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Nakajima

Nakajima (Nichihara Bldg. B1, 3-32-5 Shinjuku, Tokyo) – this Michelin-starred restaurant, located near Shinjuku station, surprises patrons with serving meals for as little as US$10 per person (for a traditional set Japanese lunch – consisting of miso soup, rice, and tsukemono — pickled vegetables, which may be daikon and mustard greens), with green tea available […]

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Mado Lounge

Mado Lounge (Mori Tower 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – this restaurant attracts those visiting Tokyo City View and the Mori Art Museum, so patrons can, at the very minimum, enjoy the spectacular view of the city.   The international dishes served there include pasts with Salsiccia, Savoy Cabbage and Inkanomezame Potato Ragu Spaghetti Sauce; […]

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Kanda

Kanda (3-6-34 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – this is another restaurant highly-regarded by Michelin (in this case, being given three stars). The Asian-influenced dishes served here include: White Asparagus in Bean Curd Sauce, Grilled Ayu Sweet Fish, Abalone with Sesame Jelly, Clear Clam Soup with Egg tofu and Bamboo Shoot, Sashimi Flounder, Seabream Sushi, and Grilled […]

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Ippudo

Ippudo (1-3-13 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) – this eatery, which is a viable option for budget travelers, serves ramen dishes (consisting of hot bowls of wheat noodles in rich, meaty broth, invariably topped with slices of chashu pork, half a boiled egg and chewy strips of menma bamboo). The noodles are light and the tonkotsu soup […]

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Frijoles

Frijoles (Pyramid 1/F, Roppongi 6-6-9, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Japanese entrepreneur Roy Miyano, who spent some years in America, decided to open a Mexican-American restaurant in Tokyo some years ago to show local and international diners that burritos and other Mexican fast food items can be made with fresh, top-of-the-line ingredients. The result is an upscale […]

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Devil Craft

Devil Craft (Ishikawa Bldg., 4-2-3 Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo-ku. Tokyo) – for those wanting a break from Japanese food, this is a Chicago-style pizza restaurant, which serves the famed deep-dish pizzas from that city, as well as craft beers. One pizza popular here is the “Devil Daddy” (which contains fresh, hand-ground sausage, as well as mozzarella, parmesan […]

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Chateau Restaurant Joël Robuchon

Chateau Restaurant Joël Robuchon (Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo) — Right in the neighborhood of Yebisu (located on the second floor of the villa-like building at the Ebisu Garden Place), stands a French “Château” rebuilt stone by stone in homage to Moulinsart, which is Le Restaurant de Joël Robuchon. To its head, a […]

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Azure 45 en el Ritz-Carlton

Azure 45 at the Ritz-Carlton (The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – another of Tokyo’s high-end restaurants, this one served seasonal French dishes. Under the culinary direction of Executive Sous Chef Kiyonari Araki, who brings to the table nearly a decade of hands-on experience with a number of Michelin-star restaurants throughout France, […]

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Argento Aso

Argento Aso (ZOE Ginza Bldg., 8F, (f, 3-3-1 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – located at Tokyo’s multicultural, sophisticated Ginza district, Argento offers high-end dining on par with restaurants like the Four Seasons in New York (attracting both a business crowd – for power lunches), as well as visitors who want to splurge. The Italian-influenced dishes served […]