{  Nakaoku 中奥  }

Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥

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

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{  Rapoppo — らぽっぽ  }

Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ

Sweet Potato lovers dream shop, Rapoppo (らぽっぽ) is located in many train stations and depachikas through out Japan such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Tokyo Skytree town, Shibuya. I am very much a sweet potato person and this place sells yummy treats that satisfy my cravings.

They are most famous for their “Baked Potato Apple Pie” (焼きたてポテトアップルパイ) for 820yen and you can also get the Mini version for 525yen.

I also like their danish bars (おいもやさんのこだわりデイニッシュバー) which are 162yen each. It’s like a crossiant sugar sweet potato stick!

They also have different pies and treats during different seasons so you may see some that are different every time you visit their shop. Give it a try if you are into sweet potatoes!

PS: Another one of my sweet potato favs is this place.

Shop Locations // http://www.shirohato.com/shop/list_1.html#1
Website // http://www.shirohato.com/rapoppo/index.htm

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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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{  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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{  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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