Japanese food is renowned for using the best fresh, seasonal ingredients and its beautiful presentation. There are lots of interesting and tasty dishes that your family should try and Tokyo sushi can be made with vegetables if your children don’t like fish. Familiar western dishes are widely available if you have fussy eaters and you don’t have to use chopsticks (but it might be fun to try!) Here is our selection of the Best Places to Eat with Kids in Tokyo!
#1. Baby King Kitchen
Situated near Koenji Station, Baby King Kitchen is a kid-friendly spot with whitewashed walls and leather sofas. The food isn’t fancy but many dishes are child-themed (based on the Japanese cartoon Studio Ghibli) and the portions are very generous! For example the child’s lunch plate consists of a hamburger, battered king prawn, fried egg, rice, salad, wiener sausage and small dessert! To help guarantee your comfort the restaurant also has:
- a baby changing station
- an indoor swing and slide
- and a library of children’s books.
#2. Daylight Kitchen
Serving super delicious organic food, Daylight Kitchen is one of Tokyo`s most child-friendly restaurants. A 5 minute walk from Shibuya Station, there is a lovely terraced seating area and ample space at the tables for your child’s buggy. Lovely kids menu and baby food on offer also!
#3. Bills Odailba, Tokyo
Enjoy stunning views of Tokyo bay and a relaxed atmosphere at Bills Odailba, a restaurant run by the Australian chef Bill Granger. As you would expect, the delightful food is lovingly prepared and the kids menu is an excellent mix of familiar fare with new tastes and textures. Expect to see the Wagyu Burger, Parmesan Crusted Schnitzel with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes & Ricotta.
#4. Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule
Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule is well-known in Tokyo for its authentic Neapolitan pizza so it’s a popular place to eat. Make sure to go early for lunch and make a reservation in advance if visiting for dinner. The pretty terrace here is covered in plants and flowers, and you may be treated to the occasional guitarist playing some gentle tunes.
#5. Suju Dining Rokkaku
Located in Toyko Midtown, Suju Dining Rokkaku has huge windows facing the park, so get a seat near the windows if you can! The restaurant offers tasty and healthy traditional Japanese meals, in generous portions and it has lots of space to bring your pram or buggy. Highchairs are available also.
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#6. Dear Kids Cafe
The huge kids’ play-area makes Dear Kids Café a perfect hang-out for parents with small children. The menu is fairly safe with everything kids love, like pasta, pizza, omelettes, chips and chicken. As child-friendly as you can get, this venue is also non-smoking and has:
- a nappy change area
- kids’ toilets
- baby chairs
- and a nursing area.
A relaxed American style diner, Sun2Diner is pram-friendly with a non-smoking area and plenty of yummy BBQ goodies! Jerk Chicken, tasty hamburgers, Macaroni and Cheese all feature, as well as some tempting deserts such as Walnut Brownies and Hawaiian Pancakes.
Rosalie is a lovely Parisian-style café, just a 2-minute walk from Daikanyama Station. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant provides a healthy kids menu and serves Japanese food, pasta, curries and salads. There is also a decked outdoor terrace.
Where would you recommend eating some delicious Tokyo Sushi with kids? We’d love to hear your suggestions, so please let us know below.
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