Garb Monaque, a cafe, bar and restaurant, occupies a funky building — think of a birdcage that’s been twisted at both ends — between Osaka Station and Grand Front Osaka, two playgrounds devoted to conspicuous consumption.

What it lacks in views, The Dome makes up for in toys and a play area for children, ingeniously placed in the center of the dining area. Frequent users of child-friendly restaurants, such as yours truly, likely know that play areas are usually put ...

Aurora Lounge, located on the 45th floor of the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, is one of the most non-drinker friendly places in Tokyo. Its 45 Refresh! Non Alcohol Cocktail menu has as many cocktails as floors that the lounge is from the ground.

The curry made at Irish Curry (that’s the name of the restaurant) is, in fact, the classic Japanese curry and rice dish (adapted many moons ago from an Indian curry recipe introduced by the British), but with one not-so-secret ingredient: Guinness.

At Vin Chou (which they rhyme with “banjo”), the chicken of preference is prime Date-jidori, one of the finest, most flavorful varieties of Japanese fowl. Rather more unusually, though, the menu also offers Bresse chicken wings, quail, cuts of Barbary duck and halves of ...

There is little to see except green hills dropping into the sea and the ocean stretching out in front of you across to the Izu Peninsula, and little to do except tune in to the sound of the waves or the variety of musicians ...

It feels like a cross between an exclusive jewelry boutique, a wine cellar and a walk-in humidor. The number of customers in the shop at any one time is restricted. The temperature of the chocolate is kept at 15-18 degrees, and light and humidity ...

Although it styles itself as a “Musee du Chocolat,” that doesn’t mean you can’t sample and buy all the delicacies in this elegant retail shop-cum-salon de the.Chef Koji Tsuchiya spent six years in Paris, finessing his art alongside some of the world’s top chocolatiers. ...

The look is refined and elegant, almost medieval in style, with Gothic wooden pillars and beams, and Andalucian tiles underfoot. The walls and ceiling are a rich hue of red, studded with gold heraldic motifs. It feels like sitting down inside a deluxe and ...

Expect to find an equally eclectic range of quality ales, lagers, pilsen, stouts, lambics and heady Trappist brews at the new venue. There will also be a food menu with distinctly Flemish overtones, including mussels steamed in wine and their patent recipe for frites ...

A healthy beer garden is a contradiction in terms, of course. But with its pastel-white surroundings and whole-food menu, the brand-new Yaffa Organic Cafe comes perilously close to achieving it.

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