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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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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Magoemon, Ebisu 孫ヱ門恵比寿

Magoemon is an izakaya in the hinterland of Ebisu 2-chome. The speciality of the house is their homemade tofu which they prepare at your table. They bring a little pot over with soy milk, add a magic ingredient (I must look up how one actually makes tofu), then you wait seven minutes and it's done. I had no idea you could do that!

The food is pretty good overall, and very happy to recommend it. If you can read the menu, it's probably also not such a bad place to take a foreign guest as it's unpretentious but just special enough to flatter your judgement.


Sanma sashimi

Daikon and mushroom salad (tasty!)

This is where they add the magic ingredient to the soy milk to make tofu


Mushroom tempura

...the finished tofu. it was delicious with some salt and sesame oil

Raw soy crab
Tel: 03-3461-3055

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Botan, Shibaura 牡丹芝浦

My Japanese teacher had been begging me to visit Botan in Shibaura for about two years before we finally came up with the idea of going together. Great move - we had a lovely course lunch in a private room in the multi-storey house of traditional-style Japanese entertainment that is Botan. Well worth a visit if you want to go somewhere that screams "Japan!" (if a somewhat retro version) - especially if you're planning to dine with a larger group.

Nameko with grated radish and chrysthanthemum/ jellied conger eel


Scallop with wakame (seaweed) and tofu sauce


Stewed Ayu. The so-called 'sweetfish' really is sweet!

You eat it all!

Eggplant with miso and salted mackerel

Beautiful chawan

If grapes are your thing, this is the dessert for you!
Tel: 03-3452-8821