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Thursday, April 30, 2015

SHIBUYA: Suju Dining... 5000yen Full Course Dinner and view so ho-hum. Better to hit up the Shibuya Hikarie Branch ala'carte

Company dinner!  Suju's restaurant name is only written in Japanese so be on the lookout for huge rice bags at the entrance.

Only 2 types of draft beer 760yen and 800yen... beers lovers not so welcomed.

View from one of the semi-private tables.

Went for the 90m of Daiginjo sake on the very botom 980yen.

Nice poured at the talbe.

Then I bumped my sake cup and half ended on my lap...  oh! If you spill there are no kind refills so drink carefully.

I think this place is famous for miso but honestly most of the items in our course was nothing so special.  Probably the most fun item was this Tofu corokke.  Other items were boiled veggies with miso dip, carpaccio... wow a few days later and I totally forgot... nothing stood out.

At the end of the meal a copper pot arrives with fresh white rice... waitress mentioned it only takes 20 minutes to make this way.

Sweet and Sour Pork... this course menu sure was all over the place. 

Rice was excellent.

And of course I close out with the most premium non-course item dessert.  
Overall I don't see the attraction to this location and the set course menu was mediocre at best.  If you want to try Suju then definitely check out their Shibuya Hikarie brand and older individual items off their vast menu.  The sake list is huge and will hit the wallet so be careful:

Restaurant: Suju Dining Shin Marunouchi Bldg Branch
Address J: 東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1 新丸の内ビルディング 5F
Address E: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-5-1, Shin Marunouchi Bldg 5F

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Friday, April 24, 2015

ROPPONGI: Komatsu Izakaya for their 2,980yen All you can eat (Tabehoudai) and drink (Nomihoudai)! What a amazing value!! Gotta do it!!!

I always end up at Komatsu Izakaya to dine on the cheap... just order a few dishes and of course the 70yen chicken wings.  But we are charged a 400yen Otoshi table charge and honestly there are restaurants that have better food for the same price.

But this night we went for the 2,980yen FULL 2 HOUR all you can eat and drink (tax included).  If you like to eat and drink alot this is such a value.

Shrimp Mayo

Avocado tuna salad

650yen steak.

Avocado shoyu wasabi


Shishamo fish


Sushi platter. They also have sashimi and yakitori.

Really really wanted to eat beef hotpot with ramen but too stuffed

Beers are 210yen and so many kegs

Reservation list.  It was unusually pack this night with nearly all salarymen.  
I totally recommend going for the all you can eat and drink deal.  I'll definitely do it again... 

Leave you with a Maybach and Lancer Evo spotting.

Restaurant: Izakaya Komatsu 居酒屋 小松 
Address J: 東京都港区六本木4-9-2 俳優座ビル 3F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 4-9-2, 3F

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EBISU: Voco Pizzeria... lost all its luster, in shambles and sub-par pizza.

The 500yen pizza boom all started here at Voco.

Was in the area for a meeting so decided to give the place a try for lunch.
English and Japanese menu's.  All pizza's are 500yen and 100yen for a drink.

Went for the Hanjuku Egg and Prosciutto Ham.

Not prosciutto anymore... ice cold wet mushy ham... oh gosh I really didn't want to eat too much of this.

My previous entry for dinner:

Counter dusty... Don't think this area has ever been cleaned and directly at my eye level.
This place has gone down hill and the pizza wasn't any better than your frozen supermarket brands.  I won't be back anymore.

Restaurant: VOCO Pizzeria Ebisu
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿1-6-1 グリーンハイツ高橋 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-6-1

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