Tokyo is a great city to explore foods and eat amazing and unique dishes for people of all ages. There are many places that are especially fun for children, and adults as well, to experience foods like only found in Tokyo. Here is a list of Tokyo Children Friendly Food Places, and Children’s Restaurants in Tokyo.
Fun Food Places
This is an entertaining and educational museum that can be fun for everyone. Learn about the history of the world-famous Cup Noodles. You can make your own personalized noddle cup container, create your own noodle flavor and enjoy a snack as well. Location: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Minatomirai Stations, Minatomirai Line, 8 min walk Google Maps
The Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum bills itself as a food-themed amusement park. The Ramen Museum presents the history of Ramen noodles in Japan, including the very popular instant Ramen from Nissin Brand. There are a variety of displays of noodles, soups, toppings, and bowls used across Japan and around the world. Nine Ramen restaurants can be found there, each featuring a Ramen dish from a different region of Japan. For visitors who wish to try multiple Ramen dishes, every store offers “mini Ramen”, a small portion of the featured dish. Location: 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama Train Access: Shin-Yokohama Station, 8 min walk Google Maps
Sweets Paradise (All-you-can-eat sweets)
Sweets Paradise has locations in various places across the city of Tokyo. It is a popular all-you-can-eat sweets buffet that is bound to satisfy your kids and sugar-loving adults as well. Featuring endless options of dessert and sweet drinks, your children will never want to go home. They also have a selection of pasta, salads, and soups. Locations: Everywhere
Go through hidden doors and enter the Ninja world. The waiters dressed in Ninja outfits will be waiting for you to dine with them. Choose from a variety of different course menus for a unique ninja restaurant experience that offers local Japanese, Sushi, Asian fusion and vegetarian dishes. This place is a good time for the whole family.
The Gyoza Stadium is located inside of Namja Town, a children themed area in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City. It is a family-friendly food amusement park dedicated to one of Japan’s most popular foods, gyoza. The building is like a 1950’s Japanese town and it is filled with numerous food stands where you can purchase fried dumplings from 14 famous gyoza restaurants from across Japan. Location: 3-1-3 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 2F Train Access: Higashi-Ikebukuro Station, 3 min walk, Ikebukuro Station, 8 min walk Google Maps
The Kawaii Monster Cafe is a fun place for kids to get a taste of the kind of Harajuku subculture that is unique in Tokyo, or in the world for that matter. Here you can visualize the wildness of the youth culture. There is a 90 minute lunch time table limit that allows for wait times of just 30 min or under, even on crowded weekends and the ‘Monster girls’ greeting you at the door are dressed in the latest Harajuku fashions. There are day and night shows that are entertaining and the place is very popular. Location: 4-Chome 31-10 4 floor Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station, 5 min walk Google Maps
The Chano-ma Cafe is a restaurant that is focused on families with children and babies. The menu is healthy with many seasonal dishes. This cafe has everything a family would want or need in a restaurant. There are lots of wide cushion couches, special seats and high-chairs for babies, bathrooms with diaper-changing facilities and there is even a nursery room for mothers to have additional privacy. Location: 1-34-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Za House Bldg 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Daikanyama Station, 1 min walk Google Maps
Pom Pom Purin Cafe is a very popular restaurant and they use a ticketing system for its customers to enter. Customers will first need to pick up a ticket which will tell you what time you can enter the cafe. This cafe menu is full of kid-friendly dishes that are served in some of the best-looking children-oriented menu presentations anywhere! Location: 1-7-1 Jingumae, Cute Cube Harajuku 3F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station, 3 min walk Google Maps
The Gundam Cafe is the center of all things Gundam the famous Japanese robot and the kids will love this themed restaurant. There are Gundam models and a full selection of Gundam themed foods. Location: 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Akihabara Station, 1 min walk Google Maps
Kaiten Sushi or conveyor belt sushi is a fun way to eat sushi and other Japanese food items in a relaxed and price-friendly environment. These are fast-food restaurants where plates of sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table, counter, and seat. Customers grab whatever moves past them “like a train”, choosing what looks best. Customers may place special orders, either by speaking with the chef or using a touch screen or tablet. The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi, foods and drinks. Any tourist or visitor to Japan MUST experience Kaiten Sushi. Location: Everywhere
Harajuku is not only known for its youth culture, but also for its large variety of crepes shops that have crepes that are made to order. These crepes are filled with ice cream, cheesecakes, strawberries, jams, chocolates, meats, and cheeses, etc. You can find plenty of these crepe shops, with many of them along the famous Takeshita Street just outside the Harajuku train station. Location: Along Takeshita Street Train Access: Harajuku Station Google Maps
Originating from the Kansai region, okonomiyaki is a vegetable and meat pancake with plenty of additional topping and ingredients may vary due to region. It’s cooked on a hot plate by the restaurant, or at your table where customers can cook-it-yourself. This is a great way to taste a unique Japanese dish and enjoy the fun of cooking it at the same time. There are various kinds of okonomiyaki locations across the Tokyo area region and they are easy to find. It is also a good way to build a relationship as you can “cook” Okonomiyaki in your style and serve it to your friends/family, its possible to choose the ingredients and claim it as your dish. They are also family-friendly priced. Location: Everywhere
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