Robbie Swinnerton

Robbie Swinnerton has been living, eating and writing about food in Tokyo for over 30 years. His column, Tokyo Food File, has run in The Japan Times since 1998.

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Hiyori: <I>Oden</I> crosses over to wine country

Food & Drink | TOKYO FOOD FILE May 4, 2019

Hiyori: Oden crosses over to wine country

Few restaurants capture the Shinsen neighborhood feel better than Hiyori. Looking in from street level, you can tell that it's easygoing and convivial, the sort of place where you drop in for a quick drink, strike up conversation with your neighbors and end up ...