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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SHIBUYA: (CLOSED) JOYTIME. Affordable pancakes in Tokyo!

Ever try and hunt down some pancakes in Tokyo without paying way too much for mediocre pancakes. Sure you could hit up Dennys for your craving but don't think you'll leave happy.  Mari introduced me to JOYTIME in Shibuya.  Odd name but its a full on old skool Japanaese family restaurant.  Hidden away in the basement of a building that very few foreigners will wander by.. but the place was full with young college students and senior citizens... i had the pleasure of watching one dig for gold way up in his nose... now this was with his wife sitting in front of him.  2 pancakes, butter and syrup for 120yen... other than making it at home you won't find a better deal plus for an additional 100yen you can order a drink (vs @150-170 on its own).  I don't know if the low price added to its appeal but you definitely have to check out the atmosphere in this place... not a foreigner in sight.  On top of that some of the items on the menu are ridiculously cheap (for Tokyo) compared to other family restaurants.

B1 of this building.

120yen Pancakes TOP

and the BOTTOM.

The pancake Menu. (Banana Pancake, Bacon Egg Pancake, Ham Cheese Pancake,
Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Ice Cream etc.

Location: Shibuya Station
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Address J:  東京都渋谷区桜丘町16-13 大和田第一ビル B1F
Address E:   Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Sakuragao-cho, 16-13 (Basement B1)

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