Located in the middle of Minami Aoyama, one of the most fashionable areas in Tokyo, luxury automaker Lexus’ brand experience space, Intersect by Lexus, welcomes people with a variety of features. As part of its endeavors, the unique-luxury space opened last year to give ...

One thing about the menu: There isn’t one; at least not on paper. As at top Japanese restaurants, you leave it up to the chef to know what foods are in season and how they are best prepared. Lunch or dinner, everyone eats the ...

By the end of your meal, the aptness of the name becomes clear. The effervescence lies not in the restaurant itself — no amount of champagne will make it feel any less sedate and serious — nor in the utterly professional service. It derives ...

Most kaiseki restaurants serve meals that are by definition multicourse affairs, with no deviation from the established sequence of dishes. At Maru, you get a choice: Call ahead to order a full-course meal or pick from the a la carte menu (a full English ...

The vegetables, prominently arrayed by the entrance, come from contract farmers or its own market garden (there’s a link on its Web site) and for the most part are organically grown. Each month Yasaiya Mei has a special feature.

The menu is divided into four main sections: tapas and their Lebanese counterparts, mezze; a page devoted to jamon and chorizo (from the finest Iberico hogs, of course), culatello and prosciutto from Italy, plus a good choice of cheeses; main dishes, including seafood, meat ...

Beacon styles itself as an “urban chop house.” What that means is a self-confident, high-end grill in the best American tradition. Swanky and polished, it exudes the reassuring, understated elegance (and, it must be said, the equivalent sticker price) of a Lincoln Continental.

“Italian cucina using Japanese ingredients”: This is Kushima’s philosophy, honed from his training at some of Tokyo’s top ristoranti — though interestingly, he has never felt the need to work in Italy itself.

The 3,400 yen set dinner comprises six separate courses, including two hors d’oeuvres (one hot, one cold); fish (currently pan-fried isaki); meat (roast lamb); then two separate desserts plus coffee. This must be one of the best bargains in the city.

As a concept it is simple, admirable and hugely seductive. It also makes things much easier when it comes to ordering your meal. The essential precepts of the food are Italian and, although it’s intended primarily as a foil for the wine, the cooking ...

As the name implies (aburu means “to grill”), the specialty of the house is the shichirin. As soon as you sit down, one of these miniature braziers will be set in front of you. And apart from the initial appetizers — cabbage leaves which ...

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