Photo of CANAL CAFE boutique in 新宿区, 東京, JP
Photo of CANAL CAFE boutique in 新宿区, 東京, JP
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CANAL CAFE boutique

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pizza • cherry blossom season • themed food • sit outside

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  • Photo of inuuchi
    2 months ago
    休日だと、行列に並んで座らないといけませんが、入った後は周囲の目も気にならず、意外にのんびりできます。ごみごみした感じはないです
  • Photo of akarinn
    3 months ago
    水上に浮かぶお店で、本来はテラスがよりいいのでしょうが、ランチ利用のため暑さには勝てないので、店内のシートを予約していきました。店内でしただテラスに一番近いお席を取って頂いていました。お盆の期間だったので、サラダバーのランチセットかなく代わりにデザートが付く設定だっだので、シンプルにパスタとドリングやピザとドリングのセットにしたので、¥1500程でした。パスタも味がよく、ピザの生地の焼き具合はバツグンでとてもおいしく頂きました。都会の真ん中にこんなレストランがあるのはなかなかないのでは? 桜か咲く季節はもっとすてきな事だろうとイメージしました。
  • Photo of Philippe D
    6 months ago
    Excellent service from arrival to departure. Do not miss a meal by the river.To enjoy a coffee an ice cream or a meal is an ideal place. There are a lot of table and different places.
  • Photo of GioryNiezen
    7 months ago
    If you want to go to a restaurant for the settings, go to the Canal Cafe. Is an Italian restaurant with a basic Italian Menu, if you understand Japanese. The rest or practically everything is written in Japanese! The Pizzas, which by the way It is the only thing that is translated on the Menu, are good. Not very good written (they put the word stuzucchini, instead of stuzzichini) but don't give you a description of what is in there. In fact, the stuzzichini are small dishes served even before the antipasto. These were served on a big plate, consisting of fritella, vitello tonné, ratatouille, which by the ways is French, a small octopus salad (never served as salad by Italian standards), and a small slice of Parma ham. Not bad, only that is an ItalianJapanese dish. For Pasta I chose a thing that said "tomato base"... as they speak very little English, i couldn't understand what were they serving, in the end, it was an eggplant pasta with tomato sauce. The eggplant were huge pieces put on top of the dish, the tomato sauce was very good. The pizzas are OK, try the rucula and ham, very nice. The desert is good and for Japanese tastes, very creamy. In fact, I am not coming back, or if I do, it will be once again for the view. The servers were very nice, but didn't speak English, the Menu is written in Japanese, with two pages in English/Japanese with no description at all,of what they were serving.. not very helpful.
  • Photo of danipreda
    7 months ago
    I only came here for desert, which was good. The main attraction for me was the setting. Which suggest peace and calm bang in the heart of the city. Expect BIG queues, and allocate at least an extra hour to get in.
  • Photo of MarvinSLO
    a year ago
    Suitable location for a short stop during sightseeing. Nice quiet place to relax and enjoy nice view. I was visiting in December. I presume view must be perfect in cherry blossom season. Cafe is offering decent and tasty Italian themed food. (Expression Italian style would be too strong for somebody familiar with real Italian food). Price not cheap, service not perfect, both acceptable.
  • Photo of Veronica T
    a year ago
    Canal cafe has been going strong for nearly 15 years. It started as a rowboat hire stand by the outer moat of the Palace. Years of renovations later, it is now a moat-side bar, outdoor cafe and surprisingly good indoor Italian restaurant. I took 9 people there for an impromptu celebration dinner on a Sunday night without very high expectations. Many cocktails, bottles of champagne, pizza starters and multi-course meal later, the total bill was less than JPY 7500 per head. That's by no means bargain dining, but the quality of the food and the service were outstanding. The main room of the restaurant is spacious and overlooks the moat, which is fringed with cherry trees and lit up in lights at night in winter. Its a lovely space, easy to get to (Iidabashi and Kagurazaka station exits are right outside) and my guests, foreign and Japanese, were utterly charmed.
  • Photo of Chic-backpacker
    a year ago
    Lovely place for couples and friends. This place is used for wedding parties and it's a easy to access locations
  • Photo of anned0201
    a year ago
    Fancy quiet restaurant by the water have seats either inside or in decks area. Worth visiting both in the afternoon or evening time. Perfect for visiting during cherry blossom in Japan, all the trees by the river turn pink which make view even more gorgeous. The food is delicious, drinks and desserts too.
  • Photo of Anne R
    a year ago
