Pilot friend wanted to check out one of the little shops along Shinjuku Omoide-Yokocho... walked up and down... didn't dare enter a spot that was empty... and ended up at Saitama-Ya due to the cool chef with a red bandana and shirt.
No draft beers here... Just bottle for 500yen.
Yakitori starts at 150yen each.
Bacon wrapped mini tomatoes are always a hit.
Glass of Imo-Jochu for 500yen.
This was our seat in the very back on the 1st floor... right under the cool air condition but since our group went from 4 to 5 people we headed upstairs and it was soooo much cooler. Summers in Tokyo are harsh.
Who ordered grilled wieners?
Yama-kake Maguro... gotta order this wherever you go. Mix in the wasabi and add a little shoyu...
The 2nd floor... very busy~
Now to head to the restroom... exit out the little door on the 1st floor.
Don't forget the Kanji written on the outside door when you return... restroom is a shared space between all these little shops down this tiny back street.
Now for a shot of the friendly Chef... he was cool about me asking for a photo. If in the area I'd have to say this little shop is not a bad place to start. But I'd highly avoid any spot that is empty.
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Omoide Yokocho Website: http://www.shinjuku-omoide.com/shop/saitamaya/index.html
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