Review excerpt: The cooking at The Blind Donkey is light, colorful and uncomplicated, relying not on the artifice of tweezers or an arsenal of fermented taste enhancers, but the quality of the ingredients.

Review excerpt: Hotaru fits in perfectly but with one key distinction: It is Tokyo's first (and currently only) sake brew-pub. You can see the small steel fermentation tanks gleaming in a glass-enclosed chamber in one corner of the minimally decorated dining room. But don't ...

Tap×Tap serves 20 draught ales, mostly Japanese with a few imports, at exceptionally low prices. It’s a homespun space, the kind of bar where you can read as you sip your beer beside the mellow clientele.

As at any izakaya, the first food you are served will be the otoshi, a starter that acts as both appetizer and obligatory table charge. Too often these are mere tidbits for a few hundred yen that you nibble and promptly forget. At Koju, ...

It isn't plush and pricey, it doesn't serve fine French cuisine and it can't boast a cellar of premium Burgundies. Instead, its walls are basic whitewashed breeze-blocks; you perch on simple barstools; you guzzle vin very ordinaire. And you eat your gibier in the ...

Besides its repertoire of izakaya standards, Shinpachi has established a name on the strength of its seafood, much of which is trucked in from ports in Toyama Prefecture on the Sea of Japan. On any given day, there are likely to be dozen different ...

Rib steak, bangers and mash, lamb chops, simmered tripe: At Butcher Brothers, meat is much more than just an option; it's the main event, the reason you're there. And with a name like that, what else would you expect?

Co-owner Jason Koehler is producing a range of satisfying hand-made Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas. This is a style of pie virtually unknown hitherto here in Tokyo, and it goes brilliantly with all those brews.

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