Canal Cafe


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There aren't many al fresco cafés in Tokyo that can rival the atmosphere of this waterside spot in Iidabashi. Canal Cafe is the modern-day incarnation of Tokyo Suijyo Club, the capital's oldest boat house, which first opened nearly a century ago. Rowboats aren't quite the draw they used to be, so the club serves mainly as a restaurant nowadays – though you can still head out on the water during the daytime, for the princely sum of ¥600 per half hour. The indoor restaurant area has the more extensive food menu – including Neapolitan pizzas, pastas and seafood – but when the weather's good, most diners angle for a table on the spacious wooden decks outside. Expect to pay a little more than you would at comparable restaurants elsewhere in Tokyo; the location, however, should be adequate compensation.


1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Transport Iidabashi Station (Sobu, Oedo, Tozai lines)

Telephone 03 3260 8068

Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm, Sat, Sun 11.30am-9.30pm / Closed 1st & 3rd Mon of the month (Tue if Mon is a hol)


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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