Up against hip, shiny new food courts like Legacy Hall in Plano and the beloved Dallas Farmers Market, Mitsuwa Marketplace shines a different light on DFW. This Japanese food court in Plano doesn't have its own brewery or double as a concert venue on the weekends. It's not open and roomy, and you can't bring your dog — but don't cast it aside. It's got variety and character, and it's a modern food court that puts Asian fare center stage. Mitsuwa's food court hosts only four stalls that serve distinct Japanese comfort foods: matcha-based desserts at Matcha Love, tonkatsu and other fried delicacies at Wateishoku Kaneda, ramen at Santouka and giant "stamina bowls" of pork belly and rice at Sutadonya. Don't skip out on the shops, like the specialty bakery that sells decadent carbohydrates like fried curry bread or the ready-to-eat counter with fresh sushi, onigiri, soba, takoyaki and rice bowls.