San Francisco Peaks, Harajuku

I love small, independent, backstreet joints, so I was happy to stumble upon this one right in Harajuku. One of the really special talents in...

By Lauren Shannon
April 29, 2016 | Food & Drink

Café Cent Trente Neuf: Shibuya’s Cozy French Kitchen

Often when I'm in Shibuya, I find myself looking for somewhere to get away from all the crowds, so it's always a pleasure to discover...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 25, 2016 | Food & Drink

Aux Bacchanales: A Magic Formula for Modern French Cuisine

Facing Shimizudani Park near Akasaka Mitsuke and Nagatacho stations is a stylish brasserie filled with French esprit. Tokyo's French dining becomes extra special at Aux...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 15, 2016 | Food & Drink

Delicious Modern Greek Food at The Apollo, Ginza

After falling in love with Greek food during a family trip around the Mediterranean several years ago, I have been trying to find those same...

By Kelly Wetherille
April 4, 2016 | Food & Drink

The Lockup: Terrifying Tokyo Dining

Tokyo has plenty of themed restaurants, covering topics from Alice in Wonderland to ninjas and robots. But perhaps one of the most unique and genuinely...

By Harumi Gondo
March 25, 2016 | Food & Drink

Five of Tokyo’s Cutest Character Cafes

Cute characters can be found pretty much anywhere around Japan and there's definitely no shortage of them making their way onto our plates in dishes...

By Mary Zacharopoulos
March 7, 2016 | Food & Drink

Tantanmen Gomaru: Ramen for Women

Up until a few years ago, ramen—the high-calorie, late-night noodle bowl or quick lunch choice mostly favored by Japan's salarymen—would not normally be associated with...

By Alexandra Homma
February 26, 2016 | Food & Drink

Japanese Style Homemade Vegetable Stock

Stocks and broths are a bit of an enigma in that they are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, and yet most people don't realize...

By Kelly Wetherille
February 19, 2016 | Food & Drink

Daikanyama’s Mottainai Farm Radice Tackles Japan’s Food Waste

Japan is often admired for its exquisite presentation of food, which is achieved with a notoriously meticulous perfectionism and style. Whether it’s sushi, sweets, fruit,...

By Alexandra Homma
February 12, 2016 | Food & Drink

Manage Your Weight and Promote Health with Oolong Tea

Despite all the advertisements for pills and potions in Japan citing strange sounding ingredients for weight loss, it is not often that I am intrigued...

By Luisa Heenan
February 9, 2016 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Bombay Bazar, Daikanyama: Not Just Organic Curry

Like many Tokyo areas, the hip and trendy Daikanyama neighborhood—located between Ebisu and Shibuya—is a hotspot not only for shopping, but also for eclectic cafes...

By Linda Haberberger
February 1, 2016 | Food & Drink

L’Occitane Cafe, Shibuya: An Organic Treat for the Senses

Standing at the scramble crosswalk outside Shibuya station, it's easy to feel at the center of the earth, as thousands of people pass you by...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 25, 2016 | Food & Drink

French Style Dining at Brasserie Le Duc, Roppongi

Located in the heart of Roppongi just next to Roppongi Hills, Brasserie Le Duc is hard to miss. Its concept is informal yet elegant and...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 18, 2016 | Food & Drink

Veg Out in Eat More Greens, Azabu Juban

For vegans or vegetarians, the prospect of finding anything to eat in Tokyo can be daunting, considering Japan is a country where vegetarianism is still...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 11, 2016 | Food & Drink

Escape the Shibuya Crowds at Royal Garden Cafe

On the second floor of the Hotel Unizo near Shibuya's Tokyu Hands is a stylish, spacious establishment that's sure to satisfy vegans, vegetarians and meat...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 4, 2016 | Food & Drink

Celebrate New Year’s in Japan Like a Local

Every New Year season in Japan, you will hear people say “akemashite omedeto gozaimasu” (明けましておめでとうございます, literally, opening congratulations). It’s a mouthful to say, but thankfully...

By Ai Faithy Perez
December 30, 2015 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle