Number A is a cool hip cafe located in the alleys of Omotesando. It has a pretty diverse crowd and it was a nice chill place where you could sit down for hours and they don’t mind it.
The best thing about this cafe is they serve lunch from 11:30 to 17:00. You could come here for a late lunch and still get a great lunch deal, which is a bit unusual in Tokyo. The food is not bad either. The pasta was ‘Spaghettini cream sauce with corned beef, mushroom and cabbage’ + soup + drink for 1000yen. The savory pancakes were ‘Cheddar cheese + spinach’ with a soup and drink for 1100yen. For this open space, ambiance, food quality, and price, what a deal. We saw many people just having a beer while chit chatting to pass the time as well.
If you’re looking for a slightly hidden spot with a cool vibe to hang out at, check this place out.
Address // 3-12-2, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6427-4038
Website // http://www.theroundtable.jp/number_a.html
I’ve been searching for a good Vietnamese Restaurant recently without too much luck. Then a few readers recommended me some places to check out (Thank you!) so I finally got to try one of them – and it was exactly what I was looking for. Located in a random back alley which is a little hard to find, this Vietnamese restaurant is filled with a diverse crowd of people and it was constantly filled with customers. I’ve visited both during the weekday and weekend and I’d have to say it’s pretty solid.
On the weekend, they have 2 lunch sets to choose from or you can also order items from their menu a la carte.
[ A set ] Spring roll, fried spring roll, salad of your choice, main dish of your choice, and a dessert for 1480yen.
[ B set ] Spring roll, fried spring roll, salad of your choice, sauteed dish of your choice, main dish of your choice, and a dessert for 1980yen.
On the weekdays, their lunch sets are all 850yen. You choose a main dish of your choice out of 3 options. I surprisingly couldn’t finish my lunch set because of the size of their generous portions! The last photo pictured above is from the weekday lunch.
They are very generous with their portions and the food is tasty & authentic. So far the chicken pho is my favorite.
Address // 1-19-17, Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3365-0107
Website // n/a
Happy 200th post!
So excited that my simple pleasure in life, eating and taking pictures, has already helped me to produce 200 posts. This site started simply as a hobby but I’ve noticed that there are many people who share my passion and I hope my site has provided some inspiration, happiness, and a taste of Tokyo dining for you.
I have to say it’s been quite a ride blogging thus far and a few exciting opportunities have come along the way. I am honored and excited to share that I am going to be a part of a French film documentary(!!) related to pastries around the world and I will blog about this experience in the near future (very small part). Some of my photography have made it to travel guide books, other websites, and most importantly, it’s been really exciting to have more readers and fans as I continue to blog. Just wanted to say a big Thank You! to all my readers/fans. I really appreciate it and enjoy all your emails and comments :)
I don’t usually share my professional work here but above are a glimpse of an engagement session I did in Shibuya a few weeks ago of an adorable Japanese/Italian couple♡ Since I constantly get the same question of what camera I use, I’d like to let you know that most of the photos you see on my blog have been shot with the Canon S100. It’s an awesome point & shoot camera and I’ve recommended it to quite a few friends who all love it (FYI: there’s a newer version out now – the S110). When I do have my DSLR with me, I shoot with the Canon 5DmarkII with a variety of lenses. I don’t usually like to bust out my heavy/large DSLR when I dine because I look like a paparazzi… but I have been carrying it around with me more frequently.
And last but not least, the cafe pictured above is called “Daylight Kitchen”. We only had tea + treats so I can’t quite give my input on the food yet but it’s definitely my kind of cafe ambiance ;) Felt like an oasis in the middle of this super busy city.
Hope you all are enjoying the summer time and thanks again for following me on Tokyoeats!
Found a lovely cozy curry house that serves authentic Indian-style curry. The place is tiny and only seats 8 guests at a time. All the details like the chairs, menus, and drink coasters have a nice handmade touch and the place is adorably decorated. Although the service was slow, many people happily waited in line. We ended up waiting about 30min outside and another 30 min inside before we actually received our food.
This place seems to be run by a husband and wife team and most of the regulars already know that the service is slow so they bring a book with them or kill time with their smartphones while they patiently wait for their food. We ordered the Lunch Set for 1230yen which includes 2 different types of curry. We went with the Chicken and vegetable. The portions are rather small but this place really knows how to make tasty Indian-style curry and you can tell that the owners really put a lot of love into their food. Everything was delicious and I already want to go back. Seems like the owners really love India and often travel there. The restaurant is frequently closed so make sure you check when they are open on their website if you decide to visit. They also have a take-out section (make sure you call in advance if you plan to use it).
Address // 2-6-14, Shinmachi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 080-4248-7720
Website // http://www.sunanomisaki.com
Currently snacking on these adorable donuts from floresta donuts. Came across froggy and piggy this time♡ These soy donuts have really become one of my favorite treats lately.
Hope everyone is having a lovely day :)