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There are four basic options to choose from: ramen or tsukemen — that’s soba or tsukesoba, in their terminology — in either a shio (salt) or shōyu (soy sauce) soup. Quality and flavor are paramount here. The noodles are stone-ground from four kinds of ...

The tables — all three of them — are reached via a narrow alleyway, past a downstairs kitchen, and finally up a vertigo-inducing flight of stairs. Outside there are corrugated steel panels covered in ivy, a rusty blue bicycle and colorful plastic chairs of ...

Review excerpt: The instant you see Kuriya Kashi Kurogi you know it’s special. The hidden location, verdant setting and striking architecture are more than remarkable — they are one of a kind. With the Kurogi name, you expect nothing less. Chef Jun Kurogi’s eponymous ryōriya ...

Kin-no-saru looks and feels well above the average, but it's actually quite affordable. It's also very approachable, thanks to the crew of young waiters, who are friendly and well informed about the menu. For that reason it seems to attract a varied demographic, not ...

Iseeya's tempura is hearty and substantial. The batter is applied in a thick layer; the oil is dark and strongly imbued with the rich aroma of sesame. This is how tempura was prepared in Edo times, when it was cooked and sold from street ...

In addition to being the capital's longest running Israeli restaurant, Shamaim is also a fantastic deal: The all-you-can-eat dinner course is just ¥2,100 per person.

n terms of genre, Kinoji occupies that uniquely Japanese culinary territory that hovers somewhere between izakaya and ryoriya. If you want to take it slowly, you can drop in for a quiet evening sipping sake, beer or stronger spirits, while exploring the a la ...

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