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Ippudo Ginza (Tokyo) Ramen firing on all cylinders

Ippudo Ginza was close to our hotel, but that isn’t the reason why I wanted to come here. After visiting…

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Bird Land – Tokyo – Posh Yakitori

I’m no yakitori restaurant expert but after my experience of Pissing Alley the impression was that they were hole-in-the-wall type places,…

Posted in Counter Dining Informal Japanese No bookings Open Kitchen Ramen Tokyo

Rokurinsha – Tokyo Station – aka Tokyo Ramen Street

Rokurinsha which first opened in June 2009 on the fondly named ‘Ramen Street’ should be firmly on the slurp trail…

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Yatai Ramen Takaryu – Tokyo – Ramen is also for the alcoholically impaired

Tonkotsu ramen should come with a powerful viscous broth simmered for hours from a mixture of onion, garlic, spring onions,…

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Himonoya – Shibuya – Izakaya Tokyo style

The izakaya to Tokyo is what many call the local pub in the UK. It’s where most locals go to…

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Yayoiken Ginza 1chomei (Tokyo)

My lil bro and I accidentally stumbled on Yayoiken in Ginza purely by coincidence after a short exploratory stroll from…

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Ippudo – East Village NYC – ironically the bao blew me away

Ramen is Japan’s answer to soul food and I can get why with those delectable slowly simmered broths made from pork,…

Posted in Alfresco Dining Cocktails Craft beer/ales Informal New York Open Kitchen Pizza

Roberta’s Brooklyn’s Gritty Pizza Joint

Roberta’s has been around since 2008 is located in the neighborhood of East Williamsburg – it’s lauded as one of New…

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Buddakan – New York – Yes your opulency

Buddakan is the second of Stephen Starr’s restaurants’ which first launched in March 2006 and is one of the Meatpacking District’s…

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Wild Ginger – Midtown NYC – An Asian blend

Sometimes when you’re hunger-over, jet-lagged or feeling work-shy about getting your next meal and need something on your doorstep which…