restaurants

Workers’ mental health more important than 2 million yen as ramen chain closes for New Year’s

500-restaurant chain closes all branches to give employees’ time to spend with families at New Year’s.

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Urusei Yatsura Cafe opening in Tokyo, four other cities to celebrate manga/anime’s 40th birthday

Come for the food and drink inspired by Rumiko Takahashi’s first manga series, stay for the special guest appearance by Maison Ikkoku.

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A visit to the back-alley Tokyo ramen restaurant listed in the Michelin dining guide

Amazing ramen that’s well worth stepping off the main road for.

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Sushi burritos come to Tokyo with the opening of Beeat in Tokyo, and we tried three for ourselves

In the biggest sushi-loving town on the planet, can this unique twist on Japan’s food culture succeed?

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Japanese fast food chain Nakau now has a fancy new chicken and rice bowl, with TRUFFLES

Can a fast food restaurant use an expensive culinary delicacy properly? How does it compare in flavor to a regular oyakodon?

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A visit to Tokyo’s fanciest coffeehouse for a 16,200 yen (US$143) bottle of coffee【Pics】

This Ginza cafe treats its coffee like fine wine, so we sent Mr. Sato to sample a vintage.

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Dragon Ball Super and Japanese barbecue chain Gyukaku offer limited-time tasty collaboration

Wait, is that a Dragon Ball?! You can step into one of over 600 Gyukaku locations in Japan this month to find out what it is — and eat it!

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Believe it or not, Tokyo grows coffee, and here’s where you can try a cup

It took 140 years and 1,000 kilometers to get this cup of Tokyo coffee to our table.

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Mr. Sato gorges on Michelin-quality dim sum for his birthday, eats like a king for cheap

Warning: This article will make you hungry.

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Curry rice king Coco Ichi removes 80 percent of rice, replaces it with something else in new dish

For those times when you really want curry, but don’t really want rice.

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All 151 original Pokémon now available as Tokyo Pokémon Cafe latte art, and you choose your own

Plus, can’t decide between Pikachu and Eevee? Adorable combo plate means you don’t have to.

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This ISN’T what a US$100 Tokyo sushi lunch looks like. It’s what a US$200 one looks like!

An ordering mistake sends SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato soaring into the bliss of his most rarified lunch ever as he learns there’s one sushi restaurant where not all omakase are the same.

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Maguro sushi meets soba noodles for a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably delicious combo in Tokyo

This Asakusa restaurant has two of Japan’s greatest foods, paired in a way nobody ever did before, and the result is amazing.

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Evangelion Bar opening in Tokyo to soothe the rattled nerves of fans of the traumatizing anime

You’ll feel better after downing a few Rei cocktails and eating rampaging Angel Sachiel.

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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Fast food sukiyaki: One of the greatest things about autumn/winter in Japan!

Want to try Japan’s most famous hot pot, but don’t want to drop big bucks for it? Yoshinoya, plus one other amazing budget-friendly restaurant, are here to help.

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Sometimes Japanese customer service is so good, it’s hilarious

Cashier follows customer’s request to the letter but still gives him the last thing he expected.

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We eat at the legendary Negidon, a Tokyo soba restaurant that’s only open for lunch on weekdays

Their location is also pretty inconvenient, so is their leek and meat soba worth calling in sick for?

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The magical food and gorgeous merch of Tokyo’s brand-new Cardcaptor Sakura cafe and gift shop

Sorry, Kero-chan. You’re cute and all, but fans of the classic anime are definitely going to eat you.

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A sneak peek at the adorable food and awesome merch of the brand-new Let’s Go Pikachu! cafe chain

From lattes with bangs to Hyper Beam ramen, we’re ready to say “Let’s go!”

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