Best Australian Restaurants In Tokyo When You’re Craving A Hearty Meal

Where to get an Aussie feed in Tokyo

Attention Team Australia fans coming to Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup or the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Rejoice! Here’s your go-to list of where to get a hearty Aussie meal while in Japan.

Rugby fans from all over the world will gather to Japan this month to watch the long-awaited Rugby World Cup, and with the sport being so popular in Australia, we think we’ll be welcoming in a lot of Aussies. Luckily, Tokyo is home to exquisite Australian dining that doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re craving a high-quality burger, dying for an Australian dinner and wine pairing, or just need a break from the standard Japanese noodles and sushi diet, you can get your Australian food-fix right here in Tokyo.


1. bills Ginza


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bills was founded in Darlinghurst, Sydney, with a focus on serving simple, fresh flavors in light, healthy plates. Since Sydney, bills has grown into a global brand with four Tokyo locations across Ginza, Odaiba, Omotesando, and Futakotamagawa. The menu classics stay the same across all bills’ around the world, so all you brunch-goers can enjoy your favorite full Aussie breakfast (a standard Australian meal including scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, and sausage), smashed avocado toast, and the ever-popular ricotta hotcakes with a honeycomb butter that you’ll melt for as quickly as it will on the hotcakes. Favorites on the dinner menu include the prawn linguine, shrimp burger, chicken schnitzel, and wagyu burger.

Where: Okura House 12F, 2-6-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku
When: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
How much: bills Classics starting at ¥1,800


2. Ironbark Grill & Bar 


 

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Ironbark Grill & Bar can be found on the 6th floor of Ginza Six, an upscale shopping mall in the heart of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood. Transport back to the heart of any Australian city center through one of the many luxurious rooms housed in the restaurant. Enjoy the elegance of the main dining area, relax in the sofa lounge that visually doubles as a wine cellar, or celebrate anniversaries and other special occasions in one of the sleek private rooms. Be sure to come hungry because you’ll get to choose from a three or six-course plan. Pick from appetizers like oysters or grilled beef tongue, and from mains like Tasmanian salmon or the Australian meat “Cut of the Day”. And you can’t forget dessert: top it off your feast with a light pavlova or whipped chocolate mousse!

Where: Ginza Six 6F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
When: Daily, Lunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dinner 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
How much: Starting from ¥2,800


3. Arossa (Shibuya)


 

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Arossa, named after Australia’s Barossa Valley wine-region, has two restaurant and wine bar locations in Tokyo. Arossa in Shibuya serves modern Australian food with a focus on using high-quality ingredients and Aboriginal spices for their hearty meat dishes. The restaurant, decorated with gorgeous Aboriginal art pieces, is home to over 300 Australian wines (and a handful from New Zealand). If you’re not in the Shibuya area; however, stop by Arossa’s second location in Ginza which is also worth checking out for the grilled kangaroo steak.

Where: 1-26-22 Shoto, Shibuya-ku
When: Daily, Lunch 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. | Weekends and Holidays open from 5:30 p.m.
How much: Starting at ¥1,800


4. 64 Barrack St. 


 

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64 Barrack St. transports you right back to the sunny Australian beaches through its murals of the ocean spread across its open interior. The slogan, “No Worries, Have a Great Time!” embodies not only the relaxed atmosphere but the quality of the food used—free of chemicals and unnatural additives. The restaurant’s specialty is their Chili Mussels: mussels boiled in a spicy tomato sauce (yum!!) The Aussie fix you can get here includes lamb chops still on the bone, Australian sirloin steak, grilled Tasmanian salmon, Australian beef tendon hamburger, and so much more! 64 Barrack St. also has a robust Australian wine list, varying “from reasonably priced wine to vintage premium wine”. Of course, you can get a pint of Fosters or Victoria Bitter beers here, too. Cheers, mate!

Where: New Nishi-Shimbashi Building 1F, 2-11-6 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku
When: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (until 11 p.m. on Fridays) | Closed Weekends
How much: Lunch sets starting at ¥1,000


5. N2 Brunch Club


N2 Brunch Club - Best Australian Restaurants in Tokyo

Don’t be fooled by the name of this restaurant; a lot more is offered than just brunch (although we love a good brunch!) N2 Brunch Club is a spin-off of a popular gelato shop some Aussies may be familiar with: N2 Extreme Gelato. True to its name, N2 Brunch Club offers Aussie brunch staples like avocado toast, eggs benedict, and corn fritters but you can stop by for a nighttime meal, too. For dinner options, sink your teeth into meat pie or a big Aussie beefsteak and fries. Have more of a sweeth tooth? Select a crisp pavlova, apple crumble, or gelato crème brulee. Finish off the meal with a Single O roastery flat white or try the original N2 Extreme Gelato-style gelato.

Where: Nihonbashi Takashimaya Shinkan S.C. 1F, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
When: Daily, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
How much: Starting at ¥1,080


6. Salty Sunny Bondi Cafe


Salty Sunny Bondi Cafe - Best Australian Restaurants in Tokyo

Bondi café is a cozy café and restaurant chain with five locations across Tokyo: Salty Sunny Bondi Café in Akasaka, Bondi Café Hiroo in Minamiazabu, Bondi Café Yoyogi Beach Park next to Yoyogi Park, Bondi Coffee Sandwiches in Shibuya, and Little Bondi in Meguro. All locations have distinct Australian beachy vibes, complete with laid-back atmospheres and a nostalgic interior. Decorations like surfboards, wooden paneling, and beachy cloth throws will really make you feel like you’re dining right by the beach! If you’re hunting for dinner, we recommend heading to Salty Sunny Bondi Café in Asakusa. Salty Sunny has its own special menu featuring a spam bowl, pasta options that include a vegetarian spaghetti Genovese, and several hearty meat dishes for the meat-lovers out there.

Where: Akasaka Biz Tower Shops & Dining 1F, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (Open from 10 a.m. on Weekends)
How much: Starting at ¥1,200


7. Zoogunzoo


 

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Zoogunzoo is a basement wine bar that serves up Australian and New Zealand wines in addition to Australian meats. The interior of the Shibuya location is natural and rustic—imagine as if you were transported to a stylish restaurant sitting in the middle of the Outback. Here, the atmosphere is calm and time passes slowly; perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal while sipping on wine. Unique to Australian menus, you’ll find crocodile and kangaroo, which you can order separately or as part of a larger meat plate. If that’s a little too exciting for you, Zoogunzoo also serves traditional roasted Australian lamb chops, spare ribs, and sirloin steak.

Where: Aoyama City Building B1F, 2-9-11 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
When: Mon-Sat, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. | Closed Sundays
How much: Prices from ¥980