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How I travelled to the "best steakhouse in the world"

How I travelled to the "best steakhouse in the world"

How I travelled to the "best steakhouse in the world"

No matter how good your hotel or credit card concierge is, or how fluent you speak Japanese, you can’t get into Kawamura ,even by reserving it very much in advance. I realized this two years ago, when I naively asked my hotel concierge in Tokyo to get me a place…

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Apr '15
One more time about Shima

One more time about Shima

One more time about Shima

Shima steakhouse chef owner Shima-san is one of the most well-travelled chefs I’ve met in Tokyo. He speaks good English and French asin the Seventies he used to work at Le Duc, which happens to be my favorite restaurant in Paris. Speaking of Shima’s-san steak, it would be my number…

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Apr '15
50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

Recently compiled overall 50 best Tokyo restaurants list ( according to Tabelog.com users) can be viewed here

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Feb '15
50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

It’s been 8 months I didn’t post Tokyo’s best restaurants list, according to Japanese speaking website Tabelog.com.(By some considered more trustworthy than Michelin…) Hope you enjoy the freshly compiled list. It contains quite a few changes since last May. 1. Matsukawa (Kaiseki) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13124391/ http://www.luxeat.com/blog/introduction-only-matsukawa-2/ 2. Sushi Saito…

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Jan '15
Ishikawa

Ishikawa

Ishikawa

I am wrapping up my Tokyo series this time with Ishikawa, 3 Michelin starred kaiseki restaurant, located behind Bishamonten temple. When kaiseki style cooking is concerned, less is usually more. Chef Hideki ishikawa follows the traditional kaiseki rules by celebrating simplicity and seasonality. Michelin describes him as innovative, but the…

2
Nov '14
That magic box at Harutaka

That magic box at Harutaka

That magic box at Harutaka

It might sound ironic, but the most expensive part of bluefin tuna, nowadays served at the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo,New York of Los Angeles, was not considered valuable at all by the general Japanese population 50 or so years ago. According to Trevor Carson, the author of…

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Oct '14
Photo report from 1 Michelin star Mikawa Zezankyo

Photo report from 1 Michelin star Mikawa Zezankyo

Photo report from 1 Michelin star Mikawa Zezankyo

This was certainly not my favorite tempura I’ve ever had (my all time favorite is 7 Chome Kyoboshi) ,but still better than any tempura outside of Japan. I love how Japanese are able to perfectionize anything from growing melons to frying vegetables in some batter ,which actually end…

20
Oct '14
This is how the best sushi in the world looks like

This is how the best sushi in the world looks like

This is how the best sushi in the world looks like

What makes a good sushi restaurant great? Excellent fish and seafood? Chef’s experience, skills and obsession with consistency? Takashi Saito seems to correspond all these criteria, but it’s much more than that. Saito-san hits the perfect gustative balance in each morsel he produces, taste and texture wise. Joel…

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Oct '14
Jimbocho Den

Jimbocho Den

Jimbocho Den

Zaiyu Hasegawa is a superstar among foreign travelers and chefs eating out in Tokyo. The reason why is simple – he and his wife Emi- san are friendly and accessible people. In the secretive city like Tokyo, where sometimes you have to be introduced or accompanied by a…

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Oct '14
Sushi Mizutani

Sushi Mizutani

Sushi Mizutani

Mizutani (9F, Juno Ginza Seiwa Bldg, 8-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; tel. 03-3573-5258) is undoubtedly one of the greatest sushi chefs in history. Some call his rice “mushy” or not al dente enough, but the disciple of the legendary Jiro Ono has really mastered the perfect rice. Very…

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Oct '14