Restaurants:Shibuya

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Shoto Lamp

Review excerpt: There is no written menu at Shoto Lamp. You just give them the go-ahead and they will place a succession of dishes in front of you until you’re ready to wrap up your meal.

Cafe Kaila

The pancakes at the Tokyo outpost of Oahu's popular Cafe Kaila are indeed very good. They are light and fluffy but not at all vapid; they're incredibly filling and include a surprisingly generous amount of fruit.

La Coquina cerveceria

Review excerpt: La Coquina, a cheerful, casual Spanish cerveceria (beer tavern), boasts plenty of comfy chairs, many with spectacular cityscape vistas, so you’re likely to be seated before your legs give out.

Sakai Shokai

Review excerpt: Sakai Shokai is not a place you are meant to stumble into by chance. If you’re not with someone who’s been there before, you need to call ahead and then try to navigate your way there.

Fuglen

Such is the enlightened policy of Fuglen, the newly opened Tokyo offshoot of one of Oslo's coolest coffee shops. It's in the back streets of Tomigaya, Shibuya Ward, on the site of the short-lived but equally stylish Koz Cafe. Not that you'd recognize it ...

Utsura Utsura

Review excerpt: Shibuya's Utsura Utsura is a welcoming little izakaya tavern that has the warm feel of a local watering hole.

Sumile TOKYO

Throughout, everything is prepared and presented very competently. Flavors are muted and portion sizes small -- that is to say, perfect for nibbling the evening away, rather than gourmandizing. It is best not to arrive too hungry.

The SG Club

Review excerpt: The new lunch menu at Shibuya's The SG Club, an award-winning bar, has both Mala and Mole curries.

Hiyori

Review excerpt: Shibuya's Hiyori serves nihonshu and Italian wines alongside its signature oden.