Robbie Swinnerton

Robbie Swinnerton has been living, eating and writing about food in Tokyo for over 30 years. His column, Tokyo Food File, has run in The Japan Times since 1998.

For Robbie Swinnerton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hotaru: Tokyo's first and only sake brew-pub

| Feb 3, 2017

Hotaru: Tokyo's first and only sake brew-pub

Uchi-Kanda has always been one of Tokyo’s most colorful carousing districts. Just to the north of buttoned-up Otemachi and Marunouchi, its narrow streets are lined with low-budget eateries and boisterous izakaya taverns. Hotaru fits in perfectly but with one key distinction: It is Tokyo’s ...

Richie Hawtin: Pairing Japan's best sake with techno

Jan 6, 2017

Richie Hawtin: Pairing Japan's best sake with techno

Richie Hawtin needs no introduction to anyone familiar with electronic music. For 25 years, this Berlin-based, English-Canadian DJ has been at the forefront of techno and he continues to play at major music and art events around the planet. Less well known is his ...

Guerrero: Pizza worthy of the angels

| Jan 6, 2017

Guerrero: Pizza worthy of the angels

Nothing says comfort food like pizza, even at its most elementary. But the satisfaction runs far deeper when your pie is made with quality toppings and cooked with an artisan’s touch in a wood-fired oven. At Guerrero you get all that and plenty more. ...