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GINZA AKEBONO

www.ginza-akebono.co.jp

5-7-19 Ginza, Chuo-ko
Tokyo, Japan
011-81-3-3571-3640


If you visit this sweet shop during the spring, pick up their famous ichigo daifuku—a whole strawberry wrapped in mochi (Japanese sticky rice).
 

ICHIKAN

9-5 Daikanyama-chou, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan
011-81-3-3464-5559


Featured in Lost in Translation, Ichikan has fantastic sushi. Just sit back and let the chef choose for you.
 

MAISEN

www.mai-sen.com

4-8-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan
011-81-3-3470-0071


World-famous for tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet), this local favorite—housed in a former pre-World War II bathhouse—is hidden away in a back alley behind a busy Omotesando street.
 

SASUGA

1-19-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan
011-81-3-3567-0012


This Ginza restaurant will redefine the way you think about cold Soba noodles. They're perfect, simple and amazing.
 

SUSHI KANESAKA

8-10-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Misuzu Bldg, Fl. B1
Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan
011-81-3-3571-3640


Tory's design team's favorite sushi bar in Tokyo. Our favorite dish? The chef's choice — omakase.
 

TOFU-YA UKAI

4-4-13 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0011, Japan
011-81-3-3436-102


This restaurant is all about tofu (try the tosui-tofu). With 55 private rooms—each with a gorgeous view of the gardens outside—and 500 seats, it still fills up quickly so reserve early.
 

TORAYA CAFÉ

www.toraya-cafe.co.jp

Roppongi Hills
6-12-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan
011-81-3-5786-9811

Omotesandou Hills
4-12-10 Omotesando Hills, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan
011-81-3-5785-0533


Among the oldest confectioners in Tokyo, the Toraya café specializes in traditional Japanese desserts like Dorayaki, two small pancakes made of sponge cake wrapped around bean paste.