Real New York-style pizza is hard to find in Tokyo - up until now we've had to travel up to Oji for pizza at Rocco's - so this spacious cafe-restaurant in the back streets of Nishi-Azabu is a great find. Pizza here comes in pepperoni, sausage and plain-cheese variations and is served with all the proper condiments - crushed red peppers, powdered garlic and oregano. Best of all it's just Y300 a slice!
If you're a little more hungry, you can also choose from ten sandwiches, with options like shrimp, lobster, bacon, sausage, tonkatsu and hamburger. The burger sandwich is nicely prepared, cooked on the rare side and topped with flavorful sauteed mushrooms, onions and tangy cheddar. All sandwiches are served on the shop's excellent, freshly baked focaccia bread that's been dusted with herbs and a bit of cheese.
Four beers are served on draft - two craft beers from Lagunitas Brewery in California, and one each from Germany and Austria. There are actually ten taps altogether, so we'd guess that there may be more beers in the future. Other drinks include espresso beverages, wines and a few cocktails.
The dining area is bright and airy and relatively large, and includes a comfortable six-seat counter overlooking the kitchen. Pizzas and sandwiches are available to take out or eat in.
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.