Tokyo


May 9, 2016

Code Name Mixology Laboratory (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

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Mr. Shuzo Nagumo is a mad scientist behind the bar. With a twinkle in his eye and a firm stance when shaking, he has started a cocktail revolution in Tokyo that is a great departure from the cocktail bars we’ve become used to in Japan.

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April 4, 2016

Take-Chan Niboshi Ramen in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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The best bowl of ramen we ate on our last trip to Japan was in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo.

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March 28, 2016

Yona Yona Beer Works in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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Yoko and I were so excited to find that one of Yoho Brewery’s tap rooms in Tokyo was right in our hotel!

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January 15, 2016

Dream of Sushi with Jiro Gastronomy

by Sarah

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 You’ve probably seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and are dreaming of the day you’ll eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo.

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January 13, 2016

Tokyo JUNKtion: Oreno Dashi in Akasaka

by yoko

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For the past few years, I’ve been hoping to get into an Oreno restaurant in Tokyo.

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January 11, 2016

Postcard from Tokyo: Tis the Season for Shirako

by Kayoko

It’s become Yoko and my tradition to stop into Tsukiji Sushiko, a popular chain that is littered all around Tokyo, serving superb sushi at a nominal pricepoint.

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June 18, 2015

Yakitori Bunraku in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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A good friend of mine is in Tokyo right now and he wanted a shortlist of places to eat.

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May 7, 2015

Tokyo JUNKtion: Entering the Womb at Bar Caesarean

by yoko

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The name Caesarean derives from all things related to Caesar, the Roman general whose actions led to the rise of the Roman Empire.

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April 2, 2015

Akio Watanabe of Bar EST! (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

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Looking back on our trip to Japan in February, the most memorable cocktail was at Bar EST!.

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March 5, 2015

Togarashi Ginger Highball at Jicca (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

As you know by now, Tori-chan is a dear friend of ours who opened Jicca, a restaurant and wine bar in the Hatagaya neighborhood in Tokyo nearly two years ago.

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