Review excerpt: First impressions are positive: Champagne & Gyoza Bar is bright, welcoming, accessible. You perch on simple stools at a counter that runs three sides of a compact open kitchen. The layout feels more like a gleaming, pristine version of a ramen shop ...

[Sponsored] Brasilica Grill Churrascaria is a newly opened Brazilian barbecue restaurant just two minutes from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. The restaurant serves all-you-can-eat churrasco, or charcoal-grilled meat, along with a buffet that offers traditional Brazilian favorites. Customers can enjoy various cuts of perfectly seasoned meat, including ...

Brasilica Grill Churrascaria is a newly opened Brazilian barbecue restaurant just two minutes from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. The restaurant serves all-you-can-eat churrasco (charcoal-grilled meat), along with a buffet that offers traditional Brazilian favorites. Customers can enjoy various cuts of perfectly seasoned meat, including rump, ribs, ...

Tasting Karin’s renowned cold Chinese noodles is the ideal way to beat the summer heat at ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s premier Cantonese 
restaurant. Served through Aug. 31 these delicious cold soba noodles are available for ¥2,400 (tax excluded) and are a limited summer item loved ...

Trader Vic’s on the fourth floor of the Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower promises to satisfy diners’ cravings for its U.S. prime beef T-bone steak, one of the most popular dishes on the menu. The gorgeous 800-gram steak, marinated in soy sauce and ...

The food menu reflects Takazawa’s unwavering focus on premium Japanese ingredients, as always straddling the divide between Japanese and Western. His superb ankimo (monkfish liver) comes from Sado Island, off the coast of Niigata Prefecture. He offers a delectable pate de campagne (country terrine) ...

Sometimes you just want a snack, a light bite, a nibble with a glass of something red or white. Nowhere has that figured out better than Spain, with its tapas culture. And nobody in Spain does it with more elan than the Basques, with ...

Dinner at Toyoken reads like a roll call of retro comfort food from a long-passed era — but with one big difference. This is not the bill of fare at an old-school company canteen or some fusty provincial hotel. You’re in a grand new ...

It also has an excellent and eclectic menu — just as you’d expect from any spinoff of the wonderful (and rather more sophisticated) Namikibashi Nakamura in Shibuya. Naturally there’s a strong emphasis on good regional sake and shochu, plus great seasonal seafood.

The restaurant Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 is in an intimate area of Akasaka, one of the major business districts in Tokyo. As customers walk down the stairs to the basement, they are welcomed by the soothing sound of flowing water. With a goal to ...

The inspiration is unmistakably Okinawan, as are the ingredients — but they are prepared and presented with the understated elegance of Kyoto and its elaborate kaiseki multicourse cuisine. It’s an intriguing cross-cultural melding, and one that by and large works wonderfully.

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