All posts tagged "Restaurants"
Barbacoa’s Pop Up Beer Garden Opens in Takanawa
When temperature gets warmer, Japan gets in the mood for barbecue, eda mame and chilled beer. And you know the drinking season is just around the corner when pop up beer gardens in the city start to...
- Posted April 18, 2017
The lllongest baguette sandwich in Tokyo
Right up the alley at rue de Bretagne, a cool Parisian hipster neighborhood in France, is a famous sandwich stand called Mmmozza (spelled with 3 annoying ‘M’s) that serves baseball bat-sized baguette sandwich stuffed with home-made mozzarella...
- Posted April 12, 2017
First Japanese Chef awarded the French Cuisine Chef Prize
Anyone who loves haute cuisine feels happy to live in Japan. With culinary powerhouse Tokyo now having 227 Michelin-starred restaurants (50 are French restaurants), it is safe to assume that Japanese chefs have come a long way...
- Posted April 8, 2017
Hawaii’s ‘Mochiko’ chicken comes to town
Teddy’s Bigger Burger, Hawaii’s popular burger chain with stores in Tokyo, has just added Mochiko Fried Chicken on its menu. Just as popular as Teddy’s 100% U.S. beef, large burgers, Mochiko Fried Chicken is well loved by...
- Posted March 9, 2017
Yakiniku restaurants dazzle guests with birthday ‘meat’ cake
Korean barbecue restaurants in Tokyo have figured out a way to surprise birthday guests through fancily arranged ‘meat’ cakes. Here are photos shared on social media. https://twitter.com/pancircus/status/671868834807091200/photo/1 https://twitter.com/iloveyakiniku/status/615483407175282690/photo/1 pic.twitter.com/6JFKRExeXQ pic.twitter.com/l8jcX8rAB7 pic.twitter.com/JhFSaWWriI KINTAN Shiodome City Center...
- Posted March 5, 2017
The restaurant with a Ninja
Got a special occasion coming up? Maybe it’s the little one’s birthday, Mum and Dad’s anniversary or someone’s doing great at school. Whatever the reason (and maybe you don’t need an excuse), how does dining with ninjas...
- Posted February 26, 2017
Editor’s Pick: Check out Tokyo’s Family-friendly buffet restaurants
Take your time and your appetite to enjoy Luxe Dining Hapuna's lavish international buffet.
- Posted February 25, 2017
Family Dining: Salud Familia Daikanyama
“Salud familia” which translates to ‘family health’ can easily be mistaken for a clinic. It’s not. It’s a Spanish trattoria style restaurant that opened last year in October. If you’re wondering why Spain ranks second behind only...
- Posted December 24, 2016
Where to eat ‘Uni’ (urchin roe) in Tokyo
A favorite of snarky chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain, ‘uni’, is a prized delicacy in Japan consumed in December and January for Japan’s holiday festivities. Many people like its creamy texture and a slightly sweet...
- Posted December 12, 2016
Where to take the family for street style Asian dishes in Tokyo
You are craving for a good Tom Yum Kung. The kids are hungry for Gapao rice. Where do you go in Tokyo for both? The Golden Shower Tree. The oriental style cafe on the basement floor of...
- Posted November 29, 2016
How to order ramen in Japan
Many non-Japanese speakers have been in and out of restaurants in Japan. While some can order sans difficulty in the language, some struggle with how to get their order right. Casual Japanese restaurants have ubiquitous plastic food...
- Posted October 27, 2016
Michael Jackson’s favorite restaurant
Everyone knows Michael Jackson, yes? But very few foreigners know about Teppanyaki Dante. When we heard from friends that this was Michael Jackson’s favorite restaurant in Tokyo, we decided to give it a try. Located on a...
- Posted September 14, 2016
Los Angeles’ new breakfast king comes to Daikanyama
With 3 successful branches in Los Angeles’ busy Mulholland Drive, Ventura Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, BLU JAM CAFE, the up and coming breakfast guru from the city of angels, has just set up shop in Tokyo’s chic...
- Posted May 21, 2016
Where to have the best cup of hot chocolate in Tokyo
There’s nothing quite like a cup of decadent hot chocolate to warm you up even in Tokyo where it rarely snows. Here are three of the best hot chocolate shops in the city. Drink in or take...
