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:

Luca Fantin: Italian creativity blooms in the heart of Ginza

Oct 7, 2016

Luca Fantin: Italian creativity blooms in the heart of Ginza

Chef Luca Fantin's cooking is far from most people's idea of typical Italian fare. The softly spoken 37-year-old native of Treviso serves elaborate multicourse tasting menus that are as creative, contemporary and cutting edge as anywhere else in Tokyo. This has won him plaudits, ...

Falo: An Italian take on the 'izakaya'

| Sep 2, 2016

Falo: An Italian take on the 'izakaya'

Arriving at Falo, prepare for a few surprises of the most pleasant kind. The first is that this sleek-looking new Italian restaurant, which opened in May in Daikanyama, feels and functions like a traditional izakaya tavern. For a start, there are no tables. Instead, you ...