Rise & Win

Review excerpt: Unlike many of Tokyo’s craft beer pubs, Rise & Win offers a modest eight taps of its own beers. But it’s the ambitious food menu that makes Rise & Win worth seeking out and then staying the evening.


Review excerpt: Hiroo's Gracia is a “gastrobar” — serving the kind of casual fine dining embraced in Barcelona, especially in its upmarket Gracia district.


Review excerpt: Whether you’re there for the coffee, the beer, the food or just a breather on your way through the world’s busiest station, little has changed at Berg.

Ming-Teng Hao Hao

Review excerpt: Happily, Ming-Teng Hao Hao has a menu that lives up to its name. The main draw is the Taiwanese-style soy pudding desserts.

Kitade Shokudo

Review excerpt: There are over a dozen different taco toppings at Kitade Shokudo. Options include beef, lamb, pork and chicken; several kinds of seafood; some vegetarian choices; even a deep-fried tempeh cutlet.

Mikkeller Kanda

Review excerpt: The patties at Mikkeller Kanda are all prepared in-house, using Japanese beef that’s ground daily as needed. They’re firm and flavorful, browned on the outside but with just enough moist meat inside.

Ayu Ramen Plus

Review excerpt: The noodles at Ayu Ramen Plus are bathed in a delicate shio (salt) broth prepared from fish, chicken and vegetables.

Fakalo Pizza Gallery

Review excerpt: Even with its handsome new black-metal, gas-fired oven, Fakalo Pizza Gallery is clearly a labor of love operation. The pizzas are honest, with half a dozen varieties each of red (tomato) and white (cheese).