Unveiling Tokyo Station's Gastronomic Elegance
Welcome to Tokyo Station, an iconic landmark where culinary dreams come alive. This guide offers Singaporean food enthusiasts a curated exploration of the best dining experiences in Tokyo Station, weaving through its bustling corridors and hidden culinary corners.
Tokyo Gransta: A Culinary Mosaic
Exploring Tokyo Gransta's Delights: Step into Tokyo Gransta, the pulsating heart of Tokyo Station's food scene, boasting over 150 eateries. From the Michelin-recommended Gyoza Stand Oolong to the fresh and vibrant sushi at Haneda Ichiba, Gransta is a food lover's paradise. Get ready to be enthralled by the rich variety of flavors and culinary craftsmanship.
■Tokyo Gyoza Stand Oolong（Gyoza）
A Michelin-starred chef and a Chinese dim sum master have thoroughly developed the dumplings, from how the skin is made to how the meat is ground. The original craft beer "Oolong Ale" was brewed using oolong tea leaves from Fujian Province, China, and was developed by the best brewer only for the dumplings. You can enjoy the marriage of the best dumplings and the best beer.
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Fresh fish is delivered from 10,000 coastal fishermen throughout Japan.Sushi rice is made with red vinegar, an Edo-mae specialty.Orders are placed via a touch panel for freshly nigiri.
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■Tonkatsu Maizumi Shokudo（Tonkatsu）
Mai-izumi, which serves "soft pork cutlets that can be cut with chopsticks," offers a wide variety of rice bowls. You can enjoy a variety of rice bowls such as "Katsu-don", "Maizakari-don" topped with our specialty deep-fried pork cutlet, and "Shio Hire-Katsu-don", a bowl of rice topped with salt fillet cutlet, which you can eat with a refreshing taste.
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Global Culinary Treasures Within Tokyo Station
A World of Taste: Tokyo Station offers more than just Japanese cuisine. Restaurant Prunier, a Michelin-starred restaurant, offers exquisite French cuisine. You can also enjoy the warmth of Italian cuisine and hearty hospitality at Eataly. You can enjoy a journey of taste without even leaving Tokyo Station.
■Restaurant Prunier（French cuisine）
Restaurant Prunier" at Tokyo Kaikan was awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2023.
Under the theme of "fresh with fire, natural with form," the restaurant offers innovative cuisine that incorporates the essence of modern French cuisine while respecting tradition.
■EATALY（Restaurants, Cafes and Markets）
There is a cafe in the front of the store, a market and quick service in the center, and a restaurant in the back. The restaurant is available for meals, snacks, and shopping. The café is used by a wide range of customers, from weekend businessmen to tourists.
Revealing the Artistry of Japanese Cuisine
Enjoy traditional Japanese flavors: Get an authentic taste of Japan at one of the traditional restaurants in Tokyo Station. From the Station Restaurant The Central, an iconic Tokyo Station dining space that recreates a stately "dining car" inside, to the rich variety of bento boxes on the B1 food floor of Daimaru, a department store on the Yaesu side of Tokyo Station, you can experience Japan's rich culinary traditions.
■STATION RESTAURANT THE CENTRAL（Restaurants）
Enjoy nostalgic yet new Western dishes such as "traditional hashed rice with demi-glace sauce," which has been handed down for more than 80 years since the days of the diner car, and "Central Plate," a "children's lunch for adults" that includes a hamburger steak, omelet, and fried shrimp, all in one dish.
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On the B1 food floor of Daimaru, there is an area called "Bento Street," where a wide variety of bento boxes are available for takeout.
Singapore Favorites: Personalized Restaurant Recommendations
Here are some of Tokyo Station's gourmet favorites according to Singaporean tastes. From popular restaurants to well-loved cuisines, here are some of the spots that resonate with Singaporean travelers.
■Tokyo Ramen Street（Ramen）
Ramen Street: For noodle enthusiasts, Tokyo Station's Ramen Street presents a variety of ramen styles, reminiscent of Singapore's own diverse noodle scene.
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The finest Edomae Sushi made by artisans.The traditions and techniques of Edo-mae Sushi have been passed down from generation to generation.The carefully selected ingredients and the skill of our craftsmen will lead you to a world of deliciousness.
Dining at Tokyo Station: For a diverse dining experience at Tokyo Station, here are three restaurants to suit every budget and taste:
A vegan-friendly option, T's TanTan offers a variety of delightful ramen dishes, perfect for those looking for healthy and affordable meals.
■Okonomiyaki Kiji (okonomiyaki)
For a mid-range dining experience, Kiji serves authentic Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake, along with other teppanyaki dishes.
For a more luxurious dining experience, Hanagoyomi Tokyo provides traditional Japanese cuisine with modern innovation. Located in Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo, it offers a stunning view and a variety of dishes including kaiseki cuisine and wagyu beef.
Advice for Singaporean Gourmets
Understand Japanese Dining Etiquette:
Familiarize yourself with Japanese dining manners. For instance, it's customary to say "itadakimasu" before eating and "gochisosama deshita" after finishing your meal as a sign of gratitude. Remember to use chopsticks correctly and avoid passing food directly from one pair of chopsticks to another.
Navigating Tokyo Station:
It's a large station with many exits and areas. Use station maps and signage, which are often available in English, to navigate efficiently.
Look for eateries in the underground mall, where you can find affordable yet delicious options, including bento boxes and noodle shops.
For a luxurious experience, explore fine dining restaurants within the station or nearby. These establishments often require reservations.
This comprehensive guide was created to provide Singapore readers with an in-depth, engaging, and informative introduction to Tokyo Station's diverse culinary scene. Blending practical advice, cultural insights, and lively storytelling, this guidebook will be an indispensable companion for Singaporean food lovers who step into the heart of Tokyo's culinary wonderland.