The core of Ponga’s menu is made up of an extensive selection of beef and pork cuts, several of them rarely found in standard yakiniku restaurants. But Ponga also prides itself on a wider-than-usual selection of vegetable dishes on its menu. You can order ...

In charge of the grill is Tomohiko Abe, Ikegawa’s youthful right-hand man from Torishiki. He is working side by side with Yasunori Yamamoto, whose background is in Italian cuisine. It sounds hybrid, but it works wonderfully.

Chef Ryotaro Miyauchi got experience at a number of small-scale winemakers during his stay in France, so he knows his oenology. But he’s also a trained chef, so the food menu is every bit as important.

In the right hands, the simple act of grilling skewers of chicken over glowing coals of charcoal produces one of the supreme delicacies of Japanese cuisine, well worthy of a such a tasteful setting. Those hands belong to yakitori maestro Yoshiteru Ikegawa.

Review excerpt: Nowhere does tonkatsu like Tonki. Of all the restaurants in Tokyo that serve those ever-popular cutlets of breaded, deep-fried pork — and they number in their thousands — nowhere stands out quite the way Tonki does. To its legions of fans, it is ...

Beard. What sort of name is that for a restaurant, least of all one serving French-inflected food? And what chef would have the word daubed in orange paint across his front door, on the diagonal no less? One with a quirky sense of humor, ...

With all due respect to Chicago and all other Italian enclaves spread across America, what we want is real Neapolitan pizza — the way Hisayoshi Majima makes it.

Quienquiera is an evening space, for quiet communion over a drink or three. Rather than a place for dining out, it is more a modern incarnation of the kind of izakaya where you snack as you imbibe, and where conversation is the main lubricant.

Trattoria della Lanterna Magica is the quintessential Tokyo neighborhood trattoria. Not just because it is always bustling and friendly, serves excellent, unpretentious cucina and does so at prices that are always affordable, but because it is far enough from the beaten track that it ...

“Try to think about parasites without a feeling of fear…” It’s hard to keep parasites alive since they live on other animals, but you can see over 300 preserved specimens here. Make sure to hit the gift shop on the way out — you ...

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