Food & Drink March 6, 2015 1:08 pm

Kaiten-Zushi: Rotation Sushi of Love


Food & Drink March 6, 2015 1:08 pm

Kaiten-Zushi: Rotation Sushi of Love


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Kaiten-zushi (回転寿し) is the Japanese term for sushi restaurants that have a conveyer belt serving system. Ever popular in Japan and beyond, kaiten-zushi brings the cost of a sushi meal down considerably. Using plate counts as the method for charging, the restaurants either add up your stack or auto-count as you dispense them into a...

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Kaiten-zushi (回転寿し) is the Japanese term for sushi restaurants that have a conveyer belt serving system. Ever popular in Japan and beyond, kaiten-zushi brings the cost of a sushi meal down considerably. Using plate counts as the method for charging, the restaurants either add up your stack or auto-count as you dispense them into a...

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Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

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Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

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Food & Drink February 22, 2015 6:25 pm

Ivan Ramen Tokyo: Uniquely Familiar


Food & Drink February 22, 2015 6:25 pm

Ivan Ramen Tokyo: Uniquely Familiar


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Ivan Ramen Tokyo Ramen is a big deal in Japan and likely an even bigger deal in Tokyo. A foreigner opening a successful ramen shop in Tokyo that showcases his own creations is huge. Enter Ivan Ramen Tokyo near Rokakoen Station. It is a simple no nonsense little ramen shop that definitely has its own...

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Ivan Ramen Tokyo Ramen is a big deal in Japan and likely an even bigger deal in Tokyo. A foreigner opening a successful ramen shop in Tokyo that showcases his own creations is huge. Enter Ivan Ramen Tokyo near Rokakoen Station. It is a simple no nonsense little ramen shop that definitely has its own...

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Anime & Manga February 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Shimokitazawa: Tokyo Spotlight


Anime & Manga February 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Shimokitazawa: Tokyo Spotlight


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Shimokitazawa (下北沢) is a fun Tokyo neighborhood filled with cool music venues, awesome shops, and excellent restaurants. Swarms of Tokyo hipsters are a common sight in Shimokitazawa, so if you want to see what the hip kids in Tokyo are wearing or what they do on the weekend, check out Shimokita. As someone who moved...

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Shimokitazawa (下北沢) is a fun Tokyo neighborhood filled with cool music venues, awesome shops, and excellent restaurants. Swarms of Tokyo hipsters are a common sight in Shimokitazawa, so if you want to see what the hip kids in Tokyo are wearing or what they do on the weekend, check out Shimokita. As someone who moved...

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Food & Drink February 5, 2015 2:07 pm

Japanese Restaurant Basics: Cheat Sheet


Food & Drink February 5, 2015 2:07 pm

Japanese Restaurant Basics: Cheat Sheet


Japanese Restaurant Basics Cheat Sheet: With Audio A helpful guide for going out to restaurants in Japan. Play the audio at the restaurant if you have trouble pronouncing the phrases correctly. If you do not have mobile network access while in Japan, please download the PDF and MP3 files before leaving the hotel or wifi...

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Japanese Restaurant Basics Cheat Sheet: With Audio A helpful guide for going out to restaurants in Japan. Play the audio at the restaurant if you have trouble pronouncing the phrases correctly. If you do not have mobile network access while in Japan, please download the PDF and MP3 files before leaving the hotel or wifi...

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