You’re in Singapore. A friend comes over from another country to visit. You have no idea where to take them for a good meal. You visit hungrygowhere.com.
Now, you’ve moved to Japan. A friend comes over from another country to visit or maybe just another prefecture. You have no idea where to take them for a good meal. And there’s no hungrygowhere.co.jp simply because the URL itself is a pretty Singapore term. So what happens? You cry. And then from the cloud of routers and workstations, the God of Internet drops you a bible of eating places. You pick it up and the cover reads 食べログ (Tabelog). That’s where your religion begins.
食べログ is a combination of the words 食べる which means “to eat” and カタログ which means “catalog”. As its name implies, it is a catalog of eating places across Japan. I haven’t used it enough to know how comprehensive or reliable it is but do try it and let me know how things work out.
So the next time you’ve got no idea where to eat, try seeking enlightenment at 食べログ. You might just find yourself worshipping it.