Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

Food & Drink | NEW IN TOWN Jul 21, 2016

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

by Mio Yamada

New to the Spiral building in Omotesando is Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience, which has relocated from its original Nishi-Azabu location to a spot directly next door to Mina Perhonen’s newly opened Call. This is no ordinary tea house. Sakurai’s extensive menu comprises top-quality Japanese teas, ...

Call: Mina Perhonen's new store has it all

Lifestyle | NEW IN TOWN Jul 15, 2016

Call: Mina Perhonen's new store has it all

by Mio Yamada

Mina Perhonen’s new Call store is a one-stop shop in Omotesando for anyone who loves Nordic-inspired fashion and interiors. Filled with simple, soft-hued ceramics, rolls of irregular geometrically patterned textiles, racks of floaty cotton garments and displays of elegant hand-crafted goods, Call takes its ...

Un Grain: Good things come in small patisserie

Food & Drink | NEW IN TOWN Dec 16, 2015

Un Grain: Good things come in small patisserie

The lowdown: Premium confectionery brand Yoku Moku is bankrolling one of Tokyo's hottest patisserie chefs. Why we’re excited: Classic sweets with subtle twists, local ingredients and classy presentations. About 40 kinds of petits fours are available at Un Grain, Maison de mignardises. | MIO YAMADAIn addition to the ...

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

Food & Drink | NEW IN TOWN Oct 1, 2015

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

The lowdown: Artisan baker Chrisophe Vasseur’s first French pastry cafe in Japan. Why we’re excited: Those buttery, crumbly croissants that virtually disintegrate as you start aiming for your mouth. Giant whirls filled with pistachio paste and chocolate chips, egg tartlets and pastries with fresh mango… ...