Area:Okubo

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

It may be far from the bright lights of central Tokyo, but Norabo is drawing customers from well beyond the immediate catchment area. Like us, they converge to enjoy the mellow atmosphere and the distinctive cooking of owner-chef Makio Akemine.

Balthazar serves worthy, non-additive meals blending Japanese and Western ingredients and influences. Whether you prefer grilled fish and sake, spaghetti and organic wine, or the classic genmai pizza -- a patty of brown rice topped with either salad or spicy ground beef -- the ...

Most people start by ordering up a couple of beers and some snacks to go with them. The house specials include: negi chijimi, a flat, round pancake as wide as a manhole cover; donguri "konnyaku," cubes of a curious gray jelly apparently made of ...

The menu covers the standard gamut of snacks, noodles, fish and meat, with plenty of specialties from Issan, the region of the northeast Thailand that was once Laos. That means good versions of som tum (green papaya salad), catfish laab, khai yang (grilled chicken) ...

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