Katsuo Shokudo

Review excerpt: Mai Nagamatsu has made it her mission to celebrate and spread the word about katsuobushi at Katsuo Shokudo and the artisans who still harness the age-old methods to produce it.

Alter Ego

Review excerpt: The chefs at Alter Ego have developed a range of new Italian-inspired recipes for their seven-course omakase tasting menu.

Aldebaran

Review excerpt: If you want a premium burger with lashings of atmosphere and setting, then look no further than Roppongi's Aldebaran.

Yaumay

Review excerpt: The menu at Yaumay is the same at both lunch and dinner — and it all fits on a single sheet, rather than over several pages, making it much easier to plan out your meal.

Calayer

Review excerpt: Calayer has become a popular destination for heavy metal fans and musicians in Kansai. Where else can you enjoy a meal and a cold beer while listening to Slayer in the background?

Que Pasa

Review excerpt: Although there are a handful of good burrito joints in the Kansai region, Kyoto's Que Pasa ranks near the top of any list of restaurants serving up good Mexican food.

Ginza Kagari Honten

Review excerpt: This is Ginza Kagari Honten as it should have been from the outset: Classy, polished and much better equipped for fame and the inevitable influx.

Men Chirashi

Review excerpt: Men Chirashi stylish new udonya lies on a narrow alley among the boutiques and hip streetwear emporiums of Harajuku.

Torioka

Review excerpt: Not only is the location more central — in the heart of Roppongi Hills, no less — Torioka is also more stylish and, for the time being at any rate, much easier to book.

Konjiki Hototogisu

Review excerpt: Konjiki Hototogisu is exactly the kind of new-wave noodle counter that old-school ramen grinches love to hate. It’s squeaky clean and has a rustic wooden frontage.