Opened at the end of 2015 by Tahichi Hara and his pastry chef Yuchi Goto, Path is full from morning to evening. In the morning, patrons enjoy a good coffee with some home-made pastries. At lunchtime, there is a choice between elaborate sandwiches, a chic curry and a healthy salad. In the evening, the favourite pick is a seven-dish tasting menu with extremely sophisticated cuisine paired with a choice selection of natural wines.
Shibuyaku Tomigaya 1-44-2, Tokyo 151-0063
Opened in 2012, the restaurant serves foods made from organic and local ingredients. Chef Yuri Nomura has travelled extensively worldwide and this is tangible in her cooking with its European and international influences. Excellent seasonal dishes and a selection of natural wines.
6 Chome-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Located in the very upmarket Ginza district, Kagari has just eight place settings but has become the go-to venue for ramen. Choose the tori-paitan made from creamy chicken broth with finely chopped onions or the nihonboshi shoyu, a dark broth from dried sardines and soya. Delicate ramen and seasonal vegetables.
1F Ginza A Bldg., Chuo 104-0061
This elegant izakaya located in a house behind the Omotesando district serves excellent cuisine and a large choice of sake, including the excellent Kokuryu Daiginjo. Do not miss the sashimi or tsukune, delicious tiny meat or fish balls. Galali offers a broad-ranging selection of salts from Japan that are traditionally taken before each mouthful of Japanese spirits.
3 Chome-6-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Chef Koichi Kobari cooks soba, or fine buckwheat noodles, in myriad ways. Choices include cold soba with radish and seasonal baby vegetables or hot soba with duck broth. Wonderful list of sake, shochu and brandy from Kyushu island, as well as a large choice of specialities such as karrage (fried chicken) and tofu, that can be shared as appetisers.
7-14-18 Roppongi, Minato 106-0032
Hidden on the first floor of a building near Yoyogi Park, Sakeria SakeBozu is run by Tomo Maeda who mainly serves strongly-flavoured junmai-shu, a type of nihonshu, made by small sake producers. A very good selection of craft beers is also served.
1-37-1 Tomigaya | Lona YS Bldg, Shibuya 151-0063
It selects and sells coffee from best coffee roasters, most of them Japanese.
4 Chome-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya,
Every week end, the Omotesando district provides the warmth of a family market. All the fruit and vegetables are organic sourced in Japan.
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya,
OEDO ANTIQUE MARKET
The Tokyo’s largest flea market, takes place. Beautiful chinaware and old postcards can be purchased.
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda,
Shopping at Yumiko Sekine where the designer sells her own range of extremely delicate linen clothes and home accessories.
5-35-1 Daita Setagaya,