Dine & Wag: Tokyo’s Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants

With its diverse, world-class restaurants including Michelin-starred options and trendy cafes, Tokyo is a melting pot of culinary goodness. Whether dining alone, catching up over lunch, or savoring a drink alongside your beloved canine companion, there is something for everyone. Today, we feature the city’s best dog-friendly eateries—serving up delectable dishes amidst the perfect ambience—that are sure to hit the spot.

Dog DEPT + Cafe (Asakusa Sumida River Terrace)

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Located in historic Asakusa, this two-level complex is a one-stop shop for dog lovers. The first floor sells clothing and accessories for adults, kids, and dogs, while the second floor offers casual dining. Choose between the cozy indoors with its comfy sofas or terrace seating by the Sumida River with scenic cityscape views of Skytree. You can enjoy a varied menu of salads, pasta, grilled meats, and sauteed dishes as well as your favorite sweet treats and coffee concoctions. And of course, allow your furry companion to indulge in a meal from the restaurant’s menu of doggy delights. They also offer party packages for your pup. Water bowls are provided; however, it’s advised to bring your own dog mat or towel. Given the cafe’s increased popularity, having been featured in the Japanese TV series Lovely Lie, reservations are recommended. All are welcome, whether you’re accompanied by your furry friend or you’re just a lone traveler seeking to unwind after exploring the Sensoji Temple area. Feel free to also check out their Odaiba location listed below.

Address: 2-1-30 Komagata, Taito-ku
Hours: Weekdays 11:00am–7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am–9:00pm, closed Tuesday
Website: www.dogdept.com/shoplist/area03_21.html
Odaiba cafe: www.dogdept.com/shoplist/area03_3.html

Craft Burger & Grill Jiro

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With its American diner-meets-picnic decor, this eatery provides a welcoming atmosphere. Known for its take on all-American classics, as well as novelties such as the Senju Green Onion Burger, the cozy establishment satisfies both foreign and local tastes. Fully equipped with dog-friendly facilities, including seatbelts, water bowls, and a special menu, this restaurant ensures that man’s best friend is guaranteed an equally enjoyable dining experience.

Address: Euheim Kume, 2-31-7 Matsugaya, Taito-ku
Hours: 11:30am–10:00pm
Website: craftburger-jiro.com/.en

Ivy Cafe & Bar

A hop away from Yoyogi Station, this dine-with-your-dog cafe offers your standard fare, including salads, pasta, steak, curry, and desserts. They also have a wide array of alcoholic beverages to complement your meal. Here, dogs are equally taken care of with their own menu of delicious treats that can be enjoyed in the cozy indoors or on the terrace.

Address: 1-23-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Hours: Monday–Friday 11:30am–11:00 pm, Saturday 11:30am–9:00 pm, closed Sunday
Website: www.instagram.com/ivy_cafebar

Ivy Place

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A hot spot in the ultra-chic neighborhood of Daikanyama, this restaurant offers elevated dining for a change of pace. It’s located at the popular T-Site complex, and reservations are highly recommended. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served from an eclectic menu of international cuisines. Choose between elegant indoor seating or the enchanting outdoors surrounded by lush greenery where dogs are welcome to accompany you on the terrace. 

Address: 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku
Hours: 8:00am–11:00pm
Website: www.tysons.jp/ivyplace/en

Cafe Garage Dogberry (Shimokitazawa)

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A stone’s throw from the station, this cafe maintains the retro appeal of Shimokitazawa. The laid-back atmosphere of the restaurant, which features table games and comics, makes it the perfect place to unwind after scouting the streets for second-hand finds. Here, the menu seeks to please everyone with classic meals as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The cozy yet spacious setting welcomes dogs to relax alongside their guardians. Feel free to check out their Koenji location as well.

Address: Takagi Building, 2-29-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
Hours: 10:00am–1:00am
Website: ggs6200.gorp.jp
Koenji cafe: ja-jp.facebook.com/dogberry.jp

Black Terrace Grill & Bar

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With its fine art and vintage decor, this canine-friendly restaurant provides an exquisite dining experience. It offers a wide selection of gourmet fare, as well as a dedicated dog menu, but make sure to make reservations. You can dine indoors with your furry friend on plush sofas surrounded by decorative murals or enjoy the fresh air on the terrace. Dog leashes are required.

Address: East Building 4F, 3-1-12 Aobadai, Meguro-ku
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00pm–3:00 pm and 6:00pm–11:00pm, Weekends 12:00pm–3:00pm and 6:00pm–10:00pm. Closed Monday and the last Sunday of each month
Website: www.black-terrace.com

Anea Cafe (Shirokane)

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A well-known, pet-friendly eatery, Anea Cafe has multiple locations across Tokyo. With an inviting and hip ambience, this trendy cafe is sure to please both you and your darling dog pal. They offer standard cafe dishes as well as a dedicated dog menu and water bowls. Stop by any of their shops; your bone-a-fide bestie will wag its tail in approval.

Address: ANEA Building 2F, 5-13-6 Shirokane, Minato-ku
Hours: 11:00am–10:00pm
Website: anea.jp

Fuji Speedway Hotel

Now this one is a bonus worth exploring! For the ultimate getaway experience with your beloved furry friend, check out the Fuji Speedway Hotel. Luxuriate in top-tier comfort, complete with all the facilities to ensure the satisfaction of both you and your canine. They offer packages accommodating up to three dogs. Packages include breakfast at the on-site TROFEO Italian Cuisine restaurant every morning during your stay; dog-friendly amenity rental; and a small bed, food bowl, mat, and water bowl. Take advantage of this iconic setting that boasts breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, access to the famed Fuji Motorsports Museum, close proximity to attractions including a UNESCO World Site, and first-class hospitality offered at this one-of-a-kind establishment.

Address: Omika 645, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Website: goconnect.jp/offers/dog-friendly-stay-with-breakfast-pet-friendly-hotel-japan-luxury-mtfuji

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