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Country Snapshot: Japanese Hotel Market to Grow by 18,000 Rooms [Infographic]

According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, Japan will experience steady growth in the coming years, fueled by expansion to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Our researchers report that 72 hotels with 17,730 rooms are currently in the works across Japan. We take a closer look at the country’s development slate and highlight some projects that are […]

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Japanese park English dog poop warning doesn’t mince words 【Why is Engrish happening?】

kanji oddity leads to some harsh language in reminder to pet owners. Like many people, since the start of the pandemic, I have spent a lot more time walking around my neighborhood than before. When you feel locked in the house but still trying to avoid the crowds, Japan’s often congested trains and subways are […]

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At London’s Theatrical Beaverbrook Town House, the cocktail bar and Japanese restaurant steal the show

An old 18th-century London haunt isn’t where you might expect to find cutting-edge omakase, but that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Chelsea’s brand new Beaverbrook Town House. The boutique hotel, which marks the second outpost of the Beaverbrook brand (and its first in London), includes two stately Georgian townhouses that were originally commissioned by […]

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At London’s Theatrical Beaverbrook Town House, the cocktail bar and Japanese restaurant steal the show

An old 18th-century London haunt isn’t where you might expect to find cutting-edge omakase, but that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Chelsea’s brand new Beaverbrook Town House. The boutique hotel, which marks the second outpost of the Beaverbrook brand (and its first in London), includes two stately Georgian townhouses that were originally commissioned by […]

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At London’s Theatrical Beaverbrook Town House, the cocktail bar and Japanese restaurant steal the show

An old 18th-century London haunt isn’t where you might expect to find cutting-edge omakase, but that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Chelsea’s brand new Beaverbrook Town House. The boutique hotel, which marks the second outpost of the Beaverbrook brand (and its first in London), includes two stately Georgian townhouses that were originally commissioned by […]

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Michelin-starred chefs team up for a dual-concept Japanese restaurant in The Heights

Two talented chefs are teaming up to open a new dual-concept Japanese restaurant in The Heights. Billy Kin and Brandon Silva will soon unveil Kinokawa, Houston’s newest omakase restaurant, and Tesseract, a laid-back izakaya. Kin praised Blackbird Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant in the Heights that closed last year. He opened Hidden Omakase in early 2021 […]

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Restaurants: Japanese restaurant turns Covid-19 protection into a new dining experience

Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel in Otemachi Image: Courtesy of Hoshinoya Tokyo In Tokyo, a restaurant took the idea of ​​protecting customers from covid and turned it into a real dining experience. Here, diners savor a special menu made with fermented ingredients while nestled under the soft light of a giant traditional lantern, made by an ancestral […]

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Downtown Austin Japanese Restaurant Maiko Sushi Lounge Closes

The downtown Japanese restaurant Maiko Sushi Lounge is officially closing this month. His last day of service will be Wednesday October 27. The address of 311 West Sixth Street will be demolished to make way for the construction of another high-rise mixed-use building, the BBVA Tower. The restaurant opened in 2005. New brewery to open […]

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The highly anticipated Franco-Japanese restaurant Le Fantastique opens next week in SF

After more than a year of delays related to the pandemic, the opening date is set for next week at 22 Franklin St. in Hayes Valley. The menu represents some of the things owners Robbie and Emily Wilson love the most: French wines, raw fish, and fresh bread with cultured butter. They’re hoping Le Fantastique […]

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Japanese restaurant Uchi opens occasional spin-off Uchiba in downtown Austin

Austin-based premium Japanese restaurant mini-chain Uchi is opening a second location of its more casual Uchiba spin-off in the city. It is slated to open at 601 West Second Street in downtown Austin in fall 2022. Like Dallas’ original restaurant and bar, the Austin Uchiba will serve yakitori and other smaller bites, which could likely […]