- Posted February 23, 2016
QU’IL NOUS TENTE
Japanophile Jessica Meunier was doing her Japanese studies at the University of Jussieux in Paris at about the same period Yohei Ito was learning French cuisine at Tsuji School near Lyon, France. But the two did not...
- Posted June 8, 2015
The hot culinary trend this season looks like it’s going to have a Mexican theme. Spurred on by the return to these fair shores of that favorite mall grubstop ‘Taco Bell’, lauded by many as the ultimate in junk cuisine. Opening...
- Posted May 11, 2015
The cupcake trend has officially hit Tokyo. Monarch is the latest addition to a string of mini cake bakers that joined the cupcake race. American by origin, European by taste and texture, the new cupcake house...
- Posted April 16, 2015
Rocco’s dishes out authentic NY style pizzas in Tokyo
What could be more enjoyable to eat as a family than a good, old, New York style pizza? In the land of all things small, Rocco’s NY size pizza is truly a refreshing find. Typically large in...
- Posted March 11, 2015
Forty Niner opens in Roppongi
Forty Niner, Oahu’s oldest diner and famous breakfast stop since 1967, has just opened its first shop in Roppongi . It earned its place in the culinary map for the house’s signature Hawaiian bread cake with coconut...
- Posted February 21, 2015
Kiddie Gourmet: BLACOWS serves delicious Kids Plate
One thing I love about living in Tokyo is a plethora of healthy food choices available. Even when dining as a family, I always do my research online before visiting a restaurant to avoid surprises (although I...
- Posted February 16, 2015
Editor’s pick: Absolutely the BEST meat restaurants in Tokyo
- Posted November 10, 2014
A quick guide to spotting the real Kobe beef
eing in Japan means having immediate access to the cream of the crop – the luxurious Kobe beef that attracts attention all over the world for its top grade taste (and a smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture), making all...
- Posted November 10, 2014
Who’s roasting turkey in the city? Where to eat a good turkey meal, Tokyo style
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is a family affair. It’s a time to pause from our daily grind and give thanks for all the graces received and enjoy meals together as a family. And...
- Posted November 10, 2014
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
What’s the cure? The short answer is Gelato Meister, a new line of six scrumptious flavours: (nashi ‘pears’, blueberry, framboise, Alfonso mango, Sicilian lemon, espresso, Madagascar vanilla, and Italian choco), rolled out by Japan’s master ice cream...
- Posted August 9, 2014
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
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
Häagen-Dazs’ releases its new flavours
Haagen Dazs’ two upcoming ice cream flavours are something out of the ordinary. They’re vegetable based. If Cherry Tomato and Carrot-Orange flavours sound intriguing to you, head out to the convenience stores on May 12 and find...
- Posted May 7, 2014
Top French Chefs in Tokyo help global humanitarian projects
n collaboration with the Embassy of France and renowned French chefs from around the culinary community in Japan, Doctors of the World will showcase gourmet delights at a charity event on 3rd June, 2014 (Tuesday), to raise...
- Posted May 1, 2014
Mamma Luisa’s Table opens in Shibuya
A casual restaurant with good value proposition has just opened in the bustling Shibuya district near the Ebisu neighbourhood. Named after Tuscan chef/owner Pietro Androsoni’s mother, Ristorante Mamma Luisa serves up mediterranean home style cooking from Greek,...
- Posted April 7, 2014
Living La Vida Parisian
The most interesting thing about living in Shibuya is the wide array of international food choices and restaurants nearby. Somewhere in the narrow swanky streets of Daikanyama, Omotesando or Dogenzaka are restaurants serving up different cuisines ranging...
- Posted March 29, 2014
Wolfgang Steakhouse opens in Tokyo
On February 1st, father and son team Wolfgang Zweiner and Peter Zweiner bring to the table their exquisite brand of fine dining. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner (not to be confused for Wolfgang “Puck”), is an upscale...
- Posted February 12, 2014
Le Bar à Vin 52 – A taste of Europe in Azabu Juban
The other day, as my wife and I were walking back to our Azabu Juban apartment, I noticed a sign on the second floor of Seijo Ishii 成城石井, a newly opened grocery store, across Starbucks. The sign...
- Posted February 11, 2014
On a cold winter day, there is nothing as comforting as chowing down a serving of piping hot, deep fried potatoes, done to perfection. Mr. Takahashi, a French fry connoisseur, explains, ‘a good fry depends on the...
