The popular Pink Cow, open since 2000, has moved to Akasaka. Visit for the beer, burritos and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free-friendly Cal-Mex menu. Traci Consoli and the Pink Cow herd are warm and friendly hosts. Pink Cow now delivers frozen dishes anywhere in Japan.
B1 Bright Bldg., 2-7-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Near Gotanda Station the Kuwabara Shoten is a casual standing bar with about 150 sake labels by the glass and sake-friendly small bites. A fun spot to start the evening.
2-29-2 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Green tea aficionados will want to visit Salon Nihonbashi in the Takashimaya Annex. Beginners can learn how to whisk matcha.
4F Nihonbashi Takashimaya Annex, 2-5-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
Shitamachi area Monzennakacho is home to Truffle Bakery, a short walk from the Sumida River. Signature breads include a white truffle shio pan (white bread) and truffle egg salad sandwich.
1-15-2 Monzennakacho, Koto-ku
Baird Beer will be opening its most intimate Taproom in Kichijoji with homemade American South-West soul food including gumbo, tacos and nachos.
1F Shimada Bldg., 2-10-15 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino-shi
Wine bar Supply in Hatagaya has a house-made pasta and mostly French wine list. Natural wine fans will want to put this on their radar.
1-5-6 Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku
Gazta cheesecake from La Vina Bar in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain). Proprietor Saori Katsura was granted permission to study how to make it and allowed to open this shop in the glitzy Shirokane district.
1-14-10 Shirokane, Minato-ku
In the basement of Lumine department store in Shinjuku Station is Ochaba, a milk tea shop that uses Japanese tea such as houjicha, ryokucha and genmaicha.
B1 Shinjuku Lumine EST, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku