Category: Tokyo

Food: Soba Ichi (Tokyo)

If you have ever been to Tokyo, I am sure you have seen all of the soba restaurants inside the train stations. They are typically full of businessmen on their way to work who want to get a quick bite to eat, but they are actually so good. The most popular chain that I know…

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Food: Nabezo (Tokyo)

Nabezo is one of the best AYCE shabu-shabu restaurants in Japan. They have multiple locations throughout Tokyo, with restaurants in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, etc. All of them are the same concept and the same quality, so I would just recommend going to whichever one is most convenient for you. I believe all of the Nabezo’s…

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Food: Tsunahachi (Tokyo)

Address: 3 Chome-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan Tsunahachi used to be my favorite tempura restaurant in Tokyo, although I think I prefer Shimomura now (this is no fault of Tsunahachi though, it’s just that Shimomura’s quality is exceptional). Still, I will continue to go to Tsunahachi each time I go to Tokyo. Tsunahachi…

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Food: Maisen (Tokyo)

Address: 4 Chome-8-5 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan Maisen is one of the most popular tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo, and it is always one of my first stops when I am in Japan. The last time I was in Tokyo, I found another excellent tonkatsu restaurant, Hasegawa, but the options at the two restaurants…

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Food: Kamachiku Udon (Tokyo)

Address: 2 Chome-14-18 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0031, Japan Kamachiku Udon is an udon restaurant in Nezu, Japan. It is in a hidden location, but it is also a super popular restaurant (so be sure to make reservations or get there way before it opens). It has been written up on websites such as TimeOut,…

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Food: Kyubey (Tokyo)

Since I just did a recent post on Sushi Zanmai, which is sushi for a reasonable price, I thought I would do one on Kyubey today. Kyubey is significantly higher quality sushi than Sushi Zanmai, although it comes at a significantly higher price. If you can go for lunch, it is the same quality fish…

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Food: Sushi Zanmai (Tokyo)

Sushi Zanmai is one of the most popular sushi chains in Tokyo. While it is not the best, highest quality sushi, it is a great value for the price. There are many super high end omakase only sushi places in Japan that can be anywhere from $150-400; however, these are obviously not places that everyone…

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