gourmet

We visit super popular tuna specialty joint Izakaya Hitoshi on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island

After failing to secure a reservation for one month prior to his visit, our reporter gets in with some luck and ascends to tuna heaven.

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Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Why hayashi rice should be your last meal before leaving Japan

Your ultimate ‘sayonara Japan’ meal has a lot of things going for it.

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We find a hidden gyoza eatery in Utsunomiya and discover the local way of eating them

A gyoza eatery behind a closed game arcade in the basement of a Mega Don Quijote–that doesn’t sound spooky at all…

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Mr. Sato tries out Kappa Sushi’s salmon salad mountain, a fun dish available for only one week

Will the conveyor belt sushi chain’s recent playful menu item be as much fun to eat as it is to look at?

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Kagoshima conveyor belt sushi chain Mekkemon rises above the rest with its special secret weapon

Our reporter discovers the special feature that makes one kind of common fish at this local eatery a slice above even the fatty tuna.

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Best Reuben sandwich in Tokyo? An American expat’s recommendation

Our reporter moves away from Japanese cream-and-fruit sandwiches and tries a Reuben for the first time.

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Marvelous Soba: Colour-changing noodle broth creates a twist ending to your meal

This Tokyo restaurant will cure your summer blues…for a limited time.

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Japan’s first-ever wanko soba conveyor belt restaurant opens in Tokyo

Amusement Wanko Soba Kurukuru Wanko wants you to eat over a hundred bowls of noodles in one sitting.

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Our reporter dishes on the differences between sushi from Ginza Kyubey and Sushiro【Taste test】

Yuuichiro explores the similarities and dissimilarities of sushi from an upscale restaurant in Tokyo and an inexpensive conveyor belt sushi chain. 

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The most brilliant summer homework idea ever: Eat wagyu for Yakiniku Day

Teachers, feel free to assign us this year’s and next year’s homework while you’re at it!

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Our reporter transforms into a fancy celebrity to sample the fanciest udon at Marugame Seimen

Two new limited-time menu items at the restaurant feature Kobe beef, so we pulled out all of the stops to feel worthy of this gastronomic celebration.

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Mr. Sato attacks a massive castle of seafood at a new restaurant in Tokyo Skytree’s Solamachi

This particular dish with a really, really long name is a veritable gastronomic fortress waiting to be conquered. 

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We serve a hot dish of the five best stand-and-eat soba restaurants in one area of Tokyo

Our resident soba connoisseur hones in on the best eateries in the Akihabara and Okachimachi neighborhoods of Tokyo in this closely contested ranking.

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We build a miniature Japanese oden stall with gorgeous results

The amount of detail in this little yatai food cart will instantly transport you to the streets of Japan.

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Ichiran Ramen Kit: How to feel like you’re in Kyushu right now

We show you how to set up your very own Ichiran ramen solo booth at home.

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Make a Burger King Whopper at home with new CooKING Burger @Home delivery set

In Japan, Burger King doesn’t just give us the Whopper recipe, it gives us the ingredients to make it too!

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Japanese KitKats up the frisson of excitement with their limited, premium “Blindfold Chocolatory” line

KitKat’s Chocolatory has teamed up with a professional illustrator to make these premium KitKats fun, fanciful and excitingly mysterious.

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We tried Japan Burger King’s Deluxe Chicken Whopper for some serious volume 【Photos】

Three types of meat between two Burger King buns? Yes, please.

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A mountain of chicken katsu awaits you at this restaurant in Osaka

Will our reporter rise or fall to this gargantuan food challenge?

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