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They aren't kidding - some of these pizzas really are crazy! The kitchen here enthusiastically experiments with variations like Gyros Pizza and Micro-sardine Pizza along with offbeat side dishes like Marinated Octopus with Tapenade. There's a fridge full of craft beers to explore and a nice wine list as well, all of which makes us want to come back and try everything on the menu. [Continue reading]
According to legend, curry is most popular in the old-book town of Jimbocho because customers can eat their curry-rice with a spoon in one hand and an open book in the other, voraciously eating and reading at the same time. A recent addition to the dozens of venerable curry restaurants in Jimbocho, such as Bambi, Mandala, Boys Curry, Bondy, etc., is a great Bangladesh home-style.... [Continue reading]
This bustling dining bar is a fun destination for drinks with friends or group outings of any size. They offer freshly brewed beers, inventive original cocktails, appetizing food and friendly service, all in a lively setting. There's a standing bar if you just want to grab a quick drink, plus counter seating and dining tables on two levels - some 80 seats in all. Dam's menu features.... [Continue reading]

Exploring Japanese cuisine

All about ramen, tonkatsu, tempura and grilled chicken on sticks, with menu-reading guides
Making Japanese dishes at home
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Kitchen tools, sake snacks, holiday meals

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An introduction to different types of sake, plus a glossary of sake terms
Menu-reading help for izakaya and sushi shops
A combination museum, restaurant complex and mini-theme park, with eight ramen shops to try
Sample regional delicacies and local sake without leaving the capital
Learn the secrets of Osaka's favorite octopus snack
What are style-savvy brewers wearing at festivals and tastings around the country?
A bustling warren of tiny shops catering to both restaurants and consumers
Tour of one of Kyoto's luxurious department-store food halls
Explore Kobe's biggest sake museum, built in an old brewery building
Different styles of ramen explained, with a noodle-term glossary
Find the best craft-beer bars in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto
Finding great pork is easy, but where do you go for great turnips? Here are some suggestions.

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