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Shopping mall located cafe that's perfect for going with the family - Cafe Dennys
Price: 700 yen
I had no idea this place had a Denny's cafe until I came here. There's a smoking area here, and the cafe looks like it's popular with the people living in the neighborhood. The prices here are pretty low, too. Gusto is probably the most famous family restaurant in Japan for cheap prices, but this cafe gets close to Gusto in terms of value for money. Given that it's in a shopping mall, it makes for a great place to take a rest after that window shopping. On top of this, there is a game center next door which is great for the kids.
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My first impression on entering this resturant was how immaculate the place was. Most ramen places have greasy, slippery floors, smell of oil, and it's no surprise to see cockroaches. However, this place is completely different. It seems to be well cleaned, with the pleasant smell of boiling noodles and simmering curry sauce coming from the kitchen. This was my fourth time to go to an Indian restaurant, but the curry here has a special characteristic. First of all the ingredients contains no meat and the sauce is really dark. As for the name of the restaurant, I don't really know much about it. However, even though there are other curries that have a nice balance between a fruity/sweet flavor and the usual bitterness that comes with most curries, the dishes here have a unique taste I've yet to find elsewhere. The soup that comes with the ramen here is very light, and may not be acceptable to those who like their soups dense. However, it mixes well with the noodles, and with the strongly seasoned curry, it works well if you think of it as just soup. The price for a curry/rice and ramen set - 1,200 yen.No english support here.
You can eat a 'ramen and gyoza' set here for 1,000 yen. On top of this you get a large serving; in a regular shop you can expect ramen + half-size rice. Here you can get ramen + full-size rice. Honestly, if you don't come with an empty stomach, you might struggle to eat it all. After finising my meal I could feel it still sitting pretty heavy in the stomach! The taste is pretty simple, without any particular stand out point, and didn't feel especailly Chinese. That said, it wasn't bad. After eating it for the first time, I found myself kind of wanting to go back again. It's got a sort of familiar atmosphere to it. When it went it was 6AM and the shop was open, and I think it might be open 24 hours a day.
If you like Ramen and don't have time to visit other parts of Japan this place is a great alternative. They have shops that offer all the major types of Ramen, Miso, Salt, and Tonkotsu and most are very affordable. What I enjoyed most was they have small bowls available for people who would like to try different ones! The smaller bowls range from 700~1000 yen but it's worth the price considering you can eat somewhere else too.Depending on the restaurant it can be a little expensive but they are all famous and delicious.Another great thing about this place is they have English services as well as vegetarian dishes readily available. The servers might not be able to speak English but with the menus and information in English it is definitely tourist-friendly. The location isn't in Tokyo but it's not too far either. If you plan on visiting Yokohama it's only about 10 min away and well worth the visit. It's also located near the Shin-Yokohama Shinkansen so it can be a great alternative to stop by before heading back to Tokyo! Just be warned, if you go on a busy day the lines to the more popular restaurants can easily take over 1 hour.Link here: http://www.raumen.co.jp/english/
Try this Japanese style onsen at heart of the city. If you are looking for a relaxing time this is perfect for you. Be ready for you will go nude all the way ,but its okay everybody will do the same. Don't worry for the towels, shampoo, body wash its all free. and the body lotion and face cream its all there. And if you are hungry after the relaxing bath, you can go to the restaurant and there are lot of foods to choose from. And after eating you can go at the roof top to have little drink while watching the view outside. Then if you feel sleepy they also have a place to lie down and relax watch tv or just listen to a music. But if you want to go overnight just ask the reception area of the rate because I haven't tried it yet. Thats all I can share with you guys I hope you can try this Japanese style onsen.
Designed as a cultural centre, this bright airy modern building with large terrace is a nice relaxing space on the original quayside of Yokohama. The shop / cafe / museum / terrace / workshop is on the site of the 2nd port Commodore Perry landed which was one of five ports to make up the original port of Yokohama . Back when the port of Yokohama was being developed the area of the site of this cafe and terrace was known as Zou no Hana, literally Elephant's trunk. Supposedly at that time the dykes that used to be in the area were said to resemble elephant's trunks. Hence, the interesting name of the shop and its most popular product: ice-cream in the shape of an elephant's face. There is a life sized wooden elephant on display and outside there are some small elephant statues. There is usually some sort of pop-up shop or stall there at the weekends, often selling home-made produce. The cafe is a permanent fixture and other than ice-cream sells a few other things. The menu is quite small and in terms of meals there is only two things on offer; curry or sandwiches. They do have some nice desserts including a roll cake with the centre filling shaped like an elephant. They also have a choice of beverages, including locally brewed beer and a nice selection of tea. Beside the cafe there is an open space which is used for a multitude of things such as art exhibitions and displays. The centre runs different workshops too, for both adults and children. Some of the staff speak good English and are willing to use it. There is some English on their website. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm Sunday to Friday, closed on Saturdays. It is about a 5 minute walk from Nihon-odori station on the Minato Mirai line. There is charged parking nearby.