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The Best Authentic Asian Restaurants Around Tokyo

By Devy Jan 25, 2022

Have you ever gone to an authentic Asian restaurant that made you feel like you were visiting the country? 

There are many authentic must-try Asian restaurants in Tokyo with a homey environment and a quality of food that is well-known around the neighborhood. Some you may eat regularly like Indian or Thai food, but others like Indonesian or Hong Kongese may not have been on your radar.

Guidable has some of the latest suggestions for you to try out if you’re looking for an authentic culinary experience. 

Tomboy Indian Lounge Dining

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The very first suggestion is the number one authentic Indian restaurant in Tokyo. Tomboy Indian Lounge Dining is popular among locals and foreigners looking for delicious Indian cuisine. There are two branches, one in Shibuya (Tomboy 106) and one in Ikebukuro (Tomboy Ikebukuro No.2).

Naan and curry are the most popular dishes on the menu, and since they are cooked by experts, you can taste the curry’s authenticity, all flavored using unique spices! They also serve other special dishes such as samosa, kebab, and biryani rice with a distinctive flavor that you will not find in other restaurants. For a look at their menu, click here

For those of you who do not eat spicy food, you can directly request your preferred spice level according to your taste, and the staff will accommodate you with pleasure.

One of the highlights of Tomboy Ikebukuro No.2 is the comfortable atmosphere provided by the attractive bohemian decorations that make you feel like you are somewhere in the East.

Shibuya Branch (Tomboy Shibuya 106) 

Address: 2-6-17 B2F Shibuya Cine Tower, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043
Phone Number: 0354893644
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00

Ikebukuro Branch (Tomboy Ikebukuro No.2)

Address: 3-13-17 Minami Ikebukuro 2f, Toshima, Tokyo, 171-0022
Phone Number: +81335907727
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 00:00 

Cinta Jawa Cafe and Restaurant

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The next one is authentic Indonesian food that is already a famous lunch destination for Indonesian cuisine lovers.

Cinta Jawa Cafe serves authentic Indonesian food using ingredients that you may not be able to find in Japan, such as tempeh and fried catfish, among other things. For a closer look at the menu, click here

For those of you who have never tried it, there is always a first time for everything! 

Generally speaking, the flavors they provide are authentic and give you the home-cooked taste you’ve been craving. 

The ambience in Cinta Jawa Cafe will take you down the road to the countryside of Indonesia, along with the music and soothing Javanese atmosphere. 

As a recommendation, you should try their special dessert named Dawet Ayu. The exciting blend of coconut milk and palm sugar combined with the traditional jelly topping is a delicious way to wrap up your meal. 

Cinta Jawa Cafe Akihabara Branch

Address: 1-1-7,  1F Daiwa Building, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku,  Tokyo 101-0024
Telephone: 0358216682
Opening Hours: 11:00- 22:00

Cinta Jawa Cafe Shibuya Branch

Address: 4F 13-16 Kokusai Building A, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
Telephone: 0364552499
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30

Cinta Jawa Cafe Hiratsuka Branch

Address: 2F 1-33, Akashi-cho, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken 254-0042
Telephone: 0463251197

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00

Cinta Jawa Cafe Yokohama Branch

Address: 2F 1-1 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-0013
Telephone: 0452114277

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30

Tim Ho Wan 

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You may already be familiar with this restaurant! Known as the world’s cheapest “Michelin-star” restaurant, it serves authentic Hong Kong dim sum. 

If you are looking for authentic Hong Kong dim sum with top-quality taste, Tim Ho Wan is the right place for you.

Tim Ho Wan is well known throughout the world, shown by the many branches in more than ten countries worldwide. 

At Tim Ho Wan you can get various types of dim sum while sitting down surrounded by a modern ambience that will make your meal very memorable! 

There are stores in Shinjuku and Hibiya, which offer you a slightly different atmosphere. 

In Shinjuku, there is an air of modernity, and the view from the expansive windows of the tall buildings right next to the station will give an exciting dining experience. 

For more details about their menu and places, check their website. 

Tim Ho Wan Shinjuku Southern Terrace Shop
Address: 2-2-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053
Telephone: 0363042861
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

Tim Ho Wan Hibiya Shop 

Address: 1F Hibiya Chante, Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Telephone: 0365508818
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM

Mango Tree Tokyo

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Another fancy Asian restaurant with an authentic atmosphere is the Mango Tree restaurant in Tokyo. The Mango Tree Tokyo is a high-class Thai dining experience served on the 35th floor of the Marunouchi building and comes with a panoramic view of Tokyo. 

When it comes to food quality, Mango Tree Tokyo is loved by most Thai food enthusiasts in Tokyo. They serve the best quality whilst providing an excellent environment for those who want a bit of adventure with their Thai cuisine. 

They also provide all-you-can-eat courses for ¥2,900 at lunchtime, where you can choose from a selection of noodles. Otherwise, you can order a main based on the many choices on the menu. Don’t skip out on the unique Thai desserts; they are as delicious as ever! 

To take a closer look at the menu, click here for the lunch menu and here for the dinner menu

(If you’re looking for cheaper but equally delicious options from Mango Tree, check out the Mango Tree Cafe and Mango Tree Kitchen, which offer lunch and dinner around Tokyo!)

Mango Tree Tokyo

Address: 2-4-1 35F Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6335
Telephone: 0352245489
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00

Are You Ready to Try Some of The Best Authentic Asian Restaurants in Tokyo? 

This time, make your authentic Asian restaurant dining experience more memorable and exciting! 

Instead of having a typical meal out, why don’t you try a fine dining experience or go somewhere with an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in the cuisine’s home country?

All of them are worth a try! 

Devy Mufliha,


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