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The hottest kappo restaurant of 2016, Ginza Shinohara

Japanese Restaurant Shinohara, a “mysterious” presence to many foodies for a long time despite being one of the best restaurants that always ranks in …

Food & Dining

Inside Japan’s Most Insanely Expensive Fruit Parlor

Tokyo’s Sembikiya looks like a jewelry shop. Harry & David need to step up their game.<p>This is a luxury fruit parlor in Tokyo.<p>It is the flagship store of the Sembikiya fruit emporium. Run by the same Samurai-descendant family since 1834, Sembikiya began as a discount fruit store. But the wife of the …

Japan

16 Top-Notch, High-Quality Fruit Parlors in Tokyo

This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)<p>1. Sembikiya Nihonbashi Flagship store (千疋屋日本橋本店)<p>Sembikiya was established …

Fruit

Ohka The Best Days: Craft beer and ‘gyoza’ keep Nakameguro’s old spirit alive

It’s getting hard to remember the days when “Nakame” — the local nickname for Naka-Meguro — was funky and alternative, before the river got cleaned …

Beer

Nakameguro Koukashita: Eating under the train tracks has never been this classy

The wraps came off one of Tokyo’s latest renovation projects in October, unveiling a host of sparkling new shops and restaurants. But Nakameguro …

Nutrition

The Kyoto neighborhood where dessert is the main course

Kitayama is five stops on the subway from downtown Kyoto, but it might as well be a million miles away for the tourists who trudge around the city in …

Cooking

Chicken Sashimi & An Unexpected Final Night in Tokyo, Toriki Yakitori

Life is a funny thing. I had a recommendation for a yakitori place in Tokyo. It was called Toriki. Being the very last night of our trip to Tokyo it …

Japan

How One Dish Has Kept This Japanese Restaurant Around for 250 Years | Eat. Stay. Love.

Narikura: Takadanobaba

Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting …

Pork

Nagoya: Home to Japan's most unique cuisine?

(CNN)Japan's Aichi prefecture has long been known for its automotive industry, anchored by homegrown car manufacturer Toyota.<p>Yet in recent years, the region has become just as celebrated for the food originating from Aichi's capital city, Nagoya.<p>Fittingly, part of the charm of the metropolis' …

Japan

We talked to Japan's first Master of Wagyu about massaging cows while they listen to Beethoven

Hisato Hamada tells us all about how the finest Kobe beef comes to pasture…<p><b>Authentic, traditional wagyu beef is only a recent addition to the plates</b> …

Yanagiya (柳家), Gifu

Yanagiya, located in the mountains of Mizunami, has been the #1 restaurant for years on Tabelog (its ranking still shifts around among the top 3 …

Food & Dining

35 Steps Bistro Shibuya

Of the thousands of izakayas in Tokyo, 35 Steps Bistro stands out with its unusual name, coined after the 35 steps one has to take down to the …

Celaravird: Edible works of art from an adventurous chef

Dinner at Celaravird runs to a strict schedule. At 6:30 p.m., guests start to converge on the restaurant. Some climb out of taxis; others make the …

Train Stations

Shibuya Kotaro 高太郎

Kotaro is named after the owner and chef who prepares all of the food in an open kitchen behind a large wooden counter. I was introduced to Kotaro by …

Travel

Sadness prefaces the closing of the world's biggest fish market, Tokyo's Tsukiji

The world’s biggest fish market is Tsukiji Shijo in Tokyo, and it never stops moving.<p>All night long, refrigerated trucks deliver fresh fish from across Japan and frozen seafood caught around the world. At dawn, Tsukiji’s tuna wholesalers huddle in a chilly room and inspect what’s been hauled …

The 38 Essential Tokyo Restaurants - Eater

Until you touch down in Tokyo, it is impossible to grasp the sheer size and density of the city — or the depth of its food culture. It is one of the largest conurbations on the planet, with well over 100,000 restaurants to feed its huge, hungry population. And there is so much more to eat than just …

Food

The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

These Japanese chefs work at some of the most exciting restaurants in the country – including two listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – but where do they go to eat and drink when they’re off duty? They take us to their favourite local counter restaurants and noodle bars in Tokyo and Kyoto • …

Japan

Best 10 Sukiyaki in Tokyo You Should Try At Least Once

Until the last dates of Tokugawa shogunate, Japanese did not have the habit of having beef in their daily lives. After the opening of the country, …

5 things you didn’t know about Japan’s fake food

TOKYO, JAPAN: Ramen noodles suspended from levitating chopsticks, ice cream that never melts – you’ve seen them displayed tantalisingly in the front …

[Tokyo] 第三春美鮨 (Daisan Harumi Sushi)

Foodies must know that it is very hard to get into those top-ranking sushiya in Tokyo, especially Michelin starres especially Saito, Jiro, Yoshitake, …

Shimizu in Shimbashi, Tokyo

For my last meal on this trip to Japan, I wanted something special.<p>I would need to time things just right: check out of the superb Park Hyatt at …

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 …

Harajuku

Tokyo’s Affordable Tempura Restaurants

One of the Japanese food that you must eat in Tokyo is tempura. Once you have tried tempura in Japan, you will never see it in the same light again. …

Japan

Snippets: 9 Best Affordable Restaurants you must-try in Tokyo, Japan | Including the Best Tendon in Town

We all love Tokyo, simply from its great Japanese cuisine and the incredible vibe the city offers. While I do find Tokyo extremely congested, fast …

Japan

Tokyo restaurant’s milkshakes are so huge they have donuts, churros in them

And yes, that is a <b>milkshake</b> with <b>pretzels and potato chips</b>.<p>If you were in the mood for a tasty <b>burger</b>, you might not think to look for one in Japan, …

Food & Dining

Warasou 和楽惣 | pig out diary

6000円のディナーコース。<br>豆腐。 メジマグロと鯛。<br>6000yen dinner course(the cheapest course in the menu).<br>Homemade tofu. Meji-maguro and tai(bream). <br>サバ、胡麻和え。 …

We buy limited edition gourmet-flavored Kit Kats -- at the world's first Kit Kat specialty store!

Who doesn’t love Kit Kats? They’re tasty, available in many interesting flavors, and they’re even considered a good luck snack in Japan for students …

Kaneko Hannosuke 金子半之助: Hail the King of Tempura

This place really tested my patience because I would never imagine myself queuing for more than 1.5 hours for a tempura don. But there's a reason why …