Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa
1-6-12 Shirakawa, Koto-ku
Phone: (81) 3 5639 9311
Fax: (81) 3 5639 9160
One of Japans best traditional meals is kaiseki, an array of tiny portions incorporating seasonal ingredients. Genjikoh does this superbly and also offers sukiyaki and shabu shabu and has a special tempura corner. The restaurant overlooks an exquisite Japanese garden with a charming pond. There is general seating for 64 people with four private rooms.
To check out the best of what the local talent's got in store, come to Fourvalley. An enigmatic music venue in the heart of Sumida-ku, Fourvalley is also known to host some of the best concerts in the city. The local as well as national artists come here to regale the audiences with their excellent shows and performances. Equipped with state of the art facilities and captivating interiors, Fourvalley is the perfect place to come along with your friends to dance to some of the grooviest beats.
Just next to the Edo-Tokyo museum is a very convenient family style restaurant serving mostly Western style meals. It is a great stop before or after a museum visit. The two-story restaurant has seating geared toward groups of four, but space can be made for groups. The menu includes various pasta and pizza dishes, salads, hamburger steak, hashed beef and curry, omelets and gratin dishes. There is a kids' menu, and desserts include chocolate parfait, crepes, and a mixed berry sundae. Wine, beer, whiskey, tea, coffee, and juices are available. -AH
Taimeiken is famous for its Tampopo omurice - chicken fried rice with an omelet on top. The dish was invented for Juzo Itami's famous movie, 'Tampopo' and has remained a favorite ever since. Tameiken serves very tasty Western-style Japanese food - all the favorites are available here, from ramen, to Japanese curry and, every Westerner's favorite, hamburgers. Credit cards are accepted, but only on the second floor.
Yaneura is a calm bar which is placed in the attic of a building in Tokyo. Yaneura’s nostalgic and comfortable atmosphere makes this a relaxing place to enjoy a drink. Yaneura also serves various kinds of foods such as pizza, bagna càuda, seafood, udon and much more to enjoy with a good drink. Yoneura is opened until five in the morning, so you can take your time enjoying the tasty food and drink served.
Nihonbashi Takashimaya is bright and modern and its depa-chika draws in a large number of Tokyo foodies, not least because it features Fauchon in Paris and the Significant Signifie bakery. There is a fantastic range of Japanese sweets and cakes, perfect for gifts, as well as multiple bento and sushi shops, where you can fill up for a very reasonable price.
With two other very successful locations around Tokyo, Xex is becoming somewhat of a late-night empire. The location in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district ties together a cocktail bar, an Italian kitchen, karaoke, and golf. Their private room offers a golf simulator, perfect for wooing a business client or for taking the edge of a day's worth of work. Oozing the same class as its sister locations, Xex Nihonbashi completes the triumvirate of the upscale, '80s-inspired lounges. Fashionably dressed women with elegantly attired men add to the already slick decor, where ten percent service charges and JPY1000 music charges are par for the course. This is no ordinary pub - this a dress-for-success establishment catering to those who have money to spend. -Stephen Lebovits
In the huge flagship Mitsukoshi complex in Nihonbashi, you will find at depa-chika whose focus is on having the best of the best. There is an intimidatingly large bento section, where you can get a staggering variety of sushi, sashimi, onigiri (seasoned rice balls) and omelets. There is also a wide selection of sweets and cakes, such as manju (rice cakes filled with red bean) - made expertly by well-established brands.
Located in Nihonbashi(Ginza) with other branches in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone against cream colored walls. A long communal table and stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
Pagoda specializes and takes pride in hosting live spot music shows. With a plethora of artists that have already played here before and regaled the crowd, the club also has a huge line of talented artists and musicians lined up. Having a loyal fan following, they're event schedules are always packed so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Pagoda also rents out it's venue space for events, shows and concerts. For this their equipment quality i.e light and sound is superb and adds an extra edge to the already vibrant performance. Pagoda also has it's own studio and live house that upcoming talents and musicians can make the most of. Head out here for some great music, premium drinks and events. Check website for updated events and details.
Located a few blocks away from Tokyo Railway Station, Tojin Kikka serves some of the best Sichuan style Chinese in the neighborhood. Specializing in the deliciously flavorsome mapo dofu, the Sichuan tofu dish, it is often ranked as one of the best Chinese eat outs in Chūō-ku. The unassuming looking back-alley joint is always full of locals hankering for spicy favorites like yunbairo. Drop in and have a bite!
Club Goodman is a venue for acoustic artists to play their music in front of a live audience. Located in the Akihabara neighborhood, this unique club is dedicated to providing the right platform to new and upcoming Tokyo bands for showcasing their talents. The facility is generally rented out for a night, and they also provide guests with a catering and bar menu. High-tech sound and light equipment can also be hired for the shows, and a recording and rehearsal studio is available on site. To top it all, the rentals can be tailored to suit all budgets.