Area:Shinbashi

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

Review excerpt: Tokyo's Raku serves a longer, skinnier Kobe variant of dumpling, each just a single bite with more golden-fried wrapper than filling.

Fine ice crystals shimmer on the surface; the cloudy liquid resembles the mist in a crystal ball. The first sip is pert, relaxing into a smooth-textured mellowness that speaks of maturity approaching wisdom — the fruit of 10,000 hours of practice.

Review excerpt: It is not just the quality of Hiroyuki Sato’s seafood that has put Sushi Tokami on Tokyo’s culinary map; it’s the understated way he goes about his business. Still in his late 30s, what distinguishes him is the relaxed way he interacts with ...

This cheerful little hole-in-the-wall, which opened last June in the back streets of Shinbashi, serves the cuisine of China’s Inner Mongolia region, the birthplace of both the owner and her chef. As well as stir-fries and plates of boiled meat both on and off ...

Founded in 1923, it isn’t the oldest oden shop in Tokyo — that honor is generally ascribed to the 101-year-old Otafuku across town in Asakusa — but it is certainly among the most popular. You can tell by the clientele it attracts. From middle-aged ...

The specialty is Inaniwa udon, a variety of wheat noodle from Akita Prefecture in Japan's far northwest. Unlike the hefty, chunky udon of western Japan -- especially from the Sanuki area of Shikoku -- the Inaniwa version is smooth and delicate. Not that there's ...

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