Hibiya is a neighborhood in Tokyo known for its cinemas and theaters. In March of 2018, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya opened and I visited a Shanghaiese restaurant called Raika in this building. There are also Raika branches in Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen and Aoyama. All three locations are so popular that it's hard to get in without a reservation.
“Zenshutoku” is a Chinese restaurant that serves up authentic Peking duck. Their Peking duck is carefully prepared in the same process, made up of over 50 steps, as that at the famous restaurant “Quanjude.” Zenshutoku’s Ginza location closed over 3 years ago due to a fire, but it was finally able to reopen in November of 2018. I decided to stop by for lunch right away.
A new commercial facility in Marunouchi, “Nijyubashi Square,” opened in November of 2018. “YAUMAY,” located on the building’s 2nd floor, is a unique dim sum restaurant led by state-of-the-art chef Alan Yau.
Kitashinchi in Osaka is an area packed with fine dining, but many of the restaurants here offer lunch at affordable prices too. This time, I had lunch at “Okonomi Teppan Noki.”
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Hibiya is a hot place to be now! Tokyo Midtown Hibiya is booming every day. In April of 2018, a branch of Hong Kong's dim sum specialty shop, Tim Ho Wan, opened nearby. Day after day, long lines form outside.
One of Japan’s most famous female chefs, Miyuki Igarashi, opened this creative Chinese restaurant in Ginza’s EXITMELSA building in February 2017.
The restaurant offers an abundance of vegetable-based dishes overflowing with originality. Let’s get right in to the introduction!
Muko City in Kyoto is famous for its spicy foods. Kirinen, which took 1st place in the Muko City-originated “KARA-1 Grand Prix (Competition for Japan’s Spiciest Food),” is a restaurant known for being the Holy Land for those who like spicy food.