Category Archives: Food & Drinks

Food in Tokyo: With children at Panda Café

Relax, savour an animal-shaped dessert, and let your children have fun! In Tokyo, Panda Café is an international restaurant with terrace (heated in winter) and a cute special floor with toys for small children, expecting mothers… You will find a good choice of tasty home-made meals and desserts, friendly staff and, if needed, space for your baby carriage!

First floor of Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Dessert shaped like a panda at Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices for food on the menu:

  • Dessert shaped like a panda, lion or rabbit: 580 yens
  • Vegetable cheese cake: 580 yens
  • Breakfast/brunch set: 500 yens
  • Lunch set (vegetarian or not): 980 yens

Note: You have access to free Wifi and electric plugs, and can pay by credit card in this non-smoking restaurant!

Map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” in summer/autumn 2015?

Following its map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” for spring/summer 2015, the Yes in Japan team is preparing a great map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” for summer/autumn 2015. Help us make our map even more interesting and useful by suggesting types of services, restaurants, stores, or Japanese products you would like to see on it before the end of May! Our inbound travel manager recently detailed his preferences but any other idea for foreign adults or children in Japan is welcome 🙂

This free walking and shopping map in English language including the subway/train stations of Ginza, Hibiya, Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Toranomon, Tsukiji, and Yurakucho will be available online and will be distributed at local hotels in Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato wards…

Happy thanks to Yes in Japan: Japanese lunch and “Japanese paintings” shopping

A couple of French-speaking tourists in Tokyo e-mailed our Yes in Japan French manager (always glad to help people in trouble) to thank him for helping them order their lunch at a Japanese restaurant without English menu and without English-speaking staff then recommending Ebisudo Gallery near Jimbocho station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) to buy beautiful “Japanese paintings” (ukiyo-e woodblock prints in fact) at a reasonable price. They found the art shop with our Get Japan map of Jimbocho area, loved the gallery and its shopkeeper, and bought 2 ukiyo-e 🙂
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Drinks in Tokyo: Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir

Enjoy Japanese wine masterpieces such as Yama no Tannat, Yamazaki Pinot Noir… with cuisine from Provence and Japan!
Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)...

Typical prices for the drinks and food:

  • Glass of house wine: 500 yens
  • Bottle of Yama no Tannat (2011): 12000 yens
  • Dinner: 3000 yens

Open: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00 (Sunday: 13:00-20:00, Saturday: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-5244-5886
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Blanc Dans Le Noir is the restaurant 25 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food in Tokyo: Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo!

Cook and eat your meat at the counter: well grilled, à point… For sukiyaki, dip your beef in the egg. Really enjoyable!
Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food:

  • Chicken in hot pot: 650 yens
  • Pork ginger: 800 yens
  • Steak: 1000 yens
  • Sukiyaki: 1100 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00

Phone: (+81) 03-3233-8088
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo is the restaurant 18 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Drinks in Tokyo: Drink good/premium coffee and buy organic beans at Mamekohboh!

Coffee lover in Tokyo? Go to Mamekohboh coffee shops: they sell more than 40 types of coffee beans! Drink good/premium coffee there or ask for a takeaway; organic beans and soya milk are even proposed in option…
Drink good/premium coffee and buy organic beans at Mamekohboh (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices:

  • Black coffee: 190 yens
  • Milk chocolate: 260 yens
  • Irish coffee: 340 yens
  • “Spring” coffee beans (200g): 1058 yens

Open: 07:00/08:00-16:00/18:30 depending on the specific coffee shop (Sunday: closed)

Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Mamekohboh coffee shops are the four spots 9 in the sections B2, C2, C3 and D3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi!

On tatami mats or at a counter, savour assorted sushi raw fish or tempura fried vegetables/seafood with tea or saké…
Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • Simple sushi set: 1000 yens
  • Special sushi set: 5000 yens
  • Tempura set: 1700 yens
  • Local saké: 1000 yens

Open: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-23:00 (Sunday and public holidays: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-3261-6550
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Jidai-sushi is the Japanese restaurant 7 in the section B2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Taste Japan’s vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur!

Taste fresh vegetables and fruits from Japan at lunch and add meat, fish and shells at dinner if you wish! Plus tarts, fruit juice…
Taste Japan's vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • All-you-can-eat lunches: 680 yens
  • Gourmet dinner (vegetarian or not): 2000 yens
  • Wine: 500 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00 (Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-19:00)

Phone: (+81) 03-3263-3343
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Labels: Japanese.

Petit Bonheur is the restaurant 4 in the section B1 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Buy saké liquor by small breweries at Saké Ichishima-ya!

Saké Ichishima-ya is a family store selling bottles of tasty regional whisky, nihonshu and shochu since 1908! Top choice from small Japanese breweries…
Buy saké liquor by small breweries at Saké Ichishima-ya (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices:

  • Bottle of saké (720 mL): 1000-4000 yens
  • Bottle of saké (1.8 L): 2000-5000 yens

Open: 09:00-20:00 (Sunday and public holidays: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-3261-5028
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Labels: Japanese.

Saké Ichishima-ya is the specialist shop 8 in the section B2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).