Forget chain joints and corporate-backed operations – we’re all about highlighting unique, independent places loved by the locals.
Friendly, attentive service can make a good meal great, while being treated arrogantly or dismissively will have us storming through the door in no time.
Pay more, get more? Well, sure, but not all of us can burn money at will. Value thus becomes a crucial factor in rating any restaurant, bar, café or shop.
No matter how well you score in the previous three categories, shamelessly subjective feelings are sometimes what make or break a place. Simply, did we like the atmosphere or not?
Forget mass-produced machinations – we’re all about highlighting unique, truly innovative products that excite their users.
Pay more, get more? Well, sure, but not all of us can burn money at will. Value thus becomes a crucial factor in rating any product.
In the end, it comes down to a simple question: would we buy this? Does the product feel relevant to people’s needs, and does it have the potential to make our lives better?
Chosen by the Time Out Tokyo team, the winners in these categories are our ideal representatives of Tokyo in 2016.