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Every year, we pick ten of the city's most exciting, memorable and revolutionary restaurants, and nominate them for the Love Tokyo Awards. Together with invited experts from the global Time Out network, our team of food critics will revisit these restaurants – anonymously, and we pay for our meals – to crown a winner amongst these shortlisted restaurants.
It's a varied selection this year. The best restaurant nominees range from a local tendon restaurant where long queues are expected every day to a high-end sushi establishment which forges a deep relationship with the fishermen. These's also a ramen joint which makes soup from sea bream rather than the usual pork bones, a yakitori restaurant where you can pair skewered chicken with natural wines, a seafood institution specialising in crab, and more. So really, you should eat your way through this list.
To check out the other categories of Love Tokyo Awards 2017, click here.