Category Archives: Food & Drinks

Japanese food/drinks in Japan at Tokyo’s Nishiki

At Nishiki, you can eat sushi (raw seafood with rice), kaiseki cuisine, pork, duck… and drink beer, saké… The Japanese food and drinks are excellent and the menu is reasonably priced: 1.230 yens for a sushi lunch, 950 yens for duck at dinner time, 3.900 yens for a seasonal meal, 610 yens for a beer… Great for travellers on a gourmet tour of Tokyo!
Sushi set at Nishiki (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Nishiki is open from 11:30 to 14:00 then from 17:30 to 21:00 from Monday to Saturday. Some staff speaks English; call 03-3292-3960 to make a reservation at this Japanese restaurant or ask the Japanese staff of your hotel to reserve for you. On the first floor of the Gakushi-kaikan hotel between Jimbocho subway station and Takebashi subway station, Nishiki is marked “1” on Yes in Japan‘s best map of Tokyo Chiyoda published for autumn & winter 2014.

Conveniently, you can pay your meal at Nishiki by credit card (not so common in Japan). Enjoy!

International food/drinks in Japan at Tokyo’s Petit Bonheur

At Petit Bonheur, you can savour Japanese vegetables and fruits received directly from producers, sweets, tarts… and drink fruit juice, wine, tea, and coffee. The food is excellent and very cheap: 680 yens suffice for the vegetarian lunch buffet and 2.000 yens for a nice healthy dinner (with fish or meat if you wish). Consider going there during your tour of Tokyo!
International dinner at Petit Bonheur (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Petit Bonheur is open from 11:00 to 23:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. Some staff speaks English; call 03-3263-3343 to make a reservation at this international restaurant or ask the Japanese staff of your hotel to do it for you. Between Iidabashi train station and Kudanshita subway station, Petit Bonheur is marked “14” on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda North of autumn/winter 2014.

Best travel tip? Petit Bonheur provides free Wifi!

How to go to Petit Bonheur in Tokyo? From Iidabashi station…

Petit Bonheur is near Tokyo’s Iidabashi station: 3 minutes from exit West if you arrive by JR train or 4 minutes from exit B2a if you arrive by subway. Petit Bonheur is also near APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita (5 minutes), Hotel Grand Palace (6 minutes) and Hotel Metropolitan Edmont (6 minutes).

This international restaurant allowing healthy vegetarian meals is the spot 14 on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda of autumn/winter 2014:
Map of Chiyoda ward North (Tokyo, Japan).

Go to Petit Bonheur when you visit the nearby Tokyo Grand Shrine, Yasukuni Shinto Shrine or Kagurazaka district! This restaurant is a great option if you study Japanese at a language school in Iidabashi area: it has a cheap lunch buffet with delicious food 🙂

Restaurant in Tokyo: Nago Café closed

Nago Café closed permanently tonight. It is a pity because the Japanese chef Tsugumi NASHIRO cooked delicious Okinawan cuisine at this restaurant…

Check our selection of best restaurants in Chiyoda ward to eat great Japanese food near Jimbocho subway station or Suidobashi train station. For other areas, see the Yes in Japan list of selected restaurants in Tokyo 🙂

Special food in Tokyo: Black cabbage and pork stew at Nago café (06-11 October 2014)

At lunch, we savoured a black cabbage and pork stew with Italian-style bread in Tokyo at Nago café. You can enjoy this special dish until Saturday 11 October 2014!
Black cabbage and pork stew at Nago café (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

1000 yens (= 9.1 Dollars = 7.3 Euros) per person well spent 🙂

Nago café is a restaurant in Chiyoda ward, just a few minutes walk from Jimbocho and Suidobashi stations, Travel Stand Japan, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita, and Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho (F4 on our Yes in Japan map):
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

Recommended restaurants near Hotel Niwa Tokyo (September 2014)

At Hotel Niwa Tokyo during your holidays? The Yes in Japan team recommends you to eat at one of these good nearby restaurants:

  • Hanaya, to quietly savour fish and shells prepared in front of you by a Japanese chef.
  • Ippo, for Japanese fish in a lively izakaya.
  • Loving Hut, for the best vegan food around.
  • Nago café, for Japanese noodles and meat like in Okinawa prefecture.
  • Sapana Suidobashi-ten, for Indian/Nepalese food (vegetarian if desired).

For our latest recommendations near Hotel Niwa Tokyo and other hotels in Chiyoda ward, see our informative maps of Chiyoda ward 🙂

Coffee in Tokyo: 47% discount coupons for Mamekohboh shops!

This summer, the Yes in Japan team gives 47% discount coupons to use at Mamekohboh coffee shops in Tokyo city! Your cup of hot coffee costs 100 yens instead of 190 yens in September 2014 (autumn coupons coming soon)… Mamekohboh stores are great to drink black coffee from many countries in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward 🙂

Use our coupons at Mamekohboh shops east of Jimbocho station, west of Jimbocho station, west of Kanda station, or south of Suidobashi station.

To get Japanese coupons, visit or contact our travel agency in Tokyo (we are negotiating diverse ways to give free discounts). Enjoy your coffee in Japan!

Sweet food in Tokyo: Chocolate & raspberry galette at Muusa

Since July 2014, you can savour a chocolate and raspberry galette at the restaurant Muusa on weekdays (14:00-21:00) and Saturdays (12:00-20:00). It is so beautiful, sweet and delicious…
Chocolate and raspberry galette at Muusa restaurant (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

French food can be great in Japan too 🙂 Will you drink tea or coffee with it?

In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Muusa is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho station, Travel Stand Japan, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho, and Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

USEFUL LINKS

 

USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Muusa = ムーサ, Tokyo = 東京.

Vegan restaurant in Tokyo: “sushi” lunch box at Loving Hut

You can buy delicious and cheap Japanese-style vegan food in Tokyo at the Loving Hut restaurant! Today, we savoured a “sushi” meal made using rice, cucumber, avocado, beans (looking like eel), coconut (looking like squid), ginger, mountain caviar… Great with a little soy sauce on top!
Vegan lunch box at Loving Hut (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Eat your lunch box at the restaurant or in a park… 🙂

In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Loving Hut is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho and Suidobashi stations, our travel agency, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita, and Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

USEFUL LINKS

 

USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Loving Hut = ラビングハット (Rabingu-hatto), Tokyo = 東京.

August 2014 in Tokyo: Red dragonfruit with black coffee at Nago café

These days, you can savour dragonfruit with your coffee at Nago café after your lunch. Beautiful combination of black and red…
Red dragonfruit with black coffee at Nago café (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Have you ever tasted dragonfruit? The texture reminds of kiwi but the taste is unique. August 2014 is a great opportunity to try this fruit in Japan 🙂

In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Nago café is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho and Suidobashi stations, our travel agency, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita, and Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

USEFUL LINKS

 

USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Dragonfruit = ドラゴンフルーツ (Doragon-furutsu).
  • Nago café = なごかふぇ, Tokyo = 東京.