Food, Recipes, Catering in Japan

Information on Japanese food, how to read food labels, delivery services, and more

Learning to cook Japanese food or dining at a traditional Japanese restaurant may be an unforgettable experience and memory for non-Japanese staying in Japan. Japanese food may however not be what you want to eat every day while living in Japan. You may want to get food from your home country, use a food delivery service for your convenience, or you may require halal food for religious reasons.

Here we have made a list of useful articles including English websites for Japanese Food Recipes, English speaking Food Delivery services, How to read Food Labels in Japan, International Supermarkets, and information for vegetarians, specifically selected within central Tokyo.

Eating Outside in Tokyo: Know the Rules, Avoid a Food Fight

Tokyo is one of the most desirable cities for an eat-and-walk experience, but it’s important to know the rules and etiquette before dining in a park or on the go.

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Traditional Japanese Food in Shibuya: Old-School Eats in Young Tokyo

Looking to enjoy old-school dining in Tokyo’s young, vibrant Shibuya district? Enjoy these top 10 restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Dinner with a Geisha: A One-of-a-Kind Tokyo Experience

The geisha is an iconic symbol from Japan that’s widely recognized around the world, yet little understood. A tradition that goes back over 250 years, the geisha arts are gradually disappearing, but there are still places in Japan where one can enjoy an authentic geisha experience. Today, most geish…

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Online Grocery Shopping in Japan: Great Food Stores

Even if you don't drive in Japan and the nearest grocery store isn't within walking distance, shopping for food and daily necessities doesn't have to be a chore. With the country's efficient, advanced and reliable door-to-door delivery service - where you can specify the time of delivery and rest as…

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Best Tokyo Barbeque Spots: 8 Sizzling Summer Meateries

Sizzling heat means sizzling meat! While there might not be much space in Tokyo, the Japanese have certainly found a way to maximize the space they do have to cater to everyone's barbeque needs. Whether you go for the full camping experience, the relaxed no-fuss restaurant-style barbeque, or even…

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International Supermarkets in Tokyo

If you are new to Tokyo, you may have noticed that most Japanese grocery stores and supermarkets have a very limited selection of items that may be common in your home country. As the food labels are usually in Japanese, it can be quite challenging to figure out what a particular food item is if yo…

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Restaurant Etiquette in Japan

From grilled chicken skewers consumed standing in a smoky bar to the finest haute cuisine served course by course by a server clad in a traditional kimono, Japan offers an extensive range of food and dining experiences to fit any budget. However, Japanese restaurant etiquette can vary greatly from…

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Chopstick Etiquette: A Simple Guide from Do's to Taboos

Most people around the world are familiar with chopsticks these days, whether from eating out in a favourite Asian-cuisine restaurant or chowing down on cup noodles at home. But whether you think you've mastered the skill or you've resorted to the two-handed approach, you'll find there's more to lea…

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Japanese cooking classes in Tokyo - Learn how to cook Japanese food

Japanese food is generally considered a healthy, flavorful way to eat with a wide variety of types of dishes, ingredients, and flavors to choose from. And, there are lots of restaurants in Tokyo serving traditional Japanese food so you never run out of options if you like eating out. That said, if y…

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Reading food expiration dates in Japan

In Japan, the expiration date and the consumption date are determined based on the JAS Law and the Food Sanitation Law. While in Japan, have you ever wondered where the expiration date on food products are?Here we will explain what the dates on food products in Japan mean. There are usually 2 differ…

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