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Tokyo Outdoor Dining: 3 Terrace Restaurants With Stunning Views (Freshly Opened in Spring 2021!)

Tokyo Outdoor Dining: 3 Terrace Restaurants With Stunning Views (Freshly Opened in Spring 2021!)

Date published: 12 April 2021

As the weather warms and cities return to life, the long-awaited season for outdoor dining in Tokyo has begun!

With terrace restaurants offering incredible views spread throughout Tokyo, no matter your location or taste in cuisine, there’s bound to be something for you! Best of all, these open-air terraces are roomy and spacious, making these Tokyo outdoor dining spots a smart choice in the age of social distancing.

Here we’ll introduce 3 Tokyo terrace-style restaurants that freshly opened in spring 2021!

*Due to the impact of COVID-19, changes to business hours, temporary closures, and alterations to service may occur.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Shibuya Jinnanken Rooftop BBQ - Rooftop Dining With Tokyo Panoramas!
  2. 2. AOI NAPOLI - A Garden Pizzeria Adored by Locals
  3. 3. Tenku no Terrace - Marvelous Views at the Four Seasons Hotel

1. Shibuya Jinnanken Rooftop BBQ - Rooftop Dining With Tokyo Panoramas!

1. Shibuya Jinnanken Rooftop BBQ - Rooftop Dining With Tokyo Panoramas!

The Shibuya Jinnanken Rooftop BBQ is an exclusive seasonal rooftop event that will run from April 2021.

Conveniently located just 3 minutes from Shibuya Station, the sweeping panoramas of the Tokyo skyline will take your breath away. Its central location also makes it easy to drop by after a Shibuya shopping spree!

The Premium Plan

Jinnanken serves a smorgasbord of succulent BBQ-grilled meats, including luscious slices of beef, pork, and chicken. You can choose from the regular ‘Casual Plan’ or upgrade to the ‘Premium Plan,’ where you can gorge on shrimp, scallops, meat, and more.

In order to ensure hygiene, the all-you-can-drink plan is served in cans and bottles.

BBQ Plan Selections:

Casual Plan:(3,000 yen per person, only available for 2+ people)
・Main: Smoked BBQ beef, herb-marinated pork, jerk chicken, chunky sausage, grilled vegetables (sweet corn, king trumpet mushroom, onion, bell peppers), sauce (BBQ sauce, ponzu)
・Sides: Edamame, cabbage and walnut coleslaw, nacho chips, yakisoba

Premium Plan: (5,000 yen per person, only available for 2+ people)
・Main: Pepper beef, herb-marinated pork, jerk chicken, chunky sausage, red shrimp, lemon-butter scallops, grilled vegetables (sweet corn, king trumpet mushroom, onion, bell peppers), sauce (BBQ sauce, ponzu, pesto sauce)
・Sides: Edamame, cabbage and walnut coleslaw, nacho chips, yakisoba

*A 3-hour all-you-can-drink plan can be added for an additional 2,000 yen

Covid-19 Countermeasures
Store and facilities are sanitized, disinfected, and cleaned/ Disinfectant spray is provided/ Facilities are disinfected after each customer/ Store is regularly ventilated/ Coin trays are in use/ Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, check temperatures/ Capacity and seating arrangements have been altered

  • JINNANKEN ROOFTOP BBQ
    渋谷 神南軒ルーフトップBBQ
    • Address On the rooftop of VORT Shibuya briller, 1-20-5, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
    • Phone Number 03-5784-4455
    • Open: April 12, 2021 - October 31, 2021
      Hours:
      - Weekdays: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
      - Weekends/public holidays: 11:00am - 4:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
      *Between 12-21 April, dinner will be 5:00pm - 9:00pm (alcohol served until 8:00pm)

      *May be closed due to bad weather
      *Changes to business hours may occur
      *Due to the emergency declaration, will be open from April 25 on weekdays from 12:00 to 17:00 and on weekends and holidays from 11:00 to 18:00 by appointment only.

