Food and Drink

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Tokyo’s #Hirokiya Roppongi: Where Wagyu Raw Beef Tartare and Yakiniku Steal the Social Media Spotlight

Nestled in the heart of the busy Roppongi area of Tokyo, “#Hirokiya Roppongi” has become a culinary destination for its exceptional Yukhoe-style raw beef tartare and yakiniku. You can enjoy their fresh raw beef tartare with confidence, thanks to the restaurant’s official authorization to serve raw meat. “#飲めるユッケ丼(Lサイズ),” #Melt-in-Your-Mouth Raw Beef Tartare Rice Bowl (Large size) 2,500 JPY (tax included)…

Savoring Signature Tsukemen and Duck Ramen at Tokyo’s Popular Noodle Shop Kamosoba Tajima

In the fiercely competitive ramen scene in the busy Roppongi neighborhood of Tokyo, there are numerous ramen shops lining the streets. “Kamosoba Tajima,” known for its duck ramen, stands out as one of the more popular establishments. Adjacent to the restaurant, there’s a hotel, attracting not just Japanese customers but also many tourists from overseas. “特製鴨そば,” Ramen with special toppings…

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Why a Solo Yakiniku Restaurant Is Tokyo’s Newest Hidden Gem for Wagyu Lovers

“Yakiniku Yamawarau Omotesandou” (hereinafter referred to as “Yakiniku Yamawarau”) is a a restaurant in the Omotesandō area of Tokyo. There you can enjoy carefully selected wagyu as yakiniku, Japanese grilled meat cuisine. You can really savor and appreciate why wagyu is loved around the world through lunch sets and creative dishes. The fact that you can grill it yourself makes…

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Wine and Dine on 100% Authentic Soba Right Next to Ueno Station!

Located just nearby Ueno Station is “Kinojiya.” Kinojiya is a restaurant where you can enjoy jūwari soba, which is soba made with 100% buckwheat flour noodles. During lunchtime, the popular restaurant is consistently crowded, and for good reason. At Kinojiya, you can enjoy authentic juwari soba for a reasonable price. The restaurant offers a variety of creative items on their…

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Tokyo’s Steak Haven: Discover the Meaty Magic of GRALIC Steakhouse in Roppongi

Steak is enjoyed all over the world. At “GRALIC” in Tokyo’s cosmopolitan Roppongi neighborhood, the concept is “Awesome Japanese Style Steak,” offering an appealing take on this international favorite. Enjoy the signature “Gralic Steak” with Japanese-style sauces “Gralic Steak,” the restaurant’s signature dish, uses high-quality American beef for a steak that’s both tender and juicy. The aroma of garlic butter…

A Fusion of Traditional and Innovative Japanese Sweets Awaits at TORAYA AN STAND SHINJUKU

“TORAYA AN STAND” is a café specializing in the sweet bean paste known in Japanese as anko or an, and as of November 2023, it has four locations in Tokyo and Kanagawa. The café was created by the renowned traditional Japanese confectionery Toraya, and offers a smooth-textured “An Paste” made from Toraya’s signature sweet bean paste. At TORAYA AN STAND,…

Get a Taste of Japan’s Long-Beloved Western Cuisine at Sandaime Taimeiken Right in Ueno Station

In Japan, Western-style dishes known as yōshoku are just as popular as Japanese cuisine. Yoshoku essentially refers to a category of Japanese cuisine that is influenced by Western-cooking and recipes. One of the signature dishes of yoshoku is omelette-topped rice, known as omurice, and it’s started to attract more international visitors to the country with the appeal of a “new…

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“Fuuki Noodle Factory Roppongi”: A Tokyo Ramen Shop Open Until Morning, Serving Everything from Tsukemen to Jiro-style Ramen

