A place that caught my eye when looking for food options in the department store by Yokosuka Chuo station. What probably caught my eye was the dish I chose the first time, the tuna and avocado rice bowl. There are several such bowls with rice and noodles and soups, and a plentiful drink selection plus some Japanese style desserts. Being in a department store, the prices are a bit above average, and it’s not a place to linger for a long time. However, it tasted fresh, the servings were just right, and the interior was nice with blue lights. Not sure about English menus, but it’s easy to go in. Just something to consider if in the area, or I think there’s a branch in Yokohama too.
A small shop a little further down the Keikyu line from Yokosuka Chuo. It was recommended to me by another teacher at school, and it did not disappoint. I’m not a ramen enthusiast, but if you love ramen I think it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. I can imagine without Japanese you might have a hard time ordering, but if you can just say ramen and you’re fine with that then go for it.
Perhaps the place that made me fall in love with burgers in Japan more than I ever did in the US (although I did have one place I frequented in Seattle, not including Red Robin, which I don’t really think of as being in the same category). There are several stores, the first one I went to being the Shinjuku branch, which left a good impression on me. Simple but warm atmosphere with an outside terrace as well. This time we went together to a branch in Shibuya- not as big, and although there were some nice seats for couples at this branch and got in quickly, not the fanciest place. Unfortunately, I think said branch shown in the pictures has closed, so the link below will be for one in Shinjuku. But whichever branch it is you can’t go wrong with the food. I can’t say it stands out in any particular way among burger shops, and compared to all the places I’ve been to now as I write this it doesn’t seem quite as special anymore, but it has all the standards (ha ha, Journal “Standards”) and does them well. Not cheap, but they usually aren’t.
If you’re in Shinjuku and craving kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi), this is probably as decent a choice as any other. It is conveyor belt sushi but it feels a little more authentic because they have the vertical wooden boards behind the counter showing the sushi names and prices in Japanese and there’s no touch screen to order from. I found myself ordering directly from the chef a fair amount, and there is an English menu if you need one. I probably wouldn’t go to Shinjuku just to eat here, but to me it tasted a bit above average.
We’ve been eating around this area quite a lot lately, and just happened to pass by one day. It’s bright and spacious with large windows, and feels just like most shops in the Omotesando area do- casual but on the nicer end. City Shop is a deli full of healthy and organic goodies, mainly fruits and vegetables, with some meat and pastas and such. You choose between a salad + 2 items from the deli, or 5 items from the deli without salad for a couple hundred yen more. I had salad topped with quinoa (not very common here), some also not very common fruits, and chicken, and some special ice tea. I believe they had fruity water for free too. Not cheap but I’d go again.