Food and Drink

Ramen Reimagined: Shibuya’s Due Italian Earns Michelin Acclaim with Italian Flair!

Standing out in the fiercely competitive Shibuya ramen scene is “Ramen Fromage Due Italian TOKYU PLAZA SHIBUYA” (hereinafter referred to as “Due Italian”), a shop that has caught the Michelin Guide’s attention for three consecutive years. Here you can experience a novel bowl that marries Italian flavors with traditional ramen. “らぁ麺生ハムフロマージュ グラン,” Special Topping Cheese Ramen 1,680 JPY (tax included)…

Shinjuku’s Paradise for Jumbo Fried Food and the “World’s Best Fried Oysters”: Wabu!

Established in 1972, “Sekai-ichi no Kaki fry to Sakana Wabu,” (referred to hereafter as “Wabu”) a popular restaurant in Shinjuku, is famous for its generous servings of kaki fry (deep-fried oysters) and other fried dishes. It’s known for having long lines during lunchtime, attracting many visitors every day. A super-sized portion! The “Fried Assortment Set Meal” at Wabu. Wabu offers…

Spark Your Appetite for Authentic Hiroshima Okonomiyaki at the Michelin-Rated DENKO-SEKKA in Shibuya

The renowned restaurant chain “DENKO-SEKKA” represents the best of Hiroshima’s okonomiyaki cuisine. For those unfamiliar, okonomiyaki is often described as a Japanese “savory pancake” filled with a variety of ingredients like meat, vegetables, and noodles. The dish is cooked on a griddle and served hot, often right in front of you. DENKO-SEKKA has the rare distinction of being the first…

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Kabukicho’s Craft Beer Boom Explodes With Delicious Flavor at Yona Yona Beer Works!

The craft beer manufacturing company, Yoho Brewing Co., Ltd., (referred to hereafter as Yoho Brewing) is often considered a pioneer of Japan’s craft beer boom. Cozily nestled in Shinjuku’s Kabukichō district is where you’ll find “YONA YONA BEER WORKS Kabukichōten” (referred to hereafter as “YONA YONA BEER WORKS”), which consistently offers around 10 different types of craft beers from Yoho…

Yamashita Honki Udon

Yamashita Honki Udon Offers 24/7 Authentic and Mouth-Watering Udon in Kabukicho

It’d be no exaggeration to call udon one of Japan’s national dishes. The country boasts numerous udon specialty shops, and “Yamashita Honki Udon Shinjuku Kabukichō” (hereafter referred to as “Yamashita Honki Udon”) is one of them. Located in Shinjuku’s Kabukichō district, Yamashita Honki Udon serves up udon with a strong emphasis on the broth and noodle texture, and it’s available…

Heavenly Wagyu Beef at Reasonable Prices: The Miracle of Shibuya’s Wagyū no Kamisama

In July 2022, the Dōgenzaka district of Shibuya, Tokyo, welcomed a divine new addition to its culinary scene: “Wagyū no Kamisama,” or ‘The God of Wagyu.’ This haven for beef aficionados offers an almost heavenly experience, where top-grade wagyu beef is not just a luxury, but a reasonably priced reality. Savor the divine “Diamond cut tongue”: beautiful and delicious! A…

Tuna To Your Heart’s Content: Shibuya’s OH! TORO KITCHEN Offers Sushi and Sashimi at Reasonable Prices

Situated in the busy district of Shibuya, Tokyo, “Fishmonger’s Kitchen OH! TORO KITCHEN Shibuya” (hereunder referred as “OH! TORO KITCHEN”) is a sanctuary for tuna lovers, offering a dining experience that brims with “surprises and delight.” Sourced directly from Yonekawa Fisheries, an esteemed tuna wholesaler boasting a rich history of over 85 years, the tuna at OH! TORO KITCHEN is…

A New Era of Sushi! Discover Sushi Like You’ve Never Had Before at Sushinjuku

Emblematic of Japanese cuisine, sushi has long been a popular gourmet option for international visitors to Japan. These days, a new and innovative era of sushi is emerging in Japan, reshaping its traditional image. One restaurant where you can get a taste for this “neo-sushi” is “Uogaku Mania Sushinjuku” (referred to hereafter as “Sushinjuku”), located in Shinjuku. “マグロまみれ,” Smothered in…

Dine on Premium Wagyu Hotpot by Yourself at MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu in Shinjuku!

Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu are classic Japanese hotpot dishes that have At “Hitori Shabu-shabu Nanadaime Matsugorou Shinjuku TOHO Building” (hereinafter referred to as “MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu”), you can really appreciate the true taste of meat at reasonable prices, which has been driving a lot of customers to its doors. “すき焼き,” Sukiyaki 2,948 JPY (tax included) MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu is…

All-Night Somen Shop Somenya-Ito Will Have You Slurping Your New Favorite Noodles in Shinjuku

When it comes to Japan’s iconic noodle dishes, it’s safe to say ramen, udon, and soba are in the spotlight. These are well-known worldwide, with eateries dedicated to them even outside Japan. However, Japan boasts quite a bit more when it comes to noodle cuisine. In particular, sōmen, often referred to as a “summer tradition,” is a noodle dish that’s…

Feast on Unique and Delicious Gyoza at a 24/7 Dumpling Heaven at Kakekomi Gyoza in Shinjuku

Gyoza dumplings are wildly popular in Japan, so you’ll find quite a lot of specialty shops dedicated to them. These beloved dumplings originated in China but have evolved uniquely in Japan, becoming incredibly popular. Gyoza are well-loved by locals and have also captivated foreign tourists in Japan. A gyoza and sake bar in Kabukichō that’s open 24/7 At “Shinjuku Kakekomi…

Experience Japanese Culture in Shibuya! Savor Authentic Matcha Sweets at KYOTO SARYO SUISEN

Matcha, a finely ground green tea, is more than just a drink in Japan—it’s a storied aspect of the country’s rich culture. Its velvety, complex flavor has won over enthusiasts around the globe. If you’re in Tokyo and craving an authentic matcha experience, look no further than “KYOTO SARYO SUISEN Shibuya PARCO” (hereunder referred to as “KYOTO SARYO SUISEN”). Situated…

Fried Half Chicken from Otaru: A Succulent Hokkaido Sensation at Naruto Kitchen in Shibuya

Imagine the bustling streets of Tokyo’s Shibuya district serving up the hearty flavors of Hokkaido. One dish, a local favorite originating from the coastal town of Otaru, is a true delight: wakadori no hanmiage (referred hereunder as hanmiage). Featuring half of a spring chicken that’s quickly deep-fried, it has crispy skin and juicy, succulent meat. “小樽名物 若鶏半身揚げ,” Otaru’s Famous Fried…