La Cachette is an unsung institution in Tokyo; it was one of very few dedicated craft beer bars in the city when it opened in 2001. The bar is somewhat indecisive with its French name, German decor, American music and mix of European and ...

Craft Beer Server Land is one of Tokyo's few beer bars open for lunch on weekends, with an eclectic menu that runs the gamut from fish and chips to green curry. There's a ¥380 seating charge, but the quality of food and comparatively low ...

Made from fermented fruit juice, cider has risen in popularity alongside craft beer. Le Bretagne Bar a Cidre offers an excellent introduction to the gluten-free libation a la its tasting set of three ciders, available from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on weekends for a reasonable ¥1,800.

This is absolutely as you would expect, since Kamozou is the third in the growing stable of sake-specialist taverns run by Noriharu Nozaki — among them the self-named Nozaki in Shinbashi. Not that you will find him behind the counter at Kamozou these days. If ...

Portions are ample, closer to what you'd expect in the Big Apple than we're used to here in Tokyo. Order the meat loaf, for example, and you get two very hefty slices of melt-in-the-mouth meat moistened with a savory mushroom gravy, and salad and ...

Inevitably, your eyes will be drawn to the grill pit at the far end of the kitchen -- safely screened behind see-through plexiglass to avert any wayward sparks. Here, the resident grillmeister tends to his cuts of fish, chicken and vegetables. Instead of grilling ...

Most other Italian restaurants in town (including Carmine's) stick to the mainstream of Rome, Tuscany or Lombardy. But Stefano focuses on the foods of his native Veneto, the northeast corner of Italy that lies inland from Venice. Many of the ingredients he uses -- ...

Matching grilled skewers of chicken with wine is by no means unique, but here it's done particularly well, and with some novel flourishes as well.

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