By Arezki Beloucif, the Parisian jazz vocalist who manifested his love for Japan into making the sprawling, organic and enchanting city of Tokyo his new home.
Edited by Holly Stark
Tokyo has an incredible food culture; better than New York and Paris put together. The Tokyo food scene has it all, from traditional Japanese grub to global cuisine, cheap and fast meals to fancy Michelin star restaurants. The Japanese believe food and its preparation to be a work of art, and it’s easily recognisable when tasting your way through city’s great food and smooth Ebisu beer. The Japanese capital is brimming with local ingredients, flavours and spices and every plate is freshly prepared. Ebisu, an area with a chilled vibe, known for Yebisu Garden Place (a complex for shopping and dining) and the Ebisu food alley, is thriving with ramen, noodles and grilled beef stops, making the area one of the best places to eat in Tokyo. The neighbourhood is a residential haven, away from the chaos of busy Tokyo streets. With a good vibe, good food and some of the best places to eat in Ebisu, the district is a real Tokyo hidden gem.