"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!
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
Pompompurin Cafe is a theme restaurant, with a quirky interior palette of its own. Based on Pompompurin (the famed Sanrio character), every dish on their menu includes either a cutlery or an edible piece of the cartoon. The cafe gets together in one plate, many cuisines of the world, and so there's pasta, noodles, rice, beef puddings, tacos and eggs, and all of them look so adorable! There are also sweets that look amazing with all the colours and shapes. The ambience is cheerful, thanks to the theme, and the service is nice. Pompompurin Cafe can be visited for some out-of-the-box binging.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery does a great job with the beers that are brewed on location. A good offering of ales; amber, pale, wheat and stout; these beers are on tap daily and should be sampled. With local Japanese beer and conventional brews as well, beer lovers of any persuasion will be satisfied by the variety and solid flavors on offer here. Scrumptious American delicacies are perfect accompaniments to the brews. There is also a patio overlooking the canal and is a perfect spot to soak in some sun while sipping on cold beer in spring and summer.
Chef Joel Robuchon's name is synonymous with fine French cuisine, making his restaurants some of the most famous in the world. In fact, in 1990 he was voted Chef of the Century, and in 1994 his restaurant in Paris was voted Best in the World. Needless to say, dining at a Robuchon restaurant is a very special experience. Joel Robuchon now also has several ateliers (workshops), the Tokyo branch of which opened in 2003. Instead of the setup of a traditional restaurant, with tables evenly spread out, most of the diners at this unique venue are seated at a large bar that surrounds the kitchen, where they can watch the chefs prepare dishes right in front of them. The food is contemporary French and can safely be said to be both very delicious and very expensive. The menu is seasonal and changes daily, and reservations are highly recommended, though sometimes a few seats are saved just for walk-ins.
If you are looking to try some authentic an delicious Tskumen Ramen, head to Rokurinsha located inside Tokyo Station. This is a small restaurant exclusively serving this traditional meal. Enter this restaurant and place your order at the vending machine, from where a staff member will then lead you to your seat and hand you a bib. Patrons are served two bowls each, one with chasu (thick noodles) and another with dipping sauce (pork mince and fish sauce base). Ask for the level of spiciness as per your taste and slurp up the delicious meal. When you are done be sure to ask the server to fill your bowl with the complementary broth.
Onomiyaki is a special type of savory Japanese pancake which is served with a variety of toppings and can be found in street stalls all around Japan. Okonomiyaki Kiji Marunouchi is a Japanese restaurant which takes this street-food and turns it into a classy but traditional culinary experience. Toppings include varieties like soba noodles, steaks and pork tenderloin. Their pork tenderloin ponzu is also quite popular with the diners. The restaurant has a classy and traditional feel to it with traditional screen doors, minimal decor and an onomiyaki grill at every table. If you want a true Japanese street food experience without risking actual street-side stalls, this is the place to visit.
A popular restaurant in a bustling neighborhood, Centre The Bakery is the place to be for a quick, scrumptious snack. Filled with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly vibes, eating here never fails to be anything short of immensely enjoyable. Stuffed with fresh veggies and tender meat, the gourmet sandwiches are an absolute delight to the palate. Try the signature kuroge-wagyu cutlet sandwich, or build your own unique one with the given choice of ingredients.
The motto of Patisserie Hidemi Sugino states that "You won't find our pastries anywhere else;" a brave promise in light of the hundreds of high-class, highly inventive patisseries scattered around Tokyo. It is, however, a statement the store lives up to, for it has garnered such a reputation that there is a queue before the store even opens. The patisserie specializes in mousse cakes, in a variety of flavors that are usually seasonal and the deceptively simple appearance of the pastries melt away to reveal layers of flavor within. This is a must-stop for any dessert lover; just be prepared to wait for your turn to try the unique confections.
Tanita Shokudo opened in 2012 and originated from the Tanita canteen, which is a company providing health care products. Tanita Shokudo is known for its very healthful Japanese dishes which are designed to contain various kinds of vegetables and a moderate amount of salt. Tanita serves daily and weekly specials, so there is always something new and exciting to try. In addition, you can also receive free nutritional counseling with a dietitian residing at Tanita Shokudo.
Argento Aso is a contemporary Italian restaurant which is known for the bold and innovative flavors of its food and the amazing decor of its spaces. Food consists of both prix fixe options including delicious and seasonal delicacies such as Sturgeon with caviar, Roasted pork with squid ink, Peach and basil with raspberry for the sweet lovers and a lot more. There is also an extensive selection of wines which balances the taste of the dishes perfectly. The main dining area is a study in terrific modern design, with soft colors, white linen covered tables, hardwood flooring, bold flower arrangements and large windows with views of the city. Chic and elegant private dining rooms are also available for business lunches and private events.