Japanese

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 […]

Sushi Asaba, Nishi-azabu

I can’t believe I am going to share this secret sushi restaurant (introduced by my hubby) on my blog.   I think I visited this sushi place 5 years ago and since then I’ve been going to this place religiously every year at least twice. If you love the aesthetic […]

Suju Dining, Tokyo Midtown

Suju dining is located in Midtown Mall in Roppongi. It is an Izakaya but not in the traditional sense; very modern and spacious decor. It’s a great introduction to local cuisine for foreigners (gaijins) We always end up going there for lunch since it’s my little one’s favorite restaurant. It […]

Manpuku, Aoyama (Korean BBQ)

Manpuku, which means “to be happy with a full stomach in Japanese”. MANPUKU first opened its doors 60 years ago, providing premium Japanese yakiniku dining, with the signature salted beef tongue with Tokyo green onion and black wagyu beef being customer favorites. MANPUKU offers carefully selected premium meats and fresh […]

Azuma Teppanyaki, Harajuku

  Steakhouse AUZMA is a small Teppanyaki restaurant located in Harajuku. Its a great place to have decent quality beef cooked in Teppan style if you are in the are and looking to have local Teppanyaki experience at a decent price. Kusumoto-san is a great chef and also has a […]

Gonpachi ‘Nori Temaki’ , Harajuku

Gonpachi aka ‘The Kill Bill’ restaurant has been famous for many years and has recently opened a new restaurant in Harajuku called ‘Gonpachi Nori-Temaki’. (Close to the Harajuku station) Temaki sushi is translated as ‘hand-rolled’ sushi. The concept of the store is authentic Japanese sushi in a casual atmosphere. The […]

Gonpachi,Nishi-azabu

Gonpachi in Nishi-Azabu The ‘KILL BILL’ restaurant This restaurant inspired the location for the “Showdown at House of Blue Leaves” fight scene in Kill Bill Vol 1. The atmosphere was abuzz with diners soaking in the surroundings and the welcome greeting from the staff every time a group was brought […]

Toriyoshi (Yakitori, Nishi-azabu)

TORIYOSHI is a great causal Yakitori place with delicious ingredients and still maintaining the artisan spirit.This place is a bit inconspicuous from the outside, it’s below ground and in one of the back streets of Nishi-Azabu. The best thing about Toriyoshi is it’s neither expensive or exclusive as it sounds. […]