Just a 5-minute walk from Hardy Barracks, Kourakuen is a very popular Chinese restaurant among the local salarymen. Although you may not be able to read the name in kanji, many people can recognize the chain-restaurant by its red-brick ball logo.
Established in 1899, Shikairo Chinese restaurant is known as the birthplace of “champon.” This Nagasaki delicacy is truly delicious. It consists of fat egg noodles with lots of vegetables, fried pork and seafood in a pork broth.
Now we show our vegetarian friends some love with this list of vegetarian-friendly and vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo, where you can find the most iconic Japanese foods, from crunchy tempura to that steaming bowl of ramen.
Jimmy’s Diner is a hamburger shop with sports playing on the big-screen television (baseball or basketball depending on the season) and 80s rock music in the background. Listening to Billy Joel while enjoying a good burger and fries transports me back to my high school days and feels very comfortable. The hamburger shop is just three minutes from...
At first glance, 999 (pronounced kao kao kao) reads like a slot machine outcome at a pachinko parlor (arcade center for gambling). In reality, 999 is the newest installment of the chain across the city, the other branches being in Nakano and Shinjuku.
Located near Arasaki and Soleil Hill, Kyabetsu Batake (literally, cabbage field), is a tiny café offering tasty food, coffee and sweets.
As the name indicates, the café is situated in a tiny town surrounded by a large cabbage field.
A lot of people arrive in Japan and are confronted with these seemingly unusual blobs of rice and wonder, “What on earth is that…?” With its sticky and stretchy texture, mochi is a real curiosity for those who have never tried it. But don’t be wary of mochi; find out all about it here in this ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mochi!