2. AOI NAPOLI - A Garden Pizzeria Adored by Locals

2. AOI NAPOLI - A Garden Pizzeria Adored by Locals

Originally opened in 2008, AOI NAPOLI serves authentic Italian pizzas baked in a real stone pizza oven. Located in the residential suburbs of Koishikawa in Bunkyo City in Tokyo, it reopened on April 1 after extensive renovations!

Located on grounds once belonging to a printing company, AOI NAPOLI now boasts an 150+ square meter garden pizzeria with a terrace. Alongside its extravagant drinks and food, the restaurant also holds neighborhood events and has since become a staple of the community.

According to the manager, the most recent renovation was completed to allow more seats and space for diners to follow COVID-19 precautions. As a testament to just how beloved AOI NAPOLI is, on the weekend before opening, dozens of locals from around the neighborhood came to help paint.

The lunchtime pizza set starts from just 1,000 yen (small). During April, those who book in advance will receive special benefits that are updated weekly.

  • AOI NAPOLI
    AOI NAPOLI (青いナポリ)
    • Address 2F Piatto Koishikawa, 3-32-1, Koishikawa, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
    • Phone Number 03-5805-1605
    • Hours:
      - 11:00am - 3:00pm (2:30pm L.O.)
      - 5:00pm - 8:00pm (7:00pm L.O.)
      - Take out and delivery: 11:00am - 8:00pm
      Closed: None

3. Tenku no Terrace - Marvelous Views at the Four Seasons Hotel

3. Tenku no Terrace - Marvelous Views at the Four Seasons Hotel

Originally opened in September 2020, the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo Otemachi now boasts two additional rooftop terrace restaurants serving Italian (PIGNETO) and contemporary French (est).

Starting in March 2021, these two terraces present diners with breathtaking views of the dynamic Tokyo city skyline adorned by the forests of the Imperial Palace.

On particularly clear days, the outline of Mt. Fuji can even be seen! Breakfast consists of freshly-baked, melt-in-your-mouth pastries, while lunch and dinner boast a menu of handmade pasta and other creative dishes incorporating seasonal delicacies.

Both Tokyo rooftop terraces also present a special ‘magic hour’ plan available between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Afternoon Tea Time at Cafe Gourmand (‘est’ contemporary French)

The contemporary French terrace restaurant ‘est’ also acts as a cafe and bar, with the afternoon ‘Cafe Gourmand’ serving freshly-baked madeleine, colorful macarons, pistachio mousse, strawberry sorbet, and more!

est
・Outdoor Terrace: March 15 - October 31, 2021
・Hours: 2:30pm - 5:00pm (L.O. 4:30pm) (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays)
・Cost: 5,000 yen per person
・Item: Small Sweets - Dessert Assortment *drinks not included

Aperitivo Hour at PIGNETO (Italian Restaurant)

Also on offer is the Italian terrace restaurant PIGNETO experience, which was meticulously crafted to resemble the quaint and pleasant atmosphere of Milan in the 1980s by the Italian-born head chef. Here you can relish Italian drinks including Aperol Spritz, Negroni, and Prosecco together with traditional cicchetti side dishes.

PIGNETO
Outdoor Terrace: April - October
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (L.O. 7:00pm)
Cost: 9,000 yen per person
Item: 2-hour free flowing drinks, cicchetti (small appetizers)

*Both restaurants are outdoor terraces. Days with poor weather will be changed to indoor seating.

From casual pizzerias to high-class hotels, this spring will see a dynamic assortment of Tokyo outdoor dining options for everyone to enjoy!

Breathe the fresh air, relish the warmth of the approaching summer, and unwind alongside Japan’s best food and drinks at one of Tokyo’s luxurious outdoor terraces!

*All prices are including tax
*Due to the impact of COVID-19, changes to business hours, temporary closures, and alterations to service may occur.

Written by:

Ran Tanaka

Ran Tanaka

A writer based in Southeast Asia. Happy life is with cheap beer.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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