Enjoy beef tongue (gyutan) to your heart's content at shabu shabu chain Merino in Ginza and Yokohama with a ¥910 discount on the course. The deal lasts from September 1st to the 10th.
This guide includes a little bit of everything for everyone so you're bound to find a fun night-time activity in Akihabara that matches your interests.
One of Favy's Japanese writers, 'Mr. Kuroneko' is an expert on all things sweet that are served at Tokyo's cafes. Here is a list of the top 5 places to get Japanese pudding (purin) in Toyko (in his very expert opinion). Enjoy!
Masakichi is a Michelin-recognized yakitori restaurant in Tokyo that was featured in an episode of the Netflix show 'Ugly Delicious,' in which the host David Chang was brought to tears upon tasting the yakitori. If you're interested in seeing what all the fuss is about, here are the details:
'Tempura Hasegawa' is a Michelin-starred tempura restaurant located near Tokyo's Kinshicho Station. The young and talented chef serves some of the tastiest and most delicate tempura around. Anyone searching for truly outstanding tempura in Tokyo shouldn't miss a chance to visit Hasegawa!
'Nezu Nihonshu Tada' is an izakaya that is totally focused on serving the most delicious nihonshu (sake) they can find. It's an izakaya, yet they serve course meals that are designed to pair perfectly with various sakes. The restaurant was good enough to be listed in the Michelin Guide as a Bib Gourmand Restaurant and shouldn't be missed if you're a true sake fan!
'Tomita' is perhaps the most highly-regarded ramen shop in all of Japan, having been crowned Tokyo's best ramen shop by TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) 4 times! The original location is in neighboring Chiba prefecture, but as of 2019, a new location was opened in the middle of Tokyo at Tokyo Station! If you're curious to try this legendary tsukemen, it's now easier than ever!
There are lots of cheap and delicious food options in Ikebukuro. Here are some of our picks. Most of them are just ¥1,000 or less and we've included several genres.
In June of 2019, a parfait-specialty store called 'Momobukuro' opened in Tokyo's Ikebukuro. The most popular item here is an intricate sunflower-themed parfait that is both beautiful and delicious. Luckily, the store is open until midnight or later, which makes it the perfect place to get a midnight snack after a night of play in Ikebukuro.
In the midst of the great tapioca craze of 2019, Fuji Soba, a chain soba restaurant began offering a 'Tapioca Tsukedon' (pickled tapioca rice bowl) which has been creating a bit of a stir on SNS. Check it out: