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.

For Robbie Swinnerton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dining out in Tokyo in the age of gastro-tourism

| Jul 26, 2018

Dining out in Tokyo in the age of gastro-tourism

Tokyo: It's the world's greatest dining city. Twenty years ago this assertion — one I delighted in dropping into conversations whenever possible — would have been met with bemusement if not ridicule, especially among the gourmets of Paris or New York. These days, few ...

BBQPit: All the party without the worry

| Jun 2, 2018

BBQPit: All the party without the worry

So you're in the mood for a nice little barbecue evening with a few pals. Not the low 'n' slow, long-time-smoking, American roots type of 'cue, but a "throw a shrimp on the barbie" type affair, maybe with some prime scallops, jidori chicken wings and ...