Hugo Desnoyer

There's a curious ritual that just about everyone follows before settling into dinner at Hugo Desnoyer. Once you've been shown to your seat upstairs and ordered drinks, you are encouraged to meet your main course. Half of the counter in front of the open kitchen ...

Cafe Park

When cooler weather is upon us, my daughter and I like to venture to neighborhood parks to spend some time outdoors. Since I like to eat out and she likes to play, I have found that one of the keys to a peaceful meal ...

I thought I missed hummus. By which I mean: I missed being able to pick up a tub at the supermarket. But to hear an Israeli acquaintance talk of it is to learn that there is so much more to miss. "Eating hummus reminds me ...

Osteria Beverino

It's an old complaint, but Tokyo really doesn't have enough good, easy-going wine bars. Not enough that serve dozens of wines at prices anyone can afford, with quality food and the kind of unpretentious atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable hanging out all evening. ...

Yebis (The Westin Tokyo)

Located on the top floor of The Westin Tokyo, boasting an elegant, yet lively atmosphere, the teppanyaki (iron grill cooking) restaurant Yebisu is offering a Teppan Kaiseki (traditional Japanese cuisine) Course, giving guests a dinner experience of prestigious Yebisu beef and Mikohara rice. Mikohara rice ...

Masa's Kitchen 47

Gleaming white tableware, understated decor and not a single dragon or red lantern in sight: Masa's Kitchen 47 boldly defies the stereotype for Chinese restaurants in Tokyo. Which is just as it should be. So does the food. Owner-chef Masahito Namazue doesn't turn out the ...

Ebisu Imaiya Saryou

A brave new Year of the Rooster has dawned -- so what better way to celebrate it than by eating one? On such auspicious occasions as this, naturally, only the finest fowl will do -- and it's hard to find any that taste better ...

Suzuran

Suzuran has moved. After over a decade building up a large and loyal following, Shibuya's classiest ramen shop has shuttered its old wood-clad premises behind the police station and found itself a smart new home — down the road in Ebisu. Following a soft launch ...

Fish House Oyster Bar East

First the sad news: One of Ebisu's finest, friendliest little French restaurants has upped and moved to the far side of town. Now the silver lining: Those selfsame pint-sized premises have reincarnated as a branch of Ebisu's finest, friendliest oyster emporium. Just six weeks ...