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GO GO CURRY (Shibuya)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 30.2011 Curry, Yoshoku, Steak & Teppanyaki 0 comments 0 trackback
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Next to ramen, CURRY RICE is probably the most popular daily food cooked at home and eaten outside as well. Most people have their favorite curry rice restaurant, but during the last couple of years GO GO CURRY from Kanazawa has become one of ours and also to many others. Go Go Curry has its background from Kanazawa Curry, which was invented by a curry restaurant called CHAMPION. Almost everyone in Kanazawa knows Champion, but no one in Tokyo did since they never had a restaurant here. Since there were many Champion locations in Kanazawa already, the owner of Go Go Curry decided to start his own Kanazawa curry restaurant in Tokyo. He was absolutly right, and now there are 12 restaurants in Tokyo alone and over 30 including New York, Los Angeles & Singapore.

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Go Go Curry (or Kanazawa Curry) is completely different from other curry rice's since all the meat and vegetables are cooked until it melts, which thickens the curry. Curry's color is almost black when others are brown and shredded cabbage is added on the side.

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Also, most people order it with a Tokatsu (pork cutlet) on top, which is called ROHSU KATSU CURRY and very popular at other curry restaurants as well, but with Kanazawa curry and Go Go Curry add some Okonomiyaki sauce (a sweet brown sauce made out of vegetables and fruits) on it.

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They also have CHICKEN KATSU CURRY (Curry Rice with Chicken Cutlet), UINNAR CURRY (Curry Rice with Grilled Sausage), EBI FRY CURRY (Curry Rice with Deep Fried Prawn), but if you are really hungry try MAJOR CLASS CURRY (Extra Large Rice & Curry with Pork Cutlet, Chicken Cutlet, Grilled Sausage, Deep Fried Prawn, Boiled Egg) 1000 yen. I've tried Major Class Curry in the past many of times, when I was really hungry and did barely manage to finish it.

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If you need extra shredded cabbage you can order as much as you want because it is free. Just say KYABETSU ONEGAI-SHIMASU (which is "can I have some cabbage please") and they bring you the above.

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You will have to purchase your order through a ticket machine, which is only in Japanese. The people at Go Go Curry probably won't speak much English, but just point at picture or tell them what you want to eat and they should push the correct button for you to purchase the ticket. You can add various toppings, which will be shown in picture at the very bottom of the ticket machine including additional curry sauce as well. Also, amount of rice comes in various portions and larger the portion more expensive it becomes. From small to large the names are HEALTHY CLASS, ECONOMY CLASS, BUSINESS CLASS, FIRST CLASS. Most women order ECONOMY CLASS and most men order BUSINESS CLASS, but the standard amount of rice would be ECONOMY CLASS. Also, note that just like ramen shops, curry shops are eat and leave kind of restaurant. You leave as soon as you finish eating, so its not a place for dates or to talk business over.

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GO GO CURRY (in Japanese, ゴーゴーカレー)
Address: 12-12 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (located at the basement floor of the bldg)
(in Japanese, 東京都渋谷区宇田川町12-12 B1)
Nearest train station: JR & Tokyo Metro Shibuya (10 min walk)
Tel: 03-6231-5534
Reservations: No
Website: http://www.gogocurry.com/ (only in Japanese)
English menu: No
Credit Card: Yes
Open: 10:55am-10:55pm
Closed: None

Prices: Go Go Curry (Plain Curry Rice) ECONOMY CLASS 550 yen, BUSINESS CLASS 650 yen
Roshu Katsu Curry (Curry Rice with Pork Cutlet) ECONOMY CLASS 750 yen, BUSINESS CLASS 850 yen
Chicken Katsu Curry (Curry Rice with Chicken Cutlet) ECONOMY CLASS 750 yen, BUSINESS CLASS 850 yen
Uinnar Curry (Curry Rice with Grilled Sausage) ECONOMY CLASS 750 yen, BUSINESS CLASS 850 yen
Ebi Fry Curry (Curry Rice with Deep Fried Prawn) ECONOMY CLASS 750 yen, BUSINESS CLASS 850 yen
Major Class Curry (Extra Large Rice & Curry with Pork Cutlet, Chicken Cutlet, Grilled Sausage, Deep Fried Prawn, Boiled Egg) 1,000 yen

Additional Toppings: Extra Curry Sauce, Pork Cutlet, Chicken Cutlet, Grilled Sausage, Deep Fried Prawn, Cheese, Nattoh, ....200 yen each
Boilled Egg 100 yen, Raw Egg 50 yen, Rakkyo (Pickled Shallots) 50 yen

This is not the SHIBUYA shop, its the TAKADANOBABA shop.

