

山家本店

This popular 24-hour izakaya serves yakitori (chicken skewers) and other traditional dishes. Come between morning and 6pm to get draft beers for only ¥250 a glass. Yamaga is an easy few minute walk from Shibuya station.

Address
B1F~2F, 1-5-7 King Bldg. Dogenzaka
渋谷区道玄坂1-5-7 KINGビルB1F~2F

Hours
24 hours

Telephone
03-3770-0480

URL
tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/

Yakitori Shibuya