Travel with your sense of taste! Cuisine from around the world in Tokyo.

Tokyo is one of the largest international cities in the world. Because a lot of people gather from many countries, not only for travel but for living, there are cuisines from various countries. How about taking a little trip to these other countries, enjoying the exotic atmosphere of spicy aromas, local interior design, foreign languages, and chefs’ episodes in Tokyo?

Chongqing-style spicy hot pot with skewered ingredients of your choice.

Bicolor soup hot pot (1,480 yen) is served with two kinds of broth: “麻辣” using 4 kinds of chili and “白湯” of beef bone and whole chicken. Available ingredients include about 40 kinds of skewers of meat, vegetables, and seafood (80 yen per skewer). They are served with two kinds of home-made original dipping sauce: sesame oil with garlic and sesame sauce.

Daini Chambord building B1F, 2-40-1, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Open: 12:00-24:00
Open throughout the year
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Appetizing Nordic home cooking with an accent of anchovy.

A specialty restaurant of Nordic cuisine named after a Swedish town and established 40 years ago. Chicken aubergine (1,000 yen for lunch, 1,700 yen for dinner) is a classic of Scandinavian home cooking. Fried eggplant, creamed chicken, anchovy, and cheese are baked together. It tastes like gratin and warms you up.

Restaurant Lilla Dalarna
Daikan building 2F, 6-2-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00
Closed: Sunday and national holidays
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Homestyle cooking of Peru with a condensed extract of shrimp.

A pioneer Peruvian restaurant in Japan. Dinner menu is customized as per request. Chupe de langostinos (shrimp chowder) (2,900 yen) is from the cuisine of the second largest city, Arequipa. It’s a mild soup of shrimp extract, fresh cream, and poached egg and served in a hearty amount that can be shared by 2-3 people. Add yellow chili, ají amarillo, to change the taste.

Enari building 1F, 5-32-4, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:00
Closed: Sunday
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A typical Russian stew topped with a bready top crust .

A long-established restaurant where you can taste typical Russian and Georgian dishes, and orange wine. Creamed mushroom (900 yen) served in a small pot is a popular menu item. The dense flavor of mushroom cream with extract of white asparagus is delicious. Enjoy it by dipping the softly-baked savory bread in it!

Sungari, Shinjuku East Gate
Chiyoda building B1F,2-45-6,Kabuki-cho,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo
Open: 17:00-23:00
Open throughout the year
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Well-matched lamb and tomato. Tribal cuisine from northwestern Pakistan.

Lamb karahi (3,600 yen) is a local special dish of Namak Mandi, an old urban area in Peshawar. Lamb on the bone is fried, and its fat is mixed with tomato to make the sauce. Diced ginger is an accent to the texture and flavor of lamb simply seasoned with salt to bring out the taste of its ingredients. The sour flavor in it matches very well with the home-made Nan (350 yen/ piece).

PAO Caravan Sarai
2-25-6 1F, Higashinakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Open: 17:00-24:00 (-23:00 on Sunday and national holidays)
Open throughout the year
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A spicy delicious hot pot that helps improve your health.

The Himalayan hot pot (2,490 per person, the picture is for 4 people) was inspired by a soup loved by mountain people in Nepal. Ingredients are lots of vegetables and very soft chicken simmered with 17 kinds of spices and herbs, local rock salt, and turmeric. At the end of the course, rice simmered in the leftover soup is prepared. You will feel your body warmed up from the core by the time you eat it.

1-9-11, Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:30 (11:30-14:30, 15:00- 22:30 on Sat., Sun., and national holidays)
Open throughout the year
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