Area:Shibuya

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Review excerpt: Nukui’s ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles) are rich, honest and wholesome. While the soup is thick — in the popular tonkotsu-gyokai (pork and seafood) style — the noodles are silky-smooth. He also makes a spicy variant (kara-ramen or kara-tsukemen) that is especially ...

More beer cafe than bar, PDX Taproom, which opened in November of 2015, is the perfect place for an afternoon pint while you ponder the popularity of artisanal beer. PDX’s recipe for success? Portland. The taproom exclusively serves Oregon beers on all 10 of ...

Review excerpt: Essentially, Kotaro is an izakaya, a tavern where sake and food share equal billing, and both are there to accompany conversation and relaxation at the end of the day. But don’t arrive expecting boisterous revelry and red-faced salarymen drinking cheap highballs. Here the ...

The kitchen of this tiny one-counter Thai diner tucked away on the second floor of an anonymous building on the fringe of Shibuya is barely bigger than a phone booth. But the menu lists dozens of options, from stir-fries and spicy yam “salads” to ...

It’s hard to believe you are just steps away from the brashness of Shibuya’s Center-Gai. You have come to eat soba noodles, but it feels more like entering a ceremonial tea house. Once inside, stairs lead down to beautifully spot-lit dining room, where you ...

[Notice: Mikkeller Tokyo has closed this location. See their website for info on future sites.] Review excerpt: Like all of the brewery’s outposts, the Shibuya bar showcases Mikkeller beers alongside guest taps from local craft makers. I spotted selections from Japanese breweries such as Minoh ...

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