Traveling to Tokyo for my first time has been above ALL expectations. The city is not as hectic as presumed and the Japanese people are the sweetest, kindest, and very helpfull people. Coming with a Western background and looking nothing like a Japanese you still feel very welcomed and can’t stop smiling because this city is a life changing city – it changes your mind about how to behave and being polite as well as showing respect.
So here I stand, in a Japanese crossing light, and now while writing this, I smile because everything about my trip was truly fascinating and an opener in so many ways…. I will try to explain and show why on my blog.
One of the things Tokyo stranded out with is their food! The Japanese cuisine is simple, meaning its simply prepared without too many spices but the way they prepared their food is extremely tasty and melts or explodes when entered your mouth.
Therefore I have chosen some of my favorite places I went together with Kopenhagen Fur who invited me to this fantastic Tokyo trip.
The Muji store as we know it from many other cities, Berlion Barcelona, etc. etc. but Muji has been taken to the next level in Tokyo. They have the Muji store on the ground floor and then in the basement they have made this great Muji Café. We went for lunch and the café was packed. Here you choose different small dishes. Muji café serves a lot of different teas too. Tokyo is not about finding the fancy restaurant. A lot of the smaller restaurants on the streets are full of Japanese people, so it is not a tourist trap. We went to this “running sushi” place where you order the sushi you want and then it comes “running” on the end of the table. Great and easy concept. And you drink japanese green powder, Matcha tea along. Matcha tea.
You will see me speak a lot about Matcha tea, because it is my newest “fetish”. Matcha is a green powder full of antioxidants, health benefits etc. Matcha comes from Japan so I was really excited to try Matcha all the places we went because it can be quite difficult to find around the world. – By The Sea Restaurant:
This restaurant is a MUST TRY! The restaurant tis located in Shibuya.
We went the first evening and we spoke about this place every evening. The restaurant is a small restaurant serving around 30 people. The only have three menus to choose between: the cheap, the expensive, and the seasonal. We went for the seasonal and the waiters kept coming with new dishes for the table to share and we were amazed by all the courses. We could not eat more after the fourth course but then more delicious courses came to the table and everything got eaten!
Tokyo is full of cool coffee places, like this one in the cool shopping district, Shibuy-ku.
Luckily we had a interpreter with us so we knew what was on the menu. But trying Yaki-Tori is a must when visiting Tokyo!
As I thought the food could not get better, we went to Seryna restaurant which has several restaurants. We went to one in Roppongi and was on the 40th floor. We had this view and were sitting around the table which also had grill. The chef was stadning in front of us and preparing lobster, foie gras and kobe beef. The kobe beef was especially amazing and was melting on your tongue. We also got sushi and always a miso soup to digest everything.
Seryna Restaurant is a fancy restaurant and absolutely amazing!
Fatty tuna sashimi and Foie Gras.
We were in Tokyo just before halloween and Dean an Deluxe made you not forget that.
ELLE has a cute juice and cake café in Roppongi Hills.
AMAN resort is a world famous luxury hotel chain. We went here for lunch and coffee. The food was great but not as amazing as the more local Japanese places we have been. Go here for coffee and cafe and see the amazing surroundings. The café is located in an lovely garden. You can sit both inside and outside but the building is made of glass walls so you have the view no matter what.
I got my yummy Matcha tea and even more yummy dark chocolate.
Tokyo have a huge fish market where all the fresh fish comes in around 3-4 AM and then retailers come in and buy their fish for their restaurant that they can serve for the day. The is an “inner market” where the retailers get their fish, which is fun to see. We went at 8AM to see the big tuna, lobsters, crabs and more. Further there is the “outer market” which is a market for everyone. You can both my souvenirs and fishes. And there is a lot of fish restaurants. We went to have sushi breakfast at 8AM, which I would never have thought of wanting but I was really enjoying it and the fish even fresher than all other places tried. Tuna for breakfast – yes please! Six different kinds of Tuna together with matcha tea.
You can always go to Honolulu coffee if you just want a coffee at 8AM!
Park Hyatt Hotel is a world known luxury hotel where the movie, “Lost in Translation” was filmed. We went here for drinks on the last night.
The “New York Bar” on the 52nd floor with this amazing view in the background. Here I am with my Tokyo crew (from left) Journalist Elizabeth, Senior PR manager Trine, Press Consultant for Kopenhagen Fur Nina, and me on the right side.
I hope you like my Tokyo Food Guide and will try them for your next visit in Tokyo. The city and food is absolutely amazing and I will definitely come back (hopefully soon).
Wearing: Saint Laurent leather jacket, Tommy Hilfiger shirt, InWear skirt, The Last Conspiracy Sandals… and a big smile
Big Tokyo Love