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Friday, February 21, 2020

ROPPONGI: Mezzo Bar for their 500 yen 7-10pm Happy Hour! Friendly staff and DJ booth. (SONY RX100)

I often fear entering bars in Roppongi but chatted up the employees out front about the payment system.  Only 500 yen for a Happy Hour drink!  It was dead empty on this Thursday night at 10pm but wanted to check out the place for future reference.  

Went with a Whisky Hi-ball. 

DJ Booth in the back of the bar. 

Drink Menu

Only E-Cigarettes allowed!

Overall a very cozy spot... seems there is a VIP section on 2F. AND its just a few steps from The Hub

And of course when in expensive residential Roppongi you will spot exotic cars.
Ferrari 458 or 488?

Restaurant Bar: Mezzo
Address J: 東京都港区六本木5-1-7 六本木ストリートビル 1F・2F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 5-1-7, Roppongi Street Building

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NAKANO: Kaisen Misaki-ko conveyor belt sushi for their limited 3 piece deal! 190 yen! (Sony RX100)

I always pass by this sushi shop on my way to my favorite spot in Nakano mall. 

This night this caught my eye!  3 pieces of sushi for only 190 yen!  I had to try.

Asked the chef if there were any other additional charges and he said no.  Often if you order alcohol they will automatically serve a small 400-500 yen appetizer thats added to your bill... unfortunately its unavoidable if you order alchohol. 

This is it! Boiled shrimp, salmon and tuna combo 190 yen.  Not a fan of salmon but the pieces were  very chunky.  

Hon-Maguro Fair.

Gotta love it when everything is pictured.

The most basic tuna is always the standard to judge a sushi spot.  
2 pieces for 190 yen! ENGLISH Text on the menu!

But often what arrives is never as pictured.  It was more of a light pink rather than the standard red color. Was a bit too mushy for me and I guess the lowly foodie score says it all.

If you really want to enjoy a great sushi experiece then just walk about 50 years up the mall to my favorite spot Tachi Sushi Yokocho.

Restaurant: Kaisen Misaki-Ko Sushi
Address J:  東京都中野区中野5-65-11 筑紫ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-65-11

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

NAKAMURABASHI: Hidakaya Dinamite Kimchee lunch set 50% off! Its Paypay campaign month!! (Lumix LX3)

AU Pay just started massive weekly 10 million dollar 20% cashback campaign with a max return of JPY 30,000 (USD 300) each week and probably in response Paypay tried to counter with their 40% cashback at limited restaurants.... so I had to gooo!

Paypal cashback was very limited... I've only been going to this franchse spot fo lunch. But I might have to goto Baskin Robbins too. Oh maximum cash back is 1,500 yen thru February end. 

Super reasonable... no English menu's but everything is pictured! Huge plastic food display outside.

Lots of gyoza ramen sets.

Very few tables so its mostly counter seating.

NO SMOKING Sweet!! Beers only 264 yen and 6 piece gyoza 210 yen.

Many beer food items only 100 yen. 3 Piece Gyoza 110 yen.

This is me! My absolute Favorite. 700 yen lunch set called Bakudan Itame (Dynamite Mix)

I get Korean cravings but there are so few Korean restaurants in local towns... lots of Chinese but very few Korean spots.  Soooo!  This is where I get my Pork Kimchee Mix... super flavorful!

Soup is a bit on the salty side... it may be their ramen broth.

I never did understand this pickled veggie.  Chinese style?

700 yen if you use Paypay and since I'm a Softbank Mobile user its 50% cashback. (Softbank owns Paypay). BUT Overall you can't go wrong here... cheap and good.  If in Japan try out one of their franchise locations!!   

This day I brought out my new used Panasoic Lumix LX3.... it sure is slow to focus.

I leave you with some lazy cats at the local Mazda Dealerships storage area. 

Restaurant: Hidakaya Nakamurabashi Branch
Address J:  東京都練馬区中村北3-23-5 NGビル1F
Address E:  Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Nakamurabashi Kita 3-23-5

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