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Shima steakhouse

Shima steakhouse

Shima steakhouse

Chef Oshima Manabu is one of the most charming and nicest chefs I’ve met in Tokyo. He runs steakhouse Shima (9〒103-0027 Tokyo, Chuo, Nihonbashi, 3−5−12, 日本橋MMビルB1;tel.+81 3-3271-7889), located in an office building basement and difficult to spot even when you have a precise map. Different than other steak powerhouses in…

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Oct '14
Butagumi tonkatsu

Butagumi tonkatsu

Butagumi tonkatsu

Butagumi (2-24-9 Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0031, tel.+81 3-5466-6775 ), a tonkatsu paradise 5 minutes walk off the main Roppongi road, is where all the best pigs of Japan go when they die. Think of a double sided menu, all dedicated for pork fillets and sirloins from various Japanese…

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Oct '14
"Introduction only" Matsukawa

"Introduction only" Matsukawa

"Introduction only" Matsukawa

Matsukawa is an introduction only kaiseki restaurant, considered by many, notably tabelog.com users , as the best in Tokyo. A friend of mine invited me there, but had last minute plan changes and I ended up going to Matsukawa alone. He warned me about two things before transferring…

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Oct '14
50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users

So on top of updating the 30 best Tokyo sushi restaurants list according to the Japanese language site http://tabelog.com/, this time I compiled a list of top 50. Once you go further down the results, you can also find some “off the beaten track”, more casual and…

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May '14
High end tempura at Kondo

High end tempura at Kondo

High end tempura at Kondo

If internet rumors can be trusted, Sukiyabashi Jiro was not the first choice for prime minister Abe and president Obama dinner (see the Grub Street article here). 2 Michelin starred tempura restaurant Kondo was, but it was fully booked and the chef refused to cancel any of his bookings…

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May '14
50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

Below you can see my freshly compiled list of the top 50 results of the best restaurants in Tokyo according to the Japanese language site Tabelog.com users. The world’s most famous sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro with it’s 51st position has never been so high on this site. Otherwise,…

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May '14
At the legendary Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza

At the legendary Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza

At the legendary Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza

My post about the sushi restaurant in Tokyo where Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe had a dinner last night.Sukiyabashi Jiro is one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo and,without any question, the most famous in the world thanks to the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. According to the Wall…

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Apr '14
Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Cherry blossoms are not only viewed and admired, but also used for cooking during their blooming season in Japan. The very short and almost ephemeral life of cherry blossoms can be an embodiment of many things – changes in nature, fragility of our lives and also seasonality in…

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Apr '14
Best Steak in Tokyo – Dons de la Nature

Best Steak in Tokyo – Dons de la Nature

Best Steak in Tokyo – Dons de la Nature

Out of all these most amazing steakhouses and teppanyaki restaurants in Tokyo, Dons de la Nature ( Kawai Building B1F, 1-7-6 Ginza,Chuo-ko,Tokyo; tel. 03- 3563-4129) is considered one of the best. Tokyo chef and book author Yukari Sakamoto went there recently and kindly allowed me to…

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Apr '14
50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

May 1, 2014 update It’s been a while since I last updated the top 50 results of the best restaurants in Tokyo according to the Japanese language site Tabelog.com users. Click on continue readingbelow to see the freshly translated list. Otherwise, my Tokyo reviews can be found…

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Jan '14