There’s a secret to enjoying Roppongi’s finest restaurants at a reasonable price: Come for lunch instead! (In cooperation with Tokyo Monorail – Roppongi)

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Tokyo Monorail, connecting “the sky entrance of Tokyo” Haneda Airport and Central Tokyo. Through this media, it’s been our pleasure to show you a number of must-see spots surrounding Tokyo Monorail stations. Now, we are excited to start introducing some of the wonders that await you only one transfer away from the Tokyo Monorail.

Hamamatsucho Station is conveniently situated; it connects directly to the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin Tohoku Line, and it is walking distance from Daimon Station, where you can easily transfer to the Toei Oedo Line and Toei Asakusa Line. Today, let’s take a look at Roppongi Station, accessible via the Toei Oedo Line.

Roppongi is best known for its bubbling nightlife by natives and foreigners alike—and for good reason. It’s both a mecca for club-goers and abundant with fabulous bars, many of which are frequented by Japanese celebrities. Everyone knows Roppongi is the place to be after sunset!

However, I suggest you take an afternoon stroll through Roppongi instead. And I urge you to stop for lunch while you’re out. Did you know that you can enjoy a meal at even the most expensive of restaurants for a fraction of the price by simply selecting to dine at lunch rather than dinner? Well, it’s true! Here’s our editorial staff’s top 2 picks.

The first restaurant is “Kasumitei Matsubara.” Their authentic Japanese creative cuisine will leave you deeply satisfied. Great pride is taken in procuring the finest seasonal ingredients throughout the year in order to present you with a delicious experience you won’t soon forget. While their dinner menu may be a bit on the costly side, lunch can be enjoyed from around 1500 yen.

【Kasumitei Matsubara】
Address:Adesso Nishi-Azabu Bldg 3F, 1-7-2 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00 Dinner 18:00~23:00 (L.O. 22:00)Closed: Sunday/Public holidays
Closed:Sunday/Public holidays

Second on the list is “Onzoshi Matsuroku House.” At this first-class Japanese restaurant you can enjoy mizutaki (a nabe-style hot pot dish) and kaiseki ryori (a traditional multi-course meal). From carefully selecting only the best ingredients, to adjusting temperatures to bring out the full flavour potential of each dish, this thoughtful attention to detail may just be the secret to their popularity. We highly recommend Matsuroku House’s (Kuroge Wagyu grade) charcoal grilled beef rice bowl. It’s a shockingly delicious masterpiece. You can eat half, then add some soup stock and gobble up the rest as ochazuke.

【Onzoshi Matsuroku House】
Address:Arakawa Bldg 1F, 4-10-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:Lunch 11:30~14:00 (L.O. 13:30) Dinner 17:00~23:30 (L.O. 22:30)

Roppongi is home to countless other fantastic lunch spots as well. Why not drop by one afternoon and see for yourself?