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Great PIZZA restaurant
Price: 5000 yen
Around 5 minutes walk from Nakameguro Station; Tokyo’s best pizza place. There are only two pizza items on the menu here, margarita or mariana. The pastas and salads are also delicious. The restaurant’s winding staircase is completely un-Japanese, and really interesting. One of those restaurants where you could go time and time again.
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The Footnik in Ebisu is always a solid bet for a place to watch football, and have a beer in an environment that is rarely too crowded, and rarely too empty.The branch in Ebisu starts off as a fairly narrow space as enter, and then widens up a bit at the back. There is one large projection display for showing sport, and other TV dotted around. You should have no trouble scoring a decent view of the matches here.In my experience The Footnik in Ebisu attracts a fairly balanced crowd of expats and locals, most of whom seem to be there to watch matches (when matched are on, that is). Despite being a football enthusiast, the atmosphere here is fairly laid back and in no way intimidating. In fact, it's an easy place to come if you're drinking solo. The staff here have always been friendly, and most seem to be able to speak English.In terms of what's on the TV, the pub's website always keeps an updated schedule of games and kick of times, so it's easy to plan your viewing. It's not always football though, other major sporting events are shown, and it looks like they will be showing some of the Rio Olympics here.The pub claims to have the biggest fish n chips in Tokyo (1,300 yen), but I don't really come here for the food.The pub underwent a refurbishment in the last couple of years so unfortunately it no longer has those table and chairs outside. Shame.Still, The FooTNik remains a solid option for a drink and some football in a really nice part of Tokyo. It's only a couple of minute's walk from Ebisu Station.
You'll find Le Cyc (Hiroo Bicycle Shop) about half way on the main road that links Hiroo and Ebisu. If you're on the road, you can't miss it. The shop is open fronted and has bicycles on display street side.Le Cyc looks to be a something of a Louis Garneau specialist, with plenty of steeds to choose from by this brand, among which you'll find some really cute two-wheelers for this kids (around 40,000 yen).On display outside at the last time of visiting was a collection of 'power assisted' mamachari type machines, as well as come road bikes. There were road bikes inside, too. Of the high-end variety, I saw prices top the 100,000 mark.Le Cyc stocks plenty of bicycle parts and bits of kit for the enthusiast. The staff and the shop can also handle repairs and maintenance.On the street is a pump which seems to be free to use for any cyclist stopping by needing a bit of extra air in their tires.
When my friends or family come to visit me in Japan, they usually want to visit izakaya to experience the Japanese culture. I personally think that most of the izakaya only serves expensive appetizers for drinking, so it is hard to recommend it to anyone.Except this hidden izakaya located in a small alley at Shibuya, their appetizers are not expensive, taste good and very unique. You will never find it in other places. They are very busy at night, so make sure to call them and reserve your table.
If you love coffee shops and want to try something a little high end then I highly recommend this shop in Shibuya. It's very close to the station and will take you into a more old antiqueish classy atmosphere. Way different than the crazy outside! It's a little dark but the wood furniture is definitely relaxing and a great place to catch up with old friends. Of course, if you're a non-smoker and there happen to be a lot of smokers in the shop then it may be a little stuffy and hard to breath.Each cup of coffee is around 800~900 yen so it can be on the expensive side if you're visiting from outside of Japan. It's pretty normal for stand-alone coffee shops. The coffee itself is very high end and made one by one in a very specific way. It's fun to watch and of course if you're a coffee lover you'll easily be able to tell the difference in taste! While I didn't have their dessert menu items I heard their chiffon cake is also amazing!My favorite part of this shop wasn't the coffee or the atmosphere but probably more so the coffee cups that they drinks are served in. They are beautiful and really tempting to steal.... each one is also different so you'll be able to see something new each time!
Mocha Shibuya cat cafe is located near Harajuku Takeshita Street. It is a new cat cafe that opened last year. Due to the fact that it opened last year means that all the cats are still very young.Out of all the cat cafes I have been to, this cat café certainly is a very open, comfy, and cozy floor plan. The large windows mean that there is a lot of light filtering into the room. This cat café is suited for the cats. It allows them to roam freely. The hanging cages from the ceiling allow them to go and take a nap, and the key feature of the layout is the tree which the cats night to coming on.The price is ¥200 per 10 minutes. You can buy all you can drink for ¥350. You can play with the cats, take lots of photographs, watch them having a health check, and even get to feed them. The cats seem to really love feeding time.You can play with the cats, take lots of photographs, watch them having a health check, and even get to feed them. The cats seem to really love feeding time.English is available.