Kitayama is five stops on the subway from downtown Kyoto, but it might as well be a million miles away for the tourists who trudge around the city in search of Kyoto tropes: temples, shrines, teahouses and geishas who are more than likely tourists ...

Wakanui is a big posh steakhouse — a date kind of place (or, ideally, an expense-account kind of place). Their French rack of Canterbury lamb is grilled on Japanese binchotan charcoal (considered Japan’s best).

You can order an entire bird or half of one. Unless you are dining alone, go all in. The bird comes divided into the breast, thighs, drumsticks and wings, and is served with potatoes, a salad of shredded cabbage with dressing, salsa and sour ...

With shio ramen, it’s best to think of the salt as both the composer and conductor of a gourmet symphony. And there is plenty going on in this symphony — thin noodles, chashu (braised pork), crunchy menma (bamboo shoots) and spring onions, all topped ...

One of the tastiest things on the menu, other than the original taco rice (¥680 excluding tax), is the banana in egg roll wrapping, which is fried and served with a side of vanilla ice cream (¥580 excluding tax). It goes best with a ...

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