• Kikunoi An elegant procession of seasonal dishes unfolds at Kyoto's top kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) restaurant.
  • Kyūbey The omakase (chef's tasting menu) sushi experience at a classic Tokyo sushi counter.
  • Inua Tokyo's hottest table, from Noma-alum Thomas Frebel, with all the foraging and farm-to-table goodness you'd expect.
  • Menya Saimi Ramen doesn't get any better than the perfectly balanced bowls at this acclaimed Sapporo shop.
  • Wanaka Honten Osaka's famous street food, tako-yaki (octopus dumplings), raised to high art (but not high price).