Born in Tokyo, I grew up in New York eating my mother’s Japanese home cooking. I moved to California about 30 years ago, where I became an avid wine collector (and home cook) and started to travel the world seeking the finest gastronomic experiences.
I reconnected with my Japanese roots as an adult and have visited Japan regularly over the last two decades. I have a natural affinity for Japanese food with a special fondness for traditional sushi.
Here are my selections for the very best Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka/Kobe have to offer.
Jumbo Hanare (Yakiniku)
Miyoshi (Wagyu Kappo)
Aca No. 1 (Spanish Fusion)
Hajime (Modern French)
Quintocanto (Italian: for value lunch only)
Ca Sento (Spanish Fusion)
Ramen Semmonnagomi (Ramen – shoyu-based chicken)