Sanagi Shinjuku

Review excerpt: Squeezed in under the Koshu Kaido overpass just a short stroll from JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit, Sanagi Shinjuku, this bright, colorful food court (plus event and exhibition area) offers a pan-Asian food selection with outdoor seating.

Piman

Piman feels different from most of the health-conscious cafes popping up recently. There's a tried and tested, worn-in vibe here that's exceptionally comfortable. A stoic confidence is in the air -- staff dress in black and wear a polite but somewhat indifferent expression as ...

HaruKor

HaruKor aims to re-create a cozy cise (traditional Ainu thatched house), decorated with wooden carvings, weaving and embroidery.

Convivio

Even at lunchtime, Tsuji pulls out all the stops. There are six courses (plus coffee and sweet tidbits at the end), a slow-food feast that unfolds over a span of two hours or more.

Cucina Amano

Amano's cuisine covers the gamut of Italian styles, from hearty northern goulash-style stews to Sicilian- influenced smoked swordfish. Don't come looking for full-bodied, rib-sticking trattoria cooking, either. His food has a delicacy, clarity of flavor and attention to detail that would not be out ...

The frozen yogurt has the consistency and taste of soft-serve ice cream, but the company claims they use milk from cows that haven't been treated with artificial growth hormones, and that no high-fructose corn syrup is used in its products. There are also gluten-free ...

The menu at Zum Bierhof isn't as extensive or as fancy as at Kaiserhof, but you can get currywurst (and it's cheaper, at ¥1,029). Both Kaiserhof and Zum Bierhof serve beer from Hofbrauhaus, Munich's famous 400-year-old beer hall (though at a hefty mark-up).

Aurora Lounge

Aurora Lounge, located on the 45th floor of the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, is one of the most non-drinker friendly places in Tokyo. Its 45 Refresh! Non Alcohol Cocktail menu has as many cocktails as floors that the lounge is from the ground.