This small patisserie is located very close to the Ghibli Musuem. They only have 10 seats and they serve the most deliciously perfect sweets. We tried the ‘Jardin Fraisier’ (いちごのショートケーキ) for 450yen as well as the ‘Seasonal Fruit Tart’ (季節のタルト) for 480yen. They were both made to perfection and left us wanting more… Wish they made the cake size larger…sigh*
Address // 1-14-15, Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 0422-70-6052
Website // n/a
Randy is tucked away in a corner right next to the Spanish Embassy – very close to Roppongi-Itchome station in Tokyo. The food is good and the portions are quite generous. They are best known for their “Randy Katsu Sando” (Katsu Sandwich) which has shrimp katsu, avocado, tomato, and tartar sauce for 1400yen. It’s delicious and it packs a little kick with a slightly spicy mustard sauce. The picture above shows the half salad half Randy Katsu Sando which is 1200yen. Their “Marche Salad Plate” goes for 1400yen and includes the soup of the day, bread, and salad. The Randy plate changes daily and costs 1500yen.
I saw several foreigners, a group of housewives tea-ing, salary-men, and a few couples – overall a well-rounded group of people at this cafe. I would like to sit at the outside patio on a sunny day when the spring-time comes.
Address // 1-3-37, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3568-2888
Website // www.cafe-randy.jp
DISCLAIMER: This restaurant/cafe has sadly closed on December 14, 2012 :(
If you are craving for healthy greens or just simply good vegitables, come to GREEN in Daikanyama. This sweet spot is very popular amongst women and young moms with children. Although they had a few open tables when we got there, we had to wait about 30min to get seated because the tables were reserved (be sure to make reservations if you are coming here for lunch on the weekend). I’ve also been here for dinner but didn’t have to wait to be seated at all in that case.
The colorful vegitable plate called the “4 kinds of Deli Plate Set” which lets you choose any 4 dishes from the deli display. The set comes with soup, all you can eat bread, and a drink for 1500yen. The other picture you see is the “Mozzarella and Tomato Spaghetti Set” which comes with soup, salad, and drink for 1500yen as well. The quality of their vegitables and dishes were really good and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. The ambiance is also very nice with vaulted ceilings and an open and airy feel.
Address // 2F 10-1, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3461-0276
Website // www.green-deli.com
I don’t know how, but Japan has some of the tastiest hamburgers… I’ve tried quite a few already, and they are all pretty good. This hamburger joint in Kichijyoji is called Village Vanguard – and it was so happening that the line was out the door during lunch time.
Their most popular burger is the ‘ABC Burger’, which includes avocado, bacon, and cheddar for 1100yen. The huge burger pictured above is the ‘Rockfeller’ and has pumpkin, 2 beef patties, tomato, cheese, and onion for 1480yen. The other avocado burger pictured above is the ‘Laver Burger’ which has a wasabi soysauce sauce inside for 1100yen. Everything was delicious. Definitely check this place out if you are in Kichijyoji.
PS: I still love Blacows… :)
Address // 2F 2-20-1, Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 0422-22-1003
Website // http://village-v.co.jp/diner/
Want a freshly baked melon pan? This Melon pan shop is located on the same street as the monjyayaki place I blogged about in Tsukishima. Even if you’re full after your monjyayaki, you’ll definitely want to make room for this dessert. This freshly baked melon pan is crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside! Since it is freshly baked, I recommend eating it right away! 160yen for one.
Address // 1-21-3, Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3534-0298
Website // n/a