This Spanish-Italian dining brand’s latest offering makes Shibuya its home with a “gourmet meatery” concept. The restaurant has two lavishly decorated floors, with the second floor allowing full view of the kitchen, as well as a glance at the disco ball-esque wood fired pizza oven. Lunch sets are reasonably priced for the area and free drink refills with your meal are a clear bonus. Evening dining options – apart from the obvious carnivorous choices, pizza, and pasta – include Japanese-inspired cocktails infused with yuzu and shiso, as well as an extensive wine selection and some choice craft beers. Average Price: Lunch ¥1,500 Dinner ¥5,000 Address: 1F Shibuya Cast, 1-23-21 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Website: www.rigoletto.jp/shibuya/    Tel: 03-6631-1129

Since opening its first restaurant in Shiga Prefecture nearly 70 years ago, Chiriri has been proud to serve Omi beef, which is recognized as one of the country’s three top varieties of wagyu (Japanese beef), in its shabu shabu. Along with this famous Omi wagyu, the restaurant also serves pork, tempura, sushi, sashimi, and vegetable plates in course meals and a la carte. The traditional Japanese decor makes for an unforgettable dining experience. For reservations click here. Average Price: Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 1-4-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku Website: www.chiriri.co.jp/toranomon Tel: 03-5501-1577

At this Kyoto-style shabu shabu restaurant, you can expect an elegant atmosphere, with tasteful decor and kimono-clad staff. Private rooms can be arranged for parties of four to 60, as can tatami rooms with Western-style tables or horigotatsu (low tables with floor seating). It’s also one of the few places where you can eat Japan’s famed Omi wagyu at a reasonable price. Sushi and vegetarian options are also available. For reservations click here. Average Price: Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 2-7-19 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku Website: www.chiriri.co.jp/kyobashi Tel: 03-3261-5872

Offering a "unique meat" menu, Chicciano serves top quality cuts that are dry-aged for the fullest flavor, and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. For grilling, they use the finest Kishu charcoal, which is made in Wakayama Prefecture and renowned for imparting a unique flavor to the food it's cooked with. Seasonal ingredients from Japan, France, and Italy are used, and the chef provides a daily recommendation. For reservations click here. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,000, Dinner ¥15,000 Address: 3-13-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: www.m-onecafe.jp/chicciano Tel: 03-3568-1129

Featuring a dining area and a spacious bar and lounge connected by a bridge, Two Rooms offers simple yet elegant dishes utilizing old and new world cooking techniques, and only the freshest seasonal market produce. It’s perfect for after-work cocktails, a leisurely lunch or dinner, or celebrating until the wee hours – and did we mention the superb city views? Average Price: Lunch ¥3,500, dinner ¥13,000 Address: 3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.tworooms.jp/en Tel: 03-3498-0002

Relax during a delicious dinner in a cozy atmosphere just a stone's throw away from the buzz and bustle of Daikanyama. Chez Lui is a perfect place to enjoy romantic evenings or a fun get together with friends. You can expect a warm welcome from the restaurant's friendly staff and a mouthwatering array of French cuisine, prepared from seasonal ingredients, from Chez Lui's kitchen. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,500, Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 20-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku Website: www.chez-lui.com/restaurant/concept.html Tel: 03-3461-0070

Once called Silicon Valley’s “number one restaurant,” the popular US steakhouse opens its first Japan branch in 2016 on the 42nd floor of Shiodome City Center. Known for putting a fine dining spin on the traditional steak eatery, this “swank steakhouse” (as the Michelin guide describes it) has always incorporated Asian influences into its menu. All branches – in California, San Francisco, and Taiwan – feature 28-day dry-aged certified Angus beef from the mid-west United States as well as a selection of imported Wagyu beef. And executive chef James Brownsmith pays particular attention to combining the “pure flavors of Japanese cuisine” with the techniques of the classic American steakhouse. Average Price: Lunch ¥4,000 Dinner ¥12,000 Address: 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku Website: http://alexanderssteakhouse.jp/?lang=en Tel: 03-6264-5151

