Making a Meal of 2011
It’s been a good year for restaurant reviews...
Dec 15, 2011 | Issue: 925 | One Comment | 6,237 views

…with Metropolis hitting spots all over the city and chowing down on diverse foods from obscure chicken parts to designer soba, from basashi to veggie sushi, and platefuls more. Eat your way through this chronological roundup.

Chez Olivier


Exquisite French with a personal touch in Ichigaya.
http://meturl.com/chezolivier

Tonchang


Pig out at Shin-Okubo’s twin pork palaces
http://meturl.com/tonchang

The Chef’s Table


Enjoy your own private dining room in Azabu-Juban
http://meturl.com/chefstable

Biscotti


Nicely done tapas on the cheap in Yoyogi-Uehara
http://meturl.com/biscotti

Fatgroove


Heaping helpings of turducken in Aoyama
http://meturl.com/fatgroove

Café Noise


Ikebukuro’s hip new venue is quieter than you might expect
http://meturl.com/cafenoise

LoyKrotang


Harajuku gets a taste of colonial cooking
http://meturl.com/loykratong

Vegetable Sushi Potager


Who says you need fish to make sushi?
http://meturl.com/vegsushi

Le Sample


Ebisu gets a taste of musically inspired French fare
http://meturl.com/lesample

Bama Lohas Café


Ginza buzzes with a restaurant specializing in hemp cuisine
http://meturl.com/blcafe

Kowloon Shinjuku


Sultry Chinese eatery in the Sanchome backstreets
http://meturl.com/kownloonshinjuku

Enraku Mitaka Sou


Simple but thoughtful cooking at this intimate washoku gem
http://meturl.com/enraku

Toritama


Brush up on avian anatomy at this specialist yakitori joint
http://meturl.com/toritama

Reims Yanagidate


Elegant French dining in a quiet corner of Aoyama
http://meturl.com/reims

Yutoku Soba


Architectural style and soba with substance
http://meturl.com/ysoba

Gekko Self Grill Paradise


Fresh air and grilled food on the banks of the Tamagawa
http://meturl.com/gekko

La Gallina

Gastronomica Italiana in Ogikubo
http://meturl.com/gallina

Minoya


A century-old Morishita eatery is big on baniku
http://meturl.com/minoya

10-Zen


Take healthy eating to the extreme at this kampo restaurant
http://meturl.com/10zen

Chinjuya


Go for a taste of the jungle in Noge
http://meturl.com/chinjuya2

Az Finom


Traditional Hungarian cuisine gets a makeover
http://meturl.com/azfinom

Keats


Enjoy the last of the summer wine in the backyard of this Yutenji eatery
http://meturl.com/rrsep8

Ivanramen Plus


NY chef uses his noodle inventively
http://meturl.com/sep22

Blindfold Banquet


Kurayami Shokudo offers you a pitch-dark dining experience
http://meturl.com/rr917

DevilCraft


Sinfully good pizza and an ever-changing list of microbrews
http://meturl.com/devilcraft

Izmir

A Turkish delight in Asagaya
http://meturl.com/izmir

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  • http://metropolis.co.jp/community/members/tonysmyth/ tony smyth

    ‘Metropolis hitting spots all over the city’ -not true, you do the centre and west of the city and have for years, but almost never the north and east. Some of us live over that side you know. In 2012??

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