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Eating and drinking through Tokyo

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I'm always collecting ideas for the next meal or pint around Tokyo. I'm especially excited about all the craft breweries starting to displace a tiny sliver of the Asahi/Kirin/Sapporo/Suntory market share.
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Japan, 〒105-0014 Tokyo, Minato, Shiba, 2丁目26−1 I・SMARTビル 1F・2F
When the Japanese set their sights on something, they almost always end up producing superior copies of whatever the original in question was. The same is true of food—the world’s best Italian and French can be found in Tokyo, trumping almost...
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4 Chome-6 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071, Japan
For the best yakitori I go to Toritama in Ebisu. They specialize in rarely served, unique parts of the chicken. There’s one dish in particular, a premature egg that’s still connected to ovaries, which they grill. —David Myers This appeared in the...
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2 Chome-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
From Shinjuku’s bar scene to Roppongi’s polished cigar bars and Shibuya’s all night karaoke, Tokyo nightlife offers something for everyone. Dogenzaka’s Love Hotel Hill is sprinkled with small Love Hotels, Japan’s kitschy themed rent by the hour...
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7 Chome-14-18 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan
Honmura An in Roppongi is famous for its housemade soba (chewy buckwheat noodles). Owner Koichi Kobari uses a sobabocho (soba knife) to cut the noodles each day. I always get the soba with tororo, which is grated mountain yam, and a cold beer. —...
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千代田区丸の内1丁目11−1 パシフィックセンチュリープレイス, 1丁目-11 丸の内 千代田区 東京都 100-6277, Japan
So glad my husband was willing to be one of three dudes in a room full of gal pals at Ekki Bar & Grill's afternoon tea overlooking Tokyo Station. Tokyo's men are totally missing out on the truffle popcorn, Wagyu beef sliders, churros and other...
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Japan, 〒221-0835 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ku, Tsuruyachō, 2 Chome−10−7 田村ビル 1F
A blues guy shows up to open mic night at a thrash metal bar. Shortly after he covers Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' in Japanese, the jolt of a nearby and shallow earthquake sends a VHS cassette flying off a shelf. People reach to...
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1丁目-8-1 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0006, Japan
Like most of Tokyo's upscale hotels, The Peninsula's Lobby restaurant does a terrific afternoon tea. Bottomless teas and coffees, towers of sweet and savory treats, and impeccable service for 3,900. The best part of our recent Sunday afternoon tea...
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1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Japan has some of the fastest, most reliable trains in the world. One measure of how much locals appreciate them is the glee in kids' faces when a Shinkansen glides past their commuter train. Or they line up in front of the sloped nose of a parked...
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Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, 千代田区Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−1 JR東日本東京駅 B1
When you set off on a Shinkansen journey, your seat is assigned, your destination awaits and Japan's beautiful countryside flies by out the window for you to enjoy. That leaves two big decisions for you to make beforehand: your bento and your...
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Japan, 〒103-0022 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Nihonbashimuromachi, 4 Chome−2−3 石川ビル
Tokyo isn't all ramen and sushi-- and for those craving a slice of Chigago-style WOW, Devilcraft is the place to be. Fresh ingredients, authentic crust, and a highly respectable beer list, Devilcraft is well-known with locals, both foreign and...
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Tokyo's morning rush hour can leave you feeling like a drone. I stepped out of the river of people leaving Shinagawa Station and into The City Bakery to pause for a peaceful breakfast and iced latte. Delicious all around, especially the shaved...