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箸とレンゲ (Hashi to Renge in Asakusa)

<b>箸とレンゲ</b><p>Another new shop from Shono-san, the master behind seven shops (as of 2017). Like all of his ventures, each one is a different concept. But …

Japan

Ukyo: Ebisu

This popular and very lively sake-specialty dining bar offers an impressive selection of craft sake from around Japan, accompanied by richly flavored …

Restaurants

New opening - Akita Pure Rice Sake Dining: Ebisu

Casual French cuisine served with premium sake from Akita Prefecture - that's the inspired culinary pairing offered at this stylish late-night sake …

Japan

Ode: Yusuke Namai creates poetry in his eclectic dishes

First impressions are everything. At Ode, it’s the gun-metal gray wall by the front door and the row of white orchids lined up against it. Even …

Poetry

Eneko Bar: At long last, a place in Tokyo to savor classic Basque pintxos

Finally, Tokyo has a <i>pintxos</i> bar worthy of the name. And what a name: Creative culinary genius Eneko Atxa holds three Michelin stars for his …

Tokyo

Good Luck Curry: A different take on a favorite spicy dish

It’s immediately clear that Good Luck Curry is a bit different. From the cheery sign by the entrance exhorting “Don’t Worry, Be Curry!” to the ...

Hate thin crepes? This is for you! Japanese restaurant creates giant pancakes made out of MERINGUE... and they're so popular, only a limited number go on sale each day

• <b>Gram cafe chain sells giant fluffy pancakes that is driving Instagram wild</b>• <b><br>Social media users have been posting pictures of the crazy pancakes</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

This Cow-Shaped Bento Box Has 10 Pounds of Premium Wagyu Beef

And it costs nearly $3,000<p>Japanese bento boxes typically contain an assortment of relatively light, healthy items like fish, vegetables, soup, and salads, along with small portions of rice, meat, or tempura. But a new lunch delivery service called Gochikuru is taking the set meal in the completely …

Restaurants

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

Eel Restaurant “Atsumi” in Hamamatsu City!

Shiroyaki Unagi<p><b>Service:</b> traditional and friendly <b><br>Facilities:</b> old-fashioned but clean <b><br>Prices:</b> Slightly expensive (“real” eels are expensive anywhere in …

Japan

麺屋福丸 (Fukumaru in Sasazuka)

<b>麺屋福丸</b><br>Duck ramen. Is this the latest trend in Japan? I'm seeing more and more shops popping up that either focus on a duck-based soup, or offer a …

Creamy

Kanemasu (Tokyo, April 2015)

Kanemasu is one of those normal stand-up izakayas that is so prevalent in Tokyo.<p><b>Or is it?</b><p>Well, for starters, the elderly taisho here trained at …

Japan

Kanemasu

Kanemasu is well off the beaten path of most well-known Tokyo restaurants on a literal island that is Tsukishima just east of Ginza and Tsukiji …

Restaurants

Tokyo Cuisine Guide KANEMASU (Kachidoki)

Travel Series: Tokyo, Japan, Maruyama Kippei

丸山吉平 Maruyama Kippei<br>東京都台東区浅草橋5-20-8 CSタワー107 1F<p>Tonkatsu has never been a favorite of mine, but because it’s so hard to find decent tonkatsu in New …

Japan

Michelin Restaurant: Tomoei Eel, Hakone

Fish

Nihonbashi Tamai 日本橋 玉ゐ : Anago Specialist

I've had Chirasushi before but never heard of <b>Anago Chirashi</b> until I read about this place in a local magazine. And so I went to the main outlet in …

Tadenoha: A taste of rural Japan in the heart of Tokyo

As the days draw in and the nights get chilly, what greater pleasure could there be than settling in by a warm hearth stacked with ...

Tokyo

Tamai Anago in Nihonbashi

Back behind Takashimaya Department Store in Nihonbashi, in a lovely old wooden structure built back when Elvis graduated from high school, is a shop …

The top 10 themed cafes in Tokyo, according to Shibuya’s Harajuku girls

Follow the cool crowd and head to these little-known cafes for unusual themed experiences you won’t ever forget.If you want to know what’s cool in …

Japan

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 …

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> …

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> …

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 …

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 …

Tokyo

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. ...