Japanese

Fuku Yakitori, Yoyogi-uehara

You will never know just how good grilled meat on skewers can be until you visit Fuku, a Yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant located in Yoyogi-uehara. A cosy little restaurant with four tables and a counter. Nevertheless, the menu offerings at Fuku are rather innovative so apart from the usual offerings, […]

35 Steps Bistro, Shibuya

35 Steps Bistro is a good example of a typical Tokyo Izakaya. It doesn’t have the intimacy of some independently owned places – this is more of a casual place to come with friends or colleagues for a casual dinner. A bit hard to find the way but fantastic food […]

Afuri, Roppongi

How do you choose which ramen bowl will you stuff your face in a city like Tokyo with uncountable choices? Certainly there are a few options: enter the first looking decent ramen shop with locals slurping at the table making your way to one of the traditional and popular chains […]

Kichiri, Ebisu

Looking for a Family-friendly restaurant/izakaya for dinner time? Well, This is my new favourite Izakaya introduced to be by the famous Blogger in Tokyo @thetokyochapter. Kichiri is a modern Japanese ( fusion) Izakaya located right by the Ebisu station. Kichiri is a chain of restaurants so, if you’re fan keep […]

Kushimura, Roppongi

Looking for a Yakitori restaurant in Roppongi?? Look no further! I have been coming to Kushimura (yakitori) for years either with friends,business or on my own.  Its located in the heart of Roppongi near Roppongi Crossing. We usually sit at the bar seating area to get a front row show […]

YakiYaki Miwa, Hiroo

Looking for a classic local ‘Teppanyaki’ in Tokyo?? The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki(焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki. This restaurant ‘YakiYaki Miwa’ […]

BANBI, Tsukushima

  Have you ever heard about ‘Monjayaki’?  Monjayaki often called (Monja) is the less famous cousin of Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes). A Tokyo speciality, Monjayaki comes with various ingredients similar to Okonomiyaki (chopped vegetables and seafood) but has much runnier batter mixture combined with water and dashi stock. The dish might […]

Shou-taian Niku baru, Shibuya

If you are around Shibuya and looking for a place that has good meat option for lunch, I would like to recommend this place called ‘SHOUTAIAN NIKU BARU’ It’s a cute, small restaurant with an UNBELIEVABLE choice of beef plates, including an amazing Wagyu Hamburger steak with Japanese ponzu sauce. […]

Sunaba, Toranomon

This two-story wooden building commands a corner on a Toranomon back street where it feels like time has stopped. Inside, the brightly lit interior gives the restaurant a more modern feel—standard tables and chairs are on the first floor and tatami seating on the second. The menu is classic soba, […]

Gyoza It, Akasaka

This ‘Gyoza’  restaurant is conveniently located in Akasaka (Tokyo) 1 min walk from Akasaka metro station.The stylish restaurant adds a modern twist to the gyoza — which is something of a Japanese soul food — pairing different styles of dumplings with wine and champagne in a chic setting. The interior […]