Tokyo is the greatest food city on the planet. I’ve been eating, and writing, my way through Tokyo for more than 15 years now; first as a writer for the now sadly defunct Tokyo Q website, then as a restaurant reviewer for the Asahi Shimbun. I’ve worked on a few guidebooks—two fine Tokyo Q guidebooks, the Time Out Shortlist Tokyo guidebook, and all editions of the new Miele Guidebook. I wrote about food and Tokyo for several years in the IHT/Asahi Shimbun, and wrote restaurant reviews for many years, or perhaps still do write, for Metropolis magazine. I published a lengthy piece in the South China Morning Post magazine on Tokyo restaurants. This blog, Tokyofoodlife, was also chosen by The Wall Street Journal: Digital Network to be part of their Asian blog feature. I was also once interviewed by the Wall Street Journal Asia about the state of Tokyo restaurants after the March earthquake and nuclear disaster. Now much of my writing is for The Japan Times, in which I’m a regular contributor. I’ve also recently been chosen by the LUXE City Guides to be the Tokyo Resident Editor for Restaurants & Bars. There’s so much going on in this amazing city, that I want to share it with you in this blog. Enjoy your Tokyo food life.
p.s. With the recent blog kick back thing in the news, I’d like to say that all my blogs are written without any kind of compensation at all. No kick backs. No free meals.
I write about these places and things because I love them. And I hope you will too.