Kawaii Monster Cafe かわいいモンスターカフェ

Kawaii Monster Cafe かわいいモンスターカフェ

The Kawaii Monster Cafe is a popular restaurant in Harajuku. We tried to go for lunch but the line continued to the stairs so we decided to go for dinner and there happened to be no line. The restaurant likes to pair creepy with cute and depending on the day and time— sexy.  Like Alice's [...]

Cookie Time Cookie Bar

Cookie Time Cookie Bar

Cookie time is a shop that specializes in...cookies. It's in the name. They're originally from New Zealand and have been branching out to share their cookies. They deliver cookies all over the world but only currently have two cookie bars, one in Harajuku, the other in Queenstown. My friend and I ended up going for [...]

Chiles Mexican Grill

Chiles Mexican Grill

Chiles Mexican Grill is a small shop in Harajuku off the busyness of Takeshita street. They offer a variety of Mexican food like burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, tacos, burrito bowls and nachos. The staff speaks Spanish, English, and Japanese. I mostly just wanted guacamole and horchata so I scoured the menu for anything that would come with [...]

Ayam-ya 鳥そば

Ayam-ya 鳥そば

On a very rainy evening I met a friend for dinner at Ayam-ya. Ayam-ya is a Halal certified ramen restaurant. They offer several different types of ramen made with chicken with chicken meat and chicken broth. There are two floors for seating, the majority of which is upstairs. You order your food via a machine [...]

Sailor Moon Store

Sailor Moon Store

Japan is the home of some amazing pop-up shops and cafes. Some of them are insane, with reservation only that if you're not fast enough you'll never get the chance to try before they close. Which makes the permanent Sailor Moon store less stressful.  Located in the half basement of Laforet in Harajuku are two [...]

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Located about an equal distance from Omote-sando station and Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) station is the Dominique Ansel Bakery. A cafe/bakery in Tokyo that serves some pretty interesting and unique sweets. It's also insanely popular and thus usually pretty packed. As soon as you arrive grab yourself a seat and then get in line for food. Dominique [...]

Mr. Farmer

Mr. Farmer

Mr. Farmer is a restaurant available in a couple different areas of Japan. The one I went to was somewhat close to Harajuku but thankfully not near the crowds. Mr. Farmer specializes in vegetables. They offer sandwiches, salads and soups as well as healthy drinks. I ordered the chicken avocado sandwich and green cleanse. It [...]