Every Friday, New Black store manager Alex Urombi, picks his favourite things right now. Anything from clothes and accessories to hotels, restaurants and new music.
Favourite restaurants in Tokyo:
1. Ichiran: Ichiran is a great spot for ramen lovers. Just eating there is an experience in it’s own. You sit in a booth where the food is served through a small window. There’s no real interaction with the staff, which is quite common in Japan. If ever in Tokyo, go there for good ramen and a special experience!
2. Harajuku Gyouzarou: The best dumplings you’ll find! The menu is small, which I personally think is a good sign for any restaurant. The fried and steamed dumplings are really good together with their sake and cucumber salad.
3. Rose Bakery: On top of Dover Street Market in Ginza there’s a great café called Rose Bakery. They serve fresh salads, nice sandwiches and delicious cakes. The place is popular with locals and not as tourist crowded as you might expect. After a nice meal at Rose Bakery it’s great to browse through Dover Street Market.
4. Han no Daidokoro: Japan is known for their Kobe beef – a special kind of meat known for its flavor, tenderness, and fatty, well-marbled texture. It simply melts in your mouth! At Han No Daidokoro in Shubiya they serve this delicious beef where you grill it by yourself at your table.