ZUP Pizza Bar for Chicago’s tavern-style pizza, yoshoku “Japanese-western” food at Rumor, and brunch at cozy cafe and bar Empty Jar.
A list of some best Japanese restaurants in Shanghai that do fantastic omakase menus, ones that I frequent and keep going back for more.
High-caliber omakase lunch at Ochiyo 1710, Korean food with a contemporary twist at ZARI, and unadulterated Spanish tapas at Pirata.
Sangou is a creative high-end Japanese restaurant in Gubei, Shanghai. It’s a three-pronged concept, serving omakase, yakitori, and tempura.
Hearty winter warming dishes from seafood stew to beef bourguignon, revisiting one of my favorite yakiniku restaurants, and a festive afternoon tea.
Yunnan staple Slurp opens a casual eatery on Yanping Lu, an oden bar in the lane across The Cannery, and a French-Japanese bistro in Yongping Li.
Introducing Sakaba Malabar, a sleek restaurant and bar in Jing’an that blends Spanish tapas with Japanese cuisine alongside sakes, cocktails, and wine.
From the group behind Atelier and Taste Buds comes Atelier Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant serving yakitori and drinks in a lively, chic space in Jing’an.