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Updated: April 2, 2018

Taeko Terao

Food Writer

Through hard work and a serious passion for food, Taeko Terao managed to turn her one time hobby of exploring Tokyo's ample food options into a fully-fledged career. She currently writes about restaurants and department store food markets for publications like Casa Brutus, while also producing online content on the topic of Tokyo cuisine.

As a food writer, I cover all sorts of cooking from traditional Edo fare to top foreign restaurants. I find that Tokyo has much more to offer than just old favorites like sushi and tempura—it's actually a great place to find high quality and authentic French, Italian, and northern European cuisine.



  1. Negima offers a taste of what the common folk of Edo (old Tokyo) used to eat—order the hearty nabe (hot pot) with high quality tuna and onions
  2. I like to snack on some freshly cooked tempura with a few shots of sake and some wine at the standing bar at Kikuya Azabu Juban
  3. Shabu shabu Kintan serves up some of the very best beef tongue shabu shabu. Go for the rare truffle nabe when it's on the menu
  4. Deli fu cious is anlother favorite of mine. The gourmet fish burgers are always cooked to perfection
  5. I enjoy the mix of French cuisine made with Japanese precision at Simplicite

Visit Tokyo > Places The Locals GoDiscover Tokyo from different angles by locals in the know > From classic Edo delicacies to cutting edge Tokyo cuisine