This cheerful no-frills space just opposite Aoyama Gakuin University is geared toward a young clientele and proudly announces that its gyōza contain no garlic. Instead they’re served — five at a time — nicely crisped underneath, with a choice of healthy, vegetable toppings and ...

This self-styled “neo-bistro” opened recently in a luxury mini-mall in the backstreets of Aoyama and the reasons the food is so good will come as no surprise to anyone who has dined at Signature, the sleek French restaurant on the 37th floor of Tokyo’s ...

Le Pain Quotidien is a bakery and cafe from Brussels that has locations worldwide. Using simple, old-fashioned ingredients, this boulangerie boasts a beautiful array of freshly baked bread and homely meals such as shepherd’s pie, risotto and macaroni and cheese.

Luxury automaker Lexus’ brand experience space “Intersect by Lexus” opened in 2013 in Tokyo’s Minami Aoyama to give people the Lexus “Amazing in Motion” experience without having to get behind the wheel. In the middle of one of the most fashionable areas in Tokyo, ...

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 ...

There is no attempt now to woo the hip crowd: At L’Effervescence, the wow factor is all on the menu. If you knew the place in that previous incarnation, you will find the decor has been toned down but the layout inside little changed: ...

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.

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