Dining with Goats at Sakuragaoka Cafe, Shibuya

Animal cafes are all the rage in Tokyo these days. Cats, birds and even jellyfish grace restaurants citywide. But Sakuragoaka Cafe in Shibuya has them...

By Amanda Taylor
November 7, 2014 | Food & Drink

Light and Modern Italian Fare at Fiorentina, Roppongi Hills

After a 7 a.m. start in Tokyo, my partner and I settled on the idea of something easy, romantic, and Italian for dinner. Luckily, we...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
October 31, 2014 | Food & Drink

Brooklyn Parlor, Shinjuku

This atmospheric cafe in Shinjuku is so well loved that every time I've visited there's been a wait to get in. But if you have...

By Amanda Taylor
October 24, 2014 | Food & Drink

Omotesando Koffee House

Going for a coffee at Omotesando Koffee House is like experiencing a Japanese tea ceremony, only with coffee instead. But like at Japanese tea ceremonies...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
October 20, 2014 | Food & Drink

Cha Cha no Ma Tea Room, Harajuku

Tucked away on a lane behind the popular Cat Street shopping area in Harajuku is an enticing Japanese tea room called Cha Cha No Ma,...

By Joanna Pearce
October 13, 2014 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Matcha

“Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete.” These are the famous words...

By Luisa Heenan
October 7, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Cosme Kitchen Juicery, Daikanyama

Juicing is the latest food craze to hit Tokyo (along with the rest of the world), with juice and smoothie stands popping up all over...

By The Savvy Team
September 29, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Medusa Restaurant and Bar Lounge, Ebisu

Just steps from Ebisu station, Medusa Restaurant and Bar lounge is an elegant eatery dripping with luxurious décor, most notably the glowing tanks of jellyfish...

By Amanda Taylor
September 12, 2014 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Nukazuke

We can gain so much knowledge and inspiration from some of these amazing Japanese elders on their traditional diet and way of living. One excellent...

By Luisa Heenan
September 9, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Ladurée Salon de Té, Nihonbashi

After a spot of shopping in Tokyo’s Ginza district, I was lured into Ladurée to try some of the world’s most famous macaroons. Unfortunately and...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
September 8, 2014 | Food & Drink

Cupcake Delivery by Yumm Cupcakery

Tokyo has a reputation as something of a cupcake desert. There are a few go-to places to get your fix, but it takes some research...

By Amanda Taylor
September 1, 2014 | Food & Drink

The City Bakery, Hiroo

Maury Rubin, two-time Emmy Award-winning producer and director, took a six-day pastry course in 1986. This led to an obsession with pastry and, consequently, a...

By Megan Waters
August 25, 2014 | Food & Drink

Unusual Gourmet Burgers at Burger Mania

With white tiled walls, wood paneling, classic tiled flooring, and an open kitchen in the center, Burger Mania is a great place to while away...

By Megan Waters
August 22, 2014 | Food & Drink

Sunday Jam’s Mr. Men and Little Miss Cafe, Harajuku

Sunday Jam, the Hawaiian pancake house out of Zushi, is bringing you a blast from the past at its Harajuku branch with a Mr. Men...

By Amanda Taylor
August 18, 2014 | Food & Drink

Le Salon Jacques Borie, Shinjuku

No matter how deep our desires are to cultivate our taste buds, we travelers and expats know the feeling of wanting something familiar all too...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
August 11, 2014 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Natto

It has been dubbed the “Japanese Vegemite” due to its pungent odor and particular acquired taste. However, unlike my motherland’s breakfast favorite, Vegemite, natto deserves...

By Luisa Heenan
August 5, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

DIY Pancakes and More at Slappy Cakes, Shinjuku

Not quite had your fill of the pancake revolution that is currently sweeping Tokyo? Then Shinjuku-based do-it-yourself Slappy Cakes—known for “pancakes, drinks, and fun”— should...

By Megan Waters
August 4, 2014 | Food & Drink

Izakaya Vin, Shibuya

Say "izakaya" to a Tokyo local and he or she will conjure up thoughts of a great casual night out drinking and eating in a...

By Cheryl White
August 1, 2014 | Food & Drink