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Friday, November 16, 2018

ROPPONGI: Outback Steakhouse for drinks! Well... too many drinks! Bloke Beer was huge...

My University of Hawaii grad school classmate banker Truc was back in town and that meant I will not only be drinking beers but champagne and wine... 

Bloke!  What size was this beer... later to find out it was huge!

Here we go... some kind of sparkling something thats a rare sight for this foodie.

The BGM here is always fun...  Don't know what kind of phone my friend was using but that selfie  lens was super wide.

Trucs cousin arrived... oh boy... night is still young.

This is Bloke size... thats one massive beer.

The night didn't end here but Outback counter bar area is definitely a great spot to chill over drinks... I think the happy hour is until 7pm so head there early.  With the TGIF Roppongi branch closing this is really the only family friendly pub you can enjoy....

Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse Roppongi Branch
Address J: 東京都港区六本木6-1-3 六門 2F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-1-3

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GAIENMAE: Aoyama Asada for a fantastic business lunch... within Hotel Allamanda Aoyama

Love it when foreign executives visit or office especially in the afternoon... in restaurant desolate Gaienmae we have no choice but to visit Asada.  Lucky me.

Course includes sashimi... very firm texture to todays selection.

Little seaweed jelly cube... flavorless.

Don't forget to take off the little color flower buds and put it in your shoyu.

And the main course arrives!  Sukiyaki beef bowl.

Meat was so melty tender... oh my goodness.  Our guests loved this.

Japanese mushroom miso soup with a little tofu.

Pickles!  If you are in the area and need an option for a delicious lunch please stop by! Oh since this was a business lunch I don't know how much the course was but the attentive service by ladies in kimono's and our traditional private room... I'm guessing somewhere around 3,000 - 5,000 yen.

Its about that time of year again.... the ginko trees start turning a full bright yellow.

Restaurant: Aoyama Asada
Address J: 東京都港区北青山2-7-13 プラセオ青山 B1F
Address E:  Tokyo, Minato-ku, Kita Aoyama 2-13

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NISHI AZABU: Food Collective Dining... Pizza, Burgers and Mexican. Plus Happy Hour you gotta go!

Passed by this place a bit ago on my stroll from Aoyama to Roppongi and just had to try on this Wednesday night... glad I did!

4 tables for 2 along the glass exterior and a few counter seats... 

Burgers? Pizza? Mexican?  Oh dude... this is my kinda place.

They have both English and Japanese menus.

A rare spotting... dart board in a restaurant.

Made it just in time for the 500 yen happy hour... just a few beer selections for this price.

Counter seating.

The awesome waiter King suggested their chicken burger but living in Tokyo I am just too overloaded on Yakitori so went for the Pork Belly Burger.  Little did I know there was a slice of pineapple in there.. eyesight going bad.

What was most impressive was the bun.. it was chewy almost like a pretzel.  Loved it. 

Then King mentioned that the pizza was a homemade family recipe... Ok had to try!

This pizza was soooo delicious... the crust was crispy on the outside and so chewy.  It almost felt like I was biting into Lasagna... so much sauce and cheese YUM!
Definitely one of the best pizza's in Japan even more so than Pizza Slice in Omotesando.

Bathroom shot... huge!  

This restaurant was so incredibly spacious and the big center table most definitely birthday or party friendly.  A welcoming sight in Tokyo.  

Crew was super friendly... I will definitely be back to try their Sumo burger and a Mexican dishes.

Super car dealership just a few stops away... 

There are no train stations near FCD but its a nice stroll from Roppongi Hills... easy easy.

Restaurant: FCD
Address J: 東京都港区西麻布1-4-10 ダイユウビル
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 1-4-10

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