Tokyo

246 Common: A Wild Encounter with Tokyo’s Food Trucks

‘ Tokyo, Japan has officially embraced the international food truck craze, “international” being the key word. Throughout the city, mini restaurants-on-wheels dish out increasingly popular alternatives to traditional Japanese cuisine, from tacos to jacket potatoes to pizza. In Minato City, hungry locals head to 246 Common, Tokyo’s hottest food trailer park serving international hipster cuisine from purveyors like Brooklyn Ribbon Fries, …

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Tokyo’s Best Sushi You’ve Never Heard Of: Sushisho Saito

Don’t confuse Sushisho Saito, a tiny, hushed sanctuary for the serious sushi aficionado, with the 3 Michelin-starred tourist haven Saito. Though the latter has received much international press, our destination, Sushisho Saito is where the real foodies go. Like many of Tokyo’s hidden gems, the restaurant is located on the second floor of a nondescript office building, in Akasaka. “Sho” …

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Tokyo by Night, a Foodie Fantasy

Tokyo is a city of fantasies, from the current cosplay rage (dressing up in costume, in public, mostly anime characters) to hyper-sexualized maid cafes. When I called the “Tokyo Fixer” Shinji Nohara, I had my own specific fantasy in mind (albeit a foodie fantasy): a wild night of izakaya-hopping. An izakaya is a Japanese gastropub, churning out a variety of …

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Meet Japan’s Food Expert: The Tokyo Fixer

Following A Food Expert’s Guidance on Tokyo’s Best: Tastes of Ramen, Tonkatsu Fried Pork and Late-Night Organic Fare Every great adventure has a jumping off point, but where does a foodie even begin in Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis; a city housing more than 100,000 restaurants? Because of spoken and written language barriers, it’s difficult to immerse one’s self in the …

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Tokyo Restaurant Review: Tapas Molecular Bar

There’s nothing like some serious molecular gastronomy to soothe one’s creeping jet lag after flying for 18 hours. From the moment our wheels touched down at Tokyo’s Narita Airport, I was on a foodie mission to make my reservation time at Tapas Molecular Bar. The Michelin-starred eatery is housed inside the main bar at Tokyo’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel (opened in …

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