Happy Birthday at a sushi restaurant
Chiba

Happy Birthday at a sushi restaurant

Miranda

[ May, 2015 ] While we were staying in Japan this time, one of our family members had the birthday. So we all went to a sushi restaurant to eat a good sushi dish. It was really good. When we were just about finishing eating, suddenly there was a disturbance. All the sushi chefs and …

Historical restaurant
Japan

Historical restaurant

Miranda

[ Dec.2014 ] We went back to Japan over Christmas and New Year period again. This time our friend took us to an interesting restaurant. It is an old place with the atmosphere of somewhere between “restaurant” and “canteen”. Its name is “Ponta Honke” and it is situated in Okachimachi in Tokyo. The menu was …

Flooding sake
Izu

Flooding sake

Miranda

[ Aug.2014 ] A glass was in a square wooden measuring cup which was on a small plate. She poured the local sake generously. The sake flooded out of the glass to the cooden cup and to the plate. This is a scene in a restaurant called Zakoya where we had our lunch in Atami …

Sushi go-around
Japan

Sushi go-around

Miranda

[ Aug.2014 ] On the day we went to Asakusa in Tokyo, the last thing we enjoyed was Sushi Go-Around. It is the famous system that sushi dishes are on a conveyor belt and customers pick them up as they like. But nowadays, instead of picking up the prepared dishes, people order what they want …

Beer garden
Japan

Beer garden

Miranda

[ Aug.2014 ] The rooftop beer gardens are one of the Japanese seasonal traditions for summer. A friend of mine had booked a table in…

Old restaurant
Izu

Old restaurant

Miranda

[ Dec.2013 ] The old restaurant we tried to get to was called Boranaya in Jogasaki in Izu, Japan. Apparently they have got the history since 1626. It is an old thatched house. They have some tables with chairs, but mainly people go up to the large tatami matted room to have a meal. I …

Waited more than one hour
Izu

Waited more than one hour

Miranda

[ Dec.2013 ] We went to a restaurant called “Nishiki” in Izu Atagawa, which was listed in my friend’s guide book. The book said ” Be careful, there is another restaurant with the similar name”. If this restaurant is so good, we had to go there, though there were more than 10 people waiting to …

The foods were so good that we had to change the plan
Iseshima

The foods were so good that we had to change the plan

Miranda

[Jan.2013] When we had a family holiday in Iseshima, after visiting Toba, we were planning to have a sightseeing boat trip at Kashikojima. The last boat was to leave at 3:30pm, so before that we wanted to have a quick lunch which we missed earlier. We popped in to a restaurant near the port and …