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10 Great Places in Tokyo Where You Can Try Traditional Japanese Cuisine

10 Great Places in Tokyo Where You Can Try Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Traditional Japanese food culture, called [washoku] in Japanese, was designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2013. When you come to Japan, the first thing you should do is try genuine washoku. In Tokyo in particular, there are a host of fine restaurants lined up competing for your patronage. This article will introduce a selection of 10 of the best restaurants for you to visit in Tokyo, as well as the history and special characteristics of washoku. We at Savor Japan are confident that you will love these restaurants, so please check them out!

Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto and the Surrounding Area

Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto and the Surrounding Area

Tempura is a gourmet specialty you should definitely try when you visit Japan. It is a Japanese food made with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables which are coated in a batter made of flour, eggs, and water and fried in oil. With its irresistible crispy coating, piping hot tempura is addictive from the first bite and is a favorite food of Japanese people. This time we will introduce some recommended tempura restaurants in Kyoto and its surrounding areas, including some restaurants in Osaka and Hyogo, that you should try!

Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto and the Surrounding Area

Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto and the Surrounding Area

Tempura is a gourmet specialty you should definitely try when you visit Japan. It is a Japanese food made with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables which are coated in a batter made of flour, eggs, and water and fried in oil. With its irresistible crispy coating, piping hot tempura is addictive from the first bite and is a favorite food of Japanese people. This time we will introduce some recommended tempura restaurants in Kyoto and its surrounding areas, including some restaurants in Osaka and Hyogo, that you should try!

Takeout and Delivery in Tokyo: 6 Western-style Restaurants

Takeout and Delivery in Tokyo: 6 Western-style Restaurants

Feeling hungry but don't feel like going out? Get some food takeaway or have it delivered to your house! These are our top picks of Western-style restaurants available for takeout or delivery in Tokyo. Looking for juicy hamburgers, some ethnic Belarusian cuisine, or some Japan-ized Western food like omurice? We got it all covered!   Check out other recommendations of restaurants offering takeout or delivery in Kyoto and Tokyo .

Takeout and Delivery in Tokyo: 6 Western-style Restaurants

Takeout and Delivery in Tokyo: 6 Western-style Restaurants

Feeling hungry but don't feel like going out? Get some food takeaway or have it delivered to your house! These are our top picks of Western-style restaurants available for takeout or delivery in Tokyo. Looking for juicy hamburgers, some ethnic Belarusian cuisine, or some Japan-ized Western food like omurice? We got it all covered!   Check out other recommendations of restaurants offering takeout or delivery in Kyoto and Tokyo .

The New Normal of Restaurants in Japan: More Focus on Hygiene

The New Normal of Restaurants in Japan: More Focus on Hygiene

Due to the infections of Covid-19, Tokyo and nearby areas were under a state of emergency starting from the beginning of April, which then expanded nationwide on April 16th. On May 25th the state of emergency was lifted and businesses including restaurants started to gradually reopen. But is it safe to eat out in Japan? Here I will explain my observations on restaurants during the state of emergency, and how the “new normal” of eating out might look like.

The New Normal of Restaurants in Japan: More Focus on Hygiene

The New Normal of Restaurants in Japan: More Focus on Hygiene

Due to the infections of Covid-19, Tokyo and nearby areas were under a state of emergency starting from the beginning of April, which then expanded nationwide on April 16th. On May 25th the state of emergency was lifted and businesses including restaurants started to gradually reopen. But is it safe to eat out in Japan? Here I will explain my observations on restaurants during the state of emergency, and how the “new normal” of eating out might look like.

Tokyo Craft: The Craft Beer Brewed in Tokyo

Tokyo Craft: The Craft Beer Brewed in Tokyo

Beer is widely consumed in Japan. People drink beer at bars and restaurants when hanging out with friends and coworkers, at home with families, or even alone, no matter weekdays or weekends. It has become an important part of Japanese people’s everyday lives. Most of the major breweries in Japan mainly focus on pilsner-style lager. However, in recent years, the craft beer boom has influenced the way people drink beer. Although microbreweries had its dark business days due to the tight regulations back in the 1990s, now you can find craft beer easily at bars, restaurants, or even in supermarkets and convenience stores.

Tokyo Craft: The Craft Beer Brewed in Tokyo

Tokyo Craft: The Craft Beer Brewed in Tokyo

Beer is widely consumed in Japan. People drink beer at bars and restaurants when hanging out with friends and coworkers, at home with families, or even alone, no matter weekdays or weekends. It has become an important part of Japanese people’s everyday lives. Most of the major breweries in Japan mainly focus on pilsner-style lager. However, in recent years, the craft beer boom has influenced the way people drink beer. Although microbreweries had its dark business days due to the tight regulations back in the 1990s, now you can find craft beer easily at bars, restaurants, or even in supermarkets and convenience stores.

It's Time for Some Revitalizing Japanese Cuisine!

It's Time for Some Revitalizing Japanese Cuisine!

Around late spring or early summer when it gets hotter, it is customary for the Japanese to eat energy-boosting foods. From affordable tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) to expensive unagi (conger eel), there are a great variety of revitalizing dishes to choose from in Japan. What's the story behind Japan's energizing cuisine, and what types of foods do they eat to combat the summer heat? If you're curious about either of these, stick with us until the end of this article!

It's Time for Some Revitalizing Japanese Cuisine!

It's Time for Some Revitalizing Japanese Cuisine!

Around late spring or early summer when it gets hotter, it is customary for the Japanese to eat energy-boosting foods. From affordable tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) to expensive unagi (conger eel), there are a great variety of revitalizing dishes to choose from in Japan. What's the story behind Japan's energizing cuisine, and what types of foods do they eat to combat the summer heat? If you're curious about either of these, stick with us until the end of this article!

All About Japan's Iced Desserts and Trendy Places to Try Them!

All About Japan's Iced Desserts and Trendy Places to Try Them!

Japan is a country with an infinite amount of creativity when it comes to desserts. With its hot summers and wealth of unique flavors to play with, it's no wonder there are so many delicious types of iced desserts to choose from. In this article, we'll introduce some of Japan’s best iced desserts, and help you find your way to some of the most trendy places to try them yourself!

A Complete Guide to Yakitori in Japan

A Complete Guide to Yakitori in Japan

Whether at a summer festival, late night convenience store, or stylish wine bar, yakitori is a beloved staple all over Japan. But just what is this dish? Quintessential yakitori is made with bite-sized pieces of chicken that are cooked on a bamboo skewer over a charcoal grill. As humble as it is on its face, yakitori has a culture all of its own in Japan, with many restaurants dedicated to this seemingly simple dish. From the surprising variety available to just how to order yakitori, this article will cover all you need to know to really enjoy yakitori in Japan.

A Complete Guide to Yakitori in Japan

A Complete Guide to Yakitori in Japan

Whether at a summer festival, late night convenience store, or stylish wine bar, yakitori is a beloved staple all over Japan. But just what is this dish? Quintessential yakitori is made with bite-sized pieces of chicken that are cooked on a bamboo skewer over a charcoal grill. As humble as it is on its face, yakitori has a culture all of its own in Japan, with many restaurants dedicated to this seemingly simple dish. From the surprising variety available to just how to order yakitori, this article will cover all you need to know to really enjoy yakitori in Japan.

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