Celebrate Tokyo's Food Scene in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES

“Hungry for Tokyo,” a first-ever Japanese restaurant promotion is showcasing some of the best and under-the-radar restaurants in top US cities, from the east to the west coast.

Delectable sushi platter at Sushi Roku. Credit: Sushi Roku.

Delectable sushi platter at Sushi Roku. Credit: Sushi Roku.

More than 40 restaurants in New York and Los Angeles are featuring delicious Tokyo-themed dishes on their menus for the month of November.

In Los Angeles, featured dishes will include the “Uni Scallop Tiradito” served at Picca; the “Tokyo Kanpachi” at Asanebo; “Shabu Suki with Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef from Kagoshima at Shunji restaurant; “K-ZO Vegetable Tokyo Tower” (with layered smoked vegetable with special beets dressing) at K-ZO; the “Tokyo Bowl” at Yellow Fever; and the “Crispy Tuna Rice” Katsu-ya Northridge. Notable restaurants Sotto and Superba will also be participating  in the Japanese foodie promotion.

EN Japanese Brasserie in New York. Credit: EN.

Artful display at EN Japanese Brasserie in New York. Credit: EN.

In New York, creative offerings such as the “En Chirashi” by EN Brasserie; the “Tokyo Style Teriyaki Burger” by Bohemian; the “Clam Ramen” by Hide-chan Ramen; and the “Silken Mozzarella, Smoked Kabocha Squash Grilled Scallion, Dashi Broth, Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds” at Speedy Romeo is just a snapshot out of many Tokyo-themed dishes that will be featured.

Upon ordering one of these dishes from this special menu, a customer will receive a copy of the “Tokyo Gourmet Guide: the Expert Edition,” a dedicated booklet containing insider information on the best foodie-destinations in Tokyo.

The “Hungry for Tokyo” campaign is an initiative by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government intended to highlight Tokyo as a world-class culinary destination, which boasts more Michelin stars than any other city or destination in the world.  A new dedicated “Hungry for Tokyo” campaign website has also been launched to promote culinary tourism to Tokyo. For more information about the “Hungry for Tokyo” promotion, visit their website: http://www.gotokyo.org/hungryfortokyo.


Liz Laing

Liz Laing

Liz has been a freelance travel writer for nearly a decade, writing for multiple outlets such as Mothering, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, CBS Los Angeles, MadeMan and wandermelon, to name a few. Growing up in New Mexico, Liz also traveled to Japan and Europe, including touring with a modern dance troupe throughout France. She’s now also added photography and web design to her talents, but her greatest accomplishment has been raising her four wonderful kids, who have already been bitten by the travel bug.
Liz Laing

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