3 km
Tabela

Eleven years later, Tabela's laid-back style, funky furnishings and righteous, Middle Eastern-inflected menu feel just as comfortable as ever. Slide behind a well-patinated table or, if you’re with friends, into one of three semi-private booths modeled after European train compartments. Then start with an ...

3 km
Los Barbados

Review excerpt: Start with a plate of mixed matzah, Uekawa’s version of Lebanese mezze. Follow up with falafels or Turkish spring rolls stuffed with minced lamb. Don’t overlook the Tunisian brik a l’oeuf, egg mixed with tuna, potato and cheese, deep-fried in triangles of ...

3 km
PDX Taproom

More beer cafe than bar, PDX Taproom, which opened in November of 2015, is the perfect place for an afternoon pint while you ponder the popularity of artisanal beer. PDX’s recipe for success? Portland. The taproom exclusively serves Oregon beers on all 10 of ...

3 km
Yorozuya Okagesan

The term "izakaya," loosely translated, means "a place where you can settle in with sake." But that glosses over the two other essential attributes: the food; and the atmosphere, the buzz, what the Irish might call the craic. Okagesan boasts all three -- sake, ...

3 km
Roast Works

At Roast Works, a modern roastery in the Tomigaya neighborhood of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, roaster Keisuke Narusawa talks me through the basics of simple, home-brewed iced coffee. Whether you’re using a filter, French press or Aerobie’s AeroPress to make your brew, the general principle ...

3 km
Menya Nukaji

Review excerpt: Nukui’s ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles) are rich, honest and wholesome. While the soup is thick — in the popular tonkotsu-gyokai (pork and seafood) style — the noodles are silky-smooth. He also makes a spicy variant (kara-ramen or kara-tsukemen) that is especially ...

3.1 km
Mikkeller Tokyo

[Notice: Mikkeller Tokyo has closed this location. See their website for info on future sites.] Review excerpt: Like all of the brewery’s outposts, the Shibuya bar showcases Mikkeller beers alongside guest taps from local craft makers. I spotted selections from Japanese breweries such as Minoh ...

3.1 km
E*A*T

The bright yellow sign calls down over the busy, narrow sidewalk like a grandmama from the old country exhorting her brood to come to table. "EAT EAT," it shouts. Do as you're told: Go in and sit down. We did. And we ate. We ...