- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
With 5 addresses in Japan (4 of which are in Tokyo), El Torito is among the few Mexican chain restaurants in Japan. If you crave the spicy and tasty Mexican cuisine or want a taste of home, you should definitely try-out El Torito. Here is more on the popular joint.
There are plenty of maid cafes in Tokyo, but what about people who want male servers instead!? The answer to that is Swallowtail Butler Cafe in Ikebukuro. Read on to find out more!
Outback Steakhouse is a casual dining chain restaurant with branches in many countries including Japan! The place is Australian-themed but the company is from Tampa, Florida, and the food is closer to American cuisine. This place is quite popular with the Japanese and foreigners alike. Find out more about Outback Steakhouse by reading on.
Ikebukuro is one of the few areas in Japan with many immigrants. Thanks to its Muslim population, there are quite a few Halal restaurants. So if you are a Muslim tourist looking for delicious halal restaurants, Ikebukuro would be a good spot to explore. Here are 5 selected eateries you would probably love. They are great places to try regardless if you are on a halal diet or not!
There are many really nice coffee shops around the bustling Ikebukuro Station. Among them, you'll find authentic ones and more modern ones serving delicious sweets, light meals as well as high-grade coffees. If you're around the Ikebukuro station, here are 5 awesome cafes you should try!
You might have heard of cat or owl cafes in Tokyo, but have you ever heard of a penguin bar? If you haven't, you're not alone. The reason is that there is only one of them in Tokyo (or perhaps the world?). The bar called Pengin No Iru Bar is located in Ikebukuro. Here is more on this unique place!
Uokin is an amazing franchise specializing mainly in seafood. You'll get quality, freshness and a great atmosphere at a surprisingly affordable price! If you want to try an outstanding izakaya in Japan where you can have delicious seafood dishes and a great time, Uoki is the place for you to go!
There are a good many French-style bistros in Tokyo but few stand out as much as L'Amitie for authentic quality at a reasonable price. Here is more on this Takadanobaba French restaurant you should definitely try out!
Tokyo's famous Harajuku district, known primarily for it's eccentric fashion, has also become a popular spot for crepe lovers. Unlike the traditional French crepe, the sweet treat of Harajuku is served tightly wrapped filled with a variety of ingredients such as whipped cream, fruits and chunks of cake.
This is one of Japan's staple summer vegetables. The bitterness of the goya has a cooling effect, which is one of the reasons why Japanese love to eat it in the summer. It was originally mostly eaten in Okinawa, but know its popularity has spread to all of Japan, and because of its surprising nutritional value, its popularity is also spreading quickly around the world.