Tokyo is #1…again!

11 Apr

For the second year in a row, Food & Wine magazine voted Tokyo as the Best Food City in the World.

Japanese chefs are dictating the world’s dining trends with their fierce devotion to seasonality and respect for aesthetics.

[Food & Wine magazine]

I agree! Tokyo has more restaurants than any other city in the world…whatever you want to eat, you can find it here.
And eating out in restaurants in Tokyo is a real pleasure, because no matter which restaurant you choose…the prices are reasonable, the service is excellent (with no tipping in Japan), and the food is prepared perfectly!

The Top Five cities in the world for the best food, according to Food & Wine magazine:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Barcelona, Spain
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. London, England
  5. New York City, America

14 Responses to “Tokyo is #1…again!”

  1. Masako April 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    I love eating in Tokyo. Never had a bad meal there. Everything taste better in Japan. I also like that the price on the menu is the price you pay, and the service is great 99% of the time. I ate so much on my trip there.


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

      Yeah, we took a holiday in Florida a few years ago…and after a few days we all began to miss the food in Japan.


  2. umepontarou April 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    I agree! I know how great the food is in Japan, and I’ve been telling everyone about it 🙂
    Taste is great, so is service.


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm #


      Yeah, I guess you must miss Japan’s food, living in Australia!


  3. cuteandcurls April 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Hmm im not sure about London, England tho.


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

      London was in the Top 5 last year, as well.

      I’ve never been there so I have no idea how good the food is there.

      Have you been to London? Didn’t you like their food?


      • cuteandcurls April 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

        Ive been to London a couple of times now. I know their pub grub is the best but apart from that I dont know ..ive been to one or two restaurants or cafes and I was not one to rate some of the service we received when we were there. Going to a Pub I can guarantee good food and I suppose thats where the good ol’ traditional London food is from.


  4. heri koesnadi April 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    no tipping? all restaurant? Great..


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

      Yes, there’s no tipping done in Japan. Not just restaurants…also hotel staff, taxis, barbers, etc too.


  5. bartman905 April 11, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    I think the latest Michelin guide also had Tokyo with the most number of highly rated restaurants (3 stars) in the world.


  6. tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    BTW, last year, when Food & Wine voted Tokyo #1, I wrote a post about it here:


  7. Sir Pent April 11, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    Yeah well, Chicago STILL has the best pizza!


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2009 at 10:45 am #

      I like pizza. I’d like to try Chicago pizza.


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