Comfort Hotel Tokyo Higashi Nihombashi
1-10-11 Nihombashi Bakurocho
Phone: (81) 3 5645 3311
Fax: (81) 3 5645 3302
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.
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.
A window into the kitchen of this restaurant shows the chef hard at work at the tandoor oven, making the crisp but fluffy naan bread that is served in Cobara Hetta. As well as several different nans, tandoori chicken and fish, shish kebabs, curry dishes, salads, pakoras, samosas, onion rings and a small range of desserts are served. Wine, beer, and soft drinks including lassi are also on the menu. The restaurant opens up in a wedge shape inside and the mirrors enhance the size. Tables are for two and four, some with bench seating. A good option is the thali set meal, which can include chicken, keema, vegetable or dal dishes, but a range of other set menus are also available. -AH
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.
Mobile Suit Gundam was created in 1979 by renowned animator Yushiyuki Tomino, and today it remains a merchandising colossus accounting for almost 90% of Japan's plastic-figurine market. Twenty-one years after its launch it is now officially headquarted at the newly opened Gundam Cafe in Akihabara, the most fitting place it could ever open. If you are a fanatic or merely curious, then this is a great spot to learn not only about the giant mecha-warrior, but also about Japan's burgeoning otaku culture. By day this themed-cafe offers Gundam food and drink served by Gundam-clad employees, while Gundam nights include alcohol. So brave a voyage to the Gundam Cafe, if only for short while, because it's definitely worth visiting at least once!-Stephen Lebovits
This restaurant is one of the finest places to go in all of Japan for authentic Burmese food. Prepared and served in large part by Burmese staff, here is a good place to experience the exotic dishes of traditional Burma or Myanmar as it is now called, without having to go to there. The prices are reasonable and the food adventure is well worth the 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
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
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.
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.
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.