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You can add a personal touch to your frozen yogurt with toppings such as brownie, fresh strawberries, nuts and bananas.

Besides understanding the merits of good beer, The Aldgate also draws a regular clientele by dint of its remarkable collection of '60s/'70s classic British rock (most on LPs), an agreeable menu of pub-grub standards (including plenty of vegetarian options), soccer on the box (but ...

You have a choice of eight different curries from 690 yen, complete with rice or nan bread. As side dishes, you can order tandoori chicken (300 yen for a skewer) or sheek kebab (400 yen), and they also offer sweet lassi if you want ...


Besides all the usual cuts of chicken, there are lots of good things wrapped in bacon, such as asparagus, mushrooms and even mochi rice cakes. You'll also find tofu, seafood, spuds and veggies all primed to go on the charcoal.

Bar Black Sheep

Customers are first greeted by the owner's dog, an adorable Shiba Inu that goes by the name Hana-chan and enjoys a pat on the head while you sip on the bar's original cocktails.


It comes as a relief to find somewhere that's calm, aimed at an adult demographic and serious about its food and drink. Not that you're likely to stumble unaided on this cozy basement izakaya, despite its location just a few minutes' walk from Shibuya's ...


The drinks list is split between wine (20 by the glass from ¥500; far more by the bottle, from ¥2,500), sake and shochu, and the food spans a similar divide, encompassing carpaccio, sashimi, stews, kushiyaki grills and three or four kinds of pasta.

On the Corner

Pancakes; muffins, eggs scrambled or sunny side up, with a great choice of trimmings; and, for the seriously famished, a Power Breakfast that means what it says: two eggs with country sausage, crispy bacon, grilled tomato, mashed potato, various veggies and cheese -- all ...

Daylesford Organics

Comprising a deli-bakery, a 20-seat cafe section and a food store, with a restaurant upstairs, this is the first outpost in Japan of the UK's poshest purveyor of natural foods. And with its bleached-pine decor and Scandinavian-design furniture, it's a perfect fit for this ...

This quiet basement dining bar serves up wholesome izakaya tavern fare, but made with organic veggies and all strictly additive-free. There's plenty on the menu for vegetarians and also for fans of unprocessed foods, premium regional sake and biodynamic wine.