Heichinro is one of the oldest, most well known Cantonese restaurants in Chinatown. And with seven floors to choose from, it is also one of the largest. It is known as the granddaddy of Chinatown, and its popularity makes reservations a must. The first floor is famous for its immense variety of dim sum. As with all Chinatown's best dining spots, Heichinro's prices reflect the superb quality of both its food and its service. It has a great lunch menu, which is priced a bit more economically. Heichinro is situated about a block away from the Holiday Inn Yokohama, and is about a leisurely ten-minute walk from Ishikawacho Station.
A must for beer lovers, Bashamichi Taproom is one of several outlets for Baird Beer, a small brewery dedicated to making flavorsome beers using traditional malted barley, whole flower hops and soft Numazu water. The three-story Taproom has a long bar on the ground floor, a large room with bar and table seating on the second floor and a rooftop beer garden. The range of beers on tap include brown ale, pale ale, IPAs, a lager, a stout, and amber ale, as well as seasonal choices and a guest ale. The food menu offers authentic American style BBQ with beef, pork and chicken. There is also pizza, salad, macaroni cheese and Texas chili. A big-screen TV and regular music events help to create an inviting atmosphere. -AH
Like its sister pubs in Tokyo, The Tavern pub serves good, traditional pub food and a variety of English and Irish draft or bottled ales and beers to help it down. It has a cozy, British atmosphere, even when it is crowded. There is an extensive menu of British delights to choose from. Fish & chips, probably the best in town. Add a portion of mushy peas to it. Then choose the Shepherd's pie or the Cornish pasty if you prefer.The traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding is another dish that you could order. Beers from England, Ireland and Even Australia you could find here. If you are interested in sports you could watch them at the bar while you relax with your drink.
Downbeat has been serving drinks to jazz lovers for more than 40 years, and it is still as popular as ever. The owner's record collection, which totals over 3,000 LPs, provides most of the music, but once a month there is a live session. The lounge-style seats and low tables provide a very relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your drinks--and the music. Make sure you eat before you drop into Downbeat; the place serves only very light snacks, such as mixed nuts and cheese. There is, however, a very comprehensive drink menu. Bourbon is the most popular drink here and this is closely followed by gin and lime, an unusual choice, but a favorite among the regular clients.
"Yakatabune" is a Japanese traditional boat. From on board, you can admire a view of the beautiful landscape of Tokyo. Booking is necessary before you join this cruise, so please make sure to check the cruise schedule. The cost varies depending on specific routes and choice of food options. All in all, a cruise on this boat is perfect for a special date. If you wish to learn more, please contact Harumiya.
Double Tall has some of the best coffees and espresso in town, plus a wide variety of flavored lattes and other steamed milk favorites. With fresh homemade cakes and desserts, as well as fresh bagels, Double Tall makes a popular stop among regulars. The variety of specialty goods even extends to a decent selection of popular Japanese micro brewed beers. While you are here for a morning cup of hot coffee, their latte foam art will surely make your day!
Since it opened in 1953, the Ricksha Room has gained a reputation as a place to take a date you want to impress, and not only for the decor and ambience. The food is excellent and the service is first class. Even from the outside, this restaurant looks something special. A white wall with the restaurant's name and logo immediately attracts your attention. The interior is soft and gentle with low lights and candles on all the tables setting the mood and barely discernible jazz music in the background. There is a very good a la carte menu that includes pastas and delicious homemade square pizzas. And there are two steak set courses to choose from. There is a full complement of wine to accompany whatever meal you choose and a comprehensive cocktail menu.
High style service and upscale French food characterize this elegant restaurant. The pumpkin mousse is La Banlieu's signature appetizer, served in a minuscule dish with a tiny spoon. Next look for Japanese daikon (long white radish) which might be incorporated into a foie gras salad for an appetizer. This would be followed by a bit of fish, then roast duck or lamb, and two portions of homemade desserts. Located in a three-floor house right on Honmoku-dori in the midst of a residential area is this dining oasis. The first floor is a plush reception area, the second floor has a capacity of 18 and the third floor seats a total of 30, but the best seats are in the conservatory area. Note the dinner plates from Masuda Art, a well-known Yokohama chinaware store.
Open by reservation only, Yamada Chikara offers the immense experience of traditional Japanese kaiseki ryori (a traditional and intricate, multi-course meal) combined with the highest quality of European culinary technique. A veritable closet of a restaurant, only 8 guests per night are privy to the prix fixe menu at this intimate and acclaimed restaurant.
Located in one of the busiest cities in the world, this small animal cafe in Tokyo is one of the few owl cafes in existence. Following the philosophy of "healing entertainment", Akiba Fukurou offers curious customers a mellow atmosphere to enjoy the company of their soft feathered friends. A strict reservation policy ensures that there are people queuing up to have a charming interaction with these genteel creatures. With trained staff always at hand to help and guide you, soothing mood music playing in the background and softly lit rooms with drapes on the walls, Akiba Fukurou offers guests an unforgettable experience. Check the website for timings and reservations.
Known to be busy during peak hours, Ikaruga is a local favorite dining spot in Tokyo. It serves wholesome ramen at prices that suit all pockets, making it a convenient dining space for office-goers. Located in Chiyoda-ku, the restaurant serves up flavorful bowls of piping hot ramen and soba that are local specialties. Be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat.
Headed by the talented Yuki Tanaka who is hailed for his expertise in the field of Japanese cuisine, Ise Sueyoshi features authentic Japanese food which never fails to amaze and fascinate patrons. The modest yet elegant diner serves dish after dish in quick succession; this method is known as Kaiseki. Known for procuring ingredients right from the picturesque coastal town of Ise, the restaurant is a cozy space which is made even friendlier as the chef delights in interacting with his visitors as he prepares to regale them with succulent and tastefully crafted dishes reflecting the tradition and flavor of Japan.