Japanese food is as much an art and philosophy as a set of flavors. In this chapter, we're going to go over some of the major features of the Tokyo food scene. Instead of a list of restaurants, this chapter will be an overview of the major dishes, formats, styles, and approaches to eating in Tokyo. It's meant to give you the perspective and tools you need to choose the spots you want to go and then actually get into a seat and order a meal. We hope you will enjoy learning how to do food in Tokyo!