Japan

Restaurants in Japan

More of a take-out stand than a café, this “American-style” operation is the ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite or refreshment—pure beef hot dogs, beer, muffins, and coffee—on the go.

An intimate (22 seats only) tempura house in upscale Roppongi Hills, Tempura Mikawa is found behind an unmarked, sliding wooden door set into a full-wall mural of blue birds on a gold background.

The line of salarymen descending the stairs into this ramen haven is long, but take heart:  it moves quickly, as these guys slurp like there’s no tomorrow.

Teppei specializes in esoteric shochu spirits and 10 kinds of ume-shu (plum) liqueur. The narrow haunt also serves an Okinawan Spam sushi - perversely delicious. Best of all, Teppei employs the services of certified Vegetable and Fruit Meister, a.k.a.