{  24/7 Restaurant  }

24/7 Restaurant
24/7 Restaurant
24/7 Restaurant
24/7 Restaurant

24/7 Restaurant is a great family friendly cafe located in Minato Mirai. I heard a lot about how popular this place is amongst moms before visiting but once we got there, it was clear that literally every group dining here had a young child or a baby.

The place is decorated beautifully and although it’s very kid friendly, it still has a sophisticated and stylish touch to it. Can you believe their high chairs are the Stokke high chair?? fancy.

The best part of their lunch is that all the meals include a drink bar (that is all-you-can-drink) and all-you-can-eat bread. It was amazing. I got up so many times to refill or get a different drink and kept getting unlimited freshly baked bread. mmm Not to mention the food was also pretty good. The kabocha lasagna (1300yen) was delicious and filling. The breads were surprisingly all very good too.

If you are looking for a family friendly option in Minato Mirai, I highly recommend this cafe/restaurant. This place seems to always have long lines so prepare to wait in line or come right when it opens.

Hours // 11:00am – 11:00pm

Address // Queen’s Square 2F, 2-3-8, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-222-6522
Website // http://commercial-art.net/wp/tokyo/247restaurant/

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{  Wara Cafe 和良自由が丘工房  }

Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe

Located in Jiyugaoka, this bakery cafe has a soup or salad and all you can eat bread lunch set that women especially seem to love, so I had to go check it out. Their all you can eat bread is made from rice, komeko bread (米粉パン), which is currently a trend in Japan and they recommend heating it in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds before you eat to have a very mochi mochi texture and I have to say the bread was delicious!

I got the B set which came with the simple veggie soup with lots of fresh veggies (surprisingly filling), quiche (which was nothing special), all you can eat bread (so good!), and a drink of your choice for 1200yen. The other soup in this photo is the A set which was pretty much the same as B set except it had the potage soup instead of the veggie soup which was also yummy for 1200yen.

The cafe is located on the 2nd floor and there’s a small bakery on the first floor right when you walk in so if you want to just buy the breads instead of dinning here, you can do that too. Check it out if you are close by.

Closed // Mondays
Lunch Hours // 11am-4:30pm (weekends and holidays closes at 3:30pm)
Dinner Hours // 6pm-10pm

Address // 1-26-9 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5731-1147
Website // http://www.waratokyo.jp/shop.html

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{  Suzunami — 鈴波  }

Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波

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/

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{  Oriental Lounge  }

Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

High Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo’s Oriental Lounge is definitely a special experience and I highly recommend it for a special occasion. Since the lounge is located on the 38th floor, you get an amazing view of Tokyo if it’s a clear day (it was unfortunately raining on the day we went so the view was not that great.)

The High Tea is around 5000yen per person and the pastries, desserts and teas are all exquisite. The best part is the teas and scones are all you can drink/eat so if you’re still hungry, get more! Eat the scone while it’s warm :)

If you are looking for a nice date spot or want to splurge a little and treat yourself, I highly recommend this place.

Address // Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo 38F,
2-1-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3270-8188
Website // http://www.mandarinoriental.co.jp/tokyo/dining/lounge/

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{  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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