All dawgs allowed
Tokyo's pet-friendly cafes and restaurants
Navigate down a small walkway into a whole new world. An elegant location in between Daikanyama and Ebisu, this beautifully decorated restaurant with a flower-filled terrace caters to a variety of special dining requirements (as long as prior notice is given). French fare is the name of the game, and the place topped the list of Tabelog’s “Best Lunch Place of 2013” (taken from 450,000 reviews). Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the table (just like in France!), but please notify the establishment in advance if your pooch is larger than a medium-sized dog.
203, 1-30-13 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku. Nearest stn: Daikanyama or Ebisu. Tel: 03-3780-3080. www.rabelais.jp
Nestled in the quiet streets of Shitamaruko, dogs will delight in Asian. D’s selection of chow and chews, from steaks to muffins, as well as an array of very impressive birthday cakes for your pup’s big day.
3-24-9 Shimomaruko, Ota-ku. Tel: 03-5732-3411. www.asiand11.com
CAFÉ TROIS CHIENS
This doggy-friendly diner has been in business for just over 11 years and is a popular hangout on hot days. With its distinct Mexican-style exterior it’s easy to spot, and it has enough space for bigger canines. It’s close to Fuchu no Mori Park, so it’s a great place to relax after a run around there. Menu items include wanko (doggy) bread and ramen. They can even organize a birthday party (including cake) for your pup’s special day.
1-31-4 Midori-cho, Fuchu. Nearest stn: Fuchu. Tel: 042-405-1064. www.troischiens.net/index1.html
A dog café with a fancy lunch set in both small, medium and large sizes to suit your pet’s appetite. Choose between girls’ (chicken), boys (beef) or “balanced” (pork). They cater to dogs with allergies and use pasta especially made to be dog-friendly.
2-6-16 Nishikatakura, Hachioji-shi. Nearest stn: Hachioji Minamino. Tel: 042-636-3130. http://homepage2.nifty.com/dogstail/
For dog owners with a penchant for spicy food, this Thai place may be your best bet. The downstairs terrace area is set aside as a dog café, while those with allergies or who aren’t keen on your furry friend can eat in peace on the second floor.
3-45-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku. Nearest stn: Hiroo. Tel: 03-3444-5644. http://saamroa-hiroo.com/index.html
Yakiniku restaurant with a special menu for accompanying dogs as well. Daiba and Ota locations.
See website for details. www.ushisuke.com/shop/daiba/index.html
Stylish underground café where dogs are welcome. Relaxed, underground cafe with stylish interior that welcomes dogs, couples and loners alike.
B1, 1-35-17 Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku. Nearest stn: Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-6450-7118. http://sangenchaya-cafe.net/index.html
A popular lunch place, Petit Leon’s menu boasts reasonably priced meals and snacks for dogs, ranging from chicken jerky to banana cakes.
59-3 Nishimachi, Oyama, Itabashi-ku. Nearest stn: Oyama. Tel: 03-5926-6630. www.petitleon.com
Okonomiyaki restaurant with a selection of dog-friendly foods, including boiled pork cartilage and boiled chicken breast with cabbage. No salt is added to these dishes.
2F, 3-13-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Nearest stn: Akasaka. www.sau-dade.com/menu.htm
The stylish interior is welcoming to both four-legged friends and two-legged ones without them. Dog menu changes regularly. Conveniently located about 10 minutes’ walk from the Komazawa Park dog run.
1F Player Fukasawa, 6-24-11 Fukasawa. Nearest stn: Sakura-Shinmachi. Tel: 03-6411-6657. http://russ-kich.wix.com/russ-kich
For the brand loyal, this is the place to be. Not only is there a café, but also a grooming salon, pet hotel and accessory shop by the same group in the area (Poket BarBar and Poket Up, respectively). Dog menu items include doughnuts, risotto or chicken with sweet potato among other things.
1-37-9 Higashi-Nakano, Nakano-ku. Nearest stn: Nakano. Tel: 03-3227-2999. www.poket-cafe.com
CAFÉ + BAR A+
A+ is a retro-American space that offers diner-style food and alcohol for the humans, while dogs can lounge on couches and enjoy little treats like beef tongue jerky and pig ears.
3-4-10 Asakusa, Taito-ku. Nearest stn: Asakusa. Tel: 03-6458-1795. http://cafebar-a-plus.com
CAFÉ WAN LOVE
This cozy corner cafe is located close to Tokyo SkyTree, and beyond its selection of human and doggie dishes, also gives pups the chance to mingle with others of their kind. Big dogs very welcome!
1-10-1 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku. Nearest stn: Tawamachi. Tel: 03-3841-4886. http://homepage3.nifty.com/cafewanlove
Caffeine-addicted dog owners will love this place, named for the Italian “black” espresso, as well as the store owner’s black dog, Rio.
9-2-4 Kitakarasuyama, Setagaya-ku. Nearest stn: Chitosekarasuyama. Tel: 03-5969-9414. www.caffenero.jp
DOG CONCIERGE & COMMUNITY CAFÉ
Café, hotel and grooming salon in one convenient location.
3-13-12 Kaigan, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3453-1115. www.dog1115.com