{  Oreno Kappou — 俺の割烹  }

Oreno Kappou -- 俺の割烹
Oreno Kappou -- 俺の割烹
Oreno Kappou -- 俺の割烹
Oreno Kappou -- 俺の割烹
Oreno Kappou -- 俺の割烹

In case you haven’t seen my post on Oreno Italian Jazz, I recommend reading it before checking this post out.

The Oreno group has been super popular in Tokyo with their affordable restaurants which provide unbelievable prices for what you get. Each Oreno series restaurant has chefs from famous hotels in charge and the only reason they can provide incredible prices is because most of the dining area is standing room only plus they only let you stay for two hours max.

I loved Oreno Italian and this is another great Oreno restaurant that specializes in Japanese food. Because the portions are a little smaller, you might eat a little more than the Italian Jazz but it’s still a great deal. Pictured above are:

- Mizudashi Gyokuro (水出し玉露) 1200yen
- Wagyu Sukiyakinabe (和牛すきやき鍋) 499yen
- Ebi Tenpura (海老天婦羅) x3 1280yen
- Carpaccio 780yen
- Renko Tai Sanshoyaki (レンコ鯛山椒焼き) 780yen
- Ageebishinjyou (揚げ海老シンジョウ) 480yen
- Daikon 480yen
- Nanbanzuke (南蛮漬け) 480yen
- Sabasushi (鯖寿司) 680yen
- Hojicha Pudding (ほうじ茶プリン) 280yen

There’s a 300yen music charge per guest since they have a live singer perform which I think is totally worth it. If you are near Shinbashi/Ginza and have time to wait in line, definitely check this place out! For tips on how to get a table, read my Oreno Italian Post.

Hours // Monday-Saturday: 3 – 11pm, Sunday: 3 – 10:30pm

Address // 8-8-17, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6280-6948
Website // http://goo.gl/yo9Xeq

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{  Yakitori Torigen — 鳥元  }

Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元
Yakitori Torigen -- 鳥元

This Yakitori place in Yokohama is only open for dinner time. Yakitori Torigen is located about 3 min walking distance from Yokohama Station Nishiguchi exit (West exit) on the B1 floor. The place gets quite packed for dinner time as they are famous for their generous portion of yakitori which is both good and affordable.

As you can see, we had quite a variety of yakitori which were all yummy. They even had Toriwasa (715yen) – the chicken sashimi, which was pretty good as well. The menu is written in Japanese but has a few photos of their popular items which you can point to.

If you happen to be by Yokohama station or if you are looking for a decent yakitori spot in Yokohama, check this place out.

hours // 5 – 11pm

Address // B1F SG Building, 2-11-5, Tsuruya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi,
Kanagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-322-3635
Website // n/a

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{  German Newspaper  }

German Newspaper

I was recently quoted in a German Newspaper, Rheinische Post (rp-online.de), talking about what I think is the trendiest food in Tokyo right now. The newspaper did a feature with other food bloggers from Sydney, London, New York, and Seoul each talking about what they think the new food trends are in their region. Click through to see what I had to say about Tokyo’s trends :) (the article is written in German)

http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/ausland/die-food-trends-der-blogger-bid-1.4620763




{  Announcing… ♡  }

It’s literally been the most rewarding as well as challenging 2+ months of our lives but I am very excited to introduce our daughter to all of you Tokyo Eats readers :) Thanks so much for all the warm wishes. We couldn’t be happier with such a blessing joining our family. Above photo is from a trip we recently took to Hawaii for a wedding as well as my daughter’s 1 week old photo.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to go out/won’t be able to go out to as many restaurants/cafe as I used to, but in the mean time, please check out my Tokyo Eats Guide Book if you haven’t already. It’s really packed with all my favorite places and I highly recommend getting a copy if you want advice on where to eat or visit in Tokyo.

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Here are just a few comments from my awesome readers :)

Hi Maki,

Thank you for writing such a cute book! I just received my copy today and love it! I especially like the “secret” spots and the day trip notes.

Thanks again!
Tina

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Maki,

I am from San Francisco, and I ordered your Tokyo Eats guide a few weeks ago. I cannot tell you how useful it has been on our trip so far. Your guide took us to restaurants we would have never known about on our own: xxx in Ginza, xxx in Ebisu, and xxx, to name a few. We are so grateful for your guide—it feels like we have the trusted advice of a friend.

Thank you so much,
Andrea

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Dear Maki

I wanted to thank you for writing such a wonderful book! My husband and I just returned from Tokyo and we were so happy that we were able to try some of the great new places we found from your guide! We often visit Tokyo and mainly stay in the Roppongi area, so your recommendations gave us some new adventures in food! We love reading your blog and thank you again for creating such a wonderful guide. We look forward to trying more of your favorite places in the future!

Aloha from Hawaii! Lynn and Derek

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Also, I just wanted to thank those of you who checked out places on my blog and kindly informed me when a restaurant/cafe went out of business. In this very competitive Tokyo food environment, it’s always hard to keep up with which ones close down so your comments have been very helpful.

Thanks again for following Tokyo Eats and hope you are all having a great day!

PS: My pinterest pin-it button wasn’t working for quite sometime but it’s now fixed.

xo,
Maki




{  Thanks Nature  }

Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature
Thanks Nature

Are you lacking some veggies? Then come here! This place is in the middle of Ebisu and Daikanyama and you can enjoy lots of different types of seasonal vegetables, herb teas, and more. As you can imagine, this place is very popular amongst women.

Pictured above are the pizza lunch set for 1100yen (the one that looks like a huge pita with salad on top with herb chicken) as well as the shrimp avocado salad pasta lunch for 1100yen. They both come with a small side soup and a drink of your choice so we chose the herb tea out of 7 different selections: Refresh, relax, detox, beauty, diet, recover, hang over, balance. They also have organic coffee, lychee tea, and darjeeling to choose from. Everything was delicious and it was hard to choose what we wanted to eat as everything looked good. Even though it’s just salad, it was filling as well.

PS: I know, funny restaurant name right? heh

Address // 2F, 1-30-14, EbisuNishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6416-5939
Website // http://thanksnaturecafe.com

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