BLT Steak Roppongi

[Sponsored] Back in 2014, when BLT Steak launched a branch in Roppongi’s Izumi Garden Tower, there was plenty of hype and big expectations for the Tokyo debut of a modern American steakhouse boasting a flagship in midtown Manhattan. BLT Steak Roppongi did not disappoint. Together ...

Tempura Uoshin

Tradition, craftsmanship, and understated refinement. These are attributes expected of any place serving traditional Japanese cuisine of a certain quality. When it comes to tempura, those same values are every bit as important. Among Tokyo's specialist restaurants, Tempura Uoshin in Nishi-Azabu may not rank in ...

With so much great French cuisine in Japan, what can a hot new restaurant do if it wants to stand out from the crowd? Having a catchy name certainly helps, and so does a good location. Le Sputnik qualifies on both counts. More importantly, ...

Bullicio

Anyone who has visited Spain knows it offers some of the best eating in Europe. But its food has never been embraced in Japan in the same way as French and Italian cuisine. So it's always good to see a new Spanish restaurant arriving ...

These days, just about every restaurant in town offers a Christmas menu — in just about any cuisine you want. Whether you're craving turkey and stuffing, oysters and risotto or gravlax and smoked trout, there's a place for you. Here are just a few ...

Souen

Remind me again what Japan's national (nonalcoholic) drink is. No, it's not coffee, whether out of vending machines or fastidiously dripped by well-coiffed baristas. It is, of course, green tea — not that you'd realize it in Tokyo. This may be the land where ...

The Oak Door (Grand Hyatt Tokyo)

The Oak Door, Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s steakhouse, is again hosting its popular Summer Beer Garden, offering all-you-can-drink draft beer and other beverages, as well as all-you-can-eat food items, through Sept. 30. For evening gatherings in the summer months, The Oak Door’s terrace beer garden is ...

Shichi Jyu Ni Kou

Japan, as has been said far too often, is a country of four seasons. But that tired old mantra is by no means the whole truth. The ancient lunisolar calendar recognizes 24 distinct divisions in the year, while haiku poets and others attuned to ...

Roppongi Nouen

Where does the food on our plates come from? Who grows it and how does it reach our tables? It's almost impossible to know, even when we're at home cooking for ourselves. Eating out in restaurants is a far greater leap of faith. No such ...

Butgagumi Dining

What's not to like about the original Butagumi? Tokyo's temple to high-end tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets) really is the finest in town. Where else serves such beautiful cuts of premium pork — from hand-reared breeds of "heritage" pigs — and in such a classic setting? There ...