Updated: November 18, 2019
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15 Mind-Blowing Must-Try Restaurants in Akihabara!

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You're in Akihabara, you're all maid-cafed out and now you're looking for a place to fill up. Well, you're in luck! All these restaurants are delicious and super well-rated and are also more than affordable! Enjoy!

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Samata(さま田)

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There is plenty on the menu here but what you should try is their Torotoro Tamago No Kakuni Katsudon (¥700), which is a Japanese style omelette with a deep-fried piece of tonkatsu pork. It is an unusual combination but it sure is not a bad idea!

The soft texture of the omelette combined with the crispiness of the tonkatsu makes perfect sense. The tonkatsu is a very special one because it is made of kakuni pork, which means it was stewed a long time making it flavourful and tender. You can break it apart easily with your chopsticks. On top of the kakuni tonkatsu, there is a thick Japanese style omelette called tamagoyaki. Tamagoyaki omelettes are really tasty because there is some dashi stock that is added to them for some savouriness and they are sweetened too. This one was particularly sweet.
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Kanda Matsuya(神田まつや)

Kanda Matsuya is one of the most famous soba restaurants in Tokyo. You can access from Kanda, Akihabara, Awajicho, or Ogawacho Station within 5 minutes walk. It is a long-established restaurant which opened over 130 years ago.

They make and cut their soba dough by hand for superior texture and flavor. They also use carefully selected buckwheat from all over the country.

Tempura soba (¥2000), a popular option, comes with two big shrimp tempura as a topping.
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Prime Rib Zen(PRIME RIB 禅)

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Have you tried wagyu (Japanese beef) before? If you haven't, you've got to change that, ASAP! Even if you have, you'll want to check out the wagyu prime rib at 'Prime Rib Zen,' because it's probably different than anything you've tried before. What makes the beef here so special? Well, first off, the beef used is premium wagyu from Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo, that is aged for a full 30 days. The meat is then roasted in the oven for about 7 hours at a low temperature (65 ℃). The resulting prime rib is some of the juiciest and most delicious wagyu you'll ever taste!

During the lunch hours, you can have affordable sets for under ¥1,000, or you can go all out for a fancy dinner course (pictured above) that includes free-flowing alcohol for ¥5,980 per person!
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Roast Beef Ono (ローストビーフ大野)

Roast Beef Ono is located 5 minutes away from Akihabara station. It is usually quite crowded as it is quite a popular resto. They also opened stores in Kichijoji, Harajuku and Ikebukuro!
They only serve roast beef bowls, one being the wagyu roast beef bowl and the other being a standard roast beef bowl. The soft roast beef and their homemade sauce go so well together! The roast beef is between 1,080- 1,620 yen.

Tonkatsu Marugo (とんかつ丸五)

Marugo is a Tonkatsu restaurant located 4 minutes away from the electronics district of Tokyo, Akihabara station. As this store was selected to be on the Tokyo Michelin Guide of 2016, there are many people waiting in line to eat one of the best Tonkatsu in town.
You can enjoy thick and juicy pork cutlet, that was just deep fried by the chef. You will be very satisfied with the quality of the taste and the volume of the dish. Dishes are between 1,500-2,000 yen.

Kyushu Jangara Ramen (九州じゃんがら)

Kyushu Jangara Ramen is a famous franchise from the southern island of Kyushu. The particularity of the Kyushu ramen is that the noodles are thin and firm, the ramen is made from "tonkotsu", or pork bones, and is thick. The soup is white and has a rich flavour that is sure to comfort you and satisfy your ramen craving. The "chashu" (pork) slices are tender and tasty. An overall great Kyushu ramen you can't go wrong with! There are a few other restaurants are located in Tokyo.

Motenashi Kuroki(饗 くろ喜)

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The specialty of Motenashi Kuorki is that everything in the shop's signature bowl of 'shio soba' is made in-house. This includes not just the soup and noodles, but also the chashu and toppings. The bowl of ramen was good enough to be added to the Michelin Guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant in 2017.

