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
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.
Located in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the landmark on the Yokohama waterfront was originally built in 1911, and today it provides you fine live jazz music with French cuisine. You can enjoy all types of jazz from local artists or world-class big names at one of the most romantic places in Yokohama. Tickets are available on the Internet.
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.
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.
Located in Nihonbashi(Ginza) with other branches in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone against cream colored walls. A long communal table and stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
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
This lively restaurant and cafe is unlikely to provide any respite if you are feeling fatigued from your Tokyo explorations but no matter; it's a quirky, charming place, one of many cafes and restaurants on the 7th floor of the Marunouchi Building, known simply and affectionately as 'House'. The cuisine is (mostly) Chinese and served late into the night - it's also reasonably priced. So Tired is easy to spot because of the facade and interior, made from multi-colored glass panels in jewel hues. A fun place to while away an evening.
The wooden interior, dark walls, open terrace, and long, gleaming bar add to the old-fashioned, European pub-feel at Antwerp Station. It's by far one of the biggest Belgian beer pubs in Tokyo. Top-flight European beers are the show stoppers here, with a few on draft and the rest in bottles. The food, which pairs well with the drinks, is high quality and very tasty. Given the name of the bar and restaurant, the menu is heavy on Belgian specialties, including frites, and muscles which come prepared in a wide variety of ways. Other choices include various roasted meats, with flavorful grilled vegetables on the side, and it's always a safe bet to try whatever is on the daily specials board.
Despite its somewhat odd sounding name, The Hump is actually an extremely upscale, trendy sushi bar. The decor is gorgeously appointed and bathed in a soft gray tones. Combined with the blue of twilight, the atmosphere becomes especially soothing. The best place to sit is at the bar, where you can watch each dish prepared before your eyes. Ingredients are extremely fresh, and entrees include standard items such as sushi, tempura, and sashimi. There is also a nice list of sakes to go with your meal. Be prepared for prices that are somewhat steep, however, the food and ambiance more than makes up for it.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda brings her hometown of Catalonia to the midst of Tokyo with Sant Pau, a restaurant which has already earned three Michelin stars. Offering thoughtfully prepared prix fixe menus, the dishes at Sant Pau are meant to introduce the light flavors of the Mediterranean to diners through a seasonal menu. Tapas dining is available in the wine bar, which offers over 400 bottles of Spanish wine. The classy, contemporary setting of the restaurant with minimalist yet colorful accents is an addition to the pleasurable dining experience of the patrons.