Alter Ego

Review excerpt: The chefs at Alter Ego have developed a range of new Italian-inspired recipes for their seven-course omakase tasting menu.

Aldebaran

Review excerpt: If you want a premium burger with lashings of atmosphere and setting, then look no further than Roppongi's Aldebaran.

Yaumay

Review excerpt: The menu at Yaumay is the same at both lunch and dinner — and it all fits on a single sheet, rather than over several pages, making it much easier to plan out your meal.

Calayer

Review excerpt: Calayer has become a popular destination for heavy metal fans and musicians in Kansai. Where else can you enjoy a meal and a cold beer while listening to Slayer in the background?

Que Pasa

Review excerpt: Although there are a handful of good burrito joints in the Kansai region, Kyoto's Que Pasa ranks near the top of any list of restaurants serving up good Mexican food.

Lakan-ka

Review excerpt: Unlike other fashionable restaurants that focus on the usual Italian-inflected fare, the menu at Lakan-ka is based on light, wholesome Japanese cooking.

Ginza Kagari Honten

Review excerpt: This is Ginza Kagari Honten as it should have been from the outset: Classy, polished and much better equipped for fame and the inevitable influx.

Men Chirashi

Review excerpt: Men Chirashi stylish new udonya lies on a narrow alley among the boutiques and hip streetwear emporiums of Harajuku.

Torioka

Review excerpt: Not only is the location more central — in the heart of Roppongi Hills, no less — Torioka is also more stylish and, for the time being at any rate, much easier to book.

Konjiki Hototogisu

Review excerpt: Konjiki Hototogisu is exactly the kind of new-wave noodle counter that old-school ramen grinches love to hate. It’s squeaky clean and has a rustic wooden frontage.