Tokyo’s Top Five Cafes for Book Lovers

Sometimes nothing can replace the luxury of spending an afternoon in the company of a good book and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Luckily,...

By Alexandra Homma
December 28, 2015 | Food & Drink

Healthy Food and Free Play at Organic Cafe Lulu

Located just a three-minute walk from Kiba station on the Tozai line, Organic Cafe Lulu is what the Japanese call an "oyako" cafe, meaning it...

By Harumi Gondo
December 24, 2015 | Families, Food & Drink

Le Pain Quotidien: A Taste of Belgium in Tokyo

On the first floor of Tokyo's Opera City is a delightful classy establishment perfect for those wanting to eat something light before or after concerts...

By Bonnie Waycott
December 21, 2015 | Food & Drink

Dars Goes Posh with Omotesando Pop-Up Shop

You know those little bite-sized Dars chocolates that are sold at practically every convenience store and supermarket in the country? Well, they now have some...

By The Savvy Team
December 14, 2015 | Food & Drink

Ruby Jack’s, Roppongi: Not Just Another Steakhouse

It is hardly a challenge to find a restaurant in Tokyo that will serve you a steak. But getting a good steak (or another cut...

By Kelly Wetherille
December 11, 2015 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Sesame

Sesame seeds have a long history, with research tracing their use dating back to almost 3000BC. Although they are thought to have originated in India,...

By Luisa Heenan
November 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Vegetarian Night at Crayon House

Tucked away neatly amongst the side streets of ultra-hip Omotesando is a humble organic gem that is sure to satisfy those wanting to snuggle closer...

By Juliette Olah
November 13, 2015 | Food & Drink

Charcoal Grill and a View of Tokyo Tower at Steak House Xex

On the top floor of Atago Green Hills Mori Tower, over 180 meters skyward, the dining facilities at Xex make a fantastic destination for those...

By Alexandra Homma
November 6, 2015 | Food & Drink

A French Afternoon Tea Fit for Gustave Eiffel

Afternoon tea is a very civilized ritual which has been almost forgotten in our busy world. Fortunately, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Roppongi has resurrected...

By Cheryl White
October 12, 2015 | Food & Drink

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Sky Restaurant 634: One of Tokyo’s Best-Kept Secrets

Even though it opened over three years ago and immediately shot to the top of most tourists' must-visit lists when coming to Japan, I only...

By Kelly Wetherille
September 25, 2015 | Food & Drink

An Elegant Gourmet Experience at Chez Taka, Higashi Azabu

If I had to describe my food experience at Chez Taka in just two words, it would be elegantly sumptuous. Nestled in the quiet neighborhood...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 11, 2015 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Konjac

Konjac root has long been included in many Japanese weight loss diets for its near-zero calorie content and high fiber, so it’s no wonder that...

By Luisa Heenan
August 31, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Brazilian Barbecue at Tokyo’s Barbacoa

Summer, of course, is the perfect time of year for barbecuing, and yet somehow the image of myself melting under the scorching heat coming from...

By Jody Pang
August 24, 2015 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Top Five Wifi Cafes

Sometimes working at home is just way too distracting. Maybe you need to go for a jog first, or clean the kitchen? If you're like...

By Bonnie Waycott
August 17, 2015 | Food & Drink

Barbies and Beer in Shimbashi

No, I'm not talking about Barbie dolls drinking beer in Shimbashi. But right in the middle of one of Tokyo's busiest business areas, a barbecue—"barbie"...

By Jody Pang
August 14, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Sumashi Jiru

This light Japanese vegetarian soup was originally intended to be served hot, but it is equally satisfying cold, especially during summer when most people can't...

By Mariko Nakamura
August 10, 2015 | Food & Drink

Healthy Recipes to Cool You Down

It’s that time of year again, the sweltering heat of August! With the temperatures soaring, it may be tempting to try and survive on ice...

By Luisa Heenan
August 7, 2015 | Food & Drink