Review excerpt: As Bistro de Yoshimoto's name suggests, and as the nonstop soundtrack of accordion music makes abundantly clear, the setting and the fare is undeniably French.

Review excerpt: On paper, the setting for Liaison, a French-inspired restaurant that’s on the upmarket end of eateries of the ward, is ordinary.

Review excerpt: Chwf Shimada operated a bakery and patisserie in Kobe for 20 years before making the move to Osaka with Louis Blanc. Without doubt, Shimada makes some of the most memorable and magnificent cakes.

Review excerpt: The menu at Ode unfolds over a leisurely two to three hours, comprising a dozen dishes at dinner (eight at lunchtime).

Review excerpt: 336 Ebisu is part of the new wave of Parisian neo-bistros, where quality cooking and a well curated cellar are de rigeur but dressing up and putting on airs is decidedly passe.

Review excerpt: Le Sucre-Couer takes their bread seriously, and the lineup on display behind the glass counters should render even the most impulsive indecisive.

Review excerpt: At just ¥5,800 for five courses — plus a dainty appetizer with your aperitif and a small patisserie alongside your coffee at the end — ici’s menu is priced at bistro levels. But owner-chef Shuichiro Iwata’s cooking reflects the two years he ...

Review excerpt: Argile is perfect for long, leisurely lunches. There are two options for diners to splurge on: five courses (¥7,000) or three (¥5,000, with no meat dish or pre-dessert).

Review excerpt: The core of the menu at Esquisse Cinq is his “Grand Dessert” selection. Every day there is a choice pancakes, macarons, souffles and more.

Review excerpt: You won’t find many avant-garde accents on the menu here (for these, you need to book yourself into Marx’s fine-dining restaurant next door). At Bistro Marx the focus is firmly on the satisfying staples of French everyday cooking — but executed with ...

Review excerpt: After a year in the wilderness chef Shinsuke Ishii is back in action, and it has been a long and frustrating wait for him. At the beginning of 2015, he was in charge of the kitchen at one of Tokyo’s most popular — and ...

Review excerpt: Perched on the second floor of a sleek new building overlooking the cherry trees lining the banks of the Meguro River, Craftale has a view to kill for, especially when the blossoms are at their peak. But the main reason for making the ...

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