Takagaki no Sushi is a newcomer to the Tokyo sushi scene, offering incredibly fresh, impeccable sushi served in a cozy and intimate setting (an old building from the Taisho era with just 6 counter seats). It's still unknown among tourists, but that's likely to change very soon!
Taiwan Cafe Zen serves an original drink: the butterfly pea tea. It serves all kinds of other colourful drinks too, and some popular local foods from Taiwan.
Kushikatsu is a local Osaka specialty and is one of the foods that every visitor absolutely has to try while in the city. There are many famous kushikatsu restaurants in Osaka, but none quite so fancy as 'Kushikatsu Bon,' which serves a fantastic omakase kushikatsu course worth dreaming about!
Ginza has quite a few high-end sushi options to choose from. One great option is a restaurant called 'Sushi Ginza Onodera,' which serves outstanding, flawless edomae-style sushi in a great atmosphere with excellent service. The restaurant's sister shop in LA actually was awarded 2 Michelin stars, so the quality is unquestionably good!
A Happy Pancake in Shinjuku Sanchome is a convenient place to try Japan's famous fluffy pancakes in central Tokyo. Here's what their famous pancakes look like.
These are 5 of the fanciest bowls of ramen in Tokyo, from beautifully arranged tsukemen to Ginza ramen with wagyu on the top. Enjoy!
What's the white and pink emoji? What is the swirl thing in ramen? What does it taste like? Why is it a ramen topping? Find out below!
If you're looking to get a good dose of fresh fruits and veggies in Shinjuku, then Mr. Farmer might be your best bet. They have lots of good vegan options too!
This advanced sashimi recipe has been developed over many years of trial and error. I have made it into a very simple set of instructions that most people should have no problem following. Good luck, and happy sashimi making!
There's a restaurant just 3 minutes away from Shibuya Station called 'Onisoba Fujiya ~Premium~' that sells a must-try bowl of lobster miso ramen. Definitely check it out next time you're in the area!
Both inside of Japan and around the world, one of the most popular types of ramen is called 'Hakata Ramen.' This article will talk about the origins of Hakata ramen and introduce the original Hakata ramen restaurant (it's still open)!
While visiting the mountain town of Karuizawa, there are a few local Nagano specialties that you have to eat! We'll introduce those below, along with some recommendations of restaurants to eat at!
Connected to Tokyo Station in the basement of the KITTE Marunouchi building is a ramen-lovers paradise; 5 famous and delicious ramen shops lining a hallway called 'Ramen Gekisenku,' which means 'Ramen Battleground' in Japanese! Looking for a phenomenal bowl of ramen near Tokyo Station? This is the place to go!
There's a seemingly normal udon restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo that serves a very unique bowl of curry udon with a most peculiar topping. It looks like whipped cream, but is it??
In Japan, there's a special brand of egg called 'Tsumande Goran' that has a yolk which can be picked up by pinching it with your fingers!
Shiawase no Pancake (A Happy Pancake) is a restaurant with locations throughout Japan that is famous for its super-fluffy pancakes. This style of pancake is unique to Japan, and is definitely worth trying while you're here!
Trying local foods is always one of the best parts of taking a trip to a new city. Tokyo is so huge that even individual neighborhoods have their own specialties! Yanaka Ginza is a retro Showa-era shopping street located near Nippori Station that is worth visiting for the atmosphere and, of course, the food!
Eating raw eggs is part of Japanese food culture, and tamago kake gohan is one of the simplest dishes that features a raw egg. Although people usually make tamago kake gohan at home, there is a restaurant called 'Kisaburo Nojo' that offers customers the opportunity to compare gourmet eggs as they eat this simplest of Japanese comfort foods!
Nair's Restaurant is an Indian restaurant of very long-standing in Ginza. It's famous in Tokyo for being the first to offer authentic curry. We went to try out their super famous Murgi Lunch. Here's all you need to know about it and the restaurant.
One of the simplest Japanese comfort foods is called 'tamago kake gohan' (卵かけご飯）and consists of a raw egg cracked over a bowl of white rice. Eating raw eggs might seem strange to some, but it's actually safe to do in Japan (see below for details).