Nakameguro Takeout Restaurant Roundup

This is our first in a series of roundups for some of our favorite restaurants that are offering takeout during the Coronavirus outbreak. We will be updating these articles on a semi-regular basis. This article is up to date as of May 16 2020.

We at ihome Real Estate love to have a good meal as often as possible. Cooking is always an option, but sometimes you just want to go out and enjoy what your neighborhood has to offer. With the measures put in place to stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus enjoying food at restaurants has been much harder to do, but some places have started offering takeout so you can have a taste of their great food at home. Here are some of our favorites in Nakameguro:

Pizzeria e trattoria da ISA

Frequently vying for the top of the Tabelog charts for best pizza in Japan, this Neapolitan-style pizzeria has been winning over the hearts of people living and visiting Nakameguro for years. All their pizzas are available for takeout.

Address: 1-28-9 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Phone number: 03-5768-3739
Hours: 11AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM. Closed Mondays
Price: ¥1,500-¥2,000/person

Sushi Okada

This recent addition to the Nakameguro sushi scene is headed by Teruo Okada, a sushi chef originally from Okayama in Western Japan. True to his roots, much of the fish and vegetables served here come from his home prefecture. Normally you could expect to pay upwards of ¥10,000 to eat at his counter, but they are offering ¥5,000 and ¥10,000 takeaway boxes (price depends on kind of fish) with some of their sushi favorites including toro, mackerel, and various rolls. Also be sure to try their tendon (tempura over rice) for ¥4,000.

Address: 1-16-9 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Phone number: 03-3464-1344
Hours: 11:30AM-2PM, 5PM-8PM. Closed Wednesdays.
Price: ¥5,000-¥10,000/person

Nakameguro Iguchi

This quiet and refined yakitori restaurant up the hill towards Daikanyama is normally known as great place for celebrity-spotting, but recently has become the go-to place to get a yakitori bento box to enjoy at home. They are offering their yakitori bento at ¥2,200 and they will throw in a free tote for customers who buy 3 or more!

Address: 1-28-9 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Phone number: 03-6451-0575
Hours: Weekdays from 4PM-8PM, Weekends from 12PM-8PM
Price: ¥2,200/person

Potamelt Nakameguro

The perfect meal for post-hangover, the grilled cheese sandwich has not gotten much love in Japan — until now. This Sendagaya outfit has made its way over to Nakameguro and brought all the greasy yet crispy goodness with it. Start with the standard ¥450 cheese melt or spring for their ¥580 bacon egg melt for a little more oomph. Be sure to order their chili dip too. It’s an extra ¥200 you won’t regret spending.

Address: 1-27-12 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Phone number: 03-6412-7013
Hours: 8AM-7PM
Price: >¥1,000-¥1,500/person

Trasparente Nakameguro

Constantly contesting with City Bakery as being Nakameguro’s best bread shop, Trasparente beats City Bakery out in its baguettes. With a hard crust and plenty of flavor, these baguettes will win over even the biggest French snobs. Their sage butter and honey-soaked mini-baguettes are a must-try. Also look out for their danishes and pain au chocolat. Try out their locations in Gakugeidaigaku and Toritsudaigaku Stations as well.

Address: 2-12-11 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0051
Phone number: 03-3719-1040
Hours: 9AM-3PM
Price: >¥1,000/person

The City Bakery Nakameguro

We can’t mention Trasparente without talking about its rival, The City Bakery. This bakery takes a completely-different path and sets itself as a NY-style bakery, with such items as pretzel croissants, bakers muffins, and Jewish bakery staples like babkas and rugelach. Try their spicy lamb burger as well. They have many other locations in Tokyo, like Akasaka, Hiro, and Ginza.

Address: 3-4-15 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0051
Phone number: 03-5725-0177
Hours: 7:30AM-8PM
Price: >¥1,000/person


We’re going to say it — this is by far the best and most authentic Tex-Mex place in all of Tokyo, or maybe even all of Japan. Sat in between Nakameugro and Yutenji stations, Junkadelic’s atmosphere is great and the portions are American-sized, so be careful not to order too much! Definitely try their nachos, as well as their tacos (with choice of meats), fajitas, and massive burritos.

Address: 4-10-4 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0051
Phone number: 03-5725-5020
Hours: 12PM-8PM
Price: ¥2,000-¥3,000/person

Rica’s Kitchen

This little bistro is close to our hearts — it’s a 2-minute walk to our Nakameguro office! The owner-chef Rica cooks up French-inspired Japanese dishes like squid ink quiche, roast ham mousse, and her “salad boxes.” Her dishes change daily, so be sure to drop in and see what’s on the menu. Also her homemade bread and biscotti are a must-try.

Address: 3-22-11 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0061
Phone number: 090-4542-0700
Hours: 4PM-8PM Tuesday-Saturday
Price: ¥2,000-¥3,000/person

Onigily Cafe

One of the most popular places to get catering for movie and TV shoots, this cafe on Yamate-dori Avenue has retained popularity since its inception because of the vast variety of fillings they offer. They stock classics such as salmon and sour plum but also have such fillings as galbi (Korean-style short rib), soft-boiled egg, and fried chicken with mayonnaise.

