Tokyo is often lauded for being a city where it’s easy for diners to eat out in solitude, but the art of solo dining here goes far beyond sitting in a private booth in Ichiran. In other parts of the world, solo diners may feel lonely or a little embarrassed by the lack of company when visiting more upscale restaurants, but that’s not the case in Tokyo. Instead of sitting across from a companion, you sit at the counter of a bustling open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs in action as they prepare your omakase dish and educate you on the best produce. of the season.
Sipping on a casual bowl of ramen is great when you’re on the go, but you shouldn’t deprive yourself of the splurge-worthy meals the city has to offer just because you’re traveling solo. We’re upping the game with the best open-kitchen restaurants for serious foodies, because every once in a while you deserve to treat yourself without having to worry about your friends’ schedules, budgets, and dietary restrictions.
No date? No problem. Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in town where you can drink wine and dine without feeling out of place.
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