- Posted February 7, 2014
Food Theme Parks in Japan
Food theme parks are a fashionable concept in Japan. The land of the rising sun is famous for its regional traditions and food. However, in being able to indulge in the full range of delicacies, you would...
- Posted January 1, 2014
Max Brenner opens in Tokyo
CHOCOCULT Fans of chocolate don’t have to wait for the end of the year to indulge as Max Brenner’s first chocolate emporium opens at the beginning of December. Max Brenner, for those not in the loop, is the...
- Posted December 15, 2013
Moke’s Bread and Breakfast joins the sweet revolution
Japan’s love affair with Belgian waffles is over. Have the Japanese toned down their sweet cravings? Er, not exactly. The attention has just shifted to another sweet temptress called pancakes. The pancake craze in Japan is real...
- Posted November 11, 2013
American family restaurant Cinnamon’s claim to fame started in its resort hometown in Kailua, Hawaii. This led to the opening of its first overseas branch in Omotesando. Cinnamon’s restaurant offers typical American breakfast staple from Eggs Benedict,...
- Posted November 11, 2013
Sarabeth opens in Daikanyama
Sarabeth Levine is unstoppable. After the success of her first shop in Shinjuku , where a throng of curious Japanese people patiently lined up for hours when it opened in Nov last year, Sarabeth adds a branch...
- Posted October 2, 2013
Top 5 places in Tokyo for all-you-can-eat cakes and pastries
Tokyo is a haven for all things sweet and delicious. In fact, the very first thing that greets you when you enter an average coffee shop in Japan are luscious desserts and tempting sweets on display. It...
- Posted April 4, 2013
Food news: Criscross Omotesando, Terres des Truffes, Sarabeth
Crisscross Omotesando Just like what the name suggests, the brand new addition to a chain of TY Harbor Brewery restaurants offers the dining public, casual food that’s undeniably a fusion of the classic and the new. Open...
- Posted December 3, 2012
Scoop of the month!
Are you looking for some cold fix to beat the summer heat? Here’s our scoop of the month!1. Fruit Gelato by Cold Stone Creamery The Cold Stone Creamery star of the season consists of 3 fruity flavors:...
- Posted July 31, 2012
Celi: a new family-friendly hangout in Ebisu
The Ebisu experience reaches new heights with the opening of the hip and stylish CELI: a cafe and restaurant with distinctly French roots; yet providing a uniquely international dining experience.Named after Madam CELINE, famed designer of the...
- Posted July 1, 2012
Top 5 smoke-free casual dining for parents with small children
Japan is a country where nearly 30 million of its population smoke cigarettes. Unlike in the US and Europe, smoking bans in Japan do not apply to several dining establishments for the sake of business. Most family...
- Posted February 29, 2012
GRAND HYATT ROPPONGI HILLS 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tel. 03-4333-1234 French Kitchen “Classic Bistro Cuisine” includes dishes using opulent ingredients that include foie gras and truffles, and offers a choice of main dish and the Gateau Opera,...
- Posted November 29, 2010
The savoir-faire of French bread and pastry making
As more and more mums join the workforce today, the less time they have to bake bread for the family, making buying from the boulangerie, the more practical option. However, the quality, aroma and freshness of baguette...
- Posted October 24, 2010
The greener option: Vegetarian dining spots in Tokyo
More and more people are making important lifestyle shifts from being a carnivore to going vegetarian. Vegetarians in Japan do not benefit as much as their European and North American counterparts in terms of food selection, but...
- Posted August 30, 2010
Tokyo Baby Cafe
Compared to the west, much has been ranted about family restaurants in Tokyo lagging behind in terms of child-friendly facilities. There are four reasons why. One: most family restaurants in Tokyo are cramped, there is hardly enough...
- Posted May 27, 2010
Soft lights and exotic music greet you as you enter Mango Café. Various shades of brown and green add to the overall relaxed, outdoorsy atmosphere that this in-mall café presents. In the indoor terrace, hanging vines...
- Posted April 29, 2010
Holiday dining in Tokyo
The holidays may confine many into their cozy abodes, but there’s still much to experience outside! Take advantage of the diverse culinary treats Tokyo has to offer. Here are some of our faves! OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ROPPONGI (AMERICAN)...
- Posted November 28, 2009