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Monday, September 25, 2017

IKEBUKURO: Iga Korean Restaurant. Full Korean meal and unlimited drinks! 2,200 yen... Another Groupon Deal!

And so once I again I find myself with 2 heavy drinkers... both presidents of their own home reform/construction companies.   The only way to control the budget is to go for a all you can drink dinner course and of course... Groupon to the rescue. 

My favorite was the Kimchee

I can only say the food served here was very basic... nothing fancy or expensive.

Our Korean student waitress is in Japan for 6 months to study... Japanese was very good and friendly.

Closed with this Korean stew with ramen noodles and tofu inside.

Food was average, the interior was really nice and the service spot on great!  If you can score a deal I'd venture into this place but otherwise the flavor of what we ordered other than the yummy kimchee was just ok.

There is a mini Golden-Gai / Shinjuku Yokocho on the same block so if you like tiny cozy Japanese restaurants its worth exploring. 

Restaurant: Iga 
Address J: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-23-1 第1ソシアルビル 3F
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Higashi Ikebukuro 1-23-1

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

ROPPONGI: New Emiliano Bar & Restaurant... dark, moody with a great counter bar. Perfect for a date.

I just noticed this today!  They will be having an all you can drink and eat 1st anniversary party next Friday for only 2,000 yen!  I will definitely be there!  

Restaurant: Emiliano 
Address J: 東京都港区六本木3-8-15 六本木日拓ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 3-8-15

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Monday, September 18, 2017

GAIENMAE: Torimero Yakitori. 199 yen beers and 100 yen yakitori! Newly opened on July 21st (2017) and very spacious!

Brand new Yakitori spot opened up recently and I always assumed the size of the restaurant in B1 might be small and rather claustrophobic.  But I was wrong!

Entered at 7pm and there was a huge crowd of college girls and guys finishing up their drinks... most of them drink and so loud.  But only had to bare with that for about 30 min.

199 yen draft beer!

Lots of different types of Yakitori and Kushiage. 

Full course menu starting from 3000 yen that includes nomihoudai. 

Liver was pretty good... 

But this place had the most delicious bonjiri (chicken tail).  Seasoned in some type of miso and took a bit of time to prepare but totally worth it.  So good!

Lots of salary men.

The kitchen staff and waitresses were mostly foreigners with super friendly service.   There is a L shaped counter seating near the kitchen for about 8 people so if you want to dine alone its all good here.

I will definitely be back to try some other items.  Super new, super clean, friendly staff and reasonably priced.  I'm a fan!

Restaurant: Torimero Gaienmae Stadium Dori
Address J: 東京都港区北青山2-12-13 青山KYビル B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Kita Aoyama 2-12-13

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