WHEN you're used to new restaurants fitting a certain template that includes concept- driven menus, designer aesthetics and all-round hipster vibe, Tanoshii throws you for a loop.

SHIBUYA IS NOTHING if not for its coordinated chaos (coordinated to locals but mayhem to us), with its jungle of steel, concrete and neon lights that spell a metropolis on steroids.

THERE'S no question that the dining scene in Tokyo is beyond comprehensive, to the point that there is just too much variety to choose from. It's hard to get a bad meal in Japan in general, but...