Rigoletto Bar and Grill, Roppongi Hills

Pretty much every restaurant, at every price point, has good and bad points. Rigoletto in Roppongi Hills does so much right and yet so much...

By Mia Moranza
February 28, 2014 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Carrot, Ginger & Miso Soup

With the chilly weather, I find myself craving warm and healthy soups to make sure I’m getting lots of vitamins and minerals to keep any...

By Luisa Heenan
February 24, 2014 | Food & Drink

Island Veggie, Hiroo

The acai berry craze that's sweeping the world has also hit Japan in a big way, with many smoothie joints and juice bars popping up...

By Mia Moranza
February 14, 2014 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Kabu no Soboroni

Japanese turnips, or kabu, are a very healthy vegetable with a wonderfully smooth texture. And since they happen to be in season now, it's the...

By Mari Nameshida
February 3, 2014 | Food & Drink

Nicolai Bergmann’s Aoyama Flagship

The large, modern Nicolai Bergmann complex in Minami Aoyama is the brand’s flagship store and showcases the very best in the popular florist's signature contemporary...

By Alisa Kerr
January 15, 2014 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Ristorante da Nino, Nogizaka

Antonino Lentini is sometimes described as the "Sicilian ambassador to Tokyo," demonstrating the high regard in which he is held by anyone who has had...

By Mia Moranza
January 13, 2014 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton is a traditional Japanese New Year's food (osechi) made from sweet potato and chestnuts. Each osechi dish has a symbolic meaning, and Japanese...

By Mari Nameshida
December 30, 2013 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Healthy White Christmas

This is a delicious, healthy version of White Christmas that is not only gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, but is filled with...

By Luisa Heenan
December 23, 2013 | Food & Drink

Bondi Cafe, Minami Azabu

While there is no shortage of great places to eat around Hiroo, when I am on the go with kids and a stroller, many are...

By Dinasha Cellura
December 20, 2013 | Food & Drink

Buying Natural and Organic Foods in Japan

More and more, our foods and personal products are becoming tainted with strange ingredients and preservatives, which are difficult to pronounce even in English. Throw...

By Luisa Heenan
December 17, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

This is one of the best go-to dinners. The ingredients are readily available in Japan, plus it's easy, healthy and most importantly, tasty! My husband...

By Luisa Heenan
December 16, 2013 | Food & Drink

Christmas Dinner in Tokyo

All across Tokyo, the holiday season is in full swing, with illuminations, Christmas trees and inflatable snowmen at every turn. If you’ll be spending Christmas...

By The Savvy Team
December 13, 2013 | Food & Drink

Chocolatier Erica, Shirokanedai

For a stretch of roughly 800 meters in Shirokanedai, Gaien-Nishi Dori is nicknamed Platinum Street, or Platina Dori, a charming avenue lined with gingko trees,...

By Dinasha Cellura
December 9, 2013 | Food & Drink

Robot Restaurant, Kabukicho

By now, pretty much everyone has heard of the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, but not necessarily everyone has seen the place firsthand. If you're one...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 29, 2013 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

The Mighty Avocado

It has been dubbed the world’s most perfect food. Rich, creamy, delicious and green, the humble avocado is a renowned super food that is as...

By Luisa Heenan
November 26, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Rotisserie Inn, Minami Azabu

When we were living in South America, one of our favorite takeout meals was roast chicken and potatoes. Always seasoned to perfection and cooked just...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 25, 2013 | Food & Drink

Andrée Rosier Chef Demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu

She is the first female chef to win the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), France’s most prestigious national prize, which she did at the age...

By The Savvy Team
November 18, 2013 | Food & Drink

Kaffir Lime, Omotesando

Omotesando, an area synonymous with high fashion brands and pricey European-style restaurants is not where one might expect to find an authentic, neighbourhood Thai restaurant....

By Mia Moranza
November 8, 2013 | Food & Drink