Brasserie Aux Amis


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Brasserie Aux Amis

Country-style French cooking at this Parisian bistro in Tokyo’s business district. The menu - consisting of juicy steaks and the ubiquitous ’frites’ - is written in chalk on large wall mirrors and prepared by the celebrated chef Masashi Hadachi. A casual crowd relax on red leather banquettes indulging in hearty sandwiches at lunchtime and more serious 4-course dinners in the evening.


Boasting more than 300.000 restaurants, cafes, and food stalls, the only problem when going for dinner in Tokyo is too much choice. Japanese food is famous for its clean and fresh taste, but here you can really delve into the depths of this oriental cuisine. Sample the best sushi before moving on to more adventurous fare in an izakaya or yatai street stall. High-end dining can be expensive, but in restaurants such as the New York Grill, there is no doubt that you are paying for the very best in terms of cuisine and, in the former, spectacular views. Many of the more pricey venues offer great deals for lunch, so it is worth making the most of these culinary delights earlier in the day. Book ahead for most places, especially during the weekends and watch out for a particular eating etiquette. Sticking your chopsticks into your rice vertically is a funerary custom!