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Sunday, December 9, 2012

KOENJI: Captain Bacchus... 980yen All-You-Can-Drink WINE! Plus rare Spare Ribs spotting!

A friend of mine asked if I was interested in joining him for Spare Ribs and Wine... what? Spare ribs in Tokyo?  Oh yeah... i'm game!

The foodie website describes this place as an Italian Dining Bar but as soon as we entered I felt like I was back in LA... the music is full on Mexican with a hint of Country.  Just too cool.

Shop specials

I've never seen this at a non-Japanese restauranant... all you can drink Red and White wine for 980yen!  Glass wines start at 380yen and Ebisu beer for 490yen. 

First thing to greet us was 2 types of bread... and you can eat as much as you want!  Perfect for dipping :)

How great is this... water comes in a chilled glass.  Thats my Half and Half Ebisu Dark/Light beer.

Ooooohhh a must!  


Chicken gizzards in garlic olive oil




The main reason for visiting... Spare Ribs.  Juicy and tender.

All you can drink wine barrels.  Self service!

Prosciutto was a miss... a bit dry and only a few slices.

The fries here rock... chewy crispy texture.


My friend Yas who is an author focusing on Hawaii's power spots gave us some history into the Shaka or Hang Loose greeting... (In Japanese). His Blog -->  http://ameblo.jp/powerspot88/

Refill please... lots of dipping going on.

In the back there are tables for 2-6 people...

Counter seating lines the main hall of the restaurant.

And a huge sitting area... this night it was full of wifes and little children.

Overall this place was just great... Average spend according to Gnavi is 2,500yen per person. I'll definitely be back to drink more than my share of wine next time!  Service was speedy and prompt too... little hotel desk bells on the tables to call the waiters.

Shop: Captain Bacchus
Address J: 東京都杉並区高円寺北3-2-15 八字ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Koenji-Kita 3-2-15
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