Akitaya Toriyaki, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

If you don’t go out of your comfort zone every now and then when you travel you are possibly missing out.

On a rainy Friday evening in Tokyo in the Hamamatsucho area I pulled up a map looking for yakitori and there was one with pretty good review less than 100 metres away.

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Pongala Curry, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

Pongala Curry is a small chain of Sri Lankan curry restaurants – 2 in Tokyo and one in Osaka. The one I visited in Tokyo is in the north Ark Hills building next to the InterContinental hotel.

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Craft Meat, Tokyo, Japan

There’s two things I like when I travel – beer and meat. Today’s lunch at Craft Meat in Shibaura would satisfy both.

In the morning I’d headed upto Asakusa for a quick look around and jumped on the ferry service to Hinode Pier. From Hinode Pier it was a nice walk to Craft Meat getting there just before 1pm.

Their catchphrase is “No Meat, No Life” – I agree!

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Toritetsu, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

After a couple of beers at the 82 Ale House I’d headed out looking for dinner which proved to be harder than I thought it would be on a Wednesday evening in autumn.

After a couple of tries I found Toritetsu, a yakitori restaurant, near Akasaka subway station and headed in.

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