I really had no intention of eating Fried Chicken Karaage but one this rare occasion I noticed below the Japanese lunch menu there was a nice attempt at an English menu... had to support this place for the effort.
I entered and Mr. Nemoto directed me to the English Menu... but one catch its only a fraction of the menu and later I regretted not ordering the butter garlic karaage teishoku.
For 850yen (for some reason I was charged 950yen) you get 6 pieces of chicken topped with 3 different seasonings. Liked the Chilli Oil the best.
Most of the pieces were juicy tender and fried to order.
Its a very easy in easy out lunch spot if you are ever in the area. Not too sure if I could spend a few hours here drinking... a bit dark and the interior kinda depressing. But Owner/Chef Mr. Nemoto is very friendly and will actively chat you up... and he says he has an ear for English :). Foreign client base seems to be Westerners and Chinese.
Mantendo website: http://www.mantendo.jp/
Foodie Tabelog: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1321/A132102/13134084/
Owners Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tome.kr.m.to.me
Address J: 東京都練馬区練馬4-18-15Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Nerima 4-18-15
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