Located near Omotesando, Lakan-ka offers dishes made with fresh, nutritious ingredients, including monk fruit. Taking advantage of the fruit's natural sweetness, Lakan-ka has created a menu with a wide variety of dishes, ranging from sweet pork with rice to anmitsu. Lunch sets and dinner courses showcase the versatility of monk fruit through obanzai, small home-style dishes commonly found in traditional Japanese cuisine.  The restaurant also offers its own spin on traditional British afternoon tea. During tea time, customers can order a set of delicious sweets paired with hot tea.Business hours: Lunch 11am-5pm | Tea time 2pm-5pm | Dinner 5pm-10pm Address: 3-7-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: lakan-ka.jp Tel: 03-6447-1805

Located on the first floor of RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK, Shibuya Yokocho is a stretch of 19 restaurants where Tokyoites can enjoy culinary delights from all over Japan. Its casual setting suits the various soul foods you’ll find including ramen, gyoza, yakitori and more. Also seek out special eateries such as a restaurant serving rikishi-meshi (food made by ex-sumo wrestlers) and a cozy café that becomes a vibrant karaoke bar at night. Occasionally, the alley itself turns into a party venue with guest DJs and entertainers of all kinds. Note: Alcoholic beverages are served until 8pm. Parties are limited to a maximum of four people. Business hours: 11am–9pm Address: RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK South 1F, 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: shibuya-yokocho.com

Great conversation over a banquet-style feast of Chinese, Japanese and European fusion

Kirishima Shuzo is a distillery in Miyazaki Prefecture whose first ever shochu back in 1916 was a satsuma imo (sweet potato) one made with black koji. Kirishima kept with tradition and continued this line of black koji shochu, which grew into their now nationally recognized Kuro Kirishima. At Kirishima Shuzo, they use 100 percent Japan-grown sweet potatoes, Japan-grown rice and pure Kirishima groundwater (from 100m underground). There are no hard rules on shochu drinking style – enjoy it on the rocks, mizuwari (with water), oyuwari (with hot water) or sparkling water. Best of all, shochu is a healthy choice that's low in calories and contains no purines (there are also gluten-free versions available). No wonder Kirishima’s tipples were served at the Academy Award’s Governors Ball for three straight years since 2018 – after being introduced by Wolfgang Puck. Price: Kuro Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,016 (tax incl.) Shiro Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,016 (tax incl.) Aka Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,293 (tax incl.) Website: www.kirishima-global.com/co/en/

From its original sapphire-tinted cocktails to its azure lighting, Eagle Tokyo Blue lives up to its cerulean name. This underground oasis is one of Japan's largest gay bars and is a hubbub of activity every night of the week. Weekends proffer special events with go-go dancers, drag queen shows and DJs. Address: 2-11-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: eagletokyo.com    Tel: 03-6876-8450

Located at the back of Ginza Six, Murase Cheese & Wine offers a wide selection of wines carefully selected by the owner and imported from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Oregon and Washington. Pairing the wine, you can order between cheese or cheese-based dishes as well as simple dishes put together with organic vegetables and pure ingredients. For groups of 4 or more, reservation is recommended. Address: 6-12-15 Ginza, Chuo City Website: wine-murase.com Tel: 03-3575-9100

Jackpot Ebisu welcomes anyone and everyone, from solo customers looking for hearty food and company to large parties celebrating special occasions. They have a multicultural food and drinks menu ranging from the classic Japanese lemon sour to anchovy fried potatoes. Address: 1−13−2, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku Website: jack-pot.co.jp Tel: 050-3184-4920

Oyster Shack Shimbashi combines the fun of a barbecue with the fresh taste of oysters and other seafood. You're guaranteed to feel satisfied as you can bring your own favorite drinks to pair with healthy portions of food for the grill. Address: 1-6-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku Website: jack-pot.co.jp Tel: 050-3184-3545

As the name implies, Trinity Oyster House bases its philosophy on the word trinity, bringing the restaurant, producers and customers together. They serve delicious fresh oysters and other high-quality dishes in an environment that feels like dining with friends and family at home. Address: 8-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: trinity-oyster-house.com Tel: 03-6264-6858

Address: 2F Cascade Harajuku, 1-10-37 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: spontini.jp    Tel: 03-6434-5850

Address: 2-39-5 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Website: twitter.com/mugi_hongo Tel: 03-3811-6315 ///trumped.sketches.rivers

Address: 2-48-11 Koenjiminami, Suginami-ku Tel: 03-3315-3310 ///purest.ketchup.charging