Tokyo Dining

Why is Bubble Tea Suddenly Popular in Japan?

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The first time I tasted tapioca pearls in milk tea was as a teenager in the mid-1990’s while checking out a new trendy Asian fusion spot that was all the...[ Click to read more ]

Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo

Apr 19, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Cinco de Mayo, while originally a commemoration of an unlikely victory for the Mexican Army against the then powerful French in 1862, has in the US become something of a large...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Tokyo’s Koenji

Mar 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Situated on the JR Chuo Line about 15 minutes west of Shinjuku station and just west of Nakano, Koenji is probably not on anyone’s list of happening places to check...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo

Feb 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

  St. Patrick's Day, the commemoration of the death of the patron saint of Ireland, is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national festival, and Japan, is...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Best Burgers

Feb 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is well known for having some of the world's finest cuisine, and living in the capital means that you have a great opportunity to try some of the best...[ Click to read more ]

Go Vegan in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can literally eat your way around the world and dine on almost anything humans consider edible (even the most questionable)...[ Click to read more ]

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2018

Oct 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

[spacer height="1px"] Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in Tokyo on the third Thursday of November. In most parts...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Your Way Through Tokyo in September 2018

Aug 30, 2018 By Admin

September is a hard month, it isn't summer, and it isn't fall.  It is still hot, but cooling down.  It is a good time to be outside, sort of, but...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Burgers in Tokyo

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

This list is not intended to be exhaustive; the sheer size and amount of places opening, closing and existing in Greater Tokyo demands an army of greasy, cheesy, burger-loving writers...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s rise of the premium BBQ sites

Jul 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

As long as we have known fire, we’ve also known barbecue. Most of humanity would agree that there’s nothing beating a few pieces of meat and/or veg on the grill,...[ Click to read more ]