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Posted by Tokyo Joe on 29.2011 Izakaya & Nabe 0 comments 0 trackback
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Motsunabe (Beef Intestines Hot Pot) may not be for all of you, if you aren't even willing to try, but its one of the most popular dish/nabe to come out from Fukuoka. My American/Europian friends who have tried it all of love it, even when they really didn't want to try it at the begin. The story is that Motsunabe was invented in the late 40's by a woman who saw her Korean neighbors eating a spicy beef intestines hot pot. Until then Japan was one of the few countries in Asia which didn't eat beef intestines, but since it was right after World War II, beef wasn't available to the average citizen and also beef intestines were thrown away. But in other parts of Asia it was a normal to eat intestines and Koreans who lived in Japan did so, too. Motsunabe was only available around Fukuoka until the late 70's, but now it is one of the most popular nabes in Japan.

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ARITSUKI is probably the most popular Motsunabe restaurant in Tokyo and also the most difficult to get a table as well. There is one in Ebisu and one in Daikanyama. They have 5 types of Motsunabe. Difference is flavor of the soup (miso, soy-sauce, and etc) but almost everyone orders SHIRO-NO MOTSUNABE (Beef Intestines in White Miso Hot Pot) 1,302 yen. I've tried all others, but Shiro-No Motsunabe is by far the best. The soup is a rich white miso soup with a lot of grated garlic in it, so you will smell garlicky when you leave Aritsuki.

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Whats in the Motsunabe is pretty simple and all Motsunabe restaurants use the same ingredients. Beef intestines, Tofu, Cabbage, Goboh (Burdock), Garlic, and Leeks. Until Aritsuki, I only had soy-sauce soup based Motsunabe and loved it, but now white miso rules and no one makes it better than Aritsuki. When you order Motsunabe, you should order for the number of people you are with. For example, if you are a party of 2, just double the order.

aritsuki chanpon
After you're done eating whats in the nabe, you want to end it by adding Chanpon (thick Chinese noodles) 400 yen or rice into the soup. I would recommend to have the Chanpon instead of the rice since Chanpon is not used for other nabes, only for Motsunabe and its the perfect match. If you don't have any soup left in the nabe, no worries. They will add white miso soup to it when you order Chanpon.

aritsuki tamagoyaki
Before the Motsunabe arrives, you want to order some starters. I recommend TAPPURI NEGI-TOH MENTAI-NO TAMOGO-YAKI (Egg Omelet with Scallion & Seasoned Cod Roe) 683 yen. Many izakaya's have tamogo-yaki (egg omelet) on their menu, but not many have Mentaiko (seasoned cod roe) in it since mentaiko comes from Fukuoka as well. Also, Aritsuki's tamago-yaki is fluffy and light, which is different from an izakaya's tamago-yaki.

aritsuki sumotsu
The other starter, I would recommend is SUMOTSU (Boiled Beef Intestines Marinated with Ponzu Sauce) 630 yen. You might wonder why order Motsu (beef intestines) when you are already having Motsunabe, but Aritsuki's Sumotsu is just amazing and everyone orders it. My wife, who didn't eat any motsu at all until I took her to Aritsuki, now orders two Sumotsu and is her favorite dish there including Shiro-No Motsunabe. There are many other starters, but most customers usually stick with these two unless they are with a big party.

aritsuki inside
Reservation phones open at 3:30pm and you can book a table 2 weeks in advance, but the lines are always busy and if you don't get through by 4pm, you probably won't get a table. But if you are willing to go after 10pm, you can leave your name & number when you get through (you must call on the same day you want to go) and they will call you back when a table is available. They will hold your table for about a hour after they call you, so make sure you get their within. This is how I usually get a table since I only got a table twice before 10pm. If you are staying at a hotel have your concierge do all this for you including advance reservations. Good luck!!

