Lunch near Tokyo subway stations

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Dick H

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While this is not directly a rail subject, it is closely related and some may actually find it useful on a subsequent trip.

On my last trip to Tokyo I found two great places for lunch, both near subway stations. One is an atypical, small, low-price place.
The other is very luxurious, but not too expensive.

First is named Shojiki na Shokudo. It means roughly Honest Dining Hall.
Above the name it says Meat Store so maybe they also sell meat?
Anyway, it is next to exit A4 of KURUMAE station of the Asakusa subway,
one stop from ASAKUSA. No English, but well illustrated. There are sixteen seats, each seat with it's own hot plate. It's a real "Cook-it-yourself"
experience, but the girl did help us a bit. We had Oyako Donburi for only Y600. It was delicious and a wonderful experience.
Map:




Menu:


16 seats with hotplates




We had Oyako Donbori (Chicken & Egg)


She helped with the cooking.


The other is called Saryo. It is about halfway between Hie Shrine and AKASAKA-MITSUKE subway station. I "found" it on the Internet and it looked good. "Good" is a huge understatement. It was superb. They have
a lunch Bento for Y1980 that would be, perhaps, Y6000 at night. There are mostly private rooms with lovely kimonoed ladies to serve you. To call them waitresses might be highly insulting.
Map:




It is downstairs.


The lobby.


waitress


Our room


Our meal (Bento, literally Box Lunch)


I would be remiss not to mention another favorite lunch place, the Kawanakajima Toriyaki Restaurant. I ate lunch there for quite a few years on the way to my monthly appointment at Todai Hospital. It has only six seats downstairs and some tables upstairs. I usually ate the Yakitori Bento for around Y800. It was just about the best Yakitori I've ever had.
Finding it is easy. From central Tokyo take the Chiyoda subway heading for KITA-SENJU. Get on the last car. Go up the stairs at YUSHIMA station and stay to the left. When you surface, turn left and the restaurant is just a few steps away. Be sure to go early - 11:30? - as it is very crowded at lunch time.
The entrance.


The first floor - 6 seats.


The owner fanning the charcoal.


He made us a special (complimentary) dessert.
 
#4
I have a cousin who is retired from the US Navy that is now a civilian employee for the Navy and is based over there. On his facebook page he has several photos of what it's like to live in Tokyo.
 

Dick H

New Member
#5
I have a cousin who is retired from the US Navy that is now a civilian employee for the Navy and is based over there. On his facebook page he has several photos of what it's like to live in Tokyo.
Did you click on that link? All I saw was a bunch of ugly freight trains.
 





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