Area:Ebisu

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

Such a tranquil, atmospheric setting calls for food and drink to match. Bissori doesn't disappoint. It serves Korean cuisine -- not brash barbecues of yakiniku or dainty up-market dishes but straightforward home cooking with a light, healthy focus.

Unlike the less salubrious drinking alleys around the city that go by the "yokocho" epithet (Shonben Yokocho on the north side of Shinjuku Station immediately springs to mind), this one is entirely respectable. From the tall white lantern that marks the entrance and the ...

Owner-chef Toshiyuki Ibayashi lived for over a year in Jamaica, and he has re-created the easygoing ambience and robust cooking of the roadside eateries found across the island. He's also brought back with him a dynamite recipe for jerk chicken, the spicy barbecue that ...

Chicken is the be-all and end-all at Imaiya -- not any old poultry, of course, but top quality Hinai jidori. Small fowl with handsome orange plumage, these birds are raised in happy, healthy, free-range conditions in Akita Prefecture, and you can certainly taste the ...

He cooks in the modern Tokyo idiom, unafraid to fuse Japanese delicacy and outside influences to French fundamentals. At lunchtime he keeps it simple, catering to the impatient office crowd. It is at dinnertime that Restaurant t.r comes into its own.

Be sure to ask for the hand-written (Japanese only) menu of the day, which supplements the regular bilingual list. That is where you find all of Oshima's most creative dishes -- plus some exceptional pizzas.

Tio Danjo stays open until 1 a.m. or later, and its tapas-based menu is geared as much to the late crowd who prefer light eats as to those who want a more substantial dinner. Just as you would find in Spain, most of the ...

There are half a dozen choices of hors d'oeuvres, a couple of soups, and half a dozen main dishes. All derive from the basic brasserie tradition, but everything is executed with great expertise.

Sonamu's main claim to fame is the nourishing country-style hot pot known as kamjatang. Although this translates literally as "potato soup," this is only a partial description, since it fails to mention the most obvious ingredient -- the generous pile of pork backbones that ...

Sorano-niwa -- the poetically named "Garden of the Sky" -- specializes in traditional soy products. That means tofu in its various guises, of course, but also yuba, the skin that forms on the surface of soy milk when it is heated; and unohana (a.k.a. ...

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.

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