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:

Craft Sake Week set to bloom in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills

Apr 1, 2017

Craft Sake Week set to bloom in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills

Sake and sakura. Cherry blossom and Japan's traditional tipple make for a heady combination, wherever you put them together. One of the best parties this year is likely to be in the heart of Tokyo's Roppongi district, at the upcoming Craft Sake Week. Over 10 days ...

Torikado: Elevating yakitori to an art form

| Apr 1, 2017

Torikado: Elevating yakitori to an art form

Tokyo has no shortage of yakitori restaurants. They range from funky, smoky hole-in-the-wall grills to elegant emporia serving prime skewers of the finest fowl. But there's nowhere quite like Torikado. At the bottom of an anonymous flight of stairs, you push through a heavy wooden ...