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

Review excerpt: The mission statement at OnJapan Cafe&, this spacious, easy-going diner/cafe/event space, is to spread the word about traditional Japanese food culture.

Review excerpt: The fiery flavors launch a full-on assault on your palate at Somtum Der, no matter how much the chilies are toned down. It’s not a recipe for faint hearts or sensitive palates.

Review excerpt: Calms it only offers one dish: datshi, the fiery, cheesy stew that is considered Bhutan’s national dish.

Review excerpt: 365 Nichi is an excellent little bakery that has been operating day in, day out, even at new year, ever since it opened in 2013.

Review excerpt: For the locals, Path is a breakfast pit stop, a place to gear up for the day with good coffee and even better pastries. At night Path really comes into its own, transforming into a proper sit-down, spend-the-evening restaurant.

Review excerpt: The highlights at Matsushima include tofu with Shanghai crab tomalley and enoki mushrooms; hefty cuts of pork smothered in a gleaming sauce of tart black vinegar; and, as the crescendo of the meal, a fiery Sichuan-style oyster hot pot that is wonderfully warming.

Review excerpt: Just a short stroll from Shimokitazawa Station, away from the bars and the student hangouts, Guerrero is a no-frills place with simple decor, basic furniture and a great soundtrack that runs the gamut from indie to Afrobeat.

Reivew excerpt: Chef Susumu Shimizu slowly, patiently rests the meat for hours over a low heat, adjusting the position and temperature with the expertise of a true master. The results at Restaurant Anis are spectacular: tender but still rare, with all the flavor and ...

Review excerpt: Chef Koichi Hashimoto's creative cooking is like an interactive performance, in a setting that is always easygoing and relaxed. He offers only one tasting menu — a sophisticated multicourse meal that unfolds for up to three hours — and there is only ...

There’s still space to move, but on days when Watering Hole hosts a “meet the brewer” or “tap takeover” event, it can be standing room only. Along with the unusual drinks on offer, the food menu is original enough to garner attention in its ...

This excellent little hole-in-the-wall also doubles as a stand-up/take-out coffee counter. Barista Keitaro Suzuki is an alumnus of Shibuya’s highly rated Streamer Coffee and makes a mean flat white. But it’s the range of premium sandwiches that really makes Camelback such a welcome addition ...

At Roast Works, a modern roastery in the Tomigaya neighborhood of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, roaster Keisuke Narusawa talks me through the basics of simple, home-brewed iced coffee. Whether you’re using a filter, French press or Aerobie’s AeroPress to make your brew, the general principle ...

his is the only place in the city devoted to the Argentinian street-food favorite known as choripan. Like a supersized version of a grilled Spanish chorizo sausage, it comes sandwiched between two halves of a small French loaf, loaded with toppings and a dollop ...

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