Eating in Japan

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Kawaii Monster Cafe opens in Harajuku with a pop of color and, you guessed it, cute monster girls

Japan’s newest concept restaurant held its grand opening on August 1 in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, which is well-known as Japan’s mecca for zany …

Kawaii

Dining Diary - Savoy: Kobe

The draw at this old-fashioned basement shop is the spicy Japanese-style beef curry, which is served along with loud jazz - mainly bebop recorded on …

Dining

Nikuzushi: Iidabashi

If you don't mind the informal setting, this unpretentious back-alley izakaya is a great place to explore the mysterious delights of horsemeat sushi …

Foie Gras

Isehiro: Kyobashi

The seating arrangements here may be a bit tight, and the prices higher than average, but the grilled chicken here is outstanding. And unlike most …

Wasabi

Japan’s 10 best restaurants, as chosen by foreign travelers

People travel to Japan for all sorts of different reasons. Many are seeking a taste of tradition and history, and plan visits to the country’s most …

Japan

Fermented sushi? Two restaurants where you can get a same-day seat to try this gourmet treat

This year fermented sushi is in vogue among Tokyo’s gourmet crowd, with people raving about how the maturation of the fish brings out the elusive umami

Sushi

Review: L’Effervescence (Tokyo, Japan)

2 Chome-26-4 Nishiazabu
Minato Ward, Tokyo
Tokyo Prefecture 106-0031
Japan
+81 3 5766 9500
http://www.leffervescence.jp/In a country where delicious AND …

Japan

Sushi-ya

Takao Ishiyama28 year old Takao Ishiyama is the new darling of bloggers, instagramers and Tokyo sushi connaisseurs. His 8 seat sushi shop in Ginza is …

Sushi

Ata: A Tokyo seafood bistro that does so much more than seafood

Bouillabaisse, fish and chips, beef Parmentier, foie gras dengaku. For a self-proclaimed seafood bistro, Ata certainly covers a lot of territory — …

Bunch of Grapes Sells for Record $8,200 - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Move aside, $6,200 melon: a single bunch of grapes sold for ¥1 million ($8,200) at a wholesale auction Thursday in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture.

The selling price for the Ruby Roman grapes, grown in the prefecture on the west coast of Japan, was almost double last year’s record-breaking price of …

Japan

Afuri in Harajuku Just what the isha ordered. The signature yuzu shio. Not too filling, not bland at all. Feels almost… healthy, whatever that word means. Plus Afuri always has lots of girls at the...

Afuri in Harajuku

Just what the isha ordered.

The signature yuzu shio. Not too filling, not bland at all. Feels almost… healthy, whatever that word …

Red is the new black (burger) as Burger King rolls out sandwiches with crimson buns and cheese

When Burger King first rolled out its black hamburgers in Japan in 2012, we thought the company had gone insane. It turns out Burger King really is …

Burger King

Rokurinsha , ( Infamous Tsukemen @ Tokyo Station)

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Rokurinsha

(** Note that the original write-up was back in 2011 shortly after the store …

Tirpse - a review

While we were in Tokyo last autumn we were lucky enough to eat not only at Quintessence but also at Tirpse – a restaurant set up by an ex sous chef …

GATARO | Japanese Izakaya, Osaka Japan

Gataro is small but the energy of the place is almost overwhelming. It is like someone has put a Formula 1 engine in a Mini.

As soon as you open the …

Gachi! This is their Shinjuku 2-chome shop. A novel take on tsukemen. Fried chicken and mysterious sticks that turned out to be fried menma! Genius points. Super delicious. Had a nice chat with the...

Gachi!

This is their Shinjuku 2-chome shop. A novel take on tsukemen.

Fried chicken and mysterious sticks that turned out to be fried menma! Genius …

Tokyo Izakaya: My Favourite Counter | ICHI FOR THE MICHI

Teiji Nakamura may not be a name many are familiar with, but you most certainly should be aware of the fine establishments of this renowned …

Yotaro Honten 与太呂 本店 - Osaka, Japan

On our hunt for Michelin restaurants in Japan, we've decided on Yotaro Honten solely based on our curiosity. I was wondering how good can tempura be …

Ketobashiya Champion Tenma Store

I’d wanted to come to this specialist horsemeat restaurant, ‘Ketobashiya Champion’, for a long time, and I finally got the chance when a friend ask …

Looking for a great meal in Tokyo? Try this cigarette stand

When starting a restaurant, creating a good appearance is important. In a way, the look of an eatery reflects the quality of food that it serves. …

Tokyo

Looking for great sushi near Sapporo? Try this hidden restaurant in an airport souvenir shop

Even in a country of unabashedly passionate foodies, Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s major islands, holds a special place in diners’ hearts and

Sushi

On the Tonkotsu Ramen Trail: From Its Birthplace in Fukuoka to the Boom in Bellevue and Seattle

Fried ramen noodles in motsunabe at the friendly Mamichan yatai stand in Fukuoka

The vending machine outside entry to Ganso Nagahama shows ramen at …

[Tokyo] Quintessence カンテサンス

Michelin-doms must know that Tokyo has even more Michelin restaurants than France. Regarding to the hardest table to book among all the …

Tokyo