Where to Eat in Shibuya
In this month's issue of Food & Wine, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - founders of Opening Ceremony and designers of Kenzo - share some of their go to spots in Shibuya.
This tiny shop has two communal tables with individual coal grills to cook your own food. They serve the most delicious tomato dishes but don't miss out on the Iberian pig.
3-49-1 Ebisu, Shibuya 150-0013, Tokyo
Grab a seat at the bar of this small Izakaya, hidden in the back streets of Shibuya. The staff and vibe of this place are as good as the food. You will find delicious crispy dishes and the most pristine sashimi you have ever tasted.
2 Chome-7-14 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002
This unassuming, basement restaurant is great for a dreamy soba topped with a layer of thin slices of lime. Even though they are known for their Handmade sobas, served in a variety of (traditional) ways the menu has a lot more to offer. But be warned, there is no English menu and if you don't speak Japanese you will have a hard time ordering.
3-19-8 Aobadai, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo
Adjacent to the bustling Shibuya crossing - in the elusive Nonbeiyokochou - lies a popular, 5-seat oden restaurant. Perfect for a winter's evening, Nadaichi serves up some of the tastiest and most authentic oden in Tokyo. The food menu is limited - eggs, fried/fresh tofu, seasonal fish, homemade rolled cabbage - slowly stewed in a delicious broth being the standard.