Address: 3-1-4 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0061
Phone number: 03-5708-5342
Hours: 8AM-4PM
Price: >¥1,000/person

Ballon Tokyo

Fancy a falafel but don’t want to leg it to Ebisu? Another of our lunch favorites (it’s 2 minutes from our office!), this 100% vegan falafel joint can serve you up those golden balls in a pita, a salad, or in a cup with a skewer. Don’t miss their vegan ice cream, with toppings such as raspberry syrup, dark chocolate chip, and salted pistachio crumble.

Address: 3-1-4 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0061
Phone number: 03-5708-5342
Hours: 12PM-4PM. Closed Tuesdays
Price: ¥1,000-¥2,000/person

Ristorante Cascina Canamilla

This normally prix fixe-only high-end Italian restaurant right on Meguro River is offering some of their most celebrated dishes for takeout — look out for their roasted caprese salad, their antipasto salad, and their Ozaki beef sirloin steak.

Address: 1-23-3 2F Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Phone number: 03-3715-4040
Hours: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-7PM. Closed Tuesdays
Price: ¥8,000-¥10,000/person

We hope you like our roundup of takeout places in Nakameguro. As we are in uncertain times, some of these places may change their opening hours or might close all together. We will be updating this regularly to reflect that. Be safe, wear your mask when you go out, and support your local businesses!

And remember, if you ever want to find the perfect apartment, house, store, office in Nakameguro or much of Tokyo, we at ihome Real Estate are here to help. Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the perfect home for you.

Fully-renovated luxury flat in Hiro

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2 bed 1 bath (2LDK), 80.40㎡ (57.33㎡ living space), 1 month security deposit 1 month key money

Sitting 10 minutes from Hiro, Roppongi, and Azabujuban stations is this vintage flat from the late 1960s. This is definitely one of those cases of “it’s on the inside that matters” — the outside might look modest but the entire interior has been gutted and fully renovated, exposing the 3m (almost 10 feet!) high ceilings, and giving it a warm yet industrial feel. The kitchen is slightly elevated so you’ll feel like you’re on stage when cooking for your guests.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a viewing.

¥365,000 a month (management fee included)

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Ready-to-run bar in Shirokanedai

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Want to have your own bar in Shirokane? This beautifully designed space only 2 minutes from the Shirokanedai Station has everything you need to start up your bar right away (after COVID-19 has cooled down), including all the furniture!

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29.19㎡, ¥200,000+tax a month. ¥3,000,000 for all the interior items including furniture.

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Live in the height of modernity in Jiyugaoka

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1 bed 1 bath (1LDK), 44.58㎡ (33.31㎡ living space), 2 month security deposit 2 month key money

Nestled 10 minutes from Jiguyaoka Station in a serene neighborhood is an architectural masterpiece of an apartment building. Of its many rooms, this concrete duplex permeates style from its pores — the kitchen on the upper floor has a rough, unfinished concrete floor, and going down the spiral staircase you’ll find a massive living area. Step into the bathroom and you’ll be greeted with a sink with an extra-wide countertop, and a large mirror covering the entire counter.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a viewing.

¥199,000 a month (management fee and security fee included)

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SOLD! A condo unlike you’ve ever seen in Sangenjaya

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2 bed 1.5 bath (2LDK) with walk-in closet, 86,66㎡ (64.61㎡ living space)

Just minutes away from Sangenjaya Station, this extremely modern co-op condo is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s over two floors, and has a modern kitchen (with gas oven!) and a massive walk-in closet to fit all your Thom Browne suits. When you’re done relaxing with a drink on the sunny balcony, join your family inside on the warm heated floor and talk about what a great day you had.

Price: ¥64,800,000
Management fee: ¥14,871/month
Co-op fee: ¥6,761/month
Car Parking: None available (usually ¥23,000/month)
Bike parking: Available (¥200/month)
Pets allowed (with some restrictions)
Office use allowed (with some restrictions)

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Fireplace? Sauna? This Yutenji mansion has it all

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6 bedroom 3 bathroom (+2 walk-in closets), 309.00㎡ (226.93㎡ living space), 2 months security deposit, 1 month key money

Come back from a hard day’s work and hang your coat in one of the two walk-in closets. Take a stroll into the massive living room, make a fire in the large stone fireplace, and sit down to your oven-baked salmon and crème fraîche pasta with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Head upstairs after dinner and sink into the fine porcelain bathtub in the massive bathroom on the second floor then have a schvitz in the wooden sauna.

When you’re all heated up from the sauna, head outside to the large balcony and cool off in the night breeze with your golden retriever while reading that new novel you wanted to get into.

Don’t believe what you’re hearing? This 300㎡+ mansion (in the English sense, not Japanese) is just 6 minutes from Yutenji Station and has everything you need and everything you didn’t know you needed. Everything here is on a grand scale: 5 of its 6 bedrooms are over 20㎡ (one is over 30㎡!), the kitchen is larger than many bedrooms in Tokyo apartments, and it comes with 2 parking spots. Also, pets are more than welcome, and you can even have multiple large dogs!

¥800,000 a month (management fee included)

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