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Tong Yuan Lou Description

Located in Akasaka, Tokyo, Tong Yuan Lou is a hidden gem that specializes in Sichuan cuisine. With a rating of 3.59 and over 650 reviews, this restaurant has gained a loyal following of food enthusiasts. What sets Tong Yuan Lou apart from other dining establishments is its authentic and flavorful Sichuan dishes.

The menu at Tong Yuan Lou offers a wide variety of dishes that showcase the bold and spicy flavors of Sichuan cuisine. From classic favorites like Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken to unique dishes like Spicy Sichuan Noodles and Chongqing Hot Pot, there is something to satisfy every palate. Each dish is expertly prepared by skilled chefs who have mastered the art of Sichuan cooking.

In addition to its delicious food, Tong Yuan Lou also boasts a charming and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated with traditional Chinese elements, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch or a special dinner, Tong Yuan Lou is the perfect place to indulge in authentic Sichuan cuisine.

Tong Yuan Lou Overview


2nd Floor Akasaka Empress Building 3-chōme-18-8 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052


+81 (0) 3-3589-0533


3 minute walk from Akasaka station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Tong Yuan Lou Reviews

Tong Yuan Lou Google Average Rating



Food was delicious, but the other customers were extremely noisy.
I wish I had brought earplugs because it was actually hurting my ears.


〇Mabo tofu set meal
〇 Actual cost: 900 yen
-----You can reach the store in about 3 minutes on foot from Akasaka Station, or 5 minutes from Akasaka-mitsuke Station. It is a popular Chinese restaurant along with "Sichuan Snacks Yun Lianfang" located on the 1st floor. Selected as one of Tabelog's 100 Famous Restaurants.

Visited right after opening on a weekday. It's best to visit early, as the place fills up before 12:00 and there is a queue.
This time I ordered 4. Mapo tofu. Free refills of rice and soup.

As soon as it is served, the unique scent of Japanese pepper and mapo wafts through the air. The tofu was soft and had a nice aroma.
It's freshly made, so those with a bite or cat tongue may have a hard time.

The side dish, including the almond tofu, is also of high quality.
It's easy to see why it's popular.
Furthermore, mapo tofu has a unique flavor, so if you don't like ethnic foods, it may not suit you.

Above is 900 yen per person. Surprising cost performance considering the location. It had a charm that made me want to come even at night.
I'm having trouble deciding whether to try another menu item for lunch or to have a full meal at night. Recommended.


Mapo tofu is very delicious.
For lunch, you can eat this much for 900 yen, so I recommend it. (Additionally comes with almond tofu)
It gets crowded at lunchtime on weekdays, so it's best to go a little early.

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