First there was the gold standard. Then the silver standard. Now there’s the bagel standard! I’ve been on a quest to find the best bagel in Tokyo, and for now at least, I’d say the gold standard is Bagel Standard, a little shop that opened in Nakameguro in March 2010. No, I didn’t get the shop name wrong: it is not “Standard Bagel,” it’s “Bagel Standard.” Make a pilgrimage for New York-style bagels that are properly chewy, crusty and weigh in at a respectable 150-160 grams. Plains are ￥180. Sesame, salt and poppy bagels are ￥200 each. They have cinnamon-raisin bagels on Thursday and Saturdays only, at ￥220 each, and berry berry on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for ￥240. Everythings are ￥220 everyday. My hands-down favorite are the salt bagels.
The shop is located on Yamatedori about a ten-minute walk from Nakameguro station in the direction of Meguro Station, next to the Porsche dealer. Their website is mostly in Japanese but there’s a map in English that might help you navigate. The address is 2-8-19 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0061. Phone is 03-5721-2012. The shop doesn’t open until 11 am and closes at 7 pm or when there are no more bagels, whichever comes first. They don’t take phone orders or ship. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Thank you so much for this post! I’m from NY and haven’t encountered a good bagel in Tokyo yet. I’ll definitely check this place out!
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