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ARITSUKI (in Japanese, 蟻月)
Address: 2-9-5 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (in Japanese, 東京都渋谷区恵比寿2-9-5)
Nearest train station: JR & Tokyo Metro Ebisu (10 min walk)
Tel: 03-5424-0656
Reservations: Yes. (won't get a table without one. call after 3:30pm)
Website: http://www.arizuki.com/ (only in Japanese)
English menu: No
Credit Card: Yes
Open: Monday-Friday 6pm-1am, Saturaday 5pm-1am, Sunday & Holidays 5pm-12am
Closed: Irregularly

Prices: Shiro-No Motsunabe (Beef Intestines in White Miso Hot Pot) 1,302 yen
Tappuri Negi-Toh Mentai-No Tamagoyaki (Egg Omelet with Scallion & Seasoned Cod Roe) 683 yen
Sumotsu (Boiled Beef Intestines Marinated with Ponzu Sauce) 630 yen
All other dishes under 1,000 yen

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MASARU (Asakusa)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 29.2011 Tempura & Tonkatsu 0 comments 0 trackback
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Having a good full course tempura meal at a tempura restaurant is expensive and not a daily or even monthly cuisine, but having a Tendon (Tempura over rice bowl) is and there are fast food shops which offer it for about 500 yen. Even at a normal restaurant its somewhere between 1,000-2,000 yen. All the prawns come from Thailand and other fish are not even caught in Japan, but not MASARU. Masaru only uses the best prawns and fish caught at Tokyo Bay. Top seafood caught at Tokyo Bay is very expensive even compared to other areas of Japan.

masaru menu
Tourist visit Asakusa to see one of the most famous temples in Tokyo, Sensoji. In Asakusa there are many great restaurants since most of them have been operating over 50 yrs. There are a couple of famous tendon shops in Asakusa as well, but Masaru is my favorite although it is double or triple the price compared to other shops. The first time I went to Masaru was about 20 yrs ago. I heard about Masaru from others and anyone who ate there said it was not your ordinary tendon and worth every yen. Masaru's menu is very simple. They offer 4 types of tendon.

masaru oiri
Most people have Oh-Iri Edo-Mae Tendon (Special Mix Tempura Bowl) 3,500 yen, which comes with one Kuruma Ebi (Prawn), Anago (Sea Eel), Kisu (Sand Borer Fish), and Megochi (Big-Eyed Flathead Fish). The tempura is extra crispy and larger compared to other tendo shops, which makes Masaru unique.

masaru ebi
If you can't eat fish or want Kuruma Ebi (Prawns) only, have Kurama Ebi Tendon (Prawn Tempura Bowl) 4,800 yen, which comes with four Kuruma Ebi (Prawns) only. But I would recommend to go for the Ohi-Iri Edo-Mae Tendon ,if you can eat fish. No one orders the other 2 tendons, so don't even consider them. Also, all the tendons don't come with Miso Soup, so if you want one it will be 200 yen extra.

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Masaru is only open for lunch between 11am-3pm, but will close earlier than 3pm when they are sold out. They don't take reservations and unless you are lucky, you will see people waiting outside to get in so there is a decent wait. You should call Masaru before you visit since they won't even open, if the chef can't purchase the best Tokyo Bay prawns/fish at Tsukiji Fish Market that morning. (you can probably guess by how the weather is in Tokyo since fisherman can't go out to the sea if its too windy or heavy rain)

masaru asakusa
If you plan on visiting Asakusa for sightseeing, Masaru is one of the restaurants I strongly recommend for lunch.

