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Angkor Wat
Price: ¥2000. Wine: 2500
Just south of Shinjuku, this Cambodian restaurant’s broad menu of delicious dishes, such as beef chilli curry and tangy shredded chicken salad means that it has enjoyed a bustling trade for over 20 years. The pumpkin cake and coconut ice cream is a must. If the Japanese-only menu is too overwhelming, a range of set meals are offered, starting from ¥1000. Colourful travel posters and cheerful Cambodian staff liven up the no-frills atmosphere.
Juken Building 1F, 1–38–13 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Tel: (03) 3370 3019. Fax: (03) 3379 0306.
Heiroku Sushi
Price: From ¥120.Beer : ¥600
A well known landmark in the Omotesando fashion district, this bright and airy chain sushi restaurant is simple and exciting – customers take whatever and as much as they want and pay when finished according to their number of empty plates. A steady stream of customers ensures that the sushi, varying from tuna belly and salmon to sea urchin, is always fresh. Crab mayonnaise, egg and cucumber rolls are also offered for more timid pallets. Pickled garlic and hot green tea are offered for free.
5–8–5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tel: (03) 3498 3968.
Web site: www.heiroku.com (Japanese only)
Nanbantei Yakitori
Price: ¥3000. Wine: ¥2500
The idea of yakitori (grilled chicken pieces served on skewers) is extended to various other meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables at this well known traditional-style restaurant in busy Shibuya. Specialties offered include beef grilled in a delicious miso sauce (nanban-yaki), and pork and asparagus rolls (aspara-maki). The counter chairs allow diners to watch as their orders are being prepared. Nanbantei has branches in Roppongi and throughout Tokyo. Set menus start at ¥3500.
Iwamoto Building 2F, 1–22–7 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku
Tel: (03) 3461 2913. Fax: (03) 3461 2913.
Web site: http://gnavi.joy.ne.jp/gn/en/G041701h.htm

Branch: 4–5–6 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Mominoki House
Price: ¥3000. Wine: ¥2500
This Harajuku ‘food concept house’ is sometimes billed as vegan, and offers healthy, organic dishes, such as grilled tofu burgers or spinach and white radish salad, among a menu also featuring meat and fish. However, it is a welcome find for vegetarians and Paul McCartney is rumoured to have stopped by. The ambience is relaxed and youthful, with a range of seating on several levels.
You Building 1F, 2–18–5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tel: (03) 3405 9144.
World Buffet L’Etoile Price: ¥5200. Wine: ¥4000
Among a host of restaurants in Shimbashi’s Dai Ichi Hotel, L’Etoile serves sumptuous ‘all you can eat’ lunch and dinner buffets of dishes from around the world, served in a relaxing conservatory-style atmosphere. Everything from sushi and dim sum to smoked salmon roulade, 3 cheese ravioli and a wide variety of cakes, ice cream and sherbets, the huge selection ensures guests leave satisfied. The all-inclusive price, slightly more expensive on weekends and holidays, is discounted for children.
Dai Ichi Hotel Tokyo, 1–2–6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tel: (03) 3501 4411.
Email: info@daiichihotel-tokyo.com
Web site: www.daiichihotel-tokyo.com/english/topframe.htm