Japanese restaurants

Kyoto yakitori restaurant earns Michelin rating with one of the best value-for-money deals in Japan

Kyoto Yakitori Kazu offers fine dining on a budget.

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Learn how to make sushi with a professional Japanese sushi chef in Tokyo

Because there’s no better souvenir than taking a skill home with you.

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Japanese “yakuza deer” continue to harass restaurant owner at Miyajima 【Photos】

Series of photos shows what happens when cute deer try to act all gangsta.

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Sushi Dai and other famous restaurants from Tsukiji fish market open at new Toyosu location

We pay a visit to the new market to find out if the restaurants from Tsukiji are still as good as they used to be.

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Conan O’Brien sits down for a traditional kaiseki meal with Jordan Schlansky in Japan 【Video】

Schlansky imparted his Japanese knowledge on the talk show host, but ended up committing some faux pas of his own.

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New bright blue salad dressing now available, promises Instagram-worthy restaurant dishes

Thanks to this new product we might be seeing a lot more blue food at restaurants in Japan over the next few months.

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We try out the fifth most popular restaurant among foreigners in Japan: Italian restaurant Nino

Our Japanese-language reporter hadn’t heard of this restaurant, and since it was voted as a top restaurant, she had to check it out.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese foods for people who don’t like seafood 【Weird Top Five】

There’s much more to Japanese food than just sushi and seafood.

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Why appetizers are giving tourists and restaurant owners in Japan a headache

It may seem like a way to rip you off, but it’s actually a delicious aspect of Japanese restaurant culture.

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New Japanese Yakiniku Jet restaurant serves meat by conveyor belt on a high speed lane

Complete with a touch panel ordering system, unusual menu items, and jet take-off sounds, this new restaurant is set to change the way we enjoy grilled meat forever!

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113-year-old soba noodle restaurant closes in Tokyo due to heartbreaking development

The poster explaining the reason for the closure of the family-run business is breaking hearts around the internet.

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Japanese restaurant serves up noodles in stunning ice cube bowls

Sometimes there are restaurants you want to keep a secret all to yourself, and this is definitely one of them.

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We visit a conveyor belt BBQ offering Japan’s best beef at only a fraction of the price【Pics】

Say hello to some the country’s best barbecue, or yakiniku, featuring cuts of highly sought-after  Matsusaka beef.

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Aomori’s ramen restaurant in a bus serves up steaming hot noodles in the snow

Ramen shops are a dime a dozen, so what makes this one in Aomori Prefecture so special? Well, it’s in a bus! One writer over at Another Tokyo reported on his experience at this one-of-a-kind Japanese eatery.

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New Japanese restaurant named はな毛 (nose hair), sighted in Germany, actually has a Japanese owner!

If you’re located outside of Japan, think of some Japanese restaurants around you and chances are their names contain easily recognizable, if uninspired, nouns like “sakura,” “Tokyo,” or “Fuji.” For instance, near me are eateries like Umi, Kaze, Samurai Boston, and countless Teriyaki House’s. One even contains my name, requiring me once in a while to explain that no, I’m not related.

Now, imagine the surprise of one Japanese Twitterer who stumbled upon an okonomiyaki restaurant in Berlin, Germany called “Hanage (はな毛)”, or nasal hair. Mmm, scrumptious!

At first glance, you’d think that this is simply another case of unfortunate word choices by a non-native speaker, like some kanji tattoos or English directions on Asian food packages. Almost as surprising as the bodily reference, however, is the fact that this restaurant was opened by a Japanese woman! To quote one Twitter commenter, “Why? Why? Why?”

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