Happy Belated New Year!
Hope everyone is doing well. Apologies for the lack of updates but I’m finally posting a yummy traditional Japanese place located inside of Roppongi Midtown.
Famous for their Tsukemono (pickles) from Nagoya, this restaurant serves seasonal fish with simple healthy options that most Japanese people would like to eat as an everyday meal. The fish is cooked perfectly and the sides are also great. It’s pretty awesome how you can get a healthy traditional meal in Roppongi Midtown. Check it out if you’re in the area.
Address // Midtown Glaleria B1F, 9-7-3, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5413-0335
Website // http://www.suzunami.co.jp/
Yummy curry with egg that literally melts in your mouth!
Please note: This is a cafe located in Naoshima, in Kagawa-prefecture.
This cozy retro curry house located in a hidden home in Naoshima. The cafe is an old home that is transformed into a modern/retro/cool Japanese style cafe. The curry is delicious. Do you see that egg?! I highly recommend you ordering that one if you get a chance to dine here.
Pictured above are 3 different types of curry:
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Tomato Sauce Curry” 780yen
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Curry with Coconut” 780yen
– “Curry with Coconut and Rice” 780yen
We also added the ‘Lunch Set B’ deal (only available during 11:30am – 3pm) for an extra 520yen which comes with a potato salad, drink or beer, and dessert. (You can add 200yen more to make it into a glass of wine).
Dine here for a cozy awesome Naoshima lunch experience :)
Closed // Tuesday
Lunch Hours // 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner Hours // 5:30 – 9pm
Address // 1167, Nakaoku, Honmura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 087-892-3887
Website // n/a
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
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
Yakitori Akira is not your traditional Yakitori with skewers. It’s more of a “Chicken Cuisine” and it’s a place where you can eat raw chicken (aka chicken sashimi). Located in Nakameguro by the river, this smokey chicken house is quite happening (only open for dinner) and it gets quite loud. Seating is on the floor so for those of you who are not used to sitting on zabuton you may find it a little difficult to dine for a few hours.
This was actually my first time eating raw chicken and I personally didn’t like it that much. But for those of you who enjoy it or would like to try raw chicken, they have a fresh selection so you may like it more than I did. We ordered the 3800yen course and it was quite filling. They also have a grill that you cook your chicken and veggies on which is called a shichirin(七輪) and it gives this beautiful smokey flavor to the chicken which was good.
My favorite part was the tamagokake-gohan, which you basically swirl your raw egg onto your rice with a little bit of soy sauce and it’s delicious. (Tamagokake-gohan is an old school way to eat rice and it brings back memories of my childhood.) The course ended with matcha green tea ice cream and overall it was a nice experience but since I’m not that into raw chicken, unfortunately it wasn’t one of my favorite places. If you’d like to try raw chicken though, this is definitely the place to go. Also, during cherry blossom season, this restaurant gets quite packed as they have a beautiful view along the river.
Address // Riverside Terrace 106, 1-10-23, Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (map)
Phone Number // 03-3793-0051
Website // n/a