Food and Drink

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Divine Sea Bream Ramen in Ueno: Discover Tokyo’s Rare Ramen Delicacy

Japanese ramen can be categorized into various types based on factors such as the flavor and characteristics of the soup, the region where it’s commonly eaten, and more. One of these many ramen types is known as tanrei-kei ramen. Tanrei-kei ramen is characterized by a refreshing aftertaste and a clear, transparent broth. A particularly notable representative of the tanrei-kei style…

Discover Delectable Japanese Matcha Sweets in Tokyo Right Next to Shinjuku Station

Lumine EST Shinjuku, a shopping mall directly connected to Shinjuku Station, houses numerous dining establishments. Among them, “Ochobohan” is one that stands out with its abundant selection of sweets with a focus on matcha! Signature dishes at Ochobohan are all about matcha Matcha used at Ochobohan is sourced from “Fujii Chaen,” a tea plantation in the renowned matcha-producing region of…

Savor Japan’s Finest Wagyu as Shabu-Shabu at Kagoshima Karen in Ginza, Tokyo!

Japan’s wagyū (beef sourced from specific Japanese cattle breeds), now globally renowned, comes in various brands, each offering distinct flavors and aromas. Among them, one highly recommended brand is “Kagoshima Kuroushi” from Kagoshima Prefecture. This brand has achieved the title of Japan’s best in competitions where wagyu from all across the country is evaluated. Its meat quality, texture, and the…

The Ultimate Tonkatsu Feast in Roppongi, Tokyo, Butagumi Shokudou Is A Favorite Among International Diners

Spanning oceans and captivating diners of all nationalities, Japan’s tonkatsu is a culinary marvel. In Japan’s more renowned tonkatsu eateries, it’s not uncommon for the majority of patrons to be international travelers, united in their fascination with this crispy, deep-fried pork cutlet. Among these, “Butagumi Shokudou,” nestled in the cosmopolitan Roppongi district of Tokyo, emerges as a standout destination, earning…

Savor a Tokyo Izakaya Experience at Torifuku in Ueno with Delicious Yakitori Cuisine

In Japan, casual dining establishments with the purpose of enjoying food while drinking are known as izakaya. When it comes to classic dishes enjoyed at izakaya, yakitori, grilled chicken skewers, take the spotlight. For overseas visitors who want to get a full-on Japanese izakaya experience, one restaurant we would like to recommend is “Ueno Torifuku (referred to hereafter as “Torifuku”).”…

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Dine on Delicious Hokkaido Sushi and Tempura Without Leaving Tokyo at Sushiyama in Shinjuku!

Hokkaido is considered one of Japan’s major treasure troves of food. It offers a bounty of delicious meats, vegetables, and fish. Located in Shinjuku, “Hokkai-sushi to Tempura Sushiyama Shinjuku” (hereinafter referred to as “Sushiyama”) is a restaurant that primarily uses those delicious ingredients from Hokkaido. The restaurant’s theme is what they call a “Day Trip Hokkaido Experience,” allowing customers to…

Japanese Yakiniku Nikugen Roppongi in Tokyo: Exquisite Wet-Aged Beef Yakiniku and Wine Pairings with Heartfelt Care

Immerse yourself in the refined flavors of yakiniku (Japanese grilled meat cuisine) paired with sommelier-selected wines at “Japanese Yakiniku Nikugen Roppongi” (hereunder referred to as “Nikugen Roppongi.”) At this popular Tokyo establishment, the spotlight shines on Black Angus beef, wet-aged for over 30 days to unlock the true essence of its taste. Prepared by a grillmaster before your eyes: “Specialty…

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Japan’s Best Wagyu Is Ready for You to Grill and Devour at Beef Professional in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Renowned worldwide, wagyū (beef from Japanese cattle breeds) is highly esteemed for its quality. In Japan, every five years, there is a wagyu competition known as the “Wagyu Olympics.” In it, the highest award was recently given to “Kagoshima Kuroushi.” One place you can savor this award-winning type of wagyu is at the restaurant chain “Beef Professional,” which has multiple…

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Feast on Fresh Sashimi and Rare Tuna Katsu at Imagawa Shokudo in Shinjuku, Tokyo!

When it comes to fish cuisine representative of Japan, for many people overseas, sashimi would have to come to mind. Located in Nishi-Shinjuku, “Imagawa Shokudō Nishi-Shinjuku” (hereinafter referred to as “Imagawa Shokudo”) offers not only sashimi but also an array of seafood dishes prepared through methods such as searing and frying. Imagawa Shokudo’s “Sesame & mackerel Donburi” is a dish…

Enchanting Shinjuku Restaurant Serves Some of Tokyo’s Most Gorgeous Sushi and Cuisine

In Shinjuku, Tokyo, there’s a restaurant that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a different world upon entering. That restaurant’s name is “Nanairo Temariuta Shinjuku” (referred to hereafter as “Nanairo Temariuta”). Once you ride the elevator up to the 5th floor of the building, the first thing you’ll notice in in the restaurant are massive spheres. Nanairo Temariuta’s interior…

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Legendary Tsukemen Noodles in Ueno Are a Tokyo Delicacy Worth the Wait

“Rokurinsha” is a well-known name among ramen enthusiasts in Japan. With five locations in Tokyo, the popular restaurant often has customers lining up out the door. Such popularity can be attributed to its rich broths made from ingredients like pork and chicken bones. “特製つけめん,” Special Dip noodles 1,150 JPY (tax included) Rokurinsha’s richly flavored broth captivates the crowd The Ueno…

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Tokyo’s Authentic Matcha Cafe Delivers Delicious Traditional Sweets and Tea Ceremony-Level Preparation!

In Japan, Kyoto is often strongly considered to be the home of matcha. However, if you’re thinking “you can’t get your hands on authentic matcha unless you visit Kyoto,” you would be quite mistaken! “Hibiya Hayashiyashinbē” (hereafter referred to as “Hayashiyashinbe”), is a place in Tokyo where you can savor genuine matcha. Drink in authentic matcha at Hayashiyashinbe The perception…

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Feast on Fresh Sushi, Seafood Bowls, and Grilled Dishes at Tsukiji Sushikuro Ginza Inns in Tokyo

Oishī itadakimashita! At sushi restaurant “Tsukiji Sushikuro Ginza Inns” (hereunder referred to as “Tsukiji Sushikuro”), chefs enthusiastically exclaim this phrase, literally meaning “we’ve received a ‘delicious,’” every time a diner praises the food. This lively interaction is a staple of the culinary experience here. Following the success of its Yokohama Joinus branch, the restaurant opened for business at this location…

KIZUNA SUSHI AKIHABARA

Akihabara’s All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Banquet Will Have You Feasting on 100 Types of Sushi for an Awesome Deal!

Many foreign tourists visiting Japan often come just to sample Japanese cuisine, especially sushi. “Kizuna Sushi,” a restaurant where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi, is perfect for those looking to explore unique and unusual sushi toppings not commonly found abroad. All-you-can-eat tuna, sea urchin, and other premium sushi! At Kizuna Sushi, which has branches in Tokyo’s Akihabara and Shinjuku, you…

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Hamburger Steak Shop in Tokyo, Akihabara’s 100% Beef Patties Show Why It’s a Japanese Delicacy

Hambāgu, or hamburger steaks, are incredibly popular in Japan. These succulent hamburger patties have undergone a somewhat unique evolution of their own in Japan, making them stand out compared to their overseas counterparts. “Steak and Japanese beef Matsuya Seinikuten” (hereunder referred to as “Matsuya Seinikuten”) is a hamburger steak restaurant that offers the perfect place to enjoy the distinctive Japanese…