10 Curious and Underrated Places to Eat in Tokyo on a Business Trip

10 Curious and Underrated Places to Eat in Tokyo on a Business Trip (Guest Post)

Abstract: There are all sorts of places to visit in Tokyo, including fabulous restaurants. This guide looks at some interesting and very underrated places to eat in Tokyo on a Business Trip.

Now that you’re lucky enough to have a business trip to Tokyo, it’s time to plan and make the most of the occasion. Here in this guide, we’re going to explore ten unedrrated places to eat in Tokyo on a business trip. There’s no point in wasting time so let’s take a look at what places to visit in Tokyo.

This is a guest post from Kevin Nelson. Kevin is a professional copywriter who has written numerous professional guides, as well as pieces on travel and lifestyle. Having always been an aspiring writer, Kevin decided that freelance was the way to go and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry.

10 Curious and Underrated Places to Eat in Tokyo on a Business Trip

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1. Convenience Stores

Honest to God, you won’t believe how good the food is in Japanese convenience stores. It’s so easy to pick up food which is, unlike anywhere else in the world, delicious. There are all sorts of cuisines on offer. Particularly cheap and tasty are the rice balls, onigiri, and pasta dishes.

2. Tsukiji Market

If you’re completely jet-lagged but don’t fancy lying in a dark room, trying to get to sleep until the alarm, why not get moving early and see this fish market? You’re free to wander around it, sampling an incredible range of sashimi, sushi, and fish dishes. There are even Bento boxes to pick up and take with you to work. These make for the perfect breakfast food in the morning!

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3. Temple Soba

The fantastic spot in Tokyo is the Sensoji temple, one of the oldest and most visited. This is actually one of the best places to get some soba noodles. Avoid the rush and get there in the morning to have a serene stroll around, munching on perfectly cooked noodles. One of the best places in this area is Soba Monju, which is located in Asakusa train station, a business frequented traditional soba joint for high quality and quick bites. 

4. Piss Alley

This is an awesome place to grab some food. Every single evening, this hotspot is packed with smoking meats stalls and tiny street food quarters. Most of the menus are in Japanese only; however, it is easy to see what meat you want on a stick. Very traditional and quaint, Piss Alley makes a great dinner destination. 

5. The Lock-Up

Usually, haunted houses aren’t known for food, but the Lock-Up is a place where being frightened to death and a luxury food go hand in hand. There are all sorts of the camp named cocktails together with your mail to, such as the “Life Imprisonment.” If you want some fun after work, this is the place to be. Escape work to ironically be placed in a prison cell restaurant! 

6. Ghost Restaurant

Another esoteric place. There are all sorts of ghosts and haunted mansion characters around you while you eat at a Ghost Restaurant. They’ll haunt you forever, plus the food isn’t bad!

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7. Samurai

Meeting a real samurai is easier than you think. What about if one cooked dinner? This interesting restaurant showcases samurais as chefs. There are many exciting things on the menu, such as horse meat dishes. A truly unique experience.

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8. Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant

Carrying on with the fantasy theme, the Alice in Wonderland restaurant is like a long-lasting drain, except you’re also eating delicious dishes. One can embark on mystical fantasy journeys while sampling an array of Japanese cuisine. There are some delightful items to choose from. 

9. Hidden Coffee Shop

Sometimes at work, a cup of coffee and a quick bite is all you need, especially when pressed for time. In an area of Omotesando, one will find a fascinating coffee shop that is tucked away in a traditional Japanese townhouse. It’s a wonderful setting one can order coffee and have a quick bite while looking out at the traditional Japanese statics and hedge just outside the door.

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10. Prison Hospital

Tokyo is full of themed restaurants, and what is the better way to get psyched after work by going to a creepy prison hospital themed establishment. You’ll be greeted by physicians, monsters and rather attractive members of staff! It’s definitely an experience you want to talk about when you get home after your business trip.

So Many Great Places to Eat in Tokyo on a Work Trip

There are just so many top places to visit in Tokyo! We hope that food-wise, these top 10 places to visit in Tokyo will prove to be both quirky and exciting. It’s certainly a city full of fun and life. These unique places to visit in Tokyo will make for a memorable business trip.

Do you know of any fun places to visit in Tokyo? What would be your top places to visit in Tokyo Japan? If you know any other sites that are not on this list, let us know in the comments section below.

Kevin Nelson is a professional copywriter who has written numerous professional guides, as well as pieces on travel and lifestyle. Having always been an aspiring writer, Kevin decided that freelance was the way to go and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry.

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