Stylishly modern and surprisingly spacious, Meal Muji makes a pleasant retreat from the crowds of Shinjuku's shopping district. The decor is bright and cheerful, with ubiquitous sleek blond wood furnishings set off by clay-colored stucco walls and lots of greenery.
There's a big variety of hot and cold deli items at lunchtime (till 3pm), with five items plus bread for Y1050. A typical spread might include Thai vegetable curry, grilled tomatoes, chicken-liver salad and ratatouille, all incorporating top-quality organic ingredients. In the afternoons you can find sandwiches, curry and quiche plus assorted desserts, with a bigger a la carte menu after five. Wines start at Y1200 for a carafe, with several organic wines to choose from as well as draft beer and cocktails.
by Pam Castle
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.