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Review excerpt: Factor in some strong local Japanese influences at Stand Banh Mi, and the result is some of the most satisfying Vietnamese food in all of Tokyo.
Review excerpt: For ¥3,000 an hour, you get your own place at BBQPit, the use of a Weber grill and a sturdy awning to keep off the sun.
Review excerpt: Not only does Men Labo Hiro offer shoyu and shio (salt) versions and excellent tsukemen (dipping noodles), it also offers occasional yakitori specials.
Review excerpt: Locale sources its pork from Kagoshima and lamb from Hokkaido and veal from a ranch in Iwate. Look out for her Saitama quail, too.
Review excerpt: There’s only one thing on the menu at Wagyumafia: gyu-katsu (deep-fried breaded beef cutlet) sandwiches. And the top-of-the-range offering — 100 grams of premium Kobe chateaubriand steak — commands a cool ¥20,000.
Review excerpt: The bar snacks at Another8 are classy, ranging from soy-sauce pickles to the addictively munchy home-cooked burdock chips.
Review excerpt: There is only a fixed omakase tasting menu at Torikado; simply let chef Onoda or his assistant know if there’s anything you don’t want. (Be warned, the meal includes plenty of internal organs.) Then, sit back as a succession of chicken morsels ...
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