- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
From among the thousands and thousands of ramen restaurants around Japan, just four have earned the special honor of a Michelin Star. In case you're curious, we've introduced those four shops below!
Comma, Coffee is a popular sweets cafe located near West Tokyo's Hibarigaoka Station. Among the vairous sweet and delicious treats that the shop serves, the 'Castella Pancake' stands out as one of the most unique and scrumptious treats. We gave it a try!
Hokkaido is known for having some of the best seafood in Japan. If you're planning a trip to the northern island and wondering where to go for the best sushi, look no further than this guide to our top 5 sushi picks!
Ishibashi is an unagi (eel) restaurant with a Michelin star and a long, storied history in the middle of Tokyo. The restaurant is in a beautiful building that was rebuilt after the war using pieces of the original Meiji-era building that was burnt down. This is an amazing option for those looking to try some of the best unagi in Tokyo in a beautiful setting.
Tenyu 点邑 is a world-class tempura restaurant inside one of Kyoto's finest ryokan (traditional hotels) that is delicious enough to have earned a Michelin Star! Despite the beautiful location and top-notch food, the prices are quite affordable, especially for those visiting at lunchtime. Don't miss a chance to try this exquisite tempura next time you visit Kyoto!
Sushi Matsumoto is a top-tier sushi restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo that was recently awarded a prestigious Michelin star. The chef is a veteran with experience at some of Tokyo's most prestigious sushi restaurants who now serves some unforgettable dishes at his own restaurant.
Kichisen is one of just seven restaurants in Kyoto to have earned 3 Michelin Stars. The restaurant serves an extravagant and visually stunning Kyokaiseki course. For those seeking to experience the very best of Kyoto's cuisine, Kichisen is about as good as it gets.
Kaneido (甘栄堂) is a tiny local takoyaki shop in north Osaka that has the cheapest takoyaki in all of Japan! If you're planning to do a takoyaki tour of the city, this place deserves a stop!
Hayakawa is undeniably one of Tokyo's coolest sushi restaurants. The small shop is literally hidden away behind an unmarked door on the 5th floor of a seemingly typical building in Ebisu. Despite the secrecy, Hayakawa has made quite a name for himself, and customers flock from around the world for a chance to eat the truly outstanding sushi he serves.
Located in the middle of Sapporo, 'Katsukani no Hanasaki'(活カニの花咲) is an outstanding restaurant that should be on every crab lover's bucket list! A true crab master, the chef prepares the live crab right in front of customers in a variety of ways, based on which part of the crab is being used.