Motenashi Kuroki is located between Akihabara and Asakusabashi stations.
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Ginzo (銀蔵)

This restaurant is not only tasty, but it is also affordable. You can get a great lunch for 1,300 yen or less! For dinner, there are some great courses to choose from, such as different kinds of sushi and sashimi with a 2.5 h all-you-can-drink course for 5,000 yen per person.

Tannosuke(たん之助)

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This Tannosuke restaurant is located at a 3-minute walk from Akihabara Station. It is the first location of the now-famous restaurant which specializes in beef tongue, known as "gyutan" in Japan.

You can have there set meals with thick pieces of beef tongue grilled to perfection, as well as stews with beef tongue among other things.

Gyutan is an exquisite kind of cut that is very popular in Japan. You should try it out!
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Menya Musashi Iwatora (秋葉原麺屋武蔵巖虎)

Menya Musashi ramen looks and tastes so amazing in large part because of the huge pieces of chashu pork that you get as a topping. These really put to shame the flimsy slices of chashu you get in a standard ramen bowl.
The other reason why Menya Musashi's ramen is so good is that the broth is made from an awesome and rare combination of chicken, pork and bonito. The result is a deeply savoury rich broth that is quite addictive.

The most popular item is the Musashi Ramen at ¥1,150. Aside from the meat, it has the standard pieces of bamboo shoots, green onions, and a whole half-boiled egg. For ¥1,450 you can have the same dish but with an extra two pieces of pork. For ¥900 you can have one with just one piece (which is still pretty filling) and without the egg. You can buy more toppings at a little extra cost. Beer is also available.

Honey Toast Cafe(ハニートーストカフェ)

For those with a sweet tooth, better mark this one on your bucket list! The signature dish here is the honey toast, a kind of dessert that consists of a thick piece of caramelized bread topped with ice cream and usually various other toppings too depending on the variation y order. It comes with a honey syrup to pour on it for extra sweetness. You can have savoury versions of it too (e.g. with tuna topping).

This is a good cafe to have breakfast at (opens from 9 AM).

Garden Farm

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Cheese lovers will be glad to know about Garden Farm that serves affordable all-you-can-eat cheese fondue! The fondue is made of raclette cheese and four other kinds of cheese. The saltiness and mildness are well balanced.

The all-you-can-eat cheese set fondue (weekdays: ¥980, weekends: ¥1480) consists of the cheese dip sauce, vegetables, grilled chicken, sausages, fries, and baguettes. You can order all of these items again and again!

Garden Farm is located on the 6th floor of a building which is just a minute walk away from the central exit of Akihabara station. The restaurant is spacious and has a nice atmosphere, which is suitable for a large group, a family, or a couple.
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Tanaka Sobaten(田中そば店)

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The restaurant serves Chinese soba (basically ramen) with a Kitakata-style pork and soy sauce broth and a chashu (roasted pork) overload! The 'Niku Ramen' is so popular that it is served around 100 times per day. It has about 10 slices of chashu instead of the usual one or two slices, so you better go there with an appetite!

Tanaka Sobaten in Akihabara is 5 minutes away from Suehirocho Station on the Ginza Line and 10 minutes from Akihabara Station on the Hibiya Line.
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Henry's Burger

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Henry's Burger makes incredible A5 rank (highest rank) Wagyu Beef burgers. One patty is 100g, and you can have the burger either as part of Combo A (¥1,188) with one patty, Combo B (¥1,566) with two patties, or Combo C (¥1,944) with three patties. Each combo includes French fries and a drink.

You can see from the picture just how juicy the meat is! It seems to be overflowing!
The buns are prepared with a home-made original recipe and are slightly sweet.
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Burger & Milkshake Crane

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This is the burger dreams are made of if you love cheeseburgers. It's called the Super Cheeseburger (¥1,500), and it has cheese overflowing from between the top patty and bun like a waterfall, covering the whole lower part of the burger! There are some ketchup and mustard on the table but you won't be needing them with this bad boy. It's meant to be enjoyed with nothing else than its thick cheese sauce.

Burger & Milkshake Crane is located a 10-minute walk from Akihabara station.
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