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Saturday, January 20, 2018

NISHI AZABU: Pizza-La for their 20% off Take-Out but not as generous as Domino's buy 1 get 1 free.

I think Domino dominates the Japan market because they have the best but one get one free take-out and often have 50% off sales.  Plus their TV commercial presence incredibly frequent compared to any competitor... guess sales must be strong.

Went for the most basic 1,000 yen small Margherita cheese pizza. 

Small in Japan is rather tiny...

Extra Virgin Oil.. never seen this at Dominos.

What most stood out was all the cheese!  Domino's pizza is very sporadic with cheese normally only covering half the pizza surface.  Definitely A+ for cheese generosity.  To order in English check here:

Oh and this was the spot I saw the stunning Porsche GT3... lots of exotics in this expat wealthy neighborhood.
If you need an alternative to Dominos or Pizza Hut why not give Pizza-La a try?

Restaurant: Pizza-La Roppongi Branch
Address J:  東京都港区西麻布1-13-6
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 1-13-6

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EBISU: Kuishinbo Steak Franchise... for quick in and out meat lovers.

Lunch after a meeting with clients even with all the great choices in Ebisu we somehow ended up at this steak franchise... oh well.  There is one near my office thats a bit dated. 

Colleague recommended the 140 gram Original Steak for 1,050 yen.  You can select from a range of sauce toppings but stuck with the recommended garlic butter sauce. 

Shoulder to shoulder during the whole lunch stay.  Mostly salarymen here.

Not too shabby... Cuts of steak arrive on a heated metal pan.  Corn, green veggies and bean sprouts included.  You can order extra rice for free I think. 

The view from our window seating...

Overall if you like meat and limited on time this is a solid option.  Most everything is pictured so just point and order.

Restaurant: Kuishinbo Ebisu Branch
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿南1-2-12 INOビル 2F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu Minami 1-2-12

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NISHI AZABU: All Orders Burger joint... the burgers got Delicious! Steak Chunks Yum!

I was here in 2015 and even though I pass by this area in Nishi Azabu often I never bothered to go back.

But I skipped lunch at work and my belly couldnt hold out much longer.

Dinner prices are very reasonable for hamburger joints.  Normally they can head north to 2,000 yen.  Got the Chili Beans Cheese Burger

Beer a bit pricey but went for the Carlsberg Chu-Joki (Medium Beer)

To my surprise this burger looked good... Super melty cheese but the chili was a bit soupy so it wasn't much of a topping.

A few bites and I noticed chunks of steak in the burger!  So good!  They really upped their game.  Totally reminded me of Viva La Burger in Nerima.

My favorite part of juicy wet burgers is the very last bite when the bun soaks up all the flavor.

Other than one take our order I was the only one here at 8pm... nice and quiet.

If you need a break from Ramen in Nishi Azabu try here!

And then on this night I spotted this... Looked like a Honda S2000 and a bit like a Porsche front.  But it was a Lotus without a front windshield in the dead of Tokyo winter.  Pretty cool.

Restaurant: ALL ORDERS
Address J: 東京都港区西麻布3-24-23 八星ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 3-24-23

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