Updated: November 08, 2018
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Taimeiken Near Tokyo Station For Western-Influenced Japanese Food

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Established in 1931, Taimeiken is hailed as the restaurant in Japan with the best omurice (omelette on rice). For all kinds of good western-influenced Japanese classics, this is the place to go.

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The claim to fame of this restaurant of long standing is its omurice above all. The outside is just cooked enough to contain the creamy and smooth inside. Cutting the omelette and spreading it over the bed of rice is part of the novelty and fun of eating this kind of dish. You have to try it at least one.
Taimeiken is big restaurant on two floors located a 1-minute walk from the Nihonbashi station or a 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Station.


The first thing that should be mentioned is that the restaurant is actually two different entities separated by floor. Simply put, the second floor is a slightly fancier version of the first floor where you can eat course meals for instance.


This is the standard omurice at ¥1,700. The omelette is wrapped around a mountain of stir-fried ham rice.

Tampopo Omurice

Even more popular than the standard is the Tampopo Omurice. The omelette of this one is on top of chicken fried rice.
Tampopo means dandelion in Japanese. It cut it open and spread it open over the rice before you eat it. It actually does look quite a lot like a dandelion flower. This one is ¥1,950.


A good majority of people order omurice, and a significant amount of people also order curry, which is to a lesser extent another thing the restaurant is famous for. This curry is Japanese soul food at its best. The regular size is just ¥750 and you can make it a deluxe for ¥1,050.


This dish of deep-fried minced meat cutlets is also a popular choice. It's very hearty and comes with rice too (¥1,680).

¥50 Coleslaw

Last menu item that deserves an honourable mention is the coleslaw. It goes perfectly with the omelette and is only ¥50.

2nd Floor

Above where the menu items of the 1st floor. If you go to the second floor, you can order a la carte the same kind of cuisine but that comes in small plates. The concept is to enjoy the food tapas-style.


If you are spending time near the Tokyo Station or the Nihonbashi Station, Taiteiken is definitely a place worth the go for traditional Japanese comfort food inspired by western cuisine.
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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