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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SHIBUYA: Yakitori Marukin for 30minutes of all you can drink "nomihoudai" for 299yen! Or $5 per hour! Very friendly shop.

Two friends from Hawaii went to the other Marukin near Shibuya Tsutaya and had only great things to say about this place... so they invited me to check it out with them!

This is all you should order here! Negi-Ten Yakitori sticks super juicy and the size of a chicken McNugget.  The other items were tiny and the Okra was so super itty bitty it was shocking... oh my.

The okra was no bigger than the little stick.


My Hawaii Team.

Tsukune with wasabi topping... pretty good.

Tomato wrapped in bacon not so bad... bacon was a bit tough.

Gyoza for 5.

And after all that chicken had to go for some Akami Tuna... very tender almost like Chu-Toro.

As the night went on everyone started talking to eachother in the restaurant... its a very cozy layout with no real barriers between tables. 

Cabbage with super tasty seasoned conbu or seaweed on top.

This is a fun choice... yellow spicy mustard in the holes of this veggie.

Braddah John lighting up the Kobu for my pic.

There was a great selection of self-serve drinks and its so nice not to have to bother the busy waiters.  The perfect spot to just talk to the other diners... everyone was friendly. 

The friendliest waiters this night.

The Kitchen.

I once went to the Shinjuku branch but the layout was more of an L shape and not so easy to chat up others... but really enjoyed this place and I think what made it awesome were the 2 guys from Hawaii.

Restaurant: Yakitori Marukin Shibuya Bunkamura Ave. Branch
Marukin Homepage:
Address J:  東京都渋谷区宇田川町33-12 J+RビルサイドR 2F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho 33-12, 2F

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Monday, December 28, 2015

GAIENMAE: Gelik Turkish Restaurant... very tasty and so cozy! Great spot for a small groups.

Closed out the last day of the year with some co-workers at Gelik! 

This was a great little dish... 5 types of dips for the fresh chewy bread.

Our waiter...perfect Japanese but couldn't spot an empty beer or wine glass if it was in front of him.  Needed to flag him down every time for a drink in this tiny restaurant.

This was almost like chili

Yum! Yogurt, burgers on a bed of rice with seasoned soup/sauce.

Final dish was the Kebab!  The chef was preparing fresh meat and grilled it for about 20-30min.

I always equate Turkish food to the very common kebab sightings but this place sure was a treat.  Will make more of an effort to check out other Turkish spots in Tokyo!  This place was great.

Restaurant: Galik Turkish Restaurant
Gelik Website:
Address J: 東京都港区南青山4-9-30 安東ビル
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 4-9-30

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