Area:Ikebukuro

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

Review excerpt: You don’t actually sit on the curbside to eat at Cam On Pho, but the setting doesn’t feel a million miles away from a Hanoi street stall, either. The decor is strictly no frills. There are cartons of Saigon’s favorite 333 beer ...

Gotsubo is a new and charming entry to Ikebukuro’s craft beer scene. During the day Gotsubo is a modest lunch counter serving gyu¯katsu (fried beef cutlet) curry, but after nightfall it transforms into a stylish standing bar with a modest selection of beer and ...

Most people walk by the nondescript entrance to Vivo! without a second glance, much less a first one. Vivo! offers four glass sizes, ideal for sampling your way across the well-curated tap list of 20 beers, which are mostly Japanese and American.

At Shochu Zanmai, we are literally surrounded by the stuff: the bar boasts over 300 varieties of the spirit, and plastic crates filled with bottles are stacked high along three of the four walls in the room where we are seated. Faced with so ...

Robust and satisfying, not fine dining but with classic refinement and charm: Nabeya is the last of a dying breed, a holdover from decades past. Fukuda is 79 years old now, and won't be in business too much longer. Let's celebrate that tradition while ...

Review excerpt: What it lacks in views, The Dome makes up for in toys and a play area for children, ingeniously placed in the center of the dining area. Frequent users of child-friendly restaurants, such as yours truly, likely know that play areas are ...

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