Out

Review excerpt: There’s no menu at Out. It serves one thing and one thing only, year-round and without exception: tagliolini al tartufo. But what a great dish it is.

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

Review excerpt: Before opening Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience, owner Shinya Sakurai worked at the wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) store Higashiya, an experience that he brings to the bar by pairing brews with sweets. For the summer, Shinya has also borrowed a vintage kakigori (shaved ...

Rituel

Review excerpt: Justifiably, most of the attention has been on his superb, sweet-but-not-too-sweet creations, such as the Escargots, spiral-shaped, crispy whirls with fillings ranging from pistachio to plump raisins to seasonal specials such as crumbled chestnut. But there’s another good reason for making a ...

Have More Curry

Review excerpt: The chef's approach at Have More Curry is as individual and inventive as the dining space, which he has decorated with wall-high photos and Indian knickknacks. Every day he buys an array of vegetables, occasionally from the nearby weekend farmers market on ...

Gyoza Bar Comme a Paris

Review excerpt: This cheerful no-frills space just opposite Aoyama Gakuin University is geared toward a young clientele and proudly announces that its gyōza contain no garlic. Instead they’re served — five at a time — nicely crisped underneath, with a choice of healthy, vegetable ...

Musashino

Each serving (¥950) includes five or six different kinds of soba. Some are fine and delicate, others chunkier, and several contain other ingredients, such as poppy seed or aoba (green perilla leaf) or lemon zest. Kasamuta arranges small portions of them in a hollowed-out ...

Restaurant 8ablish

A recently opened creation from the owners of vegan mainstay Pure Cafe and the smaller 8ablish cafe-bakery in Gakugeidaigaku, Restaurant 8ablish creates complex Mediterranean-inspired dishes and, compared to the cafe and bakery, offers a full-fledged dining experience. The atmosphere is conducive to long wine-soaked ...

Gong Cha

Since being established in Taipei in 2006, the number of Gong Cha chain stores has gradually increased to over 1,000 and now extends to more than 10 countries. In September, the tea shop launched its latest shop in the Harajuku/Omotesando area.

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This self-styled “neo-bistro” opened recently in a luxury mini-mall in the backstreets of Aoyama and the reasons the food is so good will come as no surprise to anyone who has dined at Signature, the sleek French restaurant on the 37th floor of Tokyo’s ...

L'Effervescence

There is no attempt now to woo the hip crowd: At L’Effervescence, the wow factor is all on the menu. If you knew the place in that previous incarnation, you will find the decor has been toned down but the layout inside little changed: the ...