Champagne & Gyoza Bar

It's gyōza time. These 1½-bite pan-fried dumplings — crisp and brown underneath, moist and meaty inside — may have their roots in China, but they're as deeply embedded in Japanese hearts and the daily diet as ramen and chahan (fried rice). In the past, gyōza ...

Hatsuogawa

Tradition is comforting, no matter whose culture it is. We eat plum pudding for Christmas, mochi at New Year and moon cakes to mark the Autumn Festival. We throw beans at setsubun and, on Valentines' Day, we will gladly accept as much chocolate as ...

Brasilia Grill

[Sponsored] Brasilica Grill Churrascaria is a newly opened Brazilian barbecue restaurant just two minutes from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. The restaurant serves all-you-can-eat churrasco, or charcoal-grilled meat, along with a buffet that offers traditional Brazilian favorites. Customers can enjoy various cuts of perfectly seasoned meat, including rump, ...

Brasilica Grill

Brasilica Grill Churrascaria is a newly opened Brazilian barbecue restaurant just two minutes from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. The restaurant serves all-you-can-eat churrasco (charcoal-grilled meat), along with a buffet that offers traditional Brazilian favorites. Customers can enjoy various cuts of perfectly seasoned meat, including rump, ribs, cupim ...

Trader Vic's (Hotel New Otani Tokyo)

Trader Vic’s on the fourth floor of the Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower promises to satisfy diners’ cravings for its U.S. prime beef T-bone steak, one of the most popular dishes on the menu. The gorgeous 800-gram steak, marinated in soy sauce and ginger, ...

Karin (ANA InterContinetal Tokyo)

Tasting Karin’s renowned cold Chinese noodles is the ideal way to beat the summer heat at ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s premier Cantonese 
restaurant. Served through Aug. 31 these delicious cold soba noodles are available for ¥2,400 (tax excluded) and are a limited summer item loved by ...

Akasaka Kikunoi

A pair of ornamental cherry trees stand like attendants by a sturdy wooden gateway. A narrow flagstone path lined with bamboo and maples curves out of sight in the mid-distance. At one end you are on a nondescript backstreet in Akasaka; at the other ...

Takazawa Bar

Great news: Chef Yoshiaki Takazawa has opened a bar. This is fantastic for all those who know the beautiful bijou, high-end restaurant in Akasaka that bears his name. Revered by visiting gourmets, it is one of the hardest tables in town to book. Now, ...

Kagura

Akasaka's restaurants are an eclectic mix. Cheek-by-jowl with the raucous pubs, ramen counters and Korean kimchee kitchens, you find inscrutable anonymous facades, many of them exclusive ryōtei (traditional restaurants) reserved for politicians and captains of industry. Kagura does not operate at that rarefied level. But ...