[Notice: Mikkeller Tokyo has closed this location. See their website for info on future sites.] Review excerpt: Like all of the brewery’s outposts, the Shibuya bar showcases Mikkeller beers alongside guest taps from local craft makers. I spotted selections from Japanese breweries such as Minoh ...

Anyone searching for a viable Japanese rival to the branding clout of California’s Blue Bottle Coffee should look here. In the shop’s sleek, minimalist interior, it feels like everything within sight — from paper cups and trashcans to a high-end valve amplifier behind the ...

Moku Moku's buffet includes a lot of seasonal foods, so expect a different menu depending on what time of the year you drop by. There’s a wide range of dishes that cater to almost everyone’s dietary needs. For vegetable lovers there’s a lot to ...

Review excerpt: Organic Cafe LuLu has plenty to keep your child occupied, including wooden train sets, a play kitchen, comfy chairs and nooks for reading. “Kids today spend a lot of time playing on gaming devices and playing on phones when eating out with ...

Mori no Butchers has an intimate feel that encourages quiet conversation over a leisurely bottle or two, rather than the boisterous clamor that often fills its sibling restaurants. It may look like a classic izakaya tavern, but the sign by the door makes its ...

Kiln’s burger is made of 100 percent beef dry-aged for 40 days. It tastes delightful, with the right balance of meat and fat. While it’s possibly a little overcooked for Chang’s liking, I’m sure the staff could cook it to your preference. The wagyu ...

At Roast Works, a modern roastery in the Tomigaya neighborhood of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, roaster Keisuke Narusawa talks me through the basics of simple, home-brewed iced coffee. Whether you’re using a filter, French press or Aerobie’s AeroPress to make your brew, the general principle ...

This patisserie serves only cakes and water, but what a sweet line-up it is: these could be the supermodels of the cake world, except loaded with calories. After much deliberation — after all, half the fun (and frustration) is in the choosing — we ...

100 Spoons, in the Tokyo neighborhood of Futako Tamagawa — specifically the Rise Shopping Center — bills itself as a “new” type of family restaurant that aims to be a special destination for families while still offering the broad selection of dishes that famiresu ...

Review excerpt: Fujimaru is part of an expanding Osaka-based group of wine shops and delis, which includes the only winery in that city — and it’s their own wines on draft here. The chain has made a bold choice of location in Tokyo: The ...

Ogawa Coffee has outlets dotted around the country with the majority concentrated in the Kansai region. The franchise roasts some excellent coffee blends; their Santa Lucia from Costa Rica is strong but ever so sweet, and even their house blend is a smooth coffee. ...

Trader Vic’s on the fourth floor of the Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower promises to satisfy diners’ cravings for its U.S. prime beef T-bone steak, one of the most popular dishes on the menu. The gorgeous 800-gram steak, marinated in soy sauce and ginger, ...

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