restaurants

Nationwide pub chain in Japan adapting to the times by turning into a bento boxed lunch shop

We ask how the Kushikatsu Tanaka izakaya chain is faring in the midst of a pandemic.

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We try a traditional Tokyo dish of stewed loaches, encounter something we’ve never seen before

A taste of the Edo-period past, and a new encounter

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Best telecommuting option ever? Seven hours in private room at gourmet Tokyo/Kyoto restaurants

Why ride a packed train to the office when you can work in luxurious seclusion while dining on sukiyaki?

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Japanese revolving sushi restaurant chain stops revolving during coronavirus outbreak

But customers wonder if it will do anything to help the growing health crisis.

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We visit the Paris branch of Japanese ramen chain Ippudo and eat the most unusual ramen

We’d meant to compare French tonkotsu with Japanese tonkotsu, but we couldn’t resist trying a brand new kind of ramen!

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Eat like a treacherous samurai! Kyoto restaurant recreates a real-life warlord’s favorite food

Genuine samurai chow served in an actual samurai home.

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Pikachu now has an afro of cherry blossoms, and you can eat it【Photos】

Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe reveals springtime sakura dessert, Gigantamax entrees.

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Skip Starbucks? A super-cheap, semi-secret alternative to a coffeehouse break in Tokyo

A private room all to yourself for hours on end, free Wi-Fi, unlimited drinks, and enough space to take a nap, all for less than five bucks.

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Soba restaurant in Japan struggles to find new employee, rewords job ad and offers flood in

There’s one surprising aspect of working at a 120-year-old Japanese restaurant that has everyone wanting to work there.

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Tokyo’s Slayers anime cafe: The latest reason to go on a food quest to Akihabara【Photos】

Fan-focused food fun is a 30th-birthday party for the fantasy franchise, and also the only restaurant in Japan where you can DRINK jellyfish.

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Our ladylike, solo visit to the handsome butler cage of Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood【Photos】

Swallowtail offers not just good-looking guys, but an elegant home away from home.

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Cheap monthly subscription to Tokyo yakiniku restaurant lets us eat intestines every day for free

And it’s an all-you-can-eat plan, too!

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The U.K. thinks Japanese curry is katsu curry, and people aren’t happy about it

The #KatsuCurryPolice are on a mission to educate Brits on their craze for Katsu Curry.

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Deep Sea Pudding made in Japanese port town is an edible work of art!

This beautiful white and blue pudding made in the port of Numazu is an absolute jewel to both look at and taste! 

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Final Fantasy VII Remake cafe opens in Tokyo, and we stop by for Cloud and Sephiroth mocktails!

Edible Buster Swords, Materia dumplings, and Moogle desserts are all on offer at Square Enix’s rebooted Akihabara eatery.

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The top nine stand-and-eat soba noodle restaurants in Tokyo

Our resident soba expert ate at over 200 soba spots in the greater Tokyo area, and here are his top picks

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One of Kyoto’s best secret ramen restaurants isn’t a restaurant at all – it’s a van!

This ramen chef could work anywhere, but there’s a special reason he’s kept coming back to the same place for almost 30 years.

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Japanese Twitter breaks down the perfect spot for a first date, and it’s surprisingly cheap

Flummoxed about where to take a prospective partner for the first time in Japan? Twitter, as always, has the answer (well, an answer).

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Gundam conquers AKB48? Mobile suit cafe closes to expand, may take over idol eatery’s territory

Robot fans applauded elimination of idol “eyesore” next to mecha anime otaku attraction.

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Japanese restaurant chain selling not just folded pizzas, but LUCKY folded pizzas!

All the things that make pizza great, only folded!

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