Tocho

Restaurant 2 Chome-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8001, Japan Published on: 06-04-2016

11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Restaurant
Family
Food
Restaurant
5.00 - 10.00 USD

Tocho is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Tocho is the hidden gem in Tokyo to find the best cheap food. It's located inTokyo Metropolitan Government building.

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Why Tocho is special ?

Can you keep a secret? Even most Tokyoites do not know about the room with a view and cheap but delicious eats at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, known as Tochō, for short. It's basically the building's cafeteria (well, technically, two cafeterias) designed to keep employees close during their lunch hours. But it's open to anyone; just take a main building elevator to the 32nd floor and follow the crowds.


Figuring out the food system can be challenging, but basically you survey the plastic (and real) food scene, find the number of the item you want, go to the ticket machine to buy that item, and then determine which color-coded section of the cooking area to go to for pick-up. (The displays even show each plate's nutritional information.) Collect your chopsticks, napkins, and condiments across from the food pick-up area, and then take your tray to a table, where you'll enjoy an incredible view of Tokyo and mayhaps even a chance to talk with some "salarymen" and "office ladies."


But back to the food: it's cheap (prices range from 420 to 680 yen, or roughly $4-7) and represents a spectrum of Japanese food, including noodles, katsu, curry, grilled fish, and Japanese-style Chinese food. The job might be a chore, but the options make it entirely worth the extra legwork.


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Selling points

  • Great food and service
  • Wonderful view
  • Reasonable priced lunch
  • Very good foods
  • Nice place to eat

Facilities

  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
28 places

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2 Chome-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8001, Japan

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Tips for you

  • Lunch set is around 600yen to 680 yen. A la carte menu is 350 yen to 600yen.
    Prices
  • This canteen is open to everybody but it is mainly for staffs working in this metropolitan building. Therefore, it is better to go there after 13:00.
    Timming
  • Please go to the first floor of the Metropolitan Office. There is an application form, so fill in the name and so on and take it to the Security desk. Then receive the guest card. Now you are ready to go to the 32nd Floor.
    Drink
  • The elevator to the 32F is different from the one to the top of the building which is open to the public.
    What to know
  • The taste is good, the price is reasonable and more than that beautiful view from the canteen window.
    Experience

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Please go to the first floor of the Metropolitan Office. There is an application form, so fill in the name and so on and take it to the Security desk. Then receive the guest card. Now you are ready to go to the 32nd Floor. The elevator to the 32F is different from the one to the top of the building which is open to the public. This canteen is open to everybody but it is mainly for staffs working in this metropolitan building. Therefore, it is better to go there after 13:00. Lunch set is around 600yen to 680 yen. A la carte menu is 350 yen to 600yen. The taste is reasonable, the price is reasonable and more than that beautiful view from the canteen window.

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