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Saturday, October 3, 2015

TOSHIMAEN: Casa del Viaggiatore Italian Restaurant... wow... just found the CHEERS in Toshimaen. Friendly staff and customers.

I've always peeked into this Italian restaurant and always noticed alot of ladies drinking at the counter seat. Finally had a chance to visit...  Wine selection was quite limited to a specific region.

Great soft tender prosciutto...

Just a cozy place with a very pretty waitress and friendly manager/owner who joined us for a drink.  I'll surely be back.

Restaurant: Casa del Viaggiatore
Address J: 東京都練馬区練馬4-26-11 SUBWAY壹番館
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Nerima 4-26-11

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SHINJUKU: Suibokan Korean Dinner with a super tasty Ban-Chan side dishes... great attentive service in a family environment.

I love these Korean Groupon deals... there is a wider selection of drinks that include a big choice of Korean sake Makgeolli.

This was probably my favorite part of the meal... the tasty ban-chan.

Huge all you can drink menu... the waiter was always super attentive and asked me what I would like next just as my glass was almost empty.

He cooks the samgyeopsal away from you so no fear of oil jumping onto your clothes... but in this sense the pork was a bit over cooked.

Always a fan of the spicy korean tofu soup.

It seemed like a family restaurant with the mother/aunt in the kitchen, the eldest son as the waiter and there was a little boy in the very back playing games... I assumed it was the waiters son.  The lunch seems like a steal here at 600yen but I would probably go back just to experience the cozy family feel here.

Restaurant: Suibokan Korean Restaurant
Address J: 東京都新宿区大久保1-11-1 大森ビル  2F-3F 
Address E: Tokyo, Shijuku-ku, Okubo, 1-11-1

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

IKEBUKURO: Osteria Sante Massive 250 gram meatball for lunch... Mangiare Italian Meatball!

Right around the corner from Sakura House Hotel in Ikebukuro is an Italian lunch spot that will definitely help you gain a little weight for 1,000 yen!  Waaaaay to generous!

Massive meatball... this is not a hamburger but its just a massive meatball!  With lots of boiled veggies underneath... 

Friday, September 11, 2015

EBISU: Taruya Korean for an itsy bitsy samgyeopsal! Just had laugh...

Korean in Ebisu at a place that has been around forever... went with the 4,280yen Manzoku-Course.

The best item of the night was shoyu sesame oil marinated tuna... very similar to Hawaiian Poke.

This is... this place is famous for Samgyeopsal and we got 4 tiny pieces... just had to laugh.  No wonder this place is popular with the ladies... small portions.

Its a very nice cozy Korean restaurant with counter seating, table seating and tatami-mat seating... but I wouldn't go here for the food.  If you like to drink alot then hit up the 3,200yen course and all you can drink menu... and drink alot cause the food ain't all that.

Restaurant: Taru-Ya Korean Restaurant
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-9-3 東ワラビル
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 4-9-3

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