Bars & Restaurants

2018.04.10
Bar Botanical, a cozy vegetarian bar in Arakicho
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
Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House, unique lemon tsukemen in an unusual 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
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2017.05.20
Don’t miss the Manjyu festival and famous Japanese sweets shop中西与三郎(Nakanishi Yosaburou)!
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manjyu) from China, and it is located on the ground of Kongo Shrine (漢
2017.05.18
Let’s get drinks at Genka bar!! Everything you eat and drink is top quality!!
Genka bar has three branches: Gotanda, Akasaka mitsuke, and Ginza in Tokyo. Everything you eat and drink is reasonable and of good quality! This tim
2017.04.16
Kichijoji Adventure Vol. 2! Gourmet finds in Kichijoji~ Good for any occasion!
On this warm sunny day, we decided to go on a 1-day adventure in Kichijoji to see what we can find! After walking around for a bit, we decided to eat
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2016.10.26
A half day walk-and-eat tour in the Sumo town of Ryogoku! Don’t miss the historical sites, museums, and foodie destinations. Vol. 2
Ryogoku is famous for Sumo, but Japanese people don’t know much about the history and places we can walk around in Ryogoku. I introduced some nice pl
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2016.10.18
A Kimono store and a sophisticated Japanese-style bar, both in the heart of Shimokitazawa.
Packed with stylish cafes and shops, but retaining a down to earth atmosphere, Shimokitazawa is a bustling, lively town, popular with many young peopl