2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 9 Lunch - Japanese-style pasta in Azabujuban

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 hours ago

Living here in Toronto, one of my favorite go-to place for a delicious and amazing, value-for-money 'fusion' meal is at J-Town's 'Shiso Tree'. Running at around $15, their luncheon combo of soup, s...

Plea For Help With Tokyo Eating

by erica 9 days ago

I will take my first trip to Japan in many decades this May. I'm normally an obsessive researcher when it comes to choosing where to eat but this trip has me feeling like a fish out of water (sorr...


Last minute (securable within 2 weeks) reservations for non-sushi/ramen/tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo

by ulurujamman 6 days ago

Hi guys, Going to be in Tokyo for a few more weeks and I feel like I've been overfocusing on certain genres of restaurant. I'd like to check out some more good places before I leave, but I'm not...

Tokyo desserts

by veddeshpande 1 month ago

Please tell me your favorite dessert stores, bakeries, etc etc in Tokyo! What are you favorite items in these stores?

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 7 Dinner: "Motoyoshi" – Michelin 1* Tempura

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 days ago

This meal was undoubtedly hands-down, the eating highlight of my entire trip. Thank you again to my Foodie friend who used his connection in securing a tough reservation for us…….albeit a late 9.00...

Where should I go for my 30th?

by Chadsie 11 months ago

I am down to four experiences and presuming I can get in where should I go for my 30th birthday? The birthday is in June. Trip in September. - La Colombe, Cape Town - Eleven Madison Park, New Y...

Izakaya in Tokyo (and general trip itin advice)

by BSR84 16 days ago

heading to japan for the second time in may. i have most dinners mapped out, but wanted to work in one excellent izakaya. i saw a post raving about shinsuke, so i'm considering that but it seems a ...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 6 Dinner: "YORONIKU," Michelin 1* Yakiniku

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 days ago

Ever since I had my first initial baptism at Tokyo’s Yakiniku Jumbo Shirokane years ago, I was instantly converted into an addict for fine quality Japanese Yakiniku! The smoky, melt-in-the-mouth, c...

Advice for high end sushi in Ginza for first time visitor? (Sawada, Hashimoto, Taichi, Keita, Ishiyama, Ryusuke, Harutaka, Ginza Iwa)?

by bucktown 1 month ago

My wife will be visiting Tokyo for the first time in April (honeymoon!). Our hotel is in the Ginza district, so we would naturally want to visit a Ginza sushi-ya. We speak no Japanese but are well ...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 6 Lunch: "AKANOREN" – Ramen

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 10 days ago

With another calorie laden meal awaiting us in the wing tonight. Before our half day tour of the Digital Interactive Art Exhibit in the Mori Building, we decided to just have a simple lunch of Rame...

Tokyo sushi lunch vs dinner question

by hedge_hog 22 days ago

I have a simple question. I realize that lunch omakase can be significantly more economical than dinner in many Tokyo's top sushiyas. Besides the fewer number of nigiri and less time commitment, wh...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 5 Lunch: "KUROGI" – Michelin 1* Traditional Kaiseki prepared by Japan’s 'Last Iron Chef'

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 11 days ago

For our one traditional Kaiseki meal, my original preference was the Michelin 3* Ishikawa. However, efforts by my friend to get through to them were futile. For over a month, no one on their end an...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 2 Dinner: "DEN" - Michelin 2* Modern Kaiseki

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 14 days ago

Nowadays, the number of ‘ The Best ‘ lists, floating around in the culinary social media space, is quite staggering! Most of them name and rank establishments that are often quite controversial. Wh...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 4 Dinner: "UMI" – Michelin 2* Sushi

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 days ago

This superb and memorable meal is undoubtedly one of the culinary high light of my week long trip! Ever since I was introduced to sushi by a friend, working in the Japanese Embassy, decades ago,...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 3 Dinner: "OSTREA Oyster Bar" - Japanese Oysters and Comfort Food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 13 days ago

My friend will need to attend to personal business on Day 4. As such, I have booked a full day tour on the same day to do some sight seeing and kill some time. Since I need to get up and be at the ...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl: Lunch - QUINTESSENCE 3* Modern French

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 13 days ago

Sigh!! This luncheon was supposed to be one of the most anticipated meal and highlight of my trip. But sadly, due to unexpected and disappointing developments that surfaced during the course of ou...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 2 Lunch: "SARASHINA HORJII" - Soba

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 14 days ago

With a multi-course, modern Kaiseki early dinner planned at one of the hottest table in town - the Michelin 2* 'DEN'. A lighter lunch just to tie us over was in order. Once again, for this fruga...

Solo female in Tokyo and Kyoto - confused with food choices

by Aynat62 8 months ago

Hi, I'm going round and round in circles trying to work out where I could eat for 5 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto in March/April next year. There are so many places to choose from bu...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 1 "TORIOKA" - Yakitori

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 14 days ago

This relatively new Yakitori joint inside the Roppongi Hill complex was selected for my first meal by my foodie friend because it was within walking distance to my accommodation. Receiving pretty h...

Le Sputnik and Ode?

by ggom1 24 days ago

It won't be my first time in Japan or Tokyo, but I haven't gone for a higher-end meal during my visits and thought I'd try one this time. Atmosphere and food are about equally important - I want go...