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Menson RAGE Ramen Ogikubo

Menson RAGE hasn’t quite got its Michelin star yet (it’s a Bib Gourmand), but we reckon it’s only a matter of time. Ramen has been on a roll lately, with not one but two Michelin-starred places in Tokyo now – Tsuta and Nakiryu. It’s a great time to be a ramen lover. Tucked away in a row of shoplots near… Read more →

The Wowsabi Guide To Akihabara

Bright, bustling, weird and wonderful, there’s no place in the world quite like Akihabara. The birthplace of otaku culture is teeming with adventure, and with so much to explore and so little time, where do you even start? Well why here of course! 😉 We’ve put together a list of cool things to do and eat here, plus a few… Read more →

Hanne-Ichi Festival – Enjoy Tsukiji’s Best Sushi At Half Price

Psst! Yeah, you over there. Want to know a little secret? A lot of people don’t know this yet, but if the words half price and sushi sound good to you, you might want to head down to Tsukiji this Golden Week on May 7th. One day every Golden Week, Tsukiji has an event called “Hanne-Ichi” which means 50 percent… Read more →

Luke’s Lobster Rolls At J.S. Foodies Enoshima

When Luke’s lobster rolls finally arrived in Tokyo mid-last year, we couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. The small corner shop in the posh area of Omotesando opened to long lines that didn’t seem to let up whenever I passed by. Who can resist that juicy, whole claw lobster meat tucked inside a toasty buttery bun? Not me.… Read more →

DOMO Diner

There’s been an explosion of character themed cafes in Tokyo recently, and judging by the really long lines, fans are eating it up. Popular characters like Gudetama and Pikachu have already had their time in the spotlight, but if you’re a Domo-kun fan, you’re probably feeling a little left out. Well not anymore – Japanese broadcaster NHK’s adorable mascot is… Read more →

Ippudo Ramen – Tonkotsu Ramen Made Right

There are 3 basic types of ramen in Japan – pork based tonkotsu, soy sauce based shoyu and salt based shio. I’m not a big fan of tonkotsu because it tends to be too rich and greasy for my liking – the first glorious mouthfuls quickly fade into grueling last bites. But Ippudo has managed to somehow come up with… Read more →

Heroes Not Welcome: Kaiju Sakaba Kawasaki

Everyone loves the good guys. The poor bad guys, however, have a thankless job, even though it takes the same amount of hard work and commitment to show up to wreak havoc and destruction every day. So after a long day at work, who can blame them if they want to unwind with a few beers and some good food… Read more →

Tokyo, Off The Beaten Path – Jiyugaoka

Hello, happy Tokyo tourists! I hope you’ve found some good places to check out on our blog. I don’t write often, so in case you didn’t know, this is Shiori here! 🙂 Today I’m really excited to share with you a place that not many visitors know about, a very cool place called Jiyugaoka. We Japanese call it the oshare… Read more →

Toriyoshi Has Some Awesome Chicken Wings

I love chicken. It’s cheap, healthy and delicious. There are a few izakaya chains that specialize in chicken, but one of my favorites is Toriyoshi. Their chicken wings are just awesome. It’s like they’re marinated in dope or something – once you start eating these chicken wings you can’t stop! But stop you will, to eat all the other yummy… Read more →

Midori Sushi Shibuya

Not all of us can afford to dine at fancy places like Sukiyabashi Jiro every time we have a craving for sushi (and it’s overrated anyway), but life’s too short to be eating that bland, budget stuff at a kaiten sushi place either, so your best option is usually a mid-range restaurant that serves fresh, quality fish at decent prices.… Read more →