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Mikasa @ Miyazakidai

So the other night I came to Mikasa, a tempura restaurant near Miyazakidai station in Kanagawa-ken. (sounds far but if you take the train it’s only …

Japan

13 Must Eats in Kyoto (Japan) - You Will Be Amazed

I travelled to Japan recently and spent 5 out of 42 days in Kyoto! I stuffed myself with more food than I should have. So here's a compilation of …

Japan

336 Ebisu: Neo-bistro has food and style all its own

If you judge restaurants solely by their architecture and decor, you’d probably finger 336 Ebisu as a temple of modern Scandinavian cuisine. The …

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 …

Restaurants

Ishibashi Sukiyaki

9 | 3.5 | 2.5 | 2<p><b>Thumbs up</b><p><b>Thumbs down</b><p><b>Recommended dish(es)</b><p><b>TL;DR – The one Michelin-starred Ishibashi is undoubtedly the best Sukiyaki in the world.</b> …

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Sushi Umi, Tokyo

8 | 2.5 | 2.5 | 1.5<p><b>Thumbs up</b><p><b>Thumbs down</b><p><b>Recommended dish(es)</b><p>Omakase only (chef’s selection). Notable pieces include –<p><b>TL;DR – Don’t come to the 2</b> …

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Ikina Sushidokoro Abe

It’s indisputable that sushi is phenomenal year-round, but nothing quite beats savouring the ocean’s gifts on a summer day. Case in point: a plump …

Japan

Wagyumafia: The Cutlet Sandwich offers rich cuts of beef

Wagyu beef could hardly be hotter in Tokyo these days. The richly marbled meat from Japan’s prize pampered cattle is drawing global gastronauts to …

Drawing

Ningyocho Imahan: An old take on an old favorite — sukiyaki

As the city crow flies, it’s just a short hop from the bustle and bright lights of Ginza to the laid-back, low-rise backstreets of Ningyocho. ...

さんだ Sanda- Tokyo, Japan

Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel are arguably the top 3 powerhouse fashion brands that have been dressing, tressing and decorating beautiful women …

Secret Tokyo eats – Michelin star quality without the price tag

<b>If it’s good enough for the Emperor, it’s good enough for me.</b><p>According to <b>Chef Kimio Nonaga</b>, the Nonaga family has been serving the Japanese Imperial …

Nihonbashi Yukari

Iron Chef Kimio Nonaga of Nihonbashi Yukari<p>On a recent afternoon we found ourselves in Nihonbashi a little after noon. Just around the corner was one …

The taste of tradition in the backstreets of Ueno

Misogura Tamayura, as introduced in my Japan Times column on Friday, is a sturdy old timber-frame tradesman's shop that has been carefully converted …

【Torikado】Luxury Yakitori experience in Meguro! (Tokyo!!!)

Good evening! This is <b>Neko</b> speaking!<br>Today I came to a new eestaunrant in Meguro!<p>It is called<b>「Torikado」!</b><p>This is the sign!<p>▲ In the basement!<p>▲ Japanese …

48 hours in Osaka

<i>By Jun Igarashi</i><p>Stepping foot in Osaka feels almost as though you’ve landed in a different country, with its original character found in all corners. …

Aria di Tacubo

Hokkaido Winter Potato Vichyssoise with Virgin Oyster<p>A good chef friend was visiting from NYC. He’s lived in Tokyo for years and knows that Italian …

Nothing drawn out about Kappo Yamashita

This might be the year of <i>kappo</i> dining for me. Recently, I have often found myself seated at sparse counters opposite small teams of industrious …

Dinner at Monk

Monk is the name of a small restaurant right next to the Philosopher’s Path in the northern Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It’s the place where I had …

Kyoto

Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

<i>“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” Robert A. Heinlein</i><p>I couldn’t agree more! It’s no secret that breakfast is …

Jiki Miyazawa Revisited

Stopping by Kyoto to check out the Gion festival, I just had to pay a visit to Jiki Miyazawa, which I first tried last year and fell in love with …

Sushi Inomata

I may have mentioned it before but I absolutely HATE rain. Especially when it comes with winds that rival that of the kamikaze that blew away the …

Sushi Arai in Ginza, Tokyo

Tempura Naruse / うどんが 主食

It’s a tempura restaurant that suddenly became popular about a year ago.<p>Skillfully developed at the restaurant,<p>tempura is deep-fried with vegetables …

The truth about Japanese tempura

When 16th-Century Portuguese came to Japan, they brought a special dish with them. Today, in Japan, it’s called tempura and has been a staple of the country’s cuisine ever since.<p>In 1543, a Chinese ship with three Portuguese sailors on board was headed to Macau, but was swept off course and ended up …

European Travel

The Toxic Saga of the World’s Greatest Fish Market

More than 16 years and 600 billion yen later, the fate of Tokyo’s Tsukiji market is still up in the air<p><b>Tsukiji is the most exalted fish market</b> on earth, the sort of humbling place that causes the likes of globally worshipped god-chef René Redzepi to deem it one of the “seven culinary wonders of the …

Japan

Maruka: Shikoku-style ‘udon’ at its best, if you don’t mind the wait

Many of Tokyo’s finest restaurants are so hidden away you hardly know they’re even there. But there’s little chance of missing Maruka. In the …

Apicius, Tokyo, Japan. An exceptional meal,...

Apicius, Tokyo, Japan. An exceptional meal, transporting you back into the first half of the 20th century where the art of traditional French fine …

Demand for Exotic Kit Kats Is So High Nestle's Building a New Plant

Wasabi, green tea and sake aren’t just foods in Japan, they’re also a few of the many versions of Kit Kats offered in the country.<p>While the …

Japan