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 ...

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.

The main influences are Cantonese, but allegiance is also paid to Shanghai. The shark’s fin soup is bulked out with plenty of king crab meat and egg white in a thick chicken broth. The sliced fillet of beef is sauteed soft in black bean ...

The scones are served with little side pots of jam and thick cream (not clotted, unfortunately), as are the ginger cake and lemon cake. And uniquely in Tokyo (to the best of our knowledge), Margaret Howell offers toast with margarine and Marmite, a uniquely ...

Besides their excellent bakery, they have retail shelves stocked with dried pasta, olives, conserves and other delicacies, a huge array of Italian cheeses (sample their spicy Gorgonzola and swoon), as well as a hugely tempting selection of prosciutto and salami. They also sell plenty ...

It’s a self-service cafeteria. You pick up what you want from the bakery section or the deli canteen, and you bus your own tray back when you’ve finished. This not only keeps the overheads (and prices) down, it exemplifies the whole Muji philosophy. The ...

Settle down with some Louisiana-style crab cakes or a hot chowder; a blue cheese salad with walnuts followed by their plate of meat loaf and mashed potatoes. Other entrees include Ahi tuna and a quarter-kilo New York steak. Wash this all down with some ...

Cafe 104.5, though, is a very different type of operation — and not just because it’s a lot less starchy and a lot more affordable than the others in the group. The dinner menu is built around small dishes, many inspired by Spanish tapas, ...

Cassoulet; choucroute; confit de canard; riz de veau; pot-au-feu: all the traditional brasserie staples are there. It is solid fare, with all corners of France represented, cooked impeccably and served in large portions best enjoyed at long, leisurely meals, with lots of wine.

The famous scrambled eggs are made with free-range, organic eggs and certainly live up to their reputation. The savory sweet corn fritters are light and colorful, prepared from fresh corn from the cob and topped with a creamy avocado salsa.

Balthazar serves worthy, non-additive meals blending Japanese and Western ingredients and influences. Whether you prefer grilled fish and sake, spaghetti and organic wine, or the classic genmai pizza — a patty of brown rice topped with either salad or spicy ground beef — the ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.