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Yakiniku Shibaura, Mishuku – Family friendly Yakiniku

Yakiniku shibaura

Yakiniku Shibaura is our favorite family-friendly yakiniku restaurant in Setagaya-ku. They serve delicious cuts of Japanese domestic Wagyu Beef. Our kids love it. As you walk into the restaurant you see a refrigerator stocked with slabs of Japanese domestic Wagyu beef. Yakiniku Shibaura carefully selects their Wagyu beef from different areas of Japan, and …

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Isshin Rice House, Daikanyama – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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Kappa Sushi, Various Locations – Kaiten / Conveyor Belt Sushi

Kappa Sushi

Whether a tourist or a local, kaitenzushi is a fun family dining experience. We visited Kappa Sushi (かっぱ寿司), one of the major kaitenzushi chains in Japan. Kaiten Zushi or “conveyor belt sushi” are sushi restaurants where sushi, and more recently; noodles, fried foods and desserts are served from a conveyor belt – some even by high …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros, Daikanyama – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh sushi at Aburiyaki & Sushi An, and cocktails at their New York style bar and terraces. My friend and I visited …

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Kid friendly Izakayas with Play Spaces in Tokyo


Locating a dinner restaurant with play spaces for little ones is a struggle. Welcome Monteroza, a kid-friendly izakaya chain equip with “kids` spaces”, an area where parents can relax and dine while the little ones play. Monteroza kids` spaces are furnished with soft toys, books, music or video entertainment, colorful wall-padding and …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 10+ Spots for Eggs, Pancakes and more


Here are more than 10 great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other breakfast spots, but if I …

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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating


The days are brighter, and the days warmer – perfect to dine outdoors. Are you looking for a restaurant in Tokyo with terrace seating? Better yet with water, city or garden views? Tokyo has plenty. Here are our Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating. Do you have a spot to recommend? …

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Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA, Aobadai – Naples Award-Winning Pizza

Pizzeria e trattoria da isa

If you`re looking for Naples award-winning pizza stop in Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (ピッツエリア エ トラットリア ダ イーサ) in Aobadai. This small, Italian styled eatery serves authentic Naples style pizza and delicious Italian food. Opened in February 2010, the owner and pizza chef behind the massive wood-fired oven, and the …

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Kua Aina, 9 Locations in Tokyo – Hawaiian Burger and Sandwich Grill

Kua Aina shop

If you`re looking for a good, solid burger stop by Kua Aina. Originally from Hawaii, their light wooden interior, island music and colorful Hawaiin goods adorning the walls makes you feel like you walked into a burger joint on the island. Their large hamburger patties, seasoned with the owner`s original and secret spices …

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Farmshop, Futakotamagawa – Seasonal Californian Cuisine & Market

Farmshop.jp interior

Farmshop Restaurant and Market is known for their farm-to-table concept – delivering locally produced food to local consumers. They serve seasonal and casual Californian dishes at their dining-bakery-market. Conveniently located in the Takashimaya Maronie Court in Futakotamagawa it sits alongside Bills, The Muji store and Cafe, Gap Kids and the quirky Flying Tiger shop. Farmshop …

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Sasa Burger, Daikanyama & Nakameguro – The Locals Favorite Burger Joint

Sasa Burger size

We revisted Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama the other day. This down-to-earth local favorite has a casual 1960`s American Burger joint hipster feel. Their burgers are made with 100% Grade A Japanese beef with fresh vegetables, grilled onions and relish in whole wheat buns. They come in S/M/L (80g, 100g …

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