restaurants

“Grilled corn” and “gyoza” flavored shaved ice sold at Saitama cafe

This certainly doesn’t help the stereotype that Japan will put corn on top of anything.

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Move over revolving sushi – Japanese cafe floats desserts to you on a beautiful river counter!

Eatery delivers sweets, drinks with the elegant cooperation of flowing water.

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Kimono to keep, dressing service, unlimited beer, one of Japan’s best views all in one package

Unbeatable deal in Yokohama includes full-course meal and your choice from over one hundred yukata and obi sash patterns.

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Cosplay Yokocho: Tokyo alley where customers eat and drink in cosplay costumes

With photo booths, cosplaying staff, and costume rental for diners, this is one of the most unusual food courts you’ll find in Japan.

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Tokyo cafe ditches bread, makes its sandwiches with slices of cake instead

Never eaten beef and cake in the same bite? Neither had we, until now, but we’re glad we finally did.

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How to spot scam artist bar barkers in Japan

The lure of cheap booze is hard to resist, but before you follow that discount-promising tout, take a moment to check what clothes he’s wearing.

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Post-ramen poo troubles solved by Japanese restaurant chain’s crazy bathroom design

Ramen chain is committed to stellar customer service through all parts of the digestive cycle.

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Legendary “Ghost Sushi” is back for a very limited time

A former best-selling variation of sushi has returned, but it might be difficult to catch.

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Cafe in Japan will hook diners up with a virtual girlfriend to keep them company while they eat

Virtual idol Hatsune Miku takes time out from her busy schedule to sit down for some sweets in augmented reality event.

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Ramen restaurant’s new branch has had continuous line of waiting customers for 250 hours

Fukuoka chain Ichiran expands to new country, immediately wins over the locals.

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Tokyo cafe’s rainbow cheesecake is only the beginning of its crazily awesome dessert lineup

Menu includes “unicorn” and “rainbow” flavors, the latter of which looks like nothing we’ve seen and tastes nothing like what we expected.

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Samurai chef serves ramen with a side of history at awesome restaurant in Japan

Ramen and samurai, two of Japan’s biggest cultural icons, combine forces.

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Our Japanese-language writers taste and compare sushi from around the world

Sushi has made its way around the world, from Cuba to Kenya, but what do our Japanese writers think of the international twists on their country’s signature food?

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We put Japan’s most phallic-looking roast beef meal into our mouth at Volcano Kitchen

Yeah, that sorta looks like a volcano, but it looks a lot more like something else.

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Japan travel tip: Skip Nagoya hotel breakfast, hit up one of the town’s awesome morning buffets

Get a jump on the day by eating like a local at the all-you-can eat baked goods buffets of the city’s cafes.

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Hotel in Japan has discounts for female bar customers who wear high heels, the higher the better

A pair of stilettos could slash your tab by up to 40 percent.

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Tokyo cafe’s Sailor Moon cakes will have your mouth watering whether you’re an anime fan or not

All five Inner Senshi are represented in tie-up with magical girl franchise.

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All-you-can drink beer, cocktails, and udon noodle meals in Tokyo restaurant for just nine bucks

Self-serve beer tap and shochu bottles keep the drinks flowing and the prices low.

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How to buy Japan’s adorable, delicious cat-shaped bread【Photos】

Exactly when can you get it, and how early do you need to show up? We find out.

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Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital, but May is an especially good time.

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