Fuku: Your new local yakitori stop

| Mar 4, 2014

Fuku: Your new local yakitori stop

Yakitori is neighborhood food, not destination dining. When you feel like nibbling on skewers of grilled chicken, you don’t go across town; you head for your local. If you’re lucky, it will be good. But it’s unlikely to be as good as Fuku in ...

Bistro Aligot: French pie and mash at its best

| Feb 18, 2014

Bistro Aligot: French pie and mash at its best

Aligot: a traditional dish from central-south France, made from mashed potatoes blended with melted cheese, butter, cream and garlic. Aligot: one of Tokyo’s tastiest, most unusual and atmospheric little bistros. Set among the carousing backstreets of Kanda-Jimbocho, Aligot breaks the mold in more ways ...

Shonzui: Aging like a fine wine bar

| Dec 31, 2013

Shonzui: Aging like a fine wine bar

New is good; but sometimes a favorite old place is even better, especially when it comes to relaxing over a nice bottle. Shonzui is one of Tokyo’s oldest specialist wine bar/diners, and it’s still one of the best. While the rest of Roppongi has ...