Category Archives: Near The New Sanno

Bondi Cafe

If you are looking for a great spot to grab breakfast or lunch near the New Sanno, Bondi Café is your place.  A short 7-10 minute walk from the hotel, it has great atmosphere and food.  My family recently stopped in to check it out and decided to sit outside on the deck with couches.  The vibe inside is beachy with surfer videos playing on the TV’s.  For breakfast my husband and I tried the eggs benedict and vegetable sandwich while the kids shared a French toast plate.  Everyone enjoyed their meals and we’ll definitely go back the next time we stay at the New Sanno.  We were able to walk in but they do take reservations as well. – Angela Vaillant, June 2019

Phone : 03-5422-9449

Hours: Daily 9am-2am

Blu Jam Cafe – Daikanyama

Our family recently stayed at the New Sanno for a night to venture out closer to Tokyo.  We tried a great spot in Daikanyama called Blu Jam Café one morning for breakfast.  The area is a short train ride from the hotel, leaving Hioh Station to Daikanyama Station or Naka-Meguro Station.  They offer fresh food from local farmer’s markets and have no freezers on site, so you know everything is fresh!  Many of their ingredients are also organic and made in house.  The menu has many breakfast/brunch options and most were Gluten Free.  We tried the California Omelette, Morning Hash, and our kids loved the Chocolate Chip Pancakes.  My husband also tried their specialty latte called The Dirty Chai.  The prices were reasonable and the staff were easy to communicate with.  This is definitely a spot we will return to! – Angela Vaillant, November 2017

HOURS: Daily 8:00am-9:00pm – Closed Tuesdays
PHONE: 03-6455-1446

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Burger Mania

If you find yourself at the New Sanno and you have a craving for a great burger, then this place is a must.  Without question one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.

IMG_4005Burger Mania is a little cafe with eccentric choices, which include; the cherry cream cheese topped burger, blue cheese burger topped with Roquefort and Gorgonzola, or a seasonal peach topped burger, to name a few.  They are perhaps most known for the Avocado burger and the BBQ cheeseburger.  It should win extra points for having a vegetarian option, substituting grilled veggies and cheese for the meat. The average price of the burgers were between 900-1300 yen.  Includes a small salad, and either onion rings or fries.

There is also a location in Shirokane if you are interested in going there as well.

Hours: 11:30-2300 daily.
Closed on the third Monday each month

Location:  Burger Mania is located about exactly half way between exit 1 and exit 3 of Hiroo station.  If you are walking from the New Sanno, go past exit 1 of Hiroo station, and start looking for signs for Burger Mania.  It’s on the second floor of a brick building.  Citibank is just past it.  Enjoy! Merri Kever, July 2015

La Salsita Restaurant, Tokyo

jenn kantzLa Salsaita is a Mexican restaurant located near The New Sanno in Tokyo.  It is an authentic Mexican restaurant an easy walking distance from the hotel.  Their menu features standard tacos, tamales and enchiladas with the options of unique region specific Mexican dishes.  My husband and I ordered the tacos (delish!) and tamales.  For my daughters we ordered the enchiladas.  Also on their menu is 30+ bottles of tequila with background information about each bottle and about tequila in general.  We had their standard margarita and there was nothing “standard” about it – yum!  On a Tuesday night around 6:15 we walked in and took their last four seats available.  This place is busy!  Go early, enjoy the food, the mix of languages, and have a margarita.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the The New Sanno and turn left.  Take an immediate left onto the narrow road between the The New Sanno and the French Embassy. The restaurant is about a 5 minute walk straight ahead. It will be on the right, basement level, before the Burdigala Bakery. – Jennifer Kantz, January 2014

A Cut Above

A Cut Above was recommended to me by a British friend of mine. It is located in Tokyo near Hiro-o train station and a 12 minute walk from The New Sanno. It’s an international salon so they were familiar and comfortable with western style hair. They do perms, coloring, facials etc. They speak English really well and have an English website.
DIRECTIONS: To get there you can drive, take the train to Hiro-o station, or take the shuttle for The New Sanno from the Kanto Lodge.  From The New Sanno, walk toward Arisugawa Park and around the left side of the park.  Continue along the street past the end of the park and the salon will be on your left.  The map below shows walking directions from The New Sanno.   GPS: 35.653951, 139.725939.  – Chelsea Metros, February 2013

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Sunday Brunch at The New Sanno

On the surface, $74 for a family of four to eat brunch seemed pricey. It was $25 per adult and $12 for the kids. We weren’t sure if it would be worth it. We’re definitely happy we gave it a shot. This wasn’t your basic scrambled egg brunch. They had a full caviar bar with all the fixings! I ate at least $74 worth of caviar alone!  There was shrimp cocktail, a sushi bar, a huge array of both breakfast and lunch items, and a dessert bar that made our children’s eyes grow wide. Champagne was included with the brunch and it just kept flowing! They filled our glasses several times. This brunch was served in the formal ball room and there were so many tables that we didn’t feel rushed to finish and leave. We enjoyed chatting with some people at the next table and lost track of time. We probably stayed close to two hours. My seven-year-old son said “that was the best brunch I ever had in my entire life.”

Burdigala Bakery

burdigalaYou will think you stepped into a patisserie in France. It’s right around the corner from the French Embassy so I am sure they are in that location for the Kelly O'Donnell Burdigala BakeryFrench diplomats but I never saw an American pass up a chocolate croissant. They have a large assortment of French breads, pastries, sandwiches, jams and the like. The best part is that it is within walking distance of The New Sanno hotel.   Hours are 8am – 8pm.
Directions: Exit the The New Sanno and turn left.  Take an immediate left onto the narrow road between the The New Sanno and the French Embassy. The bakery is about a 5 min walk straight ahead. It will be on the right before Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park -Kelly O’Donnell, October 2012

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Burdigala Bakery by Kelly O’Donnell








Japanese Garden near The New Sanno

park by sarah strausArisugawanomiya Memorial Park has a large and beautiful Japanese garden near The New Sanno and Hiroo Sation.  Koi ponds, elegant bridges, pathways and a playground grace this public park which also houses the Tokyo Metropolitan Library. It is a nice stroll from the The New Sanno and you can pick up some pastries at Burdigala along the way.  Great for kids and adults alike.
Directions: Exit The New Sanno on foot and turn left.  Turn left again onto a narrow road between The New Sanno and the French Embassy.  This is a narrow street without much traffic.  The park entrance will be on the right after a 5 minute walk. – Sarah Straus, October 2012

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Near The New Sanno

new sanno sarah strausHello Fellow Travelers!  The New Sanno is a popular place to spend a few nights.  Many of us have our favorite places to eat or things to do an easy walking distance from the hotel.   Please share!  File a trip report.  If you have a photo of the location, send it here:  Be sure to include walking directions from The New Sanno.  Thank you!  New Sanno GPS Coordinates: 35.646778,139.724914. – Sarah Straus, photo of the pool at The New Sanno added Dec 2013.