Harajuku Lunch Guide: Cafés & Restaurants Recommended by MOSHI MOSHI BOX Staff (Part 1)

12.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Hi, everyone. I’m Shiota, and I’m the Director at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Are you ever stuck on where to eat lunch in Harajuku because everywhere’s too busy? I’m always unsure.

 

So today, the knowledgeable staff at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX will recommend some great locations for lunch they have been to where you can enjoy a bite to eat.

 

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Natural Stance
Head down the road located between Murasaki Sports and New Balance along Meiji-dori. You’ll find a clothes store called WOMB on the left. Head up the stairs next to it to find Natural Stance. It has a welcoming atmosphere and is very relaxing. You can go there just for a drink or you can fill your belly with a meal. The desserts are delicious too!

 

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Natural Stance
Address: Field One Bldg. B1F, 3-21-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-24:00
Closed: New Year’s Day
Access: 5-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
TEL: 03-3402-1855
Website: https://cafeandbarnaturalstance.on.omisenomikata.jp/

 

 

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cafe STUDIO
cafe STUDIO can be found in the same building as the Adidas shop along Meiji-dori. Kick your feet up and relax on one of the sofas inside, or if you’re in a rush, you can order for takeout. Best of all, they even have Free Wi-Fi!

 

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cafe STUDIO
Address: YM Square Harajuku 1F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Food Last Orders 22:00 / Drinks Last Orders 22:30)
No fixed holidays.
Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line
TEL: 050-5570-7944
Website: http://www.cafe-studio.jp

 

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Midori’s Recommendations – Miss ID Semifinalist

 

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Kunsei Maruho
Kunseu Maruho is an izakaya that can be found along “Tonchan-dori” behind the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. This hidden gem offers a hearty traditional Japanese lunch at a reasonable price.

 

◼︎Information
Kunseu Maruho
Address: Tobita Bldg. B1F, 3-21-21 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (until 15:00 on Weekends) / Izakaya Service 17:30-24:00 (last order 23:30)
No fixed holidays.
Access: 7-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
TEL: 03-6459-2674
Website: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~maruho/

 

 

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Shiota’s Recommendations – Director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX

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bills – Omotesando Harajuku
“bills” needs no introduction – they serve the world’s best breakfast. The lines to get in get particularly busy in the afternoon, but you won’t have to wait long if you go in the morning. You can find it on the seventh floor of Tokkyu Plaza at Harajuku crossing. Their famous pancakes are definitely delicious, but they have a hefty selection to choose from on the food menu. And the terrace seats feel great when it’s sunny!

 

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bills Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
Address: Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening hours: 8:30-23:00
No fixed holidays.
Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
TEL: 03-5772-1133
Website: http://billsjapan.com/jp

 

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Ellie’s Recommendations – English-Speaking Staff

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Bio Ojiyan Cafe
Walk down the street between Murasaki Sports and New Balance near the MOSHI MOSHI BOX and make a right at the Family Mart convenience store. There, you’ll find Bio Ojiyan Cafe on your right. All the items shown the signboard look amazing, but even with the standard, set items on the menu, you’ll be spoiled for choice since there’s so much to choose from.

 

Check out Shiota and Ellie’s trip to this cafe for more details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/67375

 

■Information
Bio Ojiyan Cafe
Address: 1F, 4-26-28, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 12:00-21:00
No fixed holidays.
Access: 8-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
TEL: 03-3746-5990
Webpage: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13003318/

Did you enjoy this list? If you’re planning a trip to Harajuku, keep it with you so you can find great a place to eat lunch.

 

And if you’re unsure of how to get to any of these places, just pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. We’d be glad to help!

 

MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

 

Services:

Service list

・free wi-fi

・free water

・free PC & charge

・baggage room

・gift shop

・currency exchange

Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

Contact: 03-2225-6447

Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

 

Writer: Nao Shiota (MOSHI MOSHI BOX)

 

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    imma | Comment

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    Comment Source: IKEA Japan

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    ⒸAkira Hiramoto /Kodansha

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    ⓒMasamune Shirow / Kodansha

    lilLilly TOKYO / B0.5F
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    ⒸMoyoco Anno / Cork

    Angelic Pretty / B1.5F
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    ⓒCLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD. / Kodansha

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