All posts tagged "restaurant"

  • Say Cheese…

    Cheese Table announces the opening of three designer style cafes : Shibuya on Feb 1st, Shinjuku on Feb 8, and  Ikebukuro on Feb 15. For three consecutive weeks, all three restaurants’ focus will be on artisanal cheese...

    • Posted January 27, 2018
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  • Review: The Counter Custom Burgers

    Last week, my family and I had the opportunity to visit The Counter Custom Burgers,  an L.A. style hamburger joint in front of the Tokyo Midtown. It opened a few months ago with a strong pitch:  CUSTOMIZED...

    • Posted December 12, 2017
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  • We ate a giant parfait in Tokyo

    How far would you travel to eat a giant parfait in Tokyo?  20 kms?  30?  Distance is not a problem for my ice cream-crazy family. But thanks to a friend’s tip, we didn’t have to go too...

    • Posted October 8, 2017
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  • Where to find French fries stalls in Tokyo

    Months after Canada’s favorite Robson Fries opened its Shimokitazawa store in June 2013, French fry purveyor And the Friet set up shop  in expat-friendly Hiroo.  Newcomers Pommes Prost in Shibuya and Turkish-run Kebab Box J in Harajuku...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Alexander’s Steak House, California’s upscale restaurant opens in November

    Tokyo is a foodie’s happy place for its high quality food and craftsmanship. Recently, there is a growing trend for foreign restaurateurs and food companies to expand to Tokyo despite its highly sophisticated market. Licensing deals with...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • A gourmet store for nuts

    Every now and again, you find a little gem of a place where you don’t expect. Groovy Nuts, the first-of-a kind gourmet store tucked in the streets of Daikanyama, sells a range of flavored nuts (by the...

    • Posted July 19, 2016
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  • Eggcellent, the restaurant that eggs built

    Behind the Emporio Armani shop on the first floor of Roppongi Hills’ Hollywood building is a casual brunch nook that is more than just suitable for a family dining experience. The restaurant is called Eggcellent – for...

    • Posted July 19, 2016
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  • Tokyo eggs-perience – The best Eggs Benedict in Tokyo

    If you are on the hunt for a delicious Eggs Benedict in Tokyo, you are in the right place. Tokyo has a plethora of restaurants that serve high quality international cuisine.

    • Posted May 1, 2016
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  • Redefining Fried Food at Kushi Tanaka in Kyoto

    by Caroline Taft While planning my recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, I came across the New York Times article “36 Hours in Kyoto” and was mildly intrigued by the recommended deep-fried skewer restaurant on a dead-end lane. Expecting an hole-in-the-wall...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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  • A restaurant with no knives and no forks

    When Kojima Yoshio, president of Meal Works, had dinner at Dancing Crab restaurant in Singapore, he was smitten by the charm of eating crabs with bare hands, he decided to open a franchise in Tokyo. Up until...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Plant-based ice cream: No sugar, no milk, no soy

    Kippy’s Ice Cream from Venice, California launched its first two organic ice cream shops in Tokyo and Kyoto on October 16, 2015. No, Kippy’s does not plan to sugarcoat its ice cream and by that, I mean...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • We found the most delicious doughnuts off the beaten track

    We have been conditioned by marketing that the best-tasting doughnuts in Tokyo are close to high traffic areas with a U.S. franchise name. But we learned that that’s not always the case. Thanks to my family’s bloodhound-like...

    • Posted October 2, 2015
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  • Editor’s Pick: The latest scoop

    Tokyo summer is more fun with kakigori (shaved ice).   Try a ‘tall order’ this month. Daiquiri Ice Purveyor of delicious ice cream, Baskin & Robbins Japan celebrates the summer season with a mix of American style crushed...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • Eat more, pay less at this restaurant

    Want to get your lean meat fix for less yen and less fat?  Try the all-you-can-eat French style roast chicken at Chicken Man. For just ¥890 per person, you can have an all-you-can-eat chicken and if you...

    • Posted July 11, 2015
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  • Bon AppeKING

    April 1st is not only April Fool’s day, it is officially Whopper’s Day too.  To celebrate the occasion, Burger King Japan makes a fragrant statement. The American burger joint will be selling its special limited 1-day Whopper...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • See ’em why K (Kuro)

    As Tokyoites gear up for the golden autumn leaves, Burger King instead is painting the town black. Things are about to get darker from September 19 when the Burger King of darkness unveils its all-black seasonal offering...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Thank Cod, you’re here

    My family lived in London for years before moving to Tokyo. Stopping by a fish and chip shop, (fondly called ‘chippy’ by the Britons), has been an important part of my family’s British culinary experience. The kids...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Simply Sublime. New Japanese restaurant WANOBA gets creative with vegetables

    f you have turned away from a meat-based diet and you live in Tokyo, chances are, finding a vegetable-focused restaurant that offers a diverse selection of flavours and quality can be irksome. According to the Japan Vegetarian...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • The tall order

    Family restaurant Denny’s has joined the pancake bandwagon to serve the increasing demand for this beloved dessert. Denny’s new pancakes come in three different flavours and tall arrangements.  The Honeyberry pancake is a choice of two or...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Too much of a good thing

    Just in case you fancy eating someone else’s pancakes rather than your own, yet another pancake store has jumped on the bandwagon, to make the choice all the more harder. This one is  a little different admittedly ...

    • Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Bulgari Il Cafe

    Your best bet to catch up with friends or family for coffee or weekend lunch in a stylish setting is at Bulgari’s Il Cafe.  But that’s not to say that a trendy place such as this offers...

    • Posted September 11, 2013
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  • Cajun haven Troubadour: A taste of America

    Crank up the outboard motor and skiff on down to the bayou for some of the most unusual food in Japan. While it’s been said that jazz is America’s only worldly contribution, anyone who thinks its culinary...

    • Posted December 29, 2009
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  • Vegging out

      The summer heat is as strong as ever, surely building up the appetites of Tokyoites everywhere (particularly the tiny ones’!). It‘s a great season to eat light and fresh, making a vegetarian meal an ideal option....

    • Posted July 26, 2009
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