Although our overall verdict on the food was mixed, that does not mean we wouldn't recommend Good Moon. Next time, we will stick with the sashimi, grilled seafood and other izakaya foods they obviously do so much more successfully.

Owner-chef Yoshinobu Yamada hails from a family of Tsukiji fish merchants. After years learning his metier and polishing the full gamut of culinary skills at such varied operations as Kihachi, Azabu Changjiang and the late (and bemourned by many) Rellenos, he has returned to ...

There are several reasons why Adan is invariably full every evening, despite such an unpromising location. There’s the setting, an unusual old redbrick kura storehouse, beautifully refurbished and decorated with boldly colored wood carvings. But most people are there because Adan exudes the kind ...

Takara is a stylish, contemporary izakaya in the basement of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho. While the main focus is on quality sake from noted kura around the country, it also purveys shochu and wine — and a good selection of foods that ...

One of the tastiest things on the menu at 3 Stories Bar, other than the original taco rice (¥680 excluding tax), is the banana in egg roll wrapping, which is fried and served with a side of vanilla ice cream (¥580 excluding tax). It ...

Inakatei is a gem of an izakaya. Obansai (Kyoto home-style cooking) features heavily, but not exclusively, on the menu. And if it's fish you've come in search of, then you won't be left wanting.

The chefs at Tepparnya make good use of the teppan, the hot plate that dominates the kitchen counter, and so should you. We had a rump of tender beef steak served on a chopping board with Dijon mustard, a pinch of salt and pepper ...

Besides those delicious oysters (both domestic and imported; pictured right), Bakushu-an also has a good selection of obanzai, prepared side dishes both hot and cold.

If tasting is believing, then the place to do that is at the Nihonbashi Dashi Bar. This small self-service counter on the ground floor of the Coredo Muromachi building (right across the street from the main Mitsukoshi Department Store) offers two kinds of dashi ...

Cheerful and modern, at lunch it offers simple teishoku set meals. Then in the evening, it morphs into a bustling izakaya tavern where the hearty dishes are washed down with liberal volumes of sake, and the air fills with cigarette smoke and laughter.

n terms of genre, Kinoji occupies that uniquely Japanese culinary territory that hovers somewhere between izakaya and ryoriya. If you want to take it slowly, you can drop in for a quiet evening sipping sake, beer or stronger spirits, while exploring the a la ...

It comes as a relief to find somewhere that's calm, aimed at an adult demographic and serious about its food and drink. Not that you're likely to stumble unaided on this cozy basement izakaya, despite its location just a few minutes' walk from Shibuya's ...

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