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:

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. ...

When Rene Redzepi brought Noma to Japan

Dec 13, 2016

When Rene Redzepi brought Noma to Japan

In April 2014, chef Rene Redzepi was riding the crest of a wave. Noma, his iconic Copenhagen restaurant, had just been voted back to No. 1 on the World 50 Best list, cementing its place as one of the top global dining destinations. And ...

How Michelin's stardust has changed Tokyo

Dec 9, 2016

How Michelin's stardust has changed Tokyo

It has become one of Tokyo’s gastronomic rites of autumn. Just as sure as the leaves on the city’s many ginkgo trees turn gold and scatter across pavements, the latest Michelin Guide Tokyo hits the stores each year. The 2017 edition was announced on ...