Soul Food House

Soul food, so good~!

By Serena Ogawa    - 2 min read

Bringing a taste of Southern US hospitality to Tokyo, Soul Food House is the place to go if you’re craving some good eats. Nestled in Azabu-Juban, Soul Food House is the epitome of soul food dining that can be found across the southern states of America.

Sit back and relax
Sit back and relax

History

Opened in 2015, this family-owned restaurant will delight your senses beyond that of taste (although, your tastebuds will definitely be dancing). Jam to some jazz, blues, and gospel while you eat and treat yourself to some of the best hospitable services in Tokyo’s dining scene. With servers who are mild-mannered, polite, bilingual, and kind, you’ll feel like you’re a truly welcomed family member.

Homemade key lime pie!
Homemade key lime pie!

When you visit, you’ll know truly amazing soul food hospitality and maybe even feel homesick for a place you’ve never visited. If you’re from the South, get ready to cry tears of joy over the nostalgia from the first greeting to the last bite.

Biscuits and gravy~
Biscuits and gravy~

Food

With a warm, rustic interior, Soul Food House is run by David and LaTonya with a desire to serve up authentic American dishes, and do they hit the nail on the head with their diverse and huge menu!

Fried steak done right!
Fried steak done right!

Get ready for their breakfast menu of chicken and waffles, grits, buttermilk biscuits and gravy. No matter what time you visit, their grand menu is open as well. Come hungry (we skipped breakfast) in order to fill up on Creole jambalaya, BBQ pork ribs, country-fried steak, fried okra, homemade mac-and-cheese, and so many other delicious options that you’ll definitely have to visit again just to try everything!

Creole jambalaya
Creole jambalaya

More

Get there when the doors open—or better yet, make a reservation in advance to ensure that you get a table. Space is limited and after only 30 minutes from opening, the restaurant was already more than half-filled!

Brownie ala mode
Brownie ala mode

Whether you came for a home-cooked meal that “sticks to your ribs” or want to find catering for an event. Soul Food House’s LaTonya and David Whitaker are sure to be able to lend you a hand.

We also hear they do an amazing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner!

Getting there

Reach Soul Food House from either the Oedo Line (Azabu-Juban Station, exit #7) or the Namboku Line (Azabu-Juban Station).

It's on the 6th floor of the Patio Azabu-Juban Building (パティオ麻布十番).

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Travel Editor for Japan Travel by day, novel-writing cat lady by night.

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Elena Lisina a month ago
I like the interior, though in Japan I always prefer their national cuisine.
Serena Ogawa Author a month ago
Everything here was great. And I love Japanese food but sometimes it's good to feed myself something international and nostalgic~
Elizabeth S a month ago
My hometown in Canada has a lot of international cuisine, but the variety here in Tokyo is amazing.

My family had an American cookbook in Canada, and we made jambalaya. I'd love to try Soul Food House's real thing.
Serena Ogawa Author a month ago
You won't be disappointed!
Kim a month ago
That brownie though 🤤🤤🤤
Kim a month ago
I wouldn't complain with either! Everything looks so good! :)