English-Friendly Food Delivery Options in Tokyo

Poste date: Friday, May 1, 2020

Tokyo is known internationally for being one of the most popular and varied food cities in the world. But in a time of overworked businesspeople rushing to get home and increased considerations for social distancing, the city’s many restaurants and cafes have finally begun to fully adopt the idea of delivery. Please note that the prices and conditions mentioned below are subject to change (data as of 1 May 2020).

English-Friendly Food Delivery Services in Tokyo 

Maishoku

Website: https://www.maishoku.com/en/

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: Set by each restaurant

Maishoku, translated as “every meal,” is one of biggest services in Tokyo to offer food delivery in English. The site requires no delivery fee (though the minimum order amount varies).

Fill in your location details and it will list a variety of nearby restaurants that offer delivery in your area. You can search by food type, place your order, specify a delivery time, and pay online with no worries about having to order in Japanese or even leave the home or office.

Uber Eats

Website: https://www.ubereats.com/en-JP/

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD), Credit card

Delivery charge: Set by each store

Minimum order amount: None

Uber Eats is one of the fastest-growing food delivery services in Tokyo, and the one most easily identified by Western customers. Delivery is available in most metropolitan areas, but since many of the “drivers” use bicycles (in true Tokyo fashion), you’re going to have a greater number of options the more centrally located you are. All ordering is done on the website or in the app, available in English or Japanese.

FineDine

Website: https://www.finedine.jp/

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: Set by each restaurant (often 15% of the total amount)

Minimum order amount: ¥2,000 (this may change depending on the area and restaurant)

FineDine is a delivery service aimed at customers looking for an upscale experience from the comfort of their own homes. The service concentrates on smaller, local restaurants that provide a special touch to their takeout — perfect for marking special occasions and celebrations. FineDine does not deliver to all 23 wards, so check before you order.

Popular Restaurants in Tokyo with Home Delivery

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya

Website: https://www.ichibanya.co.jp/english/ 

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: ¥408 (orders up to ¥2,999), Free (order of ¥3,000 or more; some locations excluded)

Minimum order amount: None

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya is a much-beloved curry and rice chain with locations all over Japan. Their dedicated delivery service is accessible through their app or calling a local store by phone. They have a vast menu of curry toppings and customizations available. There are also two halal-friendly curry shops that offer delivery, one in Akihabara and one in Shinjuku.

English-Friendly Pizza Delivery in Tokyo

Japanese pizza may be novel, expensive, and small by Western standards, but it’s definitely worth trying at least once as even the international chains have local flavors you can’t find in your home country.

Domino's Pizza

Website: https://www.dominos.jp/en

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD), credit card, Rakuten-Pay

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: ¥1,100

Domino’s Pizza is one of the most recognizable pizza chains in the world, and it’s quite common to find them dotting the streets of Tokyo. They offer a plethora of coupons as well through their website and coupon app, making their pizza a far more palatable expense than many other pizza delivery services in Tokyo.

Pizza Hut

Website: https://pizzahut.jp/ (English website translation available)

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD), credit card, Rakuten-Pay etc.

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: ¥1,400 (this can be changed depending on the shop) 

Another iconic fast-food pizza chain, Pizza Hut specializes in lofty, chewy-crusted pizzas with a variety of Japan-specific toppings. During the checkout process you can even request “contactless delivery” where the delivery person will notify you upon arrival, knock on your door, and leave the food at your doorstep.

Pizza-La

Website: https://www.pizza-la.co.jp/sc_EnglishMenu.aspx (English orders must be made by phone)

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD) and no coupons when ordering in English

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: Depending on the shop

Before Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, Tokyo had Pizza-La. Pizza-La is a takeout/delivery pizza chain created for the Japanese consumer, with complicated and interesting flavors to say the least. They also serve a variety of side dishes such as fried chicken, gratin, pasta, and desserts.

 

Rocco's New York Style Pizza

Website: https://www.roccosnewyorkstylepizza.com/

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: ¥200

Minimum order amount: Whole pizzas only

Rocco’s New York Style Pizza is operated out of Oji, the center of Tokyo’s commuter ward Itabashi-ku. While sold by the slice in-store, delivery is available for whole pizzas — but remember that these pizzas are “New York” size. Rocco’s is an English-run joint, so ordering is easy through their website.

Salvatore Cuomo

Website: http://www.salvatore.jp/ (English website translation available)

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD)

Delivery charge: -

Minimum order amount: ¥ 1,620

Salvatore Cuomo is a chain of Italian restaurants in the Neapolitan style. This is a great delivery choice if you’re looking for something more authentically Italian. The menu offers everything from pizza to pasta to steak, and the pizza is made as it is in Naples, in wood-fired ovens.

PIZZAKAYA

Website: https://pizzakaya.com/

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: -

Pizzakaya is a funky, artisanal pizza shop in Roppongi with delivery throughout Minato and some areas of Shibuya. If you’re craving craft pizza, this is the pizzeria for you. They also offer appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, as well as various desserts.

RajaVetta

Website: http://www.rajavetta.jp/index.php (English website translation available)

Payment options: Cash on Delivery (COD), credit card

Delivery charge: Free

Minimum order amount: ¥1,600

RajaVetta is a family-style Italian delivery service serving everything from pizza and pasta to curries and beef cheek stew. While the website uses a third-party Japanese platform for placing orders, you can also order in English through Maishoku (link at the top of the page).

English-Friendly Meal-Kit Services in Tokyo

Kiwi Kitchen

Website: https://kiwikitchen.com/english/

Payment options: Cash on delivery (COD)

Delivery charge: Required on weekends and public holidays and possibly for areas outside their regular delivery zone

Minimum order amount: ¥2,500

Kiwi Kitchen started off as a lunch service for international schools in central Tokyo and has expanded into oven-ready packs for quick home-cooked meals made easy! Menu options include international flavors like curry sauces, pies, and cakes. Kiwi Kitchen is still expanding into lunches at more schools as well as offering lunch delivery to businesses. They mostly deliver throughout Minato-ku and the adjacent areas.

Explore More of What Tokyo Has to Offer

No matter how your food is delivered, we hope you enjoy the best of what Tokyo has to offer from the comfort of your home or office. For more information about food in Japan, please check out our Tokyo Food Guide where we cover everything an expat wants to know about eating out in Tokyo to more general topics on cooking and shopping for groceries in Japan.

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