(1) Bundan Cafe (@ the Museum of Modern Japanese Literature)
This stylish, cozy cafe is my go-to place for a cup of hot chocolate or a nice, hearty meal. They have strong wi-fi as well ; convenient if you want to spend some time studying while eating some lemon parfait.
(2) Tsukemen Koma-tetsu
Famous among many students studying at the Komaba campus, I discovered this place thanks to my friends from my circle. They offer noodles, mainly ramen and reimen, and even provide discounts for students studying at the University of Tokyo.
(3) Curry House Lucy
Near the campus, reasonable prices and fragrant curry… what more could I ask for? Tucked under a short flight of stairs, this cozy shop offers a variety of curry as cheap as 600 yen. The only downside perhaps is that sometimes it gets so crowded that the waiting time is slightly long…but no worries! They offer take out as well.
(4) Ramen Isshin
As the name suggests, this shop offers ramen. If you sit on the second floor, they will bring the ramen bowls to you via a mini elevator so it’s pretty cool. Although its not near the train station, it is located near the sports complex, so if you are down for a quick bite after your sports training, it’s the ideal place to go!
If you are looking for places to eat around the university, most shops sell curry or noodles. Occasionally you will find a stylish cafe (as listed above), but otherwise, you could take a short walk (about 15 minutes) to Shibuya.
This concludes my 3 part series featuring famous spots and places to eat in and around the University of Tokyo. Hope you enjoyed it!