Tagged with restaurant

Dining in Japan: Kaiten-zushi

Recently, when I went to YO!Sushi with some friends, one friend asked me: “Do restaurants like this actually exist in Japan?“. Initially I was surprised by the question. Of course they do! It hadn’t occurred to me that people might think that YO!Sushi was England’s take on a sushi restaurant. This style of restaurant, in … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Nagomi

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Japanese restaurant in London with some friends. That day, it was absolutely chucking it down with rain, so I decided to go straight into the restaurant before my friends had arrived. I usually prefer to wait outside, as I don’t like that feeling of being sat … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Cha no Ma

I really am lucky to be working near Baker Street! One of the many reasons is that I’m within walking distance of a lovely little Japanese cafe called Cha no Ma. (Photo from the Cha no Ma website) You could easily walk past Cha no Ma without noticing it. The cafe sits humbly on busy … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Koya

One of the marks of a good Japanese restaurant in the UK is whether or not Japanese people eat there. I went to London’s Koya the other night, under recommendation from Japanese friends. Stepping into the small, slightly cramped restaurant felt like stepping into Japan. The smell, the atmosphere, the decor – it was all … Continue reading

Tokyo’s oasis of calm

I don’t know about you, but I love Meiji Jingu. To me, Meiji Jingu is like a cool, oasis of calm in the heart of Tokyo. Tokyo is a wonderful place but, like any major city, the hustle and bustle can get a bit much sometimes. Meiji Jingu is a good place to escape to … Continue reading

Yo! Sushi

I’ve been back in England about a week and have been having some real pangs of “homesickness” for Japan, and cravings for Japanese food. Today, April 29th, was a day when most people in England were making the most of an extra day off work and celebrating the royal wedding.  I and my mum were … Continue reading

Not everyone’s kappa tea…

Wandering around the streets of Tokyo looking at kitchenware may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I discovered it was mine two weeks ago. I had never visited Kappabashi-dori before, as I really couldn’t see the attraction of shop upon shop full of kitchen goods and restaurant supplies. However, once you get there it’s clear that … Continue reading

First day of freedom…

I’ve been back in England since Friday and I can’t tell you how much I miss Japan. However, I was lucky enough to have a week of fabulous adventures in and around Tokyo before I left, and now it’s time for me to start sharing those adventures with you. I’ll start at the very beginning … Continue reading

ざうお (The Fish!)

My friends took me to a pretty unusual restaurant recently… The restaurant is called ざうお, which means “The Fish”.  Before arriving, my friend told me “there’s a small sea inside the restaurant”, and I couldn’t quite imagine what she meant. But, she was right. There was a small sea inside the restaurant, and a boat… … Continue reading