Miyako Yasai Kamo Nasu — a mouthful if ever there was one — is a chain of buffet restaurants offering all-you-can-eat vegetables for breakfast (¥490), lunch (¥880) and dinner (¥1,350). Various sorts of local, seasonal produce is on offer, including kamonasu (a Kyoto variety ...

There are two restaurants in Yaoichi; Savory, on the third floor, looks out onto the rooftop garden, and Okazu is one floor below. Both restaurants use the produce from the year-round vegetable garden. I can only imagine the costs of bringing a vegetable garden ...

It boasts high ceilings and massive windows looking out over the Ginza rooftops. But instead of tablecloths and gleaming stemware, Slow Time dials back the formality, with plain wooden tabletops and simpler furnishings.

Sasajima won his reputation on the strength of the very Japanese touches he gives his Italian dishes. But at code kurkku, he dials back on the inflections of shojin temple cuisine (much as he does at Il Ghiottone Cucineria, his more casual second restaurant ...

Roppongi Nouen is one place where you can trace what you’re eating right back to the very source, and even look at photos of the farmers’ faces and fields. Drop in on the right day and you might get the chance to meet them ...

The vegetables, prominently arrayed by the entrance, come from contract farmers or its own market garden (there's a link on its Web site) and for the most part are organically grown. Each month Yasaiya Mei has a special feature.

This friendly diner/restaurant, which opened back in July, occupies the bottom two floors of a new building, with racks of farm-grown vegetables arrayed outside the front door, each box identified by the name of the prefecture and the farmer who supplied it.

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 ...

Partnered with an organic supermarket that deals with local farmers, bakers and candlestick makers, Organic Cafe Polan no Hiroba uses ingredients that are extremely fresh and of exceedingly high quality; not the polished clones you may find at the supermarket, but knobbly veggies that ...

Balthazar serves worthy, non-additive meals blending Japanese and Western ingredients and influences. Whether you prefer grilled fish and sake, spaghetti and organic wine, or the classic genmai pizza -- a patty of brown rice topped with either salad or spicy ground beef -- the ...

A lively and welcoming cafe-bar, art space, alternative music venue and community nexus, the Pink Cow has many facets. It's also a home away from home for the foreign community.

The idea is simple but profound. Japan's traditional multicourse cuisine has always been based on the bounty of the vegetable kingdom. Increasingly, though, kaiseki meals have become loaded up with meat and seafood, with vegetables, herbs and mushrooms treated as mere seasonal accents. Nagamine ...

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