The Fuuki Seimenjo noodle company in Kumamoto, with a history of over 50 years, has been crafting over 30 varieties of noodles, including ramen and udon. While the company has continued its tradition of noodle-making since its establishment, it entered a new phase in its history when it opened a ramen shop in Kumamoto in 2021. Two years later, the…

Exquisite Sushi and Rice Bowls Served Right in Ueno Station! Maguro Ichidai Is the Place to Be for Tuna Lovers in Tokyo

Ueno is a thriving area of Tokyo and popular with tourists. “Tsukiji Uogashi Maguro Ichidai ecute Ueno” (hereinafter referred to as “Maguro Ichidai”) is a restaurant located right in Ueno Station. It offers sushi and bowls using tuna, making it a highly recommended place, especially for foreign visitors exploring Tokyo. Enjoy all the popular cuts of tuna in one bowl!…

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A Must-Visit Tokyo Restaurant for Sea Urchin Lovers: Exquisite Seafood at #uni Seafood

Situated in Roppongi, Tokyo, “#uni Seafood” is renowned for its seafood dishes, particularly those featuring uni (Japanese for “sea urchin”) and oysters, sourced directly from suppliers and offered at reasonable prices. Irresistibly rich! “Fresh Sea Urchin Cream Spaghetti” One of the restaurant’s signature dishes, the “Fresh Sea Urchin Cream Spaghetti,” is a striking pasta generously topped with sea urchin. “生ウニのクリームパスタ,”…

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Delicious Tsukemen in Ueno, Tokyo: Will Have You Thinking About Japanese Noodles in an All New Way!

Opened in October 2023, “Aidaya,” a restaurant specializing in tsukemen, has quickly become a popular spot in Ueno drawing long lines of customers. Thanks to posts from overseas influencers, the number of visits from international tourists has also increased. Savor two different broths with your tsukemen Tsukemen is a style of ramen where the broth and noodles are served separately….

ROPPONGI TSUNAGU: Tokyo’s Haven for Gourmet Ramen, Morning to Midnight

In June 2023, “ROPPONGI TSUNAGU,” a new ramen shop, opened for business in Tokyo’s bustling entertainment district of Roppongi. Since then, it has been gaining popularity for its ramen dishes, especially the ones with a seafood broth base. “はまぐりと魚介の塩らーめん(Wはまぐり),” Shellfish and seafood ramen (double shellfish) 1,600 JPY (tax included) Packed with seafood umami! “Shellfish and seafood ramen” The signature dish…

Indulge in the Traditional Japanese Sweet Ohagi, Matcha-Infused Drinks, and Other Delights at MATSUNARI in Tokyo

A beloved Japanese sweet, ohagi is made with sticky mochi rice coated with sweet bean paste or kinako (roasted soybean flour). Although it’s a traditional dessert, it has been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance since around 2020. It is gaining popularity, especially among those who love sweets, and specialty stores have been popping up all over Japan. Located in Roppongi…

Draft Beer From a Can?! The Asahi Super Dry Nama Jokki Can From Asahi Breweries Delivers the Taste of Delicious Japanese Beer Straight From the Tap!

When traveling in Japan, one of the best treats a beer lover can enjoy is the cold, refreshing taste of one straight from the tap. Referred to as nama, meaning “fresh” in Japanese, a draft beer can be a rewarding finish to a long day of sightseeing or a tasty companion to any of the country’s many culinary delights. In…

Kokappou Ohashi Roppongi: Tokyo’s Premier Spot for Authentic Wagyu Sukiyaki and Rice

Japanese cuisine, recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, embodies Japan’s traditional food culture. Nestled in Roppongi Hills, “Kokappou Ohashi Roppongi” is a renowned Japanese restaurant. Here, they serve fluffy rice cooked in a broad-brimmed hagama pot alongside seasonal fish and meat dishes. “大沼牛と車麩のすき焼き鍋御膳,” Sukiyaki (Beef and Wheat gluten cake) and Rice Set 1,990 JPY (tax included) Kokappou Ohashi’s…