If you've ever been to Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, you should be no stranger to this type of lamb barbecue named after the famous mighty Mongolian warrior. Jingisukan is Hokkaido's soul food, loved by the people and an icon of the island's cuisine. If you're in Tokyo, lucky for you, you still can get a taste of northern Japan because there are over 150 restaurants offering it in the city! Here are some exceptionally good ones.
Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market on the planet, is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Tokyo. People from all over the world go to Tsukiji to see the popular early-morning tuna auction or simply stroll through the market area during the day. When you're there, the question naturally becomes: where should I go to eat some of the market's fine quality, fresh fish? Fish restaurants abound, but one place you should definitely check out is Tsunao, a reputable address serving fresh sushi and Donburi (bowl of rice covered in seafood)!
When chocolate meets meat, fireworks are created! There is a newly opened bistro in Nakameguro that serves cacao dishes that can be paired wonderfully well with wine. The atmosphere is perfect for hanging out with friends or going out on a date.
Just one little search on Instagram for fire ramen will bring up a plethora of slow-mo shots of this crazy-fire-themed ramen restaurant. Located in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto, put this on the must-do list next time you're here!
Asakusa is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and for Japanese people who want to get a feel of the olden times of their city! Interesting things to do there abound. Here's a guide of some of the essential things to do, see and eat in Asakusa!
Roppongi has its fare share of fancy and expensive restaurants, but fortunately, there are a good many affordable restaurants as well! If you're looking for sushi during lunchtime that's relatively cheap and doesn't compromise with taste, here are 5 places where you can have a satisfying meal for under 2,000 yen!
サーティーワン (Thirty-one) is what the Japanese call Baskin Robbins. Every year Baskin Robbins releases ice cream flavors for Halloween. Do not miss this year's new flavors!
Furaikyo is a popular ramen shop in Shinjuku where people often make a line to eat their rich, flavorful shio (salt) ramen. If you are a ramen lover, you need to give it a try!
Tokyo Station Buffet is an affordable, large-scale, all-you-can-eat restaurant conveniently located in a building right next to the Tokyo Station. It's a good option if you're really hungry and want to have many different kinds of Japanese foods. Western and Chinese dishes are also offered.
Vending machines are everywhere in Japan. It is hard to keep an eye away from them and to resist the temptation of pressing on buttons to get something. Canned coffees are handy and come in 185ml formats with prices ranging from 90-130 yen.
Have you ever seen this cute cream puffs before? You can get them at Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo!
Would you like to try the best Japanese restaurant in Shinjuku? Rokkasen was voted the best resto out of almost 8,000 in the neighborhood. Would you like to try it and see for yourself?
While you are in Osaka, there is a dish you MUST try, it is "okonomiyaki" also known as Japanese pancake. Out of the thousands of okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka, "Okonomiyaki Chitose" is one of the most popular restaurants with both locals and foreign visitors. Just give it a try, and you will have an amazing, authentic okonomiyaki experience in Osaka!
Sushi-making takes many years to master. It comes from a long tradition and is widely known as the quintessence of Japanese cuisine for the refinement of the presentation of the pieces. Contemporary Japanese artist Takayo Kiyota is now pushing the boundaries of sushi-making as an art form to another level by creating intricate maki sushi rolls drawing here ideas from pop culture and classical paintings! Here is more on this maki sushi artist.
Artnia Cafe is a video game inspired cafe in Shinjuku produces by Square Enix, which is popular for video games such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, etc. If you want to be surrounded by this fantasy world, you should stop by Artnia Cafe to feel the dream in real life. This cafe in Shinjuku is a must-try!
We'll take you on a quick tour of Monzen Nakacho where you'll meet friendly locals, awesome cafes, bars, and shops. All of this while on our way to the beautiful temple. Travelers in Japan who are looking for a more authentic trip in Tokyo that is off the beaten tracks, this is where you should visit.
Have you ever heard of "tarako pasta"? It is a very popular and common kind of pasta (spaghetti) in Japan. The sauce is made from cod roe (tarako) which actually goes very well with pasta noodles. "talatala・taracco" is specialized in this tarako pasta, offering over 30 variations to choose from!
There are thousands of ramen shops in Tokyo and each of them has their own specialty. Out of them, Gantetsu serves unique ramen which consists of tuna broth based soup, which is popular and worth trying!
Christon Cafe is a Church-themed restaurant in Tokyo you should definitely check out! As fall has slowly crept on us, Halloween slowly will too. And there is definitely no better place to celebrate it than here!
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.