Butagumi – Best Tonkatsu Restaurant in Tokyo For The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience

Butagumi Tonkatsu Tokyo

Talk about tonkatsu in Tokyo and everyone has their favourites. Some like it casual and fuss-free, some like it more elaborate with a myriad of cuts to choose from.

For us, a good tonkatsu meal can be both (depending on the amount of time we have for that day) but some memories stay in our hearts for always—that is a good meal at Butagumi. We’ve tried numerous tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo and the experience at Butagumi is one that never fails, no matter which time of the year we visit.

It is also little wonder why this restaurant is often at the top of mind among both locals and visitors to Tokyo, for their dedication to tonkatsu is definitely a notch higher than your regular tonkatsu restaurants.

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Peter Luger Steakhouse Is Opening Its First Outlet Outside NYC In Tokyo

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Crowned as the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row, Peter Luger Steakhouse has earned itself a Michelin Star and it is perhaps one of the most famous steakhouses in New York City.

Established in Brooklyn (New York City) in 1887,  Peter Luger Steakhouse opened a second outlet in Long Island (New York City) in 1960.

Peter Luger Steakhouse is planning to open its first ever international outpost in 2020 in Tokyo, where they will bring their renowned dry-aged steak outside of New York for the first time.

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Wagyumafia The Cutlet Sandwich – The Only Wagyu Beef Sandwich You Need To Try

Wagyumafia

Richly marbled wagyu is highly popular in Japan; it is almost a way of life. These pampered cattle are prized for its fats and the Japanese sure know how to appreciate wagyu.

Now, here’s the thing. Wagyu can be done in many ways, but the most unlikely way is to make gyu-katsu sandwiches out of them. It sounds like a shame; the cow didn’t die just to be stuffed in between slices of bread.

But that is exactly what Wagyumafia The Cutlet Sandwich is doing and these guys got famous for doing it! A recent trip to Tokyo made us travel to Nakameguro just for a taste of these famed (and expensive) sandwiches and we are now converts. We promise to never judge sandwiches ever again.

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6 Best Halal Ramen Eateries In Tokyo For A Taste Of Japan

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What is a trip to the Land Of The Rising Sun without slurping on a sensational bowl of ramen? Those with dietary restrictions may find it a tad tricky to enjoy ramen due to the complexity of this dish—from its hearty broth, numerous ingredients to the types of meat used which more often than not involves the addition of pork.

Muslim travellers would be pleased to know that there is a steady increase in the number of eateries offering halal ramen to cater to the growing Muslim tourist population. This implies that either the ramen shop-owner is a Muslim or the restaurant strictly uses only halal meat for its dishes and seafood stock for its broth.

Take your pick from this specially-curated list and indulge in a heartwarming bowl of oishii ramen with your loved ones. While you are at it, do not forget to add some chilli paste for that extra punch! Here are 6 Best Halal Ramen Eateries In Tokyo For A Taste Of Japan.

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Café Kitsuné Tokyo – Parisian Fashion Label Has A Gorgeous Cafe Outpost In Japan

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Café Kitsuné is one Parisian name that comes to mind whenever the Parisian cafe scene is discussed. And yes, it is by Kitsuné, the French music record label and fashion label with the iconic fox logo.

Café Kitsuné Paris is easily one of the prettiest cafes in Paris. And Café Kitsuné is now in Tokyo too. Of course, it ain’t looking too shabby.

Here’s a peek into the quaint outpost in Tokyo that you totally have to include for your next cafe-hopping in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sushi Iwa – Is This One Michelin Star Sushi Restaurant In Tokyo Worth The Hype?

Ginza Sushi Iwa

Sushi Iwa is arguably one of the most talked about sushi restaurants in Tokyo. The One Michelin Star restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, has an elusive shop front and an even more “exclusive” reservation list.

It took us numerous attempts over a period of two years before we finally succeeded in scoring two seats on one of those weekday afternoons for lunch.

So, are they really worth all the hype? You will find out in a while.

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Koso-an – This Traditional Teahouse Is One The Best-Kept Secrets In Tokyo

Koso-an

Koso-an is a traditional teahouse in Tokyo and it offers a quintessential Japanese experience that all first-timers to Tokyo should try.

Enjoying a Japanese tea session in a traditional teahouse that overlooks a Japanese garden should be on everyone’s bucket list. Enjoy some quiet moments and embrace the peacefulness while eating traditional Japanese desserts & tea.

And you can do just that at Koso-an. Here’s why you should add the humble teahouse to your itinerary for your next visit to Tokyo.

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Torikizoku – Popular Yakitori Chain With Yakitori And Beer At Only ¥298 Each

Torikizoku

Ask a local where to go for a casual yakitori meal in Tokyo and they would probably point you to Torikizoku. It is arguably one of the biggest yakitori chain in Japan and there are outlets everywhere.

It is almost impossible to not locate a Torikizoku in Central Tokyo; just in Shinjuku alone, there are more than 5 outlets. That they see queues every single night at every outlet speaks of their massive popularity and there is every reason to love Torikizoku.

It is undisputedly the best name to trust when you want a casual, fuss-free, authentic local izakaya experience in Tokyo. And the best part? You won’t have to break the bank for a meal at Torikizoku; everything on the menu—including alcohol—is priced at only ¥298 each. Most of the branches open till 5am daily; you know where to go when you are feeling hungry at night!

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