Heading To Tokyo? You’ll Want To Check Out This Black-Owned Soul Food Spot

By DeAnna Taylor


When you think of Tokyo, or Japan in general, you think of ramen, noodle bowls, and sushi. But what happens when you get tired of eating the same things during your trip?

David and LaTonya Whitaker saw a need and stepped in to help. The couple opened Soul Food House in 2015. The restaurant brings a taste of authentic, home-cooked, soul food to the city and travelers seeking a taste of home always stop by.

LaTonya and her team of chefs cook up all of the soul food staples including mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits. They also offer a great craft cocktail menu as well.

As you eat, vibe to the sound of jazz, funk, and soul music playing over the speakers. You can also catch open mic night or karaoke on special nights.

Tokyo, Japan will soon be in the spotlight since it is the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. If you have plans to head there, you should definitely stop by this spot.

To learn more about Soul Food House or to browse the menu, you can check the website: www.soulfoodhouse.com or follow them on Instagram: @soulfoodhouse.

Related: How To Tackle Tokyo In 24 Hours

Travel Noire

DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

You Have To Try These 10 Black-Owned Restaurants When In Johannesburg

You Have To Try These 10 Black-Owned Restaurants When In Johannesburg

Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, has one of the most diverse culinary scenes in South Africa. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, traditional South Africa, or plant-based food, Johannesburg has it all. In the midst of all the choices of restaurants, there are quite a bit of black-owned restaurants worth trying. […]

Kelsey Marie / Johannesburg, South Africa

Enjoy Amazing Food At These Black-Owned Restaurants In Philly

Enjoy Amazing Food At These Black-Owned Restaurants In Philly

Philly may be known for its cheesesteaks but there is much more to indulge in its culinary scene. This city is rich in black culture and history, so it’s no surprise there would be many black-owned cafes and restaurants for every foodies’ tastebuds. Here are the black-owned restaurants in Philly you have to try: Coffee […]

Kelsey Marie / Philadelphia

The Best Black-Owned Vegan Spots In LA

The Best Black-Owned Vegan Spots In LA

With one of the most diverse and expansive dining scenes in America, Los Angeles has a restaurant to fit every foodie’s preference. Plant-based diets have exploded in popularity and many Black-owned restaurants are jumping on this trend, successfully proving that soul food staples can be translated into delicious meat-free meals. Fill your belly at these […]

Danielle Dorsey