MASARU (in Japanese, まさる)
Address: 1-32-2 Asahi, Taito-ku, Tokyo (in Japanese, 東京都台東区浅草1-32-2)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro/Toei Subway/Tobu Asakusa (3 min walk)
Tel: 03-3841-8356
Reservation: No
Website: None
English menu: No
Credit Card: No
Open: 11am-3pm
Closed: Wednesday, Sunday & Holidays (also when chef can't purchase best prawns/fish at Tsukiji Fish Market)

Prices: Kurama Ebi Tendon (Prawn Tempura Bowl) 4,800 yen
Oh-Iri Edo-Mae Tendon (Special Mix Tempura Bowl) 3,500 yen
Edo-Mae Tendon (Mix Tempura Bowl)
Anago Tendon (Sea Eel Tempura Bowl) 2,500 yen
Miso soup 200 yen

MASARU introduced on Japanese TV show.
Oh-Iri Edo-Mae Tendon (Special Mix Tempura Bowl) 3,500 yen

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TONARI (Tokyo/Marunouchi)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 28.2011 Ramen 0 comments 0 trackback
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My favorite cuisine is RAMEN and my wife & I go out to have it at least twice a week. When I come back from an overseas trip, the first thing I always want to eat is ramen. In fact, many Japanese people are like me. Every ramen shop is different and there are over 30,000 ramen shops in Japan. Its cheap, quick, filling and called the people's food of Japan. Therefore, I will be introducing many ramen shops to you. To start is TONARI, which only serves Tanmen (ramen with stir fried vegetables on top).

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Tanmen is usually found at Chinese restaurants, not at ramen shops. So, what makes Tonari's tanmen different from Chinese restaurants?

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Soup is made out of pork, chicken and many other ingredients which makes it very rich in flavor, when most tanmen soups are light and clear. Also, noodles are much thicker than normal tanmen noodles. All this makes Tonari's tanmen one of its kind.

When your tanmen is ready to serve, one of the chef's will ask you if you want fresh chopped ginger (which is SHOGA) in it or not. Ask him to put it on a separate plate (just say BETSU-SARA-DE ONEGAI-SHIMASU) and not on top of the tanmen. Have some tanmen without ginger first and add a little later.

tonari karaage
You can also order it with Karaage (Fried Chicken), which they offer a set menu called TANKARA (Tanmen & Fried Chicken),

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or with Gyoza (Pan fried dumplings), which the set menu is called TANGYO (Tanmen & Gyoza).

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Most people order this set menu, but for people with a bigger appetite you can order a larger portion of noodles for 100 yen extra or bowl of rice for 80 yen.

tonari tsukemen
They also serve tsukemen type of tanmen called TANTSUKE, noodles are cold, served seperately from the soup, which is hot. You dip the noodle into the soup.

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At lunch time there is a good wait, but not more than 30 min.

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Like most ramen shops they only have counter seats.

tonari tokia
Tonari is located near Tokyo station in a fairly new office building called Tokyo Building. The first 3 floors and basement floor are all restaurants and this area is called TOKIA.

TONARI (in Japanese, トナリ 丸の内店)
Address: Tokyo Building TOKIA B1 Floor, 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都千代田区丸の内2-7-3 東京ビルTOKIA B1)
Nearest train station: JR & Tokyo Metro Tokyo (2 min walk)
Tel: 03-3240-6066
Reservation: No
Website: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/e533211/
English menu: No
Credit Card: Yes
Open: 11am-9:30pm
Closed: None

Prices: Tanmen 720 yen
Tantsuke 850 yen
Tankara (Tanmen & Fried Chicken) 880 yen
Tangyo (Tanmen & Gyoza) 880 yen
Tankara Rice (Tanmen, Fried Chicken & Rice) 950 yen
Tangyo Rice (Tanmen, Gyoza & Rice) 950 yen

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Posted by Tokyo Joe on 28.2011 Sushi & Unagi 2 comments 0 trackback
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You're in the sushi capital of the world, but don't want to pay top yen and still want to eat great sushi you can't get at home. Its becoming tougher these days to find such a sushi restaurant, but I would have to say one of the most popular sushi restaurants for middle class Japanese people is UMEGAOKA SUSHI-NO MIDORI SOHONTEN. (shortly called MIDORI SUSHI)

