12/05/2021

Indian Restaurants and Grocery Stores in Tokyo, Japan

Be it Dal makhani or Hyderabadi Biryani, Indian cuisine is popular across the globe and Japan is no exception. Tokyo has many Indian restaurants and even shops for your needs. For all you foodies craving for Indian food in Japan, here are a few great options for you.


Table of Contents

  1. Tokyo
  2. The Best Indian restaurants in Tokyo:
  3. Stores selling Indian groceries in Tokyo
  4. Online Indian grocery stores available in Japan
  5. Can you find Indian food for vegetarians in Japan?
  6. Cost of Indian food in Tokyo?
  7. In Conclusion

Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most gorgeous cities in Asia. Japan’s bustling capital purveys a perfect blend of culture, history, and modern comfort. It offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. Tokyo is undoubtedly known for its flavorsome delicacies. Opposite to common perception, it also offers various Indian restaurants for people to ravish authentic tastes of India. 

The Best Indian restaurants in Tokyo:

1. Annam Indian Restaurant

Annam is among the oldest Indian restaurants in Japan, operating since 1968. Each dish is made to order so make sure you make any requests as they tend to be quite accommodating. And the best part is that you know it’s authentic because the staff speak the language.

Location: 104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 8−10−8 B1F Ginza 8-10 Building

2. Priya Indian Cuisine

If you’re looking for north Indian cuisine, this is the place to go! You’ll have an authentic and comfy experience. It’s located in Hiroo, an upscale area, but you’ll be surprised to find that it’s still quite gentle on the wallet for a great experience.

Location: 150-0012 Tokyo, Shibuya, Hiroo 5-2-25

3.  Darjeeling Restaurant

The name is derived from the beautiful north eastern place in India and the shop reflects that. The food served here has a great authentic taste and while the restaurant is quite small, it has great service and ambiance. A few minutes from Nippori station, this restaurant is in a trendy neighborhood called Yanaka which still has the charm of an older Tokyo. 

Location 116-0013 Tokyo, Arakawa, Nishi-Nippori 3-10-3 

4. Downtown B’ Indian Kitchen

And here is a great option for east Indian food! Located in Roppongi, this shop is based in Kolkata, but aims to serve healthier Indian cuisine according to their website. But they are also open to customizing meals as well. Come here for a taste of home-cooked Indian food!  

Location: 106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 3-4-2

5. Dhaba India

Dhaba India is known for their chicken and seafood curries and other South Indian favorites like dosas, idlis, appam and more. And it’s great because it’s affordable! It is at walking distance from Tokyo Station, and right next to Kyobashi station.

Location: 104-0028 Tokyo, Chuo, Yaesu, 2-7-9 Yaesu Sagami Bld 1F

6. Moti

Moti has offered authentic northern Indian food since 1978 and remains really popular and highly rated! According to their website, they ask that you don’t be surprised if you see famous people eating there! Get everything from vegetarian options to tandoori chicken to spicy chutneys. Moti has locations in Roppongi and Futakotamagawa as well as an online shop.

Location: (Futakotamagawa) 106-0032 Tokyo, Setagaya, Tamagawa 2-23-1

(Roppongi) 106-0032 Japan, Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi 6-2-35

Stores selling Indian groceries in Tokyo

With many Indian residents in Japan, shops have popped up to meet the needs of those wanting to cook their native foods. So, if you are someone who is craving home cooked food and are looking for stores to buy Indian groceries, then the below list will come handy.

1. Maya Bazaar 

Maya Bazaar is a popular option for Indian grocery items. You can buy all Indian products like maggi, masalas with familiar names like MTR, Everest and so on.

Location: 141-0021, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Kamiosaki, 3-10-1
Opening time: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00. (Closed on Sunday)

2. Star Indo Grocery 

If you say Indian supermarket, Star Indo Grocery is definitely one that will be mentioned and recommended by others. They have everything, food, snacks, etc etc etc.

Location: 110-0016 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Taito 4-19-5
Opening time: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00. (Closed on Sunday)

3. Apna Bazaar 

Apna Bazaar is the physical store of the site indojin.com which is the first online Indian grocery shop. It was created based on the idea of having everything you could be looking for all in one place - from spices to teas to frozen foods to daily necessities. 

Location: 136-0072 Tokyo, Koto, Ojima, 4-1-7-111
Opening time: Tuesday- Sunday 10:00 - 19:00. (Closed on Monday)

4. Indobazaar

Indobazaar is another option, located in Kamata, for Indian food and groceries.  They sell rice products, dals, ghee, spices and whatnot! They also have a website listed below.

Location: 144-0052 Tokyo, Ota, Kamata, 5-20-6
Opening time: Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 21:30

Online Indian grocery stores available in Japan

Moreover, with the current pandemic scenario - how about buying Indian groceries from home?

Online Indian grocery stores available in Japan which can be the easiest way to get everything you need without even leaving your house.

And now arises one of the most common questions asked...

Can you find Indian food for vegetarians in Japan?

And the answer is...Absolutely! 

There are several restaurants in Japan where you can find vegetarian food to enjoy. 

You can also find pure vegetarian food in restaurants like Vege Herb Saga, Govindas Edogawa-ku, Andhra Dining, Annam Indian Restaurant, Moti, Nataraj etc.

Cost of Indian food in Tokyo?

Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average Indian meal in Tokyo should cost roughly between 1000 and 3000 yen, while there is no upper price limit when it comes to high-class restaurants. During lunch hours, many restaurants offer inexpensive teishoku (set menus) at around 1000 yen, or even less sometimes!

Tip for our vegetarian and vegan readers

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how the curry is made and what’s in it. Many curries are made from animal stock or may have ingredients or condiments you don’t usually expect that are more familiar to Japanese locals. It’s always better to be safe. 

In Conclusion

Many people believe that it's very difficult to find Indian restaurants and Indian grocery stores in Japan. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is not only a city known for technological advancement but it is indeed a foodie's paradise! While there are several places that can satisfy your appetite, these are the ones from Tokyo that we feel you must try!

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