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Saturday, April 22, 2017

HIROO: Hana Hana...OMG Absolutely fantastic bowl of Okinawan soba with a huge melty braised pork belly (rafuteh)! I'm a FAN!

I was headed to a popular gyoza place I always wanted to try but the couple that was about to enter ahead of me said should we go here or goto the Okinawan restaurant.  Wait... Okinawan in HIROO! I followed them to the Okinawan spot Hana Hana Shokudo and it was the perfect decision.

Long L shaped counter seating on the 1st floor and tables on the 2nd.

Orion Draft Beer is only 350 yen!!

Thats all me right there! Rafute Soba Set

Someone on the 2nd floor ordered Rafute / Kakuni too.

OMG The pork belly was sooooo super melty tender and sooo tasty!
I can't belive I only paid 1,000 yen for the soba and jushi seasoned rice.
My grandma used to make me Jushi-Meh when I was little.

Shared bathroom but super clean and unusually spacious.

I will be back again!  Such a great experience and the BGM music was all classic popular Okinawan tunes.  I chatted up the waiter... he was from Kawasaki... and the chef... he was from Chiba.  
Go go! Oh they just opened late in 2016 so still new.

Restaurant: Hana Hana Shokudo
Instagram: okinawahana1
Address J: 東京都渋谷区広尾5-3-12
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Hiroo 5-3-12
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

EBISU: Tendon Tenya... for a quick 500 yen Tempura bowl! Cheap Japanese eats franchise style...

Japan has so many of these little quick in and out restaurants. 
Super filling if you are on a budget.

English Menus!

Reason why I entered was this big 500 yen sign outside.

And here we go Ten-Don with shrimp tempura and a few other pieces plus miso shiru.

Don't see these very often anymore but a huge Hummer parked near by.

Restaurant: Tendon Tenya Ebisu Branch
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿1-8-3 いとうビル1F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-8-3

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

ROPPONGI: Bar Flat... quiet bar away from the craziness of Roppongi's main drag... huge vinyl collection.

I'm not a cocktail whiskey kinda guy so I never venture into these small liquor bars.
But tagged along and had a few.

Bartender on deck.

Address J: 六本木3-8-10
Address E: Roppongi 3-8-10

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