I’ve been meaning to talk about my last visit to Tokyo and I’ve been holding back because I’m not sure what format to use since I got here. I’ve been considering doing single-property/restaurant reviews and travel diary style pieces but since I’m here for such a long period, diary-style doesn’t seem quite right. Until I decide, I really want to share a few things with you. Firstly, these three things I ate in Tokyo are so memorable I would actually eat them again on my next visit, and that’s saying a lot because there are a ton of great things to eat in Tokyo.
It’s not a Japanese brand, but the quality at this branch is fantastic. I’m sure you’ve seen the viral video of the frozen s”more served here and it lives up to the hype. The ice cream and marshmallow are perfectly flavoured. This branch also serves some unique Japanese offerings and true to Japan, they are seasonal, so it might be a great idea to try one of the offerings they have at the time as well.
Afuri is famous in Tokyo and for good reason. Their chicken-broth ramen is perfectly balanced and the the noodles are perfect. Even though Afuri is one of my first ramen experiences in Japan, it’s still one of the best. They have a few branches in Tokyo now (and one in Portland) so just take your pick whenever you’re close.
3. Pizza Slice
Got a craving for some pizza that isn’t Japanese pizza? Pizza Slice is a little pizza-haven sandwiched between Shibuya and Daikanyama that you won’t regret visiting. The pizza is perfect authentic, which is pretty hard to find in Japan. If you’ve got a pizza craving, head here and you can continue exploring Daikanyama after.