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Typical Japanese Style Chinese Restaurant
Price: 1300 yen
This is a chain store restaurant, the meat inside the fried rice is dry and the pan fried dumpling is cold. I think if you are lucky you will get the fresh one, but I went there twice and somehow I always get the cold dumpling.
The noodle taste is okay, but I don't recommend this place. The only good things I can say about this restaurant is it's location and environment, inside the mall with good air condition and clean.
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The food was good and cheap, the lunch set included salad bar and drink bar. I don't think the staff can speak English but if you around this area you should try it.I haven't been there at night but it seem to be a bar with many kind of beers.
Lunch at this unknown restaurant, I believe it is call something end with "michi". Cannot read those kanji but I added a photo in the gallery, so if anyone wanted to visit this place you can follow the map and look for this restaurant.The price is cheap and the food is good, they mainly sell fish dishes at lunch. During dinner, I think it is an izakaya. The fish is fresh and the place is clean but small.
'Salaryman town' Shimbashi has so many restaurants to choose from. The problem is, so many of them are tiny, and so many of the are crowded, so much of the time. This is really where ぴゅあ焼肉 (Pure Yakiniku) comes into its own; it always has a plenty of space. Maybe this is a poor reflection of the food. I disagree. This is a great place to come for your lunch, if you like meat.This restaurant has great value lunch sets for around the 1,000 yen mark. I always go with the yakiniku set (after all, that's what the restaurant specializes in). For 1,000 yen you get a tray with two servings of meat, a side salad, rice, miso soup, some pickles, and also a choice of drink (the usual sort of thing; coffee, tea, soft drinks). The meat is cooked on a communal grill in the center of your table. The service here is prompt and efficient. When you enter, wait to be seated. The bill is left at your table (you don't need to call for it). When you're done, take the bill to the counter and pay there.Another good point about ぴゅあ焼肉 (Pure Yakiniku) is that you can leave the restaurant without smelling of grilled meat, unlike some places in the area that can leave you feeling greasy and smelling pretty bad.OK, so for 1,000 yen don't expect to come here and eat something like the equivalent of Jojoen (and expensive yakiniku chain), but you'll certainly get filled up, and your wallet won't suffer for it. In the interior is nothing to shout about, but it's clean, the lighting is pleasant, and, again, there's plenty of room to stretch out. The lunch menu is available from 11:30 - 14:30. It can be an easy place to miss (look out for the Tsutaya across the street). Dinner is served from 17:00 - 23:30 but I haven't been here at this time.
A pretty good resource for novelty gifts. Obviously the stock here changes depending on what TV programs the channel is trying to promote. Still, you'll surely find something here to amuse. It could be good for stuff to send to friends back home, although there is the risk that no one will have a clue what the characters are.Of course, the goods here are of the usual type; lots of hand/face towels, files, key holders, themed stationary. Expect to pay anywhere between 1,000 - 2,000 yen for a towel. I saw some cool stickers for 450 yen. There are lots of cookies/snacks aimed as gifts here. Expect to pay around 600 yen for a box of 10-15. The Nippon TV shop also houses a small bank of toy vending machines, always a source for cool little gift. The machines in the shop at the time of visiting were 300 yen a go.The store is pretty small, but it manages to pack a lot in. It also seems pretty photo friendly (perhaps unsurprising given the numbers of tourists that come here). There are also cool displays to have a look at, and often some kind of life-size replica of an actor or actress in costume which people like to have their photo taken with.Just outside the store you'll find a Taco Bell, a coffee shop and a seating area outside. There's also a Tower Records nearby. The store, whilst not really worth going out of your way for itself, is on the ground floor of the Nippon TV Tower which has other attractions open to the public.
Rumour has it that Japan is one of the world's last bastions for the humble record store. If this Tower Records is anything to go by, the future isn't looking too bright.TOWER Mini (as is written on the front of the store) is perhaps a little larger than your average convenience store. In terms of CDs, it's maybe split 50/50 between local recordings and those from overseas artists.Prices for new CDs are mostly in the 1500 - 2000 yen range. At the time of visiting, I spotted a 1000 yen bargain bin. There are listening stations here where you can preview whatever CDs have been selected at the time of visiting.There are shelves of DVDs here, too. That said, at 3000 yen +, shopping for DVDs in Japan is an expensive business.TOWER Mini has a limited selection of reading materials, all of which were in Japanese. Also, don't come here to pick up your free English-language mags and news rags. There aren't any.Still, any Tower Records is always a good resource to get an idea of what's going on in the world of music; there are flyers for various music events here, as well as free listing magazines to keep you in touch with what concerts are coming up, and the lasted albums to come out (again, all in Japanese).This TOWER Mini has a selection of novelty gifts, trinkets, and t-shirts.To be honest, you'd be far better off biding you time until you get the chance to go to Shibuya and visit the massive store then. Still, if you're in Shiodome and simply must by a CD (for whatever reason), then perhaps this small store can come to your aid.It's located just outside the Nippon TV building and the Taco Bell.