SHAKE SHACK IN TOKYO

An east coast staple burger joint comes to Tokyo and it is welcomed in full force. With humble beginnings, Shake Shack first started as a hot dog cart at New York Madison Square garden in 2001 and has since become one of New York’s staple burger joints with never ending lines to prove it. When…

TAKARA SUSHI

We are going to travel to Hokkaido today to a tiny town called Otaru where we will discover one of it’s hidden treasures, Takara Sushi. Takara means treasure in Japanese. Otaru is a tiny little town in Hokkaido on the way to the well known ski resort Niseko. This sushi restaurant is a bit off the Otaru…

WEE NAM KEE

Singaporean Chicken Rice Comes to Tokyo! Wee Nam Kee is a famous Singaporean restaurant that opened its doors in Tokyo this year. I saw news about the opening on TV and decided to pay them a visit. The restaurant is actually located in an office area, however it is housed in a stand alone building…

MACCARINA

A Hidden Gem in Niseko
A recent ski trip to Niseko in Hokkaido allowed me to stumble upon a few lovely restaurants that I simply have to share with you in my next few posts. The abundance of excellent food around tiny Niseko has always amazed me, so let me start by sharing a post about Maccarina.

TAJIMAYA TORANOMON HILLS

Dry aged beef from the west.
Tajimaya is a famous restaurant from Osaka well known for serving dried aged beef. Finally it opened a branch in tokyo at the Toranomon Hills some time ago. The queue to get into the restaurant has been amazingly long when it first opened and there was a 2 week waiting list to get in to the restaurant the first couple of months after it opened.

DUE ITALIAN

An Italian style Ramen.

The name of this restaurant in Shimbashi might not suggest a Ramen place. Just in case some of you aren’t familiar with the term, ramen is a hot savory Japanese noodle soup dish that is considered an easy lunch or dinner in Japan.

KADOWAKI

Finally I got the chance to blog about my most favorite kaiseki restaurant in town, Kadowaki. This is actually my third visit to the restaurant but the first two were rather formal dinner invitations where taking pictures of my food and making notes probably would not have been appreciated.

KAISHOKU MICHIBA

Lunch at Japan’s Iron Chef Restaurant Rokusaburo Michiba Kaishoku Michiba is another one of those old school restaurants, loved by the older generation, where iron chef Rokusaburo Michiba’s roast beef bowl is to die for.

MAME-CHA

If you happen to be looking for a nice lunch spot in the Yurakucho area, consider dropping by Mame-cha located on the 8th floor of the Lumine department store building. Its located under a cinema and relatively new on this floor.

KOGENTEY

Located in the middle of an upper class residential area, the street leading towards it dark except for the illuminated entrance, Kogentey is a welcomed oasis in the heart of Sakurashinmachi.