** UPDATE: This once popular franchise is down to only 8 shops in Japan **
Chikara-Meshi has been opening up all over Tokyo recently and its a very warm welcome as I think most of us are a bit tired of having Yoshinoya or Sukiya beef bowls as the only alternative to Ramen.
Menu is all fully automated with a "Eat In" and "Take Out" touch panel options. After your selection have a seat and pass the ticket to the waitress... this night a very heavy-set jolly lady. Oh don't forget to push the large lever below the touch screen panel to get your change.
Lots of sauces/toppings to choose from.
Free water on the counter~.
I went for the New Open special "Yaki Gyudon" for 280yen (normally 320yen).
Check out the menu here: http://www.sankofoods.com/shop/chikara/menu.html
And there it is with a very nice serving of Miso Soup.
I really do prefer this to Gyu-don (meat boiled in sauce). The strips of beef here are grilled and seasoned.
Spotted a little container of Spicy Miso seasoning...
...gave a very nice kick to the beef. Reminded me of tasty Korean Gochujang.
This was a huge hit... Yaki-Gyudon-Teishoku... served on a hot metal plate with veggies, small salad, miso soup and a bowl of rice for 480yen. A great value.
Water had a slice of Lemon... just like Europe~. You never see this in Japan.
Located between Shibuya-Labi and Citibank... You can't miss it!
While crossing the street to Chikara Meshi I noticed a very nice Ferrari 458.
Shop: Chikara-Meshi Shibuya #3 Shop.
Shop Website: http://www.sankofoods.com/shop/chikara/
Foodie Website: http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13137625/
Address J: 東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-25-12 渋谷ユウキヤビル1FAddress E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-25-12
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