Shibuya Chinese Choraku 渋谷 兆楽

Location: 東京都 渋谷区 宇田川町 31-5 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Udakawa-cho 31-5 Comments: Simple, cheap, and quick like any good Chinese food, but with distinct Japanese flavors and options Sits amongst the crazy and chaotic inner streets of Shibuya (Near Tokyu Hands) Got a “Katayakisoba” which is fried ramen noodles stir-fried with vegetables, meat, and covered in thick gravy […]

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やまきた 蕎麦 Yamakita Soba

Location: 東京都 目黒区 目黒 1-5-16 経研第2ビル B1F Tokyo-to, Meguro-ku, Meguro 1-5-16 Comments: Soba, tempura soba, and the usual dipping buckwheat noodles are here but the real delight was tsuke curry soba Broth is curry mixed with soba water making it a nice mixture of savory and light. Tucked away in the corners of Meguro Lunch: […]

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En Ginza えん 銀座

Location: 104-0061 tokyo-to, chuo-Ku, Ginza 3-7-3, Ginza Omni Building B1 〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座3丁目7−3, 銀座 オーミビル B1F Comments: This is a place you’d take your foreign friends who want that “Japanese atmosphere” for dinner but not have to pay an arm and a leg in Ginza Decor is nicely Japanese but isn’t uncomfortable Food is everything a […]

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Fujishiro Meguro Ramen 

Fujishiro Meguro Ramen 麺屋 藤しろ Location: 東京都 品川区 上大崎 2-27-1 サンフェリスタ目黒 Tokyo-to, Shinagawa-Ku, Kamiosaki 2-27-1 Sunfelista Meguro Comments One of my favorite ramen places in Meguro. Probably the best balanced Chicken based broth that has savory rich flavor like tonkotsu but won’t leave you feeling gross 850 Yen for two egg, one slice of chasu […]

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Best Puffer Fish Under $60!

Quick Points: Price: For under $60 you can experience what all the fuss is about Puffer Fish and get a bit of the cultural Japanese experience (usually starting price is around $100) The REAL “Chicken of the Sea”: Puffer Fish tastes like a combination of really tender, juicy chicken thigh with a mixture of soft, delicate white […]

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Bariki Yakitori Shinbashi 馬力

Eating Where the Locals Eat I wanted to go to a local place. Sure, there’s plenty of amazing food to eat here in Tokyo but when you start LIVING here, it’s not always about the food. It’s the atmosphere, the people, the history. Some of you visiting Japan might want to experience this type of local feel but […]

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