Category Archives: Izakaya | 居酒屋

IZAKAYA | Cave de Gamin et Hanare

A hidden gem in the Shirokane area, this so proclaimed ‘French Kaiseki’ was introduced by long time Japanese friend HM, who never fails to offer some nice surprise in Tokyo restaurant picks. Belonging to the group of this quasi celebrity … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | 白木屋 (Shirokiya)

Tang Lung Street in CWB is just getting wild these days (and I am not talking about the Naked Chef, relax). After turning into a Kyushu ramen war zone on top of being a Ika and Horumon hub, now comes … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | 赤鬼 (Akaoni)

Returning to this legendary sake bar/izakaya with a sake ‘dream’ team and boy were we spoiled! The usual Juyondai line up aside, finally got to try the one and only PB made just for the establishment by the sake producer, … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | ばくだん屋 (Bakudanya)

Smart move by this Hiroshima spicy tsukemen place to relocate upstairs and turn itself into more an izakaya featuring Kyushu fare rather than just doing ramen. From Hakata Hanamidori (chicken) to Hiroshima oysters and not to mention all the relatively … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | イカセンター (Ikacenter)

Arrival of a proper ‘seafood’ izakaya. This chain originated from Shinjuku brought along the ‘live squid’ and plenty of goodies straight from the Japanese fish market, thanks to its scale and network with national seafood distributors. The ‘omakase’ set was … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | 神屋流博多道埸 (Hakata Dojo)

Night out with longtime friend and drinking buddy. Pleasantly surprised to see this enhanced version of motsunabe, now with mentaiko on it. While they might have tuned down the soup base a bit and less chili was sprinkled on top, … Continue reading

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IZAKAYA | ほかほか (Hokahoka)

First time for LG to participate in a so called ‘blogger’ dinner thanks to the invitation of owner Louis Ho. Let it be on the record though that the establishment was already our reigning Izakaya champion and thus we actually … Continue reading

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