Japan

Rokurinsha
Japan

Rokurinsha (Tokyo Station) – Stunning Tsukemen

Rokurinsha – Introduction Rokurinsha at Tokyo Station has queues lining up prior to opening time for a reason – the tsukemen is some of the best in town. Beautiful, chewy noodles served with sliced pork, deeply-flavourful stock and a topping of bonito power makes for a very satisfying lunch. Get […]

Ahiru Store
Japan

Ahiru Store – Beautiful food and rare wines

Ahiru Store – Introduction Whenever we land in Tokyo one of our first destinations is the Shibuya district and the tiny wine bar called Ahiru Store. We try to get there early because it is one of the most popular natural wine bars in this busy city. In fact, Ahiru […]

Tokyo bar Winestand Waltz
Japan

Tokyo – Great places to eat and drink

Tokyo – Introduction Tokyo wasn’t on our radar for the first twenty or so years that we travelled the world being foodtourists. However, let us give you a warning! If you go to Tokyo once you will get so entranced you will want to return time and time and time […]

Sushi-Ya Shirako
Japan

Sushi-Ya – A Perfect Treasure!

Sushi-Ya, Tokyo – Introduction We have retained this story about Sushi Ya even though we believe that chef Takao Ishiyama has his own restaurant. It is called Sushi Ishiyama. From what we have read about his new restaurant you can expect to be served very similar dishes to those described […]

Winestand Waltz
Japan

Winestand Waltz – A Memorable Intimate Bar

Winestand Waltz – Introduction Winestand Waltz is a tiny natural wine bar in Shibuya run by talented Yasuhiro Ooyama who has a deep knowledge of French and Japanese natural wines. You will find it quite close to Ebisu station. You cross to a side street, walk along for a few […]

Butagumi Tokyo
Japan

Butagumi Tokyo – Excellent Tonkatsu

Butagumi Tokyo – Introduction We never cease to be amazed about the power of a good restaurant to help enliven you and make you want to eat, no matter what the circumstances. We had been looking forward to our lunch at Butugami for some time, but a trip to one […]

Switch Coffee Tokyo
Coffee / Japan

Switch Coffee – Strong Coffee Program

Switch Coffee – Introduction Switch Coffee is a small coffee shop and roastery in the Tokyo district of Meguro where you can drop in and enjoy an espresso, a milk coffee or a pour-over filter coffee all made with beans roasted on the premises. The proprietor is an engaging host […]

Path Tokyo
Japan

Path: Great pastries in Tokyo

Path – Interesting pastries Path is a small, yet inviting, restaurant in the Shibuya district of Tokyo that serves the most amazing pastries and coffee in the mornings along with more substantial fare so that you can have a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner here. The croissants and pain au […]

Only in Tokyo Ryan & Burgess
Japan

Only in Tokyo: Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess excited by the city

Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess, both incredibly talented chefs, use their book Only in Tokyo to tell their personal stories about this fascinating city. But before delving into this fascinating book we should add our warning which is reflected in Michael’s introduction as well. The warning is that if you […]

Kabi-Tokyo-chefs-intense-preparation
Japan

Kabi: A remarkable meal in Tokyo

Kabi in Tokyo is run by a small, talented and focussed team with overseas experience cooking food that seems just right for the times and the place.