The restaurant HOUSE in Nishiazabu

Macky, the organic vegetable distributor, and I visited one of the best restaurants in Tokyo where they serve his organic vegetables.  The name of the restaurant is HOUSE. It is named HOUSE because the owner chef wanted it to be like someone’s home where you can relax and enjoy as if you are in someone’s…

Lunch at the Restaurant by Aman Tokyo

In Marunouchi, in the business district situated between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, you will find many nice restaurants.  Today, I had lunch with my friend on the 33rd floor of the Aman Resort Tokyo. The view was spectacular overlooking the Palace. High ceiling, Asian theme, beautiful flowers, friendly staff, we had a great…

Vegetable Lunch at Arcana Tokyo Karato

Arcana Tokyo Karato is a French restaurant that serves a vegan menu for dinner when you request.  They have a chef specialized in cooking vegetarian food.  For the lunch hours, they have a lunch menu for people who like vegetables.  One of their lunch menus has a main dish made of vegetables only.  The appetizer contains…

Monthly Vegetarian Night in Sasazuka

Sasazuka is a small town in Shibuya-ku. You take the Toei Shinjyuku Line and it is only a few stops from Shinjuku. In Sasazuka, you can find the publisher’s office of Veggy magazine. Vegetarians in Japan subscribe to this magazine which features a vegetarian lifestyle. Each month, they hold what they call “Vegetable Izakaya”, a drinking evening with…

Spain Club

If you can’t afford to fly out to Spain to enjoy Flamenco and Spanish food, no worries.  You can enjoy it here in Tsukishima, a river side town in Eastern Tokyo. The name of the place is of course…Spain Club, one of the greatest Spanish restaurants in Tokyo. A part of the warehouse was restored…

Sakura Tei Okonomiyaki House in the Harajyuku Dori Alley

In the alley, you will always discover individually owned cozy shops, bars and restaurants.  Harajyuku Dori, the back streets of Harajuku is like a maze and you will discover hidden, trendy spots here and there. Normally, residential housings are restored and remodelled to be used commercially. Sakuratei Okonomiyaki house is one of my favorite enjoyable spots.  They…

Fishing Restaurant

If you like fishing, seafood, and interesting places, there is a restaurant called Zauo where you will want to dine at.  The one we went to is on the first floor of the Washington Hotel in Shinjuku near the Tokyo City Hall. You can rent a fishing pole to catch a fish and then they will cook it for…

350 Yen Wood Fired Pizza

At Napoli’s in Shibuya, you can order a 25cm margarita wood-fired pizza for only 350 yen.  The other pizzas on the menu are also reasonably priced at 500 yen to 600 yen.  They bake the pizza after you place your order but it is prepared so quickly that you don’t need to wait long.  You…

Kobe Beef Course Menu For Only 5500 Yen

It’s easy to spend between 15,000 yen to 20,000 yen or more per person to have Kobe beef.  It’s quite expensive but it’s a must-try-in-a lifetime experience to taste Kobe beef. At Ajitetsu in Akasaka, they have a hidden menu of several different kinds of course menus which start at 5500 yen per person. It…

Hidden yet Superb Udon Restaurant

In Azabu Juban, there is a udon noodle house called Kurosawa. It is located very close to the Tsutaya bookstore behind Roppongi Hills. The udon is very high quality, so if you are an udon fan then you must check this place out.  Satisfaction guaranteed.

Cita Cita-Asian Cuisine

Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian… You can enjoy a variety of South Eastern Asian food at Cita Cita in Marunouchi.  It is located on the 5th floor of the Marunouchi Building right in front of Tokyo Station.

Green Tea Fast Food Chain

Eating fast food the Tokyo way for me is Onigiri.  At Koots, you can enjoy a variety of onigiris and Japanese sweets in seconds.  I like to go to the one in Azabu Jyuban. I also recommend the Koots in Roppongi Midtown building which is also cool. Vegetable Miso Soup. Matcha tea…You can also take it to…

Ramen with Black Garlic Sauce

At a restaurant in Shibuya, we tried ramen with a black sauce made out of roasted garlic. It was delicious and a bargain at 790 yen!  You can also get five pieces of gyoza for only 280 yen. You can purchase your ticket from a ticket machine. Restaurant: Daruma-no-me in Shibuya

Jail Bar

The Lockup is a fun, drinking place. When you first arrive, you walk down a set of spooky and dark stairs that keep going down, at the bottom there is a secret entrance to get in. Through the doors, you navigate through a cave in the dark. You follow the bumpy floor, lighted by a…

Hediard the bakery

Once a week, I visit a bakery in Isetan called Hediard to purchase my bread. You can find this bakery all over Tokyo but because I visit Isetan anyway, I like to go to this one.

Lunch in Nihonbashi… How about trying Kushitei?

I was tired of walking around so I decided to have a power lunch. Deep fried meat, fish, veggies served on sticks sounds good. This is a fun building.  You must visit. Kushitei is located on the 5th floor. Put your sticks in this holder after you have used them. It was 1500 yen in…

Cold Noodles in Ice to Survive the Hot Summer

It’s a very hot and humid summer.  It feels like you’re in an oven all day and night.  Selecting the right foods this summer is the key to survive this heat.  Foods that will cool you down like cold noodles are ideal.  Unlike soba noodles which are quite popular, Somen and Hiyamugi are white in…

Tsukiji Gindaco, a Place for Takoyaki (Octopus Ball)

Takoyaki is a ball-shaped  Japanese snack that is made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a specialized takoyaki pan. Inside it is filled with chopped octopus and vegetables and on top it is brushed with takoyaki sauce.  This is my daughter’s favorite food.  She calls them Octopus Balls.  Gindaco, a fast food chain…