On a street that runs between Yaesu and Ginza is Craft Beer Bar iBrew and its newer sister bar, iBrew Wired. Each sports a different tap list and menu, but the original iBrew is the more charming. Its cramped open kitchen keeps the compact ...

Towers Craft Beer Bar is a tiny Tokyo institution, which has just celebrated 12 years of operation. The standing bar only accommodates about half a dozen patrons at a time, and I luck into the final free space near the door. The beer selection ...

Review excerpt: At midday, Akomeya Chubo functions as a lunch counter serving set meals; in the afternoon, it becomes a quiet oasis for relaxing over tea and confections; and when the day gets dark, it transforms again into a comfortable dinner spot where you ...

Shiseido’s Bar S is one of those rare cocktail bars that sits comfortably between classy and casual. With decor and service worthy of an intimate private bar, it sits atop Shiseido Parlour in Ginza and offers a relaxed atmosphere beneath the open sky. Rich, earthy colors ...

The extensive menu has two pages of tandoor options alone. Where other eateries might offer a choice, say, between basic chicken tikka, mutton and fish, here you can pick from five different chicken preparations alone, ranging from mild Chicken Afghani to Chicken Dil Pasand, ...

Cheerful and modern, at lunch it offers simple teishoku set meals. Then in the evening, it morphs into a bustling izakaya tavern where the hearty dishes are washed down with liberal volumes of sake, and the air fills with cigarette smoke and laughter.

Italy may be the basis of Harada's cuisine but the inspiration and interpretation are entirely his own. The ingredients are superb, most of them sourced here in Japan. The flavors are subtle and presentation exquisite.

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