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The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.



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Saturday, 12 May 2012

White Smoke, Azabu Juban ホワイトスモーク麻布十番

White Smoke, situated on the main drag in Azabu Juban, has made quite an impact since it opened last year. With a modern decor and styled as a "Texas Smokehouse", it attracts more than its fair share of expats longing for some real American cooking, and is very popular. Bookings are essential.

During a recent visit on a Saturday evening I had to opportunity to try it out. I went away with mixed feelings. The atmosphere is pretty buzzy and the welcome from our American host was really warm. The local staff though are not that attentive (I had to chase them down for everything) and the cooking can probably come up a notch. Having said that it's a fun, albeit fairly expensive, place to go for a group party.

I suggest you try it for yourself and let me know what you think.


Bacon - crispy just how I like it!


This pie had been sitting around a while.


Smoked nuts were totally moreish!


These "dinosaur ribs" are 7,000 yen and are pretty big, even for two to share. To be honest I found them a bit on the dry side and the chilli sauce was not that interesting, and I would have preferred a choice of sauces with more volume.


Mashed potato was a bit lumpy for my liking.


Mushrooms with pepper were very tasty.


Pecan pie did the job!



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