Eating in Japan

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Kawamura in Tokyo (Nov ’15): “where your food fantasies come true”

Kawamura in Ginza is a Western-cooking “yoshoku” restaurant, specializing in steak. It was brought to the attention of the English-speaking …

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The History of Sushi in Japan from Narezushi to Nigiri

What is sushi, really? Where did it come from? We usually eat sushi without thinking too much about its roots. We just assume that the sushi we’re …

Kokoromai 心米

Kokoromai is one of those places hidden in plain sight. Fronting Gaien Nishi-dori, it looks easy to find on any map, yet we twice walked past the …

A Tokyo restaurateur’s passion for rice

Tokyo restaurateur Tetsuhiro Yamaguchi smiles and says simply, “I love rice.” Yamaguchi opened his restaurant, Kokoromai (Heart of Rice), in the …

Instafood of the Year 2016 Chosen by TokyoTableTrip

Instagram has completely become the go-to communication platform for foodies all over the world. Various delicious-looking food photos have adorned …

Restaurants

Abysse, Aoyama Tokyo

I love Paris’ Japanese-run French restaurants (chiefly Neige d’ete), a melding of two heavyweight cuisines which seem perfect together. Both heavily …

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L’Effervescence, Tokyo

Shinobu Namae really has carved a piece of serenity right in the heart of Tokyo; A pressure relief valve for those predisposed against this great and …

Tokyo

Fuunji in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo, Japan: Tsukemen Ramen

Fuunji, not far from Shinjuku Station, is where you will find one of the best tsukemen ramen in Tokyo, Japan<p>The first time I tasted a bowl of …

Tokyo

Tokyo Tonkatsu: Narikura x Tonta

*DEC2017 Update : Narikura is bib gourmand in the 2017 Michelin guide for Tokyo.I caught up with my old boss in Tokyo last week and he told us about …

Tokyo

Miyoshi (三芳), Kyoto

Miyoshi is a beef specialist shop in Kyoto Gion. If a beef kaiseki sounds interesting to you, this might be the kind of place that you are looking …

BeEF

Tokyo Wagyu Steak : Hirayama to Shima (and Kurogo)

The next chapter in my quest for wagyu takes me back to Tokyo in the Fall of 2016, where colours are just beginning to show. This time round, I am in …

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Harutaka, Ginza, Tokyo

CHIUnE (チウネ)

ふぐだし潮 八代目けいすけ (Fugu Dashi Shio Keisuke)

<b>ふぐだし潮 八代目けいすけ</b><p>The latest from the Keisuke group comes in the form of an upscale pufferfish ramen. Yeah, this is <i>fugu</i> ramen.<p>Fun shop that I would …

Tokyo

Tokyo Neapolitan: The New Wave of Japanese Pizza - Eater

The most obsessive pizza makers in Tokyo have given birth to a style that's all their own — and it's among the best Neapolitan pizza in the world<p><b>Tsubasa Tamaki was concerned</b> with the state of the pizza in his new oven. Wearing his uniform of white t-shirt, faded blue jeans, and white Converse …

Tokyo

Shigeyoshi 重よし revisited – Tokyo, Japan

I have said this before and I will say it again. Shigeyoshi, an elegant 40 year old restaurant in the heart of Tokyo, is my favorite restaurant in …

Tokyo eating guide

Whether it's yakitori or yakiniku, sushi or soba, dress down for ramen or dress up for kaiseki, chef Michael Ryan has every meal covered in the …

Tokyo

Miss Manners: A pro gives us pointers on Japanese dining decorum

Uh oh, have you been behaving like an oafish <i>gaijin</i>?<p>We were recently invited to an event promoting the health benefits of Japanese-style breakfasts or</i> …

Foodies

Tokyo’s biggest ramen secret? This restaurant just might be the next Michelin star winner

It doesn’t have a star yet, but our <b>research points to this Shinjuku restaurant getting the honor soon</b>.<b>Ramen</b> has come a long way from its humble …

Tokyo

Matsukawa (松川), Tokyo

<b>Chef</b>: Tadayoshi Matsukawa <b>Website</b>: www.t-matsukawa.com <b>Cuisine</b>: Kaiseki<p>There’s a reason why Tadayoshi Matsukawa’s restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo is …

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Craftale in Naka-Meguro クラフタル、中目黒

Craftale, opened in September in 2015, has been creating quite a buzz in the Tokyo food and blog scene, so I thought I should check it out myself. …

Foodies

Japanese dessert lovers go crazy for crème brûlée crêpes at new Harajuku crêperie

The <b>famous delicacy from Toyama Prefecture</b> is now one of the most sought after sweets in the heart of <b>Tokyo</b>!<p>One of the things people love to do along …

Tokyo Cuisine Guide TORIYASU (Higashi-Nihonbashi)

Tsukiji alternative – Tokyo has a second fish market, and it turns out it’s awesome too

It may not be as famous, but it’s actually <b>the only seafood-exclusive wholesale market in Tokyo</b>.<p>If you wanted to get some <b>sushi</b> in <b>Tokyo</b>, odds are the …

Tokyo

Tokyo dining 2016: Out with the old, in with the new…

<b>TOKYO FOOD FILE YEAR-END 2016</b><p>What a year it’s been. Thankfully, the world of gastronomy hasn’t ridden quite the same roller-coaster of frustration, …

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Cuisine and menu-reading guide to yakiton (grilled pork)

Yakiton is simply grilled pork on skewers, the porcine version of yakitori (grilled chicken). But while you can find fancy, upscale yakitori shops …

BBQ

erba da nakahigashi

Arriving at erba da nakahigashi, you might think you’d stumbled into a plush, exclusive Japanese restaurant, rather than one serving Italian cuisine. …

Restaurants

Is Japan’s highest-ranking unagi restaurant worth the six-month wait for a table? We find out

Already checked all the sushi and ramen boxes on your <b>Japanese food pilgrimage</b> list? Then come along with us to the country’s favorite <b>unagi</b> …

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“Sugita” the most hard-to-book sushi restaurant's Omotenashi | Pocket Concierge Official blog

“Sharing Japanese food culture to the world.” The series of interviews feature the vision of Pocket Concierge. We will interview the chefs of the …

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