5 Great Places to Dine in Tokyo – where and what to eat in Japan

Travelling in Tokyo will give you an uninterrupted view of a great many eateries. Whether you are staying at hotels or serviced apartments in Tokyo such as Somerset Ginza East Tokyo, your accommodation provider is likely to be able to give you pointers as to the best eateries in the capital. If not, read on to find out five of the best places for foodies in Tokyo.


If you are looking for Chinese delicacies, the ideal restaurant to go to is Ryutenmon. They are specialised in Peking duck. Perched in Westin Tokyo, Ryutenmon has an amazing variety of Chinese food. Although crowds are expected, the restaurant usually has a calm environment.


For a wonderful experience of Brazilian cuisine, step into Barbacoa. You can try their salad bar. Barbacoa also offers grilled pineapple along with a herb-infused steak. You will get the full worth of the price you pay for the food at Barbacoa. If you plan to go there, try to spend at least an hour at the place to enjoy the friendly ambience.


Nobu is the ideal place to savour sushi. You can, of course, try sushi at any place in Tokyo. The sushi you get to eat at Nobu is unique. It is a famous restaurant in Tokyo with branches established across the globe. Named after renowned Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, the restaurant provides you with a memorable experience of Japanese delicacies.


If you are fond of sugary delicacies, try baked foods at the Magnolia bakery. Located in Omotesando Hills, the bakery was first set up in New York in 1996. The bakery was featured in famous movies such as Sex and the City. The red velvet cupcake and banana pudding are among the mouthwatering delicacies offered by Magnolia bakery. Soul Food House is frequented mostly by the Japanese as well as the US expatriates. You will get to enjoy the chicken, waffles and seafood gumbo, which are popular among the visitors.
There are many more restaurants in Tokyo, in addition to the five mentioned here, which are worth trying.


Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Top Beer Gardens in Tokyo – Great after-work hangout spots

The top beer gardens Tokyo are great places to sip on some chilled beer and have a chat with your buddies after a long day at the office. Read on to discover some of the best beer gardens in the capital.

First off is Lumine Beer Garden. This place offers you a stunning rooftop garden with swathes of delicacies and tropical juices. All that for a simple sum of 4050 Japanese Yen. The garden is also open during noontime. But that menu is not as rich as the dinnertime one. Try to make it there on a Friday evening and you will get to watch various cultural performances. The menu will introduce you to Japanese mojitos and grilled pork. Bayside Beer Garden is known for its Euro-Asian-American menu. Confused? But you won’t be anymore, after you get to savour the delicious cuisines along with the frosty beverages. You could sip a good glass of beer at home in of course, but it would never be a complete experience without proper side dishes; cast that worry aside, however, for that’s what beer gardens are for – good food and great beer! Although, if you are intent on hosting an evening in, and don’t have a residence in the city, consider staying at a serviced Tokyo apartment such as Roppongi Residences so that you have access to a fully equipped kitchenette.

Beer gardens are not unique to Japan. But the Japanese beer garden experience is unique. Aloha BBQ Beer Garden is such a place where you can enjoy the beer in a genuine Japanese atmosphere. Included on the menu are spicy pork, smoked beef and teriyaki chicken. Smoked beef is a famous delicacy among the Japanese. Tokyo Tower Highball Garden redefines the concept of outdoor drinking. That said, the garden offers you a long menu of highballs with appropriate snacks. There is one thing you should watch out for: weather. If the weather goes bad, it will spoil your outdoor drinking experience. Jingisukan Beer Terrace offers an expensive experience for a cheap rate. The cuisine is tasty, without doubt – that grilled lamb, in particular, among a host of other delicacies.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.


5 of the Finest Food Trucks in Tokyo – Savour on the Go

Restaurants offer a wide range of cuisines. But if you are bored with restaurants, there is an alternative in Tokyo: food trucks. If you want to take your time trying out all the various food trucks, you might find it convenient to stay at hotels or Tokyo serviced apartments like Somerset Shinagawa Tokyo, so that you can spread out your sampling of the delicacies they offer, over several days.

For a start, step into Adwee Lalawee food truck. The truck is famous for its hand-drawn portraits. That said, Adwee Lalwee is really a wooden cart connected to a bicycle rear run by the bicycle chef Hiroyuki Makino whose expertise is Pad Thai. Another food truck you must try out is Plus Spice. This mobile eatery serves justice to its name. You will be alerted of its arrival by the spicy aroma emanating from the naan and curry that it serves. The truck is coloured in beige. You will get three curries: keema, vegetables and butter chicken. Interestingly Indian!

The ‘Garage 50’ food truck claims expertise on pizza. A small business seems to flourish inside this van. Yet you will be in for quite a wide range of pizzas. The pizza comes mostly with tomato, garlic oil, basil, white and maple syrup. All that comes on a mouth-wateringly thin crust.

Wish Fresh Salad is the place for salad lovers – essentially those who have salad as their meal. Even if you do not belong to that category, you will certainly enjoy Atsushi’s kitchen car and his extensive range of salad dressings. The toppings include mushrooms, bacon, lotus root and bell peppers. Honey mustard is one of the most popular dressings and is home-prepared. The chef keeps on adding new varieties to the menu. Ginger carrot soup is one of the recent additions available for 350 Yen. Salads are usually over by afternoon. But Atsushi’s kitchen does not run out of anything for latecomers too. Salads may be over, but you can still go for beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Pasadena Delicatessen Lunch Wagon steals the show, with its aroma stemming from the well-roasted chicken. Their lip-smacking chicken features in various types of dishes such as sandwiches, burgers and with roast potato and salad. 

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.