Restaurants:Shibuya

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If the cheerful sign showing silhouettes of a pig, a sheep, a duck and a dancing rooster aren't enough, then the English slogan underneath will do the trick: " 'Confit' and wine make us happy." It's a great combination, even if, strictly speaking, the ...

Shibuya Cheese Stand

Who says you need pastures and milk cows if you want to produce cheese? Why not churn it out where demand is highest, right in the middle of the city? That is the admirable, out-of-the-box thinking underlying Shibuya Cheese Stand, which opened earlier this ...

At the far end of the street, Meri Principessa offers budget Italian drinks and snacks in its ground-floor standing bar (currently nicely open-fronted), with seats for 26 in the compact basement. Its diminutive wood-fired oven produces highly acceptable pizzas from as little as ¥500 ...

A healthy beer garden is a contradiction in terms, of course. But with its pastel-white surroundings and whole-food menu, the brand-new Yaffa Organic Cafe comes perilously close to achieving it.

By all means try the tuna-stuffed pimientos rellenos, the pan-fried squid and the crisp enpanadas of spicy minced meat. But above all ask for the trippa, a memorable, soft-simmered stew of beef stomach and garbanzos that keeps the customers coming back year after year.

The scones are served with little side pots of jam and thick cream (not clotted, unfortunately), as are the ginger cake and lemon cake. And uniquely in Tokyo (to the best of our knowledge), Margaret Howell offers toast with margarine and Marmite, a uniquely ...

It's a small, tidy place in southern European style -- whitewashed walls, wood panels, beams across the ceiling and simple but comfortable furniture. The bistro look is apt, since Manuel serves the kind of home cooking that would not be out of place on ...

The look is refined and elegant, almost medieval in style, with Gothic wooden pillars and beams, and Andalucian tiles underfoot. The walls and ceiling are a rich hue of red, studded with gold heraldic motifs. It feels like sitting down inside a deluxe and ...

Ankara, up behind Mark City in Shibuya, is busy and serious, with little time for people unfamiliar with the territory. Izmir, the least known of the three, not only lies further from the mainstream -- in Asagaya, out on the Chuo Line west from ...