Venu's South Indian Dining

Review excerpt: At Venu's South Indian Dining you’ll find cardamom and cassia bark, cumin and cloves, plenty of peppercorns and appropriate levels of chili heat. Along with the 20 or more curries, they also produce great dosa pancakes.


It's not just that owner-chef Shinichi Araki has a hotline to the best and freshest in nearby Tsukiji market. He understands exactly what's at the peak of its season, and how to prepare it.

Mokushundo (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)

Hidden deep in the quiet grove of the garden of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is Mokushundo, a restaurant serving fresh meat and seafood grilled on hot lava rocks from Mt. Fuji. This summer, the authentic Japanese cuisine restaurant will present four dinner courses, with some ...

Kushikatsu Dengana

This place is lively, but also roomy and comfortable compared with many of Tokyo's hole-in-the-wall kushiage joints. Dengana also has an unusually long list of vegetarian items -- I counted at least 16 options -- including one that's a bit of a rare find: ...


Besides those delicious oysters (both domestic and imported; pictured right), Bakushu-an also has a good selection of obanzai, prepared side dishes both hot and cold.

Full Monty

Besides the inevitable fish and chips, there is plenty more to help the beer go down: Ploughman's lunch; jacket potatoes (roasted in their skins); a different curry each day; the Full Monty all-day breakfast with eggs, sausages and baked beans; and a range of ...

World Beer Museum

Despite its serious name, this is in fact a fun, spacious, boisterous beer hall themed around the brews (albeit rather pricey) and bar foods of five major beer cultures: German, British, Belgian, Czech and American.