Ryo

Review excerpt: Ryo Murata was born into a chef’s family and spent 13 years at one of Tokyo’s most respected unagi restaurants, the venerable Tsukiji Miyagawa Honten. Not only does he have all the skills, he also knows where to source the very tastiest ...

Delifucious

Review excerpt: At Delifucious, there’s the kani-kurīmu korokke burger, a croquette of crab and creamy potato served in a bun with tomato, coleslaw and a honey-mustard sauce. For a deeper, richer flavor, you can order it with kani-miso, the dark, flavorful crab tomalley. This, ...

Ohka The Best Days

Reivew excerpt: Ohka The Best Days an easygoing bar with a laidback atmosphere that more than lives up to the superlative name and a nice deck with a couple of outside tables. The menu at Ohka The Best Days basically consists of homemade gyōza (pot stickers) ...

Craftale

Review excerpt: Perched on the second floor of a sleek new building overlooking the cherry trees lining the banks of the Meguro River, Craftale has a view to kill for, especially when the blossoms are at their peak. But the main reason for making the ...

Na Camo Guro

Camo (or more usually, kamo) means “duck” — the key ingredient in a good half of the dishes. In this case it refers to aigamo, the domesticated kind, which are raised on a farm run by the restaurant’s parent company in the far north ...

100 Spoons

100 Spoons, in the Tokyo neighborhood of Futako Tamagawa — specifically the Rise Shopping Center — bills itself as a “new” type of family restaurant that aims to be a special destination for families while still offering the broad selection of dishes that famiresu ...

Pizzeria e Trattoria da Isa

Pizzeria e Trattoria da Isa is the creation and life-work of Hisanori Yamamoto. He’s the young pizzaiolo you see at the helm of the massive wood-fired oven, shoveling in the pale raw pizzas with his long flat paddle, and then just a minute or so later pulling ...

Hatos Bar

Hatos Bar only stocks full-flavor craft ales, both bottled and on draft, from small-scale regional microbreweries. These are intended not for chugging down to slake the thirst but for leisurely sipping and appreciation. There’s nothing ordinary about the food, either. Hatos Bar has blazed a ...

Keats House

Keats is not a vegetarian restaurant -- there are several fish and meat dishes each day -- though nonmeat-eaters and vegans will feel at home. It follows the macrobiotic ethos of shunning artificial additives and refined sugars, and incorporating very little dairy food. That ...

Rue de Shuri

Shibata's one-plate special (¥1,500, served only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) is great value. You get to pick from seven different main dishes (meat, fish, omelet, etc.), which are served on a sizable oblong platter with cooked vegetables on the side and a hefty ...