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Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (Aobada, Tokyo)i – 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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Aalawi Jerk Chicken & Pork (Ebisu, Tokyo)

2015 Update: Aalawi Jerk Chicken & Pork closed it`s doors. Aalawi is a simple, laidback shop serving Jamaican-style jerk chicken and pork. Nestled on a quiet residential street between Ebisu and Hiroo stations. This quaint Jamaican restaurant is easy to miss. The owner and chef, Toshiyuki Ibayashi, lived in Jamaica and …

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Aburiyaki Sushi An, XEX (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – 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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Toile de Liberté – Antique Brunch Cafe (Yutenji, Tokyo)

Toile de liberte

I love brunch and was thrilled when a friend invited us to her favorite brunch spot, Toile de Liberté (トワル ド リベルテ). Toile de Liberté is an antique cafe located behind Yutenji Temple. The cafe is furnished from floor to ceiling with antiques from around the world, and antique furniture and sundries are on sale on their 2nd …

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Granny Smiths Apple Pie (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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Kyubey Sushi (Shinbashi, Tokyo)

Kyubey Sushi Tokyo is classic sushi dining in the heart of Ginza. The service is warm and welcoming, the quality is unsurpassed, and the sushi is extremely fresh and delicious. Kyubey has multiple locations throughout Tokyo, the chefs speak a good amount of english and are quick to show a …

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Toms Sandwich (Daikanyama , Tokyo)- Hearty & Homemade Sandwiches

Toms Sandwich is a family-owned and operated sandwich shop that has been around for over 40 years (since June 28, 1973). Located in the Hillside Terrace, kitty-corner from Daikanyama T-site, it`s a cozy place with an open kitchen, a large glass window view of nature and picnic bench-like seating. It offers …

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Cafe Habana Tokyo (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Cuban food is hard to come by in Tokyo – welcome Cafe Habana Tokyo. This New York-born Cuban eatery has a shop down the street from the NY Style Pizza shop chain that sells pizza by the Slice – Pizza Slice. Stop in for their crunchy on the outside soft on the …

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Tarantella da Luigi (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Italian Seasonal Cooking

Tarantella da Luigi (タランテッラ ダ ルイジ ) in Shirogane (near Shirogane Takanawa station) is one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants in Minato-ku. Despite its location tucked away off the little Shirgane shopping street, it is constantly full. The patrons who come to Tarantella da Luigi, Shirogane with babies and little …

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La Boutique Le Cordon Bleu (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

La Boutique Cafe Le Cordon Bleu (ラ・ブティック カフェ – ル・コルドン・ブルー) is the perfect spot to enjoy a tea break. They offer a wide assortment of deli foods, croissants, baguettes, French breads, cakes and spirits. My son and I were in the neighborhood and had always walked by but we never went in. Since it …

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

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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Rainbow Sweets (Harajuku, Tokyo)

We visited the famous Rainbow Sweets shop along Takeshita Street in Harajuku the other day. Enjoy six types of Hokkaido Vanilla ice cream blended with concentrated fruit paste and places them in a cup so it looks like a rainbow from above. Their sister shop, the Totti Candy Factory that creates …

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Guide to Rice Cookers in Japan

Here is the Best Living Japan Guide to Rice Cookers in Japan. Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet and there’s no shortage of rice cookers (炊飯器 | すいはんき | suihanki) on the market that aim to make modern-day cooking as efficient as possible. This guide will walk you through …

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Organic Cafe Lulu (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – Reading Cafe and Play Space

Organic Cafe LuLu (オーガニックカフェ ルル) in Kiba is a parents` dream cafe. This bright and airy space serves only organic meals (all dairy and egg free) prepared by licensed nutritionists, houses a large selection of children`s books – both in English and Japanese, wooden play house with foosball table, wooden …

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Bills (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Delicious Ricotta Pancakes

Bills Odaiba

Bills Odaiba located in the Decks Mall, has an open terrace that gives a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. The large, 200 person seating restaurant is clean and family-friendly. Families can enjoy their meal and take a stroll outside in nice weather or stay-in and shop around. If you walk …

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Junkadelic Mexican (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Junkadelic, Nakameguro

Junkadelic Mexican Nakameguro is the closest to authentic Mexican food I`ve had in Tokyo. The atmosphere is fun and lively, the staff super-friendly, and the food tasty. Reservations recommended for late night dining. Go early to avoid the smoking crowd. Here are all our favorite Tokyo Mexican restaurants. Junkadelic Notes Table, …

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Lohas Cafe (Ariake, Tokyo) – Family-friendly Cafe with Baby Space

Lohas Cafe Ariake

Lohas Cafe (ロハスカフェ), Ariake is spacious and bright with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, an up close view of greenery, free wifi and baby-friendly space – a great spot to lunch after a morning at the free Tokyo Water Science Museum. Lohas Cafe, located in the Musashino University campus, collaborated …

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