Where to Dig In to Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo

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We are happy to share with you a hearty list of restaurants around Tokyo that are serving up an authentic American Thanksgiving meals this year.

In the past, we have pined for gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce – while dreaming hopefully of roasted turkey – but now we are drowning in options. With so many choices, we reckon one of your nearby neighborhoods has something just for you. And, if you are lucky enough to have a place equipped with an oven, you can swing by Costco, Hanamasa, or Nissin World Food Market to pick up your very own turkey to stuff and serve to your liking!

Roti Roppongi (Roppongi): Touting their “perfectly roasted American turkey(s)”, Roast turkey is the star of the show here, choose between a 3-course lunch, 4-course dinner (both on the 24th), or buffet-style meal all day the 26th and 27th.
What it costs: ¥3,500-6,500 (varies for different meals)
When: Nov. 24-27; All-day, lunch, dinner and take-out options available.
Tel: 03-5785-3671
Address: 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032

Good Honest Grub (Shibuya): Reservations only at this Thanksgiving feast of harvest greens and apples, roast turkey (with traditional side of stuffing cranberries!), and homemade pumpkin tart. Take-out and catering available.
What it costs: ¥3,900 (adults), ¥2,500 (children under 10)
When: Nov. 22-25; 2 seatings – 6pm and 8:30pm
Tel: 03-3797-9877
Address: 2-20-8 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011

Crista (Shibuya): In conjunction with T.Y. Harbor, TYSONS & Company, and Smokehouse (Shibuya): Five carefully curated courses. The roast turkey with dried cherry, pecan and chorizo stuffing, and cranberry and persimmon relish is going right into our stomachs. Save room for dessert. The restaurant Bond St. Kitchen will be offering limited numbers of Thanksgiving dinners available for pickup or delivery. More details here.
What it costs: ¥9,000
When: Nov. 24
Tel: 03-6418-0077
Address: 1-2-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Ruby Jack’s (Roppongi): A four-course offering at this steakhouse institution. The special Thanksgiving menu includes clam chowder, slow roasted USA turkey, and pumpkin creme brulee. Champagne included for an extra ¥1,500.
What it costs: ¥8,000
When: Nov. 24
Tel: 03-5544-8222
Address: 2F Ark Hills South Tower 1-4-5, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Union Square Tokyo (Roppongi Hills): Sit down for the four-course Thanksgiving tasting menu with a turkey dish served alongside pecan pie, topped with spiced caramel sauce. Reservations only.
What it costs: ¥7,000 for tasting menu
When: Nov. 24-26; 2 hour seating limits.
Tel: 03-5413-7780
Address: 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

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The Pink Cow (Roppongi): Plenty of “home-style” options to go along with the large bird, including homemade stuffing, peas in cream sauce, and pies galore. Stuffed tofu is available for vegans & vegetarians. Two seatings available per night. Make a booking fast, they’re in high demand!
What it costs: including one drink, ¥5,000 (with reservation)/¥5,500 (door: if any seatings remain – book and pay online by Nov. 21st)
When: Nov. 24-25; 6:30-8:00 pm, 8:30-10:00 pm
Tel: 03-6434-5773
Address: 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Motif Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel (Marunouchi): Classic four-course set menu including Koshihikari rice-fed turkey breast sourced from Agishi in Ishikawa Prefecture. Includes traditional American sides.
What it costs: ¥6,500 (lunch), ¥9,000 (dinner)
When: Nov. 18-24
Tel: 03-5222-5810
Address: Pacific Century Place 7F, 1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-6277

Lawry’s (Ebisu): Starts with flounder and marinated vegetables, includes heaping portions of turkey, and is topped off with cranberry relish with mushrooms, Hokkaido potatoes, and finished with pumpkin pie.
What it costs: ¥4,000-12,000 (depending on course)
When: Nov. 23-24
Tel: 03-5488-8088
Address: Garden Place Tower 2BF Ebisu 4-20-3, Shibuya-ku

Hard Rock Cafe (Roppongi, Ueno, Yokohama): A special menu will be available during Thanksgiving week to all who are homesick or curious: the classics will be available, with few risks taken. Enjoy an American football game as a side!
What it costs: ¥6,500 (lunch), ¥9,000 (dinner)
When: Nov. 21-27
Tels: 03-3408-7018 (Roppongi), 03-5826-5821 (Ueno), 045-682-5626 (Yokohama)
Addresses: 5-4-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku / 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku / Queen’s Tower A, 2-3-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama (respectively, again)

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CHOP Steakhouse: Set menu includes four “seasonal delicacies [but] American-inspired” courses for Thanksgiving dinner. It all starts with a parsnip and shaved truffles soup…and concludes with a pumpkin mousse torte.
What it costs: ¥8,500 (less for teens and children)
When: Nov. 23-24
Tel: 03-4588-0381
Address: 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, 106-8649

American Bar & Grill: Fit for a [hungry] pilgrim! Comes with an herb-roasted turkey (or turkey pot pie!), classic sides, and champagne vinaigrette-topped green salad.
What it costs: ¥3,400 (less for a la carte menu)
When: Nov. 21-27 EXCEPT November 24, when the American Bar & Grill will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for ¥6,900
Tel: 03-4588-0381
Address: 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, 106-8649

New York Grand Ballroom: A Thanksgiving Grand Buffet that promises a bountiful feast of turkey, pumpkin pie and other traditional favorites.
What it costs: Adults (18 and above): ¥5,955, all-you-can-drink beverage package (20 years and above): ¥7,500; lower for younger diners
When: Nov. 24
Tel: 03-4588-0381
Address: 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, 106-8649

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