Over the years, Japan has adopted several western holidays including Christmas and Halloween adding its unique flavor to them. Thanksgiving however still has its turkey-potato-pumpkin flavor and is celebrated mostly by the Americans living here. The holiday might be not widely spread in Japan but restaurants and some retail stores still have some special offerings to satisfy your turkey crave. In this article, we are sharing information on where you can buy the necessary ingredients if you want to cook dinner at home and restaurants that have a special Thanksgiving menu. Since Tokyo has the biggest number of American residents among Japanese cities, we decided to concentrate on the capital of Japan.
Retail Stores Where You Can Buy Turkeys
Nissin World Delicatessen
Location: 2 Chome-32-13 Higashiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0044
Turkey Price: Not Displayed
Store Information: Nissin World Delicatessen is 3 floors retail store located in Higashiazabu. Surrounded by embassies and foreign companies’ headquarters, Nissin caters its products to the foreign community in Japan. It has its own meat shop called “MEAT RUSH” where you can buy turkey as well as other meat.
Location: 4 Chome-5-2 Minamiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0047
Turkey Price: 3,024-5,323 yen
Store Information: Another store located in Azabu Juban. Besides a physical store, National Azabu has an online store and an app for buying online so you don’t even need to get up from your bed to get your turkey.
The Meat Guy
Turkey Price: 4,050-7,470 yen
Store Information: The Meet Guy has been selling meat online to the foreign community in Japan since 1997. Besides turkey, you can also buy different kinds of pies.
Price: 2,700 – 74,000 yen
Store Information: Alchemistat is a “Japan-wide homestyle Ready Meal delivery service”. They have a special Thanksgiving menu that ranges in price and the amount of food. The order can be just 2,700 yen pie or 74,000 yen feast.
Restaurants That Have Special Thanksgiving Menu
Soul Food House
Location: 106-0045 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabujuban, 2 Chome−8−10 6F
Price: 6,500 yen
Store Information: Soul Food House brings authentic Southern food to Tokyo. As the owners of the place promise, you can actually “taste the love” the food is made with. The Thanksgiving menu consists of Honey Smoked Turkey, Garlic Mash Potatoes, Beef Rib, and more.
The Terrace Tokyo
Location: 153-8580 Tokyo, Meguro City, Mita, 1 Chome−4−1 1F
Price: 4,300 – 7,100 yen
Store Information: The Terrace Tokyo is located in the Westin Tokyo hotel. It offers Italian, Austrian, and Singaporean cuisine but has a special Thanksgiving menu in November as well.
Tysons and Company Restaurants
Location: T.Y Harbor 2 Chome-1-３ Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0002
Ivy Place 16-1-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0033
Smoke House 5 Chome-17-13 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001
Price: 1,850 – 5,000 yen
Store Information: Tysons and Company, one of the largest operators of the upscale restaurants in Tokyo, has prepared the special Thanksgiving menu, not for one but three of its restaurants: T.Y Harbor, Ivy Place, and Smoke House.
Union Square Tokyo
Location: 107-0052 Tokyo, Minato City, Akasaka B1
Price: 8,000 yen
Store Information: Union Square Tokyo is a restaurant that a New Yorker who is missing home food would choose. The special menu is consisting of Roast Turkey with Vegetable Stuffing Cranberry Relish, Clam Chowder New England Style, Pecan Tart with Milk Icecream Spiced Caramel Sauce.
The Pink Cow
Location: 107-0052 Tokyo, Minato City, Akasaka, 2 Chome−7−5 B1
Price: 3,500 – 5,500 yen
Store Information: The Pink Cow’s specialization is Mexican-American cuisine but their Thanksgiving dinner is traditional as an American Pie (it also includes a pie).
Tokyo Grand Hyatt
Location: 6 Chome-10-3 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032
Price: 9,000 yen
Store Information: The Thanksgiving menu at the majestic Tokyo Grand Hyatt’s restaurant the Oak Door includes a giant whole smoked turkey with the works (mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing) as well as roasted squash soup, spinach gratin, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and homemade pumpkin pie for dessert. Your stomach will not be disappointed but your wallet might be.
Location: 107-6002 Tokyo, Minato City, Akasaka, 1 Chome−12−32 2F
Store Information: Bubby’s usual offer is American comfort food, the famous American pie. Nothing fancy on the menu here turkey, pork, gravy and of course caramel pumpkin pie but surely worth a shot considering the price.
Location: 106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 1 Chome−4−5, ARK Hills South Tower, 2F
Price: 7,500 yen
Store Information: Ruby Jack’s signature dish is steak. They didn’t put the exact information on what they are going to include in the Thanksgiving menu but can be sure it has some saliva-producing meat.
Make your Thanksgiving in Tokyo Like the one at Home
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to spend Thanksgiving in Tokyo. Hope you found one that suits you!