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Tokyo, Japan family-friendly places to eat, date night recommendations and recipes.

J.S. Pancake Cafe – Twelve locations in Japan serving brunch all day

J.S. Pancake Cafe

J.S. Pancake Cafe (ジェイエス パンケーキカフェ) serves delicious and filling brunch all day every day. J.S. Pancake Cafe is owned by the Japanese casual clothing brand, Journal Standard, and specializes in savory and sweet pancakes. They have twelve locations in Japan including two in Tokyo and one in Yokohama. We stopped in at the Tennoji location in the Mio …

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Shake Shack Ebisu – All-natural 100% hormone-free Angus Beef Burgers

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a New York City based American restaurant chain that uses all-natural 100% angus beef completely free of hormones and antibiotics. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded farmers, bakers and food purveyors. “Our burgers are made with 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no added hormones). Our …

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Luke’s Lobster Japan, Hiroo New Opening – Also in Omotesando, Shibuya & 3 Other Locations

Luke's Lobster Japan

I am a New Englander and grew up on lobster, so I am thrilled that Luke’s Lobster is expanding in Japan. They have just opened their sixth Japan store in Hiroo. If you are still waiting in the HUGE line in Omotesando, come on down to Hiroo, especially M-F when it …

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Green Brother’s, Ebisu and Nishi-Azabu – Custom Made Salads

Green Brother's Tokyo Salad

No more excuses not to increase your greens with Green Brother’s in Ebisu and Nishi-Azabu. It seems the demand for greens is surging in popularity in Japan. Following the success of Crisp Salad Works, Green Brother’s has opened two shops and will open another in Azabu-Juban in late December 2016. …

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Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo, Omotesando – Best Hot Chocolate in Tokyo

Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo

Today was a chilly day in Tokyo with winds, gray skies and a sober mood so I headed to Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo (ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ) to enjoy a comforting hot chocolate. Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando opened in June 2016 following the first store in SoHo New York which opened in …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee, Daikanyama

Camden blue star donuts

Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping complex, Log Road. We stopped in and were impressed …

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Rigoletto Short Hills, Nakameguro – Our favorite family-friendly lunch spot

Rigoletto

Rigoletto Short Hills is our favorite family-friendly restaurant in Nakameguro. It`s spacious with modern furnishings and a lively atmosphere. The first floor holds bar-like seating and a small, pet-friendly covered terrace. The second floor is bright with lofty ceilings. The perfect atmosphere for a night out or a fun date night, and a …

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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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Japanese Persimmon Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese Persimmon Recipes

Japanese persimmon recipes to make today! Japanese persimmon (kaki, 柿) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical fruit for your family.  You can find some great sweet persimmons at the Tokyo Farmers Market at the UN University on Saturday and Sunday in Omotesando.  Also remember to cook with other in-season fruits and veggies like Japanese pumpkin, …

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