One problem about having an office in Gaienmae is the lack of restaurants... and those that do exist have a monopoly on anyone who needs to dine... In the case of Kurara Izakaya (serves Kyushu Food) they are using every bit of bare minimum standards in their food and presentation. If you can see sliver of building in the background of this pic its Oracle's Tokyo HQ.
We ordered edamame, kimchee, umi-budo, mini-gyoza, fried chicken, chicken wings "tebasaki", salad with ginger, cheese platter and closed with the pictured Yaki-Ramen (used ramen instead of soba). And honestly everything was supermarket quality and so uninteresting. Its rare to have everything taste so very mediocre in Japan but this place hit a home run in that area.
We only reserved this spot because it was a few minutes from the office. But honestly never again.
Oh the food and drinks were priced higher than similar Izakaya's.
And so I leave you with a very nice Porsche 911 RS GT2? If anything this Aoyama area has alot of posh exotic car spottings. Oh! If you want to check out the only Tesla dealership in Tokyo its around the corner.
Restaurant: Kurara Kyushu Izakaya Aoyama Branch
Kurara Website: http://medrist.jp/restaurant.html
Gnavi Website: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/a000500/
Tabelog Foodie Website: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130603/13049695/
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