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Monday, January 16, 2017

YOYOGI: Tenka Ichi Ramen... totally smelled like a toilet in here! Gyoza, highball and free toilet aroma... eewww

Always wanted to check out Tenkaichi because its located just a few steps from Yoyogi and its always busy with single older salarymen eating gyoza or ramen.


Not the cleanest place you will find in Tokyo... in fact it was down right dirty.


Went for the 6 piece gyoza for 290yen.


Now I think this cover is in fact a sewer cover... this place just reeked of toilet smell.
It was just so unsanitary and had to withstand it until I hastily ate my meal.


Gyoza's are nice and big but on the very oily side.

Filled with veggies.



This place was just gross and the gyoza just way too mediocre to go back again. Wandering around after my dinner I spotted so many other places that had gyoza and beer special sets for only 500yen!  
Oh smoking is allowed here so another turn off for me.

Restaurant: Tenka Ichi Yoyogi Branch
Tabelog Foodie: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130403/13023803/
Address J: 東京都渋谷区代々木1-33-3
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 1-33-3

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

ASAGAYA: Torikyu family owned Yakitori spot in Asagaya... so super cozy, yummy and friendly.

Invited to hit up Aonisai bar in Asagaya but too hungry to just start drinking so found this tiny super popular mom and pop yakitori spot for a quick mini dinner.

A peek inside and it was full.  Lucky me as I entered 1 guy left so I scored the a counter seat right in the middle.

Bottle beer... was really huge.

Friendly guy next to me said I was super lucky to get a seat. Seems this place is alllllways full.
He recommended the Shiso with Wasabi yakitori and the Karaage (boneless fried chicken).

Shiso Yakitori was soooo super juicy. Wow... yum.

The father cooking the yakitori.

I'm not a big fan of Karaage but this was again soooo juicy and the outer crispy stuff was so incredibly tasty!  Just loved it. Only 350yen.


This is the mother here.





And the son kept his spot on the far right of the counter.

This place was just so awesome. As I entered several customers said "hi." This place must be a popular spot for locals and very nicely ranked on Tabelog.  I will definitely be back again!!

Restaurant: Tori Kyu
Address J: 東京都杉並区阿佐谷北2-12-22
Address E: Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Asagaya Kita 2-12-22
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/BnzAQpuAu1r

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HAWAII: Romy"s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp.... just had to post this. My FAV!!! Spot for Garlic Shrimp in Hawaii!!!

Part of the reason why Tokyo Bellys updates have fallen off is due to my HR asking me to take some vacation... I'm not one to take too many. So have to share my favorite Garlic Shrimp spot on Oahu!






Sooooo fantastic... the oil soaks up all the garlic and spices then it seeps into the rice.
Soooo yuuuummmmm!!!








Restaurant: Romy's Kahuku Prawns ad Shrimp Inc
Address: 56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731