Review excerpt: Togenkyo is essentially an updated version of a kissaten. Known for their idiosyncratic interiors, kissaten are places where an owner can showcase their personal tastes. Just inside the door at Togenkyo is a fish pond in a beautiful big stone basin, and ...

The cake, or sweets to be more precise, on offer are strictly wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and the menu is divided between seasonal offerings, such as kashiwa mochi (sweet bean paste enfolded by a gelatinous rice cake and wrapped in an oak leaf), and ...

Although Sakuya is open until 2 p.m., lunch may end prematurely if the food runs out. Lunch is omakase (chef’s choice), and though some dishes may not suit all palates, nothing is too challenging. Sakuya is not out to shock — tradition is the ...

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