    You can order anything from the restaurant and you won't go wrong with them. You can also take any table and the view will equally beautiful. The ambiance is perfect for everything; whether if you're relaxing with friends & family, working on something at a quiet place, reading or even looking at the couples rowing by the canal. I like the outdoor seating better than the indoor even when the weather a little cool for people from tropical country like me. It's nice to know they don't mind people staying long there as I saw some warm blankets are available on the terrace chairs.
  • Photo of RTW250
    2 years ago
    The Café has a regular restaurant. They serve lovely Italian themed food, have a bread and soup buffet at lunch, and nice views of the outer moat that used to circle the Imperial Palace here in Tokyo. It's not cheap but not too pricy for the location. I can recommend the inside. However..... there's outside seating on the terrace that runs the length of the water at this café. In spring the weather is warm you can get wine and a freshly baked oven pizza - sit outside and watch the Cherry Blossoms and feel the sun. It's one of the few places in Tokyo that has this ambience and the availability of fresh air dining.
  • Photo of Douglas W
    2 years ago
    Walking toward the Canal Cafe from Kagurazaka Station you might think you were in Paris, or Florence with French music being played over public loudspeakers, and wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano being offered on the sidewalk. A respite from the large crowds of Ginza, Shibuya and central Shinjoku you should find this out-of-the way spot to relax and enjoy a cup of latte. Despite the JR trains passing on the other side of the canal, this is a nice place to sit and relax with family and friends.
  • Photo of emmaelizabeth823
    2 years ago
    Grab a bottle of wine and some gelato with friends at this place!! The canal part of the cafe is perfect to sit about and chat in when the weather is nice. It's a great getaway from the busy Kagurazaka street. Their other food/drink choices are all great, and some days you can rent row boats to take out on the canal.
  • Photo of pallavi2201
    2 years ago
    Lovely evening with yellow and green mellow lights while watching time flow by the iidabshi canal. Great location - you almost feel like you have entered another dimension leaving behind the crazy hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Definitely a must go. However, don't expect a lot from the food or the service, this place is more for the views and the serenity it offers.
  • Photo of beijingduck
    2 years ago
    Canal Café has a great location astride the water near Iidabashi station. The café is divided into a self-service bar and a restaurant serving pizza and other Italian dishes. Both sections have outdoor seating and are very popular. I thought the restaurant food quite good but pricey, The waiters were stressed and inexperienced.
  • Photo of Larissa M
    3 years ago
    When it s sunny you can sit outside on the long decks and enjoy the view over the canal.I didn t eat there but it s worthwhile to go there because you find an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Iidabashi.
  • Photo of jo k
    3 years ago
    You can sit outside if the weather permits. But you can get a lovely view from the inside. Their cake set was wonderful, too.
  • Photo of Mr.Ashwell
    4 years ago
    It was nice to stand/sit on the decking next to the river watching people feed the gawping carp. You can also rent out a rowing boat for 500 yen for 30 minutes. But the staff seemed pretty amateur. When my friend asked for some water, the waiter just brought a glass for her rather than a glass for all of us. The way the staff spoke to us wasn't necessarily rude, but I guess it betrayed a lack of professionalism.
  • Photo of Chris K
    5 years ago
    As a long-time Tokyo resident I often enjoy visiting the deck-side area of Canal Cafe for a quiet evening meal. Last night was my first time to visit in a year. How things change! Deck-side, it was bustling with BBQ parties and drunken, boisterous university students. And every few minutes we would see a rat or two milling about. Also, staff would announce that someone's order was ready over loud-speakers, even though customers are already given devices for this that buzz. And why are deck chairs along the railing crammed so closely together? I hope it was just an off-night...very disappointing and we didn't stay long.
  • Photo of Luigi_Fino
    6 years ago
    This restaurant/cafe is a classic in Tokyo. The food is not particularly tasty nor "real Italian", but being on the river, the atmosphere is unique. You can enjoy with a date, friends or family. I would not go there for dinner, but it is ideal for an afternoon tea/coffee, even alone. Can't say that the coffee is particularly tasty, but it is up to standard for an upscale Tokyo clientele. I'll give it definitively a "go".

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