Time Out Tokyo magazine twelfth issue


Art direction and food design: Steve Nakamura. Photography: Naohiro Tsukada. Chef: Takashi Aoki

Tokyo is home to anywhere from 80,000 to 150,000 restaurants and boasts more Michelin stars than any other place on earth. So, the question becomes, how the hell are you going to choose only 100 restaurants to represent this gourmand nirvana? While admitting the inherent futility of our task, that's exactly what we’ve gone ahead and done in our autumn issue, on shelf from October 1. Behold, the ultimate guide to Tokyo’s very best food, from the taste bud-bending sushi creations of Ginza’s Aoki (who were so kind to help out with our cover) to melt-in-your-mouth wagyu, the washoku of dreams and the most slurpable ramen in the galaxy. 

And once you've chewed yourself through the irresistible restaurant lineup, we're serving you dessert in the form of an overview of the season's tastiest sweets, plus a look at the best depictions of Japan's culinary culture in cinema. All filled up and satisfied, you can then flip the page to find an expert's guide to the grooviest jazz joints in and around Tokyo, suggestions for Sideways-style winery tours in the Kanto region, a roundup of the city's finest skate parks and an in-depth anthropological report from Tokyo's craziest otaku bars. Pick up a free copy at any of our distribution points in the city or get the mag sent straight to your door by placing an order here.