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Friday, January 26, 2018

GAIENMAE: Shanway Chinese Restaurant. Oh no my rushed order led to mediocreness... ugh.

Time for lunch and was checking Tabelog when I noticed this awesome picture of Ribs and what looks like to be garlic or onion fried chips all over it... I wanted that!

So I saw pork on the menu and said A lunch please.

HUUUUUGE free all you can eat buffet.... this is definitely one of the highlights of this restaurant.

Unfortunately what I thought might be spare ribs was a bowl of souply veggies with 3 tiny pieces of sliced pork.  Oh boy FAIL for me... so overloaded with veggies.  I really needed it.

Playing a US radio station our of Los Angeles on the BGM... interesting.

Soupy soupy with chunky dark jelly fish.... not much of a fan of jelly.

Nice counter view of the kitchen... everyone was ordering the super soft stewed chicken.

They finally changed the Ferrari in the single car showroom nearby... 488?

Restaurant: Shanway Chinese Restaurant
Shanway website:
Address J: 東京都渋谷区神宮前3-7-5 大鉄ビル
Address E:  Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 3-7-5

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ROPPONGI: Gori Gori Burger Taproom... can a burger joint be more prefect? Great burgers, craft beers, Sports on TV and super friendly staff! Im a fan!

I've always been curious about Gori Gori burger but due to its hidden location in a very central spot of Roppongi I often forget about it... but luckily this night I remembered.

Great photo menu.

College rugby staff on deck.

Everything is via a touchpad... the photo's are spot on amazing.  How often do you see a great foodie menu like this... hats off to the photographer.

180 grams for a burger is very generous in Tokyo that averages 120 grams... If you are lucky to check out Martini Burger they a perfectly sized 200 grams.

Later I would regret only ordering the 180 gram and not going for the 360.

Kind staff Ms. Tomoko from Osaka helped with my order.  Super friendly!

The layout is perfect for single diners or couples or small groups.  I sat at the counter seating near the entrance but there are 3 small standing tables also.  Multiple monitors with sports AND!  They will be showing Super Bowl LII Live here! New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles.

This is music to my eyes... a Non-Smoking establishment.  

Lots of craft beers on tap.

BOOM!  180 grams! A few bites and I was hooked... the bread was thick and had a great chewyness to it.  The meat patty was so flavorful.  

YUM!  Now I wished I got the 360 grams but this was my first Friday evening stop so will try it next time.

Look at that Cheese Stake :) photo... looks yum.

Hot sauce if you like... and a burger soap dispenser in the restroom.

This is definitely going to be my go-to spot before meeting up with friends who work in the area.  A burger, craft beer and cozy environment.  Yeah A+

Special event Macan Valentine Café at Roppongi Hills this night but unfortunately invitation only... but all guys. Nah.

Wow a Macan GTS really costs $100K?  Was a passenger in my friends Macan but the roof is so low in the backseat area, a bit claustrophobic for me. 

Anyways goto Gori Gori Burger!

I went back for the 360 Gram Burger on February 23, 2018!

Restaurant: Gori Gori 
Address J: 東京都港区西麻布1-2-3
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 1-2-3

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

NISHI AZABU: Pizza-La for their 20% off Take-Out but not as generous as Domino's buy 1 get 1 free.

I think Domino dominates the Japan market because they have the best but one get one free take-out and often have 50% off sales.  Plus their TV commercial presence incredibly frequent compared to any competitor... guess sales must be strong.

Went for the most basic 1,000 yen small Margherita cheese pizza. 

Small in Japan is rather tiny...

Extra Virgin Oil.. never seen this at Dominos.

What most stood out was all the cheese!  Domino's pizza is very sporadic with cheese normally only covering half the pizza surface.  Definitely A+ for cheese generosity.  To order in English check here:

Oh and this was the spot I saw the stunning Porsche GT3... lots of exotics in this expat wealthy neighborhood.
If you need an alternative to Dominos or Pizza Hut why not give Pizza-La a try?

Restaurant: Pizza-La Roppongi Branch
Address J:  東京都港区西麻布1-13-6
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 1-13-6

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