This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayama is joined in studio by chef and entrepreneur Makoto Suzuki, owner of several restaurants in Brooklyn, including Bozu, Samurai Mama, Momo Sushi Shack, The Brooklyn Ball Factory, and Samurai Papa. Suzuki talks about how he struggled to open his first restaurant in the not-yet-cool Williamsburg 13 years ago and how he keeps his restaurants staying popular for years.

 

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Masa Urushido’s favorite bars in Tokyo:
* Bar Trench (in Ebisu)
* Fugulen (in Shibuya)
* Tableaux Lounge – cocktail & cigar bar (in Daikanyama)