Review excerpt: The bar snacks at Another8 are classy, ranging from soy-sauce pickles to the addictively munchy home-cooked burdock chips.


Review excerpt: There is only a fixed omakase tasting menu at Torikado; simply let chef Onoda or his assistant know if there’s anything you don’t want. (Be warned, the meal includes plenty of internal organs.) Then, sit back as a succession of chicken morsels ...

Ai to Ibukuro

Perhaps it is the Japanese influence, but the food here does not suffer from the heavy sauces and overly rich flavors that can at times beleaguer French cuisine. Ai to Ibukuro offers a true culinary experience for the entire family, and will have baby ...


Review excerpt: Nowhere does tonkatsu like Tonki. Of all the restaurants in Tokyo that serve those ever-popular cutlets of breaded, deep-fried pork — and they number in their thousands — nowhere stands out quite the way Tonki does. To its legions of fans, it is an ...

Honke Ponga

The core of Ponga's menu is made up of an extensive selection of beef and pork cuts, several of them rarely found in standard yakiniku restaurants. But Ponga also prides itself on a wider-than-usual selection of vegetable dishes on its menu. You can order ...


In charge of the grill is Tomohiko Abe, Ikegawa's youthful right-hand man from Torishiki. He is working side by side with Yasunori Yamamoto, whose background is in Italian cuisine. It sounds hybrid, but it works wonderfully.

Le Verre Vole a Tokyo

Chef Ryotaro Miyauchi got experience at a number of small-scale winemakers during his stay in France, so he knows his oenology. But he's also a trained chef, so the food menu is every bit as important.


In the right hands, the simple act of grilling skewers of chicken over glowing coals of charcoal produces one of the supreme delicacies of Japanese cuisine, well worthy of a such a tasteful setting. Those hands belong to yakitori maestro Yoshiteru Ikegawa.


Beard. What sort of name is that for a restaurant, least of all one serving French-inflected food? And what chef would have the word daubed in orange paint across his front door, on the diagonal no less? One with a quirky sense of humor, ...

Antica Vineria Giuliano

More than anything, it is Guiliano's easygoing atmosphere that gives the wine bar its air of authenticity. Finding good cucina with wine to match is not so hard in this city. What impressed us was the level of enthusiasm, the warm welcome and sense ...