Area:Azabu

Information about things to do in Japan, restaurants, films, destinations and more.

Reivew excerpt: Unusually, Chef Tsuneo Yokota's standard omakase (chef’s special) menu starts out with a simple green salad at Tempura Yokota, just enough to wake up your appetite and taste buds and to occupy you while the condiments are prepared: grated daikon to go ...

All the dishes are available a la carte, meaning you can eat whatever you feel like; you can share dishes; you can even specify how much (or little) pasta you want to eat. Think of it as a very glorified wine bar -- albeit ...

Anyone who's spent any time in North America is likely to feel immediately at home. In both inspiration and execution, Frijoles models itself liberally on the U.S. "gourmet taco" chain Chipotle. That's not a bad thing by any means, as it translates into quality ...

Banreki epitomizes the subtle alchemy of Japanese dining at its best -- the interplay of space, design and lighting, with food of brilliant, complex simplicity and serving vessels of quiet beauty. This synergy, of course, has been at the heart of Japan's cuisine for ...

Wakanui is a big posh steakhouse -- a date kind of place (or, ideally, an expense-account kind of place). Their French rack of Canterbury lamb is grilled on Japanese binchotan charcoal (considered Japan's best).

You have a choice of eight different curries from 690 yen, complete with rice or nan bread. As side dishes, you can order tandoori chicken (300 yen for a skewer) or sheek kebab (400 yen), and they also offer sweet lassi if you want ...

Designer okonomiyaki may sound like a contradiction in terms, but here in Shirokane it seems to make perfect sense. Where else can you go to drink Pouilly-Fuisse with your pancakes?

Matsugen stays open past 10:30 p.m., which is in no way remarkable by Azabu standards but considerably later than the hours most old-school soba-ya subscribe to. Second, it boasts a sizable kitchen staff well-versed in all aspects of Japanese cuisine, not just the art ...

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