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MIdori Sushi has several locations. Ginza, Akasaka, Shibuya, Daikanyama and 5 other locations, None of them take reservations and the wait could be as long 90 min especially Shibuya location. So, if you are in a hurry, this place isn't for you. Also, unless you drink a lot your bill will normally be under 5,000 yen per person, but the quality of sushi is more than 5,000 yen. The pictures listed here are from the Shibuya location and this is the only location I've been to.

midori tokusen
Most people order either Ultimate Sushi Assortment (2,100 yen)

midori itasan
or Chef's Special Sushi Assortment (2,940 yen)

midori kobore
If these assortments don't make you full, I would recommend to additionally order Large Serving Salmon Roe or Sea Urchin.

midori aburi
If you don't like Salmon Roe or Sea Urchin, try some Grilled Sushi like the above.

midori counter
Of course, you can order piece by piece and create your own sushi assortment.

midori lunch
Also, the sushi assortment they serve for lunch is very reasonable around 1,000 yen.

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UMEGAOKA SUSHI-NO MIDORI SOHONTEN (in Japanese, 梅丘寿司の美登利総本店 渋谷店)
Address: Shibuya Mark Ciry East Mall 4th Floor, 1-12-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-12-3 渋谷マークシティ イーストモール 4F)
Nearest train station: All trains that go to Shibuya (2 min walk)
Tel: 03-5458-0002
Reservation: No
Website: http://www.sushinomidori.co.jp/
English menu: Yes
Credit Card: Yes
Open: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11am-9:30pm
Closed: Irregularly

Prices: Chef's Special Sushi Assortment 2,940 yen, Ultimate Sushi Assortment 2,100 yen. By piece from 105-630 yen.

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MARUICHI BAGEL (Shirokane Takanawa)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 27.2011 Sweets, Bakery & Cafe 0 comments 0 trackback
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Many of my friends have asked me, if its possible to get a real good NY type bagel here. And just now, another friend poked asking if there was a shop on my list. There are actually quit a few bagels shops in Tokyo now. Growing up and working in New York, I would have a bagel at least twice a week for breakfast. But when I came back to Tokyo, I couldn't find any decent NY type bagels. A company use to import frozen bagels from H&H Bagels, but that ended a couple of yrs ago.

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One day, I was reading a bagels lovers web page and sent an email asking if she knew any shop where I could get real NY type bagels. She recommended me a shop that just opened. It was pretty close to my gym in Shibuya, so got on my motorbike and went. And I have been buying only from them ever since. Its not only the best NY type bagel shop in Tokyo, but in all of Asia as well.

First time I was there, I bought a Blueberry with cream cheese and couldn't believe how good it was. I went back the next day again and had to ask the young charming owner where she worked at and her answer was even a bigger surprise. She worked at my favorite bagel shop in New York, Ess-a-Bagel. (Btw, the above isn't a picture of Blueberry, its actaully Cinnamon Raisin)

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Maruichi has several types of bagels which are the following:
Plain, Rock Salt, Onion, Sesame, Poppy Seed, Blueberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything
Whole Wheat, 7 Grain Honey, 7 Grain Honey Fig

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Probably the biggest difference with Ess-a-Bagel is the variety of cream cheese options, meaning Maruichi only have a couple, but their plain cream cheese is the best I ever had in Japan and won't tell me where they get it from. They do have other fillings as well like Nova Lox, Potato Salad, Egg Salad and a few others. They also make some cookies and brownies, but I've never tried them.

maruichi inside
They open at 8am, but will only sale unfilled bagels (meaning they won't add any fillings) until 11am. After 11am, they will start selling filled bagels as well. Maruichi is located in Shirokane Takanawa, and unfortunately there isn't much to do in this area, so you will be going there just to get bagels. But if you love bagels its worth the trip.

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There will be a long wait on weekends and holidays since bagel lovers from all over Japan come to purchase and a decent wait during lunch time as well on weekdays. They will close before the official closing time 6pm when bagels are sold out, so its better to come here as early as you can. Also, there isn't a big sign or nameboard so make sure you check what the store/building looks like at this blog before your visit.

dd maruichi
You can also purchase Maruichi Bagels at Dean & Deluca in Shibuya and Shinagawa on Sunday & Thursday only. But be aware that they are 100 yen more expensive than buying at Maruichi.

