Shimbashi Soba (Paragon)

The novelty of watching your soba freshly made aside, there is nothing much to shout about here, not even the soba itself. The Hana Skokado lunch set, while giving good value with a bowl of soba, a variety of sushi, sashimi, tempura, tofu, chicken cutlets and soft shell crab, was average. The much-hyped-about buckwheat soba […]

Tom Ton

In a shopping center where Japanese restaurants abound, it’s hard to stand out unless you have a strong selling point. Tom Ton has one—it specializes in the many ways that the kuro buta (black pig) can be prepared. With dark wood, dim orange lighting and numerous booth seats, the restaurant from the guys behind Tampopo […]

The Vines Seafood and Steak Restaurant

The food here is delicious—and the portions are just the right size, so you’ll be satisfied without feeling like you’ve overeaten. And it’s great value for money. They do set lunches and combo sets, so if you can’t decide if you feel like steak, chicken or seafood, you can have them all in one dish. […]