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Sunday, April 29, 2018

ROPPONGI: Kushikatsu Tanaka... be aware of the grease! Oh my goodness... health hazard here.

Friend saw a TV show that covered Kushi Katsu Tanaka so we ventured to the Roppongi branch.

Beers are a somewhat reasonable 399 yen. 

They have full English menus available!  But you will need to point as the staff doesn't understand English.

No double dipping... but you can use the cabbage as a spoon to scoop up the sauce.

Every piece was so overly greasy.... it was just soaked. 

Looking into the kitchen it was just a few very young college guys cooking.  I wouldn't go as far to call them chefs... they were giggling and goofing around most of the night.

Probably the best value... Asparagus. 

Overall this place was definitely not worth going.  The ventilation was poor, it was rather warm and the smell from the food prepared in the grease does attach itself to your clothes.  I say don't bother and just goto the nearby Torikizoku.

Restaurant: Kushi Katsu Tanaka  Roppongi Branch
Address J: 東京都港区六本木7-13-5
Address E:  Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 7-13-5

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

ROPPONGI HILLS: A's Classic Diner to try their burger... this place has nothing on nearby Gori Gori Burger.

Finally after all these years I ventured into A's Classic Diner in Roppongi Hills. Of all the foodie things I love about Japan is the amazing burger shops in this town.

Interior was so nice.  Reminded me of a diner in the US. 

When I first goto a burger joint I will always go for the most basic burger.  Toppings naturally add to the flavor but you really miss out on the taste of the beef and bun.

Of course Brooklyn Lager Draft!

Hmmmm... looks like someone order a very basic sandwich.

Boom!  It just looked so normal.  

The fries were soggy. They surely dont cook to order.

A few bites and yeah the beef patty was just too thin to be juicy.  I think what makes this place so popular is simply the location.  Once is definitely enough for me.

Now if you want to try a burger you get cravings for... just walk across the street to Gori Gori.

Once is enough... 

Restaurant: As Classic Diner Roppongi Hills Branch
Address J: 東京都港区六本木6-4-1 六本木ヒルズ メトロハット/ハリウッドプラザ B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-4-1, Roppongi Hills Metro Hat B1F

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Friday, April 27, 2018

SHINBASHI: Okamura-Ya chunky beef bowl and sukiyaki bowls! SOooooo Yummmmm!

There comes a point where you stop going to beef bowl places because really you don't go there for the atmosphere but simply stuff yourself quickly.  Budget friendly is not always memorable.

BUT! I was in the area an discovered Okamura-Ya.  This place uses chunks of seasoned beef and they also have a delicious looking sukiyaki bowl.

First time here so went for the shop recommended De-La-Gyumeshi. Price points reasonable for beef.

Boom! This thing was so seasoned... the beef and daikon radish is stewed in a huge pot along with the egg.   Some meat was a bit fatty and tender... others chucky.  So tasty.  There is also a huge tofu sitting below the egg.

Spice to your liking. 

Building is located facing this black locomotive. 

Absolutely loved this place.  Its super clean inside and the waitress very attentive.  If in Shinbashi then you gotta check this out!  Full picture menu so just point.

Restaurant: Okamuraya
Address J: 東京都港区新橋2-16-1 ニュー新橋ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shinbashi 2-15-1

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