Sushi, cruise and coloured carp in Niigata
Niigata

Sushi, cruise and coloured carp in Niigata

Miranda

[ Sept.2016 ] On the last day of our short trip to Sado and Niigata, we went out to have a sushi lunch. The restaurant we chose was called ‘Sekai Zushi’ which was taking a large space in our guide book. When we phoned to book a table, the woman said “It is full at the moment, …

deep fried skewers in a historical building
Tokyo

Deep fried skewers in a historical building

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] Every time when we go back to Japan, our friends and family plan something interesting for us. This time we went to eat Japanese deep fried skewers dish in a historical building in Tokyo. The restaurant is called “Hantei” and situated in the downtown area in Nezu. According to the leaflet I …

Happy Birthday at a sushi restaurant
Japan

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
Japan

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
Japan

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
Japan

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 …

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