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Monday, January 27, 2020

KICHIJOJI: Torikizoku always has limited new menu items! 298 yen is a no brainer :) (Sony RX100)

Its just so easy to pop into any Torikizoku for their 298 yen yakitori and drinks... one price for everything on the menu!  The tablet ordering system has several languages.

Ask for spices if you want!  Not available at the table.

New menu item! Chikara-Kobu (Large Biceps).... super juicy with a small amount of Korean gochujang sauce.

January and Feb limited special Egg.  Normally seen at Sushi restaurants.


Friends ordered some chicken skin and negima.

Remember the little bamboo cup is for your sticks.

One of my favorites is the wasabi topping yakitori... a bit dry this night.

Outlets under the table.

Overall you just can't go wrong. Service is quick with the tablets, staff mostly young university students and just a nice crowd overall. Not many older folks as there are a few Universities in the area.

Restaurant: Torikizoku Kichijoji East Exit Branch
Address J: 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町1-24-5 ライトビル 5F
Address E: Tokyo, Musashino, Kichijoji Honcho 1-24-5, 5F

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

KICHIJOJI: Bar! I don't know what the name of this place is. Hennessey x 3 = 10,800 yen! Expensive. (Sony RX100)

Draft beers a reasonable 500 yen!

I'm so not a whisky guy but a good friend of mine really enjoys the stuff... so 3 us headed off to this bar.  Normally I get a shot of the bar name at the entrance but nowhere to be found in my camera.

Smoking allowed here.

Later I realized this glass of Hennessey Whisky is around 3,500 yen!
That seems awful expensive... maybe they included some kind of entrance fee?

Loved the BGM! 80's new wave and pop hits! 
I Love Chopin! Really... like.

A great little bar to take a date and sip some of the normally priced drink choices.  Will update once I figure out the name of the bar!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

IKEBUKURO: Pho-Viet lunch in college area... just steps from St. Paul's University. (Canon S120)

Pho Viet is soooo popular and my 11am arrival was followed by almost all house wives with a few lady university students.  90% women is a good sign this place is good. 

Lots of options plus combo's. 

I went for the raw beef pho plus a stewed pork side. 

Best part of the meal was this inclusive bubble tea... yum!

The rare beef was so stringy and chewy... gave up on it.  Pho has always been a comfort food for me since my university days in Hawaii.  The soup was great but overall the pho most mediocre...didn't finish it all. 

Quite spacious interior. If you arrive after 1pm the lunch prices all by 100 yen to 750 yen. 
My previous visit in 2013 when prices were 650 yen.

Spotted my favorite white eye bird nearby.

Leave you with a nice FD3S and R32 GTR spotting...

Shop: Pho Viet Vietnamese Restaurant
Address J: 東京都豊島区西池袋3-31-15 ロイヤルプラザ 4F
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Nishi Ikebukuro 3-31-15, Royal Plaza 4F