Kazami

Ohata’s noodles are every bit as refined as the setting — so elegant that he calls them “soba,” which is short for chūka soba (“Chinese noodles”), rather than mere ramen. Both his shio (salt) and shoyu soba are light and refreshing, perfectly suited to ...

Kagari

Even though Kagari is hidden away down a tiny unmarked alley in Ginza, the giveaway is the perpetual line of people outside.

Cafe de Rope Ginza

Tokyo's hippest new cafe is also one of its most obscure, even though it occupies some of the city's swankiest real estate. Cafe de Rope Ginza lies in a corner of a converted parking garage three floors under the venerable Sony Building. And it's ...

The Apollo

Taramosalata, dolma, souvlaki, moussaka: Even the briefest roll call of these classic dishes will trigger intense Pavlovian salivation in anyone who has ever visited Greece. For most people in Tokyo, though, these foods have been off the radar. The arrival of The Apollo looks ...

Kagari Echika fit Ginza

Thick, rich, creamy white soup, delicate noodles, elegant toppings of chicken breast and seasonal vegetables — Kagari serves some of the finest, most seductive ramen in the city. There's only one downside: the wait in line can sometimes take up to an hour. No time ...

Dharmasagara

Uttappam, idli, vada, masala dosa — for me, dinner at Dharmasagara is more than just a roll call of favorite foods. It's an incantation that summons up India's sun-baked streets of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. For over a decade now, this simple, uncluttered second-floor dining ...

Armani / Ristorante

Armani / Ristorante, a luxurious Italian restaurant on the 10th floor of the Armani / Ginza Tower, an iconic building in the heart of Ginza, presents a delightful summer menu “Giorgio Armani” comprising the very best ingredients inspired by the season and reflecting Italian ...

Katsuzen

Tonkatsu is comfort food, gourmand grub — not a gourmet delicacy. So what are those hearty, unpretentious deep-fried breaded pork cutlets doing in an elegant little bar-style restaurant above one of Ginza's temples to high-end consumption? Katsuzen has come a long way from its humble ...

Teuchisoba Narutomi

Tempura and soba: Separately, they're two essential elements of traditional Japanese food culture. Put them together side by side on the table and they add up to one of the all-time classic dishes. Even at its most basic — at a stand-and-slurp noodle counter, say, ...

Kakishabu-ya

Japanese oyster restaurant Kakishabu-ya, in Tokyo’s chic Ginza district, offers a range of unique oyster dishes. The manager of the restaurant is proud to introduce shabu-shabu hot pot cooking, which he feels is the best way to enjoy oysters. The taste of blanched oysters enjoyed ...