Review excerpt: In German, schmatz is the word for smacking your lips in pleasure, or giving your grannie a kiss on the cheek. Perfect onomatopoeia for a few fun-filled hours Tokyo's Nakameguro.

Review excerpt: At both lunch and dinner, wild food remains front and center on the menu at Lature. The chef's signature starter is a delicate savory macaron made with the blood of the same Yezo sika deer he serves as a main course.

Review excerpt: Wana Tedome doesn’t mess with any ordinary meat. “Deer, not cow. Boar, not pig,” the illuminated street-level sign outside proclaims in Japanese. “Grilled venison, grilled boar and grilled pheasant.”

Review excerpt: There are no statuettes of Hindu deities or keening Bollywood soundtrack music at Tandoor Bar Kamalpur. Instead it feels as comfortable as a local izakaya tavern.

Review excerpt: The menu at Okinawa Paradise is neither extensive nor sophisticated. As at most Okinawa restaurants, the “simple is best” approach rules.

Review excerpt: Critters Burger is home to the best burgers in Osaka. Tabelog, the restaurant listings website, had Critters in its top 100 burger shacks in Japan for 2017.

Review excerpt: There’s only one thing on the menu at Wagyumafia: gyu-katsu (deep-fried breaded beef cutlet) sandwiches. And the top-of-the-range offering — 100 grams of premium Kobe chateaubriand steak — commands a cool ¥20,000.

Review excerpt: Expect to find a few staples at Kunsei Lover Fumo such as the smoked boiled eggs glazed with soy sauce, smoked bacon and smoked chikuwa fish cake stuffed with tuna.

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