本とさや (Hontosaya)

A literal “alleyway” find, Hontosaya seems to be quite a popular joint for locals, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any foreigners/tourists here! Not to mention the extent of their ‘english menu’ is basically sticky-notes with basic translations of each cut stuck onto their original menu. Surprisingly larger inside than you would expect (with 2 […]

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Tonkatsu Maisen

Happened upon this place when exploring around our hotel in Shibuya, and ended up going back another 2 times during the same trip! Tonkatsu is one of my favourite dishes and Tonkatsu Maisen’s dishes are mouth-wateringly delicious. Most tonkatsu look more or less the same, however I did go with a kurobuta (black pork) hire […]

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Three Broomsticks (Universal Studios Osaka)

Located inside Universal Studio Osaka’s Harry Potter world Hogsmeade Village, Three Broomsticks is an iconic restaurant/pub from the series where students would go to spend their weekends. Like the entire area, both the exterior and interior designs are as close to your imagination (and the movies) as it can get. The inside of the restaurant […]

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Cafe Mugiwara

A One Piece themed restaurant located near the entrance to Tokyo Tower, Cafe Mugiwara lets you step into the world of One Piece for your meal. Inside the cafe, it’s decorated with bits and pieces of stuff from the show such as Chopper’s medical bag, One Piece manga (which you can bring to your table […]

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Tsurutontan

Recommended by a local friend, went to try this classy Udon restaurant in Roppongi. The interior is spacious and relaxing, even when it’s bursting with customers. I never felt rushed both times I visited and the atmosphere was really great to just enjoy the food and chat with friends. On our first visit, I decided […]

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Shin Udon

Read about this place online because I love udon/soba and wanted to find someplace that came highly recommended to try. It was a bit hard to find the exact place but I followed the directions (and you can also check the map below) and found it without much trouble. It helps that there was a […]

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Rikuro Ojisan no Mise

Something I’ve been meaning to try for awhile but never had the chance to until recently were these fluffy cheesecakes that are quite famous especially on social media. The cakes are made fresh every day and if you get there early you definitely know they’re fresh and still hot. If you plan on buying a […]

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