Area:Roppongi

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All the standard Okinawan dishes are present and reasonably correct. The various kinds of champuru (stir fries with tofu and egg) include hechima (gourd); goya, naturally; and nakami, a spicy mix of organ meats. And if you don't fancy the ashitebichi (simmered pig trotters, ...

The name, Sasano, is cunningly derived from alternate readings of the two Chinese characters meaning "sake" and "drink." They could well have added a couple more ideograms to boast that you will also eat very well here.

The main influences are Cantonese, but allegiance is also paid to Shanghai. The shark's fin soup is bulked out with plenty of king crab meat and egg white in a thick chicken broth. The sliced fillet of beef is sauteed soft in black bean ...

You come here for power eating. The menu offers eight different cuts of beef, ranging from a basic half-pound of New Zealand tenderloin or 10 ounces (283 grams) of U.S. Angus sirloin to 22-oz (625-gram) porterhouse steaks of prime Japanese wagyu (for two, they ...

Even more innovative is the menu. There is a fixed, four-course menu of the day, but you are under no obligation to order it. The long a la carte menu features two dozen "petites assiettes degustation" — tapas, essentially — and it is entirely ...

Pride of place is given to the oysters arrayed in the glass-fronted tray of ice running the length of the open kitchen. There are usually four or five varieties to choose from, some local -- including the fabulous rock oysters from Niigata -- others ...

The most obvious feature of the operation here is the rotisserie machine. It stands proud behind the counter, near the semi-open kitchen, its casing done out in spiffy racing red (customized with a cheeky Ferrari decal) and its glowing cargo of chickens and other ...

Everything is grilled over Bincho charcoal (hence the name) shipped from the Kii Peninsula, which is highly rated for the even, constant heat it generates. The chickens, reared in the foothills of Mount Haruna, in Gunma Prefecture, are a crossbreed of local birds with ...

Once a month, Night Gallery Cafe Crow in Roppongi becomes a horror scene straight out of a George A. Romero film, as zombies descend upon the small venue. For more than two years, zombie performance unit Zombiena has been renting out the place every ...

This spin-off in the basement of the Roppongi Hills complex lies a few strides from the subway gates. Bright, cheerful and modern, Butgagumi Dining has a big open kitchen where you can watch the golden cutlets being deep-fried to crisp perfection. And it still has ...

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