This unassuming restaurant in a quiet Meguro neighborhood is well-known among ramen and dumpling aficionados, and worth the subway or taxi ride from the city...more
Expect a line (and the possibility that you might have to share a table) weeknights, when local college students and office workers crowd into this lively,...more
This venerable 71-year-old shop is known as the inventor of gunkan-maki ("battleship wrap"), the technique whereby sushi with a loose topping like fish roe is...more
While the number of famous French chefs' outposts in Tokyo is beginning to reach a critical mass, this casual eatery in the Roppongi Hills luxury mall is pure...more
A family-run restaurant near the Minamiza Kabuki Theatre, Matsuno raises eel cuisine to high art. Though the menu includes a smattering of other offerings,...more
When you tire of ritualized kaiseki dinners, and of watching your mouth and manners in perplexing Japanese restaurants, this is the place to kick back and down...more
In the West, we may consider soba noodles a humble meal, but the Japanese take them very, very seriously, and they come from all over the country to...more
This narrow, mostly covered pedestrian shopping street is parallel to and one block north of Shijo-dori, the main street in the center of town, and runs for...more
If the essence of Zen Buddhist Kyoto could be distilled into a pot, it would be a pot of simmering yudofu at this centuries-old tofu restaurant just across from...more
In a sensory-overload city, this Japanese sweet shop and tearoom is an oasis of calm. Up front, the shop sells traditional sweet bean–paste tea snacks...more
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