Holiday dining in Tokyo

By on November 28, 2009

The holidays may confine many into their cozy abodes, but there’s still much to experience outside! Take advantage of the diverse culinary treats Tokyo has to offer. Here are some of our faves!


One reason to go Outback this season is their irresistible VALUE PLAN. If you’re about four people or more, Outback Steakhouse Roppongi offers a competitive advantage  in dining enjoyment.  Fajita combo plate, Fiesta course, and of course, their regular delectable steak cuts always entice the palate and in big portions! Take delight in their new energy-packed Angus Ribeye, flame-grilled to perfection to help warm up the cold winter nights.


Food Gate “ROCMON” 2F,

6-1-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku,

Tokyo 106-0032

Tel. (03) 5413-4870


This authentic pizzeria and trattoria in Tokyo Midtown in Roppngi never fails to please the young and old. The long queue on weekdays and weekends explains it all. Whether you’re vegetarian or an Italian gourmand, you will be amazed at how authentic each plate is skilfully prepared in unpretentious Napoli style. The rich, warm Italian ambience and cheerful staff make you  come back again and again.

Tokyo Midtown 

Garden Terrace 1F D-0117 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, 

Tokyo 107-0052

Tel. (03) 5413-0711 (11am)

Fax: (03) 5413-0713


A highly-rated restaurant by foreign dignitaries, Seryna is very much an upscale Japanese restaurant. If what you’re looking for is authentic  Japanese Kobe steak, Shabu-shabu or Sukiyaki to welcome visiting relatives from home or simply for a special night with the family, then this aims to impress. A prix fixe dinner costs ¥9,450 where you can have  a wide  choice of main course from Lobster, Abalone, to Sirloin or Tenderloin steak.   Their highly recommended Kobe beef dinner set (which you should never leave Japan without ever trying) costs anywhere from ¥21,000. A Kobe beef shabu-shabu dinner costs ¥15,750.

Warning: Bring an empty stomache, because each course is truly filling!  And yes, there’s a dress code:  Smart casual!


Tokyo, 106-0032

weekday 12am – 11:30pm

Sat, Sun. & Holidays 12am – 10:30pm

Tel. (03) 3402-1051

Sweeten up this Christmas!

Whether you’re splurging on cakes as gifts to friends or buying them to please the family,  Tokyo Families recommends you to book your order well in advance as they can easily go out of order.


Italian pastries at its best.

Reasonable from ¥1,100 – ¥2,400 price range but they don’t deliver.

All orders are for pick up only.

Tel. 044-857-7240


American baker  Mr. Kyle offers a lot of scrumptious treats this season. This is where you can order American cakes, pastries and roast turkey.  Allow 2 days for  pastries and cake delivery.  Roast turkey may be delivered on 24 & 25 Dec only (3 -13 kilos  ¥9,000-¥24,000).  ¥1,500 delivery charge for orders less than ¥15,000 and free for orders above ¥15,000.

 Tel. 03-3385-8993


Order your cupcakes here at ¥3,800 per dozen. They also make Christmas, shower and birthday cakes. Only online ordering. (only English site available)


British-owned and operated, they have a wide range of gift items to choose from: gift baskets filled with freshly baked muffins or loaf cakes, pound cakes and their famous carrot cake.

Prices start at ¥3,675 for their Classic gift basket, Y1,680 for a pound cake and the carrot cake is ¥3,675.  They do themed baskets for various events such as “New Baby” or “Romance”. Order online

(English site available)


Online service carrying all sorts of party related supplies. Delivery possible 3-4 days from order date. Cakes delivered frozen and take 3 hours to thaw. Christmas White Sheet Cake with Cream Filling (frozen) ¥5,980

(Site is both in Japanese and English)

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