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Saturday, September 26, 2020

NAKAMURABASHI: Red Angel Asian Sports Bar... very spacious occupying the 1st floor of a home. (Sony RX100M2)

In a very residential area sits this lone little bar that I recently discovered. Red Angel Asian sports bar on a Friday night!


Least expensive item is the corona for 650 yen.

Peanuts included in the 300 yen table charge... unusual to see this fee at a bar. 


They seem to stream local sports here.

One of the 2 outdoor seating areas. 

When I entered there was one older lady there but when she left the entire bar was just me.  Thought that it would be busy at 10pm on a Friday night but the bartender said its usually dead BUT Saturdays have a better local crowd/  Definitely a great date spot or drinks with the boys.

Restaurant: Red Angel Asian Cafe
Hours: 【火〜土】Tues to Sat 18:30 - 24:00 (Last Order 23:00)
Address J: 東京都練馬区向山4-9-37
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Koyama 4-9-37

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

IKEBUKURO: Osteria Sante for my birthday dinner... corona has really impacted restaurants in Tokyo (Canon g9x, Sony RX100)

Invited out by a good friend for dinner then later realized it was a belated birthday invite.
First time I went to Osteria Sante was way back in 2011... owner chef is still going.

If you spot Red Star Sapporo bottled beer... its a must!

Pickled shima-rakkyo. (Island Shallot)

Wide variety of appetizers.

Up to this point the food photos were taken with this little Canon G9 X... the photo`s are a bit soft and colors a bit muted.  

Now time for my trusty Sony RX100 Mark 1.   I have so many camera`s but this is such a great camera with a super sharp lens.  If you are in the market definitely buy this!

Grilled fish topped with fresh mini tomatoes. 


Warm soup with beans. 

Meat sauce with focaccia bread

Duck and Steak!

Super tender.

The owner chef!

We entered at 5:30pm... around 8pm a couple had a quick dinner and that was it.  Coronavirus has really hit these restaurants in a huge way.  With all the telework going on and companies asking employees not to go out together for dinner its really wiped out the clientele in business districts.

This was one cheesy pizza... Gorgonzola with honey topping.

Chilled pasta... a first for me. 

Then this came out!  Buon Compleanno Stebu.  This is just such a cozy restaurant with a great chef.  If you are in Ikebukuro definitely check it out!

Address J: 東京都豊島区池袋2-39-8
 Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-39-8
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Friday, September 11, 2020

NAKANO: Bar Delta Rio... Grand Opening! Randomly invited by a Nakano friend (Sony RX100)

Went to my favorite standing sushi spot in Nakano.... then ordered a drink at a great 500 yen standing whisky bar where a person I met months back invited me to have a drink at the brand new Bar Delta Rio!

The friendly owner!

Whenever a new spot opens people send flowers... lots of orchids here. 

Who orders a Brewdog Punk IPA at a bar... just me. 

So interesting the bar owner had all his liquor bottles on the bar counter instead of a shelf.  

Place had only about 5 seats and totally reminded me of those tiny bars in Shinjuku Goldengai.  Owner super friendly and definitely a great after dinner date spot.  Give it a try!

Bar: Bar Delta Rio
Address J: 東京都中野区中野5-58-9
Address E: Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-58-9
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