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6 Delicious Dishes in Tokyo

October 28, 2014


Our abridged, meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now. By Shane Mitchell.

Published on Oct 28, 2014

 

1. BREAKFAST
Macchiato
at Omotesando Koffee

Tired of green tea? On a hard-to-find Omotesando alley, a lone barista brews one Zen cup of coffee at a time. We love the chewy, baked-custard kashi served on the side. ooo-koffee.com.

Macchiato at Omotesando Koffee

2. LUNCH
Oyster on ice
at Seamon Ginza

Chefs with monkishly shaved heads work behind a red lacquer counter, creating a set sushi menu based on the day's haul from Tsukiji Market. A mainstay: one perfect oyster in a soy vinaigrette. seamon.jp.

Oyster on ice at Seamon Ginza

3. SNACK
Grilled ayu
at Kuroudo-Kuriya Nenohi

Most izakayas are salaryman magnets, but this Marunouchi pub draws a more stylish crowd with its otoushi (salty snacks) and yakitori dishes, like a sweetfish, paired with sakes from the 350-year-old Morita brewery. nenohi.com.

Grilled ayu at Kuroudo-Kuriya Nenohi

4. DINNER
Vegetables with bonito broth
at Ore-no Kappou

At this "standing restaurant" in Ginza, diners lean against counters to eat chef Hiroshi Shimada's inventive creations, such as a gelée of sweet potato, pumpkin, broccoli and asparagus. oreno.co.jp.

Vegetables with bonito broth at Ore-no Kappou

5. DESSERT
Chocolate and mango lamingtons
at the Peninsula Tokyo

Japan's master pâtissiers now rival their Parisian counterparts. Among them: Shigeru Nojima, whose dainty offerings include these sponge cakes made boozy with whiskey. tokyo.peninsula.com.

Chocolate and mango lamingtons at the Peninsula Tokyo

6. TO GO
Hitokuchi-gashi
at Higashiya Ginza

A modernist take on the traditional tearoom, Higashiya also sells gift sets of its bean-paste confections, with such enticing flavors as peach compote, dried sour apricot and purple sweet potato, for the plane ride home. higashiya.com.

Hitokuchi-gashi at Higashiya Ginza

 

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Oyster on ice at Seamon Ginza
  • Hitokuchi-gashi at Higashiya Ginza
  • Macchiato at Omotesando Koffee
  • Vegetables with bonito broth at Ore-no Kappou
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