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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Those seeking a break from fluorescent-lit, hole-in-the-wall noodle shops will feel right at home at this soba restaurant in Sangenjaya (a tony neighborhood...more
The drawing card at this popular chain is the spicy, extrarich noodle broth made from long-simmered pork bones (hey, no one claimed that ramen was health...more
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