Canal Cafe was formerly known as the Tokyo Suijyo Club, Tokyo's oldest boathouse. You can access it easily from the West Exit of the JR Iidabashi Station (2-minute walk). The place is separated into two areas: the restaurant side and the deck side. On a nice day, often line-up to get a seat at the deck side because the environment is so calm and beautiful.
The wooden deck is on the man-made canal. Wild birds, turtles, and carps can be seen while you enjoy a drink or a meal.
The place is also a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in the spring.
You can actually still rent boats during the day time for 600 yen per half hour.
The night view rivals easily the beautiful day-time scenery. It is a popular dating spot in the evening.
The restaurant specializes in Neapolitan pizzas. It uses only local or Italian mozzarella cheese and the bread is soft and springy.
There are also some set meals from 1,300 to 1,500 yen. The popular pasta set includes today's pasta, a soup, a green salad, a dessert and a drink.
There are a variety of desserts available. You can order NY cheesecakes, muffins and more from 260 yen. Drink sets are available from 600 yen.
This kind of waterside terrace is very rare in Tokyo. Canal Cafe is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon with a friend while enjoying a nice scenery isolated from the bustle of the city.