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

Aburiyaki Sushi An, XEX Daikanyama – Shared Terrace

Aburiyaki Sushi An

*** JULY 2018 UPDATE: XEX CLOSED for BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION *** It`s a rarity in Tokyo to dine and be served with different cuisines from two excellent restaurants. XEX Daikanyama does just that. 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 …

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Streamer Coffee and KILO SHOP – Vintage Clothing, Gohongi

Streamer Coffee Company

** STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY GOHONGI CLOSED and moved to NAKAMEGURO. Nakameguro details at the end of the post. The VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOP 2F is STILL OPEN ** Streamer Coffee Company (ストリーマーコーヒーカンパニー) is known for their delicious and beautifully designed free pour lattes. Latte artist Hiroshi Sawada opened his first cafe in …

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Urth Caffe, Daikanyama – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

urth caffe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Pizza Slice, Shibuya – NY Style Pizza sold by the Slice

Pizza Slice (ピザ スライス) serves two rarities in Tokyo – authentic New York Style Pizza, and pizza sold by the slice. Located on the cozy backstreets of Sarugakuchou, and Omotesando, this lofty, white tiled venue furnished with long wood open style tables, and smaller tables for more private seating, serves a …

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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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Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar – A Healthy, Refreshing Summer Treat

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar is a great spot to have a healthy and refreshing summer treat. They offer over 30 mixed frozen fruit flavours using seasonal fruit from all over Japan. You can choose from their frozen Juice-based: Mix East & Citrus Mix 480 yen or Migaki Ichigo at 580 yen; Gelato-based: Berry Berry Berry 500 …

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Familiar – Ginza Baby Clothings, Goods Store and Chano-Mama Pop-up Café

Familiar Ginza

The Japanese high quality baby and children`s clothing and goods store, Familiar (ファミリア) has partnered with the popular baby-friendly cafe, Chano-mama at their Main store in Ginza (ファミリア 銀座). Open till July 28, Familiar Ginza will host a baby-friendly cafe and a number of mother and baby-friendly classes (by reservation …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros, Daikanyama – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

*** JULY 2018 UPDATE: XEX CLOSED for BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION *** 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 …

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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

Bamboo Recipes, Takenoko,

Spring in Japan is the season of bamboo and bamboo recipes. I adore cooking with bamboo which is so versatile, high in fiber and low in calories.  Bamboo shoots are a very seasonal vegetable, available in all supermarkets and vegetable shops between March and May. You can also purchase vacuum …

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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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Granny Smiths Apple Pie & Coffee, Setagaya, Aoyama, Ginza & Yokohama

granny smiths

Granny Smiths Apple Pie & Coffee (グラニースミス アップルパイ&コーヒー) offers takeaway counter specializes in four delicious varieties of apple pie; Japan Dutch Crumble, Classic Rum Raisin, French D’mandes and England Custard (around 400 yen per slice). They also offer delicious seasonal pies, teas, espresso and coffee drinks. The small shop doesn`t provide seating however …

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