Located in a Showa-era house, this charming lunch spot along the backstreets of trendy Aobadai serves up healthy Japanese home cooking and specialty teas. The Obanzai set for Y1200 changes daily and comes with three side dishes, miso soup, and your choice of gokoku-mai (a blend of white rice plus five grains) or brown rice from Kyoto. Lunch is until 3pm, and drinks and desserts like matcha cake are available until six. After that, the cafe is open to members only.
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.