Review excerpt: While service at Esterre is as polished as you’d expect at a hotel of this caliber, there is none of the fuss associated with the highest level of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Review excerpt: When Isoism, which focuses firmly on tsukemono (pickled vegetables), first opened in 2016 near Kyoto Tower, the long lines of people were impossible to miss.

Review excerpt: Sakai Shokai is not a place you are meant to stumble into by chance. If you’re not with someone who’s been there before, you need to call ahead and then try to navigate your way there.

Review excerpt: La Coquina, a cheerful, casual Spanish cerveceria (beer tavern), boasts plenty of comfy chairs, many with spectacular cityscape vistas, so you’re likely to be seated before your legs give out.

Review excerpt: Amazingly, a year and a half in, Inua still feels just as innovative, especially the remarkable range of dishes emanating from head chef Thomas Frebel’s test kitchen and onto his menu.

Review excerpt: For more than a decade, Tama has been the place to come for one of Tokyo’s more unusual menus, a unique and stylish hybrid that it calls Ryukyu-Chinese.

Review excerpt: Located on the seventh floor of a swish, modern building looking out over the Ginza rooftops, Imari Roaji is the big-city branch of an equally sleek, contemporary restaurant based in Imari, Saga Prefecture, in the far west of Japan.

Review excerpt: Called Equal, this is the latest project by master patissier Yuichi Goto.

Review excerpt: On any given day, Lees Bread offers around 20 different varieties, most baked with organic Japanese flours and ancient grains, like kamut and spelt, sourced from farmers in Iwate and Hokkaido prefectures.

Review excerpt: Fantin is at the top of his game. And that — along with the superb setting, the elegant dining room overlooking Ginza’s central boulevard, the premium wine list and the smooth-as-silk service — is what has made Il Ristorante so special and ...

Review excerpt: Their eight taps at Two Fingers Craft Beer are loaded with an excellent rotating selection of well-kept beers, mostly from small-scale local breweries they know and trust, with occasional tap takeovers.

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