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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

AZABU JUBAN: Tachinomi (Standing) Tempura Kikuya... Just opened, comfy cozy and sake from 380yen!

I walked past this brand new standing tempura stand about a week back and had to give it a try.  Standing bars, sushi, yakitori and even Yakiniku but never have I seen a Tempura spot.

Lots of selections visible from the counter.

Veggie selection with miso beans.


The grated radish sauce for the tempura.

Went for the recommended boiled egg tempura...ho hum.


The Nihon-shu had quite a few price points but I have a habit of going from right to left when I'm lost.  First sake was 380yen!  And it was so tasty I stayed with that for a few more.

The 2 young waitresses were super nice.  Let it overflow!

Manager and Chef taking a break on a rainy Sunday night.

This was our 3rd spot of the evening so I didn't venture too much into the food but its definitely a place you can take a date for a few drinks... interior so new and very nicely decorated.  Think the music on the BGM was jazz... I will be back!

Restaurant: Tachinomi Tempura Kikuya Azabu Juban Branch
Tabelog Azabu Juban Branch: (Not available yet)
Kikuya Ebisu:
Address J: 東京都港区麻布十番1-5-20
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Azabu Juban 1-5-20

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ROPPONGI: Meat Man again!? Yup for the BEEF!! Full house on a Sunday evening...

I don't often like to post the same restaurant twice but on a Sunday evening at 5:30 we popped in without a reservation... they said we could stay until 7:30pm!  But near 7pm it was a full house filled with both Japanese and many Foreigners.

Todays automatic appetizer... Egg with curry seasoning and spicy bean sprouts.

Ladies love this... Champagne (sparkling wine?) overflows into a sake box.

Harateki (Beef) on the Yakitori grill

4 pieces of grilled tender beef for 980yen with an onion radish ponzu sauce.
This is probably a must if you go!

Grilled bacon on mashed potatoes... fan of mashed potatoes!

The least impressive of our orders.. boiled egg wrapped in slightly grilled bacon.
ho hom.... don't get this.

Whoooo... arrabiatta stewed beef dip was extra spicy!

As usual this place is soooo busy and for sure you need to make a reservation or get there at the open to secure a counter spot for 2 hours.  Oh the sister shop is Jomon between Roppongi and Azabu Juban... a spot where you can dangle your feet outside oh my. Jomon Yelp Reviews

Restaurant: Meat Man Roppongi
Address J: 東京都港区六本木4-8-8
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 4-8-8

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YOYOGI: First Kebab Truck... first time ever to try a 300yen Kebab! Hit the spot but SPICY!

On my way home and noticed a huge 300yen sign right in front of JR Yoyogi Station... Normally Kebabs are 500yen in Tokyo so had to give it a try!

I think I accidentally went with the Chili Sauce and it was MAD HOT!
Oh my goooooodneeesss.....

Overall the volume lacked but it was almost like having a McDonald burger versus a Big Mac compared to the other 500 yen kebab restaurants. Always good to support these tiny food trucks!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

OOIMACHI: Zeniba Yakiniku.. and we are back for the 3,500yen Dinner Course! Dance music still rockin the BGM!

Another company dinner at Zeniba!

This time for the 3,500 yen course menu plus 1,500yen for 2 hours of "nomihoudai" free drinks.

Kimchee set

Namuru seasoned Korean veggies.

Roast beef!

Waiter preparing the Yakiniku for us.

Restaurant: Zeniba Yakiniku
Address J: 東京都品川区東大井5-14-19 ISOLA大井町2F
Address E: Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Higashi Oimachi 5-14-19

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