A lovely local Italian restaurant with a homey vibe outside of Tokyo.
Get welcomed and seated to this popular sushi shop by a robot.
Souffle pancakes make the best second-breakfast.
A cafe specializing in shaved ice but that also makes pretty good french toast.
I met my friend for dinner at Shibuya Mark City which is accessible from Shibuya station. We went to a Tonkatsu chain she was fond of called Tonkatsu Kazuyuki とんかつ 和幸. I ordered a pork cutlet which comes with free refills of salad and miso soup.I also got a side of pumpkin tempura and their seasonal [...]
Ginza West is a company with a couple different stores that sell a variety of treats. This one is known for it's tea room that serves giant pancakes. Opening at 11am the tea room has 52 available seats inside along with a terrace with about 16 seats. I mention this because it can get crowded [...]
When I was visiting Tokyo my friend made sure to let me know of all the cheaper places to eat, and one of them was a cafeteria style udon shop. I ordered their Oroshi-syou-yu which is soy sauce udon in a cold small size for 200 yen with the addition of a tempura sweet potato. [...]
Ootoya is a Japanese chain my friend loves and suggested for dessert after our dinner at Keika Ramen. It was in the basement which wasn't fun to lug my suitcase down and it was somewhat crowded making it difficult to find a good spot to store it. We ended up putting it between us at [...]
After spending the afternoon with Emily I retrieved my suitcase from it's locker and lugged it to Shibuya to sit near Hachikō and wait for my friend Ezzy to get off work. I didn't have to wait too long and soon we were off in search of ramen, she'd received a list of suggestions from her [...]
I went back to Tokyo for summer vacation (again). After I finished this year's summer camp I left for about a week in Tokyo. I figured a week would be plenty of time to redeem Tokyo from the disaster it was last year plus there were several friends I could catch up with. I also expected to [...]