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.
If there's one drink that goes wonderfully with French food, it's wine. This is a terrific restaurant which serves a variation of French and Japanese dishes with a selection of wines from various countries. Try their foie gras don, which consists of foie gras served over rice and sprinkled with green onions and ginger - it's a real knockout. Completing the experience is the elegant atmosphere and decor, which is distinctly French in flavor.
The chef, Keishi Yamada, is a famous Japanese chef with a highly tuned aesthetic; something which he inevitably applies to his cooking. For Yamada, food and art are inseparable. At Rei, you will find extremely fresh seasonal vegetables paired with perfectly prepared sashimi. The restaurant itself is gorgeous; the elaborately carved pine ceiling spirals above a cleanly square setting. With so much to offer, this charming restaurant will not fail to impress you.
Rokkasen has been serving premium cuts of beef for over three decades. Especially known for their Matsuzaka and Japanese Black Cattle cuts, Rokkase is an ideal place to discover the world of Korean-style barbecue. While the barbecue is the specialty here, you can also opt for their delicious soup, noodle, and seafood preparations. Buffet, shabu-shabu, and all-you-can-eat menus are available too. A great place for a group, business or family outing, this Shinjuku restaurant caters to a diverse clientele. Open till 5am, Rokkasen is equally popular for its set lunch menu as it is its late-night dining.
Alain Ducasse is considered one of the masters of French cuisine, and Benoit opened under the capable hands of Kei Kojima, who trained under Ducasse at the Michelin three-star restaurant, Louis XV in Monaco. Settle back and look up at the ceiling frescoes, designed to evoke the skies of Provence. Try the escargot, for a true taste of France; or order the succulent pork belly. The house dessert, the Benoit, is a luscious confection of chocolate and orange. It's a place for a special occasion, but the combination of world-class food and atmosphere make it worth every penny. Reservations are essential.
One of the most popular joints for traditional Japanese food, Sushi Zanmai is a chain of restaurants that specializes in a variety of kaiten-style of sushi dishes as well as other Japanese food. Whet your appetite with Japan’s national dish with one of the fixed price lunch menus where you can relish sushi along with miso soup and and an appetizer. You could also opt for a sushi platter and get a taste of different kinds of sushi on offer. Not only are the dishes priced reasonably, but the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, allowing you to relish delicious sushi whenever you desire.
The Marunouchi area of Tokyo is not know for its fun and frivolity, but that is just what some local restauranteurs wagered on when they opened the Mucho Mexican resto-bar - to inject some colorful flavor into this reserved part of town. They have succeeded. Akin to a more resort-like, Mexican resto, Mucho Modern Mexicano brings the smells, tastes and colors of Mexico alive. The place is lively and fun. It is affordable and tasty. Not to mention, the food is made in front of you, guacamole fresh, and the drinks are spirited. You could do worse than taking the time to fiesta here, so why not pop in and see what Mexico can be all about? Reservations recommended. -Stephen Lebovits
Set in a high-class, nightclub-like atmosphere, Dazzle offers fine food in a unqiue and lively setting. Featuring both prix fixe and a la carte menus, diners can choose from dishes that feature meat, seafood or poultry, as well as a raw bar, all of which are sure to please the palette.
For anyone who is not afraid to try something new, Ginza's Vampire Café will surely provide a unique dining experience. Located a short walk from Ginza Station, the restaurant is complete with a coffin centerpiece, red velvet and Victorian-style candles. The food consists of a French and Italian base and is a bit pricey for the portions, but patrons should expect the cost to reflect the atmosphere and presentation more than anything else. Do not be too surprised to see some devoted customers decked out in Gothic costume while dining.
Fancy yourself Snow White or Cinderella? Wish for people to treat you like the royalty you know that you are? Still looking for your Prince Charming? Well then, the Princess Heart is just the place for you! Enter this fantasy world and be greeted by a manservant, primp and preen in front of the full-length mirror before being seated at your 'throne' and crowned, and then be fawned over by the frilly-clad staff who are there to cater to your every whim. Princess Heart is just one of Tokyo's many themed restaurants, where people, in this case mostly young women in their twenties and thirties, go to escape the sordid ravages of daily life. - Stephen Lebovits