Bars & Restaurants

2018.05.08
Thank you John Daub for introducing Araki-cho to your viewers on 'Only in Japan Go' !
【UPDATE】The live streaming from John Daub is over but you can still watch it on his Youtube channel by clicking on the links in this article. Enjoy!
2018.05.01
Matsushima Yakitori, a place to unwind while enjoying charcoal grilled chicken skewers and Japanese shochu
Sometimes it can be tough to find an empty table at dinner time in Arakicho, an area famous for its many gourmet restaurants. After being turned away
2018.04.26
VOWZ BAR, a Bar Managed by Real Buddhist Monks!
The editor-in-chief of the Japanese version of Tadaima Japan, Mr. Shigenobu, had invited me to discover two vegetarian friendly bars in Arakicho, his
2018.04.26
Talkin’ Loud, a sake bar in Shinjuku where the bartender will help you find your favourite "Nihonshu"
“I am longing for the taste of good sake but I also want to try something new” I confided to my friend Shigenobu-san, an Arakicho regular who knows al
2018.04.24
Vowz Bar: Spirits for the Spirit
Tokyo is famous for its themed restaurants and bars. From ninjas to zombies, this city offers up dining experiences beyond your wildest dreams (or nig
2018.04.10
Cozy and Vegetarian: 'Bar Botanical' in Shinjuku
Being vegetarian or vegan in Japan is not always easy. Cooking vegetarian food or vegan food at home is fine, but going out with friends, especially
2018.04.05
Nonki, a famous restaurant where you can enjoy non-fatty Japanese beef and also try “Horumonyaki”, a little known Japanese delicacy
“I want to eat Japanese beef. It is tender and tasty, better than any other beef I have every had” I told my friend Shigenobu-san, an Arakicho regular
2018.03.27
Unique Lemon Tsukemen in an Unusual House at Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House
For those wanting to try a different take on ramen, look no further than Suzy House, just a few minutes on foot from JR Yotsuya station. They offer in
2018.03.19
Mozunokura: a hearty lunch for those on the go
Are you a digital nomad looking for a comfortable, spacious place to get some work done? Are you a Yotsuya-area office worker in need of a quick power
2018.03.14
A hidden refuge deep within Araki-Cho
Mi Refugio, which means “my refuge” in English, lives up to its namesake. Once you manage to find this cozy hideaway, deep within the Shinjuku neighbo
2018.02.27
Ipanema: a slice of Rio de Janeiro in Araki-Cho
Whether you are in the mood for a quick coffee break, a light lunch, or a night on the town, Ipanema has something for you. A quaint bar and café loca
2018.02.16
Cruz Burgers, a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent burgers and good imported draft beer
Did you know that one of Tokyo’s best Burger shops is located close to Arakicho? If you want to eat something more familiar or want to have a break fr
2018.02.15
Burg Holic: Take a Burger Break in Araki-Cho
Hamburgers and craft beer aren’t the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Tokyo. However, if you know where to look, Tokyo offers some ex
2018.01.30
Tempura dining ITOI, taste new kinds of tempura and compare sake from around Japan
If you have had tempura before you might feel you know everything you need to know about this dish introduced to Japan by the Portuguese half a millen
2018.01.24
Tonkatsu Suzushin, a restaurant where you can enjoy a great Tonkatsu in a traditional setting and friendly atmosphere
If you have a craving for Western food but feel you should eat Japanese during your trip, “Tonkatsu” とんかつ (literally pork cutlet), the Japanese versio