restaurants

Can Shakey’s Pizza Japan make a mean fried chicken bento? We find out 【Taste Test】

Would you expect a pizza buffet restaurant to make delicious fried chicken?

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Tokyo police stopped us for random questioning, so we asked them to recommend a good restaurant

They wanted to know what we were doing in Ueno. We wanted to know where to eat lunch.

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Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants

Four-panel manga fires up the Internet. 

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Sakura tacos? The Tokyo treat we didn’t know we needed until right now

A totally unique bite to eat in one of the city’s favorite cherry blossom-viewing spots.

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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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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Japan has a new bar just for people who want to drink alone

If a cold beer is all the company you need, this is the place for you.

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What’s it like to eat at the Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo right now?

The world’s first permanent Pokémon Cafe is feeling the blow of Japan’s international travel restrictions.

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Takeout ramen broth: A new Tokyo winter noodle trend that’s worth the hype? 【Taste Test】

A whole new way to appreciate ramen. 

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Tokyo ramen restaurant’s brilliant idea: takeout cups of just ramen broth!【Photos】

Ramen’s flavor is all in the broth, and at this Nakano restaurant it’s all broth in your cup.

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One of Japan’s best ramen chains now has a VR game that lets you cook their noodles【Video】

Strap on your VR headset and get set for a virtual visit to tonkotsu ramen specialist Ichiran.

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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We take a trip to Japan’s Lovot robot cafe, cuddle with a bot and learn how to love

Japan’s personal loneliness-busting robots have their own cafe, so naturally, we ran right over.

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CoCo Ichibanya lucky bag here to keep you happy and full of curry

Bring in the Year of the Ox with some delicious beef curry, courtesy of CoCo Ichibanya!

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Dine out and isolate at the same time at Tokyo’s Prison Restaurant: The Lockup

The Lockup is ringing in the holidays with a very special skull-themed hotpot!

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Tokyo has a cafe lounge that’s for negative people only

We check out the “negative cafe and bar,” a soothing space for gloomy people.

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Look again – The new Kirby Cafe burger isn’t actually a hamburger

Nintendo star’s restaurant is offering something that looks like a beefy treat, but tastes entirely different.

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Ho ho ho! Merry fried chicken sushi appears in Japan!

Japan’s signature cuisine meets its favorite Christmastime import.

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Mr. Sato has time-travelled to the year 3030 with impressive sushi technology

The future is already here in this branch of Kura Sushi!

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