- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
Ginza is filled with excellent restaurants serving every kind of Japanese food imaginable, so it can be difficult to decide what to eat. Instead of reading through pages of information, just browse through these photos until you see something that looks good and click 'More Info' to get the details.
Kabukicho is probably the most famous nightlife spot in Tokyo, if not all of Japan. In the midst of all the bars, clubs, and other...establishments, there are some fantastic places to get an insanely delicious bite to eat, even if it's well past midnight. Here are 5 such places!
Toriki is one of just a handful of yakitori restaurants in Tokyo to have earned a Michelin Star, quite a feat for a place specializing in cuisine as seemingly simple as grilled chicken skewers. Yakitori is typically consumed as a cheap accompaniment to drinks at an izakaya, but here it's taken to the next level.
'Tateo Namikaze' is a ramen shop near Tokyo's Nishi Waseda Station that serves one of the heaviest bowls of ramen in the city, with a thick miso soup laced with pork fat and piled with chunks of deep-fried pork. You might regret it when you're finished, but it's definitely worth trying at least once!
Tokyo has three Michelin 3-Star sushi restaurants. Sukiyabashi Jiro is unquestionably the most famous, thanks to the movie 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' but how does his sushi compare to the other 3-star restaurants?
Osaka's a big city filled with awesome food. Much of the best food that the city has to offer is delicious, but a bit less refined. 'Terada,' a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant is different, however, offering both delicious food and refinement. If you're seeking a traditional and delicious meal in Osaka, this is one place you definitely want to consider.
Asakusa is an old Tokyo neighborhood that is filled with great restaurants. If you're looking to save some yen while eating a completely delicious meal, check out this list of our recommendations. The genre of food is included in the title. Enjoy!
In the midst of the great tapioca craze of 2019, Fuji Soba, a chain soba restaurant began offering a 'Tapioca Tsukedon' (pickled tapioca rice bowl) which has been creating a bit of a stir on SNS. Check it out:
In June of 2019, a parfait-specialty store called 'Momobukuro' opened in Tokyo's Ikebukuro. The most popular item here is an intricate sunflower-themed parfait that is both beautiful and delicious. Luckily, the store is open until midnight or later, which makes it the perfect place to get a midnight snack after a night of play in Ikebukuro.
Kobe Beef is famous around the world for its quality and is the most expensive of all wagyu (Japanese beef). To be certified as 'Kobe Beef,' the cattle must meet stringent standards and be raised within Hyogo Prefecture (where Kobe is). If you're looking for a delicious kobe beef meal right at the source in Kobe, look no further than 'Kobe Gyu Takakura.'