Anis

Pride of place in the kitchen -- and on the menu -- goes to the meat course. This is Shimizu's specialty.

The Beach 55

Fall, with its gloriously sunny yet not-too-hot weather is a wonderful time to take advantage of all this establishment has to offer in the way of truly stress-free dining with children. The surprisingly large fake beach is equipped with swings, sand toys and a ...

Volo Cosi

Volo Cosi is not a spur-of-the-moment, drop-in kind of place. You need a reservation (at a minimum one week ahead; at this time of year, a month or more). There is only one sitting, so you never have the sense of being hurried.

Nezu Club

She cooks classic nihon ryori -- not as elaborate as kaiseki but with far more sophistication than even the best home cooking. She's not a fundamentalist, though: Your meal is likely to be embellished with touches of originality from way beyond the traditional bounds ...

Shilingol

It is with the fourth course that you find yourself in the middle of the Mongolian heartland -- in culinary terms, that is. Changsanmaha is, apparently, the be-all and end-all of the local cuisine, served in every ger in the Gobi and beyond. It ...

Not only does Obana specialize in tennen unagi (eels caught from the wild, not reared in fish farms), they are all kept alive until the moment your order comes in. Only then are they nailed down, slit open, skewered, broiled, steamed then broiled again. ...

Maui Mike's

You can order the chicken in quarter or half sizes (to eat in or to go), with a side of french fries, onion rings, rice or corn. The other exciting thing on the menu is the Maui Wowie, a hot sandwich of shredded chicken ...

Misotetsu Kagiroi

What's on the menu? And, more to the point, what's good? Just about everything that is given the teppan treatment. One of the highlights is the juicy miso-marinated imo-buta, a breed of pig fed primarily on sweet potatoes.

Moomin Bakery & Cafe

For Japanese, [it's] is a place where you can drink lattes with giant stuffed Moomins; for Finns it is a place to get ruislimppu (rye bread) and hapanlimppu (sour rye bread).

Sasuga Hanare

There are just two chefs. One prepares the multicourse kaiseki cuisine, serving a succession of exquisite dishes of great quality featuring seafood from the nearby Tsukiji market. The other is the soba master, who prepares the noodles from scratch in front of your eyes, ...