Coda

Taking a chance on a place that was rated well on Urbanspoon, my friends and I dropped by the inconspicuous (read: hard to find) asian fusion restaurant; Coda. Following google maps, the restaurant is located in a tiny alleyway with only a very nondescript sign on the side of the building as well as on […]

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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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Shiki

Visited Shiki for my mother’s birthday. We all went with the Keyaki set, which was 8 courses. It is teppanyaki-style with about 8 seats per teppanyaki table and 1 chef per table.. Below are the few photogenic courses. The sashimi was generously portioned, as you can see how thick the slices are. The tuna and […]

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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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Ajinoya

I found this place online and didn’t realize until we reached the door that it was a Michelin-starred restaurant. Made sense given the long wait we had to go through even though we were already there just 30min after opening time. They are quite used to this and have a pretty good system in place […]

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Kawaii Monster Cafe

Saw a video about this restaurant on Facebook and thought it would be interesting enough to give it a try. You can see a short clip of us entering the restaurant here. The music was a little loud at times but the staff were lively, friendly and very accommodating; especially given most of their clientele […]

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The Modern Eatery

On Saturday, The Modern Eatery had their soft opening and therefore had everything (except desserts) on their menu at 50% off. A friend of mine who works there let us know and helped us get a booking for dinner that night. The atmosphere there was very relaxed and the food came at a nice leisurely […]

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Hakata Furyu

I’m generally not a big fan of ramen, however for the sake of letting my friend try something new, we went to a ramen place along Akihabara. Surprisingly enough, I found out later on that this was quite a popular ramen shop too. They use the vending-machine process, which is especially useful for non-Japanese-speaking customers […]

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