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35 Steps Bistro

#10 of 4,911 Restaurants in Shibuya
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Neighborhood:
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Japanese, Bar, Asian, Pub
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1-1 Maruyamacho | B1F Shibuya City Hotel, Shibuya 150-0044, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3770-9835
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
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  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect dinner

We traveled to Tokyo the last November and a friend recommened me this place. The food is delicious, and the best plate is mackerel torch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Raquel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Tokyo the last November and a friend recommened me this place. The food is delicious, and the best plate is mackerel torch.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant through tripadvisor and boy was I glad I did. The restaurant is in the basement of the shibuya city hotel so don't be put off going the steps from street level. The restaurant itself is great for groups as they offer a drinks special and group dining table but don't be fooled by this again as I... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must when you visit Shibuya. Service and food are truly a Tokyo experience!! The Mackerel and tofu are a must. I will go again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure I counted a few more than 35 steps on the way out but anyway! A really fun place to eat and great for larger groups as they have a big table that sits around 16 people. They do a great set menu and lots of other yakitori favourites.

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Thank TWILLM
Pont-Saint-Esprit, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We ate here for our last dinner in Tokyo. Very cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, good food... it is a bit difficult to find, we had mapped it beforehand and the name "35 steps" is nowhere to be seen. You will see steps going down several floors, and the Izakaya is at the bottom.

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Thank Christy30130
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Food here was fantastic! The staff are great and the atmosphere is perfect. Would recommend the tuna tar tar, Aburi and their selection of fresh sushi. Had dinner with my partner, 5 dishes and 3 beers came to 8000¥. Not the cheapest but you pay for what you get, which is excellence.

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Thank RobOmura
Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

At first I felt like this place would be too commercialized and is marketed for 'foreigners' and I wouldn't get the authentic Japanese vibe. While there were a lot of tourists at this place (thanks to tripadvisor ☺️) it was equally popular amongst the Japanese folks as well. Such a vibrant lovely ambiance with constant flow of customers. Walk down... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Well, it is not so easy to find this place. Thanks to guidance from locals , finally we did reach the location. This is exactly what we been looking for> authentic food, pleasant ambiance, friendly service, price->quality ratio. We really had ultimate satisfaction, definitely will go back if ever pasty Tokyo again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Little difficult to find but glad we didnt give up. Everything we had (mackerel, beef stew and shrimp) taste really nice. Even the free salad to start was so simple yet such nice taste. Would definately recommend, busy place though so might be smart to make reservations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Its a vibrant and noisy ikazaya place with generally good finger food and an English menu. Prices are reasonable as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-1 Maruyamacho | B1F Shibuya City Hotel, Shibuya 150-0044, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3770-9835

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bar, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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