{  Aono dokutsu Shibuya — 青の洞窟@渋谷  }

Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷

Happy New Year 2017!!
Wishing you all a wonderful year with delicious eats :)

If you haven’t checked out “Aono dokutsu” in Shibuya yet, don’t miss out on this sight! The streets of Shibuya are beautifully lit up until January 9th, 2017!

Lighting Hours: 17:00~23:00
Location: Between Yoyogi park and Shibuya koen dori for about 750m.

Address // Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://shibuya-aonodokutsu.jp/

{  Sakura  }


Happy April and Happy Cherry Blossom Season!

As you can see, cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo right now. I really love this time of the year as everyone just seems to be in a cheerful spirit. Hope you are all getting to enjoy this warmer beautiful spring time in Tokyo :) Above photos were taken around the Roppongi area. The top 2 photos are right by Randy, a great place to grab a yummy katsu sandwich and chill outside during this time of the year.

Below are some more Sakura posts from the past:

{  Merry Christmas!  }

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing you all a safe and warm holidays :)

The photos above are from a special light display at Nakameguro River called “Aono doukutsu”(青の洞窟) which translates to “Blue Cave”. You can view the lighting until xmas day but just to let you know, it’s super crowded!

Website // http://nakameguro-aonodokutsu.jp/

{  German Newspaper  }

German Newspaper

I was recently quoted in a German Newspaper, Rheinische Post (rp-online.de), talking about what I think is the trendiest food in Tokyo right now. The newspaper did a feature with other food bloggers from Sydney, London, New York, and Seoul each talking about what they think the new food trends are in their region. Click through to see what I had to say about Tokyo’s trends :) (the article is written in German)


{  Announcing… ♡  }

It’s literally been the most rewarding as well as challenging 2+ months of our lives but I am very excited to introduce our daughter to all of you Tokyo Eats readers :) Thanks so much for all the warm wishes. We couldn’t be happier with such a blessing joining our family. Above photo is from a trip we recently took to Hawaii for a wedding as well as my daughter’s 1 week old photo.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to go out/won’t be able to go out to as many restaurants/cafe as I used to, but in the mean time, please check out my Tokyo Eats Guide Book if you haven’t already. It’s really packed with all my favorite places and I highly recommend getting a copy if you want advice on where to eat or visit in Tokyo.


Here are just a few comments from my awesome readers :)

Hi Maki,

Thank you for writing such a cute book! I just received my copy today and love it! I especially like the “secret” spots and the day trip notes.

Thanks again!



I am from San Francisco, and I ordered your Tokyo Eats guide a few weeks ago. I cannot tell you how useful it has been on our trip so far. Your guide took us to restaurants we would have never known about on our own: xxx in Ginza, xxx in Ebisu, and xxx, to name a few. We are so grateful for your guide—it feels like we have the trusted advice of a friend.

Thank you so much,


Dear Maki

I wanted to thank you for writing such a wonderful book! My husband and I just returned from Tokyo and we were so happy that we were able to try some of the great new places we found from your guide! We often visit Tokyo and mainly stay in the Roppongi area, so your recommendations gave us some new adventures in food! We love reading your blog and thank you again for creating such a wonderful guide. We look forward to trying more of your favorite places in the future!

Aloha from Hawaii! Lynn and Derek


Also, I just wanted to thank those of you who checked out places on my blog and kindly informed me when a restaurant/cafe went out of business. In this very competitive Tokyo food environment, it’s always hard to keep up with which ones close down so your comments have been very helpful.

Thanks again for following Tokyo Eats and hope you are all having a great day!

PS: My pinterest pin-it button wasn’t working for quite sometime but it’s now fixed.