If you've never heard of Tsuta, you owe yourself five minutes to find out now. Having gained the first ever Michelin star to the ramen world, Chef and owner, Yuki Onishi, has taken Japanese soba noodles to the next level, nay "enlightenment." Eat before you read this 'cos it will make you hungry!
The best spots for gyoza in Tokyo! Gyoza are Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings, aka juicy little pockets of goodness that are sometimes too good to stop eating! Found all throughout Japan, they usually accompany a bowl of ramen or served along side dishes at Chinese restaurants. If you're going to get gyoza in Tokyo make sure you hit these top 5 gyoza restaurants!
Here are eight amazing places to get kushikatsu and kushiage in Tokyo! Nothing better than eating a crunchy breaded piece of meat on a stick! Kushiage and Kushikatsu is a popular pub-style Japanese dish that can only be described as crunchy deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. Kinda like tempura on a stick but dipped in a sweet and salty sauce! Particularly popular with city workers and students, these restaurants are great for food and drinks after a long days work!
Himeji Castle is one of Japan's most loved castles! Located in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, the castle has a network of 83 buildings and was designed to resemble a a bird taking flight due to it's white exterior. Himeji Castle is a fantastic destination to visit with plenty of charm in the surrounding areas! Here's my top 5 recommended places to grab a bite to eat when in the area!
Ranked 20th in the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2011, Ryugin has a lot of accomplishments. It has three Michelin stars amongst other awards. Renowned Japanese chef Seiji Yamamoto wows his guests with a special fusion cuisine in downtown Roppongi, Tokyo. Come for an incredible food journey.
This cosy French Asian fusion restaurant in trendy Akasaka, Tokyo brings a delightful double act to diners. Combining traditional Japanese hospitality with complex French and Japanese cuisine this is a restaurant to experience when you come to Tokyo.
Nozawa Onsen is a small village in the Northern part of Nagano prefecture, Japan. If you've ever been to Japan in the winter or planning a trip here you might have come across the name, but for most it's been a pretty well-kept secret for decades! Come an enjoy traditional Japanese charm, mountain culture, and the healing hot springs in Nozawa Onsen!
Toot! Toot! Japan isn't short of interestingly-themed restaurants! Just a little wander around the backstreets of popular tourist spots you'll find some pretty eye-opening restaurant signs. Testudo Izakaya (Railroad bar) Little TGV combines a maid cafe with a railway theme. All aboard!
You may have heard of this crazy thing you need to do in order to become a man in Japan... the Wanko Soba Challenge! Here you need to eat as many soba noodle bowls as you possibly can. WARNING! Males must eat at least 100 bowls to become a man, or so the story goes! You up for the challenge?