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.

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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Pick the right fish for your dish - How to read seafood labels in Japan

Expats in Japan often shop at local supermarkets. But unfortunately, the food labels are not in English. Seafood labels are especially difficult to understand and select for your particular dish. You often see the lables of "生食用" (for raw food), "刺身用" (for sashimi), "加熱用" (for heating), "焼き魚用" (for…

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Azabu-Juban Michelin Star Restaurants: Dine at Some of Tokyo’s Best

The Michelin Guide has become synonymous with fine dining across the world. Given its French origins, you might expect Paris to host the most Michelin-starred restaurants. Actually, the record is held by Tokyo. With 230 such restaurants and 13 three-star restaurants as of 2019, Japan’s capital is an…

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Food Delivery & Catering in Tokyo

Are you having one of those nights when you just don't feel like making dinner but as you're about to leave your home you look outside to find it raining cats and dogs? Or maybe you're having a party and you need to have food catered since your kitchen isn't equipped to handle baking two dozen enchi…

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Ebisu Restaurants: Top Tokyo Luxury Neighborhood Dining Spots

Named after one of the seven Japanese gods of fortune, Tokyo’s upscale Ebisu neighborhood has certainly enjoyed the fortune of being a thriving economic area within the bustling metropolis. A residential area located just beside the high-traffic, high-end shopping district of Shibuya, Ebisu shows i…

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Sushi in Akasaka: Don’t Miss Some of Tokyo’s Hidden Gems

Akasaka is one of the greatest business hubs in downtown Tokyo. With many salarymen and women out late for work, an excellent gourmet scene has sprouted, making Akasaka one of the most underrated places to live and dine in downtown Tokyo. Why is Akasaka a Great Place to Eat? Years of international…

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Tokyo’s Depachika Are Basement-Level Havens of Top-Shelf Food

When shopping for fresh produce and handmade meals, South-East Asia has its colorful, raucous outdoor markets, and the West its artisanal weekend farmers markets. Japan offers its own unique alternative to both of these, with its depachika. In the basement level of department stores (“depa”—a conjun…

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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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Where to Get the Full Sake Experience in Tokyo

When it comes to food and drink pairings or special occasion beverages, most people’s first thoughts go to wine. In Japan, however, sake is the go-to drink. Although sake can be found outside of Japan, the quality and variety available for export is nothing compared to what can be found in the count…

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