Delivering the essence of Cantonese cuisine, Akasaka Rikyu combines rich Japanese ingredients into a menu of delicate and traditional Chinese dishes served in an authentic Hong Kong style. Specializing in roasted dishes, dim sum, seafood, and shark fin, the food here is bold yet light on oil and seasonings, and complemented by an exciting assortment of wine and Chinese tea. For reservations click here. Average Price: Lunch ¥3,000, Dinner ¥10,000 Address: 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: www.rikyu.jp/akasaka.html Tel: 03-5570-9323

A modest, somewhat hidden yakitori spot in Nakameguro, a neighborhood that’s famous for its blooming cherry trees. The smoke from the grill and the sizzle from the semi-open kitchen is where skilled chefs work with select chicken cuts sourced from a single supplier. Skewers are cooked over binchotan charcoal for a cleaner burn and all sauces are homemade. Diners can sit at tables, in private rooms or at the counter, but wherever they are, it only takes them a single bite to realize that Abeya is no typical yakitori restaurant. Mention "Weekender" to get a 10% discount. Average Price: ¥4,000 Address: 1-22-4 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku Website: abeya-tokyo.com   Tel: 03-6452-3140

Recently opened in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant districts, Ginza 815 is a top-class dining establishment specializing in sushi and champagne. The so-called “sushi-cham” eatery is a dream partnership between the renowned food and wine distributor Arcane Ltd. and the Michelin-starred restaurant Ginza Iwa. It’s not all about sushi and champagne, though. The one set menu available – that does change depending on seasons and markets – includes a number of delectable dishes and drinks that can be enjoyed while watching the chef work his magic behind the counter. Average Price: Dinner ¥10,000 Address: 6-3-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: http://www.stillfoods.com/815/ Tel: 03-4330-4469

A lounge dining bar, R2 first opened its doors in November 2011 to great fanfare. It quickly became known as one of Tokyo’s hottest night spots, with its high standard of drinks, food, service, and tunes spun by high caliber DJs. Average Price: ¥6,000 Address: 7-14-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: http://www.r2sc.jp/    Tel: 03-6447-0002

You’ve most likely visited Gonpachi’s Roppongi branch, otherwise known as the “Kill Bill restaurant.” But did you know that the brand has 11 other branches? The latest opened on January 16, 2017 in Asakusa, and offers all the innovative dishes that keep Gonpachi customers coming back for more, along with an excellent view of the neighborhood’s bright red Azuma bridge. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,500 Dinner ¥6,000 Address: 2-1-15 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku Website: http://www.gonpachi.jp/asakusa/ Tel: 03-5830-3791

Blacows is an Ebisu based burger restaurant that uses carefully selected ingredients and collaborates with famous bakery Maison Kayser. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,000 Dinner ¥3,000 Address: 2-11-9 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku Website: www.kuroge-wagyu.com/bc/ Tel: 03-3477-2914

Welcome to steakhouse heaven. Whether you’re looking for a succulent ribeye or a hefty tomahawk, Ruby Jack’s uses the best meats from the US, Australia and Japan. If you’re in the mood for a splurge, go for their 50-day dry aged premium Japanese beef. Start things off with a tempting array of appetizers and an expertly blended cocktail, and savor your meal with a bottle drawn from their wide-ranging wine list. Their weekend brunches are perfect for families, and they serve a special Christmas course in December. Average Price: Lunch ¥3,000 Dinner ¥12,000 Address: 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: http://rubyjacks.jp/en/ Tel: 03-5544-8222

Thanks to its distinct four seasons and its abundant natural resources, Japan has developed a food culture that is recognized for the healthiness of its ingredients, its balance of unique flavors, and its sheer variety. Restaurant Byakko strives to pass on traditional Japanese food culture to the next generation, preserving its exquisite taste and beauty in a wide range of delicious, satisfying meals. Average Price: Lunch ¥3,000 Dinner ¥12,000 Address: 3-5-14 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.byakko.link/index.html    Tel: 03-3261-5872

Welcome to steakhouse heaven. Whether you’re looking for a succulent ribeye or a hefty tomahawk, Ruby Jack’s uses the best meats from the US, Australia and Japan. If you’re in the mood…