Browsing articles tagged with " Shinjuku"
Nov 16, 2012
Ben

Bake: NYC’s Sarabeth’s hits Shinjuku

All-American queen of the bake-offs Sarabeth, who began her cake and jam biz from her New York digs in 1981, opened doors in Tokyo this month to provide Manhattan-style brunch and high-tea possibilities to pastry-munchers in the Japanese capital. Goods from her own line, such as the infamous “spreadable fruit,” are for taking home after indulging in à la carte fare like ricotta pancakes and pumpkin waffles. Open daily from 9am-10pm in Shinjuku station’s Lumine, Sarabeth’s (2F Shinjuku Lumine 2, 3-38-2 Shinjuku; Tel: 03-3348-5211) could make for an upscale mid-commute meeting spot or a way to get the day started off right.


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Jun 1, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Jip Wine Bar & Wine Shop

By Jeff W. Richards

Propped up at the timber counter—a tasting flight of red wine in front of him channeling crimson hues of strawberries and garnets—the completely lost Belgian tourist seemed rather content. “I was trying to find a jazz bar and ended up here,” he explained. “Who’d have thought the Japanese could make decent wine?”

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Apr 13, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Phonic Hoop

Phonic Hoop

 

By David Labi

For a crystallization of post-hippy bourgeois-bohemian cool, swan through the plant-flanked door of this street-level bar located a few minutes eastward from Golden Gai. Elevated prices stem perhaps from its astounding location on Yasukuni Dori, in a zone of mostly upper-floor cubbyholes accessible via a beat-up elevator. A cover charge of ¥500, plus an additional 10% service charge after 10pm might stop this being a regular hangout. Still, excellent cocktails and food make Phonic Hoop a prime date spot or somewhere to impress, and a decent nomihodai deal (2 hours/¥2,300, cover charge included) makes it worthwhile for groups of four or more.

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