Though he recently opened a New York outpost at the hip Gramercy Park Hotel, chef Yuji Wakiya's original Tokyo restaurant concentrates on the food, with no...more
Located at the foot of Tokyo Tower (a flashy copy of the Eiffel Tower), Tofuya Ukai is set in an old sake brewery in the middle of peaceful rolling gardens,...more
When the Japanese want tempura, they go to a restaurant that serves nothing but. This high-end tempura-ya in Ginza has a number of outposts in Tokyo, including...more
Some might call it a scam: taking oden—the hodgepodge stew that's served at ramshackle street stalls and slurped up by drunken students and salarymen on...more
One visit to this tiny jewel—with nine counter seats, no tables, and a kitchen the size of an airplane galley—in the heart of Ginza will forever...more
The distinctive ball of cedar leaves hanging outside the entrance identifies Seigetsu as a sake specialty pub, and its selection of limited-edition,...more
Chef Carme Ruscalleda's magnificent degustation menu (22,000 yen for lunch or dinner—about $190) is a Spanish tour de force: a three-hour cutting-edge...more
Like the nearby Togo Shrine, Restaurant-I is about honoring nature. There are the locally sourced vegetables that dominate the menu, the zero-emissions kitchen...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
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
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