Location: Japan
Top 20 Ramen Shops in Tokyo

Top 20 Ramen Shops in Tokyo

Top 20 Ramen Shops in Tokyo

By John Hirai a.k.a. Tokyo Rocks on Tabelog (instagram.com/tokyorocks69)All images©John Hirai As most of you might know, ramen is originally from China. The first ramen shop opened 1910 in Tokyo and spread around all over Japan after World War II. Almost every region or city has their own style of…

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Feb '19
Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

“As fresh as it can be” is one of the most common pre-conceptions about sushi. Sushi masters in Tokyo have the world’s greatest seafood market to buy their fish, but often, depending on the fish or seafood they would mature it before serving to their guests. Yet few of the…

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Feb '18
Kawamura

Kawamura

Kawamura

Pictures from introduction only Kawamura steakhouse, which is known for one of the most difficult reservations in Tokyo. It was the season of Alba truffles in October, but we decided to go for the “student” menu, which still cost us around ¥100 000 per head without wine. Full review here.

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Feb '18
Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

Images from my visit to Sushi Sugita last October. Some older articles I’ve written about Takaaki Sugita can be found here, here and here. He is a sushi master with a soul, who never ceases to evolve and is definitely my favorite.

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Feb '18
The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

Many thanks to Mrs Mimi Kobayashi, my “fixer” and interpreter, who made this interview happen. Mimi-san can be your best guide in Tokyo! https://www.instagram.com/kobayashimimi2/ Yukitaka Yamaguchi is, without any doubts, a very important man at Tsukiji market and one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met in Tokyo. If…

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Nov '17
Hoshinoya Tokyo: a ryokan in the city

Hoshinoya Tokyo: a ryokan in the city

Hoshinoya Tokyo: a ryokan in the city

I first discovered Hoshino Resorts’ riverside Hoshinoya Kyoto a few years ago while filming “Foodies: the culinary jet set” documentary. Set in a century-old renovated villa against the backdrop of Arashiyama district’s leafy forests, this updated ryokan (guesthouse) is a haven of peace and traditional Japanese hospitality. Since then, I…

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Nov '17
Été by Natsuko Shoji

Été by Natsuko Shoji

Été by Natsuko Shoji

On my last trip to Japan, I had the rare opportunity to dine at été, the invitation-only restaurant owned by Natsuko Shoji, a young and talented Japanese chef. I discovered her on social media through colorful snapshots of her cakes, which are inspired by iconic fashion accessories like the quilted…

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Nov '17
50 best sushi-yas in Tokyo according to Tabelog users 08/11

50 best sushi-yas in Tokyo according to Tabelog users 08/11

50 best sushi-yas in Tokyo according to Tabelog users 08/11

Saito tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/ Sugita tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1302/A130204/13018162/ Mitani tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13042204/ Sukiyabashi Jiro tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13002260/ Hashiguchi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13134517/ Hatsunezushi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1315/A131503/13017742/ Amamoto tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131401/13196420/ Arai tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13188186/ Sawada tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13001043/ Sushi Sho tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13000852/ Kimura tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1317/A131708/13026584/ Harutaka tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13032283/ Kiyota tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13070238/ Ichikawa tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1317/A131715/13140619/ Sushi Sho Saito tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13023988/ Daisan Harumisushi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002140/ Takamitsu tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1317/A131701/13128483/ Tokami tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13155234/ Namba tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1319/A131905/13127515/ Miyaba tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131401/13019499/ Sushi Yoshitake tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13024076/ Takumi Shingo…

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Aug '17
50 best restaurants in Tokyo according to Tabelog.com users

50 best restaurants in Tokyo according to Tabelog.com users

50 best restaurants in Tokyo according to Tabelog.com users

Matsukawa tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13124391/ Quintessence tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131405/13159567/ Sushi Saito tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/ Sugita tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1302/A130204/13018162/ Kyoaji tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002887/ Shinohara tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13200949/ L’Effervescence tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1306/A130602/13116356/ Restaurant LEquateur tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130702/13121866/ Sugalabo tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130704/13182678/ Pellegrino tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1303/A130302/13072775/ Choyo tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13172920/ Hoshino tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13136847/ Esquisse tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13142530/ Tomura tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13005027/ Kohaku tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130905/13049130/ CHIUnE tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13203796/ Sukiyabashi Jiro tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13002260/ Mitani tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13042204/ Sato Buriand tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1319/A131905/13159782/ Furuta tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1313/A131301/13176780/ Kabuto tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13016660/ Hashiguchi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13134517/ Morikawa tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13002772/…

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Jun '17
Sugalabo

Sugalabo

Sugalabo

After working for Joël Robuchon for 16 years in Paris, New York and other cities, Yosuke Suga came back to pursue his career in Japan. He has participated in Iron Chef Japan and now runs a restaurant, open only on those days he decides to open. Apart of the difficult…

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Jan '17