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MARUICHI BAGEL (in Japanese, マルイチベーグル)
Address: 1-15-22 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo (in Japanese, 東京都港区白金1-15-22)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro Nanboku or Mita Line Shirokane Takanawa (3 min walk)
Tel: Unavailable
Website: http://www.maruichibagel.com
English menu: Yes
Credit Card: No
Open: Wednesday-Sunday 8am-11am for bagels only and from 11am-6pm for bagel sandwiches as well (will close before 6pm if they are sold out)
Closed: Monday-Tuesday

Prices: Bagels range from 200-250 yen. Fillings from 250-500 yen.

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BIER REISE '98 (Shinbashi)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 27.2011 Clubs, Pubs & Bars 0 comments 0 trackback
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Lets say you got off from work or just landed here in the afternoon and enjoy having a good glass of beer before dinner. Or if you think that a certain brand of beer tastes the same wherever you drink, try a glass at Bier Reise '98. Many beer drinkers insist that a beer poured by beer craftsmen and pub owner Matsuo-san tastes noticeably different.

bier reise beer dispenser
He uses a water-cooled type beer dispenser which are no longer made (made in 1949), which makes the taste of beer different from other pubs. This place is very popular with Japanese businessmen, who will often make a point to stop by when traveling to Tokyo on business. Its also located at the mecca of where the average Japanese businessmen drink, Shinbashi.

bier reise asahi
They have several types of beers, but you probably want to start out with the Japanese brand, Asahi.

bier reise bass pale ale
After Asahi, I usually have a glass of Bass Pale Ale.

There are various things to eat as well, but if you plan to go to dinner after and don't want to spoil your appetite, there is only one dish to order.

bier reise menchikatsu
MENCHI-KATSU (minced beef/pork cutlet).
Its one of the best Menchi-Katsu's in Tokyo, including the Yoshoku (Western) restaurants. Real juicy with a fantastic demiglace sauce on top. Even if you don't drink, it's worth trip to just have this.

bier reise mizunasu
Menchi-Katsu takes about 10-15 mins to cook, so you might wanna order something precooked or light to munch on like Edamame or Japanese pickles because the beer will be served in about 2-3 mins after you order. But besides the Menchi-Katsu, all the other dishes are average. They also have sake and wine (bottle only), if you don't drink beer.

bier reise inside

BIER REISE ’98 (in Japanese, ビアライゼ キュウジュウハチ)
Address: 2-3-4 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都港区新橋2-3-4 新橋パークビル1F)
Nearest train station: JR Shinabashi or Tokyo Metro Shinbashi (3 min walk)
Tel: 03-5512-5858
Reservation: Yes
Website: None
English menu: Not a full menu, but a simple one with their popular dishes
Credit Card: Yes
Open: Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm, 1st/3rd Saturday of the month 2pm-8pm
Closed: Sunday, Holidays, 2nd/4th/5th Saturday of the month

Prices: Asahi Draft Beer 580 yen, Bass Pale Ale 900 yen, Menchi-Katsu 1,000 yen
Other dishes are mostly priced between 500-1,000 yen.

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Posted by Tokyo Joe on 27.2011 Cuisine 2 comments 0 trackback
Now you wanna know where us locals in Tokyo go to eat, right.
Well, Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to eating out.
Most ex-pats and tourists only go to whats on guide books, Trip Advisor,
Zagat, Michelin or what they heard from foreigners who been around for awhile.

Truth is most of these people only eat around where they work, live, or stay
and usually won't go out of their way to eat what us locals do.
It's true that most of these restaurants won't have an English menu and
might be hard to order, but you still want to eat the best food possible.
If that's the case, this blog is for you.

Do be aware that some of these restaurants might not be in your taste
due to ingredients they use, location, or English issues.
I'll post as much info and pictures as possible so you won't have trouble
ordering food or getting to the restaurant even if you don't speak Japanese.

So, I hope you